The Ionian


Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor

September 5, 2019

I’m a sucker for romantic comedies. Whenever I pick a movie to watch, I always go for the humorous, light-hearted genre so many fail to appreciate. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good action movie and even enjoy a horror film every now and then, but rom-coms still rank number one. I know what you’re...

Why I surround myself with positive people

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2019

There is a sign in Resident Hall Director Alanna Perez’s office that says, “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” The first time I saw this hanging in her office, I didn’t think much of it. I liked its message – that the energy you put out into the world will draw similar people towards you. A year...

The importance of health in college

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager

September 5, 2019

A common joke between college students today is what would happen if tragedy befell us. We tend to laugh and play along, trying to see who can come up with the craziest idea. Is it really that funny? What does it say about our generation of leaders if our humor is so dark and twisted? I believe that...

The highs and lows of my educational experience at Iona

Michael Coppola, Chief Copy Editor

May 4, 2019

I have had both positive and negative educational experiences at Iona that will forever stick with me for incredibly different reasons. Some courses I’ve taken during my four years here have left me as satisfied as Olivia Jade after miraculously getting a 1600 on her SAT. Others have made me groan...

How the Players helped make Iona my home

Kelly Farrell, Chief Photo Editor

May 4, 2019

Looking back on my four years at Iona, I am content. I never thought I would love Iona as much as I have, and I am so lucky for my experience. Not every day was perfect: it was hard transitioning the first month of freshman year. However, once I met my best friends, Iona slowly became home. I remember...

Looking back at my four years of college

Kaitlyn Cameron, Social Media Manager

May 4, 2019

  It’s hard to believe I’m sitting down writing my last opinion piece for The Ionian as the last few weeks of my college experience comes to a close. These past four years have been some of the best years of my life and have given me memories that I will cherish forever. Iona has provided...

Reflecting on my personal growth throughout college

Julia O'Regan, Features Editor

May 4, 2019

Iona College was the first college that I was accepted to. I hadn’t known what to expect when I applied to a little private school down in New Rochelle, New York, of all places. I’m from a mid-sized town in southeast Massachusetts; almost everyone from my class was going to schools like University...

How I overcame my separation anxiety

Dana Ruby, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2019

Growing up, I had severe separation anxiety. Whenever I was away from home, I felt this inexplicable panic, almost unable to breathe because I was so anxious about spending the night away from home. In fact, I struggled so much with staying away from my family and my house that it wasn’t until I was...

My unexpected college experience

Abigail Rapillo, News Editor

May 4, 2019

A lot of time passes while you are in college. Four years is a long time, especially at this age. We come into college at 18, barely an adult, and come out at 21 or 22, expected to enter the “real world” and pay taxes. I have grown in ways that I had not even dreamed of when I started at Iona....

Senior year; the true endgame

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

How Iona helped further my passion for sports writing and taught me one of the biggest lessons in life.

My frustration with on- campus food options

Ciara Serpa, Assistant Advertising Manager

April 17, 2019

It’s the age-old trope about how food offered at any educational institution isn’t gourmet. As children, we watch TV shows where characters are forced to eat gray goo. We thank our lucky stars that this is all acting. But are we really as satisfied as we think we are? Recently, a friend of mine...

What the television show ‘Lucifer’ means to me

Krsytal Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

April 17, 2019

For those who do not know, the show “Lucifer” is about the titular devil who gets tired of ruling hell and decides to take a vacation to Los Angeles. He then finds a beautiful detective and ends up becoming a civilian consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department. The show takes off from there,...

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