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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, undergraduate students have the leeway to be educated in any field or personal interest. Not only does Iona of...

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 gave me freedom. It was like the only major that I can do whatever I want with it. I can’t put...

Farewell to seniors

Julia Fabrizio, Features Editor

May 15, 2020

Iona has been home to the senior class over the past four years, but as the semester nears its end, seniors are reflecting on all their memories and experiences from their time at Iona. Senior Kaitlin Pearce says some of her favorite memories are from Homecoming weekend. "Everyone comes together...

Dr. Cosby re ects on life, career, Black History Month

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features Assistant

February 27, 2020

Dr. Nadine Cosby Department: Media and Strategic Communications   Where did you grow up? How was your family situation? “I was actually born in Jamaica. My parents moved here when I was very young - I was about five years old. And then I spent about the next five to eight years spending t...

Student Spotlight

Dominique Lopez plans on getting her master's degree and a doctorate in business so can work towards starting her

Julia Fabrizio, Features Editor

February 1, 2020

Dominique Lopez Year: Junior Major: Business Management Involvement: BSU, BSU Dance Team, Fashion Club, Resident Assistant   Why Iona? I have a twin brother here, and he committed to Iona for soccer first. I literally decided on National Decision Day at 11:59pm where I wanted to go, a...

Student Spotlight

Cordaro says joining the Gaels Activities Board was the best decision she made at Iona.

Julia Fabrizio, Features Editor

October 17, 2019

Name: Alyssa Cordaro Year: Senior Major: Mass Communication Concentration: Broadcast Media Minor: Criminal Justice Clubs/Organizations: Gaels Activities Board (GAB), Iona College TV (ICTV), WICR (Iona College Radio), OSD Student Employment Position Why did you choose Iona? I decided t...

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Maria Desir, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

What is your role here at Iona? “I’m currently the senior career development specialist for the Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development. I’ve been working in the career center for seven years and have been in this role for about three and a half years. In this role, I work directly with stud...

Dominique Lopez

September 5, 2019

Dominique Lopez Year: Junior Major: Business Management Involvement: BSU, BSU Dance Team, Fashion Club, Resident Assistant Why Iona? I have a twin brother here, and he committed to Iona for soccer first. I literally decided on National College Decision Day at 11:59 p.m. where I want...

Student Spotlight

Ravyne chose her major because her goal in high school was to work at BuzzFeed.

Julia Fabrizio, Assistant Features Editor

April 19, 2019

Name: Ravyne Slaughter Year: Junior Major: Mass Communications, Concentration in Public Relations Minor: Social Work Clubs and Activities: Gamma Lambda Rho Sorority, executive board member on the Student Leader Alliance for Multiculturalism, Gael Guide, Orientation Leader Why did you choose...

Brother Devlin’s food pantry on campus helps students

Brother Devlin sets out some of the products donated to the food pantry in his office.

Daniel Macri, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Every college student can understand the difficulty that comes with balancing their finances and academics. Having noticed the struggle of students to afford meals, Brother J. Kevin Devlin decided to start a food pantry on campus. In 1802, Blessed Edmund Rice opened his first school in Waterford,...

Student Spotlight

Schultz credits her involvement in the Iona community to joining Greek Life her freshman year.

Julia O’Regan, Features Editor

February 28, 2019

Name: Hannah Schultz Year: Senior Major: Environmental Studies,Concentration in Political Science Clubs and Activities: President of the Council of Greek Governance, Gael Community Ambassador for the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services, Networking and Recruitment Chair for IonaTHON, M...

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...

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