Disconnecting and Reconnecting: Tales of Arcosanti

If someone told me that I’ve been gone from Philly for a month, I would believe them. Despite the Media, Ecology, and Technology program only being a little over a week, the transformation during this short span of time has been incredible and makes it impossible to comprehend that it took place in a manner…

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From Philly to Arcosanti, A New Journey

Hello everyone! I’m Siani Colon and I’m a senior journalism major with a minor in Latin American studies. While studying journalism has given me the great opportunity to explore new parts of Philly, I have yet to explore beyond our city limits. That’s why I’m excited to go to Arcosanti in a few days to…

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There and Back Again

Hello fellow Acronauts and Klein GOers! The 2019 Spring break Arcosanti trip has come to an end, and I don’t know about you, but it filled me up to the brim. There is just something about slowing down your life in the desert for ten days with a group of like-minded people that brings you…

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Those Who Came Before Us

While in Arcosanti, I did some digging. I asked around to try and learn what life was like for the native people of central Arizona and how their legacy might relate to the “urban laboratory on the mesa”. Surprisingly, only a few Arco locals were able to elaborate on the indigenous history and how it…

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Next Stop: Arcosanti

Greetings all! My name is Luke and I am a junior English major at Temple University. I am set to make my way out to the “urban laboratory” of Arcosanti over spring break of 2019. The prospect of this trip leaves me excited and grateful to be able to experience such beautiful new terrain and…

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Lessons Learned in the Desert

Looking back on my time in Arizona gives me a rush of dizzying and almost inexplicable emotions. It’s hard to describe my experience because these emotions aren’t meant to be captured by a series of words sprawled on a computer screen or exchanged in brief conversations. When people ask how my trip was, I usually…

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“Explosion of Awareness”

I’ve been in Arcosanti for a total of 5 days now, and it’s been an experience like no other. As I hopped off the bus on Thursday, I instantly tried thinking about how I was going to explain this place to my parents. It somewhat reminded me of a Spanish-hippie-commune out in the middle of…

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What We Wore: Arcosanti Edition

It’s day six of our Arcosanti trip and if there’s one thing I’ve learned so far, it’s this: the weather in the desert is a LOT colder than you would think. As an east coast girl, I had no clue what I was getting myself into when I signed up to spend my spring break…

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What Arcosanti has in Store for Me

Clothes: we all wear them. Actually, we do more than just wear them – we shop for new tops, sort through mountainous piles of laundry, and sometimes even spill coffee on our favorite jeans. If you really think about it, our fashion choices have a serious impact not only on our daily lives, but on the world around us.

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Countdown: 4 days ’til Arcosanti!

I spent my summer in London, and studying away was something that was mentally checked off on my list of things to do; the thought never occurred to try it again.

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