Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cruise Ship Captain Won't Go Back Onboard

So everybody is up in arms in Italy right now because of this recorded conversation between captain of the sunken cruise liner, Francesco Schettino, and the coast guard captain, Gregorio De Falco. It's in Italian, so I hope you've been practicing!

...for those who haven't, basically the coast guard is telling the captain, who jumped ship, leaving everyone else to fend for themselves with no official guidance, to go back aboard the ship and take count of how many people are there and report on the situation. The captain, however, refuses. From the sound of this clip, he is basically peeing his pants, especially when the coast guard tells him that one passenger has already died. So he not only bailed out first, but refused to go back and help anyone. Hmm.

This guy must be going to jail for life, right? Mm nope. House arrest.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Students in Rome is Back!

So I have been MIA for a while now, busy with lots of stuff that made it easy to neglect the site and blog. In the meantime, expired and was apparently bought by, who is now re-selling it at $280. To them, I'd like to dedicate a big vaffanculo.

However, I have re-done the site on google sites (in the interest of time, ease and money). It would be cooler to have our own unique domain name, but the site is as good as ever. Now there is a place to comment on the articles and has a flashier new look (along with the blog). I will try to post on the blog when I can, as even though I moved back to the states, I am constantly reflecting on how life was in Italy.

Hopefully you find it helpful and let any friends who are thinking about studying in Rome know!