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Commentary: Student impression (apprehension?) of poetry

BAchterberg
May 23, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Poetry is a dying art; worse yet, its funeral’s invitee list is shrinking every day, causing this fear of its death to continue to mount. Read More »...

The season of “lasts”

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2013
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  As the school year is coming to a close, seniors are counting down the precious days that they have left to spend in the hallways of Susquehannock High School, and on June 7, 2013, seniors will graduate and start a new chapter in their lives. Read More »...

Student Spotlight: Top 10 graduates’ greatest accomplishments

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2013
Filed under Commentary

  As the third marking period has come to a close, senior GPAs are locked, and class ranks have been released.   The Top 10 of the 2013 graduating class have been asked the following question: “Other than the academic achievement of making it to the Top 10 of your grade, what has been ...

‘A Soldier’ of a great novel

JMoul
May 22, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

   A Soldier of the Great War is a novel of many genres by Mark Helprin, author of other stories such as Refiner’s Fire and Winter’s Tale.   The story follows the life of an old and refined man, Alessandro Giuliani, in Rome. It begins with him traveling to a station to ride a streetcar down...

The AP tests are here

BAchterberg
May 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Features

They loom.   Creaking and shrieking, the monolithic exams bring the students to the nexus of their shadow. This is it. These are the Big Ones, the tests they’ve worked for and stressed about for the last seven months.   For those who don’t play the AP game, students spend seven months under...

Summer fashion for guys

Travis Crane, Reporter
May 22, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  What a guy wears when it comes to summer is pretty basic, such as a t-shirts and cargo shorts. However, there are other options in case one wants to look dandy for a party or a summer date. Read More »...

‘Phantom of the Opera’: A high school theatre success

MFutrell
May 22, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  The Phantom of the Opera, a Broadway classic and now a high school theater success, starred some of Susquehannock’s most talented students. Read More »...

Paradise or poverty? It is only a few yards difference.

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
May 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

  Five star resorts dropped in the middle of a third world country, thousands of scooters narrowly missing cars, and three grown men on one of said scooters: this is the Dominican Republic.   Just beyond the white sand beaches and crystal clear water is a land of people barely getting by, emaciated ...

Dealing with the long distance between high school/college relationships

ANovak
May 22, 2013
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Going through the same thing day in and day out for the past 12 years with the same people is hard enough to leave behind, but if one has a boyfriend or girlfriend, the detachment when one goes off to college can be detrimental. Read More »...

How to choose your best prom hairstyle

ANovak
May 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Features

It’s that time of year again with nail appointments, spray tans, trips to Renaissance, and, of course, perfecting a hairstyle for the big night. Read More »...

Burying Morals

JMoul
May 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

What is “evil”? Does it deserve respect, more importantly, a burial?   The explosion in Boston altered many lives forever, forcing innocent people to live their lives without limbs and in constant paranoia. Three died, their young lives ended and canceled without hope of another chance. The bombing ...

Your college checklist

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
May 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

 With graduation fast approaching, seniors are getting ready for their last free summer before college next fall; however, there is still a lot to plan and to accomplish before entering college.   Here is a checklist of things to do before school next fall for all those unorganized, stre...

‘The fault is in your stars’ for not reading John Green’s heart-wrenching novel

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
May 22, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Critically acclaimed author John Green's The Fault in Our Stars has been a common topic of discussion in the world of books. Read More »...

My Hawaiian Adventure

My Hawaiian Adventure

Travis Crane, Reporter
April 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

The Edge- A picture of the cliffs in to the crystal clear water below at the most southern point of the united states in South Point, Hawaii. Photo by Travis Crane  I went  away for a short while on the other side of the world in what seems to be America’s own isolated little brother; yes, I just vac...

Ways for Teens to Budget Money

Ways for Teens to Budget Money

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
April 22, 2013
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Students need to learn how to budget money so they can pay their expenses while still having some money left over.   As teens, we often have trouble saving the money we work hard for at our part-time jobs; however, the problem often is that we do not know how to budget our money to ensure we have so...

