A Doubly Amended Walk Home

By BRODY LEONARD I never ask for travel advice but in the weeks before I traveled to Rome, it was passed on to me without prompting. For example, I was warned about certain pickpockets who first threw an infant at you, and then proceeded to rob you while your arms were baby-laden; so I trained …

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Study Abroads Attract the Wrong Attention

By KENNA LEWIS One recent evening, Andrea Young, a study abroad student from California, was walking down a cobblestoned street in Trastevere  when a pair of strangers approached her and a friend. “Americane?,” one of the unfamiliar men shouted at them, blocking the sidewalk. “Molto belle!” The stranger gestured to his apartment around the corner. …

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Another Edition of the Rome Film Festival Comes to a Close

By FRANCESCA MIRABILE From October 16 to October 25, Rome hosted one of the most awaited for and important events of the year – the International Film Festival. Unlike the previous nine editions, this year the winner was chosen directly by the public. For the first time ever during a film festival, audiences were able …

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JCU’s Meditation Garden: A Space for Everyone

By GRETA RAULEAC John Cabot University (JCU) students consider the Meditation Garden a positive space that responds to needs of people of all ages and types. Students support tolerance and integration and do not think religion should be left outside a secular university. “We are not at university only to study, but we are also …

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Jane Goodall and Boy Olmi at JCU

By ASIA COLOMBO Famed primatologist Jane Goodall and Boy Olmi, Argentinean director, were welcomed at John Cabot University (JCU) on October 14 for a private viewing of Olmi’s new documentary, Jane & Payne. The documentary explores the two researchers in their everyday studies together as they exchange stories about their lives. Dr. Roger Payne tells …

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Following a Series of Lectures, Digital Privacy Icon Simon Davies, Now a Visiting Professor at JCU

By ASIA COLOMBO The improvements made by technology in the last decade have changed how society works. Let’s just consider that college students in the past could not have found a textbook on an online database. Governments can track criminals using GPS and keep a working database of citizens’ private data. Does the widespread use …

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Communication Students Photographing a Gelato World Tour

By SOFIA MARTUSCELLI Two weeks ago, I had one of the most exciting experiences of my life: being a production assistant for a documentary around Italy. My adventure begins at Bologna Centrale, where I found Geraldine Ghelli’s reassuring and happy face welcoming me with Seth Chandler, the owner of DCADCPR, and Daniel Lawrence, his video …

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Going Global: My Summer at London’s King’s College

By FEDERICA BRIZZI From the very early stages of our academic career, we, John Cabot University students, are encouraged to live the fullest international experience that our institution offers. One of the most popular ways to do so is by spending a semester abroad. This year, I decided to live my international experience at King’s …

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A Unique Back to School Kick-Off for John Cabot

By GIACOMO SPROCCATI For most students, the end of August means that summer vacation is coming to a close. Parking spots are harder to find, new faces fill the quiet streets of Trastevere and there is the anxiety that a new semester is about to start. John Cabot University (JCU) has its own strategy to …

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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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Witnessing Slavery in the 21st Century

By: LINDSEY UNGER     Four hours North of Thirvanthapuram, India, sits the city of Kollam. Malayalam swirls advertising a concrete company are spray painted everywhere. On the concrete canvases, sickle and hammer drip in red endorsing the relative prosperity Communism has brought to this part of India. Emaciated cows lick at the painted wall and …

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HASHTAG DONATE: #icebucketchallenge

By VALERIA MUZZIN Everyone is doing it: the #icebucketchallenge is on every social network right now. From Cara Delevigne to Donatella Versace, from Rihanna to Robert Downey Jr., hundreds of public figures from every industry have had a bucket of ice-cold water poured over their heads in the name of charity. Plenty of people have …

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Guarini Institute Lecture on Women in Power in New Democracies

The Guarini Institute presented "Women in Power in New Democracies” in the Aula Magna Regina earlier this month.The guest panelists included Tetiana Izhevska, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Holy See, Khétévane Bagration de Moukhrani, Ambassador of Georgia to the Holy See, Stela Stîngaci , Ambassador of Moldova to Italy and Bukurije Gjonbalaj, Ambassador of Kosovo …

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Grassroots, John Cabot’s New Environmental Club

Grassroots. The name itself reflects both our connection to the Earth as well as our ground-up approach to tackling environmental issues. As John Cabot University’s new and growing environmental club, we strongly believe that environmental protection and sustainable practices are key to ensuring the economic, social and spiritual well-being of humankind. Furthermore, we sustain that …

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