Nicole Gieselman

Nicole Gieselman Dec 22, 2017 12:54 pm

Emilie Gottlieb ’18, Former President of Arcadia’s Active Minds

It is really important to advocate for yourself. Whether that means taking the steps to reach out for more resources when necessary or challenging the structures that are already in place to be improved, it is crucial to recognize that even when you feel powerless you can still make...

Nicole Gieselman Dec 15, 2017 5:56 pm

Valuable Lessons Not Learned in Lecture

College is really just a stepping-stone, the slightly uncomfortable transition period from childhood to adult life. Hopefully, we’ll develop the social and academic skills in the next four (or five, or six…) years necessary for our future success. In reality, though, it’s easy to waste these...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 29, 2017 7:00 pm

Keswick Knight Life

Philadelphia is a college student’s dream come true: street fairs, cheap food, 18-and-up clubs, museums, bars— the works. As Arcadia students, all of these activities are practically at our fingertips. But what happens when you don’t have the $13 for an (outrageously overpriced) SEPTA...

Nicole Gieselman Oct 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Why Am I Learning This?

Throughout my educational career, I’ve heard people asking the question: Why do I need to learn this? It starts in elementary school with fractions and long division, then turns into geometry proofs and Shakespeare sonnets. Even now, when we’re supposedly studying courses relevant to our careers,...

Nicole Gieselman May 8, 2017 8:00 pm

Staying in Glenside: Summer Edition

It’s my final day of eighth grade. I’m sitting in a desk I outgrew long ago, surrounded by the classmates I’ve seen transform from cute little kindergarteners to pimply, angst-ridden teens. The room is silent, except for the rustling of papers and zipping of backpacks as we gather our belongings....

Nicole Gieselman Apr 20, 2017 8:00 pm

Coryn Hubbert ’18, Political Science Major

One of the main reasons I decided to graduate early was to save money. Most of my college is paid for by scholarships and loans, but by graduating early, my student debt will be much lower than it would if I were to stay the full four years. I also intend on going to law school, which...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 9, 2017 8:00 pm

Coming Face to Face With the Beast

There is a beast that stalks college students all around the world in the middle of the night. It creeps on all fours into their bedrooms, takes possession of their minds, and prevents them from doing the very thing they are in college to do: their homework. This beast comes in many forms:...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 28, 2017 7:00 pm

De-Stressing with Downward Dogs

Yoga. For me, it brings to mind images of wild bodily contortions, bald monks, and posh 40-something women clad exclusively in lululemon. I couldn’t have been more wrong.  It’s a holistic, aerobic exercise that has numerous benefits, from increased flexibility to weight loss. It...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 22, 2017 7:00 pm

What Democracy Looks Like

A wave of cheers swept through the crowd. Gloved hands raised cardboard signs, some meticulously painted, others sloppily scrawled on with marker. “Show me what democracy looks like!” a faraway voice drifted over the mass. “THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!” I found myself...

Nicole Gieselman Dec 20, 2016 7:00 pm

Macie Poskarbiewicz '18, Theater Arts Major

Theater has really made my entire Arcadia University experience amazing. The department and clubs have become my family and my best friends, and they pretty much occupy all of my time. They’ve also given me an amazing confidence in myself and my ability that I never got from high...

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...

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...