Campus Life

Daijah Patton filming her vlog

Daijah Patton Jan 6, 2021 9:09 am

VLOG: Student Ambassador's Life in a Pandemic

Here, I take you through my day as an Arcadia Ambassador in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm showing you around campus, explaining how visits are currently structured, and sharing how Arcadia is keeping visitors and students safe and secure at this time....

Communications students on computers

Danita Mapes Dec 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Loco Mag: Arcadia’s Hidden Gem

As a bright-eyed freshman, I wanted to experience all that Arcadia had to offer. So when Lisa Holderman, chair of the Media and Communication department, recommended I take a practicum related to my interest in journalism, I jumped at the chance. Practicums at Arcadia aren’t just...

Softball team huddle

Madison Costigan Dec 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Seasons on Pause: Student-Athletes Play the Waiting (and Hoping) Game

This year, student-athletes, like everyone else, have had to adjust to accepting the unknown. Fall sports were cancelled, and the Mid-American Conference’s decision on whether or not to have winter and spring sports is still up in the air, which also has to be followed by a decision by Arcadia. As...

Student playing volleyball

Anthony Devantier Dec 3, 2020 4:00 am

We Lost Our Season, Not Our Fire

March 11 was a fantastic evening of volleyball. That night saw a regular season match-up between us, the Arcadia Knights—defending MAC champs, but I’m not bragging—and the Alvernia Golden Wolves.  To call it a heated match would be an understatement. Alvernia has never been...

Student-athletes sitting on the softball field

Madison Costigan Nov 24, 2020 8:32 pm

The Hidden Opponent

Student-athletes encounter many struggles when competing in a college sport—scheduling, injuries, and worrying about their performance, to name a few. Universities provide resources to help student-athletes through many of these difficulties, so that they can thrive under the pressure of their...

Orientation leaders at Arcadia

Garrett Davies Nov 17, 2020 7:00 pm

Staying Creative and Connected While Working in a Pandemic

This summer, I worked a full-time job for Arcadia in the Orientation program. Being an Orientation leader was something that I've taken part in the past two years at Arcadia, but this year was different: I had a paid staff position with a lot more responsibilities. The quarantine due...

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...

A bench in the woods near the Pit

Danita Mapes Oct 23, 2020 1:00 pm

An Introvert’s Guide to Arcadia

College is often associated with raucous parties, large friend groups, fun, and new experiences. At Arcadia, social gatherings can be found anywhere, whether it be a party or a group of friends lazing on the green. Students flow in and out of the Commons all day and, even late at night, the...

Students competing in Arcadias esports arena

Garrett Davies Oct 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Why Are Women Excluded From Esports?

Esports continues to skyrocket, with participation in the virtual gaming competitions at all-time highs and viewership hitting new levels. We are even starting to implement esports in our high school and colleges (like Arcadia!).  Although this is an exciting time for people who...

Jasmin Ramirez sitting a table in front of Grey Towers Castle

Jasmin Ramirez Aug 24, 2020 3:08 pm

VLOG: Dear Arcadia Seniors
Rikki Rosenthal highlighting notes for a Biology class

Rikki Rosenthal Aug 8, 2020 8:23 am

How to Succeed at Online Learning

Hello friends! I know we were all disappointed to discover that the fall semester would be held completely online. There is no right way to feel about it. We are in a very unique situation, and it’s okay to feel whatever you are feeling at the moment. At first, I was extremely disappointed and...

Grey Towers Castle

Denise Glick Jun 23, 2020 8:00 pm

3 Ways College Surprised Me

You’ve heard it from everyone, everywhere: College is a huge adjustment. I had expectations before my first year, and most of them were pretty accurate. Some of them were wrong, though! Here are three ways I was surprised by Arcadia University. 1. An individual experience is just...