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What Valentine’s Day Means to Students at SHS

What Valentine’s Day Means to Students at SHS

Emily Christian, Reporter
February 11
Filed under Commentary

Envy, sadness, indifference and happiness are stirred up by Valentine’s Day. To see the contrast of emotions this controversial day brings, students were asked the following questions: How does Valentine’s Day make you feel and why? What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day? “I don’t neces...

How to Get Through a Rough Winter

Mitchell Green, Reporter
February 11
Filed under Commentary

Don’t lie to yourself anymore. You don’t like frigid temperatures, dark skies, your car getting stuck in the snow or salt rocks hitting your eyeballs and blinding you any more than the rest of humanity does, so let’s grab a cup of honest tea, and start sippin’... winter sucks. If you’re ...

Grease: Live Set A New Standard for Live Musicals

Grease: Live Set A New Standard for Live Musicals

Emily Rivers, Reporter
February 4
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Featuring a diverse cast full of pure talent, Grease: Live transformed the way live musicals will be performed on TV. This show captured the audience’s attention from the very start and held it until the end of the program.   The show was aired on Fox on Sunday, January 31. Here are the posi...

Are You Registered to Vote?

Are You Registered to Vote?

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
February 4
Filed under Commentary, Showcase

  The presidential race of 2016 has the potential to become one of the most contentious, outrageous American elections in recent memory, if not of all time. In Iowa, Ted Cruz took first place Monday night over a weaker-than-expected turnout for Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing for Marco Rubio. Hillary Clinton and Berni...

Golden State Sets the Bar

Golden State Sets the Bar

Matt, Schoedel
February 4
Filed under Commentary

The Golden State Warriors just cemented themselves into the record books by being the third team in NBA history to start 39-4. The Warriors are on pace to go 74-8 which would be the best record of all time. The current record belongs to the Chicago Bulls who went 72-10 in 1995-1996 season. The Golden Stat...

Happy Pest Day… I mean, Groundhog’s Day

Happy Pest Day… I mean, Groundhog’s Day

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
February 1
Filed under Commentary

  There are many meaningful holidays in both the US and the world, ranging from religious ones, such as Easter and Kwanza, to days of remembrance, like Independence Day and Thanksgiving. These important and meaningful holidays, however, are far outnumbered by the irrelevant ones, such as Groundhog’s Day...

Kelly vs Trump: The Battle of the GOP Debate

Kelly vs Trump: The Battle of the GOP Debate

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
February 1
Filed under Commentary

  Following a public argument with FOX News’s Megyn Kelly, GOP front-runner Donald Trump was obviously absent on January 28 at the Party’s debate. During August’s debate, Megyn Kelly, host of The Kelly File, asked what were, in presidential candidate Donald Trump’s mind, unfair and biased ques...

Top 5 Reasons Students Use Pinterest

Emily Rivers, Reporter
January 29
Filed under Commentary

   The buzz surrounding Pinterest has expanded, and for good reason. It is an app where “pinners” (or users) are able to post or “pin” various images or videos on their own board or someone else’s board.     Although this app is often used simply to entertain, it can also be used for ed...

Solid Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Solid Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Allure Sapp, Reporter
January 29
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Valentine's Day-the day that all couples love. If you are totally lost and have no clue what to get your partner, here are some of the things that might just put a smile on both of your faces. A box of chocolates is something that is a basic gift but at the same time really sweet, and it is usuall...

Reunited and It Feels So Good

Reunited and It Feels So Good

Emily Christian, Reporter
January 28
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

It’s been a decade since the first High School Musical film premiered on television, and 10 years later, the cast is still “all in this together.” January 20 marked the date of the High School Musical Reunion, where some members of the original cast caught up on everything they’ve missed since...

Who Will Win Best Picture at the Oscars?

Who Will Win Best Picture at the Oscars?

Logan Garvey, Features Editor
January 28
Filed under Commentary

  It’s that time of the year again when Hollywood recognizes its own with an array of different awards shows. Among these are the Oscars- where it is said that some feel a bunch of older Caucasian men decide who and what should be praised. After seeing the list of nominations for this year’s A...

