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Machine Gun Kelly: An Inspiration

Machine Gun Kelly: An Inspiration

Miah Peryea, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Adversity for one person can bring inspiration in unexpected ways for others. Colson Baker, otherwise known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly, was born on April 22, 1990. Colson was born in Houston, Texas where he played football and was not quite yet get into rap. It was not until his mother lef...

Reforming the Pottery Class

Reforming the Pottery Class

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Commentary

Susquehannock used to have a pottery class and its own kiln where students could create their own clay masterpieces.     However, this class has been removed from the curriculum guide and is no longer an option for students.  Pottery has several benefits such as being able to find a creative outlet, getting rid of stress and much more. ...

Art Students Discuss the Concept of Inspiration

Art Students Discuss the Concept of Inspiration

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under Commentary

Inspiration is a concept that many people find they use without realizing it. Recently, English and art classes have discussed the idea of inspiration and what it means to the students of Susquehannock. The belief of inspiration found only in creative people is a common argument. Creativity can be ...

’13 Reasons Why’ Takes Netflix By Storm

’13 Reasons Why’ Takes Netflix By Storm

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

There are a lot of reasons why you should watch Netflix's newest drama, but there are only 13 Reasons Why Hannah Baker killed herself. The newly aired Netflix original show 13 Reasons Why, based on the bestseller book, hit hard with viewers both emotionally and mentally, and as watchers started, they could not ...

The Walking Dead Finishes its Seventh Season

The Walking Dead Finishes its Seventh Season

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
April 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The Walking Dead’s seventh season ended with a surprising twist and the start of an all-out war. Some touching moments that flashback to the other two major characters we lost earlier in the season premiere were included in the finale as well. Similar to how the season premiere started off, the season final...

T.V.D. Season Finale: Spoilers

T.V.D. Season Finale: Spoilers

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The final season of The Vampire Diaries was nothing short of exceptional. Of course, with any vampire-related show comes massive amounts of bloodshed. However, there is so much more to The Vampire Diaries than that stereotype. The final season delivered drama, death and romance, wrapping the show up i...

Senior Advice: Live in The Moment

Senior Advice: Live in The Moment

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2017
Filed under Commentary

It is the first day of freshmen year, and you are excited for the endless possibilities that these next four years will hold for you. You are looking forward to all the things you will be able to do throughout high school, like getting your driver’s license and going to your first homecoming and pr...

Should the Princesses Live “Happily Ever After”?

Should the Princesses Live “Happily Ever After”?

March 27, 2017
Filed under Commentary

  In recent years, there has been a stigma against Disney and most specifically the Disney Princesses.   Many have considered them to be the ideal anti-feminists, being bad role models for young children - specifically little girls.   Countless sources have ranked the Princesses from leas...

Seniors Dream about the Future

Seniors Dream about the Future

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Commentary

After receiving their caps and gowns, it is no secret that seniors are excited to move on from high school. The class is filled with a lot of students that have big dreams for the future. Here are ten students that answered the questions of why they're ready to graduate and what their future plans are...

How Child Labor is in Your Closet

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Commentary

If you look at the tag on the back of your t-shirt, it is most likely going to read"Made in China” or “Made in Bangladesh.” No one bats an eye at the sight of this, but behind all the 50% sales and the marketing campaigns designed to make you want to buy the clothes, child labor is a silent...

The CW Updates the Archie Comics with New Show “Riverdale”

The CW Updates the Archie Comics with New Show “Riverdale”

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2017
Filed under Commentary

The CW debuted a new drama TV show called Riverdale on January 17, which is based around the popular Archie comics. Although the show only has seven episodes so far, each episode has been jam packed with drama, leaving viewers aching for more.   While the show is certainly exciting and draws the ...

‘King Kong: Skull Island’ Not Worthwhile for Brainy Types

‘King Kong: Skull Island’ Not Worthwhile for Brainy Types

Alex Marshall, Reporter
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

On the big screen this week is Jordan Vogt-Robert’s King Kong: Skull Island with an amazing cast of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, and John Goodman. The story takes place in the mid 1970’s where a new island, known as Skull Island, has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean, an...

