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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Being Roaman

By Cassidy Slockett John Cabot University graduates often go on to become journalists, entrepreneurs, and tech experts - but 2013 communications and political science graduate Riccardo Vitalone, 28, is becoming well-known for his work in a more unconventional eld: folk music. After graduation, Vitalone found himself stuck in a typical 9-5 desk job. He became …

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Joey Reviews: La La Land

By Joey Armenio In a world where musicals for the past decade have been pretty lame, it’s easy to think fairly poor of the genre. When you people hear cinematic musicals, you’re gonna think of something along the lines of ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Mamma Mia’, or ‘Les Miserables’. Movies that, if you’re not really into …

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Speak Up for Your Dreams

By Cassidy Slockett “If we can make just $1, we can make $1,000,000,” Charles Tabansi told his business partner and friend Marco Pecchio, as they struggled to turn a haphazard bet into a full time business. Dreamers Communications is a startup that Tabansi founded in Rome with the help of his friend Marco, a Communications …

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John Cabot: incredibly safe campus or largely quiet community?

By Selena Handler “Run!” Molly Dickman yelled to her three friends as the piazza opened up in front of them. Uninhibited by untied laces and crooked cobblestones, the four young women began to pick up the pace as eight men chased them and yelled out Italian phrases they could not understand. Luckily, Dickman and her …

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John Cabot’s Alliance Is Back

By LUDOVICA PIZZICHELLI This semester, after John Cabot University’s LGBTQ Alliance lay dormant as a result of its entire board graduating, it was revived by freshman Katie Kehoe. Kehoe has always felt like an ally to the community and began in middle school to challenge the negative stereotypes formed in schools against LGBTQ people. When …

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MUN Society Goes to Seoul

A group of 11 John Cabot Universitu (JCU) students traveled to Seoul, South Korea on March 13 to participate in Harvard University’s World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) conference. At WorldMUN, the JCU students represented the country of Ghana in a variety of committees, including Legal; International Monetary Fund; Social, Cultural and Humanitarian. WorldMUN welcomes around …

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The International Relations Society Goes to Holland

By EKATERINA SOUBEVA The International Relations Society, accompanied by Prof. Pamela Harris, embarked on their first study trip to The Hague, Holland, where they had the privilege of visiting the International Court of Justice, the Dutch Parliament, as well as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. On Thursday, January 29th, Genoveva Madurga welcomed …

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Tunisia, the Arab Spring and Terrorism

By MARTINA LIBURDI & KRISTEN YOUNG Liburdi and Young are interns for the Guarini Institute On March 16, just two days before the murderous terrorist attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs welcomed three distinguished experts to host a panel, “Tunisia: An Exception to the Arab Spring?” The event …

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Reflecting on the Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Est-ce que #JeSuisCharlie?

By FEDERICA BRIZZI Free speech is one of the foundational concepts of modern societies. The constitutions of countries like Italy, the United Sates or the United Kingdom, for example, hail free speech as one of the cardinal values upon which the whole society must be built upon. The need for an unfettered expression of ideas, …

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Universities Fighting World Hunger Is Back

By ASIA COLOMBO Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) was dormant for a year, and now for Spring 2015 re-established by degree seekers President Asia Colombo, Vice President Emma Scruggs, and Events Coordinators Clarissa Cecchi and Flavijian Gerasimov. UFWH is part of an international initiative started in 2004 as partnership between United Nations World Food Programme …

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On the Frontline: First World War Trip with Professor Vanda Wilcox

By HANNAH GARZA & MATT DE BARI In honour of the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, Professor Vanda Wilcox and John Cabot University’s Department of History and Humanities offered a course on the history of the Great War. In order to develop a better appreciation for the Italian involvement in the …

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Speak-Up: JCU’s Newest Club

By VIKAS SHARMA As 2015 gets underway, there is a lot of excitement in the air amidst the freezing winds. This semester, the public speaking club Speak-Up will be drafting their constitution to establish themselves as an independent student-run club. Speak-Up was founded last fall by President Charles Tabansi and Vice-President Marco Pecchio in order …

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Why We Should Care About Taxes … And Journalism

By FRANCESCA MIRABILE When Jesse Drucker, an international investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, encouraged his former Wall Street Journal (WSJ) colleagues to revolt against Rupert Murdoch’s empire, he already knew journalism had to be used as a weapon for good. “Journalism can fix things that seem wrong,” Drucker says. “It’s a tool to correct world …

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Overcoming an Eating Disorder and Thriving in College

By AXEL KEICHER In recent years, the number of people suffering from eating disorders has been on the rise in the western world. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. A study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discovered that 90 percent of the …

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Student Profile: Meet Lynette Quezada

In one year, Lynette Quezada, John Cabot University’s new student government president, has globetrotted from her hometown of Miami, to Rome, to South Korea. It is fitting that Quezada, with her passion for international travel and giving back to the community, was elected as JCU’s Student Government President last spring. Quezada has been a staple …

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