Because Arcadia

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Danita Mapes May 4, 2022 4:00 pm

Living Religions: Global Experience Without Going Abroad

I’m sure many students at Arcadia had been looking forward to studying abroad prior to COVID-19, not only to get a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but to cover Arcadia’s Global Experience and Global Reflection AUC requirements. These tough few years have forced Arcadians to consider alternative...

Brigid Whelihan Apr 19, 2022 10:48 am

Learning About the Bigger Impact

Arcadia University has always encouraged students to develop an understanding of our larger global community. I’m sure we all are familiar with Arcadia’s exceptional study abroad programs. So it’s no surprise that even many of the courses here in Glenside focus on the wider world and peoples....

Micah Gordley sits at an Arcadia University dining facility

Micah Gordley Apr 18, 2022 8:52 am

Fueling Up on Campus, From an Athlete’s Perspective

When you’re a college athlete, your health is one of your biggest priorities. What you eat plays a big role in how you take care of your body. It’s essential to not only have energy throughout the school day, but also for early morning practices and late night games.  For me, cross country...

Jessica Yakubovsky Mar 30, 2022 1:26 pm

Working Out, Group X Style

As a college student, finding time and motivation to work out can be hard. With exams to study for and homework to complete, working out is sometimes the last thing I want to do.  Throughout this semester, I have been seeing posters around campus advertising the new Group X Fitness classes...

Micah Gordley Mar 30, 2022 12:42 pm

Finding Comfort Past Anxiety

As much as I pride myself on being someone who enjoys school and loves learning, as far back as I can remember something has stressed me out more than anything: starting a new school year or semester. Stemming from not being a fan of change and just being more introverted, it has carried over to my...

Madison Costigan Mar 30, 2022 10:08 am

A Novel Idea: Arcadia Alumni Spotlight

As college students, much of our time is spent planning for our futures. It’s inspiring to see success stories about recent alumni like Christina Rosso-Schneider, an Arcadia graduate who now owns a thriving bookstore on Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia called A Novel Idea. I was interested in...

Catherine Portelli Mar 24, 2022 12:00 am

The Internet Ate My Homework

Every student in the past two years has suffered from fallout from the pandemic. Taking classes while stuck in your bedroom was not ideal for most students. Not being able to see your friends or teachers or the rest of the world took a huge toll on mental health. But, was it really that bad? Was it...

Danita Mapes Mar 9, 2022 12:00 am

CTLM: Connecting Students and Faculty

Lately, Arcadia has kickstarted several initiatives to improve life on campus. One such initiative is the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM), directed by Ellen Skilton.  Created in 2020, the CTLM connects students and faculty to improve the educational...

Bloggers hanging out on campus

Jen Retter Oct 12, 2021 4:14 pm

Because Arcadia Bloggers

Daijah Patton on her laptop

Jen Retter Jul 28, 2021 10:25 am

Storytellers Wanted: Apply to Blog for Arcadia

What We're Looking For Fresh, creative content that contributes to a well-rounded view of Arcadia’s academic environment, community, and global opportunities. We try to represent as many majors, interests, and backgrounds as possible. New to Arcadia? Even better! First-year...

Student signing poster and break the silence workshop

Areiana Edwards Feb 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Being Black in a White Space

Hi. I’m Areiana Edwards. If you haven’t already seen my picture on the Because Arcadia website, I’ll let you know now that my skin is brown. I am Black, African American, born and raised in Miami until my family and I moved from Florida to Georgia. My mother is from Jamaica, and my father is from...

Two students sitting and enjoying nature on campus.

Nicholas Schiavo Feb 20, 2020 10:20 am

Unplug From the Phone and Plug into Nature

Sometimes our daily lives can get so hectic, we get caught up in all our assignments and social drama and forget to slow down and appreciate the small things in life. No matter how busy our days may be, I think there’s always a point  where we need a getaway, a disconnect, to clear...