Fans Say Goodbye to Wolverine in ‘Logan’

Fans Say Goodbye to Wolverine in ‘Logan’

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Saying goodbye to Wolverine was the hardest part of watching the new hit movie Logan, but the farewell was adequately satisfying and a suitable last movie for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. In the movie, Logan, formerly known as Wolverine, is slowly losing his healing ability and is taking care of a sickly Charles Xav...

Ed Sheeran Shows Vast Talent on “Divide”

Ed Sheeran Shows Vast  Talent on “Divide”

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 9, 2017
Filed under Commentary

 In 2005, singer-songwriter sensation Ed Sheeran released his debut album, +, and has helped to reinvent the sound of pop music. Sheeran is known for his ability to combine several different genres into one album, and his new album, ÷, released on March 3, 2017, is no exception.   Sheeran is able t...

“La La Land” Surpasses Expectations

“La La Land” Surpasses Expectations

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” hit the theaters on December 9, 2016 and has since been nominated for over 190 awards, winning 78. Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, this Hollywood musical tells the story of Mia (Stone) and Sebastian (Gosling) as they chase their dreams in Los Angeles.  ...

The Best and Worst Dressed at the SAG Awards

The Best and Worst Dressed at the SAG Awards

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

It is always a dream to be floating down the red carpet with cameras flashing and crowds screaming your name while glammed up in your best outfit, wowing the crowd. Unfortunately, it is not always this glamorous for some of the stars, for they fall flat when it comes to impressing everybody. Here are ...

What To Pack For College 101

What To Pack For College 101

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Commentary, Features

Beginning in August of 2017,  seniors will make a college campus their new home. They will start a new chapter in their life, moving away, making new friends and pursuing a career. In order to make the transition from high school to college smooth, it is uber important to have all of the necessary ma...

What I’ve Learned From TED Talks

What I’ve Learned From TED Talks

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under Commentary

  Watch a TED talk, and you’ll end up learning an interesting fact that you can slip into a conversation. Watch multiple, and you start to see the world from a different perspective. Although not every TED talk may be life-altering, the best ones have allowed me to gain valuable knowledge about h...

Code Red On Lockdown

Code Red On Lockdown

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Commentary, Features

  Throughout the United States, school districts must participate in different sets of drills to help keep their students and staff safe throughout the school year.   There are 4 main drills that must be held throughout the year, including three fire evacuation drills, three lock down drills, ...

Senior Advice: Motivate Yourself

Senior Advice: Motivate Yourself

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Commentary

Sometimes students find themselves tired, lost and deprived of motivation. Everyone goes through a stage like this at some point in their high school career, but there’s always a solution to every problem. Keep yourself motivated by setting goals throughout the year. Goals can range from getting str...

Meryl Streep Roasts Trump at Golden Globes

Meryl Streep Roasts Trump at Golden Globes

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under Commentary

Many stars got together for the Golden Globes on January 10 to celebrate all of the movies and TV shows that occurred this year. The Golden Globes is among the most popular award shows on television today.  Many times, actors take this opportunity to advertise charities or take a stand in a soci...

How to Manage Your Stress

How to Manage Your Stress

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Commentary, Showcase

How to Beat the Winter Blues

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 17, 2017
Filed under Commentary

Let’s face it; it’s difficult to stay positive during the winter months. In fact, winter depression is studied by scientists, and it is also referred to as seasonal affective disorder.   If you find that you have lost your motivation and are having trouble finding ways to stay happy during th...

Why Donald Trump Deserves a Shot at President

Why Donald Trump Deserves a Shot at President

Anonymous, Reporter
January 13, 2017
Filed under Commentary

In the wake of the results of the election, many are crossing their arms and muttering the phrase “Not my president.” There could not have been a fairer way of deciding who would run our country, and Donald Trump won the election fair and square. Unfortunately for a lot people, elections a...

