The student news site of Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

The Susquehannock Courier

Return of Doctor Who

EFaber
March 27
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

After a three-month hiatus, the danger seeking Timelord is returning for all new adventures. Read More »...

Behind the scenes of “The Phantom of the Opera”

Behind the scenes of “The Phantom of the Opera”

BAchterberg
March 27
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  When the lights dim and the curtains pull back on "The Phantom of the Opera"  on opening night, all the attention will be on the actors.   But who pulls the curtain? Who dims the lights? Stage crew’s role is the opposite of the play’s cast - if nobody notices them, they will know they  hav...

Meet the ‘Vikings’

AKuznetsova
March 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

One of the most highly anticipated shows, "Vikings," aired on the History Channel to an excited audience on Sunday, March 3. It more than met the expectations. Read More »...

Trains, Clocks, and An Automaton

Caitlin Garrett
March 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

 Quirky Hugo Cabret,  played by Asa Butterfield in the movie Hugo released in 2011, spends a surprising amount of his time sleeping in the walls of a train station and tending to clocks.   Read More »...

‘Abbey Road’: An album everyone can relate to

MCheers
March 21
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Abbey Road is probably the most recognizable and iconic album ever released by The Beatles. The two-sided record is the 11th studio release by The Beatles, featuring hits such as “Come Together,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Read More »...

Requiem concludes thrilling trilogy

AKuznetsova
March 21
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

What if there was a cure that would eradicate love? Sounds awful, right? But what if the cure removed the stress, insecurities, and the danger of falling in love? Your life would be calm, safe, and painless. In the Delirium trilogy, the brilliant author Lauren Oliver creates a convincing world where a ...

Safe Haven frustrates readers and awes watchers

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  This Valentine’s Day, Nicholas Sparks will be able to say he has eight box office hit movies, with the newest addition being Safe Haven. The world renowned and critically-acclaimed author, Sparks, has written 17 bestselling novels including fan favorites such as The Lucky One, The Notebook, and ...

Feverish for the fierce Harlem Shake

Gabrielle Corey
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  “Do the Harlem Shake” has been a common expression across the nation as different versions of the original “Harlem Shake” video surfaced on Youtube. The nation has become obsessed with the song by the artist, Baauer. Originally named Harry Rodrigues, Baauer is a music producer/DJ from Brooklyn. H...

A new twist on a classic dish

MShade
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Chili is a dish well-known in all of the United States, but where it actually originated from is a mystery. Many people think that chili originated from Mexico. Charles Ramsdell, author of San Antonio: An Historical and Pictorial Guide, and historian of Texas and Spanish-Indian Culture. According to R...

Battle of the Musicians

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney and pop sensation Justin Bieber have been battling out their differences on Twitter.  The feud began after Carney was asked why he thought Bieber did not receive any Grammy nominations.  According to The Sun, Carney responded, “He’s rich, right?  ...

Walking Dead haunts to please

EFaber
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Walking Dead fans, welcome back! The continuation of season three excitedly kicked off Sunday, February 10th, and zombie buffs around the world gathered at their televisions and computer screens, eager for the story to proceed. Read More »...

Mikan and Death

Caitlin Garrett
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Mikan is a orange-like fruit that is originally grown in Japan, and it is also what author Holly Thompson’s character, Kana Goldberg, spends her summer cropping after she and her friends are held responsible for a student’s suicide in her book, Orchards. Read More »...

Awards show styles help out for prom picks

ANovak
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With the Golden Globes, Grammys, and Oscars all within a month of each other, stars are showing up to the red carpet with incredible gowns, all sparking the interest of prom goers. Read More »...

Choir Concert ‘stuck’ in ’70s and ’80s

Julie Reed
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The high school and middle school held a “Music of the ‘70s & ‘80s” themed choral concert  on Thursday, March 7 in the High School Auditorium.   Read More »...

Martin: The man behind the book, behind the television show

JMoul
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Dubbed the ‘American Tolkien’ by Timemagazine, author George R.R. Martin has  filled the pages of countless books ever since his fingers could first grasp a pen, inspiring games, television shows, and movies. His first work was a collection of short stories published back in 1976, titled A Song for Lya ...

