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Why it is important to get involved on campus

Simone Guidry, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Starting college can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. You often have so many expectations and goals and are likely unsure where to start. A great way to get started is to get involved! Involvement can help you discover friends, passions and maybe even a major. Iona has many organizations that...

The most anticipated movies of the upcoming year

Alyssa Garcia, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Frozen 2 (November 22) This is a movie we can’t just let go! The release of “Frozen” in 2013 launched a franchise that has taken the world by storm. The story of ‘Frozen 2’ seems to continue with Elsa and Anna choosing to take on the world together in a potentially dangerous adventu...

“The Challenge” pits the USA against UK rivals

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2019

This summer, American pop culture experienced a British invasion. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocketman” and Prince Archie dominated the cultural conversation. As “The Challenge” returns for season 34, the reality juggernaut aims to prove that the United States can still hold its own against the...

Lana Del Rey mixes strong instrumentals, sad lyrics in “Norman F—-ing Rockwell”

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Lana Del Rey released her sixth full-length album, “Norman F---ing Rockwell,” and she is better than ever. The indie darling’s last release, “Lust For Life,” featured a few prominent artists, but the new body of work lets Del Rey’s voice, and only her voice, take center stage. The name of...

Pink’s new album blends catchy beats, soulful melodies

Alison Robles, Managing Editor

May 4, 2019

“Hurts 2B Human,” Pink’s 8th studio album, released worldwide on April 26.   The album released in the middle of the 39-year-old’s worldwide Beautiful Trauma tour, named after the 7th album released in 2017. Pink’s stage performances are a sight to behold alongside her powerhouse vocals...

‘Gotham’ finale only complicates Batman’s story

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

The Fox television series “Gotham,” which tells the origin story of Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, aired its final episode on April 25. The series finale, entitled “The Beginning,” makes you realize that “Gotham” has been wasting your time for the last five years. This show will most likely...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ balances action, drama, humor

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 4, 2019

For any reader who has not seen “Avengers: Endgame,” you must go see it. Its cultural magnitude is far too great for you to be left in the dust. Also, this will be a spoiler-free review, so you can continue reading without fear. In short, “Avengers: Endgame” was perfect. The film brought an...

Iona students celebrate Spring Weekend

Alison Robles, Managing Editor

May 4, 2019

Iona held its annual Spring Weekend from April 25 to 28, featuring events such as an International Carnival, Gael Jam, and the Spring Concert. The Gael Activities Board sponsored the events along with the Office of Student Development, the Office of Mission and Ministry, the Black Student Union, the...

Second season of ‘Sabrina’ brings highs, lows

Second season of ‘Sabrina’ brings highs, lows

Alyssa Garcia, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

The world was given the first season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Oct. 26, and on April 5, we were honored a second season of the series! This new season had me going through a variety of emotions and questioning a lot of the plot. However, I was still able to find negatives and positives that tru...

Netflix adds to its rom-com resume with ‘Perfect Date’

Netflix adds to its rom-com resume with ‘Perfect Date’

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2019

Netflix has been praised for its mission to revitalize the romantic comedy. In the past year, the streaming platformhas released various romantic comedies including “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “Sierra Burgess is a Loser.” Both movies garnered alarming popularity, which might...

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

Rosa Esposito, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Everyone has a favorite music genre, so sometimes it’s hard for people to accept new music that pushes boundaries by mixing genres. Most recently, fans of rap music and of country music have had a difficult time understanding just where Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” lies when it comes to its genre. On...

Dance Ensemble highlights inspiration in choreography

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2019

The Iona Dance Ensemble performed its annual spring showcase in Murphy Auditorium on April 11 and 12. The theme of this year’s show was “Spaces and Places.” Whether historical, literal or metaphorical, the student dancers used the ideas of different spaces and places to inspire their dances. Directed...

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