Welcome to Winter Fashion

Welcome to Winter Fashion

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
January 13, 2017
Filed under Commentary

 As the dead of winter starts to slowly approach, men and women start to wonder what outfits are fashionable and affordable in the winter time. Women Fashion   Bodysuits have become the number one go to, replacing t-shirts. There are multiple ways to wear this, with jeans, a skirt or even ...

NFL Postseason is Underway

NFL Postseason is Underway

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
January 13, 2017
Filed under Commentary

With the National Football League’s regular season coming to a close, teams have started to prepare for the upcoming playoffs.   Teams from the AFC in the playoffs include: the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Houston Texans, the Oakland Raiders, and ...

This New Movie has Everyone SINGing

This New Movie has Everyone SINGing

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under Commentary

The new animated movie, Sing, was released to movie theaters with people of all ages going to view it. I did not have very high expectations when I went to see this movie, but it was pleasantly surprising. The latest animated movies that have come out were not impressive to me because they seeme...

5 Practical New Year’s Resolutions to Try

5 Practical New Year’s Resolutions to Try

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Showcase

As school starts back up and winter break ends, people start deciding on their New Year’s resolutions, if they decide they want one at all. Many have habits of not following through with their resolutions, and a reason for this is that their goals are too broad. “Losing weight” may seem like a nice ...

A Year to Remember: 2016 in Review

A Year to Remember: 2016 in Review

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
December 21, 2016
Filed under Commentary

2016 was full of events that impacted the world, including: deaths of incredible people, disasters that stunned the public, and an Olympic victory for the United States. This was a year for the history books, take a look:   David Bowie Died (January 10) British musical legend David Bowie...

Tropical Twist Adds New Twist to Puzzle Solving Games

Tropical Twist Adds New Twist to Puzzle Solving Games

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Apple’s top trending game Tropical Twist adds a new twist to puzzle games, similar to Candy Crush.   The game received a four and a half star rating, and it was one of the top played games last week.      With well over three hundred and fifty levels to play, Tropical Twist has crea...

The Best and the Worst of ‘Hairspray Live!’

The Best and the Worst of ‘Hairspray Live!’

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
December 14, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The Best Standout Performances From Dove Cameron’s accurate representation of snooty, mean girl Amber to Kristin Chenoweth slaying as Velma Von Tussle, Hairspray Live! was filled with many talented celebs. Derek Hough impressed the audience as usual with his remarkable dance moves and shockingly smooth ...

Trump Named Time’s Person of the Year

Trump Named Time’s Person of the Year

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Commentary

No one ever said the Times Person of the Year has to make a positive impact on society in order to be honored. Years have gone by, and  Times has honored people like Vladimir Putin, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler; it was definitely not because they made the world a better place. But this year, as if ther...

Disney’s Moana Sails to Great Heights

Disney’s Moana Sails to Great Heights

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Disney’s Moana set sail on November 23 and has been dominating the box office for the past week. The movie is a musical, similar to Frozen and Tangled, and is staged around the Pacific islands. With its moving story, catchy tunes and detailed animation, Moana is sure to stick around as one of Disney’...

Staff Editorial: Election Tolerance

Courier Staff
December 6, 2016
Filed under Commentary, Showcase

  Republican Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States against Democrat Hillary Clinton on November 8. The election was tight; Clinton had 232 electoral votes, and Trump had 290 electoral votes. With almost a 50-50 shot for one of the candidates to become president, America seems...

The Tribe ‘Thanks You 4 Your Service’

The Tribe ‘Thanks You 4 Your Service’

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
December 6, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

   A Tribe Called Quest has recently released their new controversial ,and last, album We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service, sending many fans into a frenzy.    A Tribe Called Quest, a hip hop group that originated in 1985 from St. Albans, New York, has four members: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg...

Fall Fashion is Here

Fall Fashion is Here

Alex Marshall, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The leaves have fallen, and t-shirt weather is no more. Wardrobes are changing and bulking up as well. Of course, the classic fall staples like flannels and North Face jackets will always be in style, but 2016 has some new options for both guys and girls looking to change up their style a bit. ...