American Idol vs. The Voice

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Reality talent competitions have become more popular over the years, and two very popular singing contests, American Idol and The Voice, have been in a fierce rivalry to gain more ratings. American Idol began in 2002, according to iMDB.  Television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest is the host,...

Violence seems ever-increasing in television

Konnie Brown, News Editor
March 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Violence has always had a place on television, but a new trend of disturbingly violent television is gaining popularity. One of the most recent shows, The Following, centers around a detective, played by Kevin Bacon, who must work against a Poe-quoting cult led by a brilliantly evil murderer, chillingly portrayed by James Purefoy. Within the first episode, prison guards are stabbed, a woman ...

55th Annual Grammy Awards

AKuznetsova
February 26
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

All of the hottest names in music met at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on February 10th, 2013 for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Read More »...

Top 5 non-mainstream bands today

Caitlin Garrett
February 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Despite all the hype about the top 20 songs today, there are other bands out there that are just as enjoyable. Read More »...

Cloud Atlas Review

JMoul
February 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

There’s action, comedy, adventure, mystery, suspense and everything in between in Cloud Atlas, a book written by Irish writer David Mitchell. It’s filled with characters of all personalities and histories, with different aspirations and trials. The characters never meet, but they all impact each oth...

Student teaching program helps students and the teacher

BAchterberg
February 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The art world is full of massive competition, but Morrisville undergraduate Megan Whitney is gaining rare student teaching experience as an art teacher, instructing art classes alongside Wesley Myers. Read More »...

Art Can Change the World

Caitlin Garrett
February 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Art is displayed in many shapes, forms, colors, and textures in ways to express the artist’s true feelings. Art is what colors the world as it differentiates from culture to culture, but there is so much more art can do. Read More »...

Sherlock series 3 almost here

EFaber
February 21
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The edge of your seat, hair pulling, nail-biting cliffhanger that writers and directors Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue left Sherlock fans with will finally be answered in 2013! Read More »...

January music releases

MCheers
February 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This month’s release of albums includes a variety of music styles  such as metal, rock, pop and indie (independent). Read More »...

Can music breed violence?

Konnie Brown, News Editor
February 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Where are the “Pumped Up Kicks” lately? Foster The People’s 2011 hit has been banned on some radio stations in wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. Read More »...

Spring fashion for men

Travis Crane, Reporter
February 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Spring is fastly approaching, and it’s time to break out and dust off that amazing warm weather clothing that many have grown to miss. This is my take on what guys and girls should be wearing for this spring season. Read More »...

Winter Concert 2013 packed with talent

GDalpezzo
February 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Two hundred people sat in the audience on January 30th as the jazz and concert bands took turns displaying their talents in front of their family and friends Wednesday night in the SHS auditorium. Read More »...

Cancel of the Show

JMoul
February 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

     Attack of the Show began back in 2005 on the G4 channel, and, over the years, has accumulated almost 1,700 episodes. It was hosted by Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood, with guests stars such as William Shatner and Ryan Reynolds appearing every once in awhile. Read More »...

Art students create a brighter school

Art students create a brighter school

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
February 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   Look; is there a girl sitting on the stairs? Look again. The depiction of a girl sitting in the tower stairwell is only one of many portraits now painted throughout the school.    Art teacher Wade Bowers’s students have been working on these shadow paintings in the hallways, stairwells, and cafeteria. Read More »...

Latest and Greatest: The Vampire Diaries

Gabrielle Corey
February 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   The Vampire Diaries has been a hot topic lately as viewers tune in to The CW to watch the popular TV series.   The show is currently running its fourth season and airs on Thursdays at 8:00 PM. Based off of the  book written by L. J. Smith, the teen drama series was carefully developed by Kevin Willia...

Warm Bodies: A zombie and human love story

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
February 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   There is a plethora of new cinematic releases this year, but one in particular stands out from the other up and coming movies.  Warm Bodies, a romantic comedy horror rated PG-13 for zombie violence gore, hit box offices on Friday, February 1. Read More »...

A ‘Far Cry’ from bad

JMoul
February 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Far Cry 3 is the third installation in the Far Cry series. Rated M for mature due to the graphic material, it was released December 4th, 2012 by Ubisoft for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. Far Cry 3 is an open-world video game that takes place on a tropical island infested with pir...

