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What’s New for the Lunar New Year?

What’s New for the Lunar New Year?

Tiffany Persaud, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, happened on Feb. 12. It’s a new beginning for those who solely observe this holiday, and an additional beginning for those who also observed...

Is TikTok’s 15 seconds of fame over?

Is TikTok’s 15 seconds of fame over?

Sean Jordan, Contributing Writer February 25, 2021

Many people have had these lyrics engraved in their head from the past year: “I'd let you had I known it, why don't you say so?,” “I'm just a loser, Shouldn't be with ya’, guess I'm a...

Gaels chat about self-love

Maria Desir and Aliyah Rodriguez February 25, 2021

Valentine’s Day is officially behind us, but the lovey dovey decor, heart chocolates and choirs of teddy bears singing “Be mine” in our local CVS stores might still be haunting some. The...

Ways to limit screen time

Ways to limit screen time

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor February 22, 2021

It’s been a problem plaguing students since the beginning of the pandemic: between attending Zoom lectures for hours, writing assignments on your laptop, using your phone and trying to watch some TV...

Back in what is now referred to as the original quarantine, Timothee Chalamet went viral on TikTok for his dance. | Photo courtesy of l0veclips on TikTok.

A Tribute to All the Loves in our Head

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

February 14th is upon us once again, with many of us spending the day at home scrolling through various social media sites or streaming our favorite comfort show. With traditional romance seeming to...

The Song of Achilles, Love, and These Violent Delights are some books to read for Valentine’s day. | Photo from Aliyah Rodriguez.

10 books to read for Valentine’s Day

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor February 11, 2021

Whatever your relationship status may be - single, taken or “it’s complicated”- Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to pick up a romance book and dive headfirst into the romantic fantasy...

Needing to social distance because of COVID-19, many have taken to online dating platforms for romance.  | Illustration by Jon Reinfurt for Boston Magazine.

What screams “Gen Z” more than Zoom dates?

Tiffany Persaud, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of unexpected changes to our lives. Couples that once saw each other daily were forced to go months without physically being together. FaceTime, phone calls and Netflix...

Despite changes brought on by COVID-19, students at Iona still believe that romance isn’t dead. | Photo from

Gael Chat: Is Romance Dead at Iona?

Cameron Deshnad, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Iona, a school full of academic and athletic achievement, appears to be missing one certain aspect that all those Hollywood movies promised in bulk: romance! While there are a few relationships budding...

Making the most of winter break

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager November 15, 2020

With the second wave of COVID-19 hitting the world as hard as the first one, winter break trips seem unlikely and even impossible. This semester has been particularly stressful for students and you might not...

5 quirky gifts to buy your loved ones this holiday season

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2020

With the holiday season rolling around, it’s time to start thinking about buying gifts for our loved ones. Gift shopping can be a difficult task, and with everything going on in the world, the last...

Fighting the urge to splurge: Getting the best deals this Christmas

Tiffany Persaud, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

The fall semester is ending earlier than usual, but it’s never too early to start buying Christmas gifts. The recent mail delays and re-workings within shipping services have caused people to start...

Donald Trump has been campaigning across America with his infamous slogan “Make America Great Again

Get to know Trump

Tiffany Persaud, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

The sitting President of the United States is Donald J. Trump, who was elected in 2016 and is now up for re-election in 2020. As the first president whose main career was in real estate development...

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