What’s New on Netflix

What’s New on Netflix

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

With all of the holiday breaks coming up, it’s the prime time to catch up on all of the new Netflix TV shows. Binge watching is one of the best parts of school breaks when you can just take a breather from all of the stress and chill out. Here are some of the new Netflix TV shows that are most binge-w...

Black Friday Slims the Nation’s Wallets Again

Black Friday Slims the Nation’s Wallets Again

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Commentary

 Black Friday is often called the Hunger Games of shopping.  Right after Thanksgiving dinner, people grab their credit cards and hit the shops, letting nothing stop them on the way to a good deal. Some shoppers even camp out for days in order to be the first in line when stores open for ...

‘Fantastic Beasts…’ Finds Harry Potter Fans

‘Fantastic Beasts…’ Finds Harry Potter Fans

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Fans thought the wizarding days would be over after the finale of the Harry Potter series, but J.K Rowling gave us one more chance to see the magic come alive again with her new book turned movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates. The movie takes viewers into a whole ne...

Students Count their Blessings During Thanksgiving Break

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
November 29, 2016
Filed under Commentary

Students counted their blessings and reflected on the following question over Thanksgiving break: “What are you thankful for?” “I am thankful for Family and Friends because they are always so supportive and encouraging to me through anything and everything,” said sophomore Christina LeBlan...

Protests Nationwide Following Trump’s Victory

Protests Nationwide Following Trump’s Victory

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under Commentary, News

 In light of Donald Trump’s recent presidential victory over Hillary Clinton, those who are passionately against the new president-elect are taking their hatred to new levels.   American flags are being burned, and the phrase “Not my president” is being heard around the world.  ...

Why I’m Disappointed in the Election

Why I’m Disappointed in the Election

Anonymous Member of the Courier Staff, Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Commentary

A day that many of us hoped would never come is here; Donald Trump is elected as the next president of the United States. I am not only shocked, but also terrified for the future of this country. Granted, this was not the most ideal election situation with the candidates offered, but America has chosen the worst possible outcome. This is the sa...

Doctor Strange Brings Magic to the Big Screen

Doctor Strange Brings Magic to the Big Screen

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Strange things are happening in November, and there is nothing more mystical than the hit movie, Doctor Strange, that premiered on November 4. Starring popular actors, like Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the movie is sure to be a huge hit among fan...

Nintendo Flashbacks with the New Nintendo Classic Edition Console

Nintendo Flashbacks with the New Nintendo Classic Edition Console

Alex Marshall, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Gamers looking for a blast to the past without the hassle of digging out old consoles or haggling flea market vendors should check out Nintendo’s new console to the table: the Nintendo Classic Edition, released on November 11. This small model of the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System or NES, contai...

Vine Meets its End: 2013-2016

Vine Meets its End: 2013-2016

Jacob Ness, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  In 2013, an app was created under the name of Vine. The concept, short six-second videos, seemed silly at first, but the app escalated into a social media phenomenon. It was a  place where many would go to find short comedic boosts to their lives.   Vine began to find most of its prevalen...

Why Are You Excited For Break?

Why Are You Excited For Break?

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Commentary

The days pass slower and slower, or so it feels, as break is right around the corner. Many students are ready for the holiday season festivities. Several students were asked the following question: “Why are you excited for break, and what major plans do you already have or intend to fulfill?” H...

Country Music Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Country Music Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The Country Music Awards celebrated their 50th anniversary on November 2. The main theme of the night was tears; artists were very emotional over the winners and performances such as Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Randy Travis’ tear jerking performance. Randy Travis, a country singer, su...

What the DAPL is and Why You Should Care

What the DAPL is and Why You Should Care

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Commentary, News

You wake up, turn the faucet to wash your face, and instantly you see the stream of water flooded with oil. Not something you want to see at 6 am? Neither do the people at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in South Dakota. On January 25, 2016, the U.S Army Corps of Engineering approved th...

Lost in Harmony

Lost in Harmony

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Lost in Harmony, Apple’s free app of the week, focuses on Anime and multiple different types of games on the app.  Many Apple users do not know about the free app of the week, but some make sure to check up at the beginning of each week to see what the app is.   The different activities in the...

