Academics

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...

Students in the Honors program at the campus Bee Hive.

Patrick Ensmenger Mar 25, 2022 11:25 am

Unique Ways to Get Involved on Campus

You might know Arcadia for its international education opportunities or the beauty of the campus—but do you know how many exciting ways you can be part of the Arcadia community, beyond joining clubs? Here are a few of my favorites. Academic Research Before attending Arcadia, you may believe...

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...

Danita Mapes Mar 9, 2022 12:00 am

CTLM: Connecting Students and Faculty

Lately, Arcadia has kickstarted several initiatives to improve life on campus. One such initiative is the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM), directed by Ellen Skilton.  Created in 2020, the CTLM connects students and faculty to improve the educational...

Office of Career Education in Knight Hall

Madison Costigan Jan 28, 2022 10:27 am

Trouble Planning Your Career? This Office Can Help

Thinking about the future can be daunting. In the past, I often shied away from talking about my plans after college. I had a range of ideas, but they were not concrete and seemed out of reach. I wasn’t sure how to choose the best career for me, or how to make my aspirations a possibility once I...

Patrick playing lacrosse

Patrick Ensmenger Jan 27, 2022 3:18 pm

Student Before Athlete

Many kids grow up dreaming of playing sports at the collegiate level as they watch their local team win homecoming, or sit in the stands at that big rival game that the entire town comes out to. But in college, the hard work isn’t just on the field. Athletes also strive to excel in the classroom....

Daijah and Madi studying together.

Daijah Patton Jan 27, 2022 12:34 pm

VLOG: Senior Thesis Project

Have you ever wondered how seniors at Arcadia graduate with a bang? It starts out with a Capstone that culminates their four years at the university, and then maybe the celebration can begin.  Seniors at Arcadia are either taking one semester of their Thesis class or two, and as the Fall...

Sabine in her room.

Sabine Costa Jan 24, 2022 12:00 am

VLOG: Study Abroad at Arcadia
landman library

Danita Mapes Dec 21, 2021 11:30 am

Landman Library: An Invaluable Resource

Everyone knows about Landman Library. Situated by Heinz Hall, our library is a sanctuary for many students. And I’m lucky enough to work there, in the Inter-Library Loans department.  Rather than working in the front of the library as a clerk, I work in the back, processing incoming and...

books

Brigid Whelihan Dec 20, 2021 12:00 am

Crafting Stories for All Ages—and Maybe a Career

I think every English major has been asked the question, “What are you going to do with that degree?” I certainly have heard it at every family gathering. Even my professors who were also once English undergrads ask me what I hope to do after graduation.  I always say that an English degree...

students in front of the kuch center.

Patrick Ensmenger Dec 20, 2021 12:00 am

The Musts of Adapting to College (Mostly) Stress-Free

Attending college is often described as a pivotal point in your life. It helps you discover the type of person you truly are and puts you on a career path for the rest of your life. Some of you are no longer living at home and sharing responsibilities with other people. Instead, you are an...

HAPS students in Washington D.C.

Taylor Wesner Dec 19, 2021 12:00 am

What’s Happening in HAPS

Arcadia is well-known for its science programs, but I recently went on a trip with the Historical and Political Studies (HAPS) Department—the sometimes overlooked humanities division that covers majors such as Politics, Government, and Law, International Studies, History, Philosophy, and...