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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...

Nicole Gieselman Oct 3, 2018 4:00 pm

Padahastasanas for Post-Abroad Blues

Odds are at some point in your Arcadia career, you’ll have an international experience. The longer the trip, the more opportunities you have to immerse yourself in a foreign culture — and the more likely you are to suffer from a case of those dreaded post-abroad blues. After returning from four...

Caitlin Joyce Oct 3, 2018 3:44 pm

A Knight at the Opera

As I finished my sophomore year, I had a mid-undergrad crisis. Was I doing enough with my education? Was I taking advantage of all the opportunities in my life? Is my resume bedazzled and decorated enough for graduate school? With these questions plaguing my mind, I decided to take...

Caitlin Joyce May 14, 2018 10:48 am

Finding Inner Peace with Invisible Illness

When one thinks of the phrase “coming out,” usually the first topic that comes to mind is sexuality. However, there are multiple aspects of one’s identity than can be difficult to talk about, elements of ourselves which are not often visible to those around us. These identities can incorporate a...

Shubhechha Dhar May 9, 2018 10:34 am

Surviving My First-Ever Yoga Class

Spring break is the most awaited week of the spring semester. While everyone went off to London, Greece, Paris, and many more amazing places, I, on the other hand, did yoga. One of my Journalism assignments for spring break was to write about an activity that I’d never done before. As yoga...

Jasmin Ramirez Mar 29, 2018 3:19 pm

For Public Transportation Newbies

In Florida, there is plenty of sunshine, heat, and beaches. Some may want to add old people. I never realized until I came here that Florida is looked at as the “Retirement State.” I find it funny that I now see the label come alive when I visit home. What you won’t find, for the...

Caitlin Joyce Mar 27, 2018 1:15 pm

Our Cosplay Community

Cosplay is moving toward the forefront of pop culture and the peak of ultrafan hobbies, yet it often baffles my relatives and others who haven’t been introduced to the lifestyle. To better explain the eccentric hobby, it’s best we run through some brief history. The word “cosplay” is a...