Grey Towers Castle

Erica Rosenthal Jun 23, 2020 10:15 am

Embracing Change in the Wake of COVID-19

For a lot of us, change brings feelings of uncomfortability, anxiety, and distress. My original plan for this post was to write about embracing change in college, yet I find myself unable to do so without also including the change we have all had to embrace in the last few months. 2020 has provided...

Jasmin by the lake

Jasmin Ramirez May 31, 2020 8:00 pm

Launching My Mental Health Page, @Uphillgrowth

I have been bouncing back and forth on whether or not to create this page for months. Yes, you read right, months! In all honesty, I was a little nervous and intimidated to commit to a page especially one on a topic as important as mental health awareness. Then one day, I asked myself, “If not...

87 Knights to Commencement

Jessica Derr May 13, 2020 6:46 pm

A Toast to the Class of 2020

I have always tried to glean some silver lining out of hardship, but it seems facetious to do so when the world is still very much in the thick of these trying times. That said, I think we can all agree that this semester has ended with the gravitas of a deflating balloon (from the...

Humna Rub May 8, 2020 8:00 pm

Take Care of Your Health

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, my family has been heavily impacted. My mom is a health care worker and is working longer hours than ever. I see how exhausted she is after her 10- to 12- hour shifts, and I cannot imagine what she goes through day to day at the...

Caitlin Joyce May 6, 2020 8:00 pm

Social Distancing at Arcadia

When we think of why social distancing is important, we often think of our grandparents and elders in our community. However, social distancing protects everyone in society, including students like me. As someone with numerous chronic health issues, it's important that I remain...

Haber Green with trees and view of Commons

Nicholas Schiavo May 1, 2020 8:00 pm

Hang in There

Hang in there! I think we’ve all seen at least one of those iconic kitten posters in our lives; the messages motivate us to persist, to ‘not give up,’ or to ‘stick it out.’ They never really tell us to ‘reach for the stars’ or ‘take on the world,’ and I think this has real value given...

Lashanna Bryant Apr 25, 2020 8:00 pm

Coping with COVID-19

As a close-knit community, we acknowledge that many students and staff are having a tough time dealing with and adjusting to this new reality. The #COVID19 virus has shifted our lives and created a great deal of change. About a week ago, my mother was diagnosed with the virus...

Desk covered with paints, markers, and a sketchbook.

Mia Woo Apr 18, 2020 4:20 pm

Confessions of a Displaced Artist

I’ll be honest. As an introvert, I am more than happy to be stuck at home. But as an art major, I won’t sugarcoat anything—this sucks. When I got the news that I’d have to go home to Doylestown, I packed up all of my art supplies and tools, and I even swiped 20 pounds of clay from the...

Anthony Carbonetta's home gym

Anthony Carbonetta Apr 17, 2020 8:00 pm

Workout Routine During COVID-19

Students across the globe have had their lives jumbled and scrambled due to the coronavirus takeover. In the age of television binging and internet challenges, the first thing to grow hopeless about in the current world climate is routines, specifically workout routines. You’ve got no...

Rikki peeks over a book she is reading while a stack of books sit nearby

Erica Rosenthal Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm

Self-Isolation Reading Recommendations

Hello, friends! As we are all doing our best to social distance, I figured it was prime time to recommend some of my favorite books and share my reading list with you. I thought it would be fun to assign books to majors, so here we go. Creative Writing The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo If...

cinnamon rolls

Denise Glick Apr 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Staying Sane Through Baking

The only way I’ve stayed sane through this COVID-craziness is by making food. Yes, I’ve made my own loaves of herbal bread (sourdough hasn’t been my thing), but it doesn’t have to be dramatic as that. Even taking the time to assemble a sandwich or toss a small salad together can give my...

Lashanna sitting in a park on a path smiling

Lashanna Bryant Apr 14, 2020 3:49 pm

You Deserve Happiness

Ever since coming to Arcadia, I have had an immense love for planners! During this tough time, it is very easy to become overwhelmed with course work and keeping up with your own self-care.   My advice is to plan a lot or a little—whatever works for you—just give yourself some...