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March 10, 2021

Common Read Author Land Shines Light on Working Class Struggle

By Katherine Haines '21 At the spring Common Read event on March 3, Stephanie Land, author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive , laid bare the stereotypes surrounding people in poverty. At an afternoon student Q&A session moderated by Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate...

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December 16, 2020

Motuz ’24 Celebrates Health After 12 Surgeries and Complications from Cleft Lip and Palate

At 18-years-old, Arcadia University biology major Mychajla Motuz '24 has undergone 12 facial reconstruction surgeries to fix her cleft lip and palate, which were complicated by a childhood infection that nearly killed her, and a blood disease. Motuz’s first surgery was at three months old...

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December 9, 2020

Whitehouse ’24 Coaches Youth Hockey, Looks Forward to Taking the Ice at Arcadia

Business Administration major Sam Whitehouse ’24 remembers watching The Mighty Ducks at 3 years old with his grandfather and wanting to play ice hockey. While his parents weren’t thrilled about his newfound interest, they agreed to let him learn to ice skate—and eventually play hockey. Now,...

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December 2, 2020

Baron ’24 Shares Out Of This World Work Experience

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Annapolis, M.D. resident Benjamin Baron ’24 came to Arcadia with some unusual work experience: an internship with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Computer Science major spent his past two summers interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center...

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November 11, 2020

Scott-Wheeler ’24 Advocates from a Social Distance

“I went to a predominantly white school from kindergarten to eighth grade,” said Sociology major Sanaa Scott-Wheeler ’24 . “I’ve basically been experiencing racial inequality my entire life. I had to go through that switch from being at home and being black and then going to school and being black...

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November 4, 2020

For Ferro ’24, Nursing Experiences Guides Future Career

Canadensis, Pa. resident Kylie Ferro ’24 , a Public Health/Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) major, loves working the maternity unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital. It “has her heart.” As a nurse’s aide, Ferro is charged with the care of five to seven patients each time she works at the hospital—whether...

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October 28, 2020

March for Our Lives Speaker, Lopez ’24 Find Passion in Politics

First-year Politics, Government and Law major Alejandro Lopez ‘24 has been following his passion for politics and activism long before he started at Arcadia University. In March 2018, Lopez was a speaker at March for Our Lives in Philadelphia, sharing the stage with Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey...

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October 20, 2020

Broccardi ’24 Combines Love of Science and Art in Astrophotography

One night last summer, Computing Technology major Paul Broccardi ’24 , while bored, started photographing through his telescope in his backyard. Just four months later, he invested in a computerized telescope and software to help improve his astrophotography skills. Astrophotography, also...

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October 15, 2020

Dr. Kendi Inspires Class of 2024 During Virtual Common Read

At the Arcadia University Common Read event on Oct. 12, held virtually this year, first-year students and members of the campus community heard from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Anti-Racist . Dr. Kendi, a New York Times best-selling author and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the...

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October 14, 2020

Junior Olympian Peterson-Gurak ’24, Now an Arcadia Knight

By Katherine Haines '21 As a Junior Olympian, first-year Bachelor of Fine Arts student Cheyenne Peterson-Gurak ’24 has learned a couple of life lessons: the importance of staying true to herself and persevering through failure. Peterson-Gurak began competing in the Junior Olympics program in sixth...

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October 5, 2020

Masker ’24 Working Overtime as EMT and First-Year Student

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Most first-year students experience the challenge of balancing work and school—on top of the traditional challenges, Mays Landing, N.J. resident Savannah Masker ’24 is also an overnight Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Absecon Ambulance Squad. The Biology/pre-...

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September 29, 2020

Orientation Tradition of Service Doesn’t Stop in Quarantine

By Katherine Haines '21 This year’s New Student Orientation Day of Service, sponsored by the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC), looked different from previous years. On Saturday, Aug. 29, Day of Service was held as a fully virtual event featuring both in synchronous and asynchronous...

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September 24, 2020

Jakya Barnhill '24: Students of Color Need Role Models

Hi! My name is Jakya Barnhill and I am a first-year student in the SAJE Fellowship cohort. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. I come from a small private school in Philadelphia called Cristo Rey High School. This school has made me into the person I am today. They provided me with an outlet...

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September 21, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Amani Harris '24

By John Stuetz '20M Amani Harris '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 16, 2020

Allen ’24 Launches Clothing Brand to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills

With more free time this summer, students are finding new ways to follow their dreams. Jshane Allen ’24 , a first-year Healthcare Administration student, spent the summer making her’s happen by launching a clothing brand, Charged. “It was always something I had an interest in. When Corona happened...

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September 10, 2020

Hoping to Specialize in Medical Racism, Hurtado ’24 Begins College After Helping Mother Graduate

“It was a challenging cultural shock when I came here [to America],” said Emilia Hurtado ’24 , a first-year Chemistry major who immigrated from Costa Rica with her mother at eight years old. “There were a lot of differences between my school in Costa Rica versus studying here. And I didn't speak...

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September 9, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Hardika Patel

By John Stuetz '20M Hardika Patel '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 7, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Audrey Chin

By John Stuetz '20M Audrey Chin '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 4, 2020

Karoline Lopez '24: A Generation of Positive Social Change

My name is Karoline Lopez. I was born in Manila, Philippines. For a couple years while my parents worked overseas, my two older brothers and I were raised by my grandmother. At the age of 6, my family and I migrated to the US. Since I was not very familiar with my surroundings at the time, I...

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September 1, 2020

Dalton ’24 Helps LGBTQ+ Youth Through TrevorSpace

In 2017, as Howell, NJ resident and first-year student Dalton ’24 searched for answers about gender and identity, little did they know that it would lead them to supporting LGBTQ+ youth through TrevorSpace. An online forum for individuals 13 to 24 years old who identify as LGBTQ+, TrevorSpace...

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August 26, 2020

SAJE Fellowship Welcomes First Cohort of Aspiring Educators to Arcadia

By John Stuetz '20M The Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship will welcome nine aspiring educators of color to the Arcadia community this fall. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse...

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