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Jonathan McCoy Jun 26, 2020 5:04 pm

Running for My Life

Being Black in America has its share of complexities. When I was writing my song “Running for My Life,” I had to remind myself of these complexities. Sitting down on my sofa in my Glenside apartment, laced with the instrumental provided to me by fellow Arcadia alumnus Isaiah Davenport, I channeled...

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Denise Glick Jun 23, 2020 8:00 pm

3 Ways College Surprised Me

You’ve heard it from everyone, everywhere: College is a huge adjustment. I had expectations before my first year, and most of them were pretty accurate. Some of them were wrong, though! Here are three ways I was surprised by Arcadia University. 1. An individual experience is just...

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Daijah Patton Jun 3, 2020 8:00 pm

Until We Meet Again

I wrote this poem the week of April 20 for my ‘Literature of Revolution’ class with Professor Matthew Heitzman. I wrote it after watching a TikTok with two white teenagers making fun of black people and saying the N word with the hard ‘r.’ I wrote it before I had heard about Breonna...

Grey Towers Castle

Jessica Derr May 29, 2020 8:00 pm

Finding the ‘Best Years of My Life’

College is often made out to be the thing all young people should aspire to, with phrases thrown around like “the best years of your life” or “the time to really find yourself.” I, on the other hand, moved toward this next chapter of my life like an indigent dog being dragged along on a...

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Erica Rosenthal May 20, 2020 9:56 am

How Getting Involved Changed My Life

When you typically think of college, you think of going to class, maybe partying, making friends and having the time of your life. But one thing no one tells you is that making friends in college is not as easy as it looks. But I have a secret for you—a foolproof way to make connections with your...

Caitlin Joyce May 19, 2020 7:51 pm

On to the Next Story

While I knew the day would eventually come when I would compose my final blog post for Because Arcadia, I admittedly did not expect to be saying goodbye on such unique terms. As I am writing this, I am living in the same Arcadia apartment that has housed me through junior and senior year, yet the...

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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...

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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...

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Jessica Derr Apr 5, 2020 1:31 pm

Bridging the Distance

Beyond the obvious fear and anxiety that comes from a global pandemic, all over people have been mourning the loss of various events needing to be canceled in order to combat the further spread of coronavirus. Being a final semester senior, I too feel the sting of not being able to...

Daijah Patton Mar 29, 2020 9:34 am

VLOG: Blink of an Eye
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Jasmin Ramirez Mar 27, 2020 12:10 pm

Feed Your Spirit

During this time, things are a bit overwhelming, and certain things may be triggers for anxiety. However, I have so many things that I feel grateful for. I am grateful to safely be back home in Florida. I am grateful to be able to move my body outside to do home workouts. I am...

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Lashanna Bryant Mar 14, 2020 8:00 pm

6 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Not Study Abroad

While Arcadia is known for being one of the best schools in the nation for study abroad, not all students take advantage of the opportunity. For some, it can be because of expenses, fear, no time, or just not having the desire to do so.  However, when you’re at a University where more than...