Because Arcadia

Marcella Haddad Nov 30, 2014 7:00 pm

Monsters in the Museum

  There is a room in the Philadelphia Museum of Art that is a replica of a French abbey, complete with a running fountain. It’s the most peaceful, beautiful, serene place in the world—unless hordes of rowdy college students are stomping through it on free admission day. “Why...

Marcella Haddad Nov 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Follow My Feet

I had the opportunity to choreograph a dance for Knight Club, the largest club on campus. The song I chose was “Follow My Feet” by the Unlikely Candidates. The dance consists of six dancers, and after months of choreographing, soul-searching, and late night rehearsals, we finally got it...

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Nov 4, 2014 Purnell Cropper

‘Because Arcadia’ Offers Insider View of Life at Arcadia

When June Thomquist ’18 moved to Arcadia from Oregon, she likened the southeastern Pennsylvania weather to a tropical climate, a far cry from what she was used to in the Pacific Northwest. It was one of a few adjustments to life at Arcadia; living with someone she’d only met the day before and...

Marcella Haddad Oct 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Reality Check

Everyone has a point in their lives where they realize that they have to grow up and stop believing in fairies and magic. For me, that point just happened to be halfway through my first semester of college. It had been building up for weeks. We’d been reading nothing but realistic fiction in...

Oct 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Megan D’Avella ’16: ‘A Glimpse into Our Professors’ Artistic Worlds’

Arcadia University’s Faculty Exhibition offers students, such as art history major Megan D’Avella ’16, the opportunity to check out what their instructors are up to outside of the classroom. D’Avella, whose interest in art exhibitions led her to the Contemporary Curatorial Practices course, has...

Oct 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read her...

Oct 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Frances Dumlao ’15: ‘How I Got a Magazine Internship in Philly’

Under the pressure of finding a fall semester internship, Because Arcadia blogger Frances Dumlao ’15 perfected her résumé, cover letter, professional wardrobe, and interview skills before landing a position at Grid magazine, which covers sustainability issues and initiatives in the Greater...

Marcella Haddad Oct 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Nathaniel Popkin

I was supposed to tell a story in six pages. Some people only did one page, others went over, but I was right on the dot. I submitted six pages from the beginning of one of my novels. I sent it in, printed out the submissions from the nine other workshop participants, and nervously waited for...

Oct 9, 2014 Purnell Cropper

David Klein ’15: ‘Destination: Peace Corps’

David Klein ’15 came to Arcadia University certain about his path as a Knight: a first semester First-year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) student, an accelerated track into forensic science. But discovering the opportunities Arcadia offers to explore other interests and get involved on campus and...

Oct 9, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘These Streets Told Stories’

Marcella Haddad ’18 grew up in one of California’s most culturally rich and diverse cities, San Francisco, so she wasn’t expecting to experience anything new and different on her first trip to Philadelphia. However, Haddad soon discovered that “these streets told stories.” As one tale unfolds...

Marcella Haddad Oct 8, 2014 8:00 pm

Keyword: Do Not Move

When I first set foot in Philadelphia, I was expecting San Francisco 2.0. At first, what I saw seemed to fit with this idea. There were towering buildings, cigarette-smoking, long-coat wearing people in the shadows, and, of course, the smells. But it didn’t take long wandering the city for me to...

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Oct 3, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Jessica Mallepelle ’16: ‘The Beauty of Math’

Studying mathematics at Arcadia is allowing Jessica Mallepelle ’16 to truly understand how diverse and inspiring math can be. So when coursework in a particular field last semester left her wanting, she was reminded “...there’s not just one way to solve a single problem.” In her blog post, “The...