Nicholas Schiavo

Two students sitting and enjoying nature on campus.

Nicholas Schiavo Feb 20, 2020 10:20 am

Unplug From the Phone and Plug into Nature

Sometimes our daily lives can get so hectic, we get caught up in all our assignments and social drama and forget to slow down and appreciate the small things in life. No matter how busy our days may be, I think there’s always a point  where we need a getaway, a disconnect, to clear...

View of outside of Cheltenham High School and parking lot.

Nicholas Schiavo Feb 6, 2020 11:13 am

Return to Sender

If you told me in my senior year of high school that I would spend the rest of my career there, I would have laughed and walked away. I was so ready to graduate and forget about the awkward, embarrassing, and goofy four years I just spent in school.  Yet there I was, on Oct. 3,...

Nicholas Schiavo Dec 12, 2019 11:03 am

“Major” Changes

“What are you going to do with your life?”  I’ve asked myself this—and have been asked by other people—so many times that, if I had a dollar for each question, I would not have to worry about anything at all. From the time I was a senior in high school, that question has made its way into...

Male and female students perform latin dance onstage in couples.

Nicholas Schiavo Nov 19, 2019 2:23 pm

Clubs Goin’ up—on a Thursday

Hot take: Clubs are an underrated yet important part of the college experience. They allow students to do something else besides study or sit inside and do nothing (if this is your preference, however, no judgment here. You do you).  Clubs offer opportunities to meet new people...

Nick Schiavo and his roommates

Nicholas Schiavo Oct 15, 2019 5:08 pm

The Odd Man Out

The end of summer is always a bummer. As the weather gets colder and tans fade away, the thing we kids dread the most is, dare I say it, the beginning of school. But my attitude toward school has changed for the better. College is such a great experience; I really love the friends I have, Arcadia’s...

Nick Schiavo and his family

Nicholas Schiavo Aug 9, 2019 9:42 am

Home Is Where You Make It

When you leave home for college or to study abroad, you leave a lot behind. And when you come back, the things you left might not be the same.  While these may seem like reasons to be apprehensive about moving away or going abroad, I am going to try my best to clear your doubts so the only...

London Eye

Nicholas Schiavo Jun 19, 2019 9:55 am

Nick’s Declassified FYSAE Survival Guide

So, you decided to study abroad. First off, I can assure you that no matter how nervous or excited you are, you made the right choice (I mean, it is a “global” college after all). If you’re reading this, you probably want to know exactly what you just got yourself into. If you’re on the fence...

Nicholas Schiavo May 29, 2019 11:23 am

Bradley Malles, Prospective Student

“Bradley is here and waiting for you in the Castle!” was the message I received during the break of my “Applied Logic” Philosophy class. I’d hosted two overKnight guests before, so I was no stranger to the flow of events and the jitters of meeting prospective students and their families. Bradley...

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 9, 2019 7:00 pm

Snow Much Fun

I was featured on Arcadia University's instagram a few weeks ago. Here’s the story behind that snowy, crazy scene. Besides the Castle, Haber Green is probably the most recognizable place at Arcadia. It’s a giant green field in the middle of the campus, with a trimmed “AU” hedge. A row of trees—...

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 6, 2019 3:03 pm

Sweet Suitemates

As I was still enjoying my time in London, I started getting emails regarding the spring semester. One about housing stood out. I had to find a place and a roommate before the semester started. At first, I did not like the idea of having a roommate. I had a single in London, and I...

Nicholas Schiavo Dec 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Kelsey VanVehcten ’22, London FYSAE Student

Kelsey VanVehcten ’22 is a first-year from Upstate New York, an Actuarial Science major, and a fellow FYSAE student. Here, she shares her thoughts on FYSAE and her three months in London. What made you do FYSAE? K: I got the message in the mail, and I chose fall because I figured...

Nicholas Schiavo Dec 7, 2018 4:51 pm

Centenary at the Cenotaph

November 11, 2018, was quite possibly the most memorable day of my experience so far in London. Sundays are usually quiet, but this Sunday was particularly special, as it marked the 100th year since the end of World War I. Understanding it was a huge milestone— especially in the United Kingdom— I...