Students Celebrate Christmas Before Thanksgiving

Students Celebrate Christmas Before Thanksgiving

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
November 8, 2016
Filed under Commentary

   Some students are busy decking the halls and singing carols, but others are putting a halt on the festivities.   The age old question, “Is it okay to start celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving?” is a hot topic at Susquehannock.    From the Christmas countdown and ornaments at...

Field of Screams Haunts the Night

Field of Screams Haunts the Night

Jayde Jackson, Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

 Field of Screams is a haunted house attraction and one of the number one places for teens and adults to go for a good fright during the fall months.   Visitors can attend: The Haunted Hayride, Den of Darkness, Frightmare Asylum, and Nocturnal Wasteland. These attractions are about thirty t...

Clinton Vs. Trump: A Teen Debate

Autumn Polanowski, Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Commentary

   The election of 2016 is here, and all throughout America, citizens are having trouble deciding between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.    Young adults through older citizens are trying to get all the facts on the two presidential candidates. Between these two people there are many controver...

NFL Midseason Recap

Jake Ness, Sports Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Commentary, Fall Sports

  The NFL is back in full swing, and like any other season, this one has had its fair share of surprises and disappointments. Injuries have occurred, players have come out of nowhere to make contributions, and some just can't seem to figure things out.   The biggest surprise to many have been ...

Second Half Slide Ends Orioles Season

Second Half Slide Ends Orioles Season

Jacob Ness, Sports Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Commentary

   Throughout the baseball world, there was not a large amount of optimism for the Orioles in 2016. The team that had gone 81-81 the prior season did not look any better on paper, despite spending nearly $250 million in the off season.   The front office laid out two primary goals to improve the ...

Green Day: Revolution Radio

Green Day: Revolution Radio

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
October 28, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

   Green Day put out their newest album Revolution Radio on October 7 as well as  the Revolution Radio tour.   Revolution Radio is currently at number ten on the “Billboard 200” chart. The only problem for Green Day is that within the first week of the album being out, they only sold around 74,000-7...

What’s Happened on Season 2 of Scream Queens (So Far)

What’s Happened on Season 2 of Scream Queens (So Far)

Emily Rivers, Assistant-Editor-in-Chief
October 27, 2016
Filed under Commentary

Season 2 of FOX’s hit show Scream Queens premiered on September 20, 2016. There have been 4 episodes since then, all action-packed and full of the very things that made viewers love the show during season 1.   If you’ve been living under a rock, or just haven’t had time to watch the show...

Surviving your Senior Project

Surviving your Senior Project

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
October 26, 2016
Filed under Commentary, Showcase

Most Ridiculous Quotes from the Third Presidential Debate

Most Ridiculous Quotes from the Third Presidential Debate

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
October 26, 2016
Filed under Commentary

It’s no secret that the current presidential election is seen as a joke. Between improper grammar, name calling and temper tantrums, the debates have received a lot of comical backlash from social media. The only thing funnier than Donald Trump’s facial expressions are some of the most ridiculous...

Solange: A Seat at the Table

Solange: A Seat at the Table

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles released her third studio album this past week. This new R&B artist, whose past albums were alternative or pop, has changed up her style. A Seat at the Table was meant to talk about black survival, showing a very independent and outgoing side of Solange, espe...

Grey’s Anatomy Airs New Season

Grey’s Anatomy Airs New Season

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Time to scrub in, season thirteen of Grey’s Anatomy has begun. The season twelve finale was intense to say the least-from Amelia ditching her wedding and then coming back to Warren giving April Kepner a c-section on Meredith’s dining room table with no anesthetic. Ouch. Let’s not forget, Jo...

Trump Vs. Hillary: Who Is Worse

Trump Vs. Hillary: Who Is Worse

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Commentary

It’s a scary thought that the country is in the hands of one person. But this year it seems even scarier because in just a few short months the fate of everyone living in the United States will lie in the hands of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, and the question is who is worse. “Make America Great Agai...

