By Paul Vigna THIS is Mental Health Week on the York College campus. It included a keynote address by Dr. Aditi Nerurkar, who spoke on “Building Resilience in Mind, Body and Spirit”in Weinstock lecture hall Wednesday evening. The Spartan staff was asked to circulate Wednesday and ask students one of two questions, both of which are related to mental health. Here are the answers they … Continue reading How much are Reading Day and Spartan Day missed? We asked what you thought
By AJ Apel A LACK of sportsmanship has led to a decline in the quality of the sports experience.Sportsmanship is defined as a quality of fairness, respect, and courtesy in sports activities. It is an attitude that places honor and respect for the game and its players before victory. In an ideal world, individual players are guided by principles of good sportsmanship both on and … Continue reading If sportsmanship can make a comeback, it needs to start from the top|Opinion
By The Spartan staff ON-CAMPUS HOUSING is among any college’s biggest draws, and that’s certainly the case at York College. Per the school website, first-year students are typically placed into traditional halls while upperclassman students have the opportunity to choose several options, including traditional halls, suites, apartments, and houses. “We provide these in an effort to promote personal growth and independence,” the website says. Among the … Continue reading How fair is the process used to assign housing for students? Here’s what we heard
By Karisma Boyd CHARTWELLS Higher Education, founded in 1997, is a food provider service that partners with educational institutions k-12 and universities around the country to feed hungry students 3 times a day. With more than 300 college dining programs, Chartwells strives to create a customized dining experience for each institution, while also catering to philanthropic campaigns like Sustainability, POWER*FUL, and cultural needs. But as … Continue reading Students have their say on the issues of the day: Chartwells and its services
Yahoo! News, as part of its 360 series that presents a variety of perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates, recently focused on the four-day work week. You can find the story at this link. In March, a group of progressive Democrats introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would make the four-day workweek the new standard under federal law. While that proposal is … Continue reading The four-day workweek is worth implementing. Here’s why.
By Hayley Leitzinger QUESTION: Is the Honor Lock test system good or bad? HONOR Lock is a virtual, remote-proctoring system that professors can use to administer tests and exams. This is an extension that can be added to a Google Chrome browser. There are different “no cheat” features that professors can set, such as providing identification and room scans. Some controversy exists on campus whether … Continue reading Students have their say on the issues of the day: Honor Lock testing system
By The Spartan staff DR. THOMAS Burns last week was named the fifth president of York College of Pennsylvania. He will take over on July 1, succeeding Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith, who announced her retirement last summer and will finish this summer following 10 years of leadership at York College. Burns was hired after a nine-month search by a 19-person committee, according to the school. He … Continue reading Ahead of the new president’s arrival, students suggest what they want to see changed
By Karisma Boyd REMAKES, reboots, live animations, and sequels have made their rounds at the box office. In addition, we are beginning to see game adaptations rise to the occasion as a genre that could make or break productions. One game, in particular, captured the eyes of many with its recent controversies among veteran game players. “The Last of Us,” developed by NaughtyDog and released … Continue reading ‘The Last of Us’: Is Hollywood capturing what game writers can’t?|Opinion
By Alyson Hatfield AT YORK College, dining services have been run by an outside company called Chartwells for approximately 10 years. Chartwells is used at around 300 different schools around the country. At YCP, Chartwells oversees the Main and West Campus Dining Hall, Sparts Den, Appel Cafe, and the campus Starbucks. Chartwells also oversees all catering that takes place on campus. If any club or … Continue reading It’s time to reassess what clubs pay, and the options they have, for catering | Opinion
By the Spartan staff YORK College of Pennsylvania is home to almost 3,600 students who sought out to receive their education in what they described as a comfortable, cozy environment. The convenience of smaller classrooms, a close proximity to various parts of campus and the overall dynamic of YCP culture are among those qualities most attractive to students. But not everything can be perfect, and … Continue reading If students could make one change at YCP, what would it be?