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Anthony Carbonetta Feb 20, 2020 3:21 pm

The Process of Production: From Script to Scene

Let’s wind the clock back to the end of the fall semester. While most students were cramming for finals and chipping away at projects, I was focused on another enterprise. It was days before the semester ended, the rain had just picked up, and I needed all hands on deck in a graveyard....

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Omar Odom Feb 5, 2020 4:26 pm

The Benefits of Being a Part-Time Commuter

After graduating with my associate’s degree in Liberal Arts at the Community College of Philadelphia, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted from my university education. I was positive that I wanted to be a Creative Writing major. I had trouble keeping up with 3+ classes at once, so part-time...

Male student onstage in great room singing during glow karaoke.

Heidi Specht Jan 10, 2020 11:57 am

The Importance of Cross-Cultural Events on Campus

As a senior who lives off campus, I don’t have much time to attend on-campus events. Arcadia offers a variety of events, but I had to consider which were most important to me, the types that are really popular here, and what has attributed to those successes.  One major aspect came to mind...

Two female students sitting on beds in dorm room working on laptops.

Anthony Carbonetta Jan 7, 2020 12:20 pm

The Resident Resolution

Over my three years at Arcadia, my living spaces have varied tremendously. I’ve had the chance to live in a dorm, suite, and an apartment in Oak Summit, and I’ve found that not every approach works for everyone. If you’re considering a change, here are the pros and cons of the room types on campus...

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Mia Woo Jan 3, 2020 11:02 am

Finding My Pride On Campus (and Learning to Love It)

I discovered PRIDE Club at the activities fair as a freshman—the rainbow flag draped over the table caught my eye. I was out back then, but I wasn’t proud yet. I was too anxious to sign up, so I let myself look at the table for a second longer before walking past it and pretending to...

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Heidi Specht Jan 3, 2020 10:10 am

Faculty: A Senior’s Secret to Success

As a senior, I find myself (more often than I care to admit) reflecting on my past four years at Arcadia, what I might have done differently, and what I am grateful for. The one thing that always comes to mind is the importance of connecting with faculty on campus.  As a...

Jessica Derr Jan 2, 2020 4:47 pm

Coping with Concussions

It is the middle of a lacrosse game in late April when the Stevenson girl I’m defending starts talking to me about her plans for after the game, her desires to study abroad, her opinion of the men’s lacrosse players heckling from across the stadium. Though conversations may happen on the field,...

Omar Odom Dec 28, 2019 2:09 pm

When Discrimination Finds You

Most people have experienced some form of discrimination and have been hurt by it. It is incredibly harmful and unnecessary to exclude or attack people for something that cannot be helped. At Arcadia, I am learning about the various ways discrimination affects people, which has led me to think of...

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Marc Raffa Dec 18, 2019 10:10 am

Winter Fun During Finals

The holiday season can be a stressful time for college students. Let’s face it: Although we would like to be out and about to “spread Christmas cheer,” as Buddy the Elf would say, most of us are, in fact, boarded up in our rooms cramming in last-minute essays and final preparations. Everyone...

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Jasmin Ramirez Dec 12, 2019 10:10 am

Love Still Abounds: First Thanksgiving Away from Home

Thanksgiving in Florida looks a little something like this: 75 degrees, palm trees, and only sweater weather in the morning and at night.  With that said, I didn’t mind having to stay back on campus for Thanksgiving break because this would be my first real fall Thanksgiving. I always tell...

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Caitlin Joyce Dec 11, 2019 4:36 pm

Flying Solo at AnimeNYC

Before coming to Arcadia, I had never traveled anywhere by myself. I forget things easily while packing and am typically confused by public transportation, so the idea of traveling to Center City by myself used to be daunting.  This may sound silly to readers who have lived in...

Student reading book

Denise Glick Dec 4, 2019 10:34 am

Is College Actually Better Than High School?

Okay, yeah, everyone says college is better than high school, and that in a few years, high school will just feel like a bad dream. But is that really true? I know I didn’t buy it. Because I didn’t think my high school experience was that bad.  Now, though? Now I know things can be so much...