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Find Comfort in a Good Read

Victoria Sanseverino, Copy Editor

April 29, 2020

I went to Trinity College in Dublin yesterday, photographer Sally Mann’s Virginia farm the day before that, and every night before I go to sleep, I take a quick jaunt through the endless halls of Hogwarts—which is, needless to say, tucked away somewhere in the United Kingdom. Being that I am trapped...

Photography teaches me mistakes are okay

Victoria Sanseverino, Chief Copy Editor

February 27, 2020

Having completed essentially all of my dual major requirements going into spring 2020—my very last semester here at Iona—I had some extra room to take any class of my choosing and decided upon digital photography. I have always been drawn to the visual arts, especially photography. I wanted to up...

How ‘Cheers’ helps me take a step back to appreciate my loved one

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

In a society where the next deadline is always looming and where every notification has us tuned in to our cell phones, it can be difficult to find a way to relax. We constantly keep ourselves busy with different tasks every day. As college students, our planners are filled with class work or meetings...

How media focuses on Kobe Bryant’s death

Maureen DeGregorio, Social Media Manager

February 20, 2020

When I read the news breakingKobe Bryant’s death alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, I was sad. Who hasn’t heard of Kobe growing up, and who wouldn’t be upset hearing about this tragedy? However, as the communication and media strategies developed, the focus never deterred from Kobe and...

Why the XFL is a great thing for football

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

The XFL season started when the Seattle Dragons took on the DC Defenders on their home turf on Saturday. The NFL ended its season with the Super Bowl as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs made an exciting comeback against the San Francisco 49ers to take the championship 31-20. Usually, that’s...

The importance of family ties at college

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager

February 1, 2020

During your college years, it’s easy to get caught up in so many responsibilities that you forget to keep up with your family. For those with toxic families this can be a relief. For those of us who depend on our family for emotional stability, not so much. For me, my parents are my rock. They have...

How the Hynes Institute has impacted my life on campus

Riana Khan, Chief Photo Editor

February 1, 2020

As a second-year student at Iona College, I have been introduced to many inspiring people, especially at the Hynes Institute. Immediately upon sharing my passions for photography my first year, the Hynes Institute encouraged me to take my passions and turn them into actuality. The Hynes Institute...

Our Favorite Holiday Movies The Ionian staff shares their favorite flicks of the season

December 5, 2019

“Elf”  “Not only is ‘Elf’ insanely quotable, the story of Buddy the elf facing the big, harsh and confusing world with such optimism is heartwarming. And I mean, we love a pre-fame Zooey Deschanel.” Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief   “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” “I watc...

Why your favorite sitcom characters are secretly terrible people

Julia Fabrizio, Features & Lifestyle Editor

November 14, 2019

Why all your favorite sitcom characters are secretly terrible people Arguably, sitcoms may be the best genre on television. Sitcoms, or situational comedies, are comedies that center on the same cast and storyline throughout the series. The main appeal of these shows is often their relatability and...

How I use a positive mindset to plan for my future

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

As I was sitting on my bed, considering what topic to write about for this piece, I decided to look back and see what I wrote about in the past. There is an opinion I wrote during my sophomore year where I spoke about how the thought of my future was terrifying, but I knew that I needed to make choices...

How I conquer my habit of overthinking

Stace Franciamore, Managing Editor

October 31, 2019

Overthinking is my worst enemy. I find myself dwelling on the smallest things, analyzing and dissecting every situation and circumstance. I will never be that person who just jumps into something. More often than not, every decision I make is thoughtfully considered. Before I think about the pros, my...

Why you should not let fear stop you

Victoria Sanseverino, Chief Copy Editor

October 17, 2019

It’s a Wednesday just after 9 p.m. and the fire alarm has gone off in the North Avenue Residence Hall for the umpteenth time. As I throw myself back onto my bed after having been forced out into the cold, I uncharacteristically decide I am going to be productive and continue my required reading for...

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