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Anticipated Cast List For Spring Musical Is Revealed

Abigail Bentz, Editor in Chief
January 13
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Members of the Susquehannock theater anxiously awaited on Monday, January 5 for the cast list for the spring musical, Mary Poppins, to be posted. Read More »...

Band Students Participate in District 7 Festival

Band Students Participate in District 7 Festival

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
January 12
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Five band students, from various grade levels, will showcase their musical talent at Conestoga Valley High School in the District 7 Band Festival from January 9 to 10. Read More »...

The Best and Worst of “Peter Pan Live!”

The Best and Worst of “Peter Pan Live!”

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
December 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

I spent last the entirety of the week before NBC’s Peter Pan Live! bracing myself. The event didn’t go as badly as it could have. It was weird-good. I enjoyed it, but I’m unsure whether I liked it. I’m finding myself commending NBC for repeating something (does anyone remember The Sound of Music ...

Band Aid 30 Fights Against Ebola

Band Aid 30 Fights Against Ebola

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
December 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The holiday season is all about giving, and this year the nonprofit organization Band Aid is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving to those affected by the Ebola crisis in Africa.   Read More »...

ABC Family presents the 25 Days of Christmas

ABC Family presents the 25 Days of Christmas

Abigail Bentz, Editor in Chief
December 10
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

While some begin to decorate their house and hang up lights on December first, others relax while watching abcfamily’s 25 Days of Christmas. Read More »...

Distractions for Thanksgiving Break

Distractions for Thanksgiving Break

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
December 7
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

After weeks of waiting, the school is finally, mercifully letting us go for a week next Monday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday means food, traveling and family. It’s nice to see everyone, but human interaction gets old fast. We can all expect a week of nonstop well-meaning questions from relatives...

‘Interstellar’ is Out of this World

‘Interstellar’ is Out of this World

November 23
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

With a phenomenal cast, Interstellar was bound to break the box-office and give viewers a roller coaster ride with its sci-fi plot. Read More »...

Country Music Shines at the 48th Annual CMAs

Country Music Shines at the 48th Annual CMAs

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
November 16
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The 48th annual Country Music Awards celebrated all things country music on November 5. Read More »...

Students’ Favorite Fall Activities

Students’ Favorite Fall Activities

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
November 16
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

As the summer nights end and the temperature begins to get colder, students are starting to enjoy their favorite fall activities. Read More »...

A Love Letter to the Cancelled “Utopia”

A Love Letter to the Cancelled “Utopia”

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
November 14
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

Long-anticipated and dreaded results started coming in from major networks last Sunday evening, announcing which shows would be cancelled. Most of my favorites, including How to Get Away With Murder, Black-ish, and American Horror Story, among others, were spared, but one of the shows I anticipated ...

Top 5 Best Childhood Shows

Top 5 Best Childhood Shows

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
October 31
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

As a teenager you don’t have the greatest memory of what you did as a child. You don’t remember what your first word was or when you took your first steps, but one of the most memorable parts of my childhood would have to be the TV shows. From Hannah Montana to Scooby Doo, kid networks never let...

8-Ball Pool Hits Susky

8-Ball Pool Hits Susky

October 29
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The popular smartphone game “8-Ball Pool” has become a national trend for all high school students, and the game has taken Susquehannock by storm. Read More »...

The Best Horror Movies for Halloween

The Best Horror Movies for Halloween

Jake Smith, Features/A&E Editor
October 29
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

Halloween is a time when we get to be scared of villains in horror movies, not the real problems that haunt our day-to-day lives. We don’t have to think about Ebola while watching a zombie flick. Werewolves trump social issues. Killings in the news are awful, but you can destress by watching a classic...

‘Gone Girl’ chills audiences

‘Gone Girl’ chills audiences

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
October 19
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The tour-de-force novel Gone Girl has become the most interesting wide-release movie of the year. Murder and mystery dominate the film and shape it into a sleek, stark, shocking film with outstanding performances and sharp dialogue. Read More »...

‘The Maze Runner’: The Teen Movie We Need

September 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

At a time when every beloved YA novel is adapted into a movie, it’s hard for an adaptation to stand out. The Maze Runner has overcome that problem, dashing ahead of the competition. Like the rest of America over opening weekend,  I found myself unable to look away from the screen. Read More »...