Student Voice: The Past and the Future

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 20
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Concussions: The NFL’s problem

Concussions: The NFL’s problem

Matthew Schoedel, Reporter
January 15
Filed under Commentary

A movie recently came out starring Will Smith as Pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu who discovers Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain of legendary football player Mike Webster after his death. He has to battle with the NFL who does not want to admit the issue of repetitive head trauma in fo...

The Force Awakens for a New Generation

The Force Awakens for a New Generation

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
January 15
Filed under Commentary

  As soon as the movie began, any fan of Star Wars was instantly enthralled. As the opening text was laid out, it was easy to see that this movie would follow the classical Star Wars plot.   When the movie began, it was apparent that the Jedi had been all but forgotten. They are treated al...

Stressed About the End Of The Quarter?

Allure Sapp, Reporter
January 13
Filed under Commentary

Approaching the end of second quarter, some students may have a lot of work to do. Here are some ways to keep calm  and not stress about your grades and school: 1.The first way that you can be stress-free  is to use time management skills. This is really important because you will be able t...

Senioritis: The Nationwide Epidemic

Mallory Lebo, Reporter
January 12
Filed under Commentary

Senior year of high school, and teachers really have the nerve to give us work? Don’t they know we have five months until graduation? So inconsiderate.The last thing I want to do is finish writing this short story for English; I really just do not have it in me. All jokes aside, senioritis is r...

Skateboarding: The Art vs. the Corporation

Josia Tourville, Reporter
January 12
Filed under Commentary

If you were to go to a skateboarding competition in the 1980’s, depending on what park you were at, you might have been able to stand right next to where all the action was happening. Your favorite skater could hear you cheering him on. Not to mention, tickets were cheap! This is different comp...

“Cursed Child” Controversy: Representation in Media

Brooke Weber, Reporter
January 12
Filed under Commentary

  Few fan bases worldwide hold a candle to the enormity and fervor than that of the beloved Harry Potter series - the seven books and eight movies have captured the minds and hearts of children and adults alike for nearly twenty years, but their ability to stir up controversy is still as potent a...

Top 5 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Emily Rivers, Reporter
January 8
Filed under Commentary

Making New Year’s Resolutions is a very common practice at the start of a new year, but it is not common to actually stick to those resolutions. In fact, less than 10% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions go through with them.   It is possible to stick with your resolutions, especially if you understand why many people fail at theirs. Here are the top 5 reaso...

Students Set Sights on 2016

Students Set Sights on 2016

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
December 28
Filed under Commentary

  With 2015 coming to an end and 2016 quickly approaching, students are beginning to generate some New Year’s Resolutions for the new year.   With almost two marking periods out of the way, freshman Breanna Kaiser wants to do better in the classroom for the rest of the year. “My New Year’s Resolution is to get better grades because I sometimes don’t stu...

Welcome Back Adele

Welcome Back Adele
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Katelin Tyler, Reporter
December 28
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  "Hello, it’s me, I’ve been wondering if after all these years"... has Adele come back? I’ve forgotten how it feels to have Adele in my life, but now she is finally here. It’s true, the almighty Adele has returned to us after having a 4-year break due to giving birth to now, 3-year-old son,...

Top Christmas Songs

Top Christmas Songs

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
December 22
Filed under Commentary

Christmas time has always been filled with enthusiastic cheers and beautiful songs.  Popular tracks such as “All I Want For Christmas” and “Silent Night” have played on the radio many times throughout the season. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” has been on top since its rel...

Spring Temperatures for the Holidays

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
December 21
Filed under Commentary

Those of us who enjoy summer are going to have a great winter this year, while those of us that don’t are going to have a fairly disappointing year.   Every four years or so, an upwelling in the southern Pacific Ocean causes a shift in weather patterns, an El Niño. This is a natural process in...

