Academics

Daijah Patton Mar 14, 2021 12:00 am

What Diversifying Education Means to Me

I grew up learning in the Philadelphia School District. If you weren’t at a private or archdiocese school, you unfortunately weren’t given the upper hand—or more specifically, the resources that you deserved. You had to look for those resources yourself; you had to find those teachers that were...

Rikki Rosenthal at the PTK Awards

Rikki Rosenthal Mar 13, 2021 12:00 am

How I Utilized My Network to Find Success

As someone who is perpetually busy, I get asked quite often how I manage my time between my responsibilities. I’ve always been a self-starter, so finding things to keep me busy is second nature to me whenever I’m in a new environment. However, I have realized that most people don’t know where to...

Anthony Carbonetta's thesis draft

Anthony Carbonetta Mar 12, 2021 12:00 am

Senior Thesis Crunch Time

You’re probably here because you found yourself panicking about your thesis. Or maybe you’re here because your thesis is ever-approaching, and you fear the thought of giving an academic paper your undivided attention for an entire semester. Regardless of why you find yourself following along on a...

Students in Biology dissection lab

Rikki Rosenthal Mar 3, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Academics at Arcadia
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...