Caitlin Joyce

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...

Glenside coffee shop

Caitlin Joyce Mar 28, 2019 2:16 pm

Glenside Cafe Crawl

If there is one piece of wisdom my father imparted to me, it’s that there’s nothing better than a good cup of coffee. I grew up learning the vital factors of a superior pot of coffee: freshly brewed, 100% Arabica beans, spring water, and the perfect scoop-to-water ratio for the grounds. [block1...

Arcadia students playing Dungeons and Dragons in Oak Summit Apartments.

Caitlin Joyce Feb 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Arcadia Knights, Dungeons, and Dragons

When my hometown friend Michael Mottola ’20 was considering transferring to Arcadia, we drifted from topics on academic opportunities to extracurriculars. We began talking about the social climate here, and he excitedly asked me if there was an active Dungeons and Dragons group on campus. Little...

Caitlin Joyce Dec 21, 2018 10:22 am

Mari Hayashi, Adjunct Professor of Japanese Language and Culture

Learning a second language opens up the world. When I was in Japan, at first I did not know much about English. Now, I understand two different perspectives, two ways of thinking. One reason Japanese language classes are so popular is Arcadia’s anime club. So many students are interested in...

Caitlin Joyce Nov 27, 2018 10:30 pm

Centering Myself at the Won Temple

When I read on the syllabus that my Anthropology elective, “Myth, Magic, and Religion,” required students to do a field study at a local religious practice, I knew I wanted to visit the Won Buddhist Temple here in Glenside. In the past few years, I have had a growing interest in Buddhism, as I...