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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...

Why you should not let fear stop you

Victoria Sanseverino, Chief Copy Editor

October 17, 2019

0It’s a Wednesday just after 9 p.m. and the fire alarm has gone off in the North Avenue Residence Hall for the umpteenth time. As I throw myself back onto my bed after having been forced out into the cold, I uncharacteristically decide I am going to be productive and continue my required reading for...

The importance of ‘found family’ among friends during the holiday season

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager

October 17, 2019

With the holidays coming up, many students are prickled at the thought of having to spend time with their family, whether immediate or extended. While I am blessed to have a good relationship with my parents, some students are not. The holiday season can be difficult for everyone, especially if you factor...

Why ‘cancel culture’ can be problematic

Julia Fabrizio, Features and Lifestyle Editor

October 4, 2019

The term “cancel culture” has been coined in recent years as people publicly shame or boycott someone, usually a celebrity, who does or says something unpopular or problematic. While the public’s reaction should and will depend on the severity of the situation, this dramatic action of cutting someone...

LGBTQ representation in dating shows

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2019

For years, dating shows have been a staple in the television landscape. Series such as “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” keep the masses entertained as they capture lucky singles’ incredible journey to find love. As enjoyable as these reality television shows are, there is one striking...

Loss of integrity in college admissions scandal

Maureen DeGregorio, Social Media Manager

September 19, 2019

Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison on Friday for paying to inflate the scores of her daughter’s university entrance exams. Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to William “Rick” Singer, a college admissions consultant. Singer ran an illicit operation to prey on his wealthy...

Billie Eilish is more than just devil music

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

September 19, 2019

My boyfriend and I keep arguing about singer Billie Eilish. We can never seem to agree whether or not she is doing a lot of damage to her fan base because of the references to the devil she has used in her latest songs and videos. Anti-Billie: His argument is that she promotes the devil and needs...

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