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The Student News Site of Iona University

The Ionian

The Student News Site of Iona University

The Ionian


Photo by Luis Lopez. Read up on the useful resources at the Hynes Institute!

Spotlight: The Hynes Institute

Luis Lopez, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2024

Iona University is filled to the brim with valuable resources to help students and faculty excel in the academic space, one such location is the Hynes Institute located on the second floor of Spellman...

Photo by Paul OConnell. I interviewed Professor Paul OConnell to share his life story and his 30-year experience at Iona University before he retires.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Paul O’Connell

Adrian Vazquez, News Editor May 2, 2024

When you take a class taught by Professor Paul O’Connell, you will notice three things: His ungraded quizzes which emphasize careful thinking, his welcoming frankness with students, and his seemingly...

Learn about all fall things Dunkin Donuts related.

Food Central: Dunkin Donuts

Luis Lopez, Features and Lifestyle Editor October 19, 2023

Donuts and coffee are an iconic pairing and go together quite nicely for breakfast, lunch, or dinner treat. There are many donut or coffee franchises that serve as a nice treat for people all over the...

Kyle Byrne was awarded the “40 Under 40” Rising Stars Award.

Networking and making connections: How Kyle Byrne is using his experiences to give back to Gaels

Luis Lopez, Features and Lifestyle Editor October 5, 2023

Networking and resume building are key goals for all Iona students and those strong efforts pay off in the long run, as evidenced by the success story of Kyle Byrne, an Iona Alumni and current Assistant...

“The Mexican Corner Restaurant” is a family restaurant that serves Mexican cuisine to dine in or take out.

Food Central: The Mexican Corner that changed my life

Brandon Fairweather, Copy Editor October 5, 2023

Over 20 years ago, my mother was working as an academic counselor at Monroe College and as any other workday went, she ended up wrapping up her work around her lunch break and headed out to get food.    My...

Desserts are the best way to cap off a meal, so here are four places with great desserts around New Rochelle.

Restaurant Review: Dessert Special

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Everyone has a favorite dessert. It could be a type of pie, cake, something cold like ice cream or something warm like a fried dessert.  However, a dessert is only as good as the place that makes it,...

Kevin Villa is everyone’s favorite Starbucks Barista. 

‘Kevin from Starbucks’: Bringing positivity to Iona’s campus

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor October 9, 2022

Kevin Villa is more than a Starbucks barista; he might actually be the kindest person alive. With his go-to lighthearted catchphrases, Villa is one person everyone can count on to brighten even the darkest...

Bruno Pozzani gives his insight on his understanding of the English language.  

A personal account of Bruno, an international student

Bruno Pozzani, Contributing Writer March 31, 2022

“The word ‘shoes’ is something so common in the English language. However, shoes in the military are not simply part of an outfit, they signify who you are. Shoes in the military mean hard work,...

Actor and professor Michael Carrera-Grecco underlines the qualities needed in becoming an actor and some of the issues you might face once in the industry.  

For Michael Carrera-Grecco, life without passion is meaningless

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor February 13, 2022

Lights! Camera! Action! Or for Michael Carrera, recent days have consisted of taking attendance. Love for his craft and his teaching proceeds all else. Although he strictly wears head-to-toe neutrals,...

Dr. Hilary Jones  reflects on women in entrepreneurship

Dr. Hilary Jones reflects on women in entrepreneurship

Tiffany Persaud, Assistant Features & Lifestyle Editor March 11, 2021

Since the boom of women entering the workforce in the 1960s, women have had a tumultuous time making themselves equal to men. It’s Women’s History Month, and as a female-led newspaper, we want...

Gael chat: Dream jobs

Tiffany Persaud, Staff Writer September 18, 2020

Iona College is well known for its LaPenta School of Business, but students are also well-versed in the various majors and minors on campus. Ranging from those in the STEM field, business and liberal arts,...

Student Spotlight

Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

Atira Barber-Ellis Year: Senior Major: Public Relations Involvement: Vice President for BSU, Captain of the BSU Dance Team, Praise Dancer with Mission and Ministry Why did you choose your major? It...

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