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Gaels give back with annual Thanksgiving basket drive

Gaels give back with annual Thanksgiving basket drive

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

December 5, 2019

The Office of Mission and Ministry ran Iona College’s annual Thanksgiving basket collection involving various clubs and organizations on campus on Nov. 25 in the Mulcahy Gym. The office gathered 150 baskets and loaded them onto trucks to be driven to different organizations for distribution to families...

Alumna speaks on entrepreneurial mindset

Alumna speaks on entrepreneurial mindset

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

December 5, 2019

The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation hosted “How to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Experience” as a part of their Fall 2019 Hynes Distinguished Speaker Series on Nov. 14 in Romita Auditorium. The Distinguished Speaker, Tania Vargas, graduated from Iona in 1990...

Gerri Ripp Center hosts mock interviews to prepare seniors for career search

Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor

December 5, 2019

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Developmentconducted mock interviews as part of their career readiness program for seniors and student leaders on Nov. 22. The mock interviews were conducted with career advisors, and the goal of the sessions was to provide students with an opportunity to practice...

Students reflect on role behavior plays in different social situations

Students reflect on role behavior plays in different social situations

Krystal Ortiz, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Sophomore Chyanne Blaklyhosted a panel on the importance of code switching, the act of purposefully changing your behavior in an interaction, on Nov. 21. The panel’s purpose was to raise awareness on code switching by encouraging students to distinguish themselves from others. It also aimed to teach...

Student leaders prepare for potential Gaels

Student leaders prepare for potential Gaels

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

November 14, 2019

Student leaders and faculty are preparing for the arrival of potential incoming students as Iona hosts its second open house of the year on Nov. 16. Open House at Iona typically takes on the same schedule every year with students and families checking in and enjoying breakfast at 9 a.m. The potential...

Campus Safety informs students on gun safety practices, laws

Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

Iona College Director of Campus Safety Adrian Navarette gave a beginner’s guide to guns and gun safety at the event, "Gun Talk: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask," as part of Week of the Peacemaker on Nov. 5. Navarette has been a member of the Iona community since he graduated...

President and Chief of Advertising Revenue of CBS-Viacom shares experience, insight with students

President and Chief of Advertising Revenue of CBS-Viacom shares experience, insight with students

Julia Fabrizio, Features & Lifestyle Editor

November 14, 2019

Iona College welcomed President and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer at Viacom and CBSJo Ann Ross to campus as part of Iona’s celebration of 50 Years of Women on Oct. 30. Ross shared her story of entering the advertising field and struggling as a professional woman. She also provided advice for...

AIL hosts Mario Kart tournament, welcomes all players

AIL hosts Mario Kart tournament, welcomes all players

Maureen DeGregorio, Social Media Manager

November 14, 2019

The Admirers of Illustrated Literature hosted a Mario Kart Tournament in the Game Room on the ground floor of the LaPenta Student Union on Nov. 7. Students were able to compete in the tournament and socialize with one another while the competition slowly advanced. During the tournament, members of...

Art exhibit showcases faculty talent

Art exhibit showcases faculty talent

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

October 31, 2019

The Counsel on the Arts is hosting the Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition from Oct. 15 through Dec. 5 in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery. The gallery displays artwork developed by faculty featuring Brother Kenneth Chapman, Jeffrey Price, Thomas Ruggio and Ryan Seslow. The artworks include photography,...

Students enjoy night of Greek pottery painting, ASL

Students enjoy night of Greek pottery painting, ASL

Katie Malling, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Greek Culture Club collaborated with the American Sign Language Club to host its annual Pottery Night in the LaPenta EndZone on Oct. 21. Members of the Iona community attended to socialize and take part in painting small terracotta pots with their own unique, colorful designs. During the evening,...

OLAS movie night highlights community

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Organization of Latin American Students hosted an open movie night in the LaPenta EndZone on Oct. 23. Many members of the Iona community came and joined in on the fun. The goal of the event was to uphold the appreciation of beauty and uniqueness of Latin culture in a different way while also...

Everything you need to know about the Counseling Center

Kasey Campbell, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

We are all navigating different struggles in our lives, and sometimes we don’t know who to turn to or where we can go for help. Iona College understands the importance of mental health and the need for programs specifically designed to help college students. On the second floor of Spellman Hall is...

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