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iFunny: The app that ALWAYS gets a laugh

Michael Younkin, Reporter
April 16, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features

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

What Happened at the Grammys this Year?

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
February 19, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The 2014 Grammys were a step in the right direction. The 2015 Grammys were different. Something was off about the show, but at least it was a somewhat-enjoyable mess. Here are the awards that should have been given out. Read More »...

The Problem with the Oscars

The Problem with the Oscars

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

In a much-tweeted and upsetting turn of events, the Oscars have failed to give both Selma and The Lego Movie the recognition they deserved when this year’s nominations were released. The reason, and quite an obvious one at that, is that the Academy is overwhelmingly white, incredibly male, and sta...

Brady: The Greatest To Ever Win

February 18, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

Following his Super Bowl 49 victory this past week, and his fourth league championship in 14 years, Tom Brady has joined a class all of his own and has solidified himself as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game of football. Read More »...

“Selma” is a Triumph

“Selma” is a Triumph

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
February 11, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Last year, historic marches and protests regarding civil rights sparked intense debate over the state of equality in America. In the wake of so many deaths of innocent, unarmed black people, a movie like the incredible Selma feels important and immediate. Read More »...

The Super Bowl: Everything but the Game

The Super Bowl: Everything but the Game

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
February 10, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

The Super Bowl, America’s favorite unofficial holiday, wrapped up the 2014-2015 football season. As always, it was a crazy mix of commercials, music, and tweets. There may have been a football game going on too. Here are the highs and lows of the show. Read More »...

Student Voice: Stores Shrewsbury Still Needs

Student Voice: Stores Shrewsbury Still Needs

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
February 6, 2015
Filed under Commentary

After the recent arrival of Panera Bread and Chipotle in Messina Highlands, students are excited for the future of Shrewsbury. Here are some stores that students would love to see pop up in town next.

President Obama’s Address Should Interest Students

President Obama’s Address Should Interest Students

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 30, 2015
Filed under Commentary, News

As a high school student, it is difficult to decipher presidential speeches, yet, in the case of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address, there are certain issues that require our attention. Read More »...

Why We Should Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Emily Loehmer
January 29, 2015
Filed under Commentary

As Martin Luther King Jr. Day passed by, students spent their day off of school doing as they would on any long weekend- completely oblivious to the meaning behind the holiday. Many forget what the holiday is and why it is recognized as a holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very admirable man; he...

Students Enjoy Downtime on Snow Days

Students Enjoy Downtime on Snow Days

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
January 29, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features

With the winter months in full swing, students have been granted some much desired snow days, and no doubt will get at least a few more as the winter season winds down. No one likes having to make up snow days, but one cannot be upset about having a break in the week. Many students have found that they love t...

Obama’s Free College Plan Lacks Common Sense

Obama’s Free College Plan Lacks Common Sense

Nicole Michels, Reporter
January 29, 2015
Filed under Commentary

President Barack Obama recently proposed making community college tuition-free for responsible students.  Obama’s goal, said Cecilia Muñoz, the White House’s domestic policy director, is “to make two years of college the norm — the way high school is the norm.” Within this policy, there are requirements that a...

Students Predict the Result of Super Bowl XLIX

Students Predict the Result of Super Bowl XLIX

Abigail Bentz, Editor in Chief
January 29, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Commentary, Showcase

While students have stayed loyal to their respective teams in the NFL for months, they must now choose to support one of two teams for the Super Bowl. Read More »...

Prowling in the International Spy Museum

Michael Younkin, Reporter
January 25, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

With half of the International Spy Museum devoted to the greatest fictional spy of all time, Ian Flemming’s 007, and the other half devoted to real world spies, gadgets, and missions, the fantasy spy fanatic can find just as much enjoyment as the real life spy fanatic. Found in Washington DC, it is...

New Years Resolutions Echo Through Susquehannock

Tyler Ritz
January 25, 2015
Filed under Commentary

The 2014 year came to an end days ago, and former resolutions have been replaced with the ones of the new year. Read More »...

Super Bowl Predictions

Super Bowl Predictions

Luke Bond
January 25, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Commentary, Showcase

The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks have claimed their respective conference crowns and are on their way to Super Bowl XLIX. Read More »...

Counting Down the Top 5 ‘Friends’ Episodes

Counting Down the Top 5 ‘Friends’ Episodes

Collin Riley, Acquire Currency
January 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Due to the iconic and legendary television series Friends having all 10 seasons added to Netflix, I have decided to rank the Top 5 episodes from the show's history.  With the amount of great episodes from the series it was difficult to rank.  The ranking is based off of fan favorites, critical a...

