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Student Spotlight: Ashley Blake

Maria Desir Contributing Writer

October 4, 2018

You might mistake her as a resident. However, Ashley Blake is a commuter who is on campus all the time due to her active involvement at Iona.Nickname: Busy Bee Blake: She “loves being busy.” In her world, not working is boring.Year: SophomoreMajor: PsychologyMinor: Neuroscience with a biology trackOn-ca...

The Iona student perspective on ‘ghosting’

Edona Maracaj Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

One of the worst feelings that one may go through is rejection. However, what would make this rejection even worse is not knowing why someone has suddenly decided to cut ties. The use of social media and the smart phone has created new forms of rejection, especially amongst younger generations. One of ...

Tips to help freshmen conquer their first year of college

Maria Desir Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018

College is nothing like high school. You have a heavier academic workload, two or three hour breaks before your next class and you are officially able to make independent decisions. Your four years at college will go by in the blink of an eye, so to make the most out of your four years, consider these ...

Changing your closet, activities for autumn season

Sara Lestrange Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Are you having trouble with what to wear with the weather changes lately? Constantly checking your weather app to help you decide on an outfit? We can all agree that the weather patterns have not been consistent for the last couple of years when we change from season to season. Unfortunately no one k...

DIYs to try in your dorm

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Now that the fall semester has officially started and the stress of classes, work and other activities has begun, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel worn out. This is why it’s important to have your own safe place, somewhere you can escape to and release some of your tension and anxiety. In ...

Tips, tricks for dealing with hair during winter season

Kasey Campbell Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018

With the falling leaves and crisp air slowly approaching, one familiar feeling has slowly crept its way onto campus—fall! Say goodbye to salty beach waves and sun-kissed streaks, as this change in season can seriously take a toll on your luscious locks. While the transition to fall weather may cause major ...

A Gael’s guide to Iona College clubs

Julia Fabrizio and Julia O’Regan Staff Writer and Features Editor

September 20, 2018

Clubs and organizations on campus play a massive part in Iona’s culture. Clubs are just getting back in the swing of things, so now is the best time to join!Iona offers a wide array of organizations to get involved in, including academic clubs, club sports, multicultural groups, media groups, perf...

New trends, social themes dominate New York Fashion Week

Nia Sago Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

September is the time of year that introduces some fall favorites: Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, Halloween costume ideas and an event that comes only twice a year: New York Fashion Week. If you aren’t aware, NYFW is a huge event for fashion designers, where shows and performances are presented to...

New semester resolutions: Be your best self this semester by following these tips

Victoria Sanseverino Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

The beginning of the fall signifies the start of a new academic year, and a new year means new resolutions. Whether this is your first year at Iona or your last, everyone knows that it is way too easy to fall into bad habits. As hard as we try, our bright and shiny first day of class smiles soon turn i...

Off-campus meal plan eateries to visit this semester

Julia O’Regan Features Editor

September 5, 2018

For those living on campus, the Iona meal plan is essential. While eating on campus can be good, sometimes you need to venture off campus just to find something different.However, there are some restrictions on the Iona student’s meal plan. Freshmen get a total of $500 to spend off campus, while upper...

A look back on summer 2018

Stacey Franciamore Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Now that classes have started, it is time to say goodbye to summer. The warmest months of 2018 were filled with events that influenced the world, the nation and our community.It’s hard to keep up with the news, especially with so many groundbreaking stories constantly emerging. Freshman Erik Godoy re...

Fall fashion preview

Fall fashion preview

Nia Sago Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Happy September! You know what that means—fall is finally coming. Yes, it's almosttime for crunchy leaves, hot chocolate and big, warm sweaters. As the new season approaches,you might be wondering what you can wear to keep up with the fall styles and what will makeyou stand out in your daily #ootd p...

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