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Finals week can be the most stressful time of the year, but here are some tips to handle the stress.

Four tips for finals week

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Finals week is a week dreaded by almost everyone and can lead to a lot of overwhelming and stressful situations. With the combination of essays, projects and time dedicated to studying it’s easy to see...

Spring showers bring May flowers…and a lot of indoor rainy days. Here are some activities that can help make rainy days a little less gloomy.

Rainy-day activities

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 20, 2023

Unfortunately, the chant “rain, rain go away” doesn’t work during the spring season. To get to the warm—sometimes unbearably hot—weather most crave, we must endure the damp air and unfortunate...

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, features & lifestyle editor Niomi Nunez writes about coming to enjoy her own company.

Love, Gaels: ‘Keeping myself company’

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 20, 2023

I grew up in a loud family of six—I am the youngest of four sisters and daughter to a selfless mother and honest father. This means I was constantly surrounded by others. I always had to share a room,...

Seasonal allergies effect every one in three U.S. adults. Here is how some Iona Gaels are coping with the season change.

Gaels Chat: Seasonal Allergies

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 20, 2023

It’s springtime, which means the bees will buzz, the flowers will bloom and the pollen will attack. For those suffering with seasonal allergies, springtime can be rough. While others enjoy the rising...

The current freshmen class is feeling the long-tern effects of the pandemic on their college education, and some are even using Chat GPT as a solution to their academic struggles.

Freshman Gaels chat about education and Chat GPT

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor March 31, 2023

In March of 2020, everyone was sent home from school, and it wasn’t because of some rebellious act or some dress code violation—it was because the world had turned upside down. The COVID-19 pandemic...

For this issues “Love, Gaels” column, Brandon Fairweather writes about his time at Iona and thanks his fellow Gaels who helped him flourish.

Love, Gaels: The blessings of a future that you couldn’t predict

Brandon Fairweather, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

May 15, 2020. To most, this was likely just another agonizing day inside as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on. However, to me, it symbolized so much more— a bittersweet day in which I had to say goodbye...

From taro ice cream to mango popping boba tea, YUM Ice cream is perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

Restaurant Reviews: Unique ice cream and boba tea flavors at YUM Ice Cream

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

Rolled ice cream and boba tea go together like peanut butter and jelly, and if you’re looking for a place to get some ice cream and boba, then YUM Ice Cream located at 8 Anderson Avenue has got you covered.   The...

Taking care of yourself is part of the equation of success.

Prioritizing self-care

Jordan Correa and Niomi Nunez March 30, 2023

Nowadays, self-care is something that is overlooked. Self-care is when you provide yourself with mental or physical nourishment, prioritizing your well-being above all else.  Knowing when to take a break...

In this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Audrey McMillin recalls a lost love with a lover who is still close by.

Love, Gaels: ‘He’s just a rose-colored memory’

Audrey McMillin, Contributing Writer March 12, 2023

I wonder if when you see her and pass by her on the street, pretending she’s just another stranger, that a part of you remembers the people you used to be together behind closed doors.   They met...

March marks the start of Women’s History Month.

Marching into Women’s History Month

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor March 12, 2023

On March 13, 1913, more than 8,000 women marched to the streets of Washington D.C, demanding the right to vote. With a decade old campaign, and anger and drive, these women fought for the right to be heard....

Whether you like it or not, fashion trends from the past are making a comeback and plan to stay a little while longer.

Resurrecting fashion trends from the past

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor March 12, 2023

History is bound to repeat itself and is doing so in recent fashion trends. Today, fashion is all about popularizing what was once the chokehold of past generations. From flared pants to oversized blazers,...

It’s not too late to plan a quick spring break vacation. Here are some cheap and fun spring break destinations that might be worth checking out.

Cheap, last minute spring break destinations

Jordan Correa, Staff Writer March 12, 2023

Spring break is right around the corner, and for the many students still hoping to plan a trip, there are still a lot of places to go. This spring break is all about relaxation and rejuvenation, especially...

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