Anthony Devantier

Anthony Devantier in Italy

Anthony Devantier May 13, 2021 12:58 pm

The Road Behind, the Path Ahead

When I first arrived at Arcadia almost four years ago, I was full of expectations. I was 18 and didn't know where my college journey would take me. Now, as a senior, observing those four years in the rear view mirror, I can’t help but laugh to myself: I was full of expectations, but I had no idea...

Castle in the winter

Anthony Devantier Apr 29, 2021 1:07 pm

Charting a New Course Post-Covid

As the weather warms and the sun graces Glenside more and more frequently, I am reminded of my home in Los Angeles, California. I am also beginning to feel a sensation I have not felt in a long time: I am looking forward to every day. Moreover, I am looking forward to the future. It seems that the...

Education professor teaching a class

Anthony Devantier Jan 29, 2021 10:28 am

Discovering My Own Philosophy of Education

“Why in the world,” my friend says to me, “would you subject yourself to more of this?”  And it’s a fair question. We’ve been in the Secondary Education program at Arcadia for four years and, honestly, it has been a bear—and we’re not even done. He is just ready to go get out into the...

Philadelphia

Anthony Devantier Dec 20, 2020 7:00 pm

Loving Philly—With Privilege

On Oct. 24, I was positively itching to get out of the apartment, so I texted my friends who had invited me to go into the city with them that day. I’d turned them down initially because I was feeling overwhelmed by school—but then I said, carpe diem. I careened through my school work; having...

Student playing volleyball

Anthony Devantier Dec 3, 2020 4:00 am

We Lost Our Season, Not Our Fire

March 11 was a fantastic evening of volleyball. That night saw a regular season match-up between us, the Arcadia Knights—defending MAC champs, but I’m not bragging—and the Alvernia Golden Wolves.  To call it a heated match would be an understatement. Alvernia has never been...

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...