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The Ionian

The Student News Site of Iona University

The Ionian

The Student News Site of Iona University

The Ionian

Staff Opinion

College survival guide from a senior

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor May 2, 2024

Looking back on freshman year and comparing myself to the person that I am now makes me look back on my four years and notice how I not only survived it, but I had the best four years of my life. I am...

Taking off the maroon-colored glasses

Luis Lopez, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2024

To see something through rose-colored glasses is to see only pleasant things about that something, in the case of Iona I’d say as I’m reflecting on my college experience, I am taking off my maroon-colored...

Self-acceptance is a lived practice, not just a belief

Adrian Vazquez, News Editor May 2, 2024

As a college student, you may have a few ideas of who you are: An athlete, a writer, or even an uncommitted student exploring options. These ideas are fluid, ever-changing as you get more exposure to different...

Acknowledge them.

Miranda Ramirez, Photo Editor April 18, 2024

We say hi to friends. We say hi to some professors. We even say hi to our boss. When we don’t say hi, we simply just smile to make the atmosphere less awkward. Unfortunately, though, we never say hi...

Finding the light

Morgan Bietsy, Social Media Manager April 18, 2024

I need to find the beautiful things hidden under all the ugly parts of my life. Both in the past and present. The light I held in my childhood soul has weakened. But I’ll never forget what it gave me.   The...

Why I love Model UN

Parker Hankla, Copy Editor April 18, 2024

When I stepped foot on Ioma University's campus in my freshman year, I had no idea what Model UN was, and I’m not even sure how I got interested in it. I think I just signed up for it at the fall involvement...

Video didn’t kill the radio star

Luis Lopez, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2024

“Video Killed the Radio Star” is an iconic song by The Buggles and was released in 1980 off their one and only album “The Age of Plastic” and is arguably their best song as well as their most well-known...

Finding your literary taste is about knowing yourself

Adrian Vazquez, News Editor March 21, 2024

(To establish concise criteria applicable to book selection, I will be using the umbrella terms “form” and “substance” throughout the article. Note that these are terms are born of my opinion and...

Haz lo que te hace feliz (Do what makes you happy)

Miranda Ramirez, Photo Editor March 7, 2024

It’s been 2 minutes and you’re struggling to catch your breath. You still can’t believe you woke up at 8:30 in the morning on a weekend, in 45-degree weather. But when are you ever going to be nineteen...

Does your name dictate who you are?

Federica Mantini, Advertising Manager March 7, 2024

I never cared for the letter R. I never cared much for the alphabet in general. I must have learned it like everyone in kindergarten, and I used to get a surge of jealousy in elementary school when someone...

How am I doing?

Morgan Biesty, Social Media Manager February 22, 2024

When people ask me how I am doing, what I want to say is that I have no clue. I am in a state of shock and confusion that feels impossible to get out of.   I feel like I’ve learned so much about...

Best live concerts

Connor Coppola, Arts Entertainment Editor February 22, 2024

Currently in the age of autotune and artists having less than stellar performances, finding a great album in concert is easier said than done.  I think most people would disagree when I say, “a good...

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