Because Arcadia

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...

Jen Retter Sep 15, 2020 4:14 pm

Because Arcadia Bloggers

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...

Female student looks into microscope in Biology lab

Rikki Rosenthal Nov 27, 2019 10:40 am

Why an Individualized Major Was Right for Me

I have never been one of those people who have their entire future planned out. I never dreamed of being a teacher or firefighter. I’ve always flown by the seat of my pants when it comes to my future. That is a big reason why I took a semester off after high school. I didn’t know what I wanted to...

Female speaks to crown in Great Room during exploring cultures

Heidi Specht Nov 27, 2019 9:52 am

Gaining a Global Perspective in Glenside

As I settle into my senior year at Arcadia, I am faced for the first time with a unique circumstance: this will be my first full year at Arcadia, as I have studied abroad every spring semester since my freshman year.  While happy to be back in the United States at least semi-...

Male and female students perform latin dance onstage in couples.

Nicholas Schiavo Nov 19, 2019 2:23 pm

Clubs Goin’ up—on a Thursday

Hot take: Clubs are an underrated yet important part of the college experience. They allow students to do something else besides study or sit inside and do nothing (if this is your preference, however, no judgment here. You do you).  Clubs offer opportunities to meet new people...

David Hogg speaking to the Arcadia community in Kuch Center

Jessica Derr Nov 18, 2019 2:23 pm

Art from Activism

In October, campus was abuzz in anticipation of this year’s Common Read presentation. Common Read is an event that happens each fall semester. First-year students are assigned a book, usually pertaining to an important socio-political issue, that is discussed in both their English classes and their...

Clifford Long Oct 3, 2017 10:43 am


These aren’t exactly the best times in the United States. Every day, it seems, we’re hearing about another black person being shot and killed by the police. And to be honest with you, I fear for my life in this country. I don’t want to be another hashtag or a statistic. I want to live. It’s saying...

Clifford Long May 14, 2017 12:00 am

Political Science: The Study of Life

Most people believe that I want to become a politician because I study political science: elected into office, working at the Capitol, shaking hands and kissing babies. While that career path isn’t so unusual for my major, the truth is, that’s never crossed my mind. For me, I want to...

Nicole Gieselman May 8, 2017 8:00 pm

Staying in Glenside: Summer Edition

It’s my final day of eighth grade. I’m sitting in a desk I outgrew long ago, surrounded by the classmates I’ve seen transform from cute little kindergarteners to pimply, angst-ridden teens. The room is silent, except for the rustling of papers and zipping of backpacks as we gather our belongings....

Doriane Feinstein May 8, 2017 12:00 am

More Than Words on a Page

I love writing. It’s always come natural. Words, to me, feel like an extension of my mind, the same way that with photography, a camera is the extension of my eyes. Growing up, I would imagine stories constantly. Characters ran rampant in my brain and there was never a week without my...