Caitlin Joyce

Caitlin Joyce May 19, 2020 7:51 pm

On to the Next Story

While I knew the day would eventually come when I would compose my final blog post for Because Arcadia, I admittedly did not expect to be saying goodbye on such unique terms. As I am writing this, I am living in the same Arcadia apartment that has housed me through junior and senior year, yet the...

Caitlin Joyce May 6, 2020 8:00 pm

Social Distancing at Arcadia

When we think of why social distancing is important, we often think of our grandparents and elders in our community. However, social distancing protects everyone in society, including students like me. As someone with numerous chronic health issues, it's important that I remain...

Philadelphia Convention Center atrium

Caitlin Joyce Mar 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Out of the Audience and Into the Spotlight

For many years, cosplay has been my outlet for self-expression and embracing different aspects of my identity (I wrote a blog post dedicated to my cosplay journey here!). In the past, creating matching cosplays was something I usually shared between my girlfriend or a friend, but this semester I...

the Alumni Gymnasium filled with students presenting their capstone posters.

Caitlin Joyce Feb 20, 2020 11:30 am

Five Tips for Surviving Your Senior Thesis

Unlike many of my peers, the written component of Senior Capstone was due at the end of the fall semester instead of closer to graduation. While I was certainly not a fan of having to cram my thesis work into a single semester instead of spreading it throughout the year, this means my final...

Student in classroom

Caitlin Joyce Feb 6, 2020 10:42 am

Taking a New Path

If I were to describe myself as a student, I would say that I am intensely driven to excel at every academic opportunity presented to me. While in my personal life I try to exude a “chill” persona, in the classroom, I’m a “Type A” personality all the way. To me, anything below a 90% grade is a sign...

Male and female visitors walk through anime convention in New York City.

Caitlin Joyce Dec 11, 2019 4:36 pm

Flying Solo at AnimeNYC

Before coming to Arcadia, I had never traveled anywhere by myself. I forget things easily while packing and am typically confused by public transportation, so the idea of traveling to Center City by myself used to be daunting.  This may sound silly to readers who have lived in...

Male student sits at computer and plays video game in Esports lab.

Caitlin Joyce Nov 21, 2019 1:26 pm

Enjoying Overwatch from Screen to Stadium

As I entered my final year as a student at Arcadia, I had the dawning realization that I haven’t been enjoying my time as a college student as much as I should be. Of course, academics have always been my priority—but as a natural homebody, I felt as if I was missing out on truly exploring...

Caitlin Joyce in Ireland

Caitlin Joyce Oct 10, 2019 3:27 pm

Dealing with Divorce at College

At the start of my junior semester, I felt like I was finally seeing the fruits of my academic labor. I had been offered a research position, I was going to be involved with a presidential committee, and I declared my double major. I felt like my future was bright and brimming with opportunity—...

Haber Green, Commons, and Castle

Caitlin Joyce Aug 12, 2019 10:01 am

My Favorite Spots on Campus

As I prepare to enter my final fall semester at Arcadia, I’m feeling nostalgic toward specific locations on campus that hold special meaning to me. I’ve always been a creature of habit—I like consistency in my surroundings and get attached to the spaces I frequently visit. Since it’s always a...

Students on Haber Green

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...

Caitlin Joyce May 29, 2019 10:32 am

Chris Kolb ’19, IT Student Worker Supervisor

How would you describe yourself? I’m a computer science major, a Virgo. I like long walks on the beach… On paper, I “work with tickets that come in to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.” But basically, I help people anywhere on campus when they have any kind of a technological...

Caitlin Joyce May 3, 2019 4:30 pm

Cherry Blossoms at Sakura Sunday

Come spring, my classmates rally in the warmer weather. The campus transforms with colorful flowers bursting by the sidewalks and sunbathers lounging on Haber Green. Meanwhile, the change of seasons means, to me, that I have to begrudgingly pack away my cute sweaters in exchange for allergies...