Coronavirus

A bench in the woods near the Pit

Danita Mapes Oct 23, 2020 1:00 pm

An Introvert’s Guide to Arcadia

College is often associated with raucous parties, large friend groups, fun, and new experiences. At Arcadia, social gatherings can be found anywhere, whether it be a party or a group of friends lazing on the green. Students flow in and out of the Commons all day and, even late at night, the...

Keswick Village

Anthony Devantier Oct 23, 2020 9:00 am

The Keswick Village: My Home Away From Home

2020. At times, this year has made me think that “normal” is a thing of the past, but the surprisingly great thing about change is that, while at first things are strange and difficult, with time, we make a new normal.  Keswick Village is a small hub of family-owned businesses...

Rikki Rosenthal's desk set up

Rikki Rosenthal Oct 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Extensions, Apps, and More to Stay Stress-Free and Organized

Now that we are nearly halfway through the semester, it is safe to say that working from home is vastly different from working on campus. That is no surprise. We have had to adjust to new ways of learning, staying organized, and keeping our stress levels low.  Since I am taking...

Anthony Carbonetta's workout equipment

Anthony Carbonetta Oct 20, 2020 9:00 am

Fighting the Lockdown Blues

In a changing world where a lot is out of our hands, it can be difficult to appreciate progress. We are in one of the greatest standstills in human history, and sometimes it can feel like we don’t have a lot to show for our new lifestyles. It can be progressively discouraging without...

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Oct 19, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Graphic Design Students Get Real World Experience with Ambler Theater

Going to the movies might be a little different these days, but Arcadia’s senior graphic design students are collaborating with the Ambler Theater to ensure the show goes on.  Courtney Skolka '21, Madison Cline '21, Christopher Reistle '21, Mya Brown '21, and Davida (Vi) Derry...

Areiana Edwards' record player and records

Areiana Edwards Oct 19, 2020 12:00 pm

Now Playing: Areiana’s Quarantine Recs

Being in quarantine is tough to say the least. Not being able to see friends or family, having to do school online, and the constant fear of catching COVID constantly weigh on my mind and bring down my mood.  Trying to take care of my mental health along with my academic...

Jasmin Ramirez reading a book in her room

Jasmin Ramirez Oct 19, 2020 9:00 am

Pandemic Was Not on My Vision Board

I don’t know about you, but the pandemic was NOT on my 2020 vision board. How could it be? I had visiting new places, going on adventures with my friends, and being social (not socially distant) as my top priorities.  I also think, after all these months and disruption, that we...

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Oct 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Manzella Adapts Printmaking Class for Virtual Learning

What do you get when you combine an etching needle, a plexiglass plate, ink, a shopping cart wheel, and paper towels? An intaglio press—just one of the three portable presses that Adjunct Professor of Visual and Fine Arts Jennifer Manzella built and mailed to students in her Advanced Printmaking...

Arcadia University student Kimberly Hickey in Stirling, Scotland

Oct 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Hickey ’22 Learning Online, Abroad

Psychology major Kimberly Hickey ’22 was determined to study abroad this year, even if she would still be learning virtually. On Aug. 31, she realized the first step of her goal when she flew to Stirling, Scotland, to study abroad through the University of Stirling.  “I figured why stay at...

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Oct 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Community Service Doesn’t Stop in Pandemic for Paskell ’81, ’96MEd

How do you serve the community with art when a pandemic forces learning and activities online? Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd spent the summer pulling on her global connections to answer this question. Previously, students in Paskell’s “Artist in the...

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Sep 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Graduates, Families Return to Campus for Joyous Drive Thru Celebration

Rain, wind, and a pandemic couldn’t stop members of the Class of 2020 and their families returning to campus for the University’s first-ever drive thru celebration on Sept. 26 and 27.  In groups of 40 or fewer, nearly 200 graduates from the Class of 2020 and their...

Arcadia University alumna Keisha Robinson

Sep 3, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Alumna Publishes Memoir on Resilience During COVID

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Alumna and 40 Under 40 recipient Keisha M. Robinson ’18MEd will publish, "I Barely Survived My Summer in Quarantine: A Memoir," on Sept. 4, which focuses on how she found resilience while quarantining during COVID.  Robinson discusses the impact the pandemic had on...