Academics

Mitchell Boulden Peiffer Oct 31, 2017 8:00 pm

Computer Science Obsession

Before I knew what I wanted my major to be, I took my first Computer Science class (CS201) with Dr. Kathy Macropol (featured in the video). She’s an amazing professor, and I enjoyed the coding assignments so much that I picked Computer Science as my major. In fact, I’ve really...

Nicole Gieselman Oct 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Why Am I Learning This?

Throughout my educational career, I’ve heard people asking the question: Why do I need to learn this? It starts in elementary school with fractions and long division, then turns into geometry proofs and Shakespeare sonnets. Even now, when we’re supposedly studying courses relevant to our careers,...

Vea Ki-Tokelau Molitika Oct 26, 2017 3:37 pm

Identity, Diversity, and the Path to Better Education

The American diaspora has always been an unfamiliar territory that I have tried to maneuver since I was eight when we arrived from Tonga. My family and I settled in the Bay Area, a diverse place of mixed races and cultures. Yet when I moved to Pennsylvania for college, I felt a lot of alienation as...

William Snell Oct 20, 2017 10:05 am

Best Hidden (and Not-So-Hidden) Study Spots on Campus

As the leaves begin to change, and classes begin to intensify, students can easily begin to feel overwhelmed by the increased workload and attention that many college classes require. I once was, and often still am, in your shoes. Being a student on a pre-professional track (Pre-Physical Therapy...

Shubhechha Dhar Oct 17, 2017 9:32 am

Finally, the Classroom I’ve Always Wanted

Classroom. It used to be that when I heard the word “classroom,” I pictured students fighting to stay awake while the professor droned on, driving students into mind-numbing misery. Not anymore. My idea of a classroom changed when I transferred to Arcadia as a sophomore this...

Caitlin Joyce Aug 23, 2017 2:46 pm

An Interview with Interim President Hank Brown

I always enjoyed getting to know the teachers and administration at my high school, as it helped me make the best of my academic experience and form connections that were preserved as I moved on to higher education. I love the fact that, at Arcadia, students can make connections with all members...

Justin Rollins Apr 13, 2017 8:00 pm

Transferring and Never Looking Back

When I was finishing up my time as a student at Montgomery County Community College, I was considering several colleges in Philadelphia. But as I was applying, someone suggested that I check out Arcadia University. At the time, Arcadia wasn’t on my mind. While, yes, I did have some doubts—with...

Helen Armstrong Apr 10, 2017 8:00 pm

Food and Pottery for Credits

I found myself in mid-January knee deep in Beaver Creek, digging clay from the riverbed with a garden trowel. It’s moments like these when one is forced to reflect: How did I get here? Why am I here?  The answer: Culture of Cuisine: Food and Pottery. It’s a new class that’s co-taught...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 9, 2017 8:00 pm

Coming Face to Face With the Beast

There is a beast that stalks college students all around the world in the middle of the night. It creeps on all fours into their bedrooms, takes possession of their minds, and prevents them from doing the very thing they are in college to do: their homework. This beast comes in many forms:...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 28, 2017 7:00 pm

De-Stressing with Downward Dogs

Yoga. For me, it brings to mind images of wild bodily contortions, bald monks, and posh 40-something women clad exclusively in lululemon. I couldn’t have been more wrong.  It’s a holistic, aerobic exercise that has numerous benefits, from increased flexibility to weight loss. It...

Justin Rollins Feb 21, 2017 7:00 pm

An Opportunity to Learn and Grow

On Jan. 22, I had the opportunity to join “Building Fences: How to Protect Our Community,” an evening of enlightening workshops hosted by the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS) that focused on being a minority in America. Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology at...

Helen Armstrong Oct 12, 2016 8:00 pm

Writing Woes, Be Gone!

A few weeks ago, I woke up early and showered quickly. I was eager to get to work because I had an important appointment with my very first Writing Center client. I’d worked at the Writing Center for three weeks at that point, but no one had yet scheduled an appointment during my time slot. That...