Our Team

We are a group of volunteers, passionate about writing on issues that matter. Our international team includes students across majors, interests and disciplines involved on a semesterly and yearly basis during our studies at JCU.  

Our structure is made up of the board, which includes the president, vice president, editor in chief, head of editors, webmaster, vice webmaster, and treasurer. Our members include staff writers, copy editors, layout designers, and special contributors.

Our team is advised and supervised by a JCU professor.

Meet the Board

Giulia Leo


English Literature and Communications Major, Senior

Bari, Italy

“I have a huge Harry Styles poster in my living room.”


Julissa Castro-Ruiz

Head of Editors

Political Science Major, Senior

El Progreso, Honduras

“Mission in life, become a polyglot.”


Arianna Zomparelli


International Affairs Major, Junior

Rome, Italy

“If you ever see me listening to “Cellophane” on repeat, please mind your business.”


Sara Segat

Social Media Manager

Communications Major, Junior

Turin, Italy

“I’m probably shorter than what I look like.”


Ilenia Reale

Editor in Chief

Communications Major, Senior

Rome, Italy

“I’m obsessed with ‘Hamilton the Musical’ but I’ve never seen it.”


Matilde Pozzato

Vice President

International Affairs Major, Senior

Aosta, Italy

“Ain’t no mountain high enough.”


Victoria Vega


International Affairs Major, Sophomore

Miami, Florida

“Isn’t it wonderful.”


Vittoria Ferri

Layout Designer

Communications Major, Junior

Parma, Italy

“50% hardworking 50% clumsy”


Nicole Di Maria


International Affairs Major, Sophomore

Mazara Del Vallo, Sicily, Italy

“I’m a hopeless romantic and I love writing poems about whatever comes to my mind.”


Copy Editors & Staff Writers

Marouso Pappas

Copy Editor

Communications Major, Sophomore

Athens, Greece

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”


Alice Finno

Staff Writer

Communications Major, Junior

Rome, Italy

“I’m in love with Van Gogh’s paintings”


Neddie Clews

Staff Writer

Communications Major, Sophomore

Portland, Maine, USA

“I always am trying new things, whether it’s a new activity a new food or moving to a new country!”


Ella Stillion Southard

Staff Writer

Humanistic Studies Major, Sophomore

Athens, Georgia, US

“I intend to make my own way in the world”


Annalucia Scotto di Clemente

Staff Writer

Communications Major, Sophomore

Ischia, Italy

“Be the light of yourself.”


Kristin Fiorvanti

Staff Writer

Communications Major, Junior

Virginia, US

“M’illumino d’immenso” – Giuseppe Ungaretti


Amber Alexander

Copy Editor

English Literature major, Junior

Sutter, California

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”


Jacopo Menichincheri

Copy Editor

Economics and Finance Major, Junior

Rome, Italy

“An interesting conversation is always welcome”


Micol Silvera

Staff Writer

English Literature Major, Junior

Rome, Italy

”Trying to be one of those songs which start slowly and then get faster all of a sudden.”


Our Advisor

Professor Elizabeth Macias-Gutiérrez

Newspaper Supervisor and Editor

Department of Communications

Torreón, Mexico



Visit our contact page for updates on the roles you can apply for.

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