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Student Life Diversity Committee hosts multicultural recognition ceremony

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

May 15, 2020

The Student Life Diversity Committee hosted the annual Multicultural Recognition Ceremony to celebrate and promote diversity in the Iona community on May 8. The event was coordinated by the SLDC. The committee iscomprised of members from the Division of Student Life, such as the Counseling Center, the Offi...

Counseling Center hosts virtual events for sexual awareness month

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

April 30, 2020

The Counseling Center is hosting a series of events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month from April 14 to April 30.   The events include “Messages of Hope and Inspiration,” “Trauma Informed Yoga,” “Demin Day” and “Cosplay is not Consent.”   The events were...

Seniors express concerns regarding online commencement

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

April 30, 2020

Iona College announced that they will be holding an online commencement ceremony for graduating seniors on April 17.   Due to the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the college decided to hold the ceremony online, where eligible students will graduate and degrees wil...

CSA keeps commuters connected, involved amidst pandemic

April 30, 2020

The Commuter Student Association hosted a Trivia Kahoot! on April 21.   CSA was established as a way to keep commuters involved and help them feel welcome at Iona, according to CSA PresidentPathea Bruno. The organization was designed to be a safe space for commuters to share what concerns...

Colleges Against Cancer fundraises for virtual Relay for Life

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

April 30, 2020

Throughout the semester, Colleges Against Cancer has been fundraising for cancer research. Despite not being able to host their Relay for Life event, the club is finding new ways to fundraise and engage students. CAC is an organization designed to advocate and fundraise for the American Cancer Society. “We...

Love is Love organization remains active despite pandemic

Love is Love organization remains active despite pandemic

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

April 17, 2020

Iona club and organization Love is Love continues to remain active through virtual interaction with their members despite the current conditions. According to Kaitlyn Camperlino, president of Love is Love, the mission of the organization is to promote advocacy and representation for the LGBTQIA+ community....

Office of Career Development offering virtual services

Office of Career Development offering virtual services

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

April 17, 2020

The Office of Career Development has adapted to the new remote environment and is now offering many of its services digitally with many future events. According to Senior Career Development Specialist and Coordinator for the Mosaic Mentorship Program Sara Osorio, the office has been developing new...

Iona College classes move online

Iona College classes move online

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

April 17, 2020

Iona College President Seamus Carey, Ph.D., announced that all classes will be moved online and that all employees should work from home on March 17. Since then, teachers and students have made adaptations to the big change. Iona has taken many steps to further prepare students and faculty for the...

Coachella goes virtual

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

April 17, 2020

CEO of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Philip Anschutz announced that the popular party event will be held digitally on April 10. The annual event was co-founded by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen in 1999 and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Presents. The music festival...

World Champion Snake player snubs haters

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

Iona College, home to the Gaels and a world champion snake player!? Freshman Elizabeth Kiernan has been training all her life to show the world her skills in the classic pastime and video game, Snake. The world champion was discovered in the back of a biology classroom after keen- eye junior Matthew...

Iona College introduces TikTok masterclass

Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor

April 17, 2020

With the rising influence of social media in today’s world, Iona College’s Media & Strategic Communication department is finding new ways to prepare its students for the complexity of the social media landscape. In the spring 2020-21 semester, Iona College will be offering a course focused solely...

“Tiger King’s” Joe Exotic to host virtual talk for Iona students via Zoom

Julia Fabrizio, Features Editor

April 17, 2020

Joe Exotic of “Tiger King” plans to take on the college circuit to host virtual talks for college students via Zoom. Iona College will be one of the few colleges in which Joe will host his talks exclusively for students straight from prison. Netflix’s new documentary is the talk of the quarantine,...

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