Public Relations Pro John Maroon Inspires Students

By Michaela Shaffer John Maroon, founder of Maroon PR, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2016, spoke to an audience of about 50 public relations professionals and students on Feb. 10 at York College. Maroon talked about the evolution of PR and how technology has changed the public relations game. Maroon was the director of public relations for the Baltimore Orioles on Sept. 6, … Continue reading Public Relations Pro John Maroon Inspires Students

Advocating against “crazy”

By Soala Idasetima York College of Pennsylvania psychology professors, Dr. Carla Strassle, Dr. Jennifer Engler, Dr. Randi Shedlosky-Shoemaker and Dr. Perri B. Druen, fight against the stigma of mental disorders, through their curriculum, by advocating against the use of words such as “crazy.” Rationalizing for the advocacy against such words, Strassle stated, “Words have meaning. When we get to the point that we’re numb to … Continue reading Advocating against “crazy”

Panic! at the Disco set to rock York College

By Kendra Jones York College will play host to chart-topping band, Panic! at the Disco, as part of their spring concert series on Saturday, April 23. Panic! at the Disco will be a “good throwback to the early 2000’s,” said Erica Ayd, a junior psychology major. Beyond their original music, including top 10 lead single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” and “Nine in the Afternoon”, … Continue reading Panic! at the Disco set to rock York College

Irish pride bringing together campus and city

By: Jay Yeaple The 33rd anniversary of the York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held in downtown York, will  take place on Saturday, March 12. The parade and related special events including Irish dance performances, merchant promotions, special menu items, and more, draws an estimated 10,000 people from the surrounding area. The volunteer based parade committee works with a number of local organizations and businesses to … Continue reading Irish pride bringing together campus and city

‘Porkopolis’ exhibit takes on animal industry

By Blair Hagelgans “I always love going to the art exhibits and seeing the creativity people have. The animal exhibit was very different, but interesting to interpret and view,” said Megan Feely, A York College Sophomore. York College Galleries feature art exhibits all year round. The current exhibits theme is, “Sue Coe, Porkopolis, Animals and Industry.” The gallery will be open from Jan. 20 to … Continue reading ‘Porkopolis’ exhibit takes on animal industry

Feel the Bern: The Impact of Bernie Sanders on Millennials

By Austin Wolfe Politics has always seemed beyond the reach for a millennial like myself: a topic usually reserved for Ivy League intellectuals and old people who had grown tired of daytime TV dramas. Besides, there were better things to worry about, such as my bank account being in single digits. Politics did come up in conversation on rare occasions, but the tone was dismissive—a … Continue reading Feel the Bern: The Impact of Bernie Sanders on Millennials

Former NAACP leader speaks at York College

By  Michaela Shaffer At the age of 43, Benjamin Jealous has accomplished more than some people do in a lifetime. He served as the youngest national leader of the NAACP. He played major roles in local, state and national movements including the fight to end the death penalty and the fight against racial injustice. He now works in the Silicon Valley where he is focused on increasing the number of … Continue reading Former NAACP leader speaks at York College

Club Corner: Spartan Book Club

By Kendra Jones York College students are cracking open some spines with a newly formed campus club, Spartan Book Club. President Chantel Vereen set a personal goal to begin a book club while on campus, finding the importance of a book club serving as a hybrid of education and recreation but also being a safe environment for students to talk. Elena Bittinger, a senior professional … Continue reading Club Corner: Spartan Book Club

Administraton looks to curb dwindling enrollment

By Keelan Tollinger As York College enters the spring recruitment season, administrators are watching the number of incoming applications carefully, hoping that a recurring downward trend in enrollment can reverse itself. The school has begun a search for a new Dean of Enrollment Management this February to succeed Janine Becker. According to public reports of the Academic Senate, York College has seen full time enrollment … Continue reading Administraton looks to curb dwindling enrollment

Different Sides to Valentine’s Day

Featured image: courtesy of magic4walls.com. By Kendra Jones Valentine’s Day for some is always a romantic time of the year with many different stories to tell. Whether you are exchanging gifts and affection with a significant other, a group of friends or ignoring the holiday completely, everyone is found to be doing something a little bit different on Feb. 14. According to the History Channel, … Continue reading Different Sides to Valentine’s Day