G-Eazy vs. Lil Wayne

Travis Crane, Reporter
April 22, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Everybody, at some point in time, has heard of Lil Wayne, but not so many have heard of up and coming  G-Eazy.   Comparing the two may be difficult, seeing as they use two completely different styles and are two completely different people. It’s all about style, and these two are completel...

‘Hips don’t lie’…neither do I.

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
April 22, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  "The Voice" has returned for a fourth season with new artists, new coaches, and a new attitude. Read More »...

Quentin vs Greinke: Who is to blame?

Bethany Miller
April 22, 2013
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

  A brawl broke out between San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin  and Los Angeles Dodger Zack Greinke on Thursday, April 11. Read More »...

Don’t be afraid to be single

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
April 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

   Have you ever known a person who is seemingly always in a relationship? They bounce around from person to person without a break in between, leaving many of us wondering why they feel the need to always be in a relationship. Read More »...

The Russian sterotypes I despise

AKuznetsova
April 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

   In my experience, Russians is one of the most judged ethnicities in America, mainly because of the media.   I was born in Russia and lived there for about seven years. I then moved to America, and, much to my chagrin, I have been exposed to the common Russian stereotypes. Read More »...

Expectations for Gatsby film are set high

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
April 19, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a critically acclaimed novel, will have a movie adaptation coming out later this year with big name stars that is sure to please fans.  The movie is set to be released May 10, 2013 and is the third cinematic adaptation of the book.   Read More »...

Stress: How to deal with it

MFutrell
April 16, 2013
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  Everyone has or has had stress in their life at some point; it is inevitable. If stress is unavoidable, then it is important to know healthy ways to deal with it. Read More »...

Susky theatre preparing Phantom: Sure to be a hit

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
April 1, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

 The Susky theatre group will perform the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" by writer Gaston Leroux this spring.  There are high expectations for this performance since Susky has been quite successful over the past years with its plays and musicals they have put on for the community. Read More &raqu...

How to maintain friendships post-graduation

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
April 1, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Features

  After high school ends and graduates begin to scatter to colleges and careers of their choosing, many wonder how will they stay in touch. Read More »...

Caps and gowns mean one step closer to graduation

Caps and gowns mean one step closer to graduation

ANovak
March 27, 2013
Filed under Commentary

As the year depletes for seniors, different events occur that spark emotion and excitement for their approaching graduation. After recently receiving caps and gowns in homeroom, seniors reflected on their feelings towards getting one step closer to the ceremony.   We asked ten seniors, “How did y...

Susquehannock’s 7th annual college fair helps students make the best choice

Bethany Miller
March 20, 2013
Filed under Commentary, News

The 7th annual Susquehannock College Fair was held in the high school cafeteria on March 20th.    Out of approximately 60 colleges attending the fair, some of them included: Bucknell University, Eastern University, Stevenson University, McDaniel College, Messiah College, Lebanon Valley College, A...

10 things I wish I knew as a freshman

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
March 18, 2013
Filed under Commentary

  There are tips every senior learns over four years in high school, yet they rarely pass them down to the underclassmen. Here are 10 things that I wish I knew as a freshman. Read More »...

Death Penalty Challenged in Maryland Legislature

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
March 18, 2013
Filed under Commentary

Legislators in the state of Maryland are voting on a bill to remove the death sentence as a possible punishment for convicted murderers, leaving many to question the validity of capital punishment. Read More »...

Mikan and Death

Caitlin Garrett
March 18, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Women on front lines

AKuznetsova
February 26, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Features

The military removed the ban on women in frontline combat roles, furthering women’s progress in not only the military, but also in the civilian world on Thursday, January 24th. Read More »...

