What’s planned for SpartaFest, Fall Fest next weekend? Here’s a primer

By Lee Kling SPARTAFEST, the Oktoberfest of York College, is a full weekend of activities for alumni, families and students. “SpartaFest is an annual tradition each fall sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations where we invite our alumni back to campus for an Octoberfest-style picnic that includes food, drinks, games, music and more.” says Andrea Jackson, assistant director of development events.  SpartaFest and Fall … Continue reading What’s planned for SpartaFest, Fall Fest next weekend? Here’s a primer

The pandemic affected all of us in different ways: Students reflect on what they have been through

By The Spartan staff A LOOK around campus so far this fall offers little evidence that a pandemic for more than two years altered the lives of students, faculty and staff. Masks are still seen but with much less frequency, even in the buildings, where classes have returned to normal after several semesters of leaning on Zoom. So last week seemed like a good time … Continue reading The pandemic affected all of us in different ways: Students reflect on what they have been through

Doing the ‘simple things’ can help reduce risk of a vehicle break-in 

By Lee Kling SOMETHING no one wants to hear is that there has been a rise in scares and attempted car break-ins near campus. Although none have occurred on campus, there have been some attempts and suspicious people noticed around the campus. But we can all take a breath, said Ed Bruder, the chief of police at York College of Pennsylvania. This hasn’t become a … Continue reading Doing the ‘simple things’ can help reduce risk of a vehicle break-in 

YCP, TimelyCare partnership offers students chance ‘to talk to someone very quickly’

By Nathan Leakway YORK College of Pennsylvania has recently partnered with TimelyCare, a virtual health service aimed at providing mental health and medical care to undergraduate students.  The service provides 24/7 care via an app that students can download and sign up for using their YCP email address.  Insurance is not required.  Services provided include 24/7 access to physical and mental health care, one-on-one sessions … Continue reading YCP, TimelyCare partnership offers students chance ‘to talk to someone very quickly’

For Gov. Wolf’s press secretary, the chance to do the job ‘has been an honor’

By Alyson Hatfield ELIZABETH Rementer, the press secretary for Pa. Governor Tom Wolf, virtually visited the Spartan Newspaper class in mid-April. While visiting with the class she shared a lot about her role as press secretary and how she got into politics. As the press secretary, Remeter is responsible for communicating with the press, going to events with the governor, and making sure the governor … Continue reading For Gov. Wolf’s press secretary, the chance to do the job ‘has been an honor’

Soon-to-be graduates offer memories ahead of first in-person ceremony since 2019

By Anna-Grace Rowland THE YORK College of Pennsylvania 2022 commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 14. This will be the first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019 and will take place under the tent on the lawn in front of Campbell Hall. YCP’s president is “committed to having an in-person commencement,” the office of Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith said last week. The tent will open … Continue reading Soon-to-be graduates offer memories ahead of first in-person ceremony since 2019

New downtown York shop aims to inspire community to join the ‘refill’ movement

By Anna-Grace Rowland MODERN refill shops have been popping up all throughout the United States with many Americans now making an active effort to reduce their plastic waste. The wave of eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle products has made its way to central Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Bower, a local business owner in downtown York, sat down for an interview to talk about the refill movement, highlight her … Continue reading New downtown York shop aims to inspire community to join the ‘refill’ movement

Academic stress is rising: Students define it and offer solutions

By The Spartan staff ACCORDING to the American Psychological Association’s latest Stress in America report, 87 percent of college students report that their education is a significant source of stress, particularly the uncertainty around what’s to come. The pandemic has just made things worse. Two-thirds of this age group say the last two years has made planning for the future feel “impossible.” A poll of … Continue reading Academic stress is rising: Students define it and offer solutions

Why are we so anxious? Mental health concerns increasingly becoming an issue among students

By Autumn Miller   A 2020 survey done by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors found that anxiety is the top presenting concern among college students (41.6 percent). Today’s college students appear to be more agitated and nervous than they have ever been. Anxiety levels have risen in recent years in Sweden, according to recent research, particularly among young individuals. In the United … Continue reading Why are we so anxious? Mental health concerns increasingly becoming an issue among students

Biology has its own part to play in understanding sustainability

By Vaughntay McGraw YORK College’s sustainability awareness campaign is continuing through Friday. It will involve a number of events spread throughout the week and a half, developed by President Pamela Gunter-Smith’s task force for sustainability on campus. You can access the YCP sustainability awareness campaign schedule at this link. Here’s a link to a Spartan story asking students how sustainability and climate change affects them. … Continue reading Biology has its own part to play in understanding sustainability