“Trivia Crack” is the App of 2015

Allure Sapp, Reporter
December 15
Filed under Commentary

This week's app  is an addictive mind game, named best app of 2015-  Trivia Crack. The app is a brain game that tests players knowledge in the following categories: art, sports, science, history, entertainment and geography. The wheel will spin, and when it stops, it will land on a cate...

College Tips From ‘NEXT’ Magazine

College Tips From ‘NEXT’ Magazine

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
December 15
Filed under Commentary, Features

In high school, students concentrate mainly on classwork, jobs and athletics. To them, it’s a non-stop pile of work until the summer break; however, they are handed even more work to do over the summer - more jobs and college considerations. High school students have a difficult time trying...

The Best and Worst of The Wiz Live!

The Best and Worst of The Wiz Live!

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
December 8
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  When NBC revealed its plans to release a live production of The Wiz, a disco reimagining of The Wizard of Oz that ran on Broadway in the ‘70s, the internet heaved a collective sigh. The network’s musicals, try as they might, always ended up being neurotic messes. This year, though, there was a lot ...

‘Blossom Blast Saga’ is the App of the Week

‘Blossom Blast Saga’ is the App of the Week

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
December 4
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

This week’s top new app is the addictive game Blossom Blast Saga. One of the hit new apps of 2015, the Blossom Blast Saga is at the top of the list for new games on the Google Play Store and iTunes. The whole premise of the game is to link similar flowers and buds within a garden, much like popular games...

Winter Fashions Heat-Up the Holidays

Allure Sapp, Reporter
December 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Get ready to bring out all your cozy, warm winter clothes. If you want to be warm but look chic this season,  pair a long high-low sweater with some black skinny jeans and some black combat boots to give your outfit an edgy, bold look;  you can also put on a pair of earrings, an infinity scarf,...

NFL: Week 11

NFL: Week 11

Kendall Schoedel, Reporter
November 23
Filed under Commentary

The NFL is approaching week 11, and that means that the season is coming to a close soon. This NFL season has been the year of surprises. We’ve seen new starters come in like Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Fitzpatrick. We’ve seen star players flop and do nothing,like Eddie Lacy, Peyton Manning or Ca...

Chromebook Apps: Forgetting Something?

Mitchell Green, Reporter
November 16
Filed under Commentary

In a world that is driven by consumerism and full of constantly changing and evolving technologies, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the school’s Acer Chromebooks are already starting to lack in desired functionality. While the computers themselves are fully capable of running any of th...

Chromebooks vs. PC’s

Chromebooks vs. PC’s

Mitchell Green, Reporter
November 13
Filed under Commentary

The school has now adapted Google’s online services to be used in nearly every class, but how do Acer ‘Chromebooks’ compare to a personal computer running Microsoft Windows performing the same tasks? To answer this question, I have designed a test to find out both if, and how quickly ea...

‘Smashy Road: Wanted’ is the App of the Week

‘Smashy Road: Wanted’ is the App of the Week

Danielle Jackson, Reporter
November 12
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

This week's app of the week is the  addictive game Smashy Road: Wanted. This game has been at the top of the App store since the game was released in late July. The game is about a runaway car being chased down by the police. The controls are very simple and easy to master. To turn right, you simply p...

Chromebooks Get A New Update

Chromebooks Get A New Update

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
November 10
Filed under Commentary, Features

Earlier this year, students were handed their own Chromebooks, which they could customize, play games, and focus on schoolwork with; however, on Tuesday, November 3, the tech department released a new update to the Chromebooks which resulted in an uproar from the whole school. When students receiv...

Did You Forget About Thanksgiving?

Did You Forget About Thanksgiving?

Emily Christian, Reporter
November 10
Filed under Commentary

Bid farewell to Halloween, and welcome Christmas spirit. But wait, it seems like something’s missing. What happened to Thanksgiving? While Christmas is a fun and exciting holiday, it seems as though most people are skipping over Thanksgiving. Christmas is an exciting holiday full of family time, delicious...

