Academics

Students working in the Media and Communication video studio

Danita Mapes Nov 24, 2020 8:00 pm

Why You Should Be a Media and Communication Major

Arcadia is known for the strength of our health science programs. Though many majors are offered, Biology is clearly one of the most popular ones, and it’s probably what people think about when they think of Arcadia. And while it’s a perfectly fine major, I’d like to shed a light on the best...

Because Arcadia blogger Mia Woo recording a vlog

Mia Woo Nov 12, 2020 1:18 pm

VLOG: 2020 and Me | TEDxArcadiaUniversity

This semester at Arcadia, I'm taking a class in which we organize our very own TEDx event: TEDxArcadiaUniversity! You'll get to hear all about it in this video, as well as my thoughts on 2020 and the *ahem* unique year it has been for all of us.

Nick Schiavo on Zoom with a creative background

Nicholas Schiavo Oct 26, 2020 12:29 pm

Surviving and Thriving on Zoom

During these uncertain times, there is only one thing we can count on: Zoom class. It has quickly become the center of our academic lives and sometimes our social ones, too. It is the way we learn and the way we interact with our fellow classmates and teachers. And while I am grateful we all can...

Rikki Rosenthal's desk set up

Rikki Rosenthal Oct 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Extensions, Apps, and More to Stay Stress-Free and Organized

Now that we are nearly halfway through the semester, it is safe to say that working from home is vastly different from working on campus. That is no surprise. We have had to adjust to new ways of learning, staying organized, and keeping our stress levels low.  Since I am taking...

Jasmin Ramirez reading a book in her room

Jasmin Ramirez Oct 19, 2020 9:00 am

Pandemic Was Not on My Vision Board

I don’t know about you, but the pandemic was NOT on my 2020 vision board. How could it be? I had visiting new places, going on adventures with my friends, and being social (not socially distant) as my top priorities.  I also think, after all these months and disruption, that we...

Jasmin Ramirez sitting a table in front of Grey Towers Castle

Jasmin Ramirez Aug 24, 2020 3:08 pm

VLOG: Dear Arcadia Seniors
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...

Rikki Rosenthal highlighting notes for a Biology class

Rikki Rosenthal Aug 8, 2020 8:23 am

How to Succeed at Online Learning

Hello friends! I know we were all disappointed to discover that the fall semester would be held completely online. There is no right way to feel about it. We are in a very unique situation, and it’s okay to feel whatever you are feeling at the moment. At first, I was extremely disappointed and...

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...

Grey Towers Castle

Denise Glick Jun 23, 2020 8:00 pm

3 Ways College Surprised Me

You’ve heard it from everyone, everywhere: College is a huge adjustment. I had expectations before my first year, and most of them were pretty accurate. Some of them were wrong, though! Here are three ways I was surprised by Arcadia University. 1. An individual experience is just...

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...

Rikki peeks over a book she is reading while a stack of books sit nearby

Rikki Rosenthal Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm

Self-Isolation Reading Recommendations

Hello, friends! As we are all doing our best to social distance, I figured it was prime time to recommend some of my favorite books and share my reading list with you. I thought it would be fun to assign books to majors, so here we go. Creative Writing The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo If...