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The lives lost at the Astroworld Festival should be a vital lesson learned for all those involved in concerts.

How to stay safe at crowded concerts

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 18, 2021

On the night of Nov. 5, Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival caused tragic deaths and injuries to his fans in Houston, Texas. Given that festivals like this contain thousands of people tightly packed...

Menstruation is an expensive stigma to have in a world where even one’s bleeding is capitalized.

Ending period poverty

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 18, 2021

“I can’t help it if I have a heavy flow,” Bethany Byrd from “Mean Girls” tell us. It’s clear she is an advocate for using size 5 pads and tampons, but what about buying them? The sanitary...

Returning home for Thanksgiving, meals made by college students shouldn’t be time consuming to take away from catching up with family and friends.

Easy Thanksgiving meals to make as a college student

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with that comes a slew of traditions like family gatherings, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and, of course, a huge turkey dinner.   However,...

The poetic talent of this Iona College student goes beyond campus walls into the Big Apple.

A hidden poet in plain sight

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 18, 2021

Alas, Iona, business students are not the only ones adding credentials to this school. Although some artistic forms of expression seem to be dwindling in popularity within the younger crowds, the few...

School shooter Nikolas Cruz pled guilty to seventeen counts of premeditated murder.

Parkland school shooting verdict once again raises debate on gun violence

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 4, 2021

A national travesty surfaced the news when Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school killed 14 students and three staff members on Valentine’s Day 2018 during a seven-minute...

The dining halls aren’t enough to keep the entire Gael community fed.

Exploring food culture at Iona

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 4, 2021

The Mirage, Crotty’s Cheesesteaks, North Avenue Deli, Beechmont Tavern, Chicken Joes ... do you feel hungry yet? You're now imagining how an overstuffed hero would hit the spot.   The food culture...

Banned from all social media? No problem! Create your own.

Students interested in new social media platform from Donald Trump

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

There was a time when Donald Trump was considered the most controversial Twitter user, which is quite impressive since there are almost 400 million users worldwide. As the old saying goes, when one door...

The Festival of Lights is here to kick off the holiday season of shopping, giving, and overeating.

Celebrating Diwali 2021

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 4, 2021

The holiday season is here. Diwali, Thanksgiving and Christmas are sure to spark the endorphins needed to look past the chilly weather.   Diwali, known as the festival of lights, is a five-day...

Students are eager to see changes within the Iona community and on campus.

Students share changes they’d like to see on campus

Margaret Dougherty, Editor-In-Chief October 21, 2021

Iona College has seen multiple large renovations to the campus in recent years. The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation opened on top of Spellman Hall in the fall of 2019. The large glass...

Gaels are doing their best to protect themselves from cold and flu season on top of COVID-19.

Cold & flu season: How resident assistants are tackling germs running through Iona’s dorm halls

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor October 21, 2021

“Wash your hands you detty pig!” Eric Effiong’s character from “Sex Education” exclaims.   It is the time of year again where no one is safe from the cold and flu. Although mask reinforcements...

 Recovering from a losing a loved one is a personal journey that requires effort and attention.

Understanding the stages of grief

Shakinah Silverberg, Managing Editor October 21, 2021

Many people, including those in the Iona community, are experiencing grief during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still prevalent in many parts of the world, including our own country. There have been...

Dr. Derese Kassa is partaking in research abroad project that was granted $2.4 million dollars.

Iona professor studying global migration trends with team of researchers

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor October 21, 2021

Professor of sociology Dr. Derese Kassa sets foot in every classroom with a story to tell. He struts in with a suit, shiny shoes, knowledge, wisdom and a few lecture slides. Kassa teaches his students...

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