The Aventina

Schools: British vs International Systems

Alexander Carbon

June 8, 2019

This is an opinion, and based purely on experience with the British and International school systems. Education is undoubtedly superior today compared to the past 100 years, simply because great incentive for our developm...

Loss of trust in political institutions fuels populist movement

Aaron Seibert, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Germany’s institutions have taken a fall into far-right nationalism and populism. Extremist parties are threatening political institutions in Germany and rapidly destabilizing them by breaking the sacred bond of trust betwee...

“La bellezza della verità”: Lisetta Carmi exhibition

Sophia Bare, Reporter

February 11, 2019

From October 20th to the 3rd of March, the Museo di Roma in Trastevere will be displaying the works of Lisetta Carmi, an internationally celebrated and renowned Italian photographer. The exhibition is titled “La belleza della verità...

Flat Earthers: Dumb or Dumber?

Giovanni Brandizzi

January 23, 2019

How could people in the 21st century possibly think that the Earth is flat? We clearly have satellite images, and a flat Earth would contradict all of modern physics. A "Flat Earther"'s main argument usually states that the Earth i...

Space Exploration: Our Only Hope

Giovanni Brandizzi

January 23, 2019

Humans have been able to differentiate themselves from other species by using an unconventional weapon: the brain. This has had a huge impact in nature where the most common demonstration of power has always been pure strength. ...

Bumblebee: a Favorite yet a Least Favorite

Alexander Carbon

January 14, 2019

The long-awaited sixth Transformers installment, directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee acts as a prequel to the original transformers, and with the plot to match. The film opens like most Transfor...

PewDiePie vs T-Series: A Battle for the Ages

Alexander Carbon

December 2, 2018

We all know about the raging battle going on between Youtube's number one subscribed content creator and the fast growing Indian channel, T-series. This conflict was first realized by Felix Kjellberg (AKA Pewdiepie) on August 29, 2...

Gay Parenting Talk with Counselor Phil

Sophia Bare, Reporter

November 27, 2018

Two weeks ago on Wednesday the 14th of November, Phil (head of the counselling department at St. Stephen’s) hosted a talk about being a gay parent. This talk was hosted with the joint efforts of the Embrace and Women’s cl...

Western Sicily, a place worth exploring

Bojan Zeric, Reporter

November 5, 2018

Detached, and yet connected. Equal, and yet so different. Close, and yet so far. No, three days were not enough for me to unveil and fully comprehend the complexities and the potential the Sicilian ground has to offer. Too ...

Caprese Michelangelo

Fatou Kambull Njie, Reporter

October 19, 2018

We were detached from the constant race against time, living not just existing. A wave of calm had descended upon the group as the bus pulled us closer to our clockwork lives. I sat, a book in my hands, eyes watching as my surro...

Water Crisis


October 18, 2018

Imagine having to walk miles and miles in the scorching heat just to get water that is probably not even safe to drink. The majority of us are lucky enough to not have to do this, but 748 million people do not have access to an...

Umbertide: an Unforgettable Experience

Raffaella Jarvis, Reporter

October 16, 2018

Last week I went to an agriturismo in a small town in Umbria called Umbertide. I went with a great group of people, most of which were my friends and others I never really spoke to that much. On the fourhour bus ride, we kept ourse...

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