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The Iona Community remembers the tragedy and bravery showcased within the photo gallery.

Iona College hosts impactful photo gallery in honor of 9/11’s 20th anniversary

Emily Varker, Copy Editor September 23, 2021

On the weekend of Sept.10-12, the Ryan Library rotunda was transformed into an intimate art gallery with photos of the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the...

‘Lucifer’ Season 6 brings close to Netflix series

‘Lucifer’ Season 6 brings close to Netflix series

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

         After escaping cancellation, audiences can finally say goodbye to that dastardly charming man with the horns. “Lucifer” returns for its sixth and final season on Netflix this month,...

John Mulaney returns to fans and the stage and shares his personal journey.

‘John Mulaney: From Scratch’ brings back live comedy performances

Alexis Sinistovic, Contributing Writer September 23, 2021

Fans waited a long 18 months since the start of the pandemic for the ability to experience their favorite artists, performers and comedians back on a real stage. For the devoted fans of the stand-up...

Christina Laurens novel engagely depicts the strange world of online dating.

Book Recs: ‘The Soulmate Equation’ depicts relatable world of online dating

Gianna Cocovinis, Contributing Writer September 23, 2021

It seems like every day we’re getting a new dating app promising that a real, genuine love connection is only a swipe away. Or, in the case of “The Soulmate Equation” by Christina Lauren, only...

Kanye Wests Donda finally releases despite troubled development.

“Donda”: One of Kanye West’s Most Creative Albums Despite Troubled Production History

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

After 401 days and three listening parties, Kanye West released his highly anticipated 10th studio album, “Donda.” The album, named after his late mother Donda West, was initially scheduled to release...

Such a Fun Age Explores a variety complex issues including Race and Privilege

Book Recs: “Such a Fun Age” Uniquely Examines Turbulence of Modern Racism

Gianna Cocovinis, Contributing Writer September 9, 2021

An insightful and brutally honest coming-of-age story from an exhilarating new voice, “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid grapples with powerful issues of race and privilege in a modern setting. Set around...

Simu Liu stars as Marvels first Asian led role.

“Shang-Chi” is Excellent Origin Story for New Marvel Hero That Strongly Represents Asian Culture

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 9, 2021

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is not only the first Marvel film introducing a brand-new character after “Endgame” (2019), but also the first Asian-led superhero film in the MCU....

Marvels What If takes the MCU in fresh new direction.

“What If…?” creatively spins stories of MCU in animated setting

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 9, 2021

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe having firmly established a wide array of superheroes and storylines for over a decade, Marvel’s “What If...?” aims to take what audiences know about these characters and...

Mitchells vs. the Machines infectious energy and emotion makes it one of the most memorbale modern animated films.

Netflix’s ‘Mitchells vs. the Machines’ is energetic, emotional adventure from makers of ‘Spider-verse’

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 6, 2021

When Sony Pictures Animation released “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse” in 2018, the studio showcased its talent, and the film was a breath of fresh air for animated films which can at times feel...

‘Shadow and Bone’ is strong adaptation of fantasy novel series

‘Shadow and Bone’ is strong adaptation of fantasy novel series

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

If you're looking for the newest fantasy series to watch, look no further. Netflix definitely has your back with “Shadow and Bone,” a new show with eight episodes filled with tons of action,...

Mortal Kombat has some enjoyable moments for fans but is far from a quality film.

‘Mortal Kombat’ violently continues trend of questionable film adaptations of video games

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 6, 2021

Film adaptations of video game franchises have notoriously been subpar at best, and obscenely awful at worst. Mortal Kombat is a series that has experienced widely varying levels of quality with its...

ICDE Spring 2021 In-Person Dancers posing with Dr. Park and Ms. Harvie.

Iona College’s spring 2021 production explores social issues through vibrant performances

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 22, 2021

The Iona College Dance Ensemble’s spring 2021 production, “Social Justice in Motion,” premiered virtually on April 14 and featured a variety of performances that emphasized and advocated for change...

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