Fall TV Preview

Jake Smith, A&E / Features Editor
September 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

The best time of the year in television is upon us - Fall Premier Season. TV’s least forgiving, most interesting month has kicked off. There are dozens of shows premiering in these few short weeks, and no one has enough time to watch them all. Here is the definitive list of new and returning shows...

Comic-Con entertains students

September 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A small group of students were more than excited when they heard that the Comic-Con was traveling to Baltimore on the weekend of September 25. Read More »...

Students enjoy first Pep Rally

Students enjoy first Pep Rally

Eli Holloway, Chief of Marketing
September 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Student Council held the first pep rally of the year on Friday, September 5.   The pep rally was focused around fall activities and featured a slide show on teacher spirit, fall sports games, performances by the cheerleaders and band, and a game of Simon Says played by the teachers. ...

66th Annual Primetime Emmy’s in Review

66th Annual Primetime Emmy’s in Review

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
September 10
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Monday, August 25th was television's biggest night on at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy's. Read More »...

Country Rocks the York Fair

Country Rocks the York Fair

September 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

As the sun went down on the York Fair Saturday, September 6, the popular country group Lady Antebellum took the stage. Read More »...

As Above, So Below is an Unlikely Success

As Above, So Below is an Unlikely Success

Jake Smith, A&E / Features Editor
September 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Under the sprawl of Paris is the catacombs, the final resting place of 6 million people. Surprisingly, not many movies have used this actual place as a backdrop. As Above, So Below fills that gap, set in the massive tomb. Read More »...

What Made the VMAs so Enjoyable this Year?

What Made the VMAs so Enjoyable this Year?

Jake Smith, A&E / Features Editor
September 4
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The Video Music Awards is the most confusing award show on television. MTV, the network that broadcasts the show, hasn't aired a primetime music video in decades, and doesn't even make an exception for the awards. Everyone agrees that MTV isn’t a music authority anymore. The awards go to obvious...

Song of the Summer 2014

Jake Smith
May 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Right now, we are reaching pop’s most outrageous and overdone part of the year: Song of the Summer time. Every year for the last few decades, one or two songs have dominated radio, and now Spotify, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. We all remember Get Lucky and Blurred Lines from last year. One of these seve...

Susky ‘kicks cancer’

Matthew Mitzel
May 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, News

Students  participated in Kick Cancer Week fundraising events sponsored by the Student Council during the last week in April.  Students had the opportunity to throw pies at teachers, dunk teachers in a dunk tank, or duck tape a teacher to a wall. Below are pictures from the activities that took place...

Summer entertainment excites eager audiences

Grace Burns
May 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Summer is quickly approaching with many new movies, concerts, and television shows. Read More »...

Envirothon team defies environment

Envirothon team defies environment

Elijah Holloway
May 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

  Susquehannock’s Envirothon team ventured out into the rain to compete against other schools in York County On Tuesday, April 29th. Read More »...

Spring choral concert entertains audience

Spring choral concert entertains audience

Julie Reed
May 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Spring Choral Concert that took place on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. was a great opportunity for the middle school and high school choirs to join together and perform. Read More »...

Central student’s outburst creates controversy

Central student’s outburst creates controversy

Trystan Williams
May 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

An unusual event occurred involving Miss America and a student  at Central York High school. Senior Patrick Farves, age 18, received 3.5 days of in school suspension for standing up during an assembly and asking Miss America, Nina Davuluri, to prom with a plastic purple flower. Read More »...

Boys baseball strikes out at championship game

Collin Riley
May 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Athletics

All  Photos By Collin Riley Read More »...

Art galore at annual art fair

Art galore at annual art fair

Caitlin Garrett
May 13
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Tomorrow is the annual Arts and Technology Fair, held  in the main gym from  5:00 to 8:00 p.m. after school; its goal is to show off many students' hard work from traditional art, digital art, metal, sewing  and wood shop classes. Read More »...

