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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...

Taking care of yourself is part of the equation of success.

Prioritizing self-care

Jordan Correa and Niomi Nunez March 30, 2023

Nowadays, self-care is something that is overlooked. Self-care is when you provide yourself with mental or physical nourishment, prioritizing your well-being above all else.  Knowing when to take a break...

In this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Audrey McMillin recalls a lost love with a lover who is still close by.

Love, Gaels: ‘He’s just a rose-colored memory’

Audrey McMillin, Contributing Writer March 12, 2023

I wonder if when you see her and pass by her on the street, pretending she’s just another stranger, that a part of you remembers the people you used to be together behind closed doors.   They met...

March marks the start of Women’s History Month.

Marching into Women’s History Month

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor March 12, 2023

On March 13, 1913, more than 8,000 women marched to the streets of Washington D.C, demanding the right to vote. With a decade old campaign, and anger and drive, these women fought for the right to be heard....

Whether you like it or not, fashion trends from the past are making a comeback and plan to stay a little while longer.

Resurrecting fashion trends from the past

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor March 12, 2023

History is bound to repeat itself and is doing so in recent fashion trends. Today, fashion is all about popularizing what was once the chokehold of past generations. From flared pants to oversized blazers,...

It’s not too late to plan a quick spring break vacation. Here are some cheap and fun spring break destinations that might be worth checking out.

Cheap, last minute spring break destinations

Jordan Correa, Staff Writer March 12, 2023

Spring break is right around the corner, and for the many students still hoping to plan a trip, there are still a lot of places to go. This spring break is all about relaxation and rejuvenation, especially...

Bullet journaling is a fun and effective way to plan out your schedule or keep track of your goals.

A beginner’s guide to bullet journalling

Jordan Correa and Niomi Nunez February 25, 2023

Bullet journaling is a trend that continues to gain popularity every year. The trend is described as buying a blank journal that you will eventually design yourself to help you organize and list your tasks,...

Most of the time, college students struggle balancing school, work and their social lives. Here are some time management tips that may help make an already hectic schedule feel like lightwork.

Five tips for better time management

Genesis Bolton, Staff Writer February 25, 2023

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day to complete all the work you need to get done? Do you ever wonder how there are some people who can finish all their tasks and still have time...

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Audrey McMillin reflects on the time she spent with the grandma, playing doctors” and blowing bubbles.

Love, Gaels: “She was sweet like ice cream”

Audrey McMillin, Contributing Writer February 25, 2023

There is nothing better than a fun game of “pretend” with my grandma. When my grandma would come over to my house, she would do checkups on me using my doctors kit I got when I was little. I would...

 Beechmont Tavern is the perfect place to hang out and grab delicious bar food with friends, making it a New Rochelle favorite.

Restaurant Reviews: Bar food done the right way at Beechmont Tavern

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer February 25, 2023

If you’re looking for a fun hangout spot with delicious food that you and your friends can enjoy, Beechmont Tavern has got you covered. Beechmont is a very short walk from campus and worth the trip regardless...

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