Because Arcadia

Helen Armstrong Apr 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Maura Revaew, '17, International Studies Major

  I randomly took Ceramics as a gen-ed and I fell in love with it. Now I’m here pretty much—well, I shouldn’t say pretty much—I’m here every day. The ceramics studio is my happy place. Ceramics has helped me be more articulate because you have to be really specific. You’re...

Hannah Faulkner Apr 26, 2017 8:00 pm

Robert Perry '20, Political Science Major on FYSAE

  As a senior in high school, I had no idea where I would end up for college. But if someone would have told me I’d be living in Scotland less than a year after graduation, there’s no way I would have believed them. My parents were a little confused when I told them my top...

Caitlin Joyce Apr 25, 2017 12:00 am

Everton Alleyne, the Dining Hall’s ‘Pizza Man’

There’s so many things in the world to be negative about, you have to try to be positive, man. Just one little glimmer of hope, take it and run with it. That’s what I try to do. I say, if you can’t do it for real, fake it until you can. As long as you guys are happy, as long as you...

Doriane Feinstein Apr 24, 2017 12:00 am

Leo Fahringer ’19, Illustration major

I love Arcadia because it has a really open and friendly atmosphere. There’s never a feeling of apathy coming from this campus. Everyone is impassioned about something, and that’s what I really value. Arcadia is important to me because of the relationships I’ve created here. I...

Marcella Haddad Apr 16, 2017 8:00 pm

Writers Are Like Spiders

This March, I got to attend the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. I was a finalist for the Dell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing in Science Fiction and Fantasy. What all those official titles really mean is that I got to hang out with some of my favorite...

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...

Hannah Faulkner Apr 13, 2017 8:00 pm

Castles in the Sky(e)

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be allotted a space on Arcadia’s excursion to the Scottish Highlands and Isle of the Skye. The weekend started around 9 a.m. on Friday, when a few other FYSAE students and I were greeted by a coach full of students from London,...

Doriane Feinstein Apr 12, 2017 12:00 am

I Can't Believe I Did That

If “future me” came to visit myself senior year of high school and told me that I would transfer colleges and take a trip to Vietnam, I would have thought it was some kind of joke. But that’s exactly what happened. Thanks to Arcadia’s incredible Preview program, I had the...

Jessica Derr Apr 12, 2017 12:00 am

From Grey Towers to the Iron Throne

I remember many a night my senior year of high school, sitting at my kitchen table, engaged in a losing battle with a beast known to me as Calc 232. Encircled by crumpled notes, old tests, and battered packets, the sheer extent of my academic mess made it feel as though the clutter...

Doriane Feinstein Apr 12, 2017 12:00 am

I Can't Believe I Did That

If “future me” came to visit myself senior year of high school and told me that I would transfer colleges and take a trip to Vietnam, I would have thought it was some kind of joke. But that’s exactly what happened. Thanks to Arcadia’s incredible Preview program, I had the opportunity to...

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...

Caitlin Joyce Apr 10, 2017 12:00 am

An Adventure Made in China

Coming to China, I had no idea what to expect, but I did have a 14-hour flight to ponder what might await me when the plane touched the pavement. The fact that in half a day I would be walking on the other side of the Earth was surreal to me.  On the flight, I thought about how in...