Arcadia Magazine Fall/Winter 2017

In the Fall/Winter 2017 Issue


Melanie Martin ’15, alumna and the creative force behind the Taylor Swift fan blog Swiftly Obsessive, has been a loyal “Swiftie” since the singer released her debut album in 2006. Her site caught Swift’s attention, prompting the singer’s management team to contact Martin with a meeting location, date, and time— nothing more.

News + Notes

Mural Lights up Glenside, Township Honors Arcadia Students
Cheltenham Township Commissioners present the Entrepreneurship/Gallery Apprenticeship class with a resolution.

Arcadia Unites to "Break the Silence" on Racism
Students, faculty, staff, and trustees join together to spark a conversation on racism. 

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Named Champion of Social Justice
Students participate in a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol’s art and history with former U.S. Senator Hank Brown.

Interim President Brown Leads Students Tour of Art and History at U.S. Capitol
Professor in the School of Education receives PEAL's 2017 Champion of Social Justice Award.

Students Respond to Those in Need

Throughout the fall semester, students, faculty, and staff demonstrated a strong commitment to raising awareness and supporting relief efforts in local, regional, and global communities. 

A Look Back

That 40s Kid' at Arcadia

For David Jerez-Szathmary ’19, history, fashion, and social justice are inseparable. Affectionately known as “That 40s Kid” around campus, Jerez-Szathmary leapt to a full-40s wardrobe as a sophomore in high school, embracing vintage ensembles from a bygone era.

He gets most of the clothing from eBay, or from veterans and others from that era. He also is commissioned as an artist, with people sending him vintage clothing for artwork he does for them.

Beyond epaulets and cardigans, Jerez-Szathmary believes this return to elegance should transcend fashion. Indeed, he holds a deep fondness for many of the decade’s cultural elements.

“I love the music from that era,” he said. “The style, the elegance, the artwork! The commercials from that era, the Norman Rockwell paintings—they actually made you want to go out and buy something. Now everything is so drab. The last time a car had style it had fins. You don’t see that anymore, and that’s a crying shame.”

To view his artwork and 40s fashions,
visit his Instagram: .