The Aventina

Life in Quarantine

The BookWorm, Journalist/Cartoonist

March 15, 2020

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COVID-19 : The Who, What, Where, What, How, Why

Fatou K. Njie

March 15, 2020

On the 11th of March 2020 the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom made a speech stating that the “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the...

Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard : Book Review

The Bookworm, Journalist

March 15, 2020

Have you finished the Hunger Games or Divergent and are looking for something similar but different? Something to read while traveling or when you don’t know what to read? Say hello to Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard! Red Queen ...

This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell Book Review

The Bookworm, Journalist

March 15, 2020

This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell is a novel that explores the complexity of the implications we attach to words and conversations, silence and misunderstandings that eventually become more tangible than truth. The n...

Disappointment in The End: Why there is no perfect book ending

March 12, 2020

You picked it up. "Why?" you ask yourself now knowing what you did not know before but know now. But you picked it up anyway. Maybe it was the cover even though you are told that a book's cover does not matter. It was the cov...

Cayuco: A Tradition Turned Sport

Simon Morales, Journalist

January 24, 2020

For many centuries the indigenous tribes of Panama, who were settled on the banks of rivers and on ocean coasts, have used cayucos as their main means of transportation. These canoes were over 20 feet long and could transport ...

Panama Papers: How the Worlds Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money

Simon Morales, Journalist

January 24, 2020

On the morning of April 3, 2016, Mossack Fonseca went from being an unknown law firm in Panama city to the firm responsible for the largest financial scandal of the decade. 11.5 million files were leaked by the German newspaper ...

The Ultimate Choice of Footwear: Parody

Giovanni Brandizzi, Reporter

October 22, 2019

Have you ever woken up one morning and wondered if a better option than regular shoes existed? Regardless of your answer to that question, my job here is to expose you to something revolutionary, something that is the result of...

REVEALED: New Miami Grand Prix Circuit Layout – 2021 Race Proposed around Miami Dolphins’ Stadium

October 22, 2019

Formula One has revived attempts to stage a grand prix in Miami with a race around the Hard Rock Stadium after revealing a circuit layout ahead of a potential 2021 debut. Local opposition and issues relating to permits for land us...

Clashes in Catalonia

Samuel Griffin

October 19, 2019

Huge protests full of fire and violence broke out in Barcelona this past Friday. Half a million pro-independence protesters gathered against the Spanish government. The protests were in response to when nine Catalan politicans we...

The Son of ‘El Chapo’

Samuel Griffin

October 19, 2019

This past week Mexico City witnessed a shootout between Mexican military forces and Sinaloan cartel members in an attempt to capture the son of the infamous drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The Sinolaon cartel still, to t...

The NBA’s Fallout with China

Samuel Griffin

October 19, 2019

This past week, the Chinese government requested the N.B.A. (National Basketball Association)  fire a team executive for the Houston Rockets for posting on social media in support of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.  T...

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