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Kleiners Italy: Smoking

Kleiners Italy: Smoking

March 31, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Tacked up on the courtyard walls, hanging next to the menu at the bar and of course taped above every classroom doorway are the laminated placards ubiquitous at Liceo Virgilio. VIETATO FUMARE is printed along the top of each accompanied by the universal anti-smoking symbol. A long list of penalties and...

Kleiners’ Italy: Liceo classico

Kleiners’ Italy: Liceo classico

February 3, 2015


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Every September, throughout cities and towns across Italy, students heading into their first year of Liceo classico flock to their schools to see the class listings posted on the walls. They are rushing to see the classmates with whom they will be spending all day, every day for the next five years....

Kleiners’ Italy: The Students

Kleiners’ Italy: The Students

December 16, 2014


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Part of a continuing series comparing schools from Italy and America. On the morning of December 1, in front of the amassed student body of the Liceo Virgilio, a banner was lowered out of a courtyard window. It read, "VIRGILIO OCCUPATO" and was received by raucous cheering. To an Italian reader, this mess...

Kleiners’ Italy: “Calcio” (Soccer)

November 12, 2014


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“The Mister” is six feet tall, a tad overweight, elegantly dressed, and never lets himself be seen without his aviator sunglasses. He is the proprietor of a local bar as well as the head coach of the APDO ‘98 football team. While he takes the club enormously seriously, he is rarely less than a...

Kleiners’ Italy: The School Building

Kleiners’ Italy: The School Building

October 22, 2014


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This is the first article in a series of differences between schools in Italy and in America. The Building In many ways Liceo Virgilio's facade is very similar to those of the surrounding buildings on the Via Giulia. In fact, its stuccoed brown exterior fits nicely on the old Renaissance street. One ...

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