Philadelphia

Nicole Gieselman Nov 28, 2018 8:57 pm

Hipsters, Punks, Artists— Oh, My!

Nearly everything has changed since I came to Arcadia as a wide-eyed, naive 17-year-old. I have different friends, different hobbies, different jobs. The two semesters I spent abroad, although incredible, weakened the connection I feel with both the Arcadia community and Philadelphia at large....

Kathryn Jones Nov 27, 2018 9:42 pm

Philadelphia’s Phantoms: A Stroll Through History

One thing I’ve learned for certain in my time at Arcadia is that people who live in and around Philadelphia love their city. So many people take pride in Philadelphia, and I can understand why. It’s the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), it has a rich and deep political history, and...

Caitlin Joyce Oct 29, 2018 1:39 pm

My Search for Toynbee Tiles

In the streets of Philadelphia, messages of science fiction and political propaganda lay hidden in plain sight, embedded in asphalt. Mysterious tiles that say “TOYNBEE IDEA IN MOViE `2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER” have been appearing overnight on crosswalks since the 1980s....

Caitlin Joyce Oct 3, 2018 3:44 pm

A Knight at the Opera

As I finished my sophomore year, I had a mid-undergrad crisis. Was I doing enough with my education? Was I taking advantage of all the opportunities in my life? Is my resume bedazzled and decorated enough for graduate school? With these questions plaguing my mind, I decided to take...

Shubhechha Dhar May 9, 2018 10:34 am

Surviving My First-Ever Yoga Class

Spring break is the most awaited week of the spring semester. While everyone went off to London, Greece, Paris, and many more amazing places, I, on the other hand, did yoga. One of my Journalism assignments for spring break was to write about an activity that I’d never done before. As yoga...

Jasmin Ramirez Mar 29, 2018 3:19 pm

For Public Transportation Newbies

In Florida, there is plenty of sunshine, heat, and beaches. Some may want to add old people. I never realized until I came here that Florida is looked at as the “Retirement State.” I find it funny that I now see the label come alive when I visit home. What you won’t find, for the...

Caitlin Joyce Mar 27, 2018 1:15 pm

Our Cosplay Community

Cosplay is moving toward the forefront of pop culture and the peak of ultrafan hobbies, yet it often baffles my relatives and others who haven’t been introduced to the lifestyle. To better explain the eccentric hobby, it’s best we run through some brief history. The word “cosplay” is a...

Caitlin Joyce Feb 26, 2018 4:40 pm

Valentine’s Date at a Kitty Cafe

Students face all sorts of challenges when they leave home. For some, it’s learning how to cook for themselves, not relying on their parents, or navigating in an unfamiliar place. For me, it’s being away from my cats. My two cats at home, Bubbie and Misch, had always been right by my...

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 23, 2018 3:38 pm

Crazy Love in a Philly Parade

Masses of exuberant, frenzied fans stood shoulder-to-shoulder for hours. You couldn’t see actual land for what seemed like miles. “Three’s the charm,” they yelled over and over. Sure, the air smelled a bit questionable, but no one seemed to notice or care. This was history. This was Philly’s first...

Caitlin Joyce Dec 4, 2017 1:15 pm

One Wonderful Saturday: Japanese Cinema and Sights of Chinatown

Ever since I was young, I have been enamored with Japanese pop culture and history. Sometimes I feel myself wishing that my interest had been for somewhere like Great Britain— it would be a lot easier if my dream destination required travel only across the Atlantic rather than traversing an entire...

Olivia Armacost Nov 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Experience That Fun High— No, Not That Kind

Fact: Not every college student likes to party. Now wait, before you X out, this is not a post to rag alcohol or irresponsible behavior. But for students who aren’t part of the party scene, there are alternatives for a different kind of entertainment that can get you that fun high without the, well...

William Snell Nov 7, 2017 11:24 am

Mid-Semester Stress Busters

Sixth week evaluations are a distant memory and, at this point, most of us just want the semester to be over already. Even though school can be rough, it is important to try to make the most of your free time by enjoying yourself on and around campus as much as you can. A lot of people tend...