Spring on the York College campus

YCP Blog - Students

Bridging the Generational Divide
Human Services major Samuel “Sam” Jarvis ’23 came to York College of Pennsylvania as a transfer student in the fall of 2021. His desire to connect older and younger generations led him to work in gerontology.
Designed for Action: Reducing Waste on Campus
That cute, little park bench? It might be made from recycled shampoo bottles. And thanks to Brianna “Bri” Hertz ’23, some of those recyclables might come from York College of Pennsylvania.
Working with the York Review
When most students sign up for a class, they expect lectures or maybe a few group projects or essays. They don’t expect the opportunity to run multiple campus publications. In the Publications Management course with Dr. Travis Kurowski, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, that’s exactly what you get.
The Art of Persistence
Hailey Kehoe ‘24 overcame a severe brain hemorrhage, multiple surgeries, and learning to walk again. Now, she’s planning to give back with a career in art therapy.
Wondering How to Become an RA?
Resident Assistant hiring season is here, which means that new opportunities are opening up for YCP students to help other Spartans adapt to college life.
Four Years of Throwbacks
From the first day on campus to donning their caps and gowns, the past few years have been an adventure for the Class of 2021.
Anything But Typical
Eric Milne ’93 is no ordinary donor, according to students who have benefitted from his generosity, which supports the York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program (YCCOSP).
Living Sustainably: Tips from YCP Experts
With Earth Day and Arbor Day both happening at the tail end of April, York College is focusing on how our community can interact responsibly with the environment this spring.
Finding the Words: YCP Writers Explore their Craft
April is a great time for writers. Spring is in full swing, with flowers blooming and the world opening up in all kinds of inspiring ways. And at York College of Pennsylvania, members of our vibrant writing community are reflecting on how their skills and passions have grown.
Spartan Shoutouts: Spring 2021
Honoring York College Spartans as they uphold the values, responsibility, and integrity of the Spartan Oath. Small acts of kindness each day, add up to a huge difference.
What's an RA, Anyway?
Every winter, the Office of Residence Life, under the Division of Student Affairs, hosts a hiring process to select RAs for the upcoming academic year. Typically, over 100 students will participate. These student-leaders welcome their fellow Spartans into our residence halls and help to maintain a positive community where everyone can live and learn together.
As a Spartan: Favorite YCP Memories
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.
The Top 5 Lessons I Learned...As a Spartan
Gabrielle Ingoglia '20 has spent four-and-a-half years of her life at York College of Pennsylvania. Now, as she prepares to graduate in December 2020, she's sharing some of the lessons learned during her time here.
Thinking Outside the Bubble
With social distancing and mask-wearing protocols in place campus-wide, most of the usual recreational athletic activities were canceled for the fall 2020 semester. That meant no intramural basketball, no flag football, no volleyball — nothing that requires players to move within six feet of one another. While new competitions were created for fantasy football, air hockey, table tennis, and other no-contact games, something was still missing. That’s when the campus recreation team discovered a new sport: knocker soccer.
Spartan Shoutouts
At first glance, the shared values of our Spartan Oath seem simple — but living them day after day, especially in the face of new challenges and obstacles, isn’t always easy. That’s why the Office of Residence Life and Housing chose to launch “Spartan Shoutouts” this fall.