How to Be Sucessful

How to Be Sucessful

Alex Marshall, Reporter
September 16, 2016
Filed under Commentary

Literally anyone can achieve success as long as they follow the 4 Steps, using the 6 Skills of Success. These are skills that everyone possesses, but not everyone knows how to use to their advantage. The 6 Skills of Success: Time Understanding Strategy Motivation Organization Management &...

Susky Students Plan for Summer

Abby Deter, Reporter
May 20, 2016
Filed under Commentary

The idea of what to do during summer vacation is what fills every student's mind during the last few weeks of school. Some students are planning to just relax and hang out with friends while others have plans to travel the world and see amazing things.      “I will be dancing and going on...

Summer Fashion 2016 Guide

Summer Fashion 2016 Guide

Emily Rivers, Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Commentary

Summer 2016 is quickly approaching, even though the weather is far colder than most people would really like. Although the weather is not living up to expectations yet, there is still time for it to heat up, so don’t give up hopes yet. In fact, planning your outfits for the warmer days may help...

Tips for Getting a Summer Job

Emily Rivers, Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Commentary

The end of the school year is upon us, and while for some that may mean endless days of watching Netflix, others may want to save up some money for college and get a summer job. If you are in that boat, then fear not because here are some tips for getting a summer job: Finding Employers Who Are Hi...

Students Share their SAT Speculations

Students Share their SAT Speculations

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
May 18, 2016
Filed under Commentary

With college applications right around the corner for the juniors, the stress is high when it comes to SAT scores. Upperclassmen were asked how they felt about the results and their general opinion towards the test itself to get a feel for what it’s like in the life of the pre-college madness. ...

Trailers to Watch, Movies to See

Mike Younkin, Commentary Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Commentary

Doctor Strange   Though it was already more or less commonplace knowledge that Benedict Cumberbatch was selected to play the character Steven Strange in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, the trailer was a fantastic first look at how they will portray the Sorcerer Supreme. Based on the trailer, ...

Song of the Summer 2016

Song of the Summer 2016

Emily Rivers, Reporter
May 18, 2016
Filed under Commentary

It’s almost here. Long days at the beach with your toes in the sand, sipping lemonade while you listen to the waves crash on the shore.   Summertime is approaching, and we all know what that means. Soon it will be time for a song to play on repeat through June, July and August- the song of th...

Together, We Stand. Divided, We Fall

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
May 15, 2016
Filed under Commentary

  The latest movie in the Marvel Comics© franchise, Captain America: Civil War, released on Friday, May 6. It made over 181 million domestically opening weekend, placing it in 5th for the largest opening weekend.   Watching it was a much-needed purifier after the sin against humanity that was ...

Senior Advice: Be Present

Senior Advice: Be Present

Brooke Weber, Reporter
May 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary

  Life as a senior is… different.   It’s a strange thought to recognize that you are the oldest you will ever be in the secondary education system, that you have become what you might have once seen as distantly as the moon.   When I was in elementary school, I could only see seniors ...

Teachers Give Study Tips

Teachers Give Study Tips

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
May 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary

The end of the school year is approaching rapidly, and as much as students can’t wait for summer to arrive, they’re still stuck stressing out about how well they’ll do on their final tests. Keystones and finals have been the primary focus for students right now. Students strive to get good ...

Yearbook Distribution Satisfies SHS

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Commentary

The 2015-2016 yearbooks were distributed in lunches during the week of April 25-29. The students seemed to have positive remarks about the yearbook and are happy with the outcome.

May Teacher of the Month

May Teacher of the Month

Danielle Jackson, Reporter
May 3, 2016
Filed under Commentary

Throughout our school career, we encounter many teachers who inspire us every day in each and  every way. The teacher for the month of May is Barbara Nealon. Nealon has been a teacher at Susquehannock for 18 years now, and she still looks to push and inspire her students every day. Nealon is receiving recognition for teacher of the month because of her cunning teaching s...

