The Ionian


Finals week is coming, so here are some tips to help you make it through entirely intact.  

Surviving finals week

Niomi Nunez, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

’Tis the season to be sleep deprived and stressed, fa-la-la-la-la-la! Finals week is here, which means restless nights of studying and writing papers. The week gifts students with early symptoms of carpal...

Whether he’s in Argentina or America, Juan Cadile will always be in pursuit of goodness, the truth and morality. 

Altruism through technology: How Juan Cadile plans to upgrade the healthcare industry

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor May 5, 2022

Juan Cadile may look younger than he is, but he is years wiser and brighter than the average 23-year-old. He owns his own software development company, is involved with the Hynes Institute, is an RA in...

As the climate crisis worsens, college campuses are urging students to lead eco-friendly lifestyles.  

Joining the fight against climate change

Niomi Nunez, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

You may live in a house made of brick and your friend may live in a house made of wood, but we all live in a home that is made of rainforests and deserts, mountains and glaciers, and oceans and flatlands;...

Many people that celebrate Cino de Mayo in the US don’t even know what the Mexican holiday commemorates.  

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Every May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that is always fun and exciting. There are endless ways to get involved, but you should probably learn about the history of the event first. Despite what everybody...

Now with a mostly unmasked campus, learning to socialize without hiding your facial expressions is a key culture readjustment.   

Dusting off your social skills

Niomi Nunez, Contributing Writer April 21, 2022

All it takes is the faint natural stretch of your lips and the appealing posture in your cheekbones to welcomingly say, “Hello!” That “hello” may only seem like the beginning of a splendid conversation,...

Sexual assault is a delicate subject that requires the attention of college campuses where victims are at the highest vulnerability. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Niomi Nunez, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

It is April, which means the weather becomes slightly warmer and rain falls every other day. The month brings an abundance of holidays and celebratory events, including April Fool’s Day, Easter, Passover...

Gilbert O’Brien defies the odds of an age gap and goes back to college in his early 50s.  

Pen and paper notetaking is still alive

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 21, 2022

Staring out from his window sipping his large cup of coffee, Gilbert O’Brien questions himself, “Damn, what do I do now?” Post-retirement is enjoyable for 70-year-olds with a beach house in Florida,...

Without the visions of artisans like Daniela, life would be monotonous.  

Philosophy through a fashionista’s lens

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 21, 2022

If Daniela Demosthene wasn’t pursuing fashion, she would've made a great therapist. She can calm the aura in any room and holds wisdom beyond her mere 22 years of age.   Being an Aries, Demosthene...

Young politicians like Abigail Natoli have hopes of creating peace between America’s two-party system.  

Politics is not a playdate

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor March 31, 2022

November 2016 was one of the most infamous presidential elections to take place in America. Enmity between Republican and Democrats was at a record-breaking high. Violence, lawsuits, power-struggles and...

Prevent financial mistakes by acquiring basic knowledge on how to make, save, and spend money.  

The significance of financial literacy

Esai Hernandez, Contributing Writer March 31, 2022

An individual who possesses the knowledge and ability of incorporating wise and secure financial decisions is known as being “financially literate.” Financial literacy can allow individuals to not...

Learning to rise and shine earlier than your normal wake up time improves overall productivity.  

North Ave at 7 a.m.: Why you should start waking up early

Niomi Nunez, Contributing Writer March 31, 2022

Sometime around 9:30 in the morning, ten trucks begin to back up behind Hales Hall, waking up hundreds of residents. Three hours earlier, sometime around 6:30, a family of birds begin chirping at the sun...

Hot button issues like body image are necessary to discuss amongst Gaels to develop an understanding of their self-worth.

The dangers of body image issues must be addressed

Esai Hernandez, Contributing Writer March 12, 2022

There are so many individuals who are insecure and anxious of their physical appearance. Body image issues could lead to seriously negative thoughts and actions, such as depression and suicide. A group...

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