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Caitlin Joyce Jun 25, 2019 2:17 pm

Finding My Family at Arcadia

The concept of “found family” is something that has always struck a chord in me in movies or books. From Lilo meeting Stitch, or Harry meeting Ron and Hermione, there’s something about friendship evolving into a small but supportive mini-family that leaves me misty-eyed. This idea is especially...

Kathryn Jones Oct 3, 2018 4:36 pm

Breaking Free From the Gender Binary

The moment I stepped onto Arcadia’s campus for an Open House during my senior year of high school, I felt that I was home: safe, comforted, and accepted. This feeling is what initially encouraged and accelerated my desire to explore who I was. I have identified as bisexual since the...

Caitlin Joyce May 14, 2018 10:48 am

Finding Inner Peace with Invisible Illness

When one thinks of the phrase “coming out,” usually the first topic that comes to mind is sexuality. However, there are multiple aspects of one’s identity than can be difficult to talk about, elements of ourselves which are not often visible to those around us. These identities can incorporate a...

Apr 26, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Shatters Silence on Preventing Sexual Violence

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In April, the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department hosted a two-part event that presented information on victimization and prevention methods. Shatter the Silence on Sexual Violence, held April 16 and 18, featured presentations and academic posters by...

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Apr 11, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Holds First Lavender Ceremony May 17

By Caitlin Joyce '20   Arcadia University will hold its first Lavender Ceremony, an event celebrating LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming students in the Class of 2018, on Thursday, May 17.   Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to be recognized. Participants will...

Jan 31, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Mesner to Explore Intersections of Queer Identities through Theater

Dr. Kerr Mesner, assistant professor in the School of Education, will debut his second one-person play, In Transit: Artistic Interventions in Precarious Times, at Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in Ontario, Canada on March 15. In Transit explores the intersections of queer...

Caitlin Joyce Nov 10, 2017 2:17 pm

Breaking the Gender Binary

What does it mean to perform gender? One of the most obvious answers that comes to mind is expression through appearance. Our appearances dictate how society sorts us into categories of male or female (and occasionally, androgynous, other, or unknown). At the base level, one...

Olivia Armacost Oct 17, 2017 10:49 am

Nicole Maines: Her Story, Her Struggles, Her Shoes

This is one of the many lessons I learned from my interview with Nicole Maines, the high-heeled, quick-humored, stressed but well-dressed college student. Oh, and also the subject of the New York Times bestseller Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by...

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 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...