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Humna Rub Jan 29, 2020 7:00 pm

After Election Day Abroad, Back to the ’Burbs

Now that I am back on campus, I am reflecting about my time abroad in London. Thinking back now, I feel like I was in a dream. My last day in London was a blur. I was so incredibly exhausted, but as an intern in Parliament, I was able to take part in Election Day. This election was...

Specht with outstretched arms in front of Brazil's Jesus statue.

Jan 24, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Specht ’20 Announced as Fulbright and Critical Language Semi-Finalist

International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 has her sights set on working in Brazil after graduation. This month, she’s moved one step closer to making it a reality. She learned that she’s a semi-finalist for both the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award and Critical...

Male student onstage in great room singing during glow karaoke.

Heidi Specht Jan 10, 2020 11:57 am

The Importance of Cross-Cultural Events on Campus

As a senior who lives off campus, I don’t have much time to attend on-campus events. Arcadia offers a variety of events, but I had to consider which were most important to me, the types that are really popular here, and what has attributed to those successes.  One major aspect came to mind...

Screenshot of a Pinterest search for style ideas.

Jasmin Ramirez Jan 7, 2020 1:01 pm

Top 5 Pinterest Boards Every College Student Should Have

1. Decorating Dorm This is going to be your home away from home, so you want it to be your ideal cozy haven. Search pins from all the themes that intrigue you (i.e. Minimalist, Bohemian, Eccentric). After seeing a few themes on Pinterest, I can guarantee one will speak to you! 2....

Two female students sitting on beds in dorm room working on laptops.

Anthony Carbonetta Jan 7, 2020 12:20 pm

The Resident Resolution

Over my three years at Arcadia, my living spaces have varied tremendously. I’ve had the chance to live in a dorm, suite, and an apartment in Oak Summit, and I’ve found that not every approach works for everyone. If you’re considering a change, here are the pros and cons of the room types on campus...

View of London city skyline including Big Ben.

Humna Rub Jan 7, 2020 9:58 am

Ballin’ on a Budget While Abroad

Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity—especially at Arcadia, where there are multiple programs to take you almost anywhere you want, studying almost anything you want.  The only problem, though, is studying abroad can be costly. But with a few tips I have learned (and my mom heavily...

Male and female students sitting at desks in a classroom

Denise Glick Jan 3, 2020 12:33 pm

6 Tips for Surviving Your Not-So-Favorite Class

I am not the biggest fan of one of my classes. I wouldn’t say I hate it, exactly, but it’s my least favorite out of all the ones I’m taking. It’s not a class related to my major, and I chose it thinking that it would be fun, as well as push me out of my comfort zone a bit.  Well, it’s...

View of a nicely decorated bed and wall in a dorm room.

Victoria Fedorko Jan 3, 2020 11:39 am

Small-Space Living Solved

I remember walking into my first-year dorm, wondering how I could possibly keep a clean and functional space in such small quarters. The room didn’t feel like mine, and I was worried that I wouldn’t make it work for a whole semester. There simply wasn’t enough area to transform it into something...

Two students visit a table in the great room with a rainbow flag next to it.

Mia Woo Jan 3, 2020 11:02 am

Finding My Pride On Campus (and Learning to Love It)

I discovered PRIDE Club at the activities fair as a freshman—the rainbow flag draped over the table caught my eye. I was out back then, but I wasn’t proud yet. I was too anxious to sign up, so I let myself look at the table for a second longer before walking past it and pretending to...

Male professor sits talking to one male student and one female student.

Heidi Specht Jan 3, 2020 10:10 am

Faculty: A Senior’s Secret to Success

As a senior, I find myself (more often than I care to admit) reflecting on my past four years at Arcadia, what I might have done differently, and what I am grateful for. The one thing that always comes to mind is the importance of connecting with faculty on campus.  As a...

Omar Odom Dec 28, 2019 2:09 pm

When Discrimination Finds You

Most people have experienced some form of discrimination and have been hurt by it. It is incredibly harmful and unnecessary to exclude or attack people for something that cannot be helped. At Arcadia, I am learning about the various ways discrimination affects people, which has led me to think of...

View of Haber green covered in snow with the castle in the background.

Marc Raffa Dec 18, 2019 10:10 am

Winter Fun During Finals

The holiday season can be a stressful time for college students. Let’s face it: Although we would like to be out and about to “spread Christmas cheer,” as Buddy the Elf would say, most of us are, in fact, boarded up in our rooms cramming in last-minute essays and final preparations. Everyone...