High expectations for love

ANovak
February 26, 2013
Filed under Commentary

"The Notebook," "Dear John,"  and the newest, "Safe Haven," are all perfect works of art by the marvelous Nicholas Sparks, but have these romantic cinematic masterpieces provided females with unrealistic expectations for their real life relationships? Read More »...

Students react to President Obama’s immigration policies

GDalpezzo
February 25, 2013
Filed under Commentary

President Barack Obama’s immigration policies affect many people in America, especially those in the workforce. Read More »...

What Not to Wear

What Not to Wear

Caitlin Garrett
February 25, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Features

The school’s dress code is not normally formally brought up, but it’s something that students need to be more aware of. Wearing what the dress code prohibits is disrespectful to the school and those around you. Read More »...

Driving etiquette eludes drivers

MShade
February 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

   Some drivers have been sorely lacking manners and etiquette in recent years, and it is extremely noticeable to respectful drivers.  Read More »...

Shedding for summer

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
February 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

It is almost time to start shedding that extra layer of insulation that formed on our bodies over the winter. Usually we remember that hot sun means swimsuits about a month before we break out the bikinis--when it is too late to slim down. Read More »...

Beach body ready

ANovak
February 22, 2013
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There are many things to look forward to in the winter months, but one thing that everyone tries to avoid are those extra pounds. Read More »...

Stop Procrastinating!

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
February 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

Monday, in math class, you are working on the history essay that was assigned Friday. Your leg is bouncing up and down like it can make you write faster. You are racking your brain to try and remember if the teacher asked for the essay to be typed. A six-year-old’s story about a blue cat probably...

Student Voice – Susky Students: Their Future

BAchterberg
February 22, 2013
Filed under Commentary

Between underclassmen scheduling and the first trickle of college acceptance letters, students have been dedicating plenty of thought to the far future. High school is where newly formed dreams grow and maturate, and Susquehannock students in particular have lofty goals. For this issue’s Student Voi...

The Teen Lock-In: Perfect Friday Night hangout

MFutrell
February 12, 2013
Filed under Commentary

Imagine sitting alone on a Friday night, bored with nothing to do. Now, rewind, and imagine being surrounded by many friends at the  Teen Lock-In, an energizing, fun and exciting event that will keep you entertained all night long. The third annual Teen Lock-In is being held at the Southern York Cou...

Can music breed violence?

Konnie Brown, News Editor
February 11, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Spring fashion for men

Travis Crane, Reporter
February 9, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

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

Penn State Punishment: Too Harsh

ZLeonard
February 9, 2013
Filed under Athletics, Commentary

In 2011, PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sex abuse toward children;this made me sick. Read More »...

Valentine’s day: Picking the perfect present for your partner

ANovak
January 25, 2013
Filed under Commentary

  With the holidays finally over, most people are left with empty wallets and sparse bank accounts, so giving affordable, perfectly fitting gifts for Valentine’s day is a must. Read More »...

CuttingForBieber…?

Travis Crane, Reporter
January 25, 2013
Filed under Commentary

There is a certain population of female teens that have begun a new twitter trend, #CuttingForBieber, as seen on twitter.com/#cuttingforbieber, after pictures were released of Justin Bieber supposedly smoking marijuana. First reaction- are you kidding me? Read More »...

Resolve to not quit in the new year

Travis Crane, Reporter
January 8, 2013
Filed under Commentary

 Obviously one cannot remove or forget the past, but they can make the future how they want it. Read More »...

The season of festive cooking… and food allergies

Reporter Morgan
January 7, 2013
Filed under Commentary

With all of the season’s holiday festivities and massive amounts of food being made, it can be a horrible time for someone with one, or even multiple, food allergies. Read More »...

What to get your guy for the holidays

Travis Crane, Reporter
December 12, 2012
Filed under Commentary

With the holiday just around the corner, many of the girls at Susky are panicking about getting presents for their boyfriends. Here’s the guy’s point-of-view on what to get. Read More »...

