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Finding a balance between social media, mental health

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Social media has radically changed our social climate by making us more connected to others and the world around us, but it can harshly affect a person’s lifestyle and mental health as well. Whether it’s used for staying informed on news or posting about social activities, many people spend an...

Winter skincare tips

Katherine Daily, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The harsh cold air of winter has finally arrived and you’re going to need to know a few things as your body adjusts to the drop in temperature. Cold weather and low humidity results in dry air, stealing moisture from your skin and leaving you with nothing but itchy skin, chapped lips and dry knuckles. It’s...

How to keep your hair healthy

How to keep your hair healthy

Eileen Exama, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

In the wintertime, you may have noticed that your hair is dry and dull, lacking the luster and shine that you had in the summer. If you are stuck in this predicament and have no idea what to do, here are some tips for you. Who is your hair? Similar to how you receive a physical, your hair needs c...

Dr. Cosby re ects on life, career, Black History Month

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features Assistant

February 27, 2020

Dr. Nadine Cosby Department: Media and Strategic Communications   Where did you grow up? How was your family situation? “I was actually born in Jamaica. My parents moved here when I was very young - I was about five years old. And then I spent about the next five to eight years spending t...

Celebrating Black History Month at Iona College

Celebrating Black History Month at Iona College

Eileen Exama and Julia Fabrizio, Staff Writer and Features Editor

February 27, 2020

Since the late 1970s, February has been known as Black History Month, an annual celebration of the significance of black history in the United States. During this holiday, we honor the many black role models who have changed the landscape in which black people are perceived, from black civil rights activists...

New addition to North Ave restaurants: Waffle Cafe

New addition to North Ave restaurants: Waffle Cafe

Victoria Sanseverino, Chief Copy Editor

February 20, 2020

Last semester you may have noticed, perhaps as you made the trek to CVS, the corner storefront of 618 North Avenue ever so gradually transforming. First, came the whitewashed brick. Then, the cotton-candy pink London telephone box appeared in the store front’s window, and the spray-painted multi-colored...

Valentine’s Day ideas on a budget

Valentine’s Day ideas on a budget

Dondre Lemon and Julia Fabrizio, Contributing Writer and Julia Fabrizio

February 20, 2020

Valentine’s Day can bring a lot of pressure, especially when you’re running low on cash and time. Instead of stressing yourself out, follow these tips and focus more on enjoying this time with your significant other. A day spent taking in some scenic nature could be the perfect romantic date,...

How to spend Valentine’s Day when you’re single

How to spend Valentine’s Day when you’re single

Emily Varker, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Valentine’s Day can be hardfor those who are spending it alone. Whether you are unhappily or happily single, or simply cannot be with your significant other, it can be difficult to see happy couples together celebrating love. It doesn’t have to be, though - there is plenty to do to celebrate, or...

Home away from home: making your dorm your own

Taylor Wilson and Julia Fabrizio, Contributing Writer and Features Editor

February 20, 2020

As many college students know, living in a new place with new people can be difficult, and after spending winter break at home with your family and in your own bedroom, your dorm probably isn’t feeling very homey. While everyone is bound to feel homesick at some point during the semester, there are...

Surviving cold and flu season in college

Margaret Dougherty, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The last thing any college student wants is a rough start to their semester due to illness. However, in the middle of cold and flu season it can be difficult to stay healthy. Common spaces, like dorm rooms and classrooms, bring a whole new set of challenges when it comes to avoiding germs, and these...

Decade rewind: the most iconic trends of the 2010s

Decade rewind: the most iconic trends of the 2010s

Kasey Campbell, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

As the decade comes to a close, many are taking the time to reflect on the most iconic or memorable moments of the 2010s. This decade served as a crucial time for college-aged kids, as they all grew up during the era. Between the fashion, music, television and the rise of social media, there is much...

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

Julia Fabrizio, Features Editor

February 1, 2020

Dominique Lopez Year: Junior Major: Business Management Involvement: BSU, BSU Dance Team, Fashion Club, Resident Assistant   Why Iona? I have a twin brother here, and he committed to Iona for soccer first. I literally decided on National Decision Day at 11:59pm where I wanted to go, a...

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