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Derek Caiazzo 2021

For thousands of years humankind has been fighting each other over race, rights, equality, and territory. Humans have been fighting against each other, instead of working together and fighting problems together. An example of this was the Christopher Columbus which recently had been torn down due to political views. Just like everything else in the…

April 12, 2021
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Marco Hague 2021

Why We Need “La Piazza di Luigi Russolo” Luigi Russolo, born in 1885 in Portogruaro, Italy, was a Futurist painter and musical innovator known for his integration of industrial noises as music. He is considered to be one of the first noise musicians ever and his work has influenced artists many years since his passing….

April 12, 2021
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Ashley R. Keister 2021

The removal of the Christopher Columbus statue sparks a new conversation about apotential replacement. As a future art student, I believe that art is one of the most influential partsof a culture, and the renaissance perfectly supports that. During the renaissance there were manygreat artists, inventors, philosophers, and so many more talented scholars, but one…

April 12, 2021
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Mia Lenzenweger 2021

Exploration can expand the human experience, but some are exploited in the process. However, a Jewish-Italian scientific explorer, Rita Levi-Montalcini made a discovery that positively impacted humans while also overcoming many obstacles throughout her life. I feel that she is a strong example of innovation, exploration, and resilience making her a wonderful representation of Italian…

April 12, 2021
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January 2021

Well, we are certainly hoping and praying for a safe and Happy New Year. The Foundation is excited about its continued growth and our mission driven work to support the education of our Italian American community. We appreciate the consistent and generous support of the Little Italy Lodge members over the past 3 years of…

January 1, 2021
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December 2020

This has certainly been a year to remember or maybe better yet a year to forget. I’d like to quote the Italian saying “Arenda Tutti Bene”-soon all will be well. Your 2020 Little Italy Lodge Scholarship Foundation is proud to report that we awarded 4 Scholarships to 4 incredible young women totally $24,000.00. We published…

December 1, 2020
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September 2020

Introduction This is the third year of my term as the President of the Little Italy Lodge Scholarship Foundation. We have put together a very strong 10 member At Large Committee (ALC) (90% of whom are Lodge members). The ALC’s main job is to handle all operational aspects of the Scholarship process from revising and…

September 1, 2020
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Maddi McLean

My Italian heritage has always been a great source of pride for my entire family. During my freshman year of high school, my family traveled across Italy learning the history behind some of the world’s most famous sites. This trip allowed me to connect with my Italian roots by creating memories that will last forever….

July 1, 2020
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Isabella D. Keh

Sometimes in life’s journey, roadblocks can make us feel defeated and want to give up. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t working to become a professional dancer, and have faced many ups and downs along the way. I almost gave up until I was introduced to Misty Copeland. She is someone I look…

July 1, 2020
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Mia Lenzenweger

There are many Italian figures that are admirable and inspirational. Many of them have shown perseverance and strength in the face of adversity. A famous Italian painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, is the epitome of determination. She overcame trauma, sexism, and everyday struggles to become a notable artist. Artemisia turned these ugly experiences into amazing pieces of…

July 1, 2020
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