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How to make your dorm more festive for the holidays

How to make your dorm more festive for the holidays

Emily Varker, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2019

The holidays can be a tough time of year for college students living away from home. Finals season is looming, it’s getting dark out earlier and earlier and you’re not with your loved ones during this time of family togetherness. In order to avoid being a total Scrooge this season, you can easily...

Making the best of winter break

Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Finals season is well underway, and most are patiently waiting for it to end so they can enjoy a month at home with family and old friends. Winter break is a time to unwind and recharge, but what can you do to make the most of your break? If you’re still on overdrive from the fall semester, you...

Making the best of winter break

Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Finals season is well underway, and most are patiently waiting for it to end so they can enjoy a month at home with family and old friends. Winter break is a time to unwind and recharge, but what can you do to make the most of your break? If you’re still on overdrive from the fall semester, you...

The hottest makeup trends to rock this holiday season

The hottest makeup trends to rock this holiday season

Eileen Exama, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

With the holidays fast approaching, we are seeing many new makeup and beauty collections emerge alongside new trends. From the hottest makeup gifts to the best looks you’ll see this season, here’s everything you need to know. Many brands are coming to you with a myriad of holiday collections to...

The best Christmas gift ideas that won’t break the bank

The best Christmas gift ideas that won’t break the bank

Natalie Jimenez, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The holidays are creeping up on us, folks. Not to mention, many of us have a long list of people to shop for! With all the gifting you are soon going to be doing, you’re probably trying to figure out some ways to avoid breaking the bank. After all, it is the thought that counts, so this year let us...

How to ace all your final exams

Katherine Daily, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

It is the final stretch of the semester, and exams are officially upon us. In order to finish the year strong, it may be a good idea to face these exams with a different approach and study strategy. Take a look at these final exam study tips to help you end the semester strong. Most would agree that...

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...

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