Workaholics work it

Travis Crane, Reporter
January 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The fourth season of the god among men of shows, Workaholics, premiered on Comedy Central Wednesday, January 16th. Read More »...

Top holiday electronics

Matthew Mitzel
January 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

Multiple electronics were presented to the technology world in 2012, and many people were able to gift them over the holiday season. Read More »...

One Pearl Earring reigns supreme

One Pearl Earring reigns supreme

DGittings
January 24
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

    The winners of the Battle of the Bands, One Pearl Earring, hit the stage.                     Photo by: Dallas GittingsThe band One Pearl Earring won the Battle of the Bands that took place on Saturday, January 5th. The event began with a cover of Pat Benatar’s “Hear...

Next season of PLL premieres

ANovak
January 24
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Season 4 of Pretty Little Liars debuted Tuesday, Jan. 8 on ABC Family. The series kicked off back in 2010, displaying an exciting plot surrounding four high school girls after the mysterious murder of their friend Alison DeLaurentis. Read More »...

Get off your couches

EFaber
January 23
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  When school takes up eight hours of the day for five days of the week, there may not be much ‘fun’ free time for students. Read More »...

Les Miserables movie exceeds expectations

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
January 23
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Universal Pictures released a musical movie of Les Miserables on Christmas Day 2012 that has received rave reviews since its first preview. Read More »...

Dick Clark is remembered

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
January 23
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   This year, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” was without its longtime host, the late Dick Clark.  Television host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, actress Jenny McCarthy, and singer Fergie all hosted this year’s edition. Read More »...

“The Phantom of the Opera” still haunts as a classic novel

Caitlin Garrett
January 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Phantom of the Opera is not only the longest running musical on broadway, starting in 1988, but is also a classic book written by the famous french author, Gaston Leroux. The book was translated and published in 1990 as a Bantam book, originally published in Paris in 1910. The average price for a...

Gather around for some festive tv

Hailey Page, Assistant Editor
December 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Whether it is an old or new tradition, families around the country sit cuddled around their televisions to enjoy some new and old holiday favorites. The different holiday movies and TV shows are endless, not to mention the long list of yearly specials that are continuously playing. Read More »...

Holiday gifts for bookworms

Konnie Brown, News Editor
December 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

Holiday wish lists are full of various clothing, technology, and other leisure items. Here is a list of some of the top books requested this holiday season to help in finding the perfect gift. Read More »...

Merry Christmas from Batman

Konnie Brown, News Editor
December 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“Deshi basara!” This phrase, meaning “rise,” has been made popular among fans by the final installment of the Dark Knight trilogy.  The Dark Knight Rises came out in theatres on July 20 this year, grossing around $448 million in the U.S. The DVD is now available, having been released December...

“The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2” wows moviegoers

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
December 7
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The long awaited finale to The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2, has finally been released in theaters. At 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, the first showings of Breaking Dawn began.  According to CBS News, during opening weekend, the movie raised $340.9 million worldwide and $141.3 million in just...

Camera at the ready

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
December 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

There are many students in this school that excel at photography and convey feelings through the pictures they capture.  One of these students is junior Sara Cerreta.  Cerreta has been involved in photography for about two years and the reason she picked up an interest in it is because of her fath...

Susky infuses the 70’s into Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Susky infuses the 70’s into Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
November 30
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Spells, fairies, a human with a donkey head, and a love square are just a few of the aspects in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, the play Susky put on this year.   A Midsummer Night’s Dream came with a special twist; it was set in the seventies.  Seventies music was included with songs like “Ballroom Blitz” by The Sw...

Pretty Little Liars Halloween special continues Alison’s suspenseful story

ANovak
November 16
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Pretty Little Liars, the popular hit TV series, premiered its annual Halloween special on Tuesday, October 23th. Since the show premiered in 2010, teens around the nation have been going crazy over its exciting murder mystery plot. With its incorporation of amazing style and attractive stars, this sho...

Creative Writing group created

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
November 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

There is a new outlet for students who are ready to share their creative writing with the world, or at least the Susquehannock student community, the Creative Writing group. At the end of last year, English teacher Tim Groth received several requests for a creative writing club, and realized that...

