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Jan 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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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....

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Mia Woo Jan 2, 2021 7:00 pm

PRIDE at Home: Finding Community in Isolation

I’ve probably (definitely) announced my sexuality on the Internet way too many times for many people’s liking, but here’s the thing—LGBTQ+ issues haven’t diminished in relevance. And I’m a firm believer that positive change starts with conversations. So let’s talk about this together.  [...

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Nicholas Schiavo Jan 1, 2021 7:00 pm

The Rewards of Going Out on a Limb

With more downtime than a usual semester, I set out to find a job to help support me and my family during the pandemic. The job I came across has been such an invaluable experience that it certainly has helped me diversify my experience as a worker and a member of the community.  If there...

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Danita Mapes Dec 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Loco Mag: Arcadia’s Hidden Gem

As a bright-eyed freshman, I wanted to experience all that Arcadia had to offer. So when Lisa Holderman, chair of the Media and Communication department, recommended I take a practicum related to my interest in journalism, I jumped at the chance. Practicums at Arcadia aren’t just...

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Lashanna Bryant Dec 27, 2020 7:00 pm

5 Virtual Ways Arcadia Students Can Help Their Community

Community service, especially in a time like this, is very valued—especially since those who are less fortunate are suffering a great deal due to the pandemic.  Given that we are encouraged to stay inside, how exactly can we give back to our community from the comfort of our own homes? The...

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Madison Costigan Dec 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Seasons on Pause: Student-Athletes Play the Waiting (and Hoping) Game

This year, student-athletes, like everyone else, have had to adjust to accepting the unknown. Fall sports were cancelled, and the Mid-American Conference’s decision on whether or not to have winter and spring sports is still up in the air, which also has to be followed by a decision by Arcadia. As...

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Areiana Edwards Dec 22, 2020 1:18 pm

VLOG: College in Quarantine

Here, I talk about some ways that I manage deadlines and handle school fatigue during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Dec 10, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Netflix, Disney, Tik Tok—Arcadia Builds Community Around Common Interests

How do you stay engaged outside of the classroom in a virtual setting? In an attempt to answer this question, Engagement and New Student Programs launched the UKnighted Communities of Interest (UCI) in October. The 21 UCIs are designed to connect students to each other through common interests....

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Dec 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Inside-Out Program Explores Criminal and Social Justice Through Art

While the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program looked a little different this semester than it has in the 17-year history at Arcadia, students remained engaged in challenging discussions about the criminal justice system and its impact on society. For the first time, the Inside-Out program was...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Ellen Skilton

Dec 8, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring Director Dr. Skilton

Since its launch in June 2020, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) has brought together community stakeholders to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies. The CTLM serves the needs of all members of the Arcadia community—faculty, staff, and student peer...

Mia Woo making a ceramic pumpkin

Mia Woo Dec 6, 2020 7:00 pm

VLOG: DIY Ceramic Pumpkin Tutorial

Here, I give a step-by-step tutorial to make your own jack-o-lantern style pumpkin out of clay! We're all looking for something new to do while we're quarantined at home. Why not pick up a new craft?