Wellness

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 It: 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...

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...

Student-athletes sitting on the softball field

Madison Costigan Nov 24, 2020 8:32 pm

The Hidden Opponent

Student-athletes encounter many struggles when competing in a college sport—scheduling, injuries, and worrying about their performance, to name a few. Universities provide resources to help student-athletes through many of these difficulties, so that they can thrive under the pressure of their...

Student on their laptop at Easton Pond

Jamie Conlin Nov 24, 2020 6:32 pm

An Extrovert in Isolation

Being isolated from family and friends is difficult for anyone—especially as a freshman in college. Most college freshmen have just become legal adults. Now freed from the constraints of the scheduled life of high school, we seek to make new connections in this next chapter of life.  [...

View of Nick Schiavo's favorite bridge

Nicholas Schiavo Nov 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Conquering Quarantine

On the last day before spring break, there I was, standing in the doorway of my now-empty room, in my almost completely emptied apartment. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the future of learning was uncertain, just like my feeling about when the next time I would get to see that Castle everyday. As I...

Because Arcadia blogger Mia Woo recording a vlog

Mia Woo Nov 12, 2020 1:18 pm

VLOG: 2020 and Me | TEDxArcadiaUniversity

This semester at Arcadia, I'm taking a class in which we organize our very own TEDx event: TEDxArcadiaUniversity! You'll get to hear all about it in this video, as well as my thoughts on 2020 and the *ahem* unique year it has been for all of us.

Daijah Patton at a picnic

Daijah Patton Oct 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Surviving Zoom University: Daijah Edition

Let’s take a time machine back a couple months. It’s March 9, 2020, and you’re hanging out on the Haber Green with your best friends on a beautiful spring day. Music is playing all around you, people are laughing and singing, you’re eating from your makeshift college cheeseboard and vibing, when...

A bench in the woods near the Pit

Danita Mapes Oct 23, 2020 1:00 pm

An Introvert’s Guide to Arcadia

College is often associated with raucous parties, large friend groups, fun, and new experiences. At Arcadia, social gatherings can be found anywhere, whether it be a party or a group of friends lazing on the green. Students flow in and out of the Commons all day and, even late at night, the...

Rikki Rosenthal's desk set up

Rikki Rosenthal Oct 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Extensions, Apps, and More to Stay Stress-Free and Organized

Now that we are nearly halfway through the semester, it is safe to say that working from home is vastly different from working on campus. That is no surprise. We have had to adjust to new ways of learning, staying organized, and keeping our stress levels low.  Since I am taking...