Because Arcadia

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...

Jasmin Ramirez sitting a table in front of Grey Towers Castle

Jasmin Ramirez Aug 24, 2020 3:08 pm

VLOG: Dear Arcadia Seniors
Student Anthony Carbonetta using a soundboard while filming his short film

Anthony Carbonetta Aug 19, 2020 10:55 am

Coronavirus: Behind the Camera

In troubled times like these, where motivation may seem more scarce than ever, coronavirus-quarantine-living can lead many to lay comfortably with soda and chips in hand without a bother to be had. As for myself, I have been trying my hardest to use this time effectively to better my...

Rikki Rosenthal highlighting notes for a Biology class

Rikki Rosenthal Aug 8, 2020 8:23 am

How to Succeed at Online Learning

Hello friends! I know we were all disappointed to discover that the fall semester would be held completely online. There is no right way to feel about it. We are in a very unique situation, and it’s okay to feel whatever you are feeling at the moment. At first, I was extremely disappointed and...

Bryant at a computer

Jul 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Bryant ’21 Receives Emma Bowen Foundation Award

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Media and Communications major Lashanna Bryant ’21 was honored with the Emma Bowen Foundation’s Storytelling Award for her video project “Realizing What’s Wrong: Mental Health in the Early 2000s,” which explored the importance of mental health in black families. The...

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Denise Glick Jun 23, 2020 8:00 pm

3 Ways College Surprised Me

You’ve heard it from everyone, everywhere: College is a huge adjustment. I had expectations before my first year, and most of them were pretty accurate. Some of them were wrong, though! Here are three ways I was surprised by Arcadia University. 1. An individual experience is just...

87 Knights to Commencement

Jessica Derr May 13, 2020 6:46 pm

A Toast to the Class of 2020

I have always tried to glean some silver lining out of hardship, but it seems facetious to do so when the world is still very much in the thick of these trying times. That said, I think we can all agree that this semester has ended with the gravitas of a deflating balloon (from the...

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May 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...