First-Year Experience

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...

Student reading book

Denise Glick Dec 4, 2019 10:34 am

Is College Actually Better Than High School?

Okay, yeah, everyone says college is better than high school, and that in a few years, high school will just feel like a bad dream. But is that really true? I know I didn’t buy it. Because I didn’t think my high school experience was that bad.  Now, though? Now I know things can be so much...

Four female students and one male student sit outside Landman Library studying

Marc Raffa Nov 27, 2019 11:11 am

First Semester 101

First semester in college can be one of the most overwhelming transitions in your life. You are not only figuring out how to transition from high school to college, but also how to grow into a full-fledged adult. It was no different for me. I thought I had it all figured out—that...

Victoria Fedorkos friends

Victoria Fedorko Nov 26, 2019 4:36 pm

Keeping up with Long-Distance Friendships

Decision Day at my high school felt like a subtle punch to the stomach. I had always been lucky enough to have my close friends nearby, if not by a car ride than certainly by train. But coming to terms with the fact that my friends and I would no longer be in the same town, much less the same state...

Knightlife app event

Victoria Fedorko Oct 31, 2019 5:10 pm

5 Must-Have Apps for Every Knight

Navigating college? No doubt, there’s an app for your every need. Many apps, actually. From campus life, to transport, and nearly everything in between, hundreds of unique apps are geared toward making our lives easier as students (and generally, as young adults).  Here’s a handful of (free...

Preview Kick-Off

Denise Glick Oct 31, 2019 3:40 pm

A Kidney Biopsy—and Unexpected Benefits

The last time I was admitted to a hospital was January 2016. Of course, my transplanted kidney decided to wait until the most inconvenient time to throw a fit: the third week of this semester. Which isn’t just any semester, mind you. No, this is my first ever college semester. The transition to...

Erica at community college graduation

Erica Rosenthal Oct 30, 2019 12:07 pm

‘Go Where the Love Is’

As a nontraditional student, I have walked to the beat of my own drum. By my senior year of high school, I had no plans for college. I despised the idea of furthering my education and took some time off. During those six long months, I spent my free time doing nothing but reading everything and...

London

Marc Raffa Oct 27, 2019 8:00 pm

Worlds Away, Let the Adventure Begin!

Deciding where to go on Preview—Arcadia’s one-week travel opportunity for first-year and new transfer students—can be challenging. With such a wide variety of destinations, it can get overwhelming. But if you look at each place in relation to a personality type, it will be easier to find the right...