Mama Pasta: Where Tradition is Shaken Up with Innovation

Despite it serves only Italian pasta dishes and looks like a tourist trap, Mama Pasta is actually a fresh, innovative and inexpensive little restaurant located inside the small alleys of Trastevere. The peculiar characteristic of this all-about-pasta restaurant is that the customers are able to see the preparation of their customized pasta dishes, which are …

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Expedition 196: A Declaration for World Peace

By Cassidy Slockett Have you ever dreamed of traveling the whole world? It is something many people aspire to do, but it is also something that can be difficult, if not impossible to do. Traveling the world takes bravery, resourcefulness, good health, openness to other cultures, and a decent chunk of time and money.  Cassie …

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Graduation: What Now?

By Maria del Pilar Murguia Graduating student leaders at last year’s President’s Gala. From left: Cristian Tracci, Sara Traylor, Davide Orsitto, Giorgia Maia, Enrica Pacitto, Giulia Primo, Aleks Vereschak, Giuseppe Spatafora and Enrica Barberis.    What are we leaving behind? Did we take enough time to think about our legacy? What is going to happen …

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Ask Ms. Cabot

Dear Ms. Cabot, It’s midterms week, I am overwhelmed with papers and tests. What are some good ways to relax, take care of myself, unwind, and rest? Sincerely, Overwhelmed-college-student Dear Overwhelmed-college-student, Between midterms, papers, and extra-curricular activities, I feel like my cortisol levels are through the roof! Two things to help you stay balanced during …

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Finding Home in Rome

BY STEPHANIE QADIR The “study abroad experience” is one that more and more students are taking advantage of each year. The experience itself boasts impressive bene ts, including global internships, meeting international friends, and increased job opportunities. The event is an eye-opening and exciting experience. However, many students who go abroad nd the aspect of immersing …

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Theatre Society Presents “A Night of Shel Silverstein”

By Cassidy Slockett   JCU Theatre Society has been working hard to prepare for their next performance, “A Night of Shel Silverstein”. The show is a combination of comedies “Shel’s Shorts” mixed with “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein”, which are made up entirely of ten minute scenes and sketches.   Unlike most university plays, …

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What You Can Learn From Volunteering Abroad

BY ADRIANA DE NOBLE Complacency is blissful ignorance. Feeling comfortable while the world continues around you, is a blessing to many people: being complacent means that you can afford it. Unfortunately, even though complacency is too expensive for many people, that does not mean you have a civic duty to do anything about it. I learned …

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Students Fight Accidental Plagiarism

BY ALICE BIDETTI A former visiting student at JCU (who wishes to remain anonymous and will be called Tom for the sake of comprehension) returned home, after doing good for an entire course, only to nd out he had failed the course due to plagiarism. When he asked about the grade, Tom was told that …

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