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Comparing my home state with New York

Comparing my home state with New York

Dana Ruby Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

Two questions I still get asked—even though I’m a senior—are “You’re from Colorado?” immediately followed by, “How did you find Iona?” I wish that I had a more interesting response, but I am always happy to answer: I wanted a small school, to live near a big city and this school had my ...

Thoughts on New Rochelle heat wave

Thoughts on New Rochelle heat wave

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018

Holy hotness, Batman! New Rochelle is scorching but it does not take a master detective to come to that revelation. As evident by the sweat-stained, gray T-shirts and the heavy groans coming from classrooms with no air-conditioning, every Iona student has fallen victim to a vicious heat wave.During t...

Mid-season review of Big Brother

Michael Coppola Chief Copy Editor

September 5, 2018

“Big Brother,” which first premiered in 2000, is on its 20th season on CBS. This season is arguably one of the greatest the show has had in years!For those unfamiliar, “Big Brother” is a reality game show where several people live in a house cut off from all outside contact—and under 24/7 surv...

Opening up about struggles with mental health

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

September 5, 2018

When my brother tore his ACL at the beginning of his senior year of high school, he could not play soccer or rugby in his final seasons. He needed surgery to fix his leg. His doctors told him to stay off of it for a few months, so he walked on crutches to keep pressure off the knee. He went to physical...

How the media should cover a crisis

Meghan Wright Contributing Writer

May 2, 2018

A major function in media reporting is crisis coverage. It’s predictable, it follows patterns, and it’s reported in stages. Whenever a disaster happens, the public wants to be both in the know and kept up to date on all the events unfolding.During a crisis, the public expects certain things to be...

Recognizing my family’s legacy at Iona

Clare DeGennaro Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

My grandfather never wore his wedding ring, but he did wear his Iona class ring everyday after he graduated from the college in 1946. He considered his time at Iona to be the source of his greatest influences, fondest memories and the place he called home. Before I got here, Iona was always a part of my li...

How getting involved at Iona influenced my future

Matthew Ricker Advertising Manager

May 2, 2018

I cannot believe I’m writing my last piece for The Ionian. It has been a great run during my time at Iona.I started my freshman year as someone who wasn’t sure how to get involved or what to get involved in. I then decided I wanted to be a part of three media organizations - The Ionian, ICTV and WIC...

Remembering, moving on from Iona experiences

Rebecca Riccardi Chief Copy Editor

May 2, 2018

As I sit down to write my final opinion piece, I glance at my phone to see that today marks 21 days until graduation – exactly 3 weeks. I cannot help but wonder where the time has gone, as I’m sure most of my peers can relate.I will not lie—I have been happily anticipating graduation. Since Augu...

The struggles, joys of being a student leader at Iona

Anna Maffucci Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2018

This is it.This is the moment I have been thinking about all year -- writing my Iona experience in less than 600 words. It’s hard knowing that the time at a place you love so much is coming to an end, and putting that into words is hard. Where do I begin?I stepped onto this campus in August of 2014 w...

How photography helped me find my purpose

How photography helped me find my purpose

Geraldo Rodriguez Chief Photo Editor

May 2, 2018

Never in a million years did I think I would end up wanting to be a photographer.When I first came to Iona in 2014, I thought I wanted to be an emergency room doctor. I proudly declared Biology during my freshman orientation and got my schedule packed with Biology and Math courses.Mind you—math an...

What I learned in boating school is…

What I learned in boating school is…

Alex Galbreath Chief Photo Editor

May 2, 2018

With the semester coming to an end, so does my four years here at The Iona College High School Institute of Technology. College has been a trip, and that’s an understatement. Who knew that being at a place for just four years could feel like an eternity. Take the word “eternity” as you will, go...

My final ‘thank you’ before graduating

Erin Kutch SGA President

May 2, 2018

SGA President Erin Kutch thanks those who affected her life at IonaI just wanted to say thank you to the 2017-2018 student body,Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your SGA President, thank you for your friendship and thank you for being an example of what can happen when people show up.Dr. Nyre uses a ...

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