Areiana Edwards

Students signing up for a club at the study abroad fair

Areiana Edwards Nov 22, 2021 10:04 am

Three Students, Three Perspectives on Campus Life

COVID, as we all know, put a pause on many aspects of our lives. For me, included in that list is my college experience. Thankfully, we’re at a point where we’re able to be on campus, which is such a privilege. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here. Campus life allows me to meet new people...

Areiana Edwards recording a vlog

Areiana Edwards Jun 17, 2021 9:19 am

VLOG: My First Year at Arcadia

This academic year has been tough for a multitude of reasons, but really enjoyable. Each student's experience is different—your college life is what you make it, so have fun!

Student in Metals and Jewelry

Areiana Edwards Apr 27, 2021 8:00 pm

An Art Class for Anyone

I hadn’t taken an art class in years. The last time I did was in elementary school when it was part of our curriculum. In middle school, I took music classes for nearly every extracurricular, though I’m not sure it was actually allowed. In high school, I started at a magnet school where I was in...

Psychology class led by Cathy Lee

Areiana Edwards Mar 22, 2021 12:00 am

A Minor Major Change

College has been on my mind since my freshman year of high school in 2016. Since then, all of the adults in my life would warn me, “Make sure you find a nice college! Know what you want to study!” I figured that since it was so early, I had plenty of time. I got busy with schoolwork and afterschool...

Student signing poster and break the silence workshop

Areiana Edwards Feb 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Being Black in a White Space

Hi. I’m Areiana Edwards. If you haven’t already seen my picture on the Because Arcadia website, I’ll let you know now that my skin is brown. I am Black, African American, born and raised in Miami until my family and I moved from Florida to Georgia. My mother is from Jamaica, and my father is from...

Students meditating with Counseling Services

Areiana Edwards Jan 16, 2021 7:00 pm

Mental Health: Signs That You’re Slipping and How to Get Help

2020 has been one of the most draining years that I’ve experienced in my life. Staying on top of my mental health has been extremely difficult. I had a lot of expectations for this year and a lot of hopes about what it would bring. NOTHING could have prepared me for what has happened—except maybe a...

Areiana Edwards recording a vlog

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. 

Campus in fall

Areiana Edwards Nov 9, 2020 7:00 pm

My Post-Election Perspective

I have never considered myself a very political person. I have always liked to make sure I educated myself on important topics, but sometimes keeping up to date was more draining than helpful. Seeing the way that people like me are often treated and how many barriers there are, I would get tired....

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...