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Lifeguarding is a common summer job for college students, as it fits in with their summer break.

Gael chat: Summer plans

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2021

The pandemic caused students to miss out on last summer’s antics, so they’re not letting anything hold them back from having fun this summer. Making memories with our loved ones was taken for granted...

Seniors are looking forward to celebrating their academic success at their graduation ceremony.

Farewell to Seniors

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2021

With graduation just around the corner, seniors are making their last-minute dashes to complete assignments, send out job applications and make plans for their special day. Iona College has been a...

Even the smallest of hobbies, such as crafting, can become an at-home business.

Five ways to make money from home

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2021

Summer is normally an easy time for college students to find seasonal work, but that might not be the case this year since so many people are struggling to find employment. The pandemic has changed the...

ASPCA volunteer saves three kittens from the wildfires in Northern California.

Where you can volunteer this summer in Westchester

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2021

Bettering our society is a collective effort. Most worldly crises are caused by people, so everyone should be dedicating their time and money to humanitarian causes if they have the means to do so.   During...

The Roman Colosseum makes Rome an ideal destination for art and architecture.

8 places to visit in your 20s

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 22, 2021

The pandemic has put our lives on hold for over a year. With the recent changes in vaccine eligibility, getting back to normal seems more possible as the days go by. After a year of state and city shutdowns,...

Colorful eye looks are what’s in this spring.

Spring beauty tips

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor April 22, 2021

While spring has been underway for several weeks now, the weather’s fluctuating behavior has left our glam looking like we’re still in fall. Spring is seen as the segue into summer, so most beauty-related...

Earth Day is an opportunity to learn about and advocate for environmental concerns.

Celebrating Earth Day

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Earth Day is commemorated on April 22, and it serves as a timely reminder of the importance of protecting our planet for the future. The first Earth Day was held 51 years ago in 1970 in the midst of a...

There are plenty of crystals to choose from, but crystals like rose quartz, amethyst, and selenite are very popular.

A beginner’s crystal healing guide

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor April 22, 2021

Crystal healing isn’t new in most corners of the world, but it has recently gotten more attention than before. Mostly perpetrated on social media, using crystals has become a daily practice to...

Baked feta pasta and whipped coffee are two of TikTok’s most viral recipes.

The best TikTok recipes

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 8, 2021

TikTok has proven to be a social media app for all. From dance videos to makeup and cooking tutorials – if you’re looking for it, TikTok has it. A few weeks ago, a tomato and feta pasta recipe...

23.1% of female students and 5.4% of male students in the United States experience sexual assault and most cases go unreported.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor April 8, 2021

Trigger warning: this article discusses rape and sexual assault.    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and as a community that enforces safety regulations and comfortability for its students,...

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more stressors and less ways for students to deal with them.

Stress Awareness Month during a pandemic

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 8, 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month and the past year of dealing with a pandemic makes it extremely important to prioritize your mental health.   It’s needless to say that the past year has been...

Ramadan is a month-long celebration of when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

Preparing for Ramadan

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor April 8, 2021

While observing Ramadan, Muslims simultaneously juggle school and work. So, considering this is a time of strict fasting and intense prayer, last-minute preparations might be overwhelming for some families.   Ramadan...

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