FX brings a cult hit back for a second spooky season

Hailey Page, Assistant Editor
November 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Everyone likes a good scary movie, and for FX’s American Horror Story, the network is finding success.    In the show’s first season, it gained a cult following with its tension building moments, cliff hanger episode endings, and classic horror movie scenes. Read More »...

The terrors of Fall have succeeded this year

Reporter Morgan
November 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With the seasons of ghouls, goblins and scares upon us, horror movies have been popping up all over the place. Read More »...

Break out the winter attire

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
November 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  With the weather hitting a low 36 degrees already, it is time to break out the winter attire. This doesn’t mean that we have to turn to itchy sweaters and bulky coats; there are comfortable and fashionable alternatives out there for both guys and girls.   Girls: UGGS...

Band and fans mourn the death of ‘Suicide Silence’ frontman

Hailey Page, Assistant Editor
November 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

People say a legend never dies, and for the band Suicide Silence, this has never been more true. Fans around the world are mourning the loss of Suicide Silence’s lead singer Mitch Lucker. After his death the morning of November 1st from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Halloween evening; he was only 28. The moto...

IPhone 5 is everything users wanted and more

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
November 2
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The newly released iPhone 5 has made many wonder whether the new version is really any better than the last version, which was released only months ago. With the release of the new version a few weeks ago and more phones being used in everyday life, users are beginning to experience glitches wit...

“It’s Always Sunny” impresses again

Travis Crane, Reporter
November 2
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The eighth season premiere of the cult-followed television show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” aired Thursday October 11. For those who have not watched, the basis of the show consists of the owners of the local hangout putting the silly ideas they come up with into action. Read More »...

Festival celebrates stories and imagination

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
October 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Tents were spread around the streets of Baltimore City on September 28-30 as people walked through  to sit down within them for lectures or to look at books.  The Baltimore Book Festival occurs every year around the end of September, featuring many authors that are local or national.  People t...

Big wins and bigger performances at the VMA’s

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
October 4
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The stage was alive with energy as Rihanna and A$AP Rocky opened the Video Music Awards by singing a medley of “Cockiness/We Found Love.” According to Enstarz, the Video Music Awards, or VMA’s, are shown every year on MTV and award the best music videos over the past year. This year, the V...

New retelling of classic spooky tale

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
September 24
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  A secluded house on an island, strange children, no Wi-Fi or cell phone service, and supernatural appearances are all pieces of a hauntingly alluring plot included in The Turning by Francine Prose that will be coming out later this month.   Standing out from recent Young Adult novel releases, T...

Susky teachers support culture

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
September 21
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The picture frames in front of the library are there for a reason.  Staff members have formed a group called the Culture of Excellence that wants to show off an equitable display of student achievements at Susky. Teacher Wesley Myers is one of the co-chairs of the committee. Read More &raq...

Social networking for every student

Hailey Page, Assistant Editor
September 21
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Between school, work, and outside activities, a teen can have a hard time finding time for fun, but it seems like no matter how tight one’s schedule is, they have time for some social networking. Between Androids, iPhones, laptops, and other technology,  Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Pintrest, and Instagr...

New albums come out for every genre

Hailey Page, Assistant Editor
September 21
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Fall morphs shorts to pants, summer parties to study sessions, and, of course, makes those summer tunes fade to silent study halls, all when artists release their new albums for the season. No matter what genre someone listens to, they are bound to be excited by this new wave of albums. Aft...

Art students: Be happy in your major

Hailey Page, Assistant Editor
September 21
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“What college or trade school is the right fit? What major should I look into? Is this really what I want to do for the rest of my life?” As if the answers to these questions weren’t elusive enough, it seems like everyone around me is judging my final answers to these questions.   Read More »...

York Fair continues tradition

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
September 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

From Styx to Blake Shelton, each year the performers at the York Fair continue to deliver. This year’s artists included Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Allstar Weekend, Jeff Dunham, and many more. Considering the size of York and the surrounding area, the York Fair has consistently ha...

Taylor Swift: Country or pop?

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
September 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A friend and I were talking about the new Taylor Swift album, “Red,”  and we disagreed on whether Taylor Swift remains as a country singer or has become a pop artist. Swift isn't just a country singer or just a pop singer; she is both. When Swift first started out in 2006, her first single “Tim...

The student news site of Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.
Arts and Entertainment