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Love, Gaels

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Editor-in-Chief Luis Lopez writes about the love for a grandfather.

Love Gaels: The love of a grandfather

Luis Lopez January 25, 2024

As a child and into adulthood I grew up around my family and although each member of my family had their own impact on my life but one person that has had a strong impact on my upbringing and my ongoing...

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Features & Lifestyle Editor Luis Lopez writes about his love for the winter.

Love, Gaels: ‘The beauty of winter’

Luis Lopez, Features & Lifestyle Editor December 7, 2023

Winter is a month filled with chilly days and while most don’t enjoy the days that they encounter during the winter months, there is a bright side to the chilly weather that I can’t help but love....

For this issues Love, Gaels column, Features & Lifestyle Editor Luis Lopez writes about his experience in volunteer work.

Love, Gaels: ‘A passion for volunteering’

Luis Lopez, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 16, 2023

When I was 16 years old, I was told by my mother that I should volunteer at our local soup kitchen. I was hesitant to, initially, but I decided to swing by one day after school.   Once I was there,...

For this issues Love, Gaels column Features and Lifestyle Editor Luis Lopez writes about the love of ones comfort show.

Love, Gaels: ‘My comfort franchise’

Luis Lopez, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 2, 2023

As kids, we all had that one movie or show that we would watch on repeat all day, every day while memorizing each character, line, scene and everything in between. For me that show was “SpongeBob SquarePants,”...

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Features & Lifestyle Editor Luis Lopez writes about the love between siblings.

Love, Gaels: Loving a sibling

Luis Lopez, Features and Lifestyle Editor October 19, 2023

I was an only child for the first seven years of my life and rather content with being an only child, so the news of my parents expecting another child was surprising to me. I had never thought about having...

Love, Gaels: ‘Puppy Love’

Luis Lopez, Features and Lifestyle Editor September 21, 2023

Whether we’ve had first-hand experience with it or not, we can all imagine the love that one feels for an animal that we grew up with.     I was fortunate enough to grow up with a loyal companion...

Love, Gaels: ‘My Love of music in college’

Luis Lopez, Features and Lifestyle Editor September 7, 2023

Growing up, my music taste was a bit abstract, and I often felt like an outsider based on my music taste. However, that feeling allowed me to resonate with that music on a deeper, more personal level and...

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,...

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 I 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...

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...

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Audrey McMillin reflects on the time she spent with the grandma, playing doctors” and blowing bubbles.

Love, Gaels: ‘She was sweet like ice cream’

Audrey McMillin, Contributing Writer February 25, 2023

There is nothing better than a fun game of “pretend” with my grandma. When my grandma would come over to my house, she would do checkups on me using my doctors kit I got when I was little. I would...

Adara Johnson reflects on the various types of love she’s encountered in her life.

Love, Gaels: Different types of love

Adara Johnson, Contributing Writer February 13, 2023

They say the greatest joy in life is to love and to be loved. With Valentine's Day coming up, many couples will take this day to perform over the top gestures for each other, and people without significant...

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