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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...

Kathryn Jones Nov 27, 2018 9:42 pm

Philadelphia’s Phantoms: A Stroll Through History

One thing I’ve learned for certain in my time at Arcadia is that people who live in and around Philadelphia love their city. So many people take pride in Philadelphia, and I can understand why. It’s the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), it has a rich and deep political history, and...

Lashanna Bryant Nov 12, 2018 11:06 am

Arcadia Ventures to Prison

I believe that college should be a time for students to get together, despite their differences, and discuss social issues openly. Arcadia offers many courses and programs that align with this idea, but one, in particular, sparked my interest:  “Inside-Out from the Outside-In,” a class that’s...

Caitlin Joyce Oct 29, 2018 1:39 pm

My Search for Toynbee Tiles

In the streets of Philadelphia, messages of science fiction and political propaganda lay hidden in plain sight, embedded in asphalt. Mysterious tiles that say “TOYNBEE IDEA IN MOViE `2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER” have been appearing overnight on crosswalks since the 1980s....

William Snell Oct 24, 2018 11:45 am

Feeling at Home as a Commuter

Despite being a senior, this is my first semester as an Arcadia “commuter.” Last year, a few friends and I decided to take a step toward adulthood and rent our first apartment. While exciting, the move was quite hard for me to come to terms with, as I had thoroughly enjoyed my first three years...

Jasmin Ramirez Oct 11, 2018 3:05 pm

Take Me Out to a Ball Game

I had never been to a baseball game until this semester. And my first outing was kind of ironic: The Philadelphia Phillies were playing against the Miami Marlins, and I’m from Florida. Which meant my Arcadia friends were now my rivals (ha!). The smell of fried food and buttery...

Olivia Armacost Oct 9, 2018 1:47 pm

Civility, Student Voice, and the Future of Arcadia

If you haven’t heard about Arcadia’s new president, Dr. Ajay Nair, just open your email— I guarantee you’ll find his name among the Canvas notifications. Okay, I’m exaggerating (kind of), but seriously— Dr. Nair, a new president, and an inauguration— it’s a big deal. Last week, I found out why...

Kathryn Jones Oct 3, 2018 4:36 pm

Breaking Free From the Gender Binary

The moment I stepped onto Arcadia’s campus for an Open House during my senior year of high school, I felt that I was home: safe, comforted, and accepted. This feeling is what initially encouraged and accelerated my desire to explore who I was. I have identified as bisexual since the...