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Tips, tricks for how Iona students can ace their finals

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

Finals season is officially upon us. It is the final stretch of the semester, and for some students this time could make or break their GPA. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, you always want to finish the school year strong, but finals week tends to cause stress and anxiety. Although you faced...

How to achieve the best summer makeup looks

How to achieve the best summer makeup looks

Nia Sago, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

Summer is right around the corner, and for the regular makeup users out there, this means it’s about that time to start switching up your makeup routine. With the weather getting warmer during the summer months, people tend to go for more natural makeup looks that will enhance their features that the...

Hair trends to look out for this summer season

Edona Maracaj, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

Classes aren’t the only thing ending as summer approaches – the cold weather and sweater trends are coming to a close too. With summer slowly approaching, there are many new trends and tricks for keeping the heat off your head and shoulders, beyond just the clothing you choose to wear. Hairstyles...

Maintaining relationships over summer vacation

Maria Desir and Julia Fabrizio, Staff Writer and Assistant Features Editor

May 4, 2019

It’s time to take out the sunglasses, bathing suits and sunscreen, because summer vacation is just around the corner. Unfortunately, it also means it’s time for three months away from the people you spend all your time with during the school year. The effect time and distance apart can have on relationships...

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

Julia Fabrizio, Assistant Features Editor

April 19, 2019

Name: Ravyne Slaughter Year: Junior Major: Mass Communications, Concentration in Public Relations Minor: Social Work Clubs and Activities: Gamma Lambda Rho Sorority, executive board member on the Student Leader Alliance for Multiculturalism, Gael Guide, Orientation Leader Why did you choose...

Springtime activities Iona students can enjoy this season

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Now that winter is officially behind us, you’re probably thinking about enjoying the outdoors instead of being cooped up in the dorms all day. It’s refreshing to finally be able to leave the house in a t-shirt and shorts, but sometimes it is difficult to find something to do in the area. As a...

Navigating family dynamics in college

Julia Fabrizio, Assistant Features Editor

April 19, 2019

For those who dorm on campus, the shift in family dynamics can be dramatic once you are no longer living at home. Many students don’t realize until they are completely moved out that their family relationships may change a lot. It can be tricky to balance family life with your school life, especially...

ColourPop creates unique, affordable makeup

ColourPop creates unique, affordable makeup

Julia O’Regan, Features Editor

April 19, 2019

ColourPop has become a household beauty name over the past few years. Though the company has mixed reviews – customers seem to either love or hate the products – it has managed to brand itself as a cost-effective, colorful makeup brand. After coming into popularity with its $5 Super Shock Shadows...

Brother Devlin’s food pantry on campus helps students

Brother Devlin’s food pantry on campus helps students

Daniel Macri, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Every college student can understand the difficulty that comes with balancing their finances and academics. Having noticed the struggle of students to afford meals, Brother J. Kevin Devlin decided to start a food pantry on campus. In 1802, Blessed Edmund Rice opened his first school in Waterford,...

Iona reacts to Spring Weekend performer reveal

Julia O'Regan, Features Editor

April 4, 2019

“To be honest I didn’t know who he was,” senior Justin Cohan said. “My friends played me a few of his well-known songs and I vaguely remember hearing them before.”   "I'm pretty excited to see Kyle,” junior Danielle Plarinas said. “I feel that he is a better Spring Weekend performer...

Summer internships: How to land your dream role

Julia Fabrizio, Assistant Features Editor

April 4, 2019

Approaching the internship application process can be extremely daunting. Between finding the internship job postings, creating your resume and cover letter, and then actually doing well in your interview, it can be very stressful. Summer can be a particularly tricky time to get a summer internship...

Tips, tricks for maintaining your GPA for the rest of spring semester

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Congratulations, the semester’s almost over and you seem to have made it through in one piece! However, you still have a sense of urgency about raising your GPA before the semester ends. Maybe it wasn’t your best semester, and that’s okay – things happen. That said, instead of kicking yourself,...

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