King of Hearts Candidates Prepare for Food Drive

King of Hearts Candidates Prepare for Food Drive

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
January 18, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features, Showcase

The 2015 King of Hearts Candidates are getting ready to make a difference in Southern York County; the eight boys have stepped up to raise money and canned goods for a food drive.  Read More »...

The Year in Review: 2014 Pretty Bad

The Year in Review: 2014 Pretty Bad

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
January 5, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features, Showcase

2014 was a big year! Huge moves for equality were made. We lost important people. Twitter became the main outlet for today’s wasted youth. Foreign trouble reached America. It’s a lot, so let’s revisit the highs and lows of the year. Read More »...

College Football Playoff Predictions

College Football Playoff Predictions

December 11, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

   With the playoffs being new to the 2014 college football season, it is hard for anyone to predict exactly what will happen in the four slot playoff. Read More »...

The Best and Worst of “Peter Pan Live!”

The Best and Worst of “Peter Pan Live!”

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
December 11, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Seniors Look Forward to Graduation

Collin Rizzle Riley
December 10, 2014
Filed under Commentary

As the class of 2015 moves closer and closer each day to graduation, a lot goes through their heads.   Whether they are excited or upset, the class of 2015 has many feelings toward their graduation, so we asked nine seniors  "What are your feelings toward graduation?" Read More »...

Distractions for Thanksgiving Break

Distractions for Thanksgiving Break

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
December 7, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

‘Interstellar’ is Out of this World

‘Interstellar’ is Out of this World

November 23, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Students Skip The Polls

Students Skip The Polls

Abigail Bentz, Editor in Chief
November 14, 2014
Filed under Commentary, News

Seniors becoming eligible to vote were given the opportunity this month to cast their ballot in the 2014 midterm election. Whether it was due to the registration process or simply a lack of motivation, the majority of approached seniors said they neglected to use their right to vote this year. ...

A Love Letter to the Cancelled “Utopia”

A Love Letter to the Cancelled “Utopia”

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

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

Top 5 Best Childhood Shows

Top 5 Best Childhood Shows

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
October 31, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

The Best Horror Movies for Halloween

The Best Horror Movies for Halloween

Jake Smith, Features/A&E Editor
October 29, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

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

Fantasy Season More Than Halfway Over

October 23, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

Halfway through the NFL season, the contenders need separated from the pretenders in the world of fantasy football. Read More »...

2014-2015 Winter Predictions

2014-2015 Winter Predictions

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
October 22, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Features

After last year’s snow-pocalypse, citizens of Southern York County experienced almost 14 inches of snow, and this winter will supposedly yield the same amount. According to the 2014 Farmers Almanac, this winter will be colder than normal. The cold temperatures, will occur in early to mid-December, and the sno...

‘Gone Girl’ chills audiences

‘Gone Girl’ chills audiences

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
October 19, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Why Football is Doomed

Jake Smith, A&E / Features Editor
October 16, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary, Features

Football is America’s favorite pastime. We as a country have yet to find a sport or TV show more captivating than the spectacle of the game. It seems like good, clean fun, no matter who you are and who you root for. However, if this was true at one point, it isn’t true now. Scandal after scandal...

Student Voice: Fall Sport Captains Comment on Season

Student Voice:  Fall Sport Captains Comment on Season

October 5, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

Fall sports  captains are speaking out on goals and progress. *Not pictured are field hockey captains seniors Amber Orner and Elizabeth Ferg, as well as junior Megan Green. ...

How to Deal With Sports Injuries

How to Deal With Sports Injuries

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
September 25, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary, Features, Showcase

Sitting on the sideline due to an injury just doesn’t compare to playing on the field or court with your team. Athletic trainer Mike Fleming has treated student athletes for 12 years. He has always stressed to us the importance of injury prevention. Read More »...

Major League Postseason Predictions

Major League Postseason Predictions

September 25, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

In this year’s Major League Baseball season,  the teams making the postseason are highly unexpected. Read More »...

Fall TV Preview

Jake Smith, A&E / Features Editor
September 25, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Features

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

66th Annual Primetime Emmy’s in Review

66th Annual Primetime Emmy’s in Review

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
September 10, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

As Above, So Below is an Unlikely Success

As Above, So Below is an Unlikely Success

Jake Smith, A&E / Features Editor
September 9, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

What Made the VMAs so Enjoyable this Year?

