Murph’s Study Hall: A York College staple even 40 years later

By Jenna Cibulsky (This story appeared in The Spartan on May 14, 2021) Having been the place to be for current York College students and alumni alike, Murph’s Study Hall serves as a York College staple. Though the city of York is filled with restaurants and bars, there is one establishment that comes up in conversation time and time again, and rightfully so: Murph’s Study … Continue reading Murph’s Study Hall: A York College staple even 40 years later

School’s footprint has grown, with one major project in the works: Are there more to follow?

By Sarah Smith Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories on York College and some of the key issues it faces moving forward. York College’s Knowledge Park is set to open in the spring of next year and is designed to be a learning center for students, where businesses can work alongside students, and students can get hands-on business experience, crucial for … Continue reading School’s footprint has grown, with one major project in the works: Are there more to follow?

What is the Student Senate and what do they do?

By Elliot Langkam Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories on York College and some of the key issues it faces moving forward. The York College Student Senate has a variety of different uses for the student body. These include things like dealing with the setup and organization of different clubs and organizations on campus. Members also are responsible for starting and participating … Continue reading What is the Student Senate and what do they do?

Blast from the past: YCP’s own Blockbuster … or at least something like it

By Breanna Hoffner Living in the 2020s has its advantages, but I can’t help but feel I’ve missed out on essential pop culture staples and experiences. That feeling of planning your Friday night around a quick trip to the Blockbusters down the street is one I wish I could reminisce on. However, at about the age of 9 both the Blockbusters and 48 Hour Video … Continue reading Blast from the past: YCP’s own Blockbuster … or at least something like it

College faculty address the college’s current state: ‘YCP is in a transitional period’

By Ben Weyman Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories on York College and some of the key issues it faces moving forward. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected schools across the nation, and York College of Pennsylvania is no exception. Minutes from meetings between college administrators and faculty have documented a rift between leadership and staff, with faculty members expressing their concerns … Continue reading College faculty address the college’s current state: ‘YCP is in a transitional period’

Student Senate wants YOU! Here’s a sampling of what’s ahead in the spring

By Elliot Langkam Editor’s note: This is the fifth and last in a series of stories on York College and some of the key issues it faces moving forward. There are a variety of surveys that the York College Student Senate are currently assembling in order to see how students feel on different issues including academic and student services. The Senate also plans to expand the … Continue reading Student Senate wants YOU! Here’s a sampling of what’s ahead in the spring

A football team at York College? It’s a myth, with some roots in reality

By Molly McCullough Has York College had a football team? According to Karen Rice-Young, who is in charge of the Archives and Special Collections here at York College, the answer is no. That’s quite ironic considering the bookstore sells a shirt that says “Undefeated Since 1787,” whic is one of the most popular items at the bookstore. Even though York College of Pennsylvania never had … Continue reading A football team at York College? It’s a myth, with some roots in reality

Here are a few coffee shops in York to buzz over to and sample

By Mikayla Ruby As college students, there is one thing most of us thrive on in order to maintain daily routines, challenges, and course assignments and that is coffee. We are lucky enough to have a Starbucks in the entrance of the Humanities building as well as coffee available in the Appell Cafe. However, there are multiple other places to get coffee in York that … Continue reading Here are a few coffee shops in York to buzz over to and sample

Accommodating students remains a goal at YCP

By Elliot Langkam York College of Pennsylvania’s Student Accessibility Services provides equal academic access to students with disabilities and health issues. Per the website, “While we are here to support students, we also empower them to be strong self-advocates. We do not see a student’s disability as a limitation, which is why we provide a range of customizable accommodations to level the playing field and … Continue reading Accommodating students remains a goal at YCP

The Word on Campus: Students have their say on the issues of the day

By Molly McCullough Question: What’s the last concert you’ve attended and what’s your take on what happened at the Travis Scott concert in Houston last month? Is his offering to pay for all the funerals enough? The last concert was Panic at the Disco in 2019. The Travis Scott concert was honestly one of the saddest things I’ve seen/heard about. There was so much negligence … Continue reading The Word on Campus: Students have their say on the issues of the day