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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...

Keswick Village

Anthony Devantier Oct 23, 2020 9:00 am

The Keswick Village: My Home Away From Home

2020. At times, this year has made me think that “normal” is a thing of the past, but the surprisingly great thing about change is that, while at first things are strange and difficult, with time, we make a new normal.  Keswick Village is a small hub of family-owned businesses...

Jasmin Ramirez reading a book in her room

Jasmin Ramirez Oct 19, 2020 9:00 am

Pandemic Was Not on My Vision Board

I don’t know about you, but the pandemic was NOT on my 2020 vision board. How could it be? I had visiting new places, going on adventures with my friends, and being social (not socially distant) as my top priorities.  I also think, after all these months and disruption, that we...

Madi Costigan with her ballot

Madison Costigan Oct 19, 2020 8:00 am

The Value of Your Vote

With the effects of the division between political parties and the coronavirus pandemic being felt throughout the country, voter turnout for the election in November is a notable concern. As college students and potential youth voters, it is a time when we can make our voices count. However,...

Jasmin Ramirez sitting a table in front of Grey Towers Castle

Jasmin Ramirez Aug 24, 2020 3:08 pm

VLOG: Dear Arcadia Seniors
JaytheMC

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...

Grey Towers Castle

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...

Daijah Patton reading spoken word

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...

Rikki Rosenthal posing with friends

Rikki 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...

87 Knights to Commencement

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...