Wellness

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.  [...

graduation on Haber Green

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 31, 2020 7:00 pm

It’s Finally Sinking In: I’m a Senior and This Is It

Since being a fully online Arcadia student, I don’t think it has completely registered that this is my senior year of college. That means at the end of the school year, I am done with my undergraduate degree. I have a B.A. And I need to have my next plans in order because now I am a real-real adult...

Sunset

Anthony Carbonetta Dec 30, 2020 7:00 pm

Make a Stock Footage Film of This Year Like No Other

It is so easy to call 2020 “literally the worst year ever” all over social media, especially with so many headlining issues and conflicts that affect our everyday lives. You could write off this year as the biggest buzzkill the world has ever seen.  I personally could fall into that same...

Student drawing a skull

Garrett Davies Dec 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Need Your Flow State Activated? Try a Hobby

Today, people consume much more than they produce. This isn't inherently an issue in society, but I think that the value and rewards of producing something by yourself are often overlooked. Hobbies are activities that are done regularly for leisure and can include a wide variety of things....

Aerial shot of campus

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 4, 2020 4:00 am

Well, It Wasn’t the Update I Wanted. But...

Not long ago, we received news that the Spring 2021 semester would be mostly online, with some supplemental programming on campus. The update left me with a level of heartbreak I cannot fully express. As a senior, it was hard enough not to be able to experience my last dall in...