Because Arcadia

Male and female working at a table in the Career Education Center.

Jessica Derr Mar 9, 2020 1:10 pm

Grad School Crash Course

Whether you’ve had senioritis and have been counting down the days until your last exam, or just the mention of the Real World is enough to make you break out in a cold sweat, college ends for everyone eventually. Though most leave higher education to pursue a career in the workforce, many opt...

View of a wall in the hive decorated with honeycombs and a bee.

Denise Glick Mar 5, 2020 11:04 am

Bee-Lieve It: All About the Honors Program

I’m occasionally pretty clueless, and maybe that’s why I didn’t know Arcadia had an Honors program. After submitting my application, I got a letter in the mail congratulating me on my acceptance into the Honors program—the Honors program I didn’t know existed. I didn’t see anything...

2 male and 2 female students wearing backpacks walking on campus.

Erica Rosenthal Mar 4, 2020 10:06 am

The Truth About Transferring From Community College

If you’re in community college, you’re probably wondering what the transition to a four-year institute is really like. In my mind, the transition would be simple—essentially, a university is like community college, except you get to live on campus.  But it wasn’t exactly like I...

Image of a male student holding up and looking through a camera.

Anthony Carbonetta Feb 20, 2020 3:21 pm

The Process of Production: From Script to Scene

Let’s wind the clock back to the end of the fall semester. While most students were cramming for finals and chipping away at projects, I was focused on another enterprise. It was days before the semester ended, the rain had just picked up, and I needed all hands on deck in a graveyard....

Alumni Gymnasium filled with tables and people during a career fair.

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 20, 2020 1:13 pm

Returning Citizens, Second Chances

Internships are every college student’s ticket to getting experience needed to spice up the resume and impress potential bosses and grad schools. It was the summer going into my sophomore year of college, and I wasn’t really looking for an internship. My mind was set on finding something to occupy...

the Alumni Gymnasium filled with students presenting their capstone posters.

Caitlin Joyce Feb 20, 2020 11:30 am

Five Tips for Surviving Your Senior Thesis

Unlike many of my peers, the written component of Senior Capstone was due at the end of the fall semester instead of closer to graduation. While I was certainly not a fan of having to cram my thesis work into a single semester instead of spreading it throughout the year, this means my final...

Two students sitting and enjoying nature on campus.

Nicholas Schiavo Feb 20, 2020 10:20 am

Unplug From the Phone and Plug into Nature

Sometimes our daily lives can get so hectic, we get caught up in all our assignments and social drama and forget to slow down and appreciate the small things in life. No matter how busy our days may be, I think there’s always a point  where we need a getaway, a disconnect, to clear...

Image of sunset over the Olympic stadium in London.

Mia Woo Feb 19, 2020 3:16 pm

A Third Culture Kid’s Take on Culture Shock

In my previous blog post, “From Everywhere and Nowhere: The Third Culture Kid,” I talked a bit about my experiences as a “TCK”—someone who spent a significant amount of their childhood in a country or culture that doesn’t match their citizenship. In my case, I lived in Tokyo, Japan,...

Chris Reistle running outside during a cross country meet.

Lashanna Bryant Feb 18, 2020 1:41 pm

Chris Reistle ’21: Breaking Cross Country Records

Graphic Design major Chris Reistle ’21, an avid member of our campus community, is involved in Arcadia's Ambassador and Orientation Leader programs, serves as a FYSAE mentor and a tutor in the Learning Resource Network, is consistently on the Dean's Distinguished Honors List--and has been breaking...

View of the skyline and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Jessica Derr Feb 18, 2020 1:02 pm

Savannah Seymour ’20: A Summer in France

Savannah Seymour ’20, an English major and Linguistics and French minor, shares her highs and lows of spending a summer across the ocean. Where did you go and for how long? France, from the end of May to mid=August. I was in Grenoble for school for a month, then went for fun to...

Denise Glick Feb 12, 2020 10:46 am

Balancing Your Normal

If you read my first post, you know I’ve had a kidney transplant. Many people seem to think that a transplant is “one and done.” Once you slap that lumpy glob of tissue in, bam, no more problems. Like that Surgeon Simulator video game (Rage Quit, anyone?).  The reality, though, is that I’m...

View of outside of Cheltenham High School and parking lot.

Nicholas Schiavo Feb 6, 2020 11:13 am

Return to Sender

If you told me in my senior year of high school that I would spend the rest of my career there, I would have laughed and walked away. I was so ready to graduate and forget about the awkward, embarrassing, and goofy four years I just spent in school.  Yet there I was, on Oct. 3,...