Jessica Yakubovsky Mar 30, 2022 1:26 pm

Working Out, Group X Style

As a college student, finding time and motivation to work out can be hard. With exams to study for and homework to complete, working out is sometimes the last thing I want to do.  Throughout this semester, I have been seeing posters around campus advertising the new Group X Fitness classes...

students in stitler auditorium.

Courtney Thoroughgood Dec 21, 2021 9:50 am

Balancing Act

My Google calendar looks like a pack of tropical Skittles poured out onto the floor. Everything is multi-colored and labeled to the nines so I can keep myself organized. I love having this schedule. I love doing this work. I love helping others and allowing others to enjoy what they love. But I...

grey towers castle with a tree.

Elijah Arnold Dec 20, 2021 12:00 am

Reacclimating to In-Person Learning With Social Anxiety

I was doing school online before it was mainstream, so by the time I started at Arcadia, I had been away from school for over two years. That’s a long time to go without regular social interaction, but, as an introvert, I was pretty okay with it. At first, when I got into college, I wanted to...

lacrosse game

Patrick Ensmenger Nov 18, 2021 12:00 am

Cooking Up an Honors Project

One of the many attractions of the Honors Program at Arcadia is the diversity and uniqueness of the classes. Classes such as TEDx Arcadia—a course that brings in speakers who are experts in their fields to campus and encourages students to perform their own speeches for the Arcadia community—aim to...

Castle in the winter

Anthony Devantier Apr 29, 2021 1:07 pm

Charting a New Course Post-Covid

As the weather warms and the sun graces Glenside more and more frequently, I am reminded of my home in Los Angeles, California. I am also beginning to feel a sensation I have not felt in a long time: I am looking forward to every day. Moreover, I am looking forward to the future. It seems that the...

Students walking in masks

Lashanna Bryant Mar 20, 2021 12:00 am

Yes, You Can Be a Social Butterfly Safely in a Pandemic

If you’re anything like me, the concept of having minimal to non-existent social interaction is quite terrifying. Even if you consider yourself to be somewhat in the middle, between being an introvert and an extrovert, living in campus housing all alone for days on end can be very exhausting and...

Knight Hall on campus

Danita Mapes Mar 7, 2021 7:00 pm

Being Disabled On Campus and Striving for Change

Coming to Arcadia in the fall of 2019, I knew it would be daunting as a disabled person. More specifically, I have cerebral palsy and osteogenesis imperfecta. Cerebral palsy occurs when the brain is abnormally developed or damaged and, in my case of spastic hemiplegia, it results in stiff muscles...

Grey Towers Castle

Mia Woo Jan 26, 2021 7:00 pm

A Thought on Staying Positive (While Testing Negative)

“Choose happiness!” “Stay positive!” “Look on the bright side!” “Good vibes only!”  Do any of these phrases sound familiar to you? If you’re like me and have been spending a little too much time (more like a lot… a lot of time) on social media to combat quarantine boredom, you might have...

Madi Costigan with her backpack and mask

Madison Costigan Jan 17, 2021 7:00 pm

No Denying Disappointment, but Maintaining Hope

Recently, it has been hard to find anything in our lives that has not been affected by COVID-19, or any topic of discussion that is not centered on it. The news that next semester is going to remain mostly online may dishearten or frustrate some students, who desperately want to return to campus....

Students meditating with Counseling Services

Areiana Edwards Jan 16, 2021 7:00 pm

Mental Health: Signs That You’re Slipping and How to Get Help

2020 has been one of the most draining years that I’ve experienced in my life. Staying on top of my mental health has been extremely difficult. I had a lot of expectations for this year and a lot of hopes about what it would bring. NOTHING could have prepared me for what has happened—except maybe a...

Anthony Carbonetta in virtual therapy

Anthony Carbonetta Jan 3, 2021 7:00 pm

Taking Time for Therapy

I think I can speak for many when I say we’ve all been crawling to the finish line, trying to make it to the new year. 2020 has been a bit unkind to people, and many could use a refreshing outlet for their frustrations.  This year has felt especially claustrophobic for me, and I...

Mia Woo's photo of the Stonewall Inn

Mia Woo Jan 2, 2021 7:00 pm

PRIDE at Home: Finding Community in Isolation

I’ve probably (definitely) announced my sexuality on the Internet way too many times for many people’s liking, but here’s the thing—LGBTQ+ issues haven’t diminished in relevance. And I’m a firm believer that positive change starts with conversations. So let’s talk about this together.  [...