Graduate of the Citadel runs the SHS cafeteria with ease

Graduate of the Citadel runs the SHS cafeteria with ease

Matthew Mitzel
May 5
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Behind the scenes in the cafeteria, General Manager Bruce Thens attributes much of his professional  success to the Citadel. Read More »...

‘Transcendence’ falls flat

Jake Smith
May 5
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Director Wally Pfister’s artificial intelligence blockbuster, Transcendence, is a beautiful mess. Read More »...

‘Eric and Jessie’ season attracts viewers

Trystan Williams
May 5
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

E!’s t.v. show Eric and Jessie started their second season of Eric and Jessie: Game On better than ever with more than 1.5 million viewers. Read More »...

Metal shop makes benches for council

Metal shop makes benches for council

Matthew Mitzel
May 5
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

This past week students in Jack Stoneberg's metal shop class produced multiple park benches and tables to benefit the New Freedom Rec. Council and surrounding parks. Below are various pictures from students working hard to finish up the benches and tables for the park. Read More »...

‘Oculus’ premier is not what viewers expected

‘Oculus’ premier is not what viewers expected

Julie Reed
April 30
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Oculus, the newest horror movie released on April 11, 2014, was a disappointment to viewers hoping to receive a good scare. Read More »...

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is Wes Anderson’s best

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is  Wes Anderson’s best

Jake Smith
April 24
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Director Wes Anderson’s latest cinematic adventure, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is a romping thrill ride set in the fictional Republic of Zubrowska. Through his use of world-class actors, vibrant color, and immaculate sets and costumes, Anderson has created a whimsical look at the period between the tw...

Disney’s Frozen takes title of Top Animated Movie

Disney’s Frozen takes title of Top Animated Movie

Bethany Miller
April 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

 Disney’s Frozen, pushing past Toy Story 3 for the most successful animated movie of all time, making $1,072.4 million worldwide, has caused Disney fans to look back on the top animated movies in history. Read More »...

Walking Dead season finale meets expectations

Elijah Holloway
April 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

 The Walking Dead season four finale was definitely one to remember, despite being preceded by seven episodes lacking in excitement and meaning. Read More »...

Susquehannock rocks the theatre with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Julie Reed
April 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The Susquehannock High School Theatre will present the musical Bye Bye Birdie on April 4-6, 2014. Read More »...

Art club collaborates with elementary students

Art club collaborates with elementary students

Caitlin Garrett
April 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

  Susquehannock Art Club began their new year with a collaboration to unite some of the elementary student art classes and high school participants.   The project had been decided some time before the club started, and the first meeting had been cancelled due to the winter storm. However, students...

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ rocks the stage

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ rocks the stage

Matthew Mitzel
April 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, News, Showcase

Over the first weekend in April Susquehannock theatre brought the musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' to life.

The best of Netflix

Jake Smith
April 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   Let’s face it- most of the time, watching Netflix is better than anything else. Homework is never better than instant streaming; binge-watching shows can be more fun than going outside; viewing movie after movie on a rainy day is better than making plans.    However, picking something to watch fr...

Annie Clark’s ‘St. Vincent’ is captivating

Jake Smith
March 31
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Annie Clark’s fourth alt-pop album, St. Vincent, is otherworldly, sprawling over a space never heard before, its songs driven by ethereal combinations of Clark’s flighty voice and powerful shredding guitar solos with pounding beats behind them. Read More »...

Divergent earns mixed reviews

Grace Burns
March 31
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Set in the dystopian city of Chicago, Divergent, directed by Neil Burger, thrills some first time viewers but unsettles others who have read the book by Veronica Roth. Read More »...

Lego Movie entices viewers of all ages

Nolan McGraw
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The Lego Movie, released in early February, brings back great childhood memories with enough humor for the entire family. Read More »...

Kristen Zak crescendos into success at regionals

Grace Burns
March 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Positioning her violin under her chin habitually, sophomore Kristen Zak effortlessly recalls a piece from memory and amazes the room with her impressive talent. Read More »...

And the Oscar goes to . . .

Karly Matthews
March 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

After the excitement and bright lights of the red carpet turned into a memory for anxious actors and actresses, Ellen DeGeneres comedically opened the 86th Academy Awards on ABC. Read More »...

