Garrett Davies

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Garrett Davies May 10, 2021 8:00 pm

An Odd and Incomplete Goodbye

The past four years have been an absolute whirlwind. I've learned about myself and the world through crazy opportunities that I am so lucky to have had. The personal growth I've had is no less than amazing, and it's been off the backs of many incredible people I have had the privilege...

esports arena

Garrett Davies Apr 24, 2021 8:00 pm

Goodbye, International Studies; Hello, Esports

A recent article in Forbes noted that esports is a fast-growing industry and was valued at over 1 billion dollars in 2020. While still far behind many traditional sports in terms of revenue, infrastructure, and mainstream appeal, there is no doubt that if competitive video games fit your skill set...

Orientation leader at Arcadia

Garrett Davies Mar 24, 2021 12:00 am

Finding My Future

I recently did a video where I spoke about graduation and becoming an alumnus very soon. I talked a little bit about how I'm starting to develop my plans for the future, and thought that it might be beneficial to extend that to a full post here. I had only a very slight idea of what...

Graduating students at Commencement

Garrett Davies Mar 4, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Set Up for Success at Arcadia
students playing video games in the esports arena

Garrett Davies Jan 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Video Games and Senior Thesis Leave Me Feeling Empowered

The climax of our academic careers here at Arcadia is our senior thesis project. This has been what’s occupying most of my time as a senior. I’m learning how to write a full academic paper over the course of two semesters.  Taking thesis from home has given me the experience of what it’s...

Student drawing a skull

Garrett Davies Dec 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Need Your Flow State Activated? Try a Hobby

Today, people consume much more than they produce. This isn't inherently an issue in society, but I think that the value and rewards of producing something by yourself are often overlooked. Hobbies are activities that are done regularly for leisure and can include a wide variety of things....

Orientation leaders at Arcadia

Garrett Davies Nov 17, 2020 7:00 pm

Staying Creative and Connected While Working in a Pandemic

This summer, I worked a full-time job for Arcadia in the Orientation program. Being an Orientation leader was something that I've taken part in the past two years at Arcadia, but this year was different: I had a paid staff position with a lot more responsibilities. The quarantine due...

Students competing in Arcadias esports arena

Garrett Davies Oct 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Why Are Women Excluded From Esports?

Esports continues to skyrocket, with participation in the virtual gaming competitions at all-time highs and viewership hitting new levels. We are even starting to implement esports in our high school and colleges (like Arcadia!).  Although this is an exciting time for people who...