Arts & Culture

Rikki Rosenthal reading a book

Rikki Rosenthal Jan 5, 2021 10:54 am

My Favorite Books of 2020

While 2020 has definitely been rough for everyone, one thing that has kept me grounded throughout the year has been reading. I have managed to read 85 books so far, and hope to hit 100 by the end of the year. My friends always ask me for reading recommendations so I figured I would share my top 5...

Mia Woo's photo of the Stonewall Inn

Mia Woo Jan 2, 2021 7:00 pm

PRIDE at Home: Finding Community in Isolation

I’ve probably (definitely) announced my sexuality on the Internet way too many times for many people’s liking, but here’s the thing—LGBTQ+ issues haven’t diminished in relevance. And I’m a firm believer that positive change starts with conversations. So let’s talk about this together.  [...

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...

Student drawing a skull

Garrett Davies Dec 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Need Your Flow State Activated? Try a Hobby

Today, people consume much more than they produce. This isn't inherently an issue in society, but I think that the value and rewards of producing something by yourself are often overlooked. Hobbies are activities that are done regularly for leisure and can include a wide variety of things....

Mia Woo making a ceramic pumpkin

Mia Woo Dec 6, 2020 7:00 pm

VLOG: DIY Ceramic Pumpkin Tutorial

Here, I give a step-by-step tutorial to make your own jack-o-lantern style pumpkin out of clay! We're all looking for something new to do while we're quarantined at home. Why not pick up a new craft?

Student Anthony Carbonetta using a soundboard while filming his short film

Anthony Carbonetta Aug 19, 2020 10:55 am

Coronavirus: Behind the Camera

In troubled times like these, where motivation may seem more scarce than ever, coronavirus-quarantine-living can lead many to lay comfortably with soda and chips in hand without a bother to be had. As for myself, I have been trying my hardest to use this time effectively to better my...

Spruance Fine Arts Center

Mia Woo Jun 25, 2020 11:19 am

Confessions From an Art Major

I might be biased, but being an Art major is pretty awesome. It isn’t easy by any means, but I get to do what I love almost every day—and our department isn’t half bad, either. It’s equipped with studios and state-of-the-art equipment that are unique to Arcadia. Most majors are generally similar...

Rikki Rosenthal posing with friends

Rikki 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...

Hand lettering by Mia Woo

Mia Woo Apr 23, 2020 8:00 pm

Learn to Letter With Me!

I picked up hand-lettering in my junior year of high school. In art class, I saw a good friend of mine hand-lettering, and I decided that I wanted to try it. Now, as I’m a rising junior attending university, I’ve developed pretty decent skills. I’m completely self-taught, so I thought I would share...

Desk covered with paints, markers, and a sketchbook.

Mia Woo Apr 18, 2020 4:20 pm

Confessions of a Displaced Artist

I’ll be honest. As an introvert, I am more than happy to be stuck at home. But as an art major, I won’t sugarcoat anything—this sucks. When I got the news that I’d have to go home to Doylestown, I packed up all of my art supplies and tools, and I even swiped 20 pounds of clay from the...

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...