What Made the VMAs so Enjoyable this Year?

Jake Smith, A&E / Features Editor
September 4, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

2014-2015 Courier News Staff

2014-2015 Courier News Staff

Luke Bond
September 3, 2014
Filed under Commentary

The news staff from last year, determined to have an open link to The Courier website, spoke in front of the school board and succeeded in their relentless pursuit to give The Courier a public link, instead of having to access Lettergrade to see the website. With this open link, anyone and everyone ...

Song of the Summer 2014

Jake Smith
May 25, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Jameis Winston gets ‘crabby’

Luke Bond
May 18, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

Florida State quarterback and 2013 Heisman winner Jameis Winston has been in the news numerous times involving scandals these last few years. Read More »...

The Miami Heat will not win a championship this season

Luke Bond
May 18, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

The Miami Heat are looking to win their third straight NBA championship this season, but will fail. Read More »...

Manzeil finally gets drafted

Collin Riley
May 16, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

  This year’s draft, on May 8, had some of the most talented players coming out of college.  For the first time, a running back was not drafted until the third round, but the biggest shock of all was the wait quarterback Johnny Manzeil had to endure while being chosen.  Manzeil was not drafted...

Art galore at annual art fair

Art galore at annual art fair

Caitlin Garrett
May 13, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation

Elijah Holloway
May 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary

Year in and year out teachers get new classes and make connections, teaching students about what they know best.  What they may not know is that students remember and recognize the hard work they put in. 10 students from all four classes were asked, “Who is your favorite teacher this year and why...

NBA crossing boundary of fairness

NBA crossing boundary of fairness

Elijah Holloway
April 30, 2014
Filed under Commentary

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments have reached everyone at Susquehannock through news, SportsCenter or social media.  He has since been banned from the NBA for life and docked 2.5 million dollars. Read More »...

Teacher Voice: Why did you begin to teach, and why do you enjoy teaching?

Teacher Voice: Why did you begin to teach, and why do you enjoy teaching?

Karly Matthews
April 28, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Features

The teachers at SHS share their stories about why they began teaching and why Susquehannock is such a great place to work. Each teacher has a unique reason for choosing his or her career path, but most agree that Susquehannock is one of the best places he or she have ever worked. Read More »...

Is college really necessary?

Is college really necessary?

Luke Bond
April 24, 2014
Filed under Commentary

Going to college or working straight out of high school is a big decision that every high school student has to make. With much of America’s workforce having a bachelor’s degree or better, college seems like a necessary thing to succeed in America, or is it? Read More »...

Overcoming procrastination

Elise Delozier
April 24, 2014
Filed under Commentary

One can not lie; whether it be doing household chores or doing school work, everyone has procrastinated at one point, and if one is in high school waiting for that summer break, slacking off is present more than ever before. Read More »...

The top 5 greatest rappers

Luke Bond
April 18, 2014
Filed under Commentary

  Plenty of hip-hop enthusiasts have their own opinion regarding who are the top five greatest ever. Nas, Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z, and Eminem are popular among many when asked, but some question if these really are the best to ever perform.   Kanye West is ranked number five on our list. Kanye’s c...

Walking Dead season finale meets expectations

Elijah Holloway
April 18, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Students’ outstanding achievements rewarded

Students’ outstanding achievements rewarded

Julie Reed
April 17, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Features, Showcase

Recently four seniors were recognized for their abilities and their outstanding achievements. Sadé Greenfield, Jess Voltaggio, Melissa Keuler, and Karina Ernst were asked the following questions in regards to their student of the month award’s. Read More »...

Senior-itus takes over Susquehannock

Julie Reed
April 9, 2014
Filed under Commentary

As we begin the fourth marking period many seniors are suffering from senior-itus. Graduation and moving on to a new chapter in their lives seems to be the only thing on many seniors’ minds. Ten randomly selected seniors were asked about their opinion on senior-itus.   Read More »...

Capitals struggling in the home stretch

Trystan Williams
April 9, 2014
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

 With less than two weeks remaining in the NHL regular season, it is hard to picture the Washington Capitals making the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. Read More »...

First day of spring for Susquehannock

Collin Riley
March 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary

 Throughout this year it seems like all we have seen is snow and only a few glimpses of the sun.  On March 20th Spring finally came to Susquehannock.  It is at this point of the year many students start thinking about pools and outside activities.  We asked around the school to see what was on stu...

