First-Year Experience

Grey Towers Castle

Denise Glick Jun 23, 2020 8:00 pm

3 Ways College Surprised Me

You’ve heard it from everyone, everywhere: College is a huge adjustment. I had expectations before my first year, and most of them were pretty accurate. Some of them were wrong, though! Here are three ways I was surprised by Arcadia University. 1. An individual experience is just...

Grey Towers Castle

Jessica Derr May 29, 2020 8:00 pm

Finding the ‘Best Years of My Life’

College is often made out to be the thing all young people should aspire to, with phrases thrown around like “the best years of your life” or “the time to really find yourself.” I, on the other hand, moved toward this next chapter of my life like an indigent dog being dragged along on a...

Caitlin Joyce May 19, 2020 7:51 pm

On to the Next Story

While I knew the day would eventually come when I would compose my final blog post for Because Arcadia, I admittedly did not expect to be saying goodbye on such unique terms. As I am writing this, I am living in the same Arcadia apartment that has housed me through junior and senior year, yet the...

Virtual Scarlet & Grey Day

Daijah Patton Apr 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Virtual Scarlet & Grey Day

As an Arcadia Ambassador and an enrollment management student worker, Scarlet and Grey Day is a huge day for me and the rest of my lovely Admissions office. With the ceasing of face-to-face contact due to COVID-19, this Arcadia tradition was transformed to a pretty awesome platform. As...

2 male and 2 female students wearing backpacks walking on campus.

Erica Rosenthal Mar 4, 2020 10:06 am

The Truth About Transferring From Community College

If you’re in community college, you’re probably wondering what the transition to a four-year institute is really like. In my mind, the transition would be simple—essentially, a university is like community college, except you get to live on campus.  But it wasn’t exactly like I...

Denise Glick Feb 12, 2020 10:46 am

Balancing Your Normal

If you read my first post, you know I’ve had a kidney transplant. Many people seem to think that a transplant is “one and done.” Once you slap that lumpy glob of tissue in, bam, no more problems. Like that Surgeon Simulator video game (Rage Quit, anyone?).  The reality, though, is that I’m...

View of skyscrapers in Tokyo at night.

Mia Woo Feb 5, 2020 4:50 pm

From Everywhere and Nowhere: The Third Culture Kid

From my very first day at Arcadia, I learned the art of introducing myself: stating my name, major, where I’m from, and the good ole fun fact to top it off. I’ve gotten pretty good at introductions, except for one bit—I have no idea how to say where I’m from. I genuinely don’t know what to say...

Screenshot of a Pinterest search for style ideas.

Jasmin Ramirez Jan 7, 2020 1:01 pm

Top 5 Pinterest Boards Every College Student Should Have

1. Decorating Dorm This is going to be your home away from home, so you want it to be your ideal cozy haven. Search pins from all the themes that intrigue you (i.e. Minimalist, Bohemian, Eccentric). After seeing a few themes on Pinterest, I can guarantee one will speak to you! 2....

Male and female students sitting at desks in a classroom

Denise Glick Jan 3, 2020 12:33 pm

6 Tips for Surviving Your Not-So-Favorite Class

I am not the biggest fan of one of my classes. I wouldn’t say I hate it, exactly, but it’s my least favorite out of all the ones I’m taking. It’s not a class related to my major, and I chose it thinking that it would be fun, as well as push me out of my comfort zone a bit.  Well, it’s...

View of a nicely decorated bed and wall in a dorm room.

Victoria Fedorko Jan 3, 2020 11:39 am

Small-Space Living Solved

I remember walking into my first-year dorm, wondering how I could possibly keep a clean and functional space in such small quarters. The room didn’t feel like mine, and I was worried that I wouldn’t make it work for a whole semester. There simply wasn’t enough area to transform it into something...

Erica Rosenthal Dec 12, 2019 12:14 pm

A Guide to Checking Out Arcadia Before You Commit

When I was looking at schools to apply to, what stood out to me about Arcadia were the many events they held for prospective students. Of course these events are designed to persuade students to choose Arcadia, and in my case, they worked. I especially appreciated the different views I got of...

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...