Campus Life

Lashanna Bryant Apr 25, 2019 3:38 pm

Diversity & Inclusion Networking On Campus

Arcadia held its annual Internship & Career Fair on March 27, but for the first time, it also featured a Diversity & Inclusion Networking Reception. Employers at the fair—ranging from Bayada Home Health Care to Greater Philadelphia YMCA—clearly prided themselves on seeking diversity and...

Jessica Derr Apr 22, 2019 10:27 pm

Reconciling with Recovery

After nearly a year resigned to the sidelines following my ACL tear, I was expecting my clearance to be a momentous occasion. Something along the lines of the heavens opening, a choir singing, all aches and pains immediately leaving my body, and a sudden ability to run a six-minute mile. [block1...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 1, 2019 2:15 pm

No More Taking Professors for Granted

It was the first day of class in my sophomore year. I was spending the semester abroad at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. The campus was gigantic; it was home to a dentist’s office, more than 40 restaurants, and almost 60,000 students. It took a full 20 minutes...

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 9, 2019 7:00 pm

Snow Much Fun

I was featured on Arcadia University's instagram a few weeks ago. Here’s the story behind that snowy, crazy scene. Besides the Castle, Haber Green is probably the most recognizable place at Arcadia. It’s a giant green field in the middle of the campus, with a trimmed “AU” hedge. A row of trees—...

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 6, 2019 3:03 pm

Sweet Suitemates

As I was still enjoying my time in London, I started getting emails regarding the spring semester. One about housing stood out. I had to find a place and a roommate before the semester started. At first, I did not like the idea of having a roommate. I had a single in London, and I...

University Commons

Alura Neumyer Feb 20, 2019 9:36 am

Returning to an American University

As my first semester at Arcadia after being abroad in Scotland got closer and closer, I was wrapped up in the many unknowns. I knew there was going to be a lot of differences in the structure of college life in the States compared to overseas. For one, I went from living in an...

Overhead photo of Haber Green, Grey Towers Castle, and University Commons.

William Snell Feb 19, 2019 4:52 pm

7 Things Arcadia Taught Me

Rewind four years ago: I was a high school senior who had no clue where he would end up. A high school senior with big dreams and lots of plans, but no means of executing those plans. I was about to make one of the most important decisions in my life by choosing Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa...

Arcadia students playing Dungeons and Dragons in Oak Summit Apartments.

Caitlin Joyce Feb 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Arcadia Knights, Dungeons, and Dragons

When my hometown friend Michael Mottola ’20 was considering transferring to Arcadia, we drifted from topics on academic opportunities to extracurriculars. We began talking about the social climate here, and he excitedly asked me if there was an active Dungeons and Dragons group on campus. Little...

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 18, 2019 7:00 pm

Psychology: the New Club on Campus

I recently got together with Olivia Jarvis ’21, one of the founders and current secretary of the Psychology Club, a new club that I’m sure many students (especially Psych majors, like me) are wondering about. Where did you get the idea to start the Psychology Club, and what was the process like...

Jessica Derr Dec 19, 2018 12:28 pm

More Than an ACL Tear

As a former member of the competitive club lacrosse scene, college was something I was forced to consider as early as my freshman year of high school. The idea of college was seldom separate from lacrosse. As a result, I did not always examine the professors, programs, and resources. [block2...

Justin Tai Dec 7, 2018 5:09 pm

New Perspective, New Commitment

When my group and I arrived at the University of Sciences, I was amazed at the architecture. As a Pre-engineering major, I became fixated on the buildings, which attracted me with their modern and high-tech nature. I got so carried away adoring Philadelphia’s architecture, I almost forgot why I was...

Lashanna Bryant Dec 7, 2018 4:36 pm

The Life of a CPA

A few years ago, when job interviewers mentioned my resume, I’d just stare at them blankly, hoping my hidden skill of hypnosis would convince them to give me the job. Long story short, that never really worked— but I most certainly became better at eye contact during interviews. When...