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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...

Why I Support Donald Trump

Why I Support Donald Trump

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
March 15, 2016
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  Frequently, the presidential race is more of a question of who is the better of two devils in disguise. This time, it has never been a more accurate depiction of the race.     As the primaries draw near to the final selection, it is becoming more and more apparent that it is going to be Hillary C...

Performances Cause Uproar

Performances Cause Uproar

Mallory Lebo, Reporter
March 10, 2016
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With Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy performance and Beyonce performing at the Super Bowl, we look at a new era for black protest music. Both performances this past month displayed intense and vivid emotion towards racial inequality and the rights of people of color. Even though both performances were ...

iPhone 7: Rumor Has It

Allure Sapp, Repoter
March 4, 2016
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Apple will soon release the iPhone 7. There's a lot of hype around this iPhone because Apple is changing features that iPhone users think don't need to be changed. One rumor says Apple will be taking the headphone jack out, so users will have to have wireless headphones or will have to listen to all their music out loud. One negative regarding this poss...

Trump being Trump

Kendall Schoedel, Reporter
March 2, 2016
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 Republican front-runner Donald Trump  “trumped” everyone by buying the URL name of JebBush.com. Many see this as a dirty move from Trump, but it actually seems like a smart move. There are still plenty of people  researching candidates and finding their websites, such as MarcoRubio.com a...

Sportsmanship: The Proud and the Ugly

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
February 29, 2016
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  Susky prides itself on sportsmanship; the wrestling team and the basketball team just received the PIAA Sportsmanship awards.   Sportsmanship is becoming very hard to find in other schools, despite Susquehannock’s high standing reputation, according to Athletic Director Chuck Abbott. ...

Why I Support Marco Rubio

Why I Support Marco Rubio

Karly Matthews, Editor-In-Chief
February 25, 2016
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  Although Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has energized the political youth, he’s not the only Senator in the running. Florida Senator Marco Rubio asks, “Are you ready for a New American Century?”   In his 2015 book entitled American Dreams, Rubio writes, “the American Dream is not small....

Election Coverage 2016: The Candidates

February 25, 2016
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Here at the Courier, our staff has a variety of opinions on who should be the next president of the United States.  As part of our continuing coverage of the 2016 presidential race, we will add new perspectives every week to explore all sides of the election. Scroll down to see each of our articles...

J&B Grill Pleases Many

Logan Garvey, Features Editor
February 21, 2016
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Sounds of laughter and joy can be heard while passing by one of Shrewsbury’s newest restaurants, J&B Grill. The recently-opened restaurant has been a hit with locals ever since its first day on December 14, 2015. After working in the food industry since they were teenagers, co-owners Jodi Huge a...

Why I Support Hillary Clinton

Why I Support Hillary Clinton

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2016
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  I am a teenager. I support Hillary Clinton. I probably shouldn’t exist.   Based on the results of our own article last week about how seniors plan to vote, I’m in the minority of young liberals. Unlike many who seek to detract her, I actually like Clinton. She’s been involved in politics for decades, s...

Candidates Battle in Primaries and Caucuses

Candidates Battle in Primaries and Caucuses

Kendall Schoedel, Reporter
February 21, 2016
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Two primaries and caucuses have passed in Iowa and New Hampshire. Surprise winners like Cruz took the Republican vote in Iowa, and Democrats Clinton and Sanders have come close in the caucus for Iowa. New Hampshire came to no surprise with Trump taking the Republican vote, and Sanders taking the Democratic v...

The Merc. with a Mouth Makes it to the Big Screen

The Merc. with a Mouth Makes it to the Big Screen

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
February 15, 2016
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  Since the first Wolverine movie, fans have been waiting on pins and needles for the release of one of the strangest, but funniest, characters in the Marvel Universe: Deadpool.   At the end of the first Wolverine movie, the final battle was between (spoiler alert) Wolverine and Deadpool…...

Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
February 15, 2016
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  With no ball for the king of hearts to attend, some people find it ridiculous that we still elect a king of hearts. The point, however, of the election, has never been to decide who the fairest of them all is, but instead to collect food and money for charity,  a truly noble cause. Seni...

What Valentine’s Day Means to Students at SHS

What Valentine’s Day Means to Students at SHS

Emily Christian, Reporter
February 11, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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  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, 2016
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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, 2016
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  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, 2016
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  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, 2016
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   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, 2016
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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, 2016
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, 2016
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  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, 2016
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Concussions: The NFL’s problem

Concussions: The NFL’s problem

Matthew Schoedel, Reporter
January 15, 2016
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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, 2016
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  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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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  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, 2016
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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, 2015
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  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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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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, 2015
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“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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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  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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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  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, 2015
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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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...

Last Words from Seniors

Michael Younkin, Reporter
May 29, 2015
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Nothing Better Than Exercise

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
May 29, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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...

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