Spring into Fashion

Allure Sapp, Reporter
April 26, 2016
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Spring is finally here, so it's time to put away the heavy sweaters and bring out the shorts and short sleeves.   Stylish Pink For anyone who loves the color pink but just does not  know what to pair it with should consider this look. Get a light weight pink sweater and pair that with a pa...

5 Ways To Study For AP Tests, Keystones, and Finals

5 Ways To Study For AP Tests, Keystones, and Finals

Emily Rivers, Reporter
April 21, 2016
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  It’s that time of the year again. Keystones, AP tests, and finals are all less than a month away, making students’ stress levels higher than normal.   Although these tests may seem daunting, there’s no need to worry. Here’s how to study for these tests without spending what feels like...

A Voice to Remember

A Voice to Remember

April 21, 2016
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In light of the sudden passing of former 2014 Courier staff member Elise Delozier, we wish to take a moment to honor her impact on the staff. Delozier was a lucid voice in a sea of blurred passivity, consistently expressing her opinion with honesty and respect. She brought a smile to one's ...

‘Zootopia’ Brings More than Cute Animals

‘Zootopia’ Brings More than Cute Animals

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
April 12, 2016
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In these last few years, Disney has given society memorable movies with deep messages and themes, such as Big Hero 6 and Frozen, that deal with modern issues. In March, Disney continued their line of movies with their new film, Zootopia. In Zootopia, the main protagonist, Judy Hopps, is the first e...

Pippin Astounds with Raving Reviews

Pippin Astounds with Raving Reviews

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
April 12, 2016
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After countless hours of hard work, the theatre department astounded audiences with the musical Pippin the weekend of April 1-3. The musical featured many seniors, so it was a very emotional experience for a large majority of the cast that has been involved in theatre for the past four years....

Winners Announced in Wisconsin Primary

Mitchell Green, Reporter
April 12, 2016
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Over the last two weeks, the remaining five presidential candidates rallied for votes, and on Tuesday, they finally got to see the fruits of their labor. Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders emerged as the clear winners, Cruz winning over Trump by 15 percentage points, and Sanders by 13 points over Clinton. Many pol...

Students Share Their Thoughts on Get Real Day

Students Share Their Thoughts on Get Real Day

Logan Garvey, Features Editor
April 6, 2016
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  After going through the process of Get Real Day, many students were impacted by the lesson that it taught- you can’t make a judgment about someone until you truly understand their past and what makes them tick.   A few students who took part in the day expressed how they think this program ha...

The New iPhone SE Wows

The New iPhone SE Wows

Danielle Jackson, Reporter
April 6, 2016
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 All iPhone users are ready to see what Apple has come out with to top the previous iPhone 6. The new iPhone SE will be released from Apple on March 31. This iPhone is very new in design and features;  Apple says “it’s a big step for small." The new phone is a 4-inch phone that has a lot packed inside. The phone was reinvented from the inside out which means the...

A Kingdom by the Sea: ‘Lady Midnight’ in Review

A Kingdom by the Sea: ‘Lady Midnight’ in Review

Brooke Weber, Reporter
April 5, 2016
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  A book is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you’re gonna get.   Over the past two years, after wildly popular author Cassandra Clare’s last novel in the Mortal Instruments series was released and quickly devoured by readers worldwide, the fanbase that has grown up with Clary, Jace, Simon, and the re...

It’s Time for a Title Game

Kendall Schoedel, Reporter
April 4, 2016
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Villanova and UNC are headed to the National Championship.  Villanova blew out Okalahoma with a 44 point lead.  While,  thanks to only ten points,  UNC beat Syracuse. These two teams will  advance to the National Championship on April 4 at 9:19 p.m. Statistically speaking, the Tar Heels...

Senior Advice: Just Be Kind

Senior Advice: Just Be Kind

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
April 4, 2016
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Say “please” and “thank you.” Smile. These small gestures may seem like common sense, but so many students spend all four years of high school burning bridges with their teachers, making their senior year absolutely miserable. These small gestures may seem like common sense, but so many students spend all fou...

