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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

Erica 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...

Grey Towers Castle

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...

Photo of Heidi Specht

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...

Desk covered with paints, markers, and a sketchbook.

Mia Woo Apr 18, 2020 4:20 pm

Confessions of a Displaced Artist

I’ll be honest. As an introvert, I am more than happy to be stuck at home. But as an art major, I won’t sugarcoat anything—this sucks. When I got the news that I’d have to go home to Doylestown, I packed up all of my art supplies and tools, and I even swiped 20 pounds of clay from the...

Rikki peeks over a book she is reading while a stack of books sit nearby

Erica Rosenthal Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm

Self-Isolation Reading Recommendations

Hello, friends! As we are all doing our best to social distance, I figured it was prime time to recommend some of my favorite books and share my reading list with you. I thought it would be fun to assign books to majors, so here we go. Creative Writing The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo If...

Lashanna sitting in a park on a path smiling

Lashanna Bryant Apr 14, 2020 3:49 pm

You Deserve Happiness

Ever since coming to Arcadia, I have had an immense love for planners! During this tough time, it is very easy to become overwhelmed with course work and keeping up with your own self-care.   My advice is to plan a lot or a little—whatever works for you—just give yourself some...

Screenshot of 2 girl characters playing Stardew Valley

Jessica Derr Apr 5, 2020 1:31 pm

Bridging the Distance

Beyond the obvious fear and anxiety that comes from a global pandemic, all over people have been mourning the loss of various events needing to be canceled in order to combat the further spread of coronavirus. Being a final semester senior, I too feel the sting of not being able to...

Daijah Patton Mar 29, 2020 9:34 am

VLOG: Blink of an Eye