The Aventina

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Samuel Griffin, Reporter

May 27, 2019

I exited my house and slowly began to walk down the road. As I strolled I  began to feel lighter, like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I was close and could smell the salty moist air, almost tangible. I could see th...

RISA Joins the Fight For Climate Justice

Isabella Todini, Reporter

May 7, 2019

“By choosing the path of indifference we are consciously giving up on the life, home and happiness of the future generations of this Earth.” St. Stephen’s junior Camille Wefers Bettink has been the leading force for clim...

Avengers: Endgame- An Epic Wrap up of the Avengers Movies?

Alexander Carbon, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Avengers:Endgame, the long awaited finale to the colossal Avengers Franchise is finally here. Directed by Marvel veterans Anthony and Joe Russo and featuring most characters in the marvel universe, Avengers:Endgame has quickly become the s...

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...

Tragic Ethiopian Airline Plane Crash

Raffaella Jarvis, Reporter, Club Leader

March 12, 2019

All 157 passengers aboard the Boeing 737 Max 8 flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya died this Sunday. The plane had barely reached six minutes of flight time when a witness says they saw it “drop” from the sky...

“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. ...

HummusTown’s Syrian Cuisine: “Refugees Want Parity, Not Charity”

Raffaella Jarvis, Reporter, Club Leader

January 16, 2019

Almost two years ago, Shaza Saker (third from the right in yellow) was watching the evening news when the heartbreaking stories of the Syrian refugees fleeing their homes because of the war in Syria came on the screen.  At tha...

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...

The Death of Football’s Greatest Oligarchy?

Andrews Crossley, Reporter

December 5, 2018

The most prestigious award in international football, the Ballon d’Or, is given annually to the best performer of that year. For the last decade this award has been awarded to, by considerable margins, one of today's two tit...

George Bush Sr. Dies at 94

Margot Edinger, Reporter

December 5, 2018

George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States of America, died peacefully on November 30, 2018 at the age of 94. He passed away at his home in Houston, Texas, at 10:10 pm. Bush’s death occurred after the death of h...

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