Meet Deanna

BY ENRICA BARBERIS   Have you ever felt like you needed someone to talk to? Maybe you needed a little guidance in a moment of struggle but didn’t want to talk to a counselor. Or have you had health problems and had to talk to a doctor, but had no idea how to in Italy? …

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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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Shattering Stigmas: Glass People

By Enrica Barberis Alex feels nervous while walking to school on Monday morning but she doesn’t know why. She talks to her friends about it over a study break and they try to reassure her: “It’s probably just stress.” When she goes home that night she struggles to fall asleep because she keeps going over …

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VEGAN in Rome

BY FRANCESCA DE SMET Roman gladiators: healthy, muscular, and powerful men. One would think they were fuelled by piles of protein-rich meat, but the opposite is true. They owed their bodybuilding physique to a traditional plant-based diet consisting of ancient grains, beans and drinks made from plant ashes. Dishes like spaghetti alla carbonara or all’amatriciana …

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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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Far From Equal

By Federica Bocco John Cabot’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted a discussion about the gender gap in the workplace on February 24 in collaboration with the Business Club and Student Government. Kiriko Mechanicus, President of John Cabot University’s WLI, opened the discussion “Far From Equal” and talked about how important it is to de ne …

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Women’s March Reaches Rome

BY AUDREY SINCLAIR On Saturday, Jan. 21, hundreds arrived at Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon for a “sister march” of the Women’s March on Washington. A crowd diverse in age, race, and gender came for a peaceful gathering with concerns about the current state of American affairs. As various speakers passed around …

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Cat Calling in Rome

BY MAGGIE VLAJ For those of us women studying abroad at JCU, an increase in catcalls isn’t particularly uncommon in our first months at school, especially if we’re studying abroad from places that are more liberal with gender roles. While we cannot immediately change cultures of misogyny, there are ways to avoid it, deal with …

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MUN Succeeds Again

BY OLEKSANDRA VERESCHAK The Seventh edition of the JCU Model United Nations Conference from January 26th through 28th 2017, brought 102 students together. Pupils from the United States, Italy, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Germany, India, Turkey, Israel, China, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Latvia, Pakistan, Mozambique, Slovakia, and Hungary came to JCU to debate on …

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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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Brain Drain: Italian in NYC

BY CRISTINA DI LEVA NEW YORK – Giuseppe Carlucci, 34-year-old promising Italian medical researcher, was recently appointed as assistant professor at the NYU Langone Medical Center, one of the most prominent US medical centers for patient care, education and research. Carlucci, like many Italian millennials, moved abroad where, thanks to his efforts and meritocracy, passed …

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Marketing for Real

BY SHERYL RAGNETTI The Marketing Club, like many other clubs at John Cabot, was formed by a group of students who felt that it was necessary for the university to offer free professional marketing consultancy. The students felt that studying the specific and theories of this major was simply not enough to succeed as a …

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Clubs Spotlight: STAND

Being a part of an international community also means being aware and helping those less fortunate from us. An excellent example of this is JCU’s STAND Club. The club volunteers and works tirelessly to improve the lives of refugees coming to Rome from Syria and other countries. “Our JCU students’ mission is to provide the …

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HIROKO SASAKI : The Art of Japanese Cuisine

BY POLINA KUZNETSOVA At Rokko, a Japanese restaurant in the heart of Rome, the little glass doors open to unveil a cozy room. There are colorful cat figures beside the steps, which welcome everyone who enters here. On the left is sushi bar, where chef Takehisa works on his fish masterpieces. Finally, a female figure …

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