Because Arcadia

Spencer Potts Oct 24, 2016 8:00 pm

Is Arcadia Haunted?

Arcadia has a rich history of ghost stories, as if the haunted castle isn’t a big enough indicator of that. The campus is brimming with rumors of secret lovers dying on campus and hidden tunnels connecting long-forgotten buildings. The Society for Castle Restoration (SCR), a club...

Nicole Gieselman Oct 23, 2016 8:00 pm

Proving It to Yourself

I’ve always been a purpose kind of girl. When I go on hikes, I like them to have a definite goal – even if it’s just a waterfall or a lookout point. When I read a book or watch a movie, there’d better be a reason behind every plot point. I always want things to have a point. I’m not just along...

Marcella Haddad Oct 19, 2016 8:00 pm

Ending the Mental Health Stigma

I’ve spent a lot of time telling people how to find a place that I’ve never been to. Every year, I tell my residents and my peer mentees that Counseling Services is located on the bottom floor of Heinz, and I remind them that it’s important to go if they feel like they need it. I want to help end...

Clifford Long Oct 19, 2016 10:37 am

A Memorable Day With Bryan Stevenson

Have you ever met someone who was such a subtle force of nature? Someone who was very soft-spoken and modest in the way he conducted himself but, at the same time, captured all the attention in the room? I had the wonderful opportunity to interact with just this kind of person on...

Helen Armstrong Oct 12, 2016 8:00 pm

Writing Woes, Be Gone!

A few weeks ago, I woke up early and showered quickly. I was eager to get to work because I had an important appointment with my very first Writing Center client. I’d worked at the Writing Center for three weeks at that point, but no one had yet scheduled an appointment during my time slot. That...

Isabela Secanechia Oct 12, 2016 12:00 am

La Dolce Vita

A big part of my study abroad experience that I’ve brought home with me is hosting what I call “family” dinners. Food and family are huge in Italian culture, and naturally, they’re often put together. Italians take pride in enjoying good food with good company, and while in Italy last year, that is...

Helen Armstrong Oct 9, 2016 8:00 pm

How Could School Possibly Become Home?

There’s a universal truth among college students that I’m about to let you in on: Everybody gets homesick sometimes. The degree varies from a twinge of “Aw, I wish I could pet my cat right now” to sobbing into your pillow on your bed. And the length of time it lasts varies, too – some are homesick...

Nicole Gieselman Oct 6, 2016 8:00 pm

Altered Dreams at Broken Bay

The wind whipped through my (approximately two inches of) hair. The sunlight glinted off the placid water, illuminating the tree-covered hills and burnt-orange sandstone. It was absolutely breathtaking. Thanks to Arcadia,  I had the privilege of visiting Broken Bay, one of the most...

Isabela Secanechia Oct 6, 2016 12:00 am

How Being an IPAL Helped Me Readjust

One of the best ways I was able to adjust back to life here, after being abroad all last year, was by getting involved with the IPAL program again. IPALs are the International Peer Associates League members who work with Arcadia’s international students. Our job is to help integrate these students...

Spencer Potts Oct 5, 2016 8:00 pm

Milkshakes and Nirvana

As I moved into my dorm, my mind was flooded with information – new names, new places, and new habits to acquire – but most of all, milkshakes, ice cream and other products that disagreed with my lactose intolerant self. It wasn’t long before I found water ice and ice cream in the dining halls, but...

Doriane Feinstein Oct 3, 2016 4:05 pm

The Change I Never Knew I Could Make

The “dream school.” From our earliest thoughts of college, we envision that perfect school, that place where we meet the right people and embark on a journey to “find ourselves.” Television, the movies, and media project images of students visiting colleges, falling in love with their...

Helen Armstrong May 22, 2016 8:00 pm

Wonders of the Walk

Over the weekend, I took the wrong pair of shoes to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is a town about four hours north of Perugia by train, and it’s a cluster of five towns that climb up the cliff faces like colorful ivy and boast beautiful views of the sea. It’s a place I’ve dreamed of visiting...