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Ways to keep busy this summer: A return to childhood

Erin Kelly, Contributing Writer

May 15, 2020

As the spring semester comes to an end, thousands of college students are thinking of ways to keep themselves entertained during this unique summer. For Iona students quarantining at home, this means more time spent with family and perhaps a trip down memory lane. As we look for ways to keep busy,...

Preparing for finals at home

Mary Conroy, Contributing Writer

May 15, 2020

As Gaels are in the final few days of the semester, there is one more hurdle to jump over; final exams at home. While Iona students have been adjusting to online classes, it’s unmarked territory for everyone. Gaels at this time of the year are usually studying in the library, stocking up on Starbucks...

Our Editors’ Quarantine Picks

Victoria Sanseverino, Copy Editor

April 29, 2020

Being in quarantine has left many of us with a need to escape into something that transports us beyond the four walls of our bedrooms. From thumbing through our favorite books to exploring new hobbies like cooking, our editors share what has been keeping them sane during this tumultuous time. Matt...

A guide to self-care in quarantine

Margaret Dougherty, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

As millions of people remain in self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “self-care” has taken on a whole new meaning. Simply putting on a facemask or organizing your closet is no longer enough. The psychological toll of the current crisis is intense, and it is common to be experiencing...

Maintaining relationships while social distancing

Katherine Daly & Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer & Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, each passing moment brings us into a strange new reality. During this time, we’re being advised to stay home and distance ourselves from our friends and our families. While we are all adjusting to this new routine, it is okay to acknowledge that social distancing has taken...

Zoom Etiquette

Katherine Daily, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

The current Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a series of frantic efforts that has uprooted our lives in ways we never thought possible. One of these dramatic changes that we now refer to as distance learning has definitely affected all students. From kindergarten to universities, all courses and...

Taking advantage of Iona’s online resources

Julia Fabrizio, Features Editor

April 17, 2020

As colleges move to online learning to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, students are losing a lot of the resources they had access to on campus. In an attempt to make this transition easier for everyone, Iona is offering many resources online. Students will still have access to many virtual services...

Motivation for when the pandemic passes

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

The ongoing pandemic has had an immense effect on nearly every aspect of our lives and it’s not hard to feel hopeless with no immediate end in sight. Giving into this hopelessness, however, will only make the situation more difficult, which isn’t beneficial for our mental and emotional well-being....

Grocery shopping during a pandemic

Margaret Dougherty, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

As most of the country remains homebound under social distancing guidelines, trips to the grocery store may be one of the sole reasons you leave your house. However, with the panic surrounding the coronavirus, shopping has become a stressful experience. In order to make grocery shopping effective while...

Hobbies and Activities

Eileen Exama, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Ever since school closed, our schedules have changed and we’re stuck working at home. In times like this we tend to lose our minds and struggle to find things that’ll occupy us. Here are some tips on what you can do to keep busy and make the most of your time at home. Keep Your Schedule I know this is diff...

Finding a balance between social media, mental health

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Social media has radically changed our social climate by making us more connected to others and the world around us, but it can harshly affect a person’s lifestyle and mental health as well. Whether it’s used for staying informed on news or posting about social activities, many people spend an...

Winter skincare tips

Katherine Daily, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The harsh cold air of winter has finally arrived and you’re going to need to know a few things as your body adjusts to the drop in temperature. Cold weather and low humidity results in dry air, stealing moisture from your skin and leaving you with nothing but itchy skin, chapped lips and dry knuckles. It’s...

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