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As a Spartan: Favorite YCP Memories

December 04, 2020
A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory?
We asked our York College Instagram audience, "What's your favorite YCP memory?"

The Class of December 2020 is graduating this week, and the entire Spartan community will celebrate them at Virtual Commencement on Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, this group of students has had a senior year like no other, but that doesn’t mean their college experience wasn’t one for the books! 

As we prepare for the pomp and circumstance of the Class of 2020’s big day, we posed a simple question to @YorkCollegePA’s Instagram Stories audience: What is your favorite YCP memory? We heard from this semester’s graduates, YCP alumni, and even a future Spartan—and in many ways, their answers told the story of our Spartan family.

It’s about that spark of campus life...as a Spartan.

Some students and alumni shared favorite memories that centered on the activities they participated in during their time at York College.

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = Dancing with the YCP Dance Team!  
Dancing with the YCP Dance Team!

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = Doing the musicals  
Participating in campus musicals.

It’s about the people you meet...as a Spartan.

Others reminisced about the connections they built through classes, activities, Greek life, and more.

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = Classes with Travis Kurowski  
Like this Spartan who remembers classes with Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Travis Kurowski. 

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = Meeting all of my sorority sisters  
Or this student who built friendships for life through her sorority. 

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = Tony. Tony Nelo. Great Guy.
And even this individual, who sent kudos to their friend,
Tony Nelo ‘20

It’s about the BIG life-changing moments...as a Spartan.

Some submissions came from students and alums who experienced defining moments of their lives right here at York College. One submission even came from a future Spartan, whose journey is just beginning!

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = As of right now, being accepted!  
Welcome to the Spartan family! We’re so excited for the memories you’ll make along the way. 

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = YCP XCTF's back to back men's CAC XC titles  
There’s nothing like the heart-pounding thrill of a big win!

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = Getting engaged in front of our ed department family at graduation  
YCP = <3


But mostly, it’s the little things...as a Spartan.

The big moments are wonderful, and everyone loves to celebrate them—but if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that the little things leave the biggest mark on our hearts. And it’s clear that these day-to-day happenings stand out for many of our graduating students and alumni, as well.

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = Late nights in the writing lounge  
Come for the essay review; stay for the friendships.

A screenshot from an Instagram Story Q&A: What's your favorite YCP memory? Answer = Late night Sparts Den runs for the calzone  
The allure of the infamous Sparts Den calzone doesn’t stop just because you’ve graduated. 

No matter which memories stand out most for you, all Spartans know that the years spent at York College of Pennsylvania are special. So every once in a while, take a moment to notice everything around you—the people, the activities, the classes, the food, the campus—and paint a mental picture. The things that seem commonplace today might just be the building blocks of your favorite memories in the future.