Lashanna Bryant

Lashanna Bryant giving her commencement speech

Lashanna Bryant Jun 1, 2021 2:58 pm

A Commencement Congratulations, but Not for the Degree

Unfortunately, this is my final blog post for Because Arcadia. However, I am happy that in concluding my time here, I am able to share the speech that I gave at Commencement as the recipient of the Senior Golden Disc Award, addressing the Class of 2021. This speech is very close to my heart, as it...

Students walking in masks

Lashanna Bryant Mar 20, 2021 12:00 am

Yes, You Can Be a Social Butterfly Safely in a Pandemic

If you’re anything like me, the concept of having minimal to non-existent social interaction is quite terrifying. Even if you consider yourself to be somewhat in the middle, between being an introvert and an extrovert, living in campus housing all alone for days on end can be very exhausting and...

Grey Towers Castle

Lashanna Bryant Feb 28, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: College Campus with a Castle
Students volunteering on day of service

Lashanna Bryant Dec 27, 2020 7:00 pm

5 Virtual Ways Arcadia Students Can Help Their Community

Community service, especially in a time like this, is very valued—especially since those who are less fortunate are suffering a great deal due to the pandemic.  Given that we are encouraged to stay inside, how exactly can we give back to our community from the comfort of our own homes? The...

Students at a club table

Lashanna Bryant Oct 26, 2020 11:43 am

Starting a Club, Expressing Yourself

Going to Arcadia means that there is a world of opportunities laid out for you, whether that’s studying abroad to experience the world, becoming a student leader, working in the various departments on campus, or joining a club that really excites you. But what if the club you’re meant to be in...

Karaoke glow party on campus

Lashanna Bryant Oct 24, 2020 8:00 pm

VLOG: My Favorite Arcadia Events

I highlight some of my favorite on-campus events—the one's I'm missing most since moving home during the pandemic:  WATCH

Lashanna Bryant Apr 25, 2020 8:00 pm

Coping with COVID-19

As a close-knit community, we acknowledge that many students and staff are having a tough time dealing with and adjusting to this new reality. The #COVID19 virus has shifted our lives and created a great deal of change. About a week ago, my mother was diagnosed with the virus...

Lashanna sitting in a park on a path smiling

Lashanna Bryant Apr 14, 2020 3:49 pm

You Deserve Happiness

Ever since coming to Arcadia, I have had an immense love for planners! During this tough time, it is very easy to become overwhelmed with course work and keeping up with your own self-care.   My advice is to plan a lot or a little—whatever works for you—just give yourself some...

Art board in Modern Languages Department

Lashanna Bryant Mar 14, 2020 8:00 pm

6 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Not Study Abroad

While Arcadia is known for being one of the best schools in the nation for study abroad, not all students take advantage of the opportunity. For some, it can be because of expenses, fear, no time, or just not having the desire to do so.  However, when you’re at a University where more than...

Chris Reistle running outside during a cross country meet.

Lashanna Bryant Feb 18, 2020 1:41 pm

Chris Reistle ’21: Breaking Cross Country Records

Graphic Design major Chris Reistle ’21, an avid member of our campus community, is involved in Arcadia's Ambassador and Orientation Leader programs, serves as a FYSAE mentor and a tutor in the Learning Resource Network, is consistently on the Dean's Distinguished Honors List--and has been breaking...

Environmental Network

Lashanna Bryant Feb 14, 2020 7:00 pm

Arcadia Goes Green

Student Olivia Grajewski discusses the mission and goals of Arcadia’s Environmental Network, a student club dedicated to green initiatives.  What is the mission of your club?  We help Arcadia students appreciate and learn more about the environment. We also promote and protect...

view of the remodeled exterior of the Kuch Center

Lashanna Bryant Dec 12, 2019 1:18 pm

Let Me Upgrade Ya: Kuch Center Edition

For months, students have watched with anticipation as the Kuch Center is remodeled right before their eyes. Before this, the most recent Kuch Center renovations were in 2012. After seven years and a partial donation from the Lenox West family, we are seeing a change yet again.  [block1...