Jasmin Ramirez

First-gen college students

Jasmin Ramirez Apr 1, 2019 2:40 pm

First-gen Students—You Can Do It

Lately, I’ve been trying to backtrack my mind to when I was a high school senior. I know—I’m being a little dramatic since it was only about a year and a half ago, but it feels like ages! I remember the pressure and confusion that came with filling out applications. Pressure because I knew I not...

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 18, 2019 7:00 pm

Psychology: the New Club on Campus

I recently got together with Olivia Jarvis ’21, one of the founders and current secretary of the Psychology Club, a new club that I’m sure many students (especially Psych majors, like me) are wondering about. Where did you get the idea to start the Psychology Club, and what was the process like...

Collage of Arcadia Students

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm

Adriana Mateo ’20, PR Officer of the Latino Association

Adriana Mateo ’20 is a sophomore Business major from Florida and public relations officer for the Latino Association. Here, we chat about this unique chapter in her life. Why did you choose Arcadia? A: Honestly, Arcadia fulfilled everything on my checklist. It’s a small campus,...

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 10, 2018 10:11 pm

Behind the Scenes of My Sophomore Internship

Story time: I earned an internship this year, as a sophomore, at a reentry program. There is never a dull moment at my job, and there hasn’t been a dull moment since the start. So sit back, grab a snack, and put on your reading glasses (if needed). It was toward the end of summer,...

Jasmin Ramirez Nov 12, 2018 11:41 am

New Dining, New Arcadia

All summer, I was reminded about the change in dining services Arcadia had made, and how it was going to be better and more nutritious. Truthfully, I always like trying new things, so the idea of getting new entrees this year was exciting. Long before college, I made the choice to...

Jasmin Ramirez Oct 11, 2018 3:05 pm

Take Me Out to a Ball Game

I had never been to a baseball game until this semester. And my first outing was kind of ironic: The Philadelphia Phillies were playing against the Miami Marlins, and I’m from Florida. Which meant my Arcadia friends were now my rivals (ha!). The smell of fried food and buttery...

Jasmin Ramirez Apr 20, 2018 8:00 pm

Audrey Suwarno ’21, on Managing Food Allergies in College

"Dairy-free, nut-free, and tomato-free.  To people like me, these listings are vital. As someone who suffers allergies, I have a few opinions about how these issues are addressed on campus. While I acknowledge that efforts are being made, sometimes the online menu posted on...

Jasmin Ramirez Mar 29, 2018 3:19 pm

For Public Transportation Newbies

In Florida, there is plenty of sunshine, heat, and beaches. Some may want to add old people. I never realized until I came here that Florida is looked at as the “Retirement State.” I find it funny that I now see the label come alive when I visit home. What you won’t find, for the...

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 23, 2018 3:38 pm

Crazy Love in a Philly Parade

Masses of exuberant, frenzied fans stood shoulder-to-shoulder for hours. You couldn’t see actual land for what seemed like miles. “Three’s the charm,” they yelled over and over. Sure, the air smelled a bit questionable, but no one seemed to notice or care. This was history. This was Philly’s first...

Jasmin Ramirez Feb 15, 2018 7:00 pm

15 Songs to Get You on Your Study Grind

It is fascinating to me that our personalities determine what kind of music we find suitable for specific tasks. For example, some people put on artists like Drake or Post Malone to go to sleep, while I put on instrumental music that has NO lyrics because words distract me. I never thought of...

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 22, 2017 10:45 am

Alison Venditti, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

“I have been on Arcadia’s campus since I was 14 years old, but my sister was the one to graduate from Arcadia University. I attended DeSales University and was a student worker and tour guide in the Admissions Office. When I moved back home after graduation, I began job hunting within...

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 1, 2017 11:31 am

A Major Decision Paying Off

It was my first real grown-up decision. I know now I did the right thing, but in the time leading up to changing my major, I felt like a weight was being pushed against my chest and I didn’t have the strength to push it off of me. But I found that I did. It may sound dramatic,...