Don’t sass the hand that grades your papers

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
December 11, 2012
Filed under Commentary

‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.’ It’s an interesting concept and one that can be related to school. Don’t sass the hand that grades your papers. Read More »...

Chief’s murder suicide linked to cuncussion

Robert Pugaczewski Sports editor
December 10, 2012
Filed under Commentary

After Kansas City Chief linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and took his own life at Arrow Head Stadium on December 1, it is obvious that more research needs to be done in order to monitor the effects of concussions more closely. Read More »...

Study abroad programs benefit students in the long run

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2012
Filed under Commentary

  Many students have plans to travel the world after graduation, and now, with college study abroad programs, students are able to travel the world all while getting their college degree. Read More »...

Just don’t do it!

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
November 16, 2012
Filed under Commentary

October 24th was the second code yellow in about two weeks,  a drill that was about an hour-long involving police search dogs. Announcing the code yellow to vacate the halls, officers walked police dogs through the school and around the parking lot.  Their goal? Find illegal drugs. Read More »...

Student posts on Facebook can do more harm than good

Reporter Morgan
November 9, 2012
Filed under Commentary

Facebook is well-known to the high school population, and due to the associated maturity level, Facebook has simply gone downhill. Read More »...

The key to a happy relationship

ANovak
November 9, 2012
Filed under Commentary

When was the last time you heard a couple fighting in the hallways, either that quiet, sarcastic back and forth, or the full on angry yelling and crying kind of fight? Both can probably be seen at least two or three times a day in the hallways. Overhearing this bickering is one thing, but being a...

Go longboard 2012

Travis Crane, Reporter
November 9, 2012
Filed under Commentary

Longboarding is frowned upon, just like skateboarding, but people don’t understand how much better and unique it is. This relaxing past time has been around since the 1950’s when the skateboard was created. People, who originally skateboard, however, tend to look down upon longboarders. Some...

Seniors, enjoy it while it lasts

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2012
Filed under Commentary

It seems like just yesterday when my friends and I entered high school. It was a big school with a lot of kids that we didn’t know, but now we have made it to our senior year. As seniors, we should plan to fully enjoy every moment that we have left of our high school life. Read More »...

“More than best friend” blues

Hailey Page, Assistant Editor
November 2, 2012
Filed under Commentary

The “friend zone” is not just a show on MTV; it’s the horrible phrase used to describe those awkward best friend crushes. It happens to every one at least once, whether it be in Middle school or High school, every guy or girl has had a little more than friend feelings for their best friends. The...

Put more money into academics

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
October 11, 2012
Filed under Commentary

With the end of senior year fast approaching, many seniors are applying to colleges and are looking for scholarships. Lets face it; most of us aren’t sports stars who will get a full tuition scholarship to play at the school of our choosing. Unfortunately, it seems that we almost have to be a sports...

Staff Ed.: Tolerate others’ beliefs

Staff Ed.: Tolerate others’ beliefs

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
October 10, 2012
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In a diverse school community, students are bound to have differing beliefs and opinions, but this does not mean that we should criticize each others’ views. Every person is different; we all are unique in our own way and think in our own way. Many students conform to what they think others will...

“Toddlers in Tiaras” promotes smoking

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
September 20, 2012
Filed under Commentary

On a recent episode of “Toddlers and Tiaras,” 4-year-old Destiny Christian donned the stage in a Grease-themed costume, complete with a leather jacket--and a fake cigarette. This prop has sparked a lot of controversy for the TLC show, especially for the toddler’s mom, Lisa Christian. Christian...

Staff Editorial: Susky Climate Control

Ashleigh Sharland Photography Editor/ Marketing Manager
September 20, 2012
Filed under Commentary

“There are way too many fights,” “everyone is rude,” and “the rules are too strict.” These are some of the complaints anyone can hear in class or walking through the halls of Susquehannock. Yes, the school has had a couple disagreements in the halls over the years, and yes, students are ex...

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