Arts & Culture

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

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...

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...

Philadelphia Convention Center atrium

Caitlin Joyce Mar 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Out of the Audience and Into the Spotlight

For many years, cosplay has been my outlet for self-expression and embracing different aspects of my identity (I wrote a blog post dedicated to my cosplay journey here!). In the past, creating matching cosplays was something I usually shared between my girlfriend or a friend, but this semester I...

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....

Male student onstage in great room singing during glow karaoke.

Heidi Specht Jan 10, 2020 11:57 am

The Importance of Cross-Cultural Events on Campus

As a senior who lives off campus, I don’t have much time to attend on-campus events. Arcadia offers a variety of events, but I had to consider which were most important to me, the types that are really popular here, and what has attributed to those successes.  One major aspect came to mind...

View of Haber green covered in snow with the castle in the background.

Marc Raffa Dec 18, 2019 10:10 am

Winter Fun During Finals

The holiday season can be a stressful time for college students. Let’s face it: Although we would like to be out and about to “spread Christmas cheer,” as Buddy the Elf would say, most of us are, in fact, boarded up in our rooms cramming in last-minute essays and final preparations. Everyone...

Male and female visitors walk through anime convention in New York City.

Caitlin Joyce Dec 11, 2019 4:36 pm

Flying Solo at AnimeNYC

Before coming to Arcadia, I had never traveled anywhere by myself. I forget things easily while packing and am typically confused by public transportation, so the idea of traveling to Center City by myself used to be daunting.  This may sound silly to readers who have lived in...

Female speaks to crown in Great Room during exploring cultures

Heidi Specht Nov 27, 2019 9:52 am

Gaining a Global Perspective in Glenside

As I settle into my senior year at Arcadia, I am faced for the first time with a unique circumstance: this will be my first full year at Arcadia, as I have studied abroad every spring semester since my freshman year.  While happy to be back in the United States at least semi-...