Arts & Culture

Brigid Whelihan Apr 19, 2022 10:48 am

Learning About the Bigger Impact

Arcadia University has always encouraged students to develop an understanding of our larger global community. I’m sure we all are familiar with Arcadia’s exceptional study abroad programs. So it’s no surprise that even many of the courses here in Glenside focus on the wider world and peoples....

Micah Gordley Mar 30, 2022 12:42 pm

Finding Comfort Past Anxiety

As much as I pride myself on being someone who enjoys school and loves learning, as far back as I can remember something has stressed me out more than anything: starting a new school year or semester. Stemming from not being a fan of change and just being more introverted, it has carried over to my...

Catherine Portelli Mar 24, 2022 12:00 am

The Internet Ate My Homework

Every student in the past two years has suffered from fallout from the pandemic. Taking classes while stuck in your bedroom was not ideal for most students. Not being able to see your friends or teachers or the rest of the world took a huge toll on mental health. But, was it really that bad? Was it...

Professor and students in a theater class.

Courtney Thoroughgood Jan 27, 2022 11:56 am

Exploring Theatre as a Queer Actor

I’ve known I was gay since I was probably about 15 years old. But I stayed in the closet for quite some time due to fear of how people would react, especially when it came to my life as an actor. I feared that I would be cast differently or not considered for roles because I was gay....

Daijah with her computer

Daijah Patton Dec 19, 2021 12:00 am

Submitting to a Literary Magazine Be Like...

Picture this: You’re an English major who likes to write creatively, and your school’s literary magazine sends an email that they’re accepting submissions for their next issue. Your first reaction might be to panic as imposter syndrome surges through you about your writing, so you’re not going to...

Painting class at Arcadia

Micah Gordley Nov 18, 2021 2:39 pm

The Art of Patience in Painting

“Finally,” I thought to myself last spring while choosing classes for my upcoming sophomore year. “This is the class I’ve been waiting for.” I added Painting I to my registration and sat back with relief. This would at long last be my first year of in-person learning at Arcadia, and I had been...

Portelli drawing

Catherine Portelli Nov 18, 2021 12:00 am

‘Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls’

I always knew that it would happen in my art career; I just never knew how early it would happen.  I walked into my Drawing 1 class and everything looked normal. The easels were scattered around the room, and there was a platform in the middle of the room. I chose a spot and started on the...

Sun & Sea performance

Oct 25, 2021 5:25 pm

From a Student’s Perspective: Arcadia Exhibition’s Sun & Sea

By guest blogger Anna Hilbert ’22 On Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, Arcadia Exhibitions bid farewell to the Sun & Sea opera-performance as the cast continued on to the next stop of their tour in Arkansas before heading off to Sweden. As an Arcadia student, I was fortunate enough to see...

Student watching laptop in dorm

Danita Mapes Apr 26, 2021 8:00 pm

Movies to Keep You Sane Amid the Insanity

Living on campus during a pandemic is strange. No events and large gatherings in general means we residents have to find other ways to entertain ourselves. And as a Media and Communication student with too much time and two guests allowed at a time in my apartment, I’ve been watching a lot of...

Students at the Sappho Slam

Daijah Patton Apr 25, 2021 8:00 pm

Writers Nerding Out on a Friday Night

Arcadia continues to surprise me with its ability to facilitate and create such amazing events in a virtual setting to keep our community engaged and educated. This time, the Arcadia writing community was summoned. On March 26, the Arcadia Writing Center, Sigma Tau Delta (...

Students at the Activities Fair

Anthony Carbonetta Feb 27, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Student Clubs and Activities at Arcadia
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...