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Why course evaluations are more crucial thank you think

Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

If you’re a veteran of Iona College, you may be aware that the flood of emails regarding course evaluations will be arriving shortly. For newcomers to the campus—and those of you who aren’t as familiar–course evaluations are a series of surveys in which you get to evaluate your classroom experiences...

Students reflect on why they’re thankful this season

Students reflect on why they’re thankful this season

Margaret Dougherty, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

As the Thanksgiving break quickly approaches, many Iona students are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to relax and enjoy a respite from schoolwork. However, Thanksgiving is also the perfect time to reflect on our many blessings and spend time surrounded by our loved ones. Iona students shared what they...

Online shopping tips for the best savings this holiday

Online shopping tips for the best savings this holiday

Aliyah Rodriguez & Julia Fabrizio, Staff Writer and Features & Lifestyle Editor

November 14, 2019

With Halloween in the rear view and Christmas up ahead, it’s time to get serious about holiday shopping. If you come from a big family or generally have a lot of people to buy gifts for, finding the best deals online can be crucial to helping you avoid breaking the bank. In order to find the most...

How to prepare for final exam season

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

It may be hard to believe, but there is less than a month left in the semester. That doesn’t leave much time to improve your grades, but there is still hope! Maybe it wasn’t your best semester and that’s ok, things happen. Doing better in school is often a simple matter of adopting better habits....

Friendsgiving on a budget: Recipes, DIY ideas

Friendsgiving on a budget: Recipes, DIY ideas

Victoria Sanseverino, Chief Copy Editor

November 14, 2019

There’s no better way to show your closest friends some love this holiday season than by hosting a Friendsgiving, an informal turkey day with your closest pals and a whole lot of food. But a full-on Thanksgiving feast can be costly and can be a lot of prep work to do alone. Here are some Friendsgiving...

The Tik-Tok revolution: how the social media platform is effecting culture on campus

The Tik-Tok revolution: how the social media platform is effecting culture on campus

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

College students are directly tuned in to technology. They spend most of their day sitting in front of a computer or scrolling through their phone, and a large portion of that time is devoted to social media. While Instagram and Snapchat are still arguably the main social media platforms, there is a...

Gaels give their best self-care tips

Maria Desir, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Midterm season has come and gone for most of us, but soon enough it will be time to begin preparing for finals. Stress levels on campus are skyrocketing. Understanding the importance of selfcare and how to deal with stress is essential, as it can affect your physical and mental health. Senior Atira Barber-E...

How to survive cold, flu season while in college

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

It’s that dreaded time of year again. That’s right, flu season is upon us. Throughout the fall and winter, it’s really easy to get sick and that’s never fun, especially when you have to miss your classes and end up falling behind. Illnesses spread quickly among college students as we are always...

The best things to do in Westchester this fall

The best things to do in Westchester this fall

Emily Varker, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

Fall is the best time of year to explore all that Westchester County has to offer! From Yonkers to Sleepy Hollow and all that’s in between, there are many fall activities are to take advantage of this season. If you haven’t already, you should surely plan a visit to the Great Jack O’Lantern...

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

Julia Fabrizio, Features Editor

October 17, 2019

Name: Alyssa Cordaro Year: Senior Major: Mass Communication Concentration: Broadcast Media Minor: Criminal Justice Clubs/Organizations: Gaels Activities Board (GAB), Iona College TV (ICTV), WICR (Iona College Radio), OSD Student Employment Position Why did you choose Iona? I decided t...

Cheap, last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas

Cheap, last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas

Maria Desir and Julia Fabrizio, Staff Writer and Features Editor

October 17, 2019

With the frightening schedule of a college student, many forget to plan and purchase a costume in time for “Halloweekend.” Usually, students don’t plan on spending a fortune on a costume that will only be worn for one night. Consider some of these last-minute DIY costume ideas that are quick, easy...

How to ace your midterm exams

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Have you noticed lately that your fellow college students seem a bit frazzled, stressed and panicked? The dreaded midterm season is upon us; but you knew that already, right? There’s always a lot of pressure associated with midterms because they make up a significant percentage of our final class...

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