Because Arcadia

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Danita Mapes May 4, 2022 4:00 pm

Living Religions: Global Experience Without Going Abroad

I’m sure many students at Arcadia had been looking forward to studying abroad prior to COVID-19, not only to get a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but to cover Arcadia’s Global Experience and Global Reflection AUC requirements. These tough few years have forced Arcadians to consider alternative...

Brigid Whelihan Apr 19, 2022 10:48 am

Learning About the Bigger Impact

Arcadia University has always encouraged students to develop an understanding of our larger global community. I’m sure we all are familiar with Arcadia’s exceptional study abroad programs. So it’s no surprise that even many of the courses here in Glenside focus on the wider world and peoples....

Jessica Yakubovsky Mar 30, 2022 1:26 pm

Working Out, Group X Style

As a college student, finding time and motivation to work out can be hard. With exams to study for and homework to complete, working out is sometimes the last thing I want to do.  Throughout this semester, I have been seeing posters around campus advertising the new Group X Fitness classes...

Courtney Thoroughgood's Vegetarian Nachos

Courtney Thoroughgood Mar 29, 2022 3:07 pm

A (Part-Time) Vegetarian-On-A-Budget’s Favorite Recipe

Are you always looking for meals to make after a long day at school? Are you still trying to figure out how to make a grocery list on your own? Whether you’re vegetarian or vegan, the thought of cooking raw meat grosses you out, or you are just looking for some new recipes on a budget, I have some...

Students in the Honors program at the campus Bee Hive.

Patrick Ensmenger Mar 25, 2022 11:25 am

Unique Ways to Get Involved on Campus

You might know Arcadia for its international education opportunities or the beauty of the campus—but do you know how many exciting ways you can be part of the Arcadia community, beyond joining clubs? Here are a few of my favorites. Academic Research Before attending Arcadia, you may believe...

Brigid Whelihan Feb 11, 2022 11:00 am

Something for Everyone

On Feb. 3, Arcadia held the Spring Activities Fair. With enough clubs to fill the Great Room, it was apparent that there’s a club for everyone at Arcadia. No matter what your hobbies or interests are, you’ll be able to find the right group for you. I spent the fair sitting at a table to...

Jan 21, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Mapes Selected to Write for “I’m First”

Danita Mapes ’23, a Global Media major at Arcadia University, has been selected as a featured writer for I'm First.org, a website that features the stories and perspectives of students that lack a family history of higher education. Mapes’ first published piece on the site is “A New Beginning,” in...

Sun & Sea performance

Oct 25, 2021 5:25 pm

From a Student’s Perspective: Arcadia Exhibition’s Sun & Sea

By guest blogger Anna Hilbert ’22 On Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, Arcadia Exhibitions bid farewell to the Sun & Sea opera-performance as the cast continued on to the next stop of their tour in Arkansas before heading off to Sweden. As an Arcadia student, I was fortunate enough to see...

Arcadia University graduate Lashanna Bryant in graduation cap and gown

May 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Lashanna Bryant: Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and Communications

Majors and minors: Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and Communications, with a concentrations in creative writing and multimedia publishing. Favorite Arcadia memory: That is a very hard question because there are so many. If I only had to pick one it would probably have to be all the...

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Apr 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Climate Change and Fire are Affecting the Composition of Forests

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Environmental Journalism major Rikki Rosenthal '21 explores the correlation between fire disturbances and climate patterns in Western Maryland through their experience in the...

Arcadia University alumna Isabela Secanechia

Mar 24, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Secanechia’s Experiences at Arcadia Fuel Passion to Educate Refugees

By Josephine Mueller ’21 Isabela Arena Secanechia ’17 knows how critical English is for social and professional opportunities, and is working to teach the language to adult refugees.   Secanechia is co-founder of the edtech start-up English Language Network of Refugees (ELNOR), the pilot...

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Oct 12, 2020 Caitlin Burns

‘Because Arcadia’ Student Blog Highlights Unique Arcadia Experiences

At Arcadia, students are offered an inside look at campus life—and a creative outlet to reflect on their experiences—through the University’s award-winning student blog, Because Arcadia.  Now in its seventh year, Because Arcadia showcases a plethora of student experiences in all forms of...