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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...

How simulation games help me deal with anxiety

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor October 16, 2020

A big source of my anxiety is my need to control everything around me. I don’t specifically want things to go perfect, or exactly my way, but I have the worst anxiety when things are 100% out of my control....

Why I started a YouTube channel

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2020

For the longest time, I have found myself caring too much about what other people thought. It’s been something I’ve constantly battled - focusing on other people’s opinions or what they may think and...

How COVID-19 can help you become a better you

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager October 1, 2020

At the start of quarantine, I was so busy with classes and moving back home, that I realized I didn’t have time for hobbies. This wasn’t a new thing; it had been years since I had the time to devote...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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