Micah Gordley

Micah Gordley sits at an Arcadia University dining facility

Micah Gordley Apr 18, 2022 8:52 am

Fueling Up on Campus, From an Athlete’s Perspective

When you’re a college athlete, your health is one of your biggest priorities. What you eat plays a big role in how you take care of your body. It’s essential to not only have energy throughout the school day, but also for early morning practices and late night games.  For me, cross country...

Micah Gordley Mar 30, 2022 12:42 pm

Finding Comfort Past Anxiety

As much as I pride myself on being someone who enjoys school and loves learning, as far back as I can remember something has stressed me out more than anything: starting a new school year or semester. Stemming from not being a fan of change and just being more introverted, it has carried over to my...

Girl in thrift store looking at clothes

Micah Gordley Jan 25, 2022 12:00 am

Rate Glenside’s Thrift Shops With Me

As any broke college student can tell you, saving money is super important, and one of the best ways to do this is by thrifting. Not only is it a great way to save a few bucks on something you can wear for years, but it’s also environmentally friendly and makes for a fun pastime!  Coming...

micah and teammates with awards

Micah Gordley Dec 20, 2021 10:53 am

Making History, One Step at a Time

Whenever I introduce myself as a cross country runner, one of the reactions I hear most is, “I don’t know how you do it”—to which typically I answer, “I don’t either.” Running competitively, especially long distances, can be both a blessing and a curse. All jokes aside, as I was preparing for my...

Painting class at Arcadia

Micah Gordley Nov 18, 2021 2:39 pm

The Art of Patience in Painting

“Finally,” I thought to myself last spring while choosing classes for my upcoming sophomore year. “This is the class I’ve been waiting for.” I added Painting I to my registration and sat back with relief. This would at long last be my first year of in-person learning at Arcadia, and I had been...

Grey Towers Castle at night

Micah Gordley Nov 4, 2021 4:57 pm

Celebrating Halloween the Arcadia Way

After being at home and remote for the fall semester of my first year, I was eager to spend my favorite season on campus in a new environment. I couldn’t wait for fall to come, between the chilly weather, fall sports, pumpkin carving, apple picking—and Halloween, especially the Arcadia way....

Micah Gordley running

Micah Gordley May 27, 2021 8:00 pm

From the Ground Up

As long as I can remember, everyone on my mom’s side of the family have been avid runners. I grew up watching my mom and aunt compete in 5Ks and marathons, and as I got older, I found a love for running, too. I joined track and field when I was in seventh grade, and by the end of high school, I...

Micah's drawings

Micah Gordley Apr 30, 2021 1:54 pm

Just What Is Scientific Illustration?

Whenever I tell someone I’m majoring in Scientific Illustration, the next question is always, “What is that?” or “What would you do with that degree?” Scientific Illustration is a program that’s both specific and really interesting, but is often not fully understood. So let’s break down what it is...

Drone shot of campus over castle

Micah Gordley Mar 27, 2021 12:00 am

Unexpected Compromise: Studying Abroad From Glenside

A year ago, I had committed to Arcadia and decided to take the opportunity of studying abroad in London as a part of the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE). Today, I find myself on Arcadia’s campus in Glenside, studying abroad virtually. Though this hasn’t been the ideal outcome, it’s hard...

Oak Summit in winter

Micah Gordley Mar 5, 2021 7:00 pm

Moving Into College During a Pandemic (In Seven Days or Less)

“How do I move into college in seven days?” is not something I would have ever thought I would ask myself. Yet here I was, opening an email about First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) that read, “Arcadia Abroad cannot support student travel at this time.”  I read and reread...