VPN Blocked… Bold Move?

November 10
Filed under Commentary

“VPN” is nothing new. VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a method used to connect to private and public networks, like WiFi Hotspots and the Internet; they are most often used by corporations to protect sensitive data. Here at Susquehannock, a lot of the students have VPN on their phone. With...

Homecoming 2015 Review

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
November 6
Filed under Commentary, Features

Many multi-colored lights were flashing throughout the filled gymnasium. Music blasted loudly from the speakers as many voices ecstatically sang along. On the night of October 24, students were truly introduced to a “Whole New World” during this year’s Homecoming dance. Some of the major hig...

Back to the Future Technology Compares to Today’s

Josia Tourville, Reporter
November 4
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

October 21, 2015 is the date Marty Mcfly traveled to in Bob Gale’s and Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future III. Gale and Zemeckis’ prediction of what 2015 would bring is not too off.  Time travel and a repeating cause and effect theme is what made this iconic 1980s movie so popular, and u...

NBA: 1 Down, 81 More To Go

NBA: 1 Down, 81 More To Go

Danielle Jackson, Sports Reporter
November 4
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

  This year’s NBA 2105-2016 season opened up with a double header on a Tuesday night. Some teams upgraded with free agents while others lost their best players but that’s no excuse to not push yourself throughout the rest of the season. The first game of the doubleheader was the Cleveland Cavalier...

Flight MH17’s Mystery Resolved

Matthew Schoedel
October 22
Filed under Commentary, News

Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was shot down in Hrabove, Ukraine a year ago. Last week authorities finally came to the conclusion that it was a Russian missile that shot down the airlines flight on October 14.  According to CBS news  the commercial airliner, containing 298 passengers, was shot d...

WNBA Finals: The Lynx broke the Fever

WNBA Finals: The Lynx broke the Fever

Danielle Jackson, Sports Reporter
October 19
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

This year’s WNBA final was between  the Minnesota Lynx and the Indiana Fever.  The WNBA finals champion is decided upon by who wins a majority of the games, at least three games. Fans expected the series to go to five games, because these are the best teams in the league going head to head. ...

Scream Your Heart Out!

Scream Your Heart Out!

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
October 16
Filed under Commentary

  Every year, a pool of terror opens in Pennsylvania from the beginning of September to the beginning of November. Located in Mountville, PA, the Field of Screams has been terrifying guests for over 20 years.   What began as a simple haunted hayride in 1993 has grown to now have four attract...

The PSAT Returns

October 14
Filed under Commentary, News

  Every year, twice a year, Susquehannock High hosts one of the most horrifying, brain melting tests of all time: the PSAT’s.   OK, so they aren’t that bad. In fact, with nothing truly riding on them, they might not be as stressful as they seem. The PSAT’s are for students planning on t...

2k16 MyCareer

2k16 MyCareer

Danielle Jackson, Sports Reporter
October 12
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

This year’s edition of the forever famous basketball simulation game 2k16 takes a new spin on its features this year, letting crazed Knicks fan Spike Lee direct the MyCareer feature.  In Lee’s version he creates a storyline about the life of a super talented hood-raised NBA superstar Frequency Vibrations ...

Fall TV: New Shows to Watch

Fall TV: New Shows to Watch

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

This fall is shaping up to be a strong, if disparate, time for TV. After an unusually strong summer TV season with UnREAL, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and Mr. Robot leading the pack (seriously, go watch Mr. Robot right now), the new crop of fall shows has big shoes to fill. Horror-come...

Seniors Make Future Plans

September 30
Filed under Commentary, Features

  Emotions are flying already about graduation day, and the class of 2016  is making plans for the lives ahead of them. Senior Gillian Sipe  was home schooled for six years before coming to Susky for freshman year, so SHS is is like home to her.   “I am excited to see what ...

NFL Football is in Full Effect

NFL Football is in Full Effect

Danielle Jackson, Sports Reporter
September 20
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

NFL football season has returned; here are the highlights from last week's games.  Read More »...

