Academics

Education professor teaching a class

Anthony Devantier Jan 29, 2021 10:28 am

Discovering My Own Philosophy of Education

“Why in the world,” my friend says to me, “would you subject yourself to more of this?”  And it’s a fair question. We’ve been in the Secondary Education program at Arcadia for four years and, honestly, it has been a bear—and we’re not even done. He is just ready to go get out into the...

Daijah Patton in the library

Daijah Patton Jan 27, 2021 7:00 pm

A Change of Heart and an Exciting Escape Room

I’ll be honest with you, friends. Like many, I went into this semester with a not-so-positive mindset. I immediately thought it would be really challenging for me to enjoy having my normal tag-teaming literature discussions online and was bummed about not being able to visit high schools this fall...

students playing video games in the esports arena

Garrett Davies Jan 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Video Games and Senior Thesis Leave Me Feeling Empowered

The climax of our academic careers here at Arcadia is our senior thesis project. This has been what’s occupying most of my time as a senior. I’m learning how to write a full academic paper over the course of two semesters.  Taking thesis from home has given me the experience of what it’s...

Students playing video games

Danita Mapes Jan 19, 2021 7:00 pm

Procrastinator’s Tips for Making a Short Film at the Last Minute

We’ve all been struck with bouts of procrastination, especially with online learning making it easier than ever to put off assignments. Why do you work when you can close your computer, play a video game, and blissfully ignore all of your assignments?  When I put off my short film...

Madi Costigan with her backpack and mask

Madison Costigan Jan 17, 2021 7:00 pm

No Denying Disappointment, but Maintaining Hope

Recently, it has been hard to find anything in our lives that has not been affected by COVID-19, or any topic of discussion that is not centered on it. The news that next semester is going to remain mostly online may dishearten or frustrate some students, who desperately want to return to campus....

PA students social distancing on haber green

Shane Burroughs Dec 30, 2020 7:00 pm

Persistence Through the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of all college students, along with the rest of society. With the impact that the pandemic has had on the world, medical professionals have garnered more respect than ever, and rightfully so. Occupations within the medical field are...

Sunset

Anthony Carbonetta Dec 30, 2020 7:00 pm

Make a Stock Footage Film of This Year Like No Other

It is so easy to call 2020 “literally the worst year ever” all over social media, especially with so many headlining issues and conflicts that affect our everyday lives. You could write off this year as the biggest buzzkill the world has ever seen.  I personally could fall into that same...

Communications students on computers

Danita Mapes Dec 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Loco Mag: Arcadia’s Hidden Gem

As a bright-eyed freshman, I wanted to experience all that Arcadia had to offer. So when Lisa Holderman, chair of the Media and Communication department, recommended I take a practicum related to my interest in journalism, I jumped at the chance. Practicums at Arcadia aren’t just...

Media and Comm students working

Rikki Rosenthal Dec 23, 2020 7:00 pm

Student Advice for the Media and Communication Department

A pandemic couldn’t keep Arcadia’s Media and Communication faculty and students away from building community within their department, which held its first student advisory board meeting in the fall.  The board consists of six faculty members and 16 Media and Communication students, all...

Mia Woo making a ceramic pumpkin

Mia Woo Dec 6, 2020 7:00 pm

VLOG: DIY Ceramic Pumpkin Tutorial

Here, I give a step-by-step tutorial to make your own jack-o-lantern style pumpkin out of clay! We're all looking for something new to do while we're quarantined at home. Why not pick up a new craft?

Rikki Rosenthal recording a vlog

Rikki Rosenthal Dec 5, 2020 7:00 pm

VLOG: Arcadia’s Instagram Controls My Day

Follow me throughout a typical day in my life during online school as Arcadia University’s Instagram controls my day.

Aerial shot of campus

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 4, 2020 4:00 am

Well, It Wasn’t the Update I Wanted. But...

Not long ago, we received news that the Spring 2021 semester would be mostly online, with some supplemental programming on campus. The update left me with a level of heartbreak I cannot fully express. As a senior, it was hard enough not to be able to experience my last dall in...