Academics

Anthony's music notes

Anthony Carbonetta May 29, 2021 8:00 pm

Teaching With Tunes

With remote learning creating a disconnect in classroom environments, professors and students alike are taking it upon themselves to try new methods of bringing courses together. On the rise is the incorporation of music to further expand on course themes. I’ve had the chance to experience that...

Students at Take a Knight to Work day

Madison Costigan May 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Take a Knight to Work Day Offers Career Advice and Connections

Arcadia’s students are familiar with the tight-knit community within the university, but it is especially exceptional to experience the way that Arcadia alumni stay connected to the school after they graduate and move on to their careers. This is exemplified by Take A Knight to Work Day, a program...

Jasmin's work setup

Jasmin Ramirez May 1, 2021 1:34 pm

Grow Yourself by Knowing Yourself

In 2017, I made the decision to move to Pennsylvania for school from my hometown in Florida. I had lived in the same town and in the same house all of my life, so making this shift was a HUGE change.  During my first year, the recurring thought screaming in my head was “WHAT....

Micah's drawings

Micah Gordley Apr 30, 2021 1:54 pm

Just What Is Scientific Illustration?

Whenever I tell someone I’m majoring in Scientific Illustration, the next question is always, “What is that?” or “What would you do with that degree?” Scientific Illustration is a program that’s both specific and really interesting, but is often not fully understood. So let’s break down what it is...

Castle in the winter

Anthony Devantier Apr 29, 2021 1:07 pm

Charting a New Course Post-Covid

As the weather warms and the sun graces Glenside more and more frequently, I am reminded of my home in Los Angeles, California. I am also beginning to feel a sensation I have not felt in a long time: I am looking forward to every day. Moreover, I am looking forward to the future. It seems that the...

Rikki Rosenthal working with the Dendrochronology lab team

Rikki Rosenthal Apr 29, 2021 11:39 am

How the Dendro Lab Taught Me It’s Okay to Not Know What You’re Doing

When I first started my journey at Arcadia, I was a Biology student. One aspect of the Biology Department that intrigued me were the faculty-sponsored research labs. The majority of professors within the department have research labs, ranging from microbiology to animal behavior to forest ecology....

Student in Metals and Jewelry

Areiana Edwards Apr 27, 2021 8:00 pm

An Art Class for Anyone

I hadn’t taken an art class in years. The last time I did was in elementary school when it was part of our curriculum. In middle school, I took music classes for nearly every extracurricular, though I’m not sure it was actually allowed. In high school, I started at a magnet school where I was in...

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 (...

Drone shot of campus over castle

Micah Gordley Mar 27, 2021 12:00 am

Unexpected Compromise: Studying Abroad From Glenside

A year ago, I had committed to Arcadia and decided to take the opportunity of studying abroad in London as a part of the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE). Today, I find myself on Arcadia’s campus in Glenside, studying abroad virtually. Though this hasn’t been the ideal outcome, it’s hard...

Orientation leader at Arcadia

Garrett Davies Mar 24, 2021 12:00 am

Finding My Future

I recently did a video where I spoke about graduation and becoming an alumnus very soon. I talked a little bit about how I'm starting to develop my plans for the future, and thought that it might be beneficial to extend that to a full post here. I had only a very slight idea of what...

Psychology class led by Cathy Lee

Areiana Edwards Mar 22, 2021 12:00 am

A Minor Major Change

College has been on my mind since my freshman year of high school in 2016. Since then, all of the adults in my life would warn me, “Make sure you find a nice college! Know what you want to study!” I figured that since it was so early, I had plenty of time. I got busy with schoolwork and afterschool...

Jasmin Ramirez class

Jasmin Ramirez Mar 16, 2021 12:00 am

What I Discovered Being a TA

While the pandemic has taken a toll on my last year of college, not all of the changes have been negative.  Due to the restrictions of Zoom, the Psychology Department allowed students to work remotely as peer mentors, researchers, and Teaching Assistants (TAs). All of these positions are...