Because Arcadia

Apr 5, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Ahmadi ’17 and Long ’17 First Undergraduates at Arcadia to Receive Fulbright Awards, Will Teach English Overseas

Zahra Ahmadi and Clifford Long, members of the Arcadia University Class of 2017, are the first undergraduate students in Arcadia University history to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ahmadi and Long were...

Clifford Long Apr 2, 2017 10:37 am

Mutaz Barnawi ’17, Graduate Student from Saudi Arabia

It’s hard to leave somewhere that you’ve been for four years, but after all of that, you know you’re going home. You’re going to see your family and friends. I came here in March of 2013, I learned a new language, and now I own a master’s degree in International Public Relations. I...

Justin Rollins Mar 15, 2017 8:00 pm

Gateway to My Dream Job

As a video communications major preparing for graduation in May, I’m always looking for jobs either in front of or behind the camera. Although I have made professional connections as a student, I still need guidance as I search for a suitable job to start my career. That’s how I found Arcadia’s...

Helen Armstrong Mar 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Celebrating a Multicultural University

Older generations often label millennials as lazy and selfish. To those people, I say, “Come visit Arcadia!” Our generation has gotten this bad reputation, but I’m sure there are lots of complex, political reasons for it, since it doesn’t seem to be based in reality. Especially at Arcadia, my...

Doriane Feinstein Mar 8, 2017 12:00 am

The Act of Watching Others Act

I love theatre. I love the thrill of being on stage, the camaraderie, the vulnerability, every single quality that makes an appearance in the presence of theatre. In my spare time, I’m constantly reading plays and memorizing lines. But this  semester, I decided to take advantage of...

Jessica Derr Mar 3, 2017 12:00 am

Game-Day Anxiety

One would think that after playing lacrosse for 11 years–over half my life–that I would be beyond game-day jitters. Beyond fretting over throwing turnovers, getting beat on defense, and flubbing plays. Beyond stealing glances at the sidelines, terrified of what spectators might be thinking about my...

Jessica Derr Feb 27, 2017 12:00 am

Winter-Break Purgatory

If I did not know any better, I would have thought I was in purgatory. Bleary-eyed and messy-haired, I’d rise long after the rest of the world, staggering down the stairs like something straight out of The Walking Dead. From all the daytime television I consumed, Live With Kelly,...

Isabela Secanechia Feb 24, 2017 12:00 am

Campus Runway, Knight Style: Part 2

As my fellow blogger Cliff explained in his previous post, we set out to find the biggest fashion trends and inspirations at Arcadia. After interviewing the University’s most stylish, we found that individuality defines Knight fashion and answers. One thing everyone seemed to agree on, however...

Doriane Feinstein Feb 22, 2017 9:12 am

From Sunrises on the Beach to Painful Epiphanies

My view of 2016 was most definitely a negative one; a vision of terror, disappointment, and many sleepless nights. My year could only really be described as awful. With a study abroad program that fell through at my previous university, the unexpected death of a friend, and having to transfer to an...

Justin Rollins Feb 21, 2017 7:00 pm

An Opportunity to Learn and Grow

On Jan. 22, I had the opportunity to join “Building Fences: How to Protect Our Community,” an evening of enlightening workshops hosted by the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS) that focused on being a minority in America. Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology at...

Clifford Long Feb 20, 2017 9:37 am

Christopher Brewington ’20, Unity Rally Activist

I’m here today to support all the communities that are harmed by Donald Trump. And I’m here to support myself because I am afraid for what he can and might do. I have a couple friends who are in the LGBT community and they’re scared about their rights, they’re worried about the...

Caitlin Joyce Feb 17, 2017 12:00 am

Activism of All Ages

  On January 21, 2017, I dragged myself out of bed much earlier than any college student would prefer on a Saturday morning. My friends and I began our journey meeting at the archway on Arcadia’s campus, groggily slogging up the hill to Glenside Station, colored posters tucked under...