Because Arcadia

Clifford Long Apr 2, 2017 10:37 am

Mutaz Barnawi ’17, Graduate Student from Saudi Arabia

It’s hard to leave somewhere that you’ve been for four years, but after all of that, you know you’re going home. You’re going to see your family and friends. I came here in March of 2013, I learned a new language, and now I own a master’s degree in International Public Relations. I...

Justin Rollins Mar 15, 2017 8:00 pm

Gateway to My Dream Job

As a video communications major preparing for graduation in May, I’m always looking for jobs either in front of or behind the camera. Although I have made professional connections as a student, I still need guidance as I search for a suitable job to start my career. That’s how I found Arcadia’s...

Helen Armstrong Mar 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Celebrating a Multicultural University

Older generations often label millennials as lazy and selfish. To those people, I say, “Come visit Arcadia!” Our generation has gotten this bad reputation, but I’m sure there are lots of complex, political reasons for it, since it doesn’t seem to be based in reality. Especially at Arcadia, my...

Clifford Long Mar 9, 2017 9:37 am

Campus Runway, Knight Style: Part 1

I’ve always cared about fashion and clothes. What some find to be wildly superficial and generally unimportant, I find fascinating and complex. There is a such a vast and intricate depth to the concept of fashion, which exists on so many levels in life: It depends on your age, your...

Doriane Feinstein Mar 8, 2017 12:00 am

The Act of Watching Others Act

I love theatre. I love the thrill of being on stage, the camaraderie, the vulnerability, every single quality that makes an appearance in the presence of theatre. In my spare time, I’m constantly reading plays and memorizing lines. But this  semester, I decided to take advantage of...

Marcella Haddad Mar 6, 2017 7:00 pm

The Senior's Guide to Surviving Limbo

Seniors, we have an interesting relationship with spring. We love the sun and hate the bugs. We love working with our favorite professors on our favorite subjects for thesis, but we hate the stress. We love the excitement of graduating, but we hate the terror of facing our futures. We’re in limbo....

Hannah Faulkner Mar 5, 2017 7:00 pm

What to Do Without Hairy Coos

It’s midterm season here in Stirling, Scotland, and that means a lot of library visits, late nights, and, of course, reading week. Reading week is a break, typically right before midterm exams, and then another week before final exams. I managed to muster up enough motivation to finish...

Jessica Derr Mar 3, 2017 12:00 am

Game-Day Anxiety

One would think that after playing lacrosse for 11 years–over half my life–that I would be beyond game-day jitters. Beyond fretting over throwing turnovers, getting beat on defense, and flubbing plays. Beyond stealing glances at the sidelines, terrified of what spectators might be thinking about my...

Jessica Derr Feb 27, 2017 12:00 am

Winter-Break Purgatory

If I did not know any better, I would have thought I was in purgatory. Bleary-eyed and messy-haired, I’d rise long after the rest of the world, staggering down the stairs like something straight out of The Walking Dead. From all the daytime television I consumed, Live With Kelly,...

Isabela Secanechia Feb 24, 2017 12:00 am

Ringing in the Lunar New Year

It was all planned meticulously over a delightful dinner at a super-hip restaurant in Burlington, N.J. Two IPAL (International Peer Associates League) leaders and I decided to meet over our winter break to plan upcoming IPAL events. (Want to learn more about what it means to be an IPAL? Check out...

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...

Hannah Faulkner Feb 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Defeating Dumyat

It’s been almost 10 months since I committed to Arcadia, but occasionally I’m still hit with the question: “What made you choose that university?” In all honesty, it was a combination of a lot of small things, as well as one big thing. That big thing was the fact that Arcadia is...