The representation of women in comics, yesterday and today

Caitlin Garrett
March 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Growing up, many girls look to their favorite comic book role models such as the amazing Wonder Woman, Starfire, Batgirl and so many others for inspiration and strength. However, seeing their outfits is nothing but ridiculous fanservice. Read More »...

STEM Junior Achievement Summit entices freshmen

STEM Junior Achievement Summit entices freshmen

Matthew Mitzel
March 4
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, News

A Junior Achievement STEM summit came to Susquehannock High School on Friday, February 21, bringing many science experiments and hands on activities for freshmen to do. Below are pictures of many of the activities that took place throughout the day.    

King of Hearts Pep Rally pumps up student body

King of Hearts Pep Rally pumps up student body

Matthew Mitzel
March 4
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, News

Due to inclement weather, the 2014 King of Hearts Pep Rally was postponed until Wednesday, February 19th. The pep rally consisted of a presentation of the King of Hearts candidates, songs from the marching band, and a cheer leading routine.. Below are pictures taken during the pep rally. ...

New temperatures bring new trends

Trystan Williams
February 28
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

With spring quickly approaching, it is hard not to think about the new fashion trends emerging; this season’s new patterns and flashback styles such as overalls, are making a comeback. Read More »...

“Frozen” freezes box offices

Karly Matthews
February 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Nominated for a Grammy, Golden Globe, and an Oscar, Disney’s new animated film Frozen is the fourth highest grossing film of 2013 with 348.6 million dollars (via Billboard). Read More »...

“12 Years a Slave” is a masterpiece

Jake Smith
February 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

12 Years a Slave Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o 134 mins   Director Steve McQueen has just released the best movie of the year.   McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, the adaptation of Solomon Northup’s autobiographical book of the same name...

Sherlock season 3 has ended but there are more to come

Caitlin Garrett
February 4
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  After a long and dreadful wait, popular british show Sherlock returned to BBC with season three, and now fans wait for the fourth season. Read More »...

“Her”: A movie of timeless aesthetic value

Jake Smith
January 30
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Her- written and directed by Spike Jonze Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara 126 mins.   Director Spike Jonze has topped himself with Her, an imaginative and visually striking comedy-drama. Read More »...

American Idol’s lucky number 13

Karly Matthews
January 28
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Season number 13 may end up being lucky for the once popular singing competition American Idol, which is hoping for a comeback. Read More »...

Five different and stylish ways to perk up your winter wear

Elise Delozier
January 27
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  With winter blasting in quick and not looking to leave any time soon, Susky made way for the new winter trends. Here are the top 5 most talked about, most complemented and most fashionable winter styles.     These high leather boots made it big for Susky in 2013 and became  a ‘must have’ for girls and women all around. High leather boots took ...

Justin Bieber’s 2013 and future

Karly Matthews
January 17
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Justin Bieber has officially confirmed that he will be taking a year off from his music career, even after he is having a successful year. Read More »...

Art through out the world

Art through out the world

Caitlin Garrett
January 13
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

People today have lost interest in art and fail to see the qualities it holds. Artists put their mind into their work, as well as time. It takes a lot to create something great. Art can be seen in many different forms and in different places; it’s different for everyone. Read More »...

Actor Paul Walker dies in fiery crash

Bethany Miller
January 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

     Beloved actor of the Fast and Furious franchise Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash in Southern California on Saturday, November 30. Read More »...

2013 DC Jingle Ball

Julie Reed
January 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The 2013 Washington DC HOT 99.5 Jingle Ball took place on Monday, December 16 at the Verizon Center at 7:00 p.m.    Read More »...

Great movies in theater for December

Caitlin Garrett
December 31
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The month of December brought a variety of movies for viewers to enjoy, with more to come this year. Read More »...

Perry’s new album tops the charts

Trystan Williams
December 13
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Katy Perry released her third album, Prism on October 22. After being out for two weeks, Perry’s new album has already had three hits hit the Billboard Top 100. Read More »...

Black Friday shocks again

Bethany Miller
December 13
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The day after Thanksgiving, known to most as Black Friday, is the beginning of the holiday shopping season for people all over the country. Read More »...

