Because Arcadia

Clifford Long Feb 20, 2017 9:37 am

Christopher Brewington ’20, Unity Rally Activist

I’m here today to support all the communities that are harmed by Donald Trump. And I’m here to support myself because I am afraid for what he can and might do. I have a couple friends who are in the LGBT community and they’re scared about their rights, they’re worried about the...

Caitlin Joyce Feb 17, 2017 12:00 am

Activism of All Ages

  On January 21, 2017, I dragged myself out of bed much earlier than any college student would prefer on a Saturday morning. My friends and I began our journey meeting at the archway on Arcadia’s campus, groggily slogging up the hill to Glenside Station, colored posters tucked under...

Helen Armstrong Feb 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Beat the Brr: Things to Do in Philly

Fact: During the winter, it’s so much easier to stay inside, wrapped up in a furry, warm blanket than it is to go outside bracing frigid air that hurts your face. Another fact: Staying cooped up too long can worsen the winter blues. Lots of people get sad in the winter. Maybe you suffer...

Jessica Derr Jan 13, 2017 12:00 am

‘It’s on Us’

They often say that the college years will be the best years of your life. For Yeardley Love, it seemed to be going that way. The Baltimore native had achieved her childhood dream of playing for the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team while pursuing a major in government and a...

Marcella Haddad Dec 21, 2016 7:00 pm

Ruby Zenteno '17, Psychology Major

The best way to combat ignorance in higher education is to encourage understanding and perspective changes. One of the best things that I ever went through in a class was in my social psychology class. We played Monopoly, but each person was given a specific set of instructions. It...

Helen Armstrong Dec 11, 2016 7:00 pm

Chantel Coleman '19, Founder of the Scarlet Steppers

  I am an avid member of Knight Club and ASL Club, and I work at the IT Desk. I’m also the president and founder of the Scarlet Steppers. Stepping is using movement to pledge allegiance to a group or community. I like to describe it as creating rhythm with your entire body. It’...

Clifford Long Dec 8, 2016 9:37 am

Dan Rivera ’17 Studied Abroad in Cuba

You can imagine what it feels like to go from the United States to a completely homogenous population that doesn’t have the same racial tensions we do. And you’re an international student, representing the United States. The typical American, international-wise, is white, so as a...

Helen Armstrong Nov 20, 2016 7:00 pm

Long-distance Longing

Ah, college. A time of gorging at the dining hall, studying at the library until 1 a.m. and grabbing midnight milkshakes at the diner, Snapchatting your friends back home to show them how great a time you’re having at college… And, often, navigating long-distance relationships. This isn’t a...

Isabela Secanechia Nov 18, 2016 12:00 am

Fight Back the Stress

Whenever I stress out about tackling a big project, or having multiple assignments due at the same time, my mother always comforts me by asking, “How do you eat an elephant?” Okay, weird question (especially for a veg-head like me), but seriously, think about it. How? The answer: One...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 16, 2016 7:00 pm

It's a Small World, After All

Laughing, Emilie and I jumped (holding hands, of course) into the air, splaying our legs and arms out as widely as we could. Our tour guide/photographer, who was spending the day showing us the black sand beaches of northern New Zealand, smiled at his phone. “Got it!” He called to us. [block1...

Marcella Haddad Nov 15, 2016 7:00 pm

What's Our Dead White Dudes Ratio?

I am critiquing the literature assigned by the English department at Arcadia, because I love the English department. I love all of the professors I’ve had and what they’ve taught me. So I wanted to investigate — how diverse is the literature assigned at Arcadia? In other words, what’s...

Clifford Long Nov 7, 2016 9:37 am

Election 2016: Arcadia Chooses

Disclaimer: This post does not represent the views of Arcadia University. It is an opinion piece with unscientific data collected from events. Finally, the end is near, so to speak – the end of the presidential election, freakish and frightful enough to retire Halloween. In case you...