The Ionian

Staff Opinion

The highs and lows of my educational experience at Iona

Michael Coppola, Chief Copy Editor

May 4, 2019

I have had both positive and negative educational experiences at Iona that will forever stick with me for incredibly different reasons. Some courses I’ve taken during my four years here have left me as satisfied as Olivia Jade after miraculously getting a 1600 on her SAT. Others have made me groan...

How the Players helped make Iona my home

Kelly Farrell, Chief Photo Editor

May 4, 2019

Looking back on my four years at Iona, I am content. I never thought I would love Iona as much as I have, and I am so lucky for my experience. Not every day was perfect: it was hard transitioning the first month of freshman year. However, once I met my best friends, Iona slowly became home. I remember...

Looking back at my four years of college

Kaitlyn Cameron, Social Media Manager

May 4, 2019

  It’s hard to believe I’m sitting down writing my last opinion piece for The Ionian as the last few weeks of my college experience comes to a close. These past four years have been some of the best years of my life and have given me memories that I will cherish forever. Iona has provided...

Reflecting on my personal growth throughout college

Julia O'Regan, Features Editor

May 4, 2019

Iona College was the first college that I was accepted to. I hadn’t known what to expect when I applied to a little private school down in New Rochelle, New York, of all places. I’m from a mid-sized town in southeast Massachusetts; almost everyone from my class was going to schools like University...

How I overcame my separation anxiety

Dana Ruby, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2019

Growing up, I had severe separation anxiety. Whenever I was away from home, I felt this inexplicable panic, almost unable to breathe because I was so anxious about spending the night away from home. In fact, I struggled so much with staying away from my family and my house that it wasn’t until I was...

My unexpected college experience

Abigail Rapillo, News Editor

May 4, 2019

A lot of time passes while you are in college. Four years is a long time, especially at this age. We come into college at 18, barely an adult, and come out at 21 or 22, expected to enter the “real world” and pay taxes. I have grown in ways that I had not even dreamed of when I started at Iona....

Senior year; the true endgame

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

How Iona helped further my passion for sports writing and taught me one of the biggest lessons in life.

My frustration with on- campus food options

Ciara Serpa, Assistant Advertising Manager

April 17, 2019

It’s the age-old trope about how food offered at any educational institution isn’t gourmet. As children, we watch TV shows where characters are forced to eat gray goo. We thank our lucky stars that this is all acting. But are we really as satisfied as we think we are? Recently, a friend of mine...

What the television show ‘Lucifer’ means to me

Krsytal Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

April 17, 2019

For those who do not know, the show “Lucifer” is about the titular devil who gets tired of ruling hell and decides to take a vacation to Los Angeles. He then finds a beautiful detective and ends up becoming a civilian consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department. The show takes off from there,...

My thoughts on soccer becoming more popular in the United States

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Soccer took the United States by storm in 1994 when the country hosted the FIFA World Cup. The global sport was exposed to Americans on the international level, and it was very hard for them to avoid it because it was taking place in their own backyard. Soccer has never been popular in the U.S. People...

My thoughts on the Jonas Brothers’ return

Megahn Quinn, Advertising Manager

March 14, 2019

At first glance, the majority of the month of February could be categorized as short and simple. Sure, there were some political and entertainment scandals thrown into the mix, but there wasn’t anything we aren’t used to. However, then Feb. 28 came around, and the world received a gift that they...

Why I am moving to California after graduation

Kaitlyn Cameron, Social Media Manager

March 14, 2019

For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of living on the West Coast, particularly in California. As much as I love fall on the East Coast and the changing of the seasons, I feel as though being in the warm weather with palm trees and beaches is a much better fit for me. I was originally planning...

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