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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...

How I use a positive mindset to plan for my future

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

As I was sitting on my bed, considering what topic to write about for this piece, I decided to look back and see what I wrote about in the past. There is an opinion I wrote during my sophomore year where I spoke about how the thought of my future was terrifying, but I knew that I needed to make choices...

How I conquer my habit of overthinking

Stace Franciamore, Managing Editor

October 31, 2019

Overthinking is my worst enemy. I find myself dwelling on the smallest things, analyzing and dissecting every situation and circumstance. I will never be that person who just jumps into something. More often than not, every decision I make is thoughtfully considered. Before I think about the pros, my...

Letter to the Editor

October 17, 2019

Dear Iona Community, The Music Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Department is excited to announce our First Annual CONDUCTING COMPETITION on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 5pm. I want to emphasize that this competition is open to ALL students from any background, and is not limited to M...

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