Rome, Thoughts

Human Nature, Mother Nature

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Italy's Umbria region on Wednesday, killing almost 300 people. Tremors awoke people as far as Rome and aftershocks were felt for hours following the quake. The quake may have cost the country billions in damage, as it devastated several towns and shattered thousands of lives. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised to rebuild… Continue reading Human Nature, Mother Nature

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Mini Escapades

My 24 Hour Visit to Massachusetts

I’m not one to make spontaneous plans. This is mostly because I prefer to have things planned out and my schedule is forever jam-packed. However, this is not a normal summer for me. So, when a spontaneous opportunity arose two weeks ago, I took it. My sorority sister, Sarah, had an extra concert ticket for… Continue reading My 24 Hour Visit to Massachusetts

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Rome Day 17 Continued: Our Last Supper

The last supper arrived and it only took me a short wait at the bus stop to start crying. That’s beside the point, though. We arrived at Etabli, a beautiful Italian restaurant up the street from Piazza Navona. Everyone got dressed up and looked super handsome, and I could tell we were all super invested… Continue reading Rome Day 17 Continued: Our Last Supper

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Rome Day 17 Continued: Our Last Afternoon

Our final class commenced and it was time to explore the streets of Rome one final time as a group. We rescheduled our Pantheon visit to Wednesday afternoon, so that was the first thing on our list. Professor Hillebrand wanted to capture us seeing the inside of this Pagan church in all its glory for… Continue reading Rome Day 17 Continued: Our Last Afternoon

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Rome Day 17: The Final Presentation

Wednesday was the day I had been dreading for a while: the last day of our SCO in Rome trip. I was overwhelmed with sadness when I woke up, but I knew our adventures were not yet finished. The last day of class consisted of the Hofstra Romans presenting our work to our clients, Shoot4Change.… Continue reading Rome Day 17: The Final Presentation