Because Arcadia

Doriane Feinstein Apr 12, 2017 12:00 am

I Can't Believe I Did That

If “future me” came to visit myself senior year of high school and told me that I would transfer colleges and take a trip to Vietnam, I would have thought it was some kind of joke. But that’s exactly what happened. Thanks to Arcadia’s incredible Preview program, I had the opportunity to...

Helen Armstrong Apr 10, 2017 8:00 pm

Food and Pottery for Credits

I found myself in mid-January knee deep in Beaver Creek, digging clay from the riverbed with a garden trowel. It’s moments like these when one is forced to reflect: How did I get here? Why am I here?  The answer: Culture of Cuisine: Food and Pottery. It’s a new class that’s co-taught...

Clifford Long Apr 7, 2017 12:00 am

The Final Stretch

As we near the end of the spring semester, my mind has been playing with a soon-to-come reality: I only have two semesters left of university. I’m sure I am not alone in saying that the idea of no longer being a student makes me want to hide in my wildly expensive dorm room and not...

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...