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Ariana Grande drops single, announces new album

Ariana Grande drops single, announces new album

Alyssa Garcia Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Most Iona students have experienced a breakup – whether it be with a romantic relationship or a friendship – that has made them familiar with its stages of grief, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and, finally, acceptance.Each of these stages take time, but they all ultimately lead to the “accepta...

Peace Poets bring powerful spoken word, rap to Iona

Maria Desir Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

The Peace Poets performed both original rap and spoken word poems at the event “Peace Poets – Spoken Word on Migrant Justice” in the Murphy Auditorium on Nov. 8 during Iona’s Week of the Peacemaker.These New York City-based friends have been using spoken word poetry, rap and movement music to bring ...

‘Mecca Tales’ performance addresses important issues

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

One of the many educational and moving events making up Iona’s Week of the Peacemaker was the stage reading of “The Mecca Tales” on Nov. 7 in the Murphy Auditorium. “The Mecca Tales” is the story of five Muslim women making the pilgrimage to Mecca known as the Hajj.Iona students fervently wat...

‘Elite’ transcends its genre with captivating storylines

‘Elite’ transcends its genre with captivating storylines

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2018

Teen dramas are commonly categorized as guilty pleasures, as they usually have a lot of razzle dazzle with nothing major bubbling beneath the surface. Netflix’s new drama “Elite” – which began streaming Oct. 5 – defies these stereotypes associated with teen soaps with impactful storylines ...

‘Daredevil’ makes strong return by going back to basics

Katherine Daly Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

Netflix’s dark superhero show “Daredevil” began streaming its long-awaited third season on Oct. 19. The series came back with thirteen new episodes but, more importantly, it returned to its original form that made it so successful in the first place.The show’s second season confused audiences as...

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ spooks, delights audiences

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ spooks, delights audiences

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

The Iona College Players performed the horror comedy rock musical “Little Shop of Horrors” in the Murphy Auditorium on Oct. 26 and 27. The show – directed by senior Erin Collins - kept the audience entertained with its equally comical and heart-warming aura.Set in the ‘80s, the musical focuses on...

New Iona art exhibit delivers photos with hidden surprises

Dana Ruby Editor in Chief

October 31, 2018

The Iona College Council on the Arts opened its newest exhibit, titled “Shifting Focus: Hidden in Plain Sight,” in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Art Gallery on Oct. 20.The exhibit features 58 photographs from Iona alumni, current students and faculty members. All of the photographs in the exhibit re...

‘Big Mouth’ returns with successful new season

‘Big Mouth’ returns with successful new season

Julia Fabrizio Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

“Big Mouth,” Netflix’s popular adult cartoon about the struggles of puberty, returned with its long-awaited second season on Oct. 5.The show’s first season shocked audiences with its candid look at preteens going through puberty, as the creative minds of Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin...

‘Light as a Feather’: Perfect blend of mystery, drama

‘Light as a Feather’: Perfect blend of mystery, drama

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2018

The popular, spooky slumber party game “Light as a Feather, Stiff a Board” gets a wicked new imagining in Hulu’s new original series, “Light as a Feather.” The show is based upon a popular online novel and is the perfect treat for a creepy, Halloween binge.“Light as a Feather” centers a...

American Music Awards filled with lively performances

American Music Awards filled with lively performances

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

The 2018 American Music Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 9. At this year’s ceremony, there were 15 unforgettable performances and more than 20 artists who took home awards.There were a number of memorable moments but here are some of the highlights from the night:1. Taylor ...

‘Doctor Who’ kicks off 11th season with female lead

Katherine Daly Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018

BBC kicked off the 11th season of the long-running science fiction show “Doctor Who” on Oct. 7. With this new season, devoted fans will probably notice a few big changes to the celebrated British sci-fi show.First, there is a brand-new showrunner – Chris Chibnall, who is known for his work on “Broadchurch....

Primetime networks premiere new fall shows

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2018

Cooler weather, Halloween, pumpkin pie – autumn is finally here, which means there is much to look forward to. Just as the leaves are changing colors, the primetime networks are changing their line-ups with a slew of new television shows. Here is a guide to some of the new programs.“Single Paren...

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