Campus Life

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...

Rikki Rosenthal posing with friends

Erica Rosenthal May 20, 2020 9:56 am

How Getting Involved Changed My Life

When you typically think of college, you think of going to class, maybe partying, making friends and having the time of your life. But one thing no one tells you is that making friends in college is not as easy as it looks. But I have a secret for you—a foolproof way to make connections with your...

Caitlin Joyce May 19, 2020 7:51 pm

On to the Next Story

While I knew the day would eventually come when I would compose my final blog post for Because Arcadia, I admittedly did not expect to be saying goodbye on such unique terms. As I am writing this, I am living in the same Arcadia apartment that has housed me through junior and senior year, yet the...

87 Knights to Commencement

Jessica Derr May 13, 2020 6:46 pm

A Toast to the Class of 2020

I have always tried to glean some silver lining out of hardship, but it seems facetious to do so when the world is still very much in the thick of these trying times. That said, I think we can all agree that this semester has ended with the gravitas of a deflating balloon (from the...

Caitlin Joyce May 6, 2020 8:00 pm

Social Distancing at Arcadia

When we think of why social distancing is important, we often think of our grandparents and elders in our community. However, social distancing protects everyone in society, including students like me. As someone with numerous chronic health issues, it's important that I remain...

Students stand onstage in the commons holding posters with a money count

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 12, 2020 5:02 pm

Dance All Knight

A few weeks ago, before our lives got flipped upside down, Arcadia hosted its very first THON™ to raise money for kids with cancer. My roommates, Lydia Mossuto and Kelly Muntzenberger, convinced me to attend, and all I can say is: It did not disappoint.  There were games, food,...

Group of students standing in a cloud of blue color powder on Haber Green

Anthony Carbonetta Mar 10, 2020 5:02 pm

A Colorful Collective: Arcadia’s Holi Festival

March 9 began bright and vibrant at Arcadia University. It was the nicest day all semester. Students conversed and laid out around campus with the Green acting as an enormous tanning bed. I started my day in my Hinduism class, where I was reminded of the Holi Festival, which would be...

Daijah Patton Mar 9, 2020 8:00 pm

VLOG: Writer's Bloc at Arcadia

I'm the secretary of a new club on campus called The Writer's Bloc. We wanted to create an inclusive, collaborative environment for writers to express themselves outside of academics and make awesome friends along the way. We meet on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in...

View of a wall in the hive decorated with honeycombs and a bee.

Denise Glick Mar 5, 2020 11:04 am

Bee-Lieve It: All About the Honors Program

I’m occasionally pretty clueless, and maybe that’s why I didn’t know Arcadia had an Honors program. After submitting my application, I got a letter in the mail congratulating me on my acceptance into the Honors program—the Honors program I didn’t know existed. I didn’t see anything...

2 male and 2 female students wearing backpacks walking on campus.

Erica Rosenthal Mar 4, 2020 10:06 am

The Truth About Transferring From Community College

If you’re in community college, you’re probably wondering what the transition to a four-year institute is really like. In my mind, the transition would be simple—essentially, a university is like community college, except you get to live on campus.  But it wasn’t exactly like I...

Anthony Carbonetta skateboarding

Anthony Carbonetta Feb 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Breezing Across Campus in Spring

As I’m writing these words, spring is beginning to blossom. Flowers flourish across campus, students find themselves staring aimlessly up at clouds from the lush grass, and many prefer to revitalize their favorite hobbies. In the case of myself and about… two other students, that...

Image of a male student holding up and looking through a camera.

Anthony Carbonetta Feb 20, 2020 3:21 pm

The Process of Production: From Script to Scene

Let’s wind the clock back to the end of the fall semester. While most students were cramming for finals and chipping away at projects, I was focused on another enterprise. It was days before the semester ended, the rain had just picked up, and I needed all hands on deck in a graveyard....