As uncertainty looms beyond graduation, York College of Pennsylvania aims to prepare students for their next steps—and the anxiety that goes with them.
YCP Blog - Health & Wellness
Brianna “Bri” Mckeown ’25 and Morgan Joyce ’25 serve as co-presidents for the York College chapter of Morgan’s Message.
Mental Health Awareness Week is coming up, and York College is making strides to promote wellness across campus.
Psychology and psychiatry are related but distinct fields. While both focus on understanding and supporting mental health, each area has distinct specializations, training requirements, and real-world applications.
If there’s one thing you can count on Vic Tsygan ’23 for, it’s being an advocate for going out into nature and visiting local parks.
Charlie Green ’23 knows how important a good natatorium is. In fact, YCP’s Natatorium was a determining factor in his college decision.
In our On the Ground series, we explore some of YCP’s most memorable places and spaces with help from our own Spartan students.
As you journey through the college search process, the opportunity to get involved in campus recreation should be on your list of must-haves. Wondering what’s so important about campus recreation? Let us lay it out for you.
In the Office Space series, we go beyond the résumé and get to know York College faculty and staff members through the objects they like to keep close.
After a two-year hiatus, Spartan athletes welcomed their Special Olympics York County counterparts back to campus to celebrate their shared passion: sport.
Head Coach Evan Scheffey measures athletic performance using data gathered through GPS-enabled vests.
Organic foods have long been a topic of debate, as many have argued they are healthier than non-organic, or “conventional” foods. However, the differences between these two options are more complicated than they may seem. So...Is organic food really better for you?
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.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and York College of Pennsylvania is making strides to promote wellness across 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.
Incorporating gratitude into our daily lives has lifelong benefits for our mood, lasting effects on the brain, and encourages empathy towards others.
Entering the Nursing Simulation Lab at York College, Nursing students experience a real-world setup of what they’ll encounter in the field.
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.
Rachael Finley, Director of Campus Recreation and Cody Seachrist, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation at York College of Pennsylvania, worked to keep students connected and motivated through Recreational sports and workouts.
COVID-19 has reemphasized the need for everyone to take care of themselves. Through a series of events, challenges, and campus-wide goals, York College is helping students make wellness a priority.
The pandemic has been a constant force in our lives for the past year. In addition to the physical risks associated with COVID-19, the virus is also impacting college students’ mental health. York College has a number of resources to help you take care of your overall wellness during this challenging time.
Turning the calendar from 2020 to 2021 came with its share of reflection and renewed sense of promise for the future. Several York College of Pennsylvania students share what they’re hopeful for in the coming year.
For the fall 2020 semester, the YWCA York Advocates will be available in the morning from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the first and third Friday of the month in Humanities 162. For 24/7 support, there is a hotline that can be reached at 1-800-422-3204. The YWCA York Advocates will begin their time on campus starting October 16, 2020.
"Let’s face it, for the majority of people, exercise isn’t always our first choice for filling our time. The most common excuse is, 'I just don’t have time.' With our current state of affairs, it’s important to do all we can to boost our immune systems and to stay active while sheltering at home—so there should be more time than ever to exercise. The key is to be intentional with our time...A great way to start is by engaging in at-home workouts." - Sarah Remmert '02
"I am in no way a food or grocery expert. My 'training' is limited to a ridiculous amount of time watching The Food Network and seven years at a 'very large' grocery store chain. That said, over the last couple of years, I’ve developed a system of sorts that has proven very effective for me and my roommate. Below are the five steps to budget-friendly grocery shopping and cooking." - Brian Dix '16
"Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re living day-to-day in a moment of time that will forever go down in the history books. Anxiety, fear, and uncertainty are high. Now more than ever we need to be aiding our bodies in the best way possible to fight off germs. AKA: We need to be the healthiest version of ourselves possible." - Melanie Cohen '02
"One of the many things that drew me to York College was the campus. Running right beside campus rests the Heritage Rail Trail — something still open even during this pandemic. We’re all feeling the isolating effects of the quarantine, so here are my recommendations to get outside for some fresh air." - Jamie Kinsley '12