Because Arcadia

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...

Clifford Long Nov 7, 2016 9:37 am

Election 2016: Arcadia Chooses

Disclaimer: This post does not represent the views of Arcadia University. It is an opinion piece with unscientific data collected from events. Finally, the end is near, so to speak – the end of the presidential election, freakish and frightful enough to retire Halloween. In case you...

Clifford Long Oct 19, 2016 10:37 am

A Memorable Day With Bryan Stevenson

Have you ever met someone who was such a subtle force of nature? Someone who was very soft-spoken and modest in the way he conducted himself but, at the same time, captured all the attention in the room? I had the wonderful opportunity to interact with just this kind of person on...

Oct 17, 2016 Jen Retter

Because Arcadia: Favorite Student Spots

Helen Armstrong Oct 12, 2016 8:00 pm

Writing Woes, Be Gone!

A few weeks ago, I woke up early and showered quickly. I was eager to get to work because I had an important appointment with my very first Writing Center client. I’d worked at the Writing Center for three weeks at that point, but no one had yet scheduled an appointment during my time slot. That...

Helen Armstrong Oct 9, 2016 8:00 pm

How Could School Possibly Become Home?

There’s a universal truth among college students that I’m about to let you in on: Everybody gets homesick sometimes. The degree varies from a twinge of “Aw, I wish I could pet my cat right now” to sobbing into your pillow on your bed. And the length of time it lasts varies, too – some are homesick...

Spencer Potts Oct 5, 2016 8:00 pm

Milkshakes and Nirvana

As I moved into my dorm, my mind was flooded with information – new names, new places, and new habits to acquire – but most of all, milkshakes, ice cream and other products that disagreed with my lactose intolerant self. It wasn’t long before I found water ice and ice cream in the dining halls, but...