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Nicholas Schiavo Mar 6, 2019 3:03 pm

Sweet Suitemates

As I was still enjoying my time in London, I started getting emails regarding the spring semester. One about housing stood out. I had to find a place and a roommate before the semester started. At first, I did not like the idea of having a roommate. I had a single in London, and I...

Plants at Primex Garden Center.

Nicole Gieselman Feb 21, 2019 4:33 pm

Ditching Winter Blues With a Little Green

Let’s face it: Finding fun, unique activities in Glenside can be a bit tricky, especially if you’ve been around the Keswick block a few times (if you haven’t, check out “Keswick Knight Life” to see what you’re missing). And sure, Philly isn’t that far, but who wants to wait for Regional Rail when...

Lashanna Bryant Feb 21, 2019 4:14 pm

Joining the Honors Program as a Sophomore

I never thought about joining an honors program. Let's admit that honors programs are scary—they’re commitments, but with grade-point averages. So when Helene Klein, director of Arcadia’s Honors Program, came up to me at the activities fair and asked me what my GPA was, I was kind of stuck (I...

Concert at Susquehanna Bank.

Kathryn Jones Feb 20, 2019 7:05 pm

Music Lovers: Unforgettable Nights Await You

If you’ve read some of my past posts, you probably know that I love music. I’ve been singing and playing instruments for as long as I can remember, and I am currently pursuing a Music minor here at Arcadia. But, this love extends past just singing solos and playing in the orchestra. Ever since...

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Alura Neumyer Feb 20, 2019 9:36 am

Returning to an American University

As my first semester at Arcadia after being abroad in Scotland got closer and closer, I was wrapped up in the many unknowns. I knew there was going to be a lot of differences in the structure of college life in the States compared to overseas. For one, I went from living in an...

Overhead photo of Haber Green, Grey Towers Castle, and University Commons.

William Snell Feb 19, 2019 4:52 pm

7 Things Arcadia Taught Me

Rewind four years ago: I was a high school senior who had no clue where he would end up. A high school senior with big dreams and lots of plans, but no means of executing those plans. I was about to make one of the most important decisions in my life by choosing Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa...

Arcadia students playing Dungeons and Dragons in Oak Summit Apartments.

Caitlin Joyce Feb 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Arcadia Knights, Dungeons, and Dragons

When my hometown friend Michael Mottola ’20 was considering transferring to Arcadia, we drifted from topics on academic opportunities to extracurriculars. We began talking about the social climate here, and he excitedly asked me if there was an active Dungeons and Dragons group on campus. Little...

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 10, 2018 10:11 pm

Behind the Scenes of My Sophomore Internship

Story time: I earned an internship this year, as a sophomore, at a reentry program. There is never a dull moment at my job, and there hasn’t been a dull moment since the start. So sit back, grab a snack, and put on your reading glasses (if needed). It was toward the end of summer,...

Justin Tai Dec 7, 2018 5:09 pm

New Perspective, New Commitment

When my group and I arrived at the University of Sciences, I was amazed at the architecture. As a Pre-engineering major, I became fixated on the buildings, which attracted me with their modern and high-tech nature. I got so carried away adoring Philadelphia’s architecture, I almost forgot why I was...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 28, 2018 8:57 pm

Hipsters, Punks, Artists— Oh, My!

Nearly everything has changed since I came to Arcadia as a wide-eyed, naive 17-year-old. I have different friends, different hobbies, different jobs. The two semesters I spent abroad, although incredible, weakened the connection I feel with both the Arcadia community and Philadelphia at large....

Caitlin Joyce Nov 27, 2018 10:30 pm

Centering Myself at the Won Temple

When I read on the syllabus that my Anthropology elective, “Myth, Magic, and Religion,” required students to do a field study at a local religious practice, I knew I wanted to visit the Won Buddhist Temple here in Glenside. In the past few years, I have had a growing interest in Buddhism, as I...

William Snell Nov 27, 2018 10:02 pm

Making a Difference: Easy as ABC

When I was younger, people would often ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up. Unlike many children who wanted to be astronauts or football players, I always said I just wanted to help people. It took until my sophomore year at Arcadia, but I found what I was searching for when I stumbled upon a...