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“When are you getting a real job?”

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager May 6, 2021

Anyone who has attended college is familiar with the popular question, “So, when are you getting a real job?” Most of us tend to feel that no matter what we accomplish during our academic career...

Focusing on the positives throughout the pandemic

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor April 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how the world functions forever. It’s a well-known fact that many have come to realize and digest during these quarantined times. People have had a lot of time to...

The after times

The after times

Margaret Dougherty, Managing Editor April 8, 2021

As I patiently check multiple times a day to book a vaccination appointment, I figured it would be helpful to plan ahead. Back in August, I read a piece in The New Yorker by comedian...

Why it isn’t trendy to be gluten-free

Why it isn’t trendy to be gluten-free

Frances Hoey, Social Media Manager April 8, 2021

When it comes to fad diets and health culture, the term ‘gluten-free’ is always thrown into the mix. There are many misconceptions surrounding the increased popularity of this diet, mainly that it serves to...

Ciara Serpa

Read what you want

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager March 25, 2021

Today, we see more acceptance and movements to be who you truly are. Something that I would like to see is more acceptance in the literary world. Some of my favorite books are Anna Karenina, One Hundred...

Joseph Ferrer is a media & strategic communications major in Iona's class of 2023 and Arts & Entertainment Editor of Ionian

How I’ve learned to balance hobbies, responsibilities, stay productive

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 11, 2021

For those who like to pursue creative endeavors, whether it be art, writing, photography or more, it can be easy to feel as if you aren’t spending as much time working on personal projects as you’d...

Emily Varker is a english major in the class of 2023 and the copy editor for the Ionian.

How these bizarre television shows have helped me understand today’s reality

Emily Varker, Copy Editor March 11, 2021

Having been staying at home for a year now, I (like many other people) used the opportunity to clear out my watchlist on streaming platforms. TV is popularly known as a form of escapism, which still...

Overcoming imposter syndrome

Overcoming imposter syndrome

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2021

This year has been exciting and transformative for me. From submitting my honors thesis to starting a new internship to applying for graduate school, there are so many new things happening in my life....

To Be Young, Gifted and Black

To Be Young, Gifted and Black

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor February 25, 2021

If you’ve never heard this phrase before, allow me to introduce it to you. “To be young, gifted and Black” is a phrase with a rather brief history that holds major significance for Black people.   The...

The inaccessibility of higher education

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager November 15, 2020

With this semester finally coming to a close, it is interesting to go over the changes and measures that Iona and other schools around the country have put in place to accommodate COVID-19. Things...

Why lacking talent isn’t a carrier to developing skill

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 2, 2020

Almost everyone has had one activity or skill that they wish they could learn or get better at, and for myself it was art. I always had an appreciation for artistic design growing up and experimented...

The youth must do it themselves

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor October 16, 2020

The presidential elections that recently took place demonstrated national embarrassments no matter what side of the political spectrum you are on. These poor showings of political competence are...

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