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Commencement ceremony 2021

Jasmin Ramirez May 30, 2021 8:00 pm

My Favorite (Super Cool) Memory at Arcadia

As graduation approaches, I have spent an immense amount of time reflecting. I think about all the memories I have collected here at Arcadia University. It is strange to think that at 18 years old, I made the choice to attend a school out of state. When I first got to campus, many people were so...

Daijah's foodie finds

Daijah Patton May 28, 2021 8:00 pm

Eating Around the World (in Glenside)

With the COVID-19 pandemic, studying abroad here at Arcadia has been suspended in some aspects, but not entirely. A small number of students were able to study abroad in the fall and spring; however, a lot of students like me are waiting to get fully vaccinated to travel safely abroad again...

Anthony Devantier in Italy

Anthony Devantier May 13, 2021 12:58 pm

The Road Behind, the Path Ahead

When I first arrived at Arcadia almost four years ago, I was full of expectations. I was 18 and didn't know where my college journey would take me. Now, as a senior, observing those four years in the rear view mirror, I can’t help but laugh to myself: I was full of expectations, but I had no idea...

Rikki Rosenthal with friends on campus

Rikki Rosenthal May 13, 2021 12:37 pm

Finding Home: “Go Where the Love Is” Part II

As I sit here and write this, I’m in disbelief. I just finished my thesis, but haven't really processed the fact that these are my last few weeks at Arcadia. It’s truly baffling how quickly my time as a Knight has passed, but I’m eternally grateful for everything I have...

Ireland Preview

Garrett Davies May 10, 2021 8:00 pm

An Odd and Incomplete Goodbye

The past four years have been an absolute whirlwind. I've learned about myself and the world through crazy opportunities that I am so lucky to have had. The personal growth I've had is no less than amazing, and it's been off the backs of many incredible people I have had the privilege...

Jasmin's work setup

Jasmin Ramirez May 1, 2021 1:34 pm

Grow Yourself by Knowing Yourself

In 2017, I made the decision to move to Pennsylvania for school from my hometown in Florida. I had lived in the same town and in the same house all of my life, so making this shift was a HUGE change.  During my first year, the recurring thought screaming in my head was “WHAT....

Students at the Sappho Slam

Daijah Patton Apr 25, 2021 8:00 pm

Writers Nerding Out on a Friday Night

Arcadia continues to surprise me with its ability to facilitate and create such amazing events in a virtual setting to keep our community engaged and educated. This time, the Arcadia writing community was summoned. On March 26, the Arcadia Writing Center, Sigma Tau Delta (...

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