Daijah Patton

Daijah Patton Feb 24, 2022 12:00 am

Being Black During Black History Month

I have no recollection of Black History Month celebrations from when I was in grade school. I remember having a mini-lesson about MLK, Jr., Rosa Parks, and a dabble of Malcolm X, but I never experienced the part where people celebrated being Black.  I wasn’t fully educated on Black history...

Daijah and Madi studying together.

Daijah Patton Jan 27, 2022 12:34 pm

VLOG: Senior Thesis Project

Have you ever wondered how seniors at Arcadia graduate with a bang? It starts out with a Capstone that culminates their four years at the university, and then maybe the celebration can begin.  Seniors at Arcadia are either taking one semester of their Thesis class or two, and as the Fall...

Daijah with her computer

Daijah Patton Dec 19, 2021 12:00 am

Submitting to a Literary Magazine Be Like...

Picture this: You’re an English major who likes to write creatively, and your school’s literary magazine sends an email that they’re accepting submissions for their next issue. Your first reaction might be to panic as imposter syndrome surges through you about your writing, so you’re not going to...

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...