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Innovative, Necessary, and Goucher Grown: The Reclaim App


Picture this: you’re in your dorm after finishing your classes from the day and you’re doing what every young adult does, doom scrolling. All of a sudden your roommate comes in, and when you reach for your AirPods so as not to disturb them with your weird side of TikTok you find that they are nowhere to be found… the college student’s worst nightmare. 

How it works 

K Hirgeto and Diego Toledo have been there, and have curated a new app for this exact situation, Reclaim. Reclaim is a new app for college students who want to work together to find, return, and recover lost items on campus. When you download Reclaim on the App Store or Google Play store you get connected to your campus community. Here, you can easily upload pictures of items you’ve found, post items you’re missing, or “reclaim” items you’ve lost. The app is intuitive, with a simple design and easy instructions to help you Reclaim quickly. 

About the creators 

Reclaim app creators Diego Toledo and K Hirgeto are seniors at Goucher and the Co-Founders of the Nomad Student Organization (NSO) who take pride in community, culture, and diversity. K, a computer science major and business minor, and Diego, a political science and international relations double major, take pride in creating solutions for the campus population. With both Diego and K holding positions on campus and being active in the community, the Reclaim app puts the Goucher student body in caring hands. 

Beyond lost and found

Founded because of K’s inability to find a lost family heirloom on campus, the app has empathy and community built in. Reclaim is a new and improved solution to regular lost and found. Before, students would have to go through public safety to find returned items or worse, run from building to building retracing their steps in hopes that their item was still there. Reclaim removes the game of tag by allowing you to post about your loss and find your lost item in the same place, right from your phone. Reclaim also offers students rewards for using the app (through a point system) and coupons to stores and restaurants – Public Safety doesn’t offer the same benefit. Best of all the Reclaim app offers a sense of community and safety because it’s by students, for students.

Inside the Reclaim app. PC: Nia Anthony ’24

Nia (she/her) is a junior and Opinion Editor at The Q. She is an International Relations Major from Millersville, MD. Outside of The Q, she is a choreographer for the Goucher Dancers of Color Coalition (DOCC) and a singer for the Goucher Choral Society. She has had work published in the Maryland Theatrical Guide and was the former Opinion Editor for the Elm. Nia currently works for Warby Parker and has a podcast called Wisegal Podcast (@wisegapod on Instagram).

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