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Why I love fighting games

Luis Lopez, Editor-In-Chief January 25, 2024

To those who do not know me well, my favorite genre of video games is fighting games, and my extensive history with the genre is the reason for my fondness. I would cite the release of “Super Smash Bros....

Why the Cardinals will reclaim the NL Central in 2024

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor January 25, 2024

The St. Louis Cardinals are coming off an underwhelming 2023 season. Second-year manager Oliver Marmol led the team to a 71-91 record, good for last place in their division, and their first time finishing...

You don’t need to be a writer to enjoy writing

Adrian Vazquez, News Editor January 25, 2024

There is a certain stigma that surrounds hobbyist writing that can act as a type of writer’s block and even a barrier of entry or dissuasion from writing entirely, mainly a fixation on writing convention...

We will not wait for the next school shooting

Connor Murray January 25, 2024

Students are taught to love a country that values guns over our lives. Many of us hear the sound of gunfire when we watch fireworks on the fourth of July. All of us have heard the siren of an active...

Glorious Purpose

Brandon Fairweather, Assistant Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2023

Three years ago, amid a global pandemic, I “realized” what I was meant to do in life and what my purpose was as I committed to Iona before my freshman year. However, little did I know that like Jon...

The worst years of my life are finally over

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, News Editor December 7, 2023

I have thrown up in every building on campus, excluding North but including Conese. The scariest of times is when it came out of my nose with the pain not going away until two days later. It is not like...

One Last Issue

Niomi Nunez, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2023

Finally, I made it. Well, there is still some way to go, but I am so close that I can feel that highly anticipated exhale building up and expanding in my lungs. On December 21st, when all is said and done,...

The Castle of Creation

Morgan Biesty, Social Media Manager November 2, 2023

Before the age 11, I didn’t think I had any hobbies or interests. I’m not saying I wasn't good at anything, but I just couldn’t find anything that gave me inspiration.     In high school,...

Why ‘ONE MORE TIME…’ is the best Blink-182 album

Luis Lopez, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 2, 2023

October 20th, 2023 marked the release of blink-182’s tenth studio album and their long-awaited reunion following the band’s original members disbanding in 2012.   The album sees the return of...

The tale of sound in silence

Niomi Nunez, Editor-In-Chief November 2, 2023

My first language was silence…I learned it at a very young age. If this achievement had been publicized in the right ways, I could have been an “infant” prodigy. I can see it in a newsletter headline,...

Let women be annoying

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, News Editor October 19, 2023

I was unabashedly annoying from the ages of eight to twelve. I would spend birthdays, Christmas or anytime my parents would go into Midtown at the American Girl Doll Store. I would bring my dolls in their...

Entering the ‘real world’ after graduation

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor October 19, 2023

Being a senior is a very scary feeling for most people including myself who has no idea what lies ahead after graduation. Figuring out what the next step is, whether it be graduate school or finding a...

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