‘Catching Fire’ rages thru theaters

‘Catching Fire’ rages thru theaters

Caitlin Garrett
November 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, released in theaters November 22, and people all over have already been raving about it. Read More »...

Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ captivates audience

Julie Reed
November 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

After Miley Cyrus’s scandalous VMA performance and the release of her two singles “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop,” there has been a lot of controversy leading up to the release of her new album Bangerz on Tuesday, October 8. Read More »...

Field of Screams haunts students again

Matthew Mitzel
November 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, News

When it comes to scaring thrills and bone-tingling chills, Field of Screams can give one more fright than one can handle. Read More »...

The marching band achieves perfect harmony

The marching band achieves perfect harmony

Karly Matthews
November 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Marching Band made their mark at a band competition at Warwick High School in Lititz, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 19. Read More »...

Susquehannock theater flies in their fall production of ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

Susquehannock theater flies in their fall production of ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

Abigail Bentz
October 31
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

  With opening night of this year's fall play quickly approaching, the Susquehannock Theater program takes on the popular story of a boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and Wendy. Read More »...

Fall tv: Three new shows to watch

Jake Smith
October 31
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This month, new TV shows are starting to air on networks, including ABC and Fox, giving viewers a variety of choices. Read More »...

Orchestra’s Halloween concert gives people the chills

Grace Burns
October 31
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

  The orchestra roused Halloween spirit at its Halloween Concert on Tuesday evening in the Susquehannock High Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.   Read More »...

‘Back to the future’ with the marching band

‘Back to the future’ with the marching band

Caitlin Garrett
August 29
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   A new season for the marching band brings a different show from last year's. Read More »...

The ‘Gears’ of Gaming

JMoul
May 23
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Gears of War Judgement is the newest installation in the Gears of War game series for the Xbox 360 with absorbing combat and a memorable plot.   The series has had three prior games, Judgement being the fourth and latest of them. It was released on March 19th, and, if pre-ordered, came with fo...

Commentary: Student impression (apprehension?) of poetry

BAchterberg
May 23
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Poetry is a dying art; worse yet, its funeral’s invitee list is shrinking every day, causing this fear of its death to continue to mount. Read More »...

Finding Dory splashes into theaters 2015

AKuznetsova
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Finding Dory will splash into theaters November 2015 to an excited audience.    According to The Huffington Post, Ellen DeGeneres, the voice of Dory, has been campaigning for years for a sequel to the popular movie Finding Nemo.    Read More »...

‘A Soldier’ of a great novel

JMoul
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

   A Soldier of the Great War is a novel of many genres by Mark Helprin, author of other stories such as Refiner’s Fire and Winter’s Tale.   The story follows the life of an old and refined man, Alessandro Giuliani, in Rome. It begins with him traveling to a station to ride a streetcar down...

Prom Tuxedos: What you need to know

Travis Crane, Reporter
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  With prom just around the corner, a guy needs his tuxedo.   Whether one is going with a date or stag, tuxedo shopping can be a pain for some, and a fun experience for others. Read More »...

Summer fashion for guys

Travis Crane, Reporter
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  What a guy wears when it comes to summer is pretty basic, such as a t-shirts and cargo shorts. However, there are other options in case one wants to look dandy for a party or a summer date. Read More »...

Maroon 5: Great music, amazing performance

Maroon 5: Great music, amazing performance

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  As the lights flashed and an automated recording of a phone operator went on, people stopped talking, anticipating Maroon 5 to start to play.  I attended a Maroon 5 concert on Wednesday, April 3 at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.   Read More »...

‘Phantom of the Opera’: A high school theatre success

MFutrell
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  The Phantom of the Opera, a Broadway classic and now a high school theater success, starred some of Susquehannock’s most talented students. Read More »...

The Best Horror Movies This Century

Caitlin Garrett
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The ratings for the horror movie genre have been going down as ideas run out, but the top five horror movies this century with the best reviews are listed below. Read More »...

Radio waves from Philadelphia

EFaber
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Radio is a great thing for a long drive, providing news when one cannot get to a television or a means to keep up with what’s “hip.” However, sometimes “hip” isn’t as appealing to some music lovers’ tastes. As stations are being flipped back and forth in a tiring effort to escape the c...

