The Ionian


The rule of three proves popular in pop culture writing

Julia O’Regan Features Editor

January 25, 2018

Within writing there is a widely accepted principle: the rule of three. Under this rule, it is believed that three major characters, themes or ideals make a creative work more wholesome and articulate.The rule of three can also add more complexity and humor to a piece. For example, if you are writing...

Golden Globes: Platform for advocacy

Dana Ruby Managing Editor

January 25, 2018

This year, I was one of the 19 million people across the country to tune in to the annual Golden Globes award ceremony on Jan. 8. While this ceremony—which honors both television and movies—is considered to be much more relaxed than other award ceremonies, this year’s show changed its tune.Mos...

How Tommy Wiseau helped me with failure

Anna Maffucci Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of seeing “The Disaster Artist,” a movie based on one of the worst movies ever made. This isn’t a movie review, but instead my story of how I learned that failure is okay.“The Room,” a 2003 “drama,” has become a cult classic in recent years. Director, producer, writ...

Holiday spending on a budget

Julia O’Regan Features and Lifestyle Editor

November 30, 2017

It is expected that most college students do not have extra money available to them - they’re attempting to save anything they make while in school, or both. Some students work through school, while others save up what they earn from break and summer vacation jobs.With tuition and other fees associa...

Learning to deal with change

Rebecca Riccardi Chief Copy Editor

November 16, 2017

As a Taurus, I hate change. In fact, I despise change. Unfortunately, change is an essential part of growing up. As one of the younger friends from my group at home, I faced change earlier than most do.When I was a junior in high school, my main friend group consisted of seniors. As the school year dra...

My thoughts on swipe dining systems

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 16, 2017

Iona College is home to a marvelous mass of students. Each Gael has a different personality and different interests. The one thing, however, that every student can agree on – besides a disliking of Jaspers – is a love for food!Food is fantastic. There are so many different types of food with an a...

Small ball: A new way of life in basketball

Small ball: A new way of life in basketball

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

November 15, 2017

Whenever I watch NBA games and see Kristaps Porzingis shooting from 40 feet or LeBron James and Ben Simmons playing point guard, I know that the game of basketball is changing. The idea of having a traditional low-post center, who can score and defend in the paint, is becoming a thing of the pas...

Finding who I am

Alison Robles Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2017

I struggle with trying to figure out who I am.On paper, I am easy to explain. I am an Iona College student in the Honors Program. I am pursuing a dual-degree program for Public Relations and Marketing. I am a commuter assistant, assistant news editor for The Ionian and I am secretary of the Computer...

Why do we love horror movies?

Anna Maffucci Edito-in-Chief

November 1, 2017

Someone recently asked me what I planned to do for Halloween weekend. I told them that I would probably be watching horror movies. They seemed shocked to hear my response.“You mean you will be watching movies about people getting butchered?” they said, confused.It made me pause for a moment. No ...

One word, one meaning: No means no

Meghan Quinn Assistant Advertising Manager

November 1, 2017

No: a one-syllable word that has an easy-to-understand meaning, and is used to give a negative response.For example, “No, I don’t want to have another slice of pizza” or “No, I’d rather not go out tonight. I think I’ll stay inside.” Sounds like a pretty easy word to understand, right? Yet...

The reasons why I love fall at Iona

Kaitlyn Cameron Social Media Manager

October 18, 2017

There is nothing like the season of fall on the East Coast. With the leaves falling and the weather getting cooler, it is apparent that winter is approaching and summer is over. However, with this changing of the seasons comes scenic views, especially around campus. The leaves on the trees are changin...

Making time for yourself

Michael Coppola Assistant Copy Editor

October 18, 2017

College students today are under pressure at nearly all times, from several different sources. We are expected to be leaders, meet our many deadlines, form and strengthen relationships with others and begin creating our pathways through adulthood so that we can find success in life. Of course, these are ...

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