First-Year Experience

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...

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...