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Failure

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Failure

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
April 1, 2016
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  Fans of Batman and Superman alike will have their hopes dashed and money wasted if they go to see Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters. This movie is a true abomination in the world of DC Comics.   Admittedly, Ben Affleck did a very good job of playing his new role of Batman. H...

Senior Advice: Get Involved

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
April 1, 2016
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  When you leave high school, make sure that you have something to show for it. High school takes up four years of your life, and to graduate with nothing to show for it is a travesty.   Too often, I see people sitting in the corner, ignoring the rest of the world. They put in their headphon...

App of the Week: Spotify

App of the Week: Spotify

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
April 1, 2016
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This week’s top app is the popular music app Spotify, and its 10-year anniversary is coming up in April. Used by over 100 million people in the country, Spotify gives everyone free access to millions of songs on Android and iPhone devices. The app gives the user a wide variety of different music that...

A New Stare Decisis: Let the Court Stand

A New Stare Decisis: Let the Court Stand

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2016
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  The death of a public figure is never met with something as simple as mourning. In Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s case, death was met with an ultimatum and conflict over the empty Court seat he left behind.   Too early, some argued, to be respectful of the dead, the Republic...

Court Controversy: Why Garland Should Be Confirmed

Court Controversy: Why Garland Should Be Confirmed

Brooke Weber, Reporter
March 29, 2016
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    2016 is shaping up to be a year that will make a huge mark in future government textbooks everywhere - and it’s only March.   President Obama nominated judge Merrick Garland on the 16th to the Supreme Court in order to fill the vacancy left by conservative justice Antonin Scalia, w...

The Democratic Decision: Why I’m Undecided

The Democratic Decision: Why I’m Undecided

Brooke Weber, Reporter
March 20, 2016
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    I don’t know.   In some ways, they’re the scariest three words in the English language - words that admit you don’t have all the answers, words that show the world you’re unsure, words that confess what few others are willing to in the face of constant pressure to simply decid...

The Battle Between Ice Cream Shops

The Battle Between Ice Cream Shops

Emily Christian, Reporter
March 18, 2016
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We all definitely scream for ice cream during Rita's and Bonkey's opening seasons, but are you screaming for Rita’s or for Bonkey’s? A few students weighed in on their favorite: “I prefer Bonkey’s! I hate Rita’s. Bonkey’s has real ice cream and good flavors. My entire family fe...

Do You Know What’s in Your Water?

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
March 17, 2016
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  Most people never take the time to consider where their water comes from or what is in it. They assume that it comes from a company or a well, and that whoever drilled their well or sends their water bill tested it and takes care of it. On Monday, February 21, Barbara Nealon’s AP Environmental Sci...

Great Tips for a Successful Job Application

Great Tips for a Successful Job Application

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
March 17, 2016
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Filling out an application for a job can be a bit of a hassle, especially when you have never applied for one before. When students at Susky are in their junior and senior year, they tend to look for local jobs in Shrewsbury, New Freedom, Glen Rock and York. For the students who struggle with applying ...

App of the Week: ‘Kendall and Kylie’

Emily Rivers, Reporter
March 15, 2016
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Internet sensations Kendall and Kylie Jenner have had yet another mobile hit. Ranking number 35 on the free apps chart on Apple’s App Store, their game, called Kendall and Kylie, has had tremendous success ever since its release on February 17, 2016. They teamed up with Glu Mobile to create this game,...

Black History Month: Power to the People

Mallory Lebo, Reporter
March 15, 2016
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Even though Black History month has come to a close, that doesn’t mean we cannot still appreciate some of the most iconic African American activists that put everything on the line to fight for the equality of African Americans everywhere. From Martin Luther King’s “I had a dream” to Malcolm X...

March Madness is Here

March Madness is Here

Matthew Schoedel, Reporter
March 15, 2016
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Basketball fans, get your pencils and erasers ready to fill out your brackets for March Madness. From the high school looking gyms of NJIT to Madison Square Garden, teams are finishing up games in championship week, where teams try locking their rankings and preparing for the big tournament. The 2016 tournament sh...

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