‘The fault is in your stars’ for not reading John Green’s heart-wrenching novel

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Critically acclaimed author John Green's The Fault in Our Stars has been a common topic of discussion in the world of books. Read More »...

‘Adventure Time’ more than nonsense

EFaber
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Everybody has heard the saying “TV rots your brain.” However, it is not entirely true. It really depends on what exactly a viewer watches and how they interpret it. Read More »...

Best authors that will keep you reading

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With the warm weather coming, there is nothing better than sitting outside with a good book and a cold drink, taking in the sun. However, when it comes to picking good summer reads, it can be overwhelming to pick through the plethora of books available.   What some don’t know is that the secret ...

Say hello to the Arts and Tech Fair

MShade
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

  When one thinks of the arts, they often think of painting and drawing, but the 6th Annual Arts and Technology Fair encompasses every aspect of the art electives offered at Susky. Read More »...

Indoor color guard takes fourth place at championships

Indoor color guard takes fourth place at championships

GDalpezzo
April 23
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Athletics

The high school indoor color guard has been working hard three days a week since December in order to prepare for the Keystone Indoor Drill Association Championships, or KIDA.     KIDA is an association that holds competitions for indoor color guard and indoor drumline.  A typical indoor season lasts from December until late M...

A ‘Once and Future’ Classic

JMoul
April 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

     "The Once and Future King" is a book written by T.H. White in 1939 revolving around the reign of Arthur, and the time he spends with his magical tutor, Merlyn. Read More »...

G-Eazy vs. Lil Wayne

Travis Crane, Reporter
April 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Everybody, at some point in time, has heard of Lil Wayne, but not so many have heard of up and coming  G-Eazy.   Comparing the two may be difficult, seeing as they use two completely different styles and are two completely different people. It’s all about style, and these two are completel...

‘Hips don’t lie’…neither do I.

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
April 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  "The Voice" has returned for a fourth season with new artists, new coaches, and a new attitude. Read More »...

‘Walking Dead’ saunters by for third season

Caitlin Garrett
April 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Walking Dead came to a close on March 31 with the season three finale, and now viewers are tuning in to watch other shows that are just as intoxicating. Read More »...

Expectations for Gatsby film are set high

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
April 19
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a critically acclaimed novel, will have a movie adaptation coming out later this year with big name stars that is sure to please fans.  The movie is set to be released May 10, 2013 and is the third cinematic adaptation of the book.   Read More »...

Robot combat league fights its way to the top

ZLeonard
April 15
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Most people see robots as machines built to work and replace human laborers, but Mark Setrakian had a different idea. He built 12 different robots to fight in the Robot Combat League. Read More »...

Spotlight Interview with McGonigle and Sechrist

Spotlight Interview with McGonigle and Sechrist

BAchterberg
April 4
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

 Seniors Colleen McGonigle and Jeremy Sechrist will be performing at the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association (PMEA) from April 17-20 in Erie. In order to receive an invitation they had to standout among hundreds of auditions from across the state, so the honor and prestige involved is massive. ...

‘Ni No Kuni’ is an instant PS3 classic

JMoul
April 2
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   "Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch" was released on January 22, 2013 by Level-5 and Studio Ghibli for the PlayStation 3. Read More »...

Austin Mahone: More than just the “new Justin Bieber”

MShade
April 2
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Pop stars are beginning their careers at younger ages every year, and singer Austin Mahone is no exception. Read More »...

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ cast storms to the stage

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ cast storms to the stage

Caitlin Garrett
April 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  For the past month, the Phantom of the Opera cast has been hard at work, anticipating the opening day for their musical, which runs April 5-7. "The Phantom of the Opera" has attained the title as most successful musical of all-time. Read More »...

Susky theatre preparing Phantom: Sure to be a hit

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
April 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

 The Susky theatre group will perform the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" by writer Gaston Leroux this spring.  There are high expectations for this performance since Susky has been quite successful over the past years with its plays and musicals they have put on for the community. Read More &raqu...

PlayStation4 preview verdict

JMoul
April 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   The Playstation Four, also known as the PS4, is scheduled to be released in November 2013 by Sony, according to a report on the press conference with Sony by Policymic.com. Read More »...

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