I love you Maryjane. Debate report by Martina Correani

Should cannabis be legalized in Italy? Since 2013, the Italian Parliament has been debating on whether to legalize it or not. A law has been proposed, but it has not been approved yet since our political leaders have not managed to find any common ground on the issue. However, we tried to answer this question…

What is a parent? Debate report by Mariantonietta Acocella

Should gay couples be able to adopt children? This is the topic we discussed in our class debate. The two teams of speakers tried to support their thesis by presenting research carried out by psychologists and other researchers and also by interviewing people directly. The group in favour of gay adoptions argued that according to…

Goodbye Mirafiori! by Giulia Ardito and Giulia Luciani

Modern Language courses at University La Sapienza of Rome used to be held in the historical building of Villa Mirafiori located in the city’s Nomentano district. Early this year, a transition started towards the building known as Ex-Poste in the neighbouring Tiburtino area. This renovated building bears the name for its past purpose as a…

Is texting ruining our language? Debate report by Silvia Baldassarri

It is undeniable that nowadays texting has become an essential component of our daily routine and life. This is why it was selected as a debate topic for our English Oral Class at Sapienza University. These classes are debate-based: two groups of students choose a topic and discuss a key question (in this case related…