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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...

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

Rosa Esposito, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Lil Nas X, a rapper, singer and songwriter hailing from Atlanta has rapidly risen to fame since the release of his unique and catchy “country-trap” single “Old Town Road.” Although “Old Town Road” was released in December, the song has experienced a recent rebirth in part to the “Yeehaw...

‘The Perfectionists’: Not perfect, but enjoyable

‘The Perfectionists’: Not perfect, but enjoyable

Brian Connors, A&E Editor

April 4, 2019

When “Pretty Little Liars” premiered in the summer of 2010, the teen thriller immediately captivated audiences. Its perfect blend of mystery, romance and drama set in the small Pennsylvania town of Rosewood was enough to make it one of the most talked-about shows on social media. After seven seasons...

NBC’s new backyard bar comedy ‘Abby’s’ lacks luster

NBC’s new backyard bar comedy ‘Abby’s’ lacks luster

Brian Connors, A&E Editor

April 4, 2019

“Cheers,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Sullivan & Son” are all great comedies that have taken place in bars. “Abby’s,” a new comedy airing on NBC, hopes to join these ranks with funny jokes and lots of booze. “Abby’s” premiered on March 28. The show stars...

Hozier album charming, but lacks in innovation

Hozier album charming, but lacks in innovation

Natalie Jimenez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

In 2013, Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” blew up, and the singer became an international star. He followed up with a self-titled album that went platinum several times over and a tour. Ever since, fans have been begging the alternative/indie artist to drop new music. Hozier’s much anticipated second...

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