Students engage in spring fun on campus

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, Staff Writer

As we celebrate the second Easter of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gaels gathered following all New York State guidelines to commemorate the holiday. Throughout late March and early April, students were treated to some actives to ease the stress of midterms.  

Before students headed home, Iona planned to keep the student body entertained. Here are some of the highlights of these Easter activities.  


Iona’s annual Easter egg hunt was once again a success as students blissfully searched for golden eggs. Though the hunt looked a bit different, there was the same amount of energy and commitment. Only six lucky students found the coveted golden eggs, winning special prizesBoth days of the hunt were filled were fun and excitement spreading the entire campus as students searched for any clue of the eggs. The eggs contained stickers, miniature toys and candy.  


“There were eggs everywhere, especially on East Hill, said Silverberg. “We found one of the eggs in a pot on the stoop of Montgomery.” 


After the two-day search for the golden eggs, those who were on campus enjoyed typical spring activities from the comfort of their dorm rooms or common halls.  

April 2 treated the Gaels with egg decorating at LaPenta and Loftus Hall. The two-hour session produced creative master pieces. Colorful eggs decorated the campusshowcasing the imagination of Gaels. Holy Saturday was all about Easter Baskets. LaPenta was once again filled with eager students getting free tasty sweets to fill their Easter baskets.  

Coloring was another springtime activity offered to Iona students. Coloring has been scientifically proved to release stress with adult coloring books gaining some traction. Gaels had the option to stay at LaPenta or gather with fellow students. Finally, to conclude the Easter activities, residents experienced the comfort of making DIY cookies from their buildings lobby. These festive treats were well received as spring break came to a close