Because Arcadia

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,...

Student in classroom

Caitlin Joyce Feb 6, 2020 10:42 am

Taking a New Path

If I were to describe myself as a student, I would say that I am intensely driven to excel at every academic opportunity presented to me. While in my personal life I try to exude a “chill” persona, in the classroom, I’m a “Type A” personality all the way. To me, anything below a 90% grade is a sign...

View of skyscrapers in Tokyo at night.

Mia Woo Feb 5, 2020 4:50 pm

From Everywhere and Nowhere: The Third Culture Kid

From my very first day at Arcadia, I learned the art of introducing myself: stating my name, major, where I’m from, and the good ole fun fact to top it off. I’ve gotten pretty good at introductions, except for one bit—I have no idea how to say where I’m from. I genuinely don’t know what to say...

View of Glenside sign at the Glenside train station with a SEPTA train behind it

Omar Odom Feb 5, 2020 4:26 pm

The Benefits of Being a Part-Time Commuter

After graduating with my associate’s degree in Liberal Arts at the Community College of Philadelphia, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted from my university education. I was positive that I wanted to be a Creative Writing major. I had trouble keeping up with 3+ classes at once, so part-time...

Anthony Carbonetta Feb 5, 2020 3:37 pm

The Phone Fog Challenge: How Many Types of Trees Do You See?

Deep in the age of cell phones and headphones technology, we submit two vital senses to growth and enlightenment: sight and hearing. We willingly hand them over to Snapchat, Spotify, and Instagram while trekking between classes. I personally see the learning environment as crucial to an academic...