Lashanna Bryant

English class

Lashanna Bryant Jul 31, 2019 1:43 pm

How to Succeed in Class (While Really Trying)

When I was in high school, I always felt the need to be perfect. I overwhelmed myself with my school work so much that I wasn’t even learning anything anymore—just getting things done. As you may already know, that defeats the point.  When I started college, I still wanted to be good at...

Fall orientation at Arcadia

Lashanna Bryant Jun 17, 2019 10:13 am

Welcome to Arcadia

Starting college can be intimidating. It is an entirely new experience, granting you more independence and responsibility—more than you probably had before. If you’re anything like me, a first-generation college student, you may not have background knowledge of what the college experience is...

Lashanna Bryant May 29, 2019 10:52 am

Elizabeth Gillen ’19, Battle of The Bands Underdog

Elizabeth Gillen ’19, a Computer Science major and Music minor, talks about her love for music, her time here at Arcadia, and her hopes for sharing her music on Spotify while also working as a programmer in Florida after graduation. What made you come to Arcadia? I came to Arcadia...

Lashanna Bryant Apr 25, 2019 3:38 pm

Diversity & Inclusion Networking On Campus

Arcadia held its annual Internship & Career Fair on March 27, but for the first time, it also featured a Diversity & Inclusion Networking Reception. Employers at the fair—ranging from Bayada Home Health Care to Greater Philadelphia YMCA—clearly prided themselves on seeking diversity and...

English classroom

Lashanna Bryant Apr 9, 2019 3:22 pm

Double Major—Double Trouble?

When I first started attending Arcadia, I was an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing. For most of my life, I believed that that was the only thing I was good at. It was what I was known for, so I stuck with it. At first, I enjoyed it in its singularity. I was okay...

Lashanna Bryant Feb 21, 2019 4:14 pm

Joining the Honors Program as a Sophomore

I never thought about joining an honors program. Let's admit that honors programs are scary—they’re commitments, but with grade-point averages. So when Helene Klein, director of Arcadia’s Honors Program, came up to me at the activities fair and asked me what my GPA was, I was kind of stuck (I...

Lashanna Bryant Dec 19, 2018 1:59 pm

JtheMC, Rapper with a Purpose

Communications major Jonathan McCoy ’20 discusses his passion for music, poetry, and performing. What made you choose to come to Arcadia? J: I went to Cheltenham High School, which is directly across the street. So I was always around. I even remember Dr. Loury hosting the Black Male...

Lashanna Bryant Dec 7, 2018 4:36 pm

The Life of a CPA

A few years ago, when job interviewers mentioned my resume, I’d just stare at them blankly, hoping my hidden skill of hypnosis would convince them to give me the job. Long story short, that never really worked— but I most certainly became better at eye contact during interviews. When...

Lashanna Bryant Nov 12, 2018 11:06 am

Arcadia Ventures to Prison

I believe that college should be a time for students to get together, despite their differences, and discuss social issues openly. Arcadia offers many courses and programs that align with this idea, but one, in particular, sparked my interest:  “Inside-Out from the Outside-In,” a class that’s...

Lashanna Bryant Oct 3, 2018 5:07 pm

Arcadia Meets Hollywood

When you go to the dentist or doctor’s office as a kid, there’s always the same question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You make a yucky face at the phrase “grow up” because being an adult sounds gross. As the dentist brushes your teeth, you muster up an answer along the lines of...