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Small businesses are the heart of the Iona College community.

Crotty’s Cheesesteaks: New addition to Iona meal plan

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor September 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastatingly challenging for many people and small businesses, and the Crotty family is no different.  Joe Crotty has been in the restaurant and bar business his...

Nothing says America more than a thirty thousand dollar per ticket costume party.

Met Gala showcases fashion, sparks controversy

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

The 2021 Met Gala might have occurred in the afternoon, but the stars were out for the return of New York City’s extravagant event. COVID-19 caused the annual costume party to be cancelled, making...

The sorcery of tea can not only bring together loved ones, but also cure them/

Tea Time

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor September 23, 2021

It is often said that tea is liquid wisdom. Given its range spanning from Asia, Europe and the Americas, tea drinkers may be spiritually inspired by its ethnic sources.   According to legend,...

Social media should be fun not detrimental to your health.

How do I look?: Social media and body standards

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor September 23, 2021

Social media has drastically changed body image standards amongst Gen Z users. Dieting and plastic surgery are considered vital to compete with the celebrities and influencers who take part in promoting...

National Suicide Prevention Week begins on September 5th and ends on September 11th.

National Suicide Prevention Week

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor September 9, 2021

Mental health is a priority amongst college students who are often juggling multiple responsibilities and problems within their personal lives. Students are bound to socialize on and off-campus, so putting...

How students spend their summers highlights the diversity of Iona’s student body’s interests.

Relishing summer 2021

Shakinah Silverberg, Managing Editor September 9, 2021

As the Gaels come back for the 2021-2022 school year, many students have interesting and diverse summer experiences to share. One of the most exciting aspects of coming back to school, besides seeing...

 Is beige still boring?

Fall Fashion Trends

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor September 9, 2021

Younger celebs are flaunting the comeback of Y2K fashion at home, on the streets and most definitely in the clubs. Paris Hilton walked so these influencers could run.  “Y2K” refers to the styles...

Iona College returns to being a hot spot for classes rather than a hot spot for COVID.

Bye-Bye Zoom! 

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Iona College returns to being a hot spot for classes rather than a hot spot for COVID-19 as the 2021-2022 school year is all in-person.   Iona had plenty of spotlight last year from the pandemic....

Lifeguarding is a common summer job for college students, as it fits in with their summer break.

Gael chat: Summer plans

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2021

The pandemic caused students to miss out on last summer’s antics, so they’re not letting anything hold them back from having fun this summer. Making memories with our loved ones was taken for granted...

Seniors are looking forward to celebrating their academic success at their graduation ceremony.

Farewell to Seniors

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2021

With graduation just around the corner, seniors are making their last-minute dashes to complete assignments, send out job applications and make plans for their special day. Iona College has been a...

Even the smallest of hobbies, such as crafting, can become an at-home business.

Five ways to make money from home

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2021

Summer is normally an easy time for college students to find seasonal work, but that might not be the case this year since so many people are struggling to find employment. The pandemic has changed the...

ASPCA volunteer saves three kittens from the wildfires in Northern California.

Where you can volunteer this summer in Westchester

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2021

Bettering our society is a collective effort. Most worldly crises are caused by people, so everyone should be dedicating their time and money to humanitarian causes if they have the means to do so.   During...

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