The Ionian


Find Comfort in a Good Read

Victoria Sanseverino, Copy Editor

April 29, 2020

I went to Trinity College in Dublin yesterday, photographer Sally Mann’s Virginia farm the day before that, and every night before I go to sleep, I take a quick jaunt through the endless halls of Hogwarts—which is, needless to say, tucked away somewhere in the United Kingdom. Being that I am trapped...

How playing video games competitively has helped me in life

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

Today’s society sees video games differently than they did 20 years ago. Back in the day, video games were seen as a kid’s way of distracting him or herself, which took away valuable time they could’ve used focusing on something that they could make a living with once they had grown up, like sports...

Photography teaches me mistakes are okay

Victoria Sanseverino, Chief Copy Editor

February 27, 2020

Having completed essentially all of my dual major requirements going into spring 2020—my very last semester here at Iona—I had some extra room to take any class of my choosing and decided upon digital photography. I have always been drawn to the visual arts, especially photography. I wanted to up...

How ‘Cheers’ helps me take a step back to appreciate my loved one

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

In a society where the next deadline is always looming and where every notification has us tuned in to our cell phones, it can be difficult to find a way to relax. We constantly keep ourselves busy with different tasks every day. As college students, our planners are filled with class work or meetings...

How media focuses on Kobe Bryant’s death

Maureen DeGregorio, Social Media Manager

February 20, 2020

When I read the news breakingKobe Bryant’s death alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, I was sad. Who hasn’t heard of Kobe growing up, and who wouldn’t be upset hearing about this tragedy? However, as the communication and media strategies developed, the focus never deterred from Kobe and...

Why the XFL is a great thing for football

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

The XFL season started when the Seattle Dragons took on the DC Defenders on their home turf on Saturday. The NFL ended its season with the Super Bowl as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs made an exciting comeback against the San Francisco 49ers to take the championship 31-20. Usually, that’s...

Letter to the Editor

February 1, 2020

This year the Iona College Music Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Department created a new opportunity for students by inaugurating its first annual Conducting Competition.   The competition took place on Nov. 25, 2019 at 5 p.m. The competitors each had a short period to work with the Instrumental Ensemble to conduct ...

The importance of family ties at college

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager

February 1, 2020

During your college years, it’s easy to get caught up in so many responsibilities that you forget to keep up with your family. For those with toxic families this can be a relief. For those of us who depend on our family for emotional stability, not so much. For me, my parents are my rock. They have...

How the Hynes Institute has impacted my life on campus

Riana Khan, Chief Photo Editor

February 1, 2020

As a second-year student at Iona College, I have been introduced to many inspiring people, especially at the Hynes Institute. Immediately upon sharing my passions for photography my first year, the Hynes Institute encouraged me to take my passions and turn them into actuality. The Hynes Institute...

The director for Iona’s Instrumental Ensemble writes about its joint concert with the Vocal Ensemble and why students should attend

December 5, 2019

The annual Winter Concert featuring the Iona Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles will be hosted this Friday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. in Murphy Auditorium. This is the largest event of the fall semester for the Music Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Department. You will hear holiday music,...

Our Favorite Holiday Movies The Ionian staff shares their favorite flicks of the season

December 5, 2019

“Elf”  “Not only is ‘Elf’ insanely quotable, the story of Buddy the elf facing the big, harsh and confusing world with such optimism is heartwarming. And I mean, we love a pre-fame Zooey Deschanel.” Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief   “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” “I watc...

Why your favorite sitcom characters are secretly terrible people

Julia Fabrizio, Features & Lifestyle Editor

November 14, 2019

Why all your favorite sitcom characters are secretly terrible people Arguably, sitcoms may be the best genre on television. Sitcoms, or situational comedies, are comedies that center on the same cast and storyline throughout the series. The main appeal of these shows is often their relatability and...

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