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Students perform at biannual Coffee House

Students perform at biannual Coffee House

October 4, 2018

The Office of Mission and Ministry’s Coffee House tookplace on Sept. 26 at Vitanza Commons. Coffee House,which happens once every semester, gives Iona students the opportunity to share their talents. Check out some highlights from this semester’s event!...

New ‘Survivor’ season pits privileged against underdogs

Natalie Jimenez Contributing Writer

October 4, 2018

The new season of “Survivor” premiered Sept. 26 on CBS. The season’s theme - David vs. Goliath – is a fight between the underdog and the favored.The season began with a clear explanation of this season’s concept, when the idea of hard work was brought up. Host Jeff Probst made clear that David vs. G...

Iona students learn dance styles during symposium

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

The Fall 2018 Iona Dance Symposium took place in the Murphy Auditorium on Sept. 26. Titled “Diverse Dance Experiences,” the symposium welcomed guest artists to give master classes in styles such as flamenco, hip-hop, West African and jazz.Dr. Hannah Park, assistant professor for the Fine and Perf...

Jonah Hill, Emma Stone thrive in ‘addicting’ new series

Julia Fabrizio Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Netflix's new limited series, “Maniac,” tells the strangely-addicting story of two strangers brought together when they both decide to partake in a mysterious drug trial.The series takes place in a dystopian New York City, which looks as if it is a depressing prediction of the future from the viewpoint ...

Mac Miller: The impact of his death

Chris Torres Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Rapper Mac Miller died from a drug overdose on Sept. 7. The news was shocking both because of his age — he was only 26 — as well as the influence he had on his peers.Miller was born on Jan. 19, 1992 in Pennsylvania. He began focusing on his rap career in high school, according to iHeart Radio. Aft...

New ‘Spider-Man’ video game swings to success

Chris Torres Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Over the past five years, Sony has published a lot of amazing and groundbreaking games exclusive to PlayStation. Insomniac’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” is no exception.“Spider-Man” starts players off eight years into the superhero’s career. That said, the game makes players feel as if they did...

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ falls short of expectations

Joshua Gonzalez Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” is a new Netflix original film starring Shannon Purser and directed by Ian Samuels. Purser plays Sierra – a high school senior trying to get into Stanford. She is considered an outsider and while promoting her club, puts her phone number on the school bulletin board...

‘BoJack Horseman’ returns with successful fifth season

Alison Robles Managing Editor

September 19, 2018

How often does a television show inspire you to reflect not only on yourself, but also on the people around you and the society you live in? Enter the dark comedy, “BoJack Horseman.”The Netflix original series began streaming its fifth season on Sept. 14, and its satirical and self-aware humor is b...

‘Paradise PD’: lacks qualities found in animation genre

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018

Adult animation is a pretty unique genre, as it allows for infinite storytelling opportunities and maximum crudeness. When executed correctly, these animated programs can provide a rich, wacky commentary on timely topics. The humor – whether it be smart or absurd – can outshine a lot of their live ...

Fall season flourishing with new, returning video games

Chris Torres Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

The past year has been slow for gaming. However, this fall has a lot of promise for video game fans who have waited for exciting new titles, as both new blockbuster games as well as continuations of popular series are being released. Here are a few games you should be on the lookout for this fall.“Ma...

Netflix film is high in celeb cameos, low in substance

Julia Fabrizio Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

The recent Netflix original film, “The After Party,” was released on Aug. 24. The movie is about a young rapper who dreams of making it big, but ends up losing all credibility after an embarrassing performance clip goes viral on the internet. The film has a fairly generic storyline, but is surprisi...

Liam Payne delays debut album, drops first EP

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Former One Direction member Liam Payne released his first solo EP titled “First Time” on Aug. 24. The tracklist includes four songs: “First Time,” “Home With You,” “Depend On It” and “Slow.”Payne intended to release his debut solo album this September, but the past year has come with many ch...

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