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Don’t be a fool—learn some YCP history this April Fool’s Day!
In addition to being the traditional day for pranks and jokes, April 1, 2021 also marks the 275th birthday of the very first founder in York College of Pennsylvania’s history. The Reverend John Andrews, the original founder of the York County Academy opened a small classical school that, through a merger and many name changes, became the four-year institution we now know as York College.
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.
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.
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