Students React to Chromebooks

September 16
Filed under Commentary

Students received their Chromebooks this week, and we asked several students: “Are you happy about the Chromebooks and how will they benefit you?” Read More »...

‘Fresh’ advice for the Freshmen

Mallory Lebo, Reporter
September 14
Filed under Commentary

A new group of fresh faces have come to embark on their first year of their high school journey: the freshman. Students and staff have voiced some beneficial advice for the freshman class in order for them to make these next four years the most productive, fun, and stress-free years of their lives. Sopho...

What to do When You Get Pulled Over

Nicole Michels, Reporter
May 29
Filed under Commentary, Features

How many people actually know what to do when they get pulled over? I know I don’t. Hearing those sirens and seeing the flashing lights is one of the scariest things for any driver to see coming up behind them. There is always that initial panic that sets in when you grip the steering wheel a li...

Guaranteed Ways To Spend Summer In Style

Guaranteed Ways To Spend Summer In Style

Ally Lilly, Reporter
May 29
Filed under Commentary

Summer is a great time to relax, see friends and enjoy the warm weather, but it may seem like it is hard to stay entertained without many vacations planned or an unlimited amount of money on hand. These ideas will provide easy and inexpensive ways to enjoy the summer without the boredom. 1. Old ...

What will be the Song of the Summer in 2015?

What will be the Song of the Summer in 2015?

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

As June approaches and school comes to a close, the most competitive time of the year for pop is set to begin. Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” dominated last year but never really reached the point of being unstoppable, so summer 2015 is an important battleground. Let’s take a look at all of the major...

Nothing Better Than Exercise

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
May 29
Filed under Commentary

Since before we were born, we have been bombarded with the idea that we are lazy, and exercise is a necessary component for our healthy lifestyle. Many of our parents took the time to enroll us in countless sports related teams as children in hopes that we wouldn’t grow up to feed the overweight...

The End of Arrow

The End of Arrow

Michael Younkin, Reporter
May 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

In a shocking season finale, the epic battle between Team Arrow and the League of Assassins came to a head on May 13. Over the past few episodes, Oliver Queen has been carrying out an elaborate secret plan to bring down Ras Al Ghul. He emerged victorious, though, on Wednesday. After his sister, Thea,...

Students Celebrate Their Mothers

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
May 15
Filed under Commentary

The second Sunday of May is dedicated to the celebration of all the mother figures in our lives, and at Susquehannock, many students place importance on the special event.

Audiences are stunned by ‘Age of Ultron’

Audiences are stunned by ‘Age of Ultron’

Michael Younkin, Reporter
May 15
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The latest in the Avengers movie series, Age of Ultron, made its debut with astounding success on Friday, May 1. With it, the producers brought in many new and anticipated additions to the story, exceeding public expectations. Here is a list of some of the best additions to the Avengers.   Hulk Buster armor - a...

A “Mary” Musical Takes the Stage

Tyler Ritz
May 11
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

This year’s musical, Mary Poppins, astonished students and seasoned musical audience members alike. Set in London 1910, it zeroes in on a family with parents preoccupied with other things in life besides the kids. With reluctance, they hire a new nanny, the magical Mary Poppins, and are quit...

Heroin: A Life or Death Decision

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
May 11
Filed under Commentary, Features

It’s never a good idea to take drugs unless they are prescribed to you, or over the counter for a specific medical reason. The problem comes when individuals use drugs for recreational use.  One specific drug that has come to the surface recently is heroin. Ever wonder why the characters in...

‘Ex Machina’ is Genius

‘Ex Machina’ is Genius

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

The star of Ex Machina is Ava, a too-lifelike robot with clear skin, displaying the whirring machines underneath. The movie's similar inner mechanisms are powerful and elevate an alluring shell to something profound. In the first scene, Caleb (Gleeson), a coder at the world’s biggest search engine...

