Academics

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

Erica 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...

Girl with laptop at Grey Towers Castle

Denise Glick Apr 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Keeping Work and Fun Separate

In seventh grade, due to all my health issues, I did a year of cyber school. It was necessary at the time, but it was so boring. I didn’t learn anything, and I was bored all the time. It’s a bit different now, with college being harder and more important than seventh grade. This is the...

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm

Oui Can Do It

Paris was one of my favorite places that I visited during FYSAE. The food was great, the sights were unreal, and the French people—well, not so kind.  French was always the language I could never imagine learning. It seemed way too complex, so I stuck with Spanish in high school...

Art board in Modern Languages Department

Lashanna Bryant Mar 14, 2020 8:00 pm

6 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Not Study Abroad

While Arcadia is known for being one of the best schools in the nation for study abroad, not all students take advantage of the opportunity. For some, it can be because of expenses, fear, no time, or just not having the desire to do so.  However, when you’re at a University where more than...

Male and female working at a table in the Career Education Center.

Jessica Derr Mar 9, 2020 1:10 pm

Grad School Crash Course

Whether you’ve had senioritis and have been counting down the days until your last exam, or just the mention of the Real World is enough to make you break out in a cold sweat, college ends for everyone eventually. Though most leave higher education to pursue a career in the workforce, many opt...

View of a wall in the hive decorated with honeycombs and a bee.

Denise Glick Mar 5, 2020 11:04 am

Bee-Lieve It: All About the Honors Program

I’m occasionally pretty clueless, and maybe that’s why I didn’t know Arcadia had an Honors program. After submitting my application, I got a letter in the mail congratulating me on my acceptance into the Honors program—the Honors program I didn’t know existed. I didn’t see anything...

2 male and 2 female students wearing backpacks walking on campus.

Erica Rosenthal Mar 4, 2020 10:06 am

The Truth About Transferring From Community College

If you’re in community college, you’re probably wondering what the transition to a four-year institute is really like. In my mind, the transition would be simple—essentially, a university is like community college, except you get to live on campus.  But it wasn’t exactly like I...

Easton pond and cafe

Jasmin Ramirez Mar 2, 2020 7:00 pm

How to Handle a Burnout

I overheard a professor once saying that the majority of students at Arcadia balance a job, internship, and full-time classes. It is funny because I myself have taken on that load, and I know that I often get burned out. Having been there, I’ve got a few tips for you on handling burnout...

Cheltenham high school

Daijah Patton Feb 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Discovering My Calling

I graduated from Collegium Charter School in Exton, Pa., in 2018. Until about two months before I graduated high school, I still had the nervous expectation that I was supposed to know what I wanted to major in when I went to college. I knew I loved creative writing and reading literature, so I...