Campus Life

Olivia Armacost Nov 12, 2018 12:16 pm

Arcadia Exhibitions: Experience Art on Campus

Arcadia has hosted hundreds of art exhibitions and shows over the last 50 years, featuring a range of work— from local artist Astrid Bowlby's “When the Shadow Is Not Your Shadow,” to internationally acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei's “Dropping the Urn,” to creations by University staff,...

Jasmin Ramirez Nov 12, 2018 11:41 am

New Dining, New Arcadia

All summer, I was reminded about the change in dining services Arcadia had made, and how it was going to be better and more nutritious. Truthfully, I always like trying new things, so the idea of getting new entrees this year was exciting. Long before college, I made the choice to...

Heidi Specht Nov 12, 2018 11:21 am

Expanding Cultural Understanding Through ASIA

This is the first year that I decided to attend the Asian Students in America (ASIA) Club. I was invited by my friend Seisuke, a Japanese exchange student at Arcadia whom I met over the summer at IPAL orientation. Ever since he heard that the first ASIA meeting would have free sushi, Seisuke was...

Jessica Derr Oct 25, 2018 2:43 pm

‘The Nun Is in Over Her Head’: A Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean

Growing up Catholic and enduring years of CCD, I had an established view of nuns in my head. They were habit-clad, solemn-faced, steely-eyed women, ever ready to put a finger to their lips and shush if someone even looked like they were about to speak in mass. Also lingering in the back of my mind...

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...

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...

Heidi Specht Oct 8, 2018 5:02 pm

First Impressions of Arcadia: an International Perspective

A week before the annual mass of new students descend on Arcadia, another group— about 70 international students representing 15 countries— arrive with the same mix of anxiety and excitement.   For many of those international students, it is their first time at an American...

Justin Tai Oct 8, 2018 4:26 pm

Laugh a Little, Live a Little

Living as both a resident assistant and student is probably like living as a student-athlete— well, very different, but similar in the level of exhaustion. But not everything has to be solemn, and sometimes a little laughter in between stressful times is necessary. Arriving back on...

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...

William Snell Oct 3, 2018 4:12 pm

How Becoming an Orientation Leader Changed Me

A little over three years ago, I stepped onto Arcadia’s campus for the first time, not knowing what to expect. My head was spinning with questions on my first day of fall orientation: Did I have the social abilities to make friends? Would I have fun? Would I like this new place? But...

Olivia Armacost Apr 6, 2018 5:06 pm

Demanding Civility

The civility flag is a symbol and tradition of Arcadia, so ingrained in the foundation of the campus and institution that it is a core piece of the University’s identity. The flag discourages bigotry and stands for respecting all members of the campus community, regardless of circumstance or...

Shubhechha Dhar Mar 27, 2018 12:24 pm

India’s Festival of Colors Comes to Arcadia

Coming from a land that celebrates more than 50 festivals every year, I knew I would miss them once I moved overseas— especially Holi. Holi is one of India’s most popular and vibrant festivals, signifying the triumph of good over evil and celebrating the arrival of spring and harvests to...