Cheating Causes Chaos

Emily Loehmer
May 3
Filed under Commentary

Cheating in a school setting is not entirely abnormal. It is something students have done for years, but it is also something that happens to be completely unacceptable. Read More »...

Returning Shows You Should be Watching

Returning Shows You Should be Watching

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
May 3
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

It’s easy to miss shows while navigating the flood of new shows during spring. Sometimes, the best shows (RIP original Arrested Development and The Mindy Project) get swept away in everyone’s rush to watch The Mysteries of Laura or Stalker. Two returning shows, Orphan Black and Inside Amy Schumer, ...

Prom Style Tips for Guys

Prom Style Tips for Guys

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
May 3
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

With so many ideas for prom for girls out there, it can be easy for guys to miss essential tips for formal fashion. Here are a few to keep you looking your best on prom night. Read More »...

How to Deal with Common Medical Emergencies

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
May 3
Filed under Commentary, Features

Recently there have been quite a few code yellow drills in the school due to medical emergencies, so it’s important to know what to do in a medical emergency. Anyone could have a medical emergency at any given point in time.  As a lifeguard, I have found that there are lots of people out there...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Preparation

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Preparation

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
May 3
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

It’s a great day in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros because Game of Thrones season 5 is here. The newest season premiered on April 12 on HBO, and fans rejoiced. After the year-long wait between seasons, many fans forget where our favorite (and still living) characters have left off, so in order to be ...

iPhone vs. Android: The Unending Debate

Daniele Jackson, Reporter
April 30
Filed under Commentary, Features

iPhone and Android: these two phone companies are the breakaway of the 21st century. Almost everyone either has an iPhone or an Android. Deciding which one is superior is a constant topic of discussion. Read More »...

Say So Long To Stress

Say So Long To Stress

Ally Lilly, Reporter
April 28
Filed under Commentary

As AP exams, finals, and Keystones approach, the end of the year may bring on new stress that can seem impossible to manage. There are ways to relieve the stress though. These are just a few of the many things that can reduce stress both in and out of school. One of the best ways to relieve stress is ...

Best New Music of April

April 24
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

April is a time of change in the music industry. Winter is over, meaning that heavy, darker music can finally be replaced by the carefree music of summer. In that spirit, here are the best new tracks of April.   “BBHMM” - Rihanna After depriving us of an album since 2012, Rihanna ha...

Will Tidal Replace Spotify?

Will Tidal Replace Spotify?

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
April 21
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Last month at a splashy press conference in New York City, Jay Z, surrounded by nearly every other major musician in popular music, launched his newly-revamped  music streaming service Tidal. Tidal places itself in direct competition with Spotify, the market-dominating music company that has become the...

‘The Longest Ride’ Exceeds Expectations

‘The Longest Ride’ Exceeds Expectations

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
April 16
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Another year, another Nicholas Sparks movie. On April 10, Sparks’s latest book to film, The Longest Ride, hit the big screen, making teenage girls all over the world swoon. The film is about Luke Collins (Scott Eastwood), a young professional bull rider, who has returned to the world of PBR after...

Krzyzewski: What Next?

Luke Bond
April 16
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

Duke has won its fifth National Championship under Coach Mike Krzyzewski, following a 34 win and 4 loss season. Duke may have had the “quietest” four loss in recent history, hidden from under the blinding glare of Kentucky’s near undefeated season and an even quieter postseason run. The Blue...

iFunny: The app that ALWAYS gets a laugh

Michael Younkin, Reporter
April 16
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

For anyone looking to have a good laugh, iFunny is the app for you. iFunny is a free app that allows you to upload, view, comment on and give a ‘smile,’ the app’s version of a thumbs up, to millions of Internet pictures. While some of the content is inappropriate, the app, for the most part, displays...

Students React to Esteemed SAT Scores

Students React to Esteemed SAT Scores

Grace Burns, News Editor
April 15
Filed under Commentary

Students recently obtained their highly anticipated SAT scores on April 2 after taking the test on March 14.  Both positive and negative reactions resulted from the score release as some students were pleased while others decided to retake the test for a higher score.  To access practice materials...

