Media And Communication

Nov 14, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Peterson ’09 Publishes Poetry Collection on Blacklisted Men

In October, Print Communications alumna Elishia Peterson ’09 visited her alma mater to celebrate publishing Blacklisted: 12 Men Facing Stigma and Success, a collection of 126 poems that dissect the reality of being a black man in America.   The collection was inspired by Peterson’s thesis...

Lashanna Bryant at Wizard World Con.

Oct 9, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Bryant ’21 Goes Hollywood

Good fortune may have led English major Lashanna Bryant ’21 to Philadelphia’s Wizard World Comic Con, as she won, through a Facebook contest, a four-day event pass, prize pack, and tickets to meet Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. But it was talent that earned Bryant a meeting...

Lashanna Bryant Oct 3, 2018 5:07 pm

Arcadia Meets Hollywood

When you go to the dentist or doctor’s office as a kid, there’s always the same question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You make a yucky face at the phrase “grow up” because being an adult sounds gross. As the dentist brushes your teeth, you muster up an answer along the lines of...

Sep 13, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Drs. Deshpande and Mazaj '97 Named Routledge Featured Authors

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, professor of Media and Communication, and Dr. Meta Mazaj ’97 were named as Routledge Featured Authors for their recent book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction. World Cinema, published by Routledge, offers a critical perspective on cinematic industries around the world...

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...

Apr 25, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Global 1968 Panel Explores Iconic Year’s Influence on Pop Culture

By Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 29, a panel, “1968: Transformations in Art, Media, and Culture,” discussed how political and social climate changes during that year influenced pop culture. The panel, part of the Global 1968: Explosions and Legacies series, featured Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr.,...

Apr 18, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dwyer Receives NEH Grant to Study Rust Belt Cities in Film

Dr. Michael Dwyer, associate professor and undergraduate director of Media and Communication, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to pursue his book about the relationship between Hollywood film and Rust Belt cities. The term “Rust Belt” refers to the economic decline...

Apr 12, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Deshpande’s Book Takes a Critical Look at World Cinema

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande’s first book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction, explores the depth and complexity of global film and serves as blueprint to transform casual encounters with film into systemic inquiries of world cinema. Co-authored with Meta Mazaj '97, cinema studies lecturer at the...

Shubhechha Dhar Mar 9, 2018 10:57 am

Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

When I used to hear my name being called on in class to answer a question, my face would flush red. My chest would tighten up and breathing seemed like the most difficult thing to do. I feared that I would be judged, criticized, and evaluated based on what I said. And when the professors said...

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 15, 2018 7:00 pm

15 Songs to Get You on Your Study Grind

It is fascinating to me that our personalities determine what kind of music we find suitable for specific tasks. For example, some people put on artists like Drake or Post Malone to go to sleep, while I put on instrumental music that has NO lyrics because words distract me. I never thought of...

Olivia Armacost Dec 22, 2017 1:48 pm

Bailey Dickerson, Soon-to-Be Graduate at 19

What has your education been like thus far? When I first moved to North Carolina from Kansas, I went to my second semester of 8th grade. The high school I should have attended was in a rough part of town and not ideal. So instead, I decided to apply to what’s called a middle college...

Vea Ki-Tokelau Molitika Dec 22, 2017 10:54 am

Marnae ’16, on Moving on to Bigger Dreams

Graduating was the biggest accomplishment for me. I was able to move on to ‘bigger dreams,’ which for me is making music. As an entertainer, Arcadia was a breeding ground for connections and sharpening skills I already had. Looking back, it was the little things outside of the...