Arts & Culture

Plants at Primex Garden Center.

Nicole Gieselman Feb 21, 2019 4:33 pm

Ditching Winter Blues With a Little Green

Let’s face it: Finding fun, unique activities in Glenside can be a bit tricky, especially if you’ve been around the Keswick block a few times (if you haven’t, check out “Keswick Knight Life” to see what you’re missing). And sure, Philly isn’t that far, but who wants to wait for Regional Rail when...

Concert at Susquehanna Bank.

Kathryn Jones Feb 20, 2019 7:05 pm

Music Lovers: Unforgettable Nights Await You

If you’ve read some of my past posts, you probably know that I love music. I’ve been singing and playing instruments for as long as I can remember, and I am currently pursuing a Music minor here at Arcadia. But, this love extends past just singing solos and playing in the orchestra. Ever since...

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...

Creative writing lecture led by English faculty.

Jessica Derr Feb 17, 2019 7:00 pm

Supporting the Professors Who Support Us

One of the greatest benefits of attending Arcadia is that I’m more than just another body in a crowded lecture hall. I am not just a number. I am not just plopped on a conveyor belt, only to be churned out at the other end with a piece of paper, a head full of half-remembered facts, and not much...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 28, 2018 8:57 pm

Hipsters, Punks, Artists— Oh, My!

Nearly everything has changed since I came to Arcadia as a wide-eyed, naive 17-year-old. I have different friends, different hobbies, different jobs. The two semesters I spent abroad, although incredible, weakened the connection I feel with both the Arcadia community and Philadelphia at large....

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...

Caitlin Joyce Nov 27, 2018 10:30 pm

Centering Myself at the Won Temple

When I read on the syllabus that my Anthropology elective, “Myth, Magic, and Religion,” required students to do a field study at a local religious practice, I knew I wanted to visit the Won Buddhist Temple here in Glenside. In the past few years, I have had a growing interest in Buddhism, as I...

Kathryn Jones Nov 27, 2018 9:42 pm

Philadelphia’s Phantoms: A Stroll Through History

One thing I’ve learned for certain in my time at Arcadia is that people who live in and around Philadelphia love their city. So many people take pride in Philadelphia, and I can understand why. It’s the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), it has a rich and deep political history, and...

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,...

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...

Caitlin Joyce Oct 29, 2018 1:39 pm

My Search for Toynbee Tiles

In the streets of Philadelphia, messages of science fiction and political propaganda lay hidden in plain sight, embedded in asphalt. Mysterious tiles that say “TOYNBEE IDEA IN MOViE `2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER” have been appearing overnight on crosswalks since the 1980s....

Kathryn Jones Oct 29, 2018 1:08 pm

Major Joy for a Music Minor

Music was my first passion. I grew up in a creative environment that allowed me to sing and play instruments from the time I knew how to talk. I was in choir and band since it was offered at my school in third grade, and I took every other opportunity to perform throughout my school...