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Everyone loves a good cup of coffee, and Starbucks is the place to go. Here’s the inside scoop from fellow Gaels.

Gaels Chat: Starbucks Drinks

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 4, 2023

It’s no secret that Starbucks is a popular coffeehouse company and is arguably the most famous among our fellow Gaels. While some enjoy simple coffee, Starbucks offers a lot more options than just simple...

Desserts are the best way to cap off a meal, so here are four places with great desserts around New Rochelle.

Restaurant Review: Dessert Special

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Everyone has a favorite dessert. It could be a type of pie, cake, something cold like ice cream or something warm like a fried dessert.  However, a dessert is only as good as the place that makes it,...

Finding a good book to read can be tough, so here are some tips to help you out.

Four tips for picking up a good book

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Whether you enjoy reading or not, at some point in our lives we find ourselves in need of a good book for comfort in a lonely time or as a means of escape during a time of need. Finding and enjoying a...

Finals week can be the most stressful time of the year, but here are some tips to handle the stress.

Four tips for finals week

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Finals week is a week dreaded by almost everyone and can lead to a lot of overwhelming and stressful situations. With the combination of essays, projects and time dedicated to studying it’s easy to see...

Spring showers bring May flowers…and a lot of indoor rainy days. Here are some activities that can help make rainy days a little less gloomy.

Rainy-day activities

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 20, 2023

Unfortunately, the chant “rain, rain go away” doesn’t work during the spring season. To get to the warm—sometimes unbearably hot—weather most crave, we must endure the damp air and unfortunate...

Some of the best sandwiches are from the delis right on your corner. Avenue Deli and Café and Loupinos are the sandwich hotspots of New Rochelle.

Restaurant Reviews: Only the best sandwiches at Avenue Deli and Loupinos

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

Sandwiches are such a simple idea for food—just take your favorite meat, cheese and other add-ins and put them all together. However, a quality sandwich depends on where you buy it and how it’s prepared....

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, features & lifestyle editor Niomi Nunez writes about coming to enjoy her own company.

Love, Gaels: ‘Keeping myself company’

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 20, 2023

I grew up in a loud family of six—I am the youngest of four sisters and daughter to a selfless mother and honest father. This means I was constantly surrounded by others. I always had to share a room,...

Human of Iona: Julia Burke

Human of Iona: Julia Burke

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 20, 2023

Name: Julia Burke      Year: Freshman      Major: Education      How is she involved on campus: Gael Guide and in stage crew for the Iona Players      Question:...

Seasonal allergies effect every one in three U.S. adults. Here is how some Iona Gaels are coping with the season change.

Gaels Chat: Seasonal Allergies

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 20, 2023

It’s springtime, which means the bees will buzz, the flowers will bloom and the pollen will attack. For those suffering with seasonal allergies, springtime can be rough. While others enjoy the rising...

The current freshmen class is feeling the long-tern effects of the pandemic on their college education, and some are even using Chat GPT as a solution to their academic struggles.

Freshman Gaels chat about education and Chat GPT

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor March 31, 2023

In March of 2020, everyone was sent home from school, and it wasn’t because of some rebellious act or some dress code violation—it was because the world had turned upside down. The COVID-19 pandemic...

For this issues “Love, Gaels” column, Brandon Fairweather writes about his time at Iona and thanks his fellow Gaels who helped him flourish.

Love, Gaels: The blessings of a future that you couldn’t predict

Brandon Fairweather, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

May 15, 2020. To most, this was likely just another agonizing day inside as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on. However, to me, it symbolized so much more— a bittersweet day in which I had to say goodbye...

From taro ice cream to mango popping boba tea, YUM Ice cream is perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

Restaurant Reviews: Unique ice cream and boba tea flavors at YUM Ice Cream

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

Rolled ice cream and boba tea go together like peanut butter and jelly, and if you’re looking for a place to get some ice cream and boba, then YUM Ice Cream located at 8 Anderson Avenue has got you covered.   The...

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