The Ionian


Student voices necessary for change

Erin Kutch SGA President

October 18, 2017

SGA President senior Erin Kutch discusses how students can make an impact on campus.The growing concern of smoking on campus. Dining options on and off campus. The search for a new provost. How much funding clubs get for their events. The rate at which tuition increases.All of these topics are issues t...

Transitioning into my junior year of college

Dana Ruby Managing Editor

October 5, 2017

In high school, junior year is the year where you finally start to feel like an upperclassman- you have two years under your belt, yet you still don’t have to stress out entirely over your future.I am starting to realize now that just like in high school, something shifts when you move onto your junior ye...

Why the Teal Pumpkin Project is important

Julia O'Regan Features Editor

October 5, 2017

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a national campaign lead by the Food Allergy Research and Education organization, or FARE. The project began as a local project in Tennessee and was nationalized in 2014.According to the FARE website, the Teal Pumpkin Project raises “awareness of food allergies and promotin...

Why Iona should bring esports to campus

Chris Torres Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Junior staff writer Chris Torres writes about why having an Iona esports team would be beneficial. Esports has gathered a very large following these past few years. Thousands of people tune in to see professional players compete tournaments for popular video games like “Overwatch,” “League of Legends” and “Dota 2.”Esports is such successful enterprise that some players get paid millions of ...

My hearing loss story

Matthew Ricker Advertising Manager

September 21, 2017

I have written about this topic before but it has become important for me to tell my story once again. In 1999, when I was 2 ½ years of age, I was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis with led me to a bilateral hearing loss. This means that I am profoundly deaf in both ears. My life was forever chan...

Helping my hometown: Houston and Harvey

Caroline Hudson Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

The news of Hurricane Harvey was hard enough to bear even before the real destruction began. As a born and raised Houstonian, I felt guilty for enjoying the end-of-summer New York weather while my friends and family back home struggled to evacuate the city or even find the supplies to brace for the storm...

‘Outside Iona’ guide

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

September 21, 2017

When opening an issue of The Ionian, a student can expect to find information pertinent to them - a review of the latest Taylor Swift album, the newest Student Spotlight or an interview with the acting president. When turning to the news section, students have come to expect that the events we report ...

Why Iona students should get involved

Anna Maffucci Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2017

If you have ever had a tour of Iona’s campus or been to orientation (all of us) you know what most students say when it comes to advice - get involved.It sounds cliché after a while. All of these people are telling you one thing that worked like a magical elixir to enhance their college experience....

Dealing with change in the present, future

Rebecca Riccardi Chief Copy Editor

September 7, 2017

Change is an inescapable part of life. Change is not always fun. I, for one, am not a fan of it. As a Taurus, one of my most notable characteristics is that I do not like change. Unfortunately, I cannot control the events in my life.As I dive into my senior year of college, there are many thoughts g...

A Letter from SGA President Erin Kutch

Erin Kutch SGA President

September 7, 2017

Senior Erin Kutch, president of SGA, writes about the upcoming school year and events.Welcome back!My name is Erin Kutch, and I am excited to be serving as your Student Government Association President for the 2017-2018 academic year. On behalf of the SGA, I just wanted to welcome everyone to campus and say ...

From New York to California: My dream

Kimberly Mulder Managing Editor

May 4, 2017

Most people in my high school wanted to stay in Los Angeles and never leave. This was not the case for me because I knew there was something bigger for me. Ever since I was little, I have kept a list of places I wanted to visit and live. New York was one of them and it was one of the places I wanted ...

Coming to a close

Jack Clark Sports Editor

May 4, 2017

After four long years, my undergraduate years are finally coming to a close. It’s true what everyone else told me, it snuck up on me faster than I ever imagined it would.I wouldn’t trade my four years here at Iona for anything. I have my regrets just like everyone else, but I’ve made countless ...

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