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Too far right, or too far left

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 17, 2022

My mother told me a brutal truth at a very young age: “You will have to work harder and faster than the rest.” Of course, young Niomi did not understand why. But as time went on, that brutal truth...

Dinner and a show: Unraveling why I can’t eat by myself without my phone

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 17, 2022

Eating is an essential task that we have to do every day. Yet almost every time I sit down for a meal by myself, I can’t find myself able to eat unless I have my phone right next to me playing a video....

But time makes you bolder, even children get older

November 3, 2022

I turn 22 years old today. Another trip around the sun is complete. Birthdays always give me mixed emotions. On the one hand, I am reminded on this day more than ever that I have a family and group of...

England will win the World Cup

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor October 22, 2022

This November the FIFA World Cup is being hosted in Qatar and I believe that “Football is Coming Home to England”- well soccer, not football anyway. Now, I know what many people will say, has it ever...

My dear friend Exhaustion

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor October 22, 2022

Exhaustion fuels me. You read that correctly. I work best when my undereyes feel dry but look moist, and when my breath smells like burned malt from all the caffeine drinks I’ve had. Exhaustion is not...

Why it is okay to give yourself a break

Megan Josephs, Social Media Manager October 9, 2022

The glorified notion of being run-down and exhausted in order to be successful in today’s world is an easy way to unconsciously run yourself into the ground. As a student-athlete trying to juggle jobs,...

Gaels Supporting Gaels

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor October 9, 2022

Anyone who is a part of Iona University has heard the term “Gaels supporting Gaels” repeatedly. However, I don’t think anyone ever sits down and really thinks deep into the true meaning of it. The...

Rice Hall isn’t that bad

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor September 22, 2022

 Every time I tell someone that I am living in Rice Hall this year, they seem disappointed in me. “Oh, I’m so sorry” is the typical response, or “Oh no, why did you do that to yourself?!” At...

Managing time as a student athlete

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor September 22, 2022

The most frequent question I get asked being a Division I student athlete is “How are you able to manage your time?” The funny thing is, I never know exactly how to answer that question because even...

Making the most of senior year

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 8, 2022

When I started my journey into higher education as a freshman in 2019, I was incredibly excited to start what would be one of the most important, foundational periods of my life. Little did I know how...

Finding the excitement in a new school year

Emily Varker, Copy Editor September 8, 2022

Going back to school is usually a time that is dedicated to the future and, to a lesser extent, the present. Returning to class is usually met with being told about all the cool projects to work on and...

Four years in review

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor May 5, 2022

The thought of graduating college in nearly two weeks feels surreal. I know that this feeling is mutual with a lot of my peers, and I am aware that many, many graduates before me have felt the same thing.     In...

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