Brigid Whelihan

Brigid Whelihan Apr 19, 2022 10:48 am

Learning About the Bigger Impact

Arcadia University has always encouraged students to develop an understanding of our larger global community. I’m sure we all are familiar with Arcadia’s exceptional study abroad programs. So it’s no surprise that even many of the courses here in Glenside focus on the wider world and peoples....

Brigid Whelihan Feb 11, 2022 11:00 am

Something for Everyone

On Feb. 3, Arcadia held the Spring Activities Fair. With enough clubs to fill the Great Room, it was apparent that there’s a club for everyone at Arcadia. No matter what your hobbies or interests are, you’ll be able to find the right group for you. I spent the fair sitting at a table to...

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Brigid Whelihan Jan 26, 2022 2:32 pm

Making Friends by Sharing Values

My first semester at Arcadia was the fall of 2019. Back then, I was a pretty shy first-year commuter. College was a different kind of experience that I had to get used to. It didn’t help that by keeping to myself a lot.  Then, right when I started to come out of my shell and make some...


Brigid Whelihan Dec 20, 2021 12:00 am

Crafting Stories for All Ages—and Maybe a Career

I think every English major has been asked the question, “What are you going to do with that degree?” I certainly have heard it at every family gathering. Even my professors who were also once English undergrads ask me what I hope to do after graduation.  I always say that an English degree...

Students in class using all modes pedagogy.

Brigid Whelihan Nov 19, 2021 10:41 am

Arcadia’s Adaptability in ‘All Modes Ready’

In such an unpredictable past few semesters, Arcadia has really embraced adaptability. We’ve had seamless transitions to online learning—then back again to in-person learning.  In my experience, online learning was just as effective as a pre-pandemic semester thanks to my professors’...

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Brigid Whelihan Oct 28, 2021 12:00 am

Reconnecting Through Bulletin Boards

Throughout the second floor of Taylor Hall are bulletin boards dedicated to different parts of the English Department. They usually weren’t much to look at. Most were plastered with flyers for events from 2013, old yellowed newspapers with literary articles, or publications from faculty who no...