Don’t Go Broke For Prom

Ally Lilly, Reporter
April 13
Filed under Commentary, Features

Between the dress, ticket, shoes, hair and other accessories, the cost of prom can be overwhelming, but there are ways to avoid high costs. These simple tips will help you to stand out at prom without feeling guilty about the cost. Read More »...

Senior Student Voice: Where Are They Going?

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
April 9
Filed under Commentary

As the graduation date quickly approaches, seniors are starting to figure out what they will be doing after high school. Here are few plans students are going to enact. Read More »...

McFarland USA Races into Theaters

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
April 2
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

If someone could choose any one sport to watch, cross country would be an unlikely pick, yet  Disney’s McFarland USA is an inspirational movie about how a cross country coach brought inspiration to a rather hopeless town. Read More »...

“It Follows” is the Scariest Movie in Years

“It Follows” is the Scariest Movie in Years

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
April 2
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Horror movies are lazy. The vast majority hobble along on mindlessly repetitive jump scares, loud noises, shadows, and sudden movements. There’s little nuance to these tactics now that they’ve been repeated by generations of filmmakers. The new horror opus It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitche...

Recent Movie Releases to Rent

Recent Movie Releases to Rent

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
April 2
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Digital movie releases are at an all time high right now since  nominations have finally hit the small screen. The Theory of Everything, St. Vincent, The Judge, and Whiplash are some of the highly recommended movies to come out of the award season and can be easily rented now at Redbox. Consider the...

Protecting Phones In School

March 31
Filed under Commentary

Losing a beloved phone could seem like the end of the world for most high school students. Susquehannock has embraced the use of technology, and all over the school students use cell phones. An estimated 78% of high schoolers in America, according to Pew Research Center, have access to a cell phone. ...

Deer Hunter 2014 Hits Android Hard

Deer Hunter 2014 Hits Android Hard

Tyler Ritz
March 30
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Having 50 million downloads, Deer Hunter 2014 is definitely an app worth mentioning. Offered by Glue, this game is the best virtual hunting game that can be purchased on the market for Android.   Read More »...

The iWatch is a Flop

The iWatch is a Flop

March 26
Filed under Commentary

Apple decided to announce the iWatch's  ridiculous cost which users will see in stores April 24. Read More »

March Madness: A Sweet 16 Update

March Madness: A Sweet 16 Update

Luke Bond
March 25
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

March Madness is upon us, and so is the science of Bracketology. The first two rounds are complete; the Sweet Sixteen teams are set. Key games include: Kentucky and West Virginia, Wisconsin and North Carolina, Arizona and Xaiver, Duke and Utah and NC State and Louisville. Read More »...

‘Insurgent’ Has the Audience on the Edge of Their Seats

Nicole Michels, Reporter
March 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Burning buildings, exhilarating fights, romance, and comedy-Insurgent has it all; director Robert Schwentke successfully provides all  sought after aspects in one movie. Read More »...

Find a Job, but Be Safe

Michael Younkin, Reporter
March 24
Filed under Commentary

When searching for a job, it is important to get the information about the job before applying. Otherwise, you could end up giving important information to a fake company, thus complicating your life. Read More »...

2015 Movie Preview

2015 Movie Preview

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
March 24
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

2015 is set to be the year of the franchise: the reboots (Star Wars, Terminator, Jurassic World, Mad Max), the conclusions (Mockingjay, Mission Impossible), the sequels (Avengers, Pitch Perfect, Magic Mike), and the new beginnings (Batman v Superman, Fantastic Four) all have promise, despite the epidemi...

App of the Week: Foursquare

Logan Garvey
March 24
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  For people who are indecisive about where to go, Foursquare benefits many who need somewhere to eat, drink, shop or visit. Read More »...

Diverse Occupation Commentary: Jobs to Consider

Diverse Occupation Commentary: Jobs to Consider

Eric Miller and Elise Delozier
March 24
Filed under Commentary

Business teacher Angela Lehigh's Diversified Occupations students have written commentary pieces to make students more aware of potential blue collar career choices.   Read More »...

