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How theater changed my life

Kelly Farrell, Chief Photo Editor

February 28, 2019

Theater has always been a huge part of my life. I followed in my brother’s and sister’s footsteps and enrolled in the summer plays in my town since I was 9 years old. While I took a bit of a hiatus in high school because I was focusing on playing soccer, once I came to Iona I knew it was my time...

My thoughts on Sanders 2020

Michael Coppola, Chief Copy Editor

February 28, 2019

As I sit down to write this piece, Sen. Bernie Sanders just announced that he will be running for president of the United States in the 2020 election. As nearly every American who is old enough to vote should remember, this will be Sanders’ second time running for the highest office in the land –...

Introduction of accessibility office at Iona

February 28, 2019

Coordinator for Accessibility Services Emily Brechtel explains why Iona needs an office thatfocuses on making the college accessible to all students   I am writing this letter to update the Iona Community on some of the recent changes that have been implemented to support Iona students. I am pleased...

Why Iona should promote all of its sports teams

Why Iona should promote all of its sports teams

Alison Robles Managing Editor

February 13, 2019

On the little shelf above my desk sits a letter board, decorated with photos, Iona basketball tickets and a quote that I love. But most importantly, it has the letters BGE – Big Gael Energy. It was a phrase I came up with that was a spin-off of another joke. If you ask my friends and family, they...

The role service will play in my future

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

February 13, 2019

When I say I’m doing a year of service, people assume I’m lost. I’m finishing college and need some time to figure out what I want to do with my life. While a year of service is a good thing to do when young people are figuring out their calling, that is not why I am doing it. I’ve known what I...

Why Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

Ciara Serpa Assistant Advertising Manager

February 13, 2019

It’s safe to assume that any child who went through CCD or Catholic school knows the religious story behind Valentine’s Day. However, as a society, we have turned it into more than just a feast day – now, it is the universal day of love. I find this day especially useful to show a neglected gr...

The problem with New Year’s resolutions

Stacey Franciamore Assistant News Editor

January 31, 2019

Picture this: The date is Jan. 1, and as you casually scroll through Twitter you come across a tweet that reads, “New Year, New Me!” You scoff, dismissing the post and continuing down your news feed. This may seem spiteful, but it’s the initial reaction many of us have to the phrase that appears...

Why independently, locally-run coffee shops are better

Julia O’Regan Features Editor

January 31, 2019

There is a little network of coffee shops in Massachusetts and Rhode Island called Marylou’s. They have a lengthy menu of options, great service and incredibly low prices. I must admit, this locally-owned collection of coffee shops entirely inspired this opinion piece. I’m sure I’m not alone when I s...

My thoughts on possible Anthony Davis trade

My thoughts on possible Anthony Davis trade

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

When coming up with ideas to write for my opinion piece, I initially thought of breaking down five men’s college basketball players who have the potential to be named Naismith Player of the Year at the end of the season. It was basically going to be 500 or more words about how Duke’s Zion ...

Our Favorite Holiday Music

Ionian E-Board

December 6, 2018

The Ionian staff shares their favorite songs of the season “That’s Christmas Time to Me” album by Pentatonix“I have always been a huge fan of both a capella and Pentatonix specifically, ever since they got their start on the show ‘The Sing-Off ’ in 2011. This album is an amazing blend of remixe...

Letter to the Editor

Dr. Patricia Smith and Dr. Eric Schultz

December 6, 2018

The directors for Iona’s Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles write about their joint concert and why students should attend.Come join us!This Friday, Dec. 7, at 3pm in Murphy Auditorium, the annual Winter Concert will feature the Iona Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles. This is the largest event of the fa...

How studying abroad changed my life

Kelly Farrell Chief Photo Editor

November 14, 2018

In March of 2017 – my sophomore year of college – I had the opportunity to study abroad. I had signed up for the Auschwitz, Poland spring break trip on a whim and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.I knew coming into college that I wanted to study abroad, because I felt that colleg...

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