Campus Life

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...

Heidi Specht Nov 28, 2018 8:06 pm

Tearing Down Language Barriers, Building Cultural Bridges

I sit down at an outside table at Easton Cafe, with a hot coffee at my side and a beat-up notebook in front me. Maren, an exchange student from Germany, arrives a few minutes later for our German lesson. “Hallo,” she says to me, “Wie geht’s dir?” “Mir geht’s gut,” I respond. “Und dir...

William Snell Nov 27, 2018 10:02 pm

Making a Difference: Easy as ABC

When I was younger, people would often ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up. Unlike many children who wanted to be astronauts or football players, I always said I just wanted to help people. It took until my sophomore year at Arcadia, but I found what I was searching for when I stumbled upon a...

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...