Nicole Gieselman

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...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 15, 2016 8:00 pm

Collin Wittmann '19 on returning from FYSAE

Collin is a first-year biology major from Salem, N.J who studied in Scotland last semester. One obstacle I didn’t think I could overcome, but did, was going home and seeing my dog…and then having to leave her all over again to come back to Arcadia. Really heart-wrenching stuff...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 6, 2016 8:00 pm

Preview, Renew

We all know that cliché coming-of-age story: a lost teenager discovers the meaning of life through some spectacular adventure / relationship / traumatic event. Tales like this fill Young Adult library sections and movie theaters. And, to be honest, they’re there for a reason. High...

Nicole Gieselman Mar 15, 2016 8:00 pm

The Greatest Store Around?

If you take a stroll down Easton Road, you’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants. There’s an ice cream parlor, half a dozen thrift stores, Jasmine’s Asian Bistro, and Humphrey’s Pest Control, to serve all your creepy-crawly needs. But there is one shopping destination that is clearly the...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm

How Far Can I Go?

I’m never satisfied. Even if everything in my life is falling perfectly into place, I’m not content simply staying where I am. You see, I have a chronic case of wanderlust. I’m rarely happy in one place for too long. There’s far too much to see on this earth for me to ever be satisfied where...

Nicole Gieselman Jan 3, 2016 7:00 pm

Stars in the City

Before moving to Arcadia, I lived in the middle of nowhere. And I mean it: nowhere. We considered everyone within a five-mile radius our neighbor. One of the greatest benefits of our location (besides being over an hour away from the nearest city, having terrible WiFi connection, and getting...

Nicole Gieselman Dec 28, 2015 7:00 pm

Do I Have to Go?

The end of the fall semester marks the beginning of many things terrible, especially for freshmen in college: final papers and exams, a new round of classes and payments to worry about, and going home for our first winter break. Home. It usually brings to mind warm memories of friends, family...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Crazy for Classical Music

I am a major band nerd. All through high school, I played flute in marching band, concert band, pep band, the works. I even woke up at 7 every Saturday morning for a year and drove 30 minutes to play in a nearby youth symphony. When I heard that Campus Philly (the best thing that’s ever happened...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Where the Mundane Becomes Magical

About 10 minutes away from my house is a golf course called “Rolling Hills.” I can assure you, no hills—rolling or otherwise—are anywhere to be found. It’s flat as a pancake. The name represents an idea rather than reality, an idyllic representation of what the resort could be. This is the case for...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 2, 2015 7:00 pm

Old Clothes, New Styles

A not-so-new trend is sweeping the nation. Hipsters swear by it. Pop music hits have been written about it. It’s cheap, it’s smelly, and it’s fashionable. It’s thrift shopping. Many teens and twenty-somethings are devoted to the hunt for used clothes that are the perfect mix of quirky and...

Nicole Gieselman Oct 29, 2015 3:11 pm

Who Took My Ruby Slippers?

We’ve all seen the Wizard of Oz. No? Well, if you’re one of the pop-culture deprived, here’s a quick summary: lackadaisical Dorothy and her dog, Toto, get sucked up by a tornado. They arrive in a mystical land called Oz, where our brave heroine promptly steals some shoes, talks to strangers,...