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Students walking on campus with masks on

Danita Mapes Mar 30, 2021 12:00 am

Living on Campus During a Pandemic

Arcadia’s campus last fall and spring buzzed with life. Living in Knight Hall, not only was I in close proximity to my friends in the same building, I had ample room for social activities. It seemed like every week I ventured off with my gaggle of friends to some campus event or one of our personal...

Students walking in masks

Lashanna Bryant Mar 20, 2021 12:00 am

Yes, You Can Be a Social Butterfly Safely in a Pandemic

If you’re anything like me, the concept of having minimal to non-existent social interaction is quite terrifying. Even if you consider yourself to be somewhat in the middle, between being an introvert and an extrovert, living in campus housing all alone for days on end can be very exhausting and...

Daijah Patton Mar 14, 2021 12:00 am

What Diversifying Education Means to Me

I grew up learning in the Philadelphia School District. If you weren’t at a private or archdiocese school, you unfortunately weren’t given the upper hand—or more specifically, the resources that you deserved. You had to look for those resources yourself; you had to find those teachers that were...

Knight Hall on campus

Danita Mapes Mar 7, 2021 7:00 pm

Being Disabled On Campus and Striving for Change

Coming to Arcadia in the fall of 2019, I knew it would be daunting as a disabled person. More specifically, I have cerebral palsy and osteogenesis imperfecta. Cerebral palsy occurs when the brain is abnormally developed or damaged and, in my case of spastic hemiplegia, it results in stiff muscles...

Graduating students at Commencement

Garrett Davies Mar 4, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Set Up for Success at Arcadia
Students in Philadelphia

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 28, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Life in Philadelphia and Glenside
Mia Woo's photo of the Stonewall Inn

Mia Woo Jan 2, 2021 7:00 pm

PRIDE at Home: Finding Community in Isolation

I’ve probably (definitely) announced my sexuality on the Internet way too many times for many people’s liking, but here’s the thing—LGBTQ+ issues haven’t diminished in relevance. And I’m a firm believer that positive change starts with conversations. So let’s talk about this together.  [...

Students volunteering on day of service

Lashanna Bryant Dec 27, 2020 7:00 pm

5 Virtual Ways Arcadia Students Can Help Their Community

Community service, especially in a time like this, is very valued—especially since those who are less fortunate are suffering a great deal due to the pandemic.  Given that we are encouraged to stay inside, how exactly can we give back to our community from the comfort of our own homes? The...

Philadelphia

Anthony Devantier Dec 20, 2020 7:00 pm

Loving Philly—With Privilege

On Oct. 24, I was positively itching to get out of the apartment, so I texted my friends who had invited me to go into the city with them that day. I’d turned them down initially because I was feeling overwhelmed by school—but then I said, carpe diem. I careened through my school work; having...

Cradle of hope tshirts

Shane Burroughs Dec 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Cradle of Hope Raising the Roof

Countless organizations are in need of funds to help them provide care for the underprivileged populations that they serve. With a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, like the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have had to brainstorm more than ever and think of creative, intriguing methods of fundraising...

Campus in fall

Areiana Edwards Nov 9, 2020 7:00 pm

My Post-Election Perspective

I have never considered myself a very political person. I have always liked to make sure I educated myself on important topics, but sometimes keeping up to date was more draining than helpful. Seeing the way that people like me are often treated and how many barriers there are, I would get tired....

Students at a club table

Lashanna Bryant Oct 26, 2020 11:43 am

Starting a Club, Expressing Yourself

Going to Arcadia means that there is a world of opportunities laid out for you, whether that’s studying abroad to experience the world, becoming a student leader, working in the various departments on campus, or joining a club that really excites you. But what if the club you’re meant to be in...