Daijah Patton

Daijah Patton Nov 23, 2021 11:37 am

VLOG: How About That Open House?

Imagine: It’s been two years since you’ve worked at an Open House, and Arcadia finally starts having them again. As someone who’s been an Arcadia Ambassador for four years, there’s nothing better than giving families tours around our beautiful campus, directing people to sessions, and...

Glenside down Easton Road

Daijah Patton Nov 4, 2021 3:37 pm

Favorite Places in my College Town: Arcadia Edition

Nothing will ever compare to finding the hidden gems that are close by to your college or university. Here at Arcadia, we’ve got some top tier spots all within a 10-15 minute walk or drive, and you can’t say that about many places! Whether it’s a thrift store, some good places to eat, places to...

Daijah's foodie finds

Daijah Patton May 28, 2021 8:00 pm

Eating Around the World (in Glenside)

With the COVID-19 pandemic, studying abroad here at Arcadia has been suspended in some aspects, but not entirely. A small number of students were able to study abroad in the fall and spring; however, a lot of students like me are waiting to get fully vaccinated to travel safely abroad again...

Students at the Sappho Slam

Daijah Patton Apr 25, 2021 8:00 pm

Writers Nerding Out on a Friday Night

Arcadia continues to surprise me with its ability to facilitate and create such amazing events in a virtual setting to keep our community engaged and educated. This time, the Arcadia writing community was summoned. On March 26, the Arcadia Writing Center, Sigma Tau Delta (...

Daijah Patton Mar 14, 2021 12:00 am

What Diversifying Education Means to Me

I grew up learning in the Philadelphia School District. If you weren’t at a private or archdiocese school, you unfortunately weren’t given the upper hand—or more specifically, the resources that you deserved. You had to look for those resources yourself; you had to find those teachers that were...

Residence hall

Daijah Patton Mar 1, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Residence Hall Tour
Daijah Patton in the library

Daijah Patton Jan 27, 2021 7:00 pm

A Change of Heart and an Exciting Escape Room

I’ll be honest with you, friends. Like many, I went into this semester with a not-so-positive mindset. I immediately thought it would be really challenging for me to enjoy having my normal tag-teaming literature discussions online and was bummed about not being able to visit high schools this fall...

Daijah Patton filming her vlog

Daijah Patton Jan 6, 2021 9:09 am

VLOG: Student Ambassador's Life in a Pandemic

Here, I take you through my day as an Arcadia Ambassador in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm showing you around campus, explaining how visits are currently structured, and sharing how Arcadia is keeping visitors and students safe and secure at this time....

Common Cents event about financial aid at Arcadia

Daijah Patton Nov 24, 2020 6:52 pm

So, You Want to Talk About Financial Aid?

You’ve come to the right place—a safe space to talk about making money moves, Dear Reader. As a high school senior, applying to colleges is a hard decision to make. A campus can have your program, your sport, the atmosphere you’re looking for, and still cost a fortune. For a moment in time, that’s...

Daijah Patton at a picnic

Daijah Patton Oct 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Surviving Zoom University: Daijah Edition

Let’s take a time machine back a couple months. It’s March 9, 2020, and you’re hanging out on the Haber Green with your best friends on a beautiful spring day. Music is playing all around you, people are laughing and singing, you’re eating from your makeshift college cheeseboard and vibing, when...

Daijah Patton reading spoken word

Daijah Patton Jun 3, 2020 8:00 pm

Until We Meet Again

I wrote this poem the week of April 20 for my ‘Literature of Revolution’ class with Professor Matthew Heitzman. I wrote it after watching a TikTok with two white teenagers making fun of black people and saying the N word with the hard ‘r.’ I wrote it before I had heard about Breonna...

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...