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Why I Choose Not to Curse

Emily Varker, Copy Editor

September 18, 2020

In high school, I was known in my friend group for being the only one who would not curse. Though it fit in with my persona as the “mom friend” of the group, my friends still teased me about what they perceived as my inability to curse. Of course, I would tease them right back. I would say that...

This is not an American success story

Margaret Dougherty, Managing Editor

September 18, 2020

I’m disappointed in America. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt this way and it will probably be far from the last, but I have felt especially disheartened recently. I understand that expressing such disenchantment with our nation may attract some critics. However, I believe having pride in your count...

Sports will never be completely separate from current events

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

We are living through history in the year 2020. A worldwide pandemic, a national uproar against racial inequality and a presidential election like no other have dominated the news. The world is changing day by day, week by week. While the memes exaggerate it a bunch, it really does seem like  bad n...

WWE shows their true colors during COVID-19

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

September 1, 2020

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), the biggest professional wrestling company in the world, has done everything it can to keep producing shows every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night.     Once COVID-19 was deemed a pandemic, WWE was forced to move all shows to their performance center i...

Don’t make us write your obituaries

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor

September 1, 2020

You’re halfway through the fall semester, and you’re finishing it off at home because the school was forced to close. You’ve had a long day of classes, but it’s a Thursday and you’ve received a mass email with a PDF attachment of the latest edition of the Ionian. You dread reading it, but yo...

The Benefits of Taking Classes Online

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2020

Taking classes online has been a huge transition for students. I know that when I got on Zoom the first time I felt awkward, almost uncomfortable and slightly exposed. It was unnatural and something I know many of us were unaccustomed to and still are, especially for a classroom environment. Althou...

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...

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