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Iona strives for sustainability through partnership with Cenergistic

Iona strives for sustainability through partnership with Cenergistic

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2020

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Iona College has been working with Cenergistic, a leading energy conservation firm, to help reduce the consumption of oil, natural gas, water and electricity on campus. With the goal of saving over $2.5 million in energy costs and reducing energy consumptio...

Outside Iona

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

September 18, 2020

Throughout our hectic student lives, we should always remain aware of what is happening  around us. In this column, I find the most significant things going on around the world and  provide you with a small blurb of all the nitty-gritty details! Here are some of the major events  that have been happeni...

Greek organizations take pledge against hazing

Greek organizations take pledge against hazing

Mary Conroy, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma and the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi held an event called “These Hands Don’t Haze”  on the Spellman Portico on Sept. 7.    The annual event is a national pledge to prevent hazing as well as intervene and report hazing if one sees it occurring. Both Greek organi...

Outside Iona

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

September 1, 2020

Throughout our hectic student lives, we should always remain aware of what is happening  around us. In this column, I find the most significant things going on around the world and  provide you with a small blurb of all the nitty-gritty details! Here are some of the major events  that have been happeni...

Commuter assistants adjust to new changes, leadership

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

September 1, 2020

Commuter Assistants from the division of Off-Campus and Commuter Services are responsible for making first-year students’ transition to college smoother and helping them get involved in campus organizations. This role has been altered with the new remote conditions.     Commuter Assistants are assigned a cohor...

Gaels continue to give back to homeless during pandemic

Margaret Dougherty, Managing Editor

September 1, 2020

The Office of Mission and Ministry (OMM) coordinated their first Midnight Run of the semester on Aug. 27.   This service trip offered students the opportunity to give food, clothing and companionship to the homeless of New York City.   OMM organized the event by splitting it into three shifts. The first two shifts consisted of seven to eight students who worked on arranging th...

Students show support for LGBTQ+ community with notes

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

September 1, 2020

The Love is Love club hosted “Post-it Positive,” a digital event designed to share love and positivity for those in the LGBTQ community on Aug. 25.       “Post it Positive” was an all-day virtual event where students were prompted to text “LOVEISLOVEIC931” and then write a me...

Art exhibit emphasizes political climate, freedom of expression

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2020

The Iona College Council on the Arts and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts present “Unapologetically Me,” a virtual gallery exhibition and gallery talk by Alvin Clayton-Fernandes, an artist, model and restaurateur from New Rochelle, from July 1 to Sept. 30.     Clayton’s art is influ...

Campus reopens with new health and safety policies, procedures

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

President Carey sent an email to the Iona community declaring that the campus would be reopening for the fall semester with strict health and safety standards in place on May 28.   During the initial outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March, Iona made the decision to close the ...

Virtual playlist bingo keeps students engaged, interactive

Virtual playlist bingo keeps students engaged, interactive

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

August 20, 2020

The Division of Student Life hosted a virtual Playlist Bingo activity, where students were able to join for the chance of winning money prizes, on Aug. 9.     Participants were able to join the event through a link provided by an email from Student Activities. After pressing the link, studen...

Outside Iona

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

August 20, 2020

Throughout our hectic student lives, we should always remain aware of what is happening  around us. In this column, I find the most significant things going on around the world and  provide you with a small blurb of all the nitty-gritty details! Here are some of the major events  that have b...

Students, faculty adjust to changes on campus

Abbigail Cypert, Contributing Writer

August 20, 2020

Professors, students and faculty are back in action after the semester began on August 10.     Since the initial outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Iona has been working on creating safety guidelines that promote the health of everyone on campus. This has left many individuals needing to ge...

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