‘The Royals’ Rule Television

‘The Royals’ Rule  Television

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
March 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The Royals, a new scripted television series on E!, premiered on Sunday, March 15, and it is already ruling my life. The show is about a modern British monarch family that, like any other, has its problems from a hardcore party girl to envious family members trying to steal the crown. During the premie...

Save Your Money

Stella Trovato, Reporter
March 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

As a teenager in high school, it gets extremely difficult to save money that gets earned. Whether the money comes from things like allowances or jobs, a lot of students are guilty of not knowing where all their money goes. Here are some ways of making sure you always have cash to spare: Read More »...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is Excellent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is Excellent

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
March 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

It would have been so easy to make Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt terrible, but through the magic of Ellie Kemper and Tina Fey, a cultural successor to the old NBC comedy lineup is here. Read More »...

Prom Dress 2015: Online or Store shopping?

Prom Dress 2015: Online or Store shopping?

Tyler Ritz
March 20
Filed under Commentary, Features

Prom is quickly approaching, and girls are scrambling to find a dress that suits them best. Read More »...

‘Cinderella’ Brings the Magic

‘Cinderella’ Brings the Magic

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Commentary

The newest Cinderella movie, Cinderella, has hit the big screen. In our short lifetimes there has been a plethora of Cinderella movies from A Cinderella Story, Ever After, Enchanted, and the classic 1950 version of Cinderella. Many people have overlooked this new release, but they should reevaluate ...

International Women’s Day Unites and Inspires

International Women’s Day Unites and Inspires

Grace Burns, News Editor
March 18
Filed under Commentary, News

To recognize past, present and future female accomplishments, people from all over the world celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. Read More »...

App Of The Week: Hollywood U

Ally Lilly, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live the high life of a Hollywood star, then it is time to check out the Hollywood U:Rising Star app. The player gets the chance to become a movie star, director or fashionista. Read More »...

Dark Sky Paradise is Overrated

Luke Bond
March 13
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise is an album mostly supported by critics- except by this one. Dark Sky Paradise lacks lyricism, and Big Sean is annoying, simply put. Big Sean has always been the rapper stuck somewhere in the middle, between two tiers of the great rappers (Drake, Kanye) and the forgotten ones that will never make it (Tyga). This album is Big Sean’s attempt at releasing f...

Goodbye, Parks and Rec

Goodbye, Parks and Rec

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

With the finale of Parks and Recreation, one of the most sincere, funny, and beloved shows on TV is gone. Despite its struggle to pick up viewers and an ending that came too soon, Parks stayed true to itself and to its diverse cast of characters. Read More »...

The Voice Kicks off Season 8 with a Bang

Logan Garvey
March 7
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  The Voice’s season 8 premiere initiated a chorus of gasps and wows from viewers with its never-ending supply of outstanding talent from around the country. Read More »...

Senioritis Takes Over The Class of 2015

Abigail Bentz, Editor in Chief
February 26
Filed under Commentary

"Senioritis" can be defined as a change in attitude during a student's final year of high school that can be characterized by a decrease in motivation and performance.     Read More »...

College 101: What To Know Before You Go

Ally Lilly, reporter
February 26
Filed under Commentary

The college search may seem intimidating and confusing with no clear place to start, but, with these tips, it will be easier to take the next step with confidence and excitement. Read More »...

“If You’re Reading This…”

“If You’re Reading This…”

Luke Bond
February 26
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Drake's new album If Youre Reading This, Its Too Late received mainly positive reviews from critics and fans alike, but the reviews don’t necessarily do the album justice in regards to the lyrical and talent pedestal that Drake has set himself upon. Read More »...

SATs Are Coming Up

Courtney Rodgers
February 26
Filed under Commentary, Features

For juniors, seniors, and some ambitious sophomores, SATs are coming up at Susquehannock on March 14. Read More »

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