Because Arcadia

Male and female visitors walk through anime convention in New York City.

Caitlin Joyce Dec 11, 2019 4:36 pm

Flying Solo at AnimeNYC

Before coming to Arcadia, I had never traveled anywhere by myself. I forget things easily while packing and am typically confused by public transportation, so the idea of traveling to Center City by myself used to be daunting.  This may sound silly to readers who have lived in...

Alumni Gymnasium during career fair filled with students and employers.

Omar Odom Dec 4, 2019 11:35 am

Linking to Employers Through Handshake

Searching for jobs as a college student can be challenging on multiple fronts. General labor jobs tend to be easier to attain, but they may not work with your already busy class schedule, let alone downtime. Besides, what if you want to do something more in line with your desired career? ...

Student reading book

Denise Glick Dec 4, 2019 10:34 am

Is College Actually Better Than High School?

Okay, yeah, everyone says college is better than high school, and that in a few years, high school will just feel like a bad dream. But is that really true? I know I didn’t buy it. Because I didn’t think my high school experience was that bad.  Now, though? Now I know things can be so much...

Group of female students smiling as they walk through Reading Terminal Market.

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 3, 2019 4:19 pm

Living Your Best Life: An Arcadia Bucket List

My freshman year, I made the decision to move 1,169 miles away from my hometown in Florida to Glenside, Pa. All my friends who stayed in Florida were attending huge universities in big bustling cities where there were 300+ people in each classroom.  When I first visited Arcadia...

Mia Woo Dec 3, 2019 3:32 pm

An American in Paris: Timeline and Tips

Last year while abroad, some friends and I decided to go to Paris as a group. Safety in numbers, right?  We picked a date, bought our bus tickets in advance online, and packed as much as we could into a long weekend. Here’s how we did it:  Arcadia London Center (Thursday...

downtown glenside

Anthony Carbonetta Dec 3, 2019 2:16 pm

Munchie Madness: The College Grocery Experience

Do we really need the big box of waffles? Quick! Grab more ramen noodles! How did we run out of mac and cheese?  Eating at college can be hard sometimes. Money is tight, time is crunched, and your roomies are hungry. We’re all balling on a (very, very small) budget, and weekly...

Four female students and one male student sit outside Landman Library studying

Marc Raffa Nov 27, 2019 11:11 am

First Semester 101

First semester in college can be one of the most overwhelming transitions in your life. You are not only figuring out how to transition from high school to college, but also how to grow into a full-fledged adult. It was no different for me. I thought I had it all figured out—that...

Female student looks into microscope in Biology lab

Erica Rosenthal Nov 27, 2019 10:40 am

Why an Individualized Major Was Right for Me

I have never been one of those people who have their entire future planned out. I never dreamed of being a teacher or firefighter. I’ve always flown by the seat of my pants when it comes to my future. That is a big reason why I took a semester off after high school. I didn’t know what I wanted to...

Female speaks to crown in Great Room during exploring cultures

Heidi Specht Nov 27, 2019 9:52 am

Gaining a Global Perspective in Glenside

As I settle into my senior year at Arcadia, I am faced for the first time with a unique circumstance: this will be my first full year at Arcadia, as I have studied abroad every spring semester since my freshman year.  While happy to be back in the United States at least semi-...

Victoria Fedorkos friends

Victoria Fedorko Nov 26, 2019 4:36 pm

Keeping up with Long-Distance Friendships

Decision Day at my high school felt like a subtle punch to the stomach. I had always been lucky enough to have my close friends nearby, if not by a car ride than certainly by train. But coming to terms with the fact that my friends and I would no longer be in the same town, much less the same state...

Male student sits at computer and plays video game in Esports lab.

Caitlin Joyce Nov 21, 2019 1:26 pm

Enjoying Overwatch from Screen to Stadium

As I entered my final year as a student at Arcadia, I had the dawning realization that I haven’t been enjoying my time as a college student as much as I should be. Of course, academics have always been my priority—but as a natural homebody, I felt as if I was missing out on truly exploring...

Male and female students perform latin dance onstage in couples.

Nicholas Schiavo Nov 19, 2019 2:23 pm

Clubs Goin’ up—on a Thursday

Hot take: Clubs are an underrated yet important part of the college experience. They allow students to do something else besides study or sit inside and do nothing (if this is your preference, however, no judgment here. You do you).  Clubs offer opportunities to meet new people...