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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...

Student-run academic journal provides opportunity for research, publication

Student-run academic journal provides opportunity for research, publication

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

The new peer-reviewed student journal, the Iona College Journal of Allied Health, hosted its launch party in the Hagerty Room on Oct. 8. The peer-reviewed journal is exclusive to Iona students and alumni who want to publish their work. The journal focuses on Psychology, Social Work, Speech...

Students celebrate LGBTQ pride on National Coming Out Day

Students celebrate LGBTQ pride on National Coming Out Day

Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Iona College clubLove is Love and Bailando Con Sazon co-hosted a National Coming Out Day celebration in LaPenta’s Endzone on Oct.11. Members of the Iona College community attended to celebrate everyone who took the opportunity to come out and show their support. The event provided a safe space...

Entrepreneur shares her highs, lows of business journey

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

October 17, 2019

The Hynes Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted the talk “Bringing Innovative Ideas to the Market” on Oct. 8 at Gael Ventures on North Avenue. The talk highlighted entrepreneur Stacey Blume, who shared her success and the challenges she faced in creating, marketing and selling her...

Students write notes of support for LGBTQ community

Students write notes of support for LGBTQ community

Cameron Deshnad, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2019

Iona’s Love is Love club kicked off Coming Out Week with their “Post-It Positive” event, where students wrote anonymous Post-it notes with positive messages and placing them on a decorated board, in LaPenta Lobby on Oct. 8. Many of the students passing by the board jumped at the chance to share...

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