The Ionian


Campus safety comes to the rescue with their capes on and guidance to give.

Getting familiar with Iona’s campus security

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor December 9, 2021

Night classes are daunting when it's 9:30 pm, and you must walk throughout the dimly lit campus, back to your dorm. With a high chance of reaching home safely, there is still a thin margin that...

 Finding an internship in competitive fields is tough, but using online and tech resources can help with applications.  

How to … Get an internship

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

If you’re a rising junior or even a rising senior, you might be starting to consider an internship for the spring, summer or fall semester. Internships are a great way to get some experience in the...

As the days get shorter and nights get longer, Gaels get sadder.  

Dealing with seasonal depression

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

If it feels like it’s harder to find joy in winter months, you’re not alone. Apparently, about thirty percent of young adults experience seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder...

Due to the pandemic, passions developed at-home have become business ventures.  

Safe and savvy with scents

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor December 9, 2021

Lighting a candle after cleaning is the equivalent of finalizing your crisply wrapped Christmas present with a bow. But do you realize how many chemicals and harmful ingredients are fusing in your...

The lives lost at the Astroworld Festival should be a vital lesson learned for all those involved in concerts.

How to stay safe at crowded concerts

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 18, 2021

On the night of Nov. 5, Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival caused tragic deaths and injuries to his fans in Houston, Texas. Given that festivals like this contain thousands of people tightly packed...

Menstruation is an expensive stigma to have in a world where even one’s bleeding is capitalized.

Ending period poverty

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 18, 2021

“I can’t help it if I have a heavy flow,” Bethany Byrd from “Mean Girls” tell us. It’s clear she is an advocate for using size 5 pads and tampons, but what about buying them? The sanitary...

Returning home for Thanksgiving, meals made by college students shouldn’t be time consuming to take away from catching up with family and friends.

Easy Thanksgiving meals to make as a college student

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with that comes a slew of traditions like family gatherings, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and, of course, a huge turkey dinner.   However,...

The poetic talent of this Iona College student goes beyond campus walls into the Big Apple.

A hidden poet in plain sight

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 18, 2021

Alas, Iona, business students are not the only ones adding credentials to this school. Although some artistic forms of expression seem to be dwindling in popularity within the younger crowds, the few...

School shooter Nikolas Cruz pled guilty to seventeen counts of premeditated murder.

Parkland school shooting verdict once again raises debate on gun violence

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 4, 2021

A national travesty surfaced the news when Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school killed 14 students and three staff members on Valentine’s Day 2018 during a seven-minute...

The dining halls aren’t enough to keep the entire Gael community fed.

Exploring food culture at Iona

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 4, 2021

The Mirage, Crotty’s Cheesesteaks, North Avenue Deli, Beechmont Tavern, Chicken Joes ... do you feel hungry yet? You're now imagining how an overstuffed hero would hit the spot.   The food culture...

Banned from all social media? No problem! Create your own.

Students interested in new social media platform from Donald Trump

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

There was a time when Donald Trump was considered the most controversial Twitter user, which is quite impressive since there are almost 400 million users worldwide. As the old saying goes, when one door...

The Festival of Lights is here to kick off the holiday season of shopping, giving, and overeating.

Celebrating Diwali 2021

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 4, 2021

The holiday season is here. Diwali, Thanksgiving and Christmas are sure to spark the endorphins needed to look past the chilly weather.   Diwali, known as the festival of lights, is a five-day...

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