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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...

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...

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...

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...

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