First Lady’s plan does not hit expectations

First Lady’s plan does not hit expectations

Elijah Holloway
March 18, 2014
Filed under Commentary

   In 2012, the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act[HHFK] was passed by the federal government.    But from which of our elected officials did this law originate? It was not a congressman, nor the President.  In fact, our cafeteria changes are not due to a man or woman the Americans chose at all.   ...

Let’s Move: A step in the right direction

Jake Smith
March 18, 2014
Filed under Commentary

  Presidential history was made on February 9, 2010 by First Lady Michelle Obama, who launched her signature Let’s Move initiative that day.   The program was designed to unite the country around changing the obesity epidemic, especially in children. The result was a mix of healthy eating programs, from Chefs Move to Scho...

High school students choose futures

Trystan Williams
March 18, 2014
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   Picking a future can be scary for a teen, especially while juggling high school work and worrying about the financial aspect of a dream university. But how big of a role should finances play when deciding which school to go to? Read More »...

The truth about talking about others

Elise Delozier
March 11, 2014
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   As a school day goes by, have you ever heard, “Why are you wearing that?” or how about, “Can you believe what she’s/he’s wearing?” Sometimes hurtful statements slide off the tongue faster than the “Pledge of Allegiance.” It’s even spoken in front of teachers, and even teacher...

The representation of women in comics, yesterday and today

Caitlin Garrett
March 11, 2014
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Growing up, many girls look to their favorite comic book role models such as the amazing Wonder Woman, Starfire, Batgirl and so many others for inspiration and strength. However, seeing their outfits is nothing but ridiculous fanservice. Read More »...

New temperatures bring new trends

Trystan Williams
February 28, 2014
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With spring quickly approaching, it is hard not to think about the new fashion trends emerging; this season’s new patterns and flashback styles such as overalls, are making a comeback. Read More »...

Does Disney distort the minds of girls?

Caitlin Garrett
February 20, 2014
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   People everywhere have enjoyed the Disney Princesses since 1937 when the first princess, Snow White, appeared, but there’s hidden problems in their media that many have fret over for years.   Read More »...

Peyton Manning not as efficient after week 17

Elijah Holloway
February 20, 2014
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  Somewhere in the midst of the 43-8 beatdown the Denver Broncos took at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning went from a record-setting quarterback back to a playoff failure.   With a postseason record of 11 wins, 12 losses and eight first game losses, Manning is commonly...

Does ‘New Year’ really mean new you?

Trystan Williams
January 27, 2014
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   About 4,000 years ago, the idea of New Year’s resolutions evolved in ancient Mesopotamia, according to Gulf News. Rome was also involved in the idea to have goals for the new year with Julius Ceasar; he wanted to honor a supernatural being (a deity) and that is where January got its name fro...

Playoff predictions by Bond

Luke Bond
January 17, 2014
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The NFL playoffs have heated up as eight teams have been whittled down to four: the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks.  Read More »...

Art through out the world

Art through out the world

Caitlin Garrett
January 13, 2014
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People today have lost interest in art and fail to see the qualities it holds. Artists put their mind into their work, as well as time. It takes a lot to create something great. Art can be seen in many different forms and in different places; it’s different for everyone. Read More »...

Perry’s new album tops the charts

Trystan Williams
December 13, 2013
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  Katy Perry released her third album, Prism on October 22. After being out for two weeks, Perry’s new album has already had three hits hit the Billboard Top 100. Read More »...

Make the best of this school year

Make the best of this school year

Bethany Miller
October 8, 2013
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With a brand new school year comes a new set of freshmen and a more anxious bunch of seniors. Everyone only gets four years in high school, it is a time to branch out, have new experiences and make new friends. Here are some tips on how to make your 2013-2014 school year the best it can be. Read Mo...

The ‘Gears’ of Gaming

JMoul
May 23, 2013
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  Gears of War Judgement is the newest installation in the Gears of War game series for the Xbox 360 with absorbing combat and a memorable plot.   The series has had three prior games, Judgement being the fourth and latest of them. It was released on March 19th, and, if pre-ordered, came with fo...

My experience at PSU York Campus’ offer reception

JMoul
May 23, 2013
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   Pennsylvania State University York Campus held an Offer Reception in which it invited all of its accepted students and gave them a more in-depth look at the college and how things will run. Read More »...

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