English

Arcadia University student Jared Ellison

Apr 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Ellison ’21 Focuses on Mental Health in Black Communities for Internship, Thesis

For his English thesis paper, English and Creative Writing major Jared Ellison ’21 explored the role Black women play in the household and family through a variety of literary characters in a novel by James Baldwin. This includes how these women are considered “the rock” of the family, and need to...

Students at the Sappho Slam

Daijah Patton Apr 25, 2021 8:00 pm

Writers Nerding Out on a Friday Night

Arcadia continues to surprise me with its ability to facilitate and create such amazing events in a virtual setting to keep our community engaged and educated. This time, the Arcadia writing community was summoned. On March 26, the Arcadia Writing Center, Sigma Tau Delta (...

Arcadia University graduate Marlene Sokolow

Mar 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sokolow ’21: A Degree 31 Years in the Making

By Katherine Haines '21 This spring, Marlene Sokolow ’21 will be among the hundreds of students earning degrees at Arcadia University’s Commencement in May. One difference is that Sokolow, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, began her journey in 1990, at age 43, at Beaver College....

Arcadia University student Jazmin Collins

Mar 24, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Collins ’22 Selected as Short Story Winner

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Jazmin Collins ’22, a double major in English and Computer Science, was selected as the winner of the 2021 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing for her story, “My Gardening Journal: Tales from a Psychic Gardener...

Arcadia University faculty member Chris Varlack

Mar 12, 2021 Caitlin Burns

For Dr. Varlack, Diversifying One’s Own Perspective Is Crucial to Learning

By Timothy Stasek '21 Many may tend to think of learning as a process specifically for students, but Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, assistant professor of English, emphasizes how much professors can grow and adapt as well through this process. In fact, a guiding principle for him and for...

Anthony Carbonetta's thesis draft

Anthony Carbonetta Mar 12, 2021 12:00 am

Senior Thesis Crunch Time

You’re probably here because you found yourself panicking about your thesis. Or maybe you’re here because your thesis is ever-approaching, and you fear the thought of giving an academic paper your undivided attention for an entire semester. Regardless of why you find yourself following along on a...

Arcadia University student Tiara Moore

Mar 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Moore ’21 Embraces Mental Health As Caregiver

English major Tiara Moore ’21 has never known a “typical” college experience. While she works at the Writing Center, is a peer mentor for the Gateway to Success Program, and was a member of the indoor Track & Field team before COVID-19, Moore is also a caregiver for her mother who suffered a...

Flyer for Dr. Boston panel

Feb 10, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Ferrier ’22 Joins Panel to Discuss American Hero

After months of researching local American hero Dr. Frank Erdman Boston, English major Leigh Ferrier ’22 will share what she’s learned at a panel on Thursday, Feb. 11 co-hosted by the Boston Legacy Foundation and Lansdale Public Library on Dr. Boston’s life and legacy. Dr. Boston was an American...

Daijah Patton in the library

Daijah Patton Jan 27, 2021 7:00 pm

A Change of Heart and an Exciting Escape Room

I’ll be honest with you, friends. Like many, I went into this semester with a not-so-positive mindset. I immediately thought it would be really challenging for me to enjoy having my normal tag-teaming literature discussions online and was bummed about not being able to visit high schools this fall...

Dec 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Collins ’22 Showcases Achievement and Heritage at HSF Financial Conference

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Jazmin Collins ’22, a double major in English and Computer Science, attended the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation’s (HSF) 2020 Finance Conference from Oct. 8 to the 11. Collins is the first Arcadia student to attend the conference. Even though she was just one of...

Arcadia University professor Tracey Levine

Oct 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Levine Hosts Virtual Memoir Writing Workshops During Pandemic

Tracey Levine, assistant professor of English, was featured in a Sept. 29 The Kensington Voice article for her work with nonprofit bookstore The Head and the Hand, located in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. While in quarantine, Levine taught a virtual memoir writing workshop for the bookstore...

Arcadia University assistant professor Tracey Levine

Oct 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Levine Hosts Virtual Memoir Writing Workshops During Pandemic

Tracey Levine, assistant professor of English, was featured in a Sept. 29 The Kensington Voice article for her work with nonprofit bookstore The Head and the Hand, located in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. While in quarantine, Levine taught a virtual memoir writing workshop for the...