The History of the European Union

The History of the European Union by: Carly Ristuccia Professor Marco Spiezia March 6, 2017       Introduction What is the point of studying the European Union? At home in Boston, Massachusetts, I woke up early one morning and switched on the news. On most every station, news casters were quoting “Brexit”: Britain’s exit…

All over

Heading to Sorrento, Italy alone to live there from January to May, had me in a mass of emotions. However, the overarching emotion for me had always been excitement. Swiss Alps Now it is April 18th, of 2017, I am more than halfway done with my time in Italy and I can still say with…

Perspective

  Perspective             Umberto D. is a bittersweet movie about an elderly man struggling to pay his rent, food, and life expenses. The film was directed by Vittorio De Sica in 1952. It follows the pattern of many films of that era classified as nonrealistic productions. Unlike earlier movies of the Neorealistic genre, in 1952…

The very end

The very end Roma Città Aperta is an Italian drama film directed by the recognized Roberto Rosselini. The film was released in 1945 just after the long and devastating World War II had come to an end. However, the movie is set during the war and during the invasion of Nazi’s in Rome, Italy. Upon…

The Wind

I lay awake in bed that night. I hear the wind howling at my door. Although the night is cold, the thoughts in my head keep my warm. I can almost hear the church bells ring and can almost taste the sweet wine. Before I knew it, I would be indulging in this new and beautiful…

Everything

There is something about an acoustic song. There is something about the pure sound that makes it sincere and expressive. Sitting on the couch, my father and I are on the edge of our seats letting the words and vibrations run through our ears, our mind, and our soul. The record player spins as fast…

Appreciation

“Someday, I’ll take you to Italy, to Rome, Venice, and Sicily; but right now, your too young to appreciate it”, my father would reassure the little starry eyed 10 year old girl looking up at him. As an empowered young child, I didn’t like the thought of being told I wasn’t able to do something….

Photographing for The Clock

The following photographs were taken by myself and published in The Clock, student newspaper of Plymouth State University. Working for The Clock, each week I was given a topic that someone on the team was writing about. Then as a photographer, I set out on a hunt to capture a photo that matches the idea or theme of the…

Can art really change the world?

When most people think of world change they associate the government, health discoveries, updated technology, scientific breakthroughs, but what about art? What about music and creativity? In the moment, we may hear a new song on the radio and think, “Oh, great another love song”. Or we may go to a museum and think, “A…

Make your own modern art at home!

Strolling through the wonders of the Boston museum of fine arts today, I realized that art is out there to really be able to catch our attentions, hold our interests, and maybe even bring us some peace of mind or understanding. Knowing this, I also have come to the realization that everyone experiences this differently. We all have…

I look to the sky-an original poem

I look to the sky as the wind blows, the trees shiver, and the sun glows, The earth is moving and I am still, seconds pass, and it is time I kill, By the river, the water flows   We are living, wherever we may go, whether mountains high, or waters low, Whether we may…

Are you who you once were?

I look back on old videos, pictures, and recordings of myself and really begin to envy my old self. I realize there was a time when I was completely who I wanted to be, and I look back on that girl and I love her, and I want to hug her, and I don’t know…