Because Arcadia

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...

Helen Armstrong Feb 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Beat the Brr: Things to Do in Philly

Fact: During the winter, it’s so much easier to stay inside, wrapped up in a furry, warm blanket than it is to go outside bracing frigid air that hurts your face. Another fact: Staying cooped up too long can worsen the winter blues. Lots of people get sad in the winter. Maybe you suffer...

Jessica Derr Jan 13, 2017 12:00 am

‘It’s on Us’

They often say that the college years will be the best years of your life. For Yeardley Love, it seemed to be going that way. The Baltimore native had achieved her childhood dream of playing for the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team while pursuing a major in government and a...

Photo credit: Jessica Griffin

Jan 12, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Sandra Clark ’14MBA Featured in ‘Philadelphia Sunday Sun’

Sandra Clark ’14MBA was featured in the Jan. 8 Philadelphia Sunday Sun for her new role at WHYY as vice president for news and civic dialogue. Clark discussed her plans for WHYY and the hope that the broadcast network will be a place where ideas and information are exchanged, and not just the...

Doriane Feinstein Jan 12, 2017 9:37 am

What an Actor Discovered Working Behind the Curtain

I consider theatre to be my home. The universe of theatre has always been a place where I felt like I could truly be myself. Despite loving all aspects of theatre, acting is the one I’ve identified with the most. I never gave any other part of theatre the chance to bring me joy the same...

Isabela Secanechia Dec 9, 2016 12:00 am

Chris, the Barista from Easton Cafe

Arcadia’s community is awesome. It’s very inclusive. Everyone seems to get along; I don’t ever really see any conflicts. It’s a very uplifting environment, especially because I get to see someone’s first smile in the morning. They come in, I get them their caffeine, and make them...

Clifford Long Dec 8, 2016 9:37 am

Dan Rivera ’17 Studied Abroad in Cuba

You can imagine what it feels like to go from the United States to a completely homogenous population that doesn’t have the same racial tensions we do. And you’re an international student, representing the United States. The typical American, international-wise, is white, so as a...

Doriane Feinstein Dec 7, 2016 4:05 pm

Destinee Gines, Freshman Theater Major from TX

I chose Arcadia from the pictures of campus and what I felt like the theater department could offer me. I didn’t even visit Arcadia until 3 days before move-in, and was happy my spontaneous choice turned out so well. I love Arcadia because it has such a chill vibe. It’s beautiful, the...

Jessica Derr Dec 6, 2016 12:00 am

Todd Barnes, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

One of the things we talk about a lot is before you can win a championship, you have to believe you are a champion-level athlete. You’ve got to believe in yourself. Nothing positive ever happens from negative thoughts.  Being a successful student and being a successful athlete...

Helen Armstrong Nov 20, 2016 7:00 pm

Long-distance Longing

Ah, college. A time of gorging at the dining hall, studying at the library until 1 a.m. and grabbing midnight milkshakes at the diner, Snapchatting your friends back home to show them how great a time you’re having at college… And, often, navigating long-distance relationships. This isn’t a...