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Celebrating the holiday season

Meghan Quinn Advertising Manager

November 14, 2018

The days between Halloween and Christmas have always been up for discussion. Should we break out the Christmas music and start transitioning our homes from a Haunted House to a Winter Wonderland? Or should we take down our Halloween decorations and twiddle our thumbs until Thanksgiving passes and then ...

Why the Avenue Deli has the best coffee

Alison Robles Managing Editor

November 14, 2018

College students run on caffeine. Whether it’s because of midnight deadlines, projects or presentations, the work we have to do gets done, thanks to a lot of stress, some tears and usually coffee. While some people prefer tea or energy drinks and others do their best to get a good night’s sleep, I kno...

When is it the right time to listen to Christmas music?

When is it the right time to listen to Christmas music?

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2018

Spooky season has officially come to an end. As Halloween settles into our rearview mirrors, it is time to gear up for the next major holiday – Thanksgiving. The fall celebration that consists of abundant feasts, family football and giving thanks is very popular among Americans.Although Thanksgiving h...

The lack of diversity in the White House

Michael Coppola Chief Copy Editor

November 1, 2018

The current presidential administration is constantly making headlines for negative reasons, drawing public outrage over topics like discriminatory legislation, outlandish tweets from the president or ignorant statements from any given government figure. However, the president’s regime actually has one prob...

Uncertainty around transgender rights in U.S.

James Shoptaugh

November 1, 2018

Junior James Shoptaugh writes about the possible changes to transgender rights under the Trump administrationOn Oct. 21, the New York Times revealed the Trump administration’s plan to define gender as unchangeable and based on a person’s genitalia at birth. This will disproportionately affect tran...

The importance of voting

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

October 18, 2018

In September, I was scrolling through Instagram and a photo from one of the celebrities I follow – Jonathan Van Ness – caught my eye. Van Ness is one of the guys on “Queer Eye,” a show where five gay men make over people in order to make them feel better about themselves.While it’s a feel-g...

The pros, cons of latest NCAA changes

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

October 18, 2018

The NCAA made major rule changes on Aug. 8, one of which was that college basketball players and elite high school players are now allowed to hire an agent who is certified by the NCAA, according to the organization’s website. Another main rule change they made was allowing college basketball players th...

Discovering the benefits that come with interning

Kaitlyn Cameron Social Media Manager

October 4, 2018

Iona students hear it all throughout their four years here – internships, internships, internships. It is bound to be brought up in each class you take and the emphasis placed on it never seems to diminish. The concept of having to get an internship, or multiple internships, before your four years a...

Looking to the future

Looking to the future

Alison Robles Managing Editor

October 4, 2018

As summer slowly gives way to fall, students on campus are sipping on pumpkin spice something-or-others, buckling down for midterms and counting down the days until Halloween. But for some students—myself included—the onset of fall brings along one specific concern:The hunt for an internship.As a junior, l...

Returning to my love for books

Meghan Quinn Advertising Manager

October 4, 2018

I remember loving to read, from an early age up until my freshman year of high school.Growing up with bookshelves upon bookshelves filled with different mystery and horror novels ranging from James Patterson to Stephen King, it was hard not to fall in love with reading. While I was too young to read tho...

Why changing majors was the best choice for me

Kelly Farrell Chief Photo Editor

September 20, 2018

This year has been very dynamic for me because I have completely shifted my goals and career paths. It’s been frightening, overwhelming and I have questioned my decision many times, but I am up for the challenge.I am currently a senior here at Iona and I am graduating in May with a degree in marketing. I have...

Fears that come with senior year

Julia O'Regan Features and Lifestyle Editor

September 20, 2018

I know I can’t possibly be alone in my fear of what comes next after graduation. Some people have plans—joining the military, the Peace Corps (or something similar), graduate school or work. You may know someone who seems to have it all figured out while you’re going a little crazy even thinking ab...

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