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Setting, accomplishing goals

Make sure your goals motivate you. Properly setting goals is the first step to achieving them. / Photo from iamnathaliesanga on Instagram.

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Students often strive to set goals in the beginning of the semester in order to get a fresh start. We sometimes underestimate how long it takes to kick a bad habit or adopt a good one. It can be tricky to hold yourself to these goals throughout the term as you slowly begin to burn out from the semest...

Gael chat: Dream jobs

Tiffany Persaud, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Iona College is well known for its LaPenta School of Business, but students are also well-versed in the various majors and minors on campus. Ranging from those in the STEM field, business and liberal arts, undergraduate students have the leeway to be educated in any field or personal interest. Not only does Iona of...

Zoom vs. in-class fashion

Zoom vs. in-class fashion

Shakinah Silverberg, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2020

While in the comfort of your own home, who really wears anything besides their pajamas? Fashion is only one of many things changing during these times, and the way we dress to go to our Zoom call classes may not be anything like what we would have worn to our in-person classes.   Even though s...

Balancing academic and social lives with a hybrid schedule

Discord, an instant messaging app used mostly by the gaming community, provides the opportunity for large friend groups to keep in touch and share video games and music. / Photo courtesy of Aliyah Rodriguez.

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor

September 18, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many students are either taking classes completely in person, completely online or in a hybrid schedule. With this new change in how they learn, students may be facing the additional challenge of maintaining and balancing their academic and social lives. Keeping in touch with ...

Students and staff respond to Iona’s early reopening

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor

September 1, 2020

The early reopening of Iona College may have come as a shock to many members of the community, but since the initial announcement of reopening, Iona has sent various emails to the community detailing new campus policies and procedures that have been brought on due to COVID-19. While the college community...

Maintaining a healthy environment, staying engaged while distance learning

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2020

This semester the classroom looks different for many students as they’re taking classes online or in a hybrid format. If you are learning remotely it’s important to create a learning environment that will not only help you stay focused and engaged, but ensure that you’re getting the most out of you...

Staying fit at Iona in the age of COVID-19

Aliyah Rodriguez & Katherine Daly, Features & Lifestyle Editor & Staff Writer

September 1, 2020

As COVID-19 cases dropped in New York, the prospect of Iona College reopening was no longer a fantasy, although new guidelines were put in place to keep the campus safe.  These changes to Iona’s campus have left students facing new challenges to their lifestyles. Many feel that l...

Students, faculty respond to rise in college COVID-19 cases

Tiffany Persaud, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2020

   Iona was one of the schools to open earliest this semester. In a time where it seems like every other school must adjust to the severity of this situation, students  have their own concerns about returning to campus as college COVID-19 cases rise around the nation.   According to a survey by the New York Times...

Supplies to help you tackle the semester

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor

August 20, 2020

With many students deciding to take their classes either completely remotely or in hybrid format, the necessary supplies for classes  have changed. Online learning has changed the game, and students may no longer need traditional supplies such as pencils, pens, notebooks or binders. Now, stud...

A welcome to the class of 2024

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

August 19, 2020

The class of 2024 is entering school at a truly peculiar time, which can be a bit scary, especially for students moving away from home for the first time. It is both exciting and daunting to be leaving home, or at least the familiarity of your normal routine. It’s a big transition for students, an...

Tips for Dorm Personalization

Eileen Exama & Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer & Features & Lifestyle Editor

August 19, 2020

You’re back on campus after being away, refreshed from quarantine and eager to go back to your dorm, but you don’t know how exactly you should decorate it. With the possibility of returning home for distance learning at any point in the semester, it may seem like an intimidating task to de...

Ways to keep busy this summer: A return to childhood

Erin Kelly, Contributing Writer

May 15, 2020

As the spring semester comes to an end, thousands of college students are thinking of ways to keep themselves entertained during this unique summer. For Iona students quarantining at home, this means more time spent with family and perhaps a trip down memory lane. As we look for ways to keep busy,...

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