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Keeping Up With Your Health

Keeping Up With Your Health

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features

Why 4-6 Hours of Sleep Is Not Enough

Why 4-6 Hours of Sleep Is Not Enough

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under Features

Sleep is one of the most essential needs that everyone has to have. Whether it’s two hours or 12 hours, it’s a part of everyone’s daily routines that benefits their performance and their health. Researchers have proven that after people sleep, they retain more information and perform better memory...

Dr. Lemmon Awarded Outstanding School Administrator Award

Dr. Lemmon Awarded  Outstanding School Administrator Award

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under Features

 Superintendent Sandy Lemmon was awarded the 2017 Outstanding School Administrator by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association on March 31.   This award is given to a school administrator who has greatly contributed to school libraries within their district.   Lemmon has been a ...

Students Get Creative With 2017 Promposals

Students Get Creative With 2017 Promposals

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2017
Filed under Features

Best Buds Seeks New Officers

Best Buds Seeks New Officers

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under Features

  Best Buds Club is seeking new officers for the 2017-2018 school year.   The positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Public Relations will be voted on during the club meeting on April 20.  Current  Vice President Cora Dunaja believes that there are many character trai...

Students Learn About Different Culture

Students Learn About Different Culture

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under Features

The History and Spanish Club teamed up for a field trip to Lancaster on Friday, March 31. The clubs watched a documentary about Latinos in America before traveling to El Serrano in Lancaster, a Peruvian restaurant, and seeing the highly-acclaimed play, In the Heights, at Fulton Theatre. The p...

National Art & Writing Contest Awards Two Susquehannock Freshmen

National Art & Writing Contest Awards Two Susquehannock Freshmen

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features

Two Susquehannock students have won National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Freshmen Ian Achterberg and Emily Heiser both won awards for their literary submissions in this year’s contest. More than 330,000 works of art and writing from across the country are submitted to the National Scholast...

5 Tips To Help You Survive The AP Test

5 Tips To Help You Survive The AP Test

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features

Students Compete in Computer Fair Design Competition

Students Compete in Computer Fair Design Competition

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features

 5 students participated in the PA High School Computer Fair Design Competition on March 22. The competition was held at the LIU #12 building in New Oxford, which represented schools from Franklin, York and Adams County..    The students who participated were: seniors Jessica McDonald, Emily Hellwi...

College Fair Gives Students Insight to Future

College Fair Gives Students Insight to Future

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features

The College Fair was held on Thursday, March 23.   The fair was held in the cafeteria, and several colleges attended, such as Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, Millersville, York College and many more.   Students that attended the fair had a chance to go to each college's booth to ask the rep...

Students Compete in High School Bridge Building Competition

Students Compete in High School Bridge Building Competition

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under Features

  Engineering students went to Penn State York and competed in a high school bridge competition on March 4   Twenty-nine students attended, and Susky students won the top three places.   To prepare for the competition, the students had to design a truss bridge, build it using balsa wo...

Swimmer Logan McFadden Spreads his “Wings”

Swimmer Logan McFadden Spreads his “Wings”

Grace Gorham, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under Features

  For freshman Logan McFadden, the pool is like his second home. McFadden started swimming in fifth grade when he tore his ACL and has been involved in the sport ever since.     Most recently, McFadden competed at the PIAA Swimming State Championships. He raced in the 200 yard IM, which consists of...

Winter Storm Stella Slams The East Coast

Winter Storm Stella Slams The East Coast

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Features

It came as a surprise when snow storm Stella showed up this past week, as winter clearly already had its chance in January and February. Most people were upset that in mid-March we would have to bear the shoveling and the tundra-like temperatures. Though, for students, the snow comes as a bonus. Students were ab...

Bonkey’s is Open for the Season

Bonkey’s is Open for the Season

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Nothing but smiles is what the Bonkey’s crew is serving up. With this year marking its 14th anniversary, it is definitely a nostalgic place, not only for people living in New Freedom, but for many surrounding towns as well. Whether you are a regular, newcomer, young or old, you will always be trea...

Yearbook Staff Prepares for Final Deadline

Yearbook Staff Prepares for Final Deadline

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 20, 2017
Filed under Features

   The 2016-2017 yearbook staff have been working tirelessly to make sure that the yearbook is the best that it can possibly be, and the whole yearbook is due on Friday, March 24.    According to yearbook advisor Jessica Beste, the pages that have been published have been high quality, and ...

Developing Artist Discovers Talents

Developing Artist Discovers Talents

Grace Gorham, Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Features

  Some people have a talent for finding ways to translate things they see in real life onto paper. Freshman Keely Coyle is one of those people, having been an artsy person her whole life.   Coyle enjoys doing sketches of faces or objects the best and is most comfortable with pencil and pape...

Myers Uses College Experiences to Inspire

Miah Peryea, Reporter
March 14, 2017
Filed under Features

  Art teacher Wesley Myers uses his own his college experience to inspire his students artistically. Myers attended Millersville University where he majored in Art Education.      Myers says that his college experience was “Busy. Very busy. Lots of long hours/days/and nights in the stud...

What Students Need to Know About the AP Exams

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under Features

All students taking AP classes are eligible to take the AP exams in May to possibly earn college credits.   If a student takes an AP test and passes, then they may not have to take similar classes during their post-secondary career.   Guidance counselor Evelyn Kabke thinks that students ...

How Real Can the Sophomores Get?

How Real Can the Sophomores Get?

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under Features

Sophomores are partaking in “Get Real Day” on March 2, 8, 15. Students work with the York Jewish Community Center and talk about stereotyping and seeing things from someone else’s perspective. The first half of the day is focused on doing icebreakers while the second half of the day gets more emoti...

Seat Belt Wearing Competition Encourages Students to Buckle Up

Seat Belt Wearing Competition Encourages Students to Buckle Up

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Susquehannock has recently signed up to take part in a Seat Belt Wearing Competition. Students are encouraged to wear their seat belts while driving throughout the whole month of March in order to help their school win $500 from the competition. Physical education teacher Doug Truscott has encou...

Indoor Color Guard Starts Off the Season

Indoor Color Guard Starts Off the Season

Grace Gorham, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Features

  So far this season, members of the “white guard” in indoor color guard have completed and placed in 3   competitions.   Freshman Josh Delozier explained what being in the white guard means.   “I’m in the white guard. That means that we’re technically the ‘varsity guard,’ ...

Lent Begins 40 Days of Sacrifice for Some

Lent Begins 40 Days of Sacrifice for Some

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Features

   Lent begins the countdown until Easter as students and staff begin to test their strength and willpower for the next 40 days. Lent is a Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, and Methodist practice that starts from Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017) until Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017). It is the season of p...

Students Recognized for Creative Writing

Students Recognized for Creative Writing

Grace Gorham, Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features

Recently, several students involved with the creative writing club and a few of gifted education teacher Kate Newland's students received awards for different works of writing that they submitted to the 2017 South Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. Freshmen Ian Achterberg and Emily Heiser both w...

Alliance Spreads The Love

Alliance Spreads The Love

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Features

Alliance is working hard to spread their love around the school and the county this week. Alliance is promoting positivism and the slogan "everybody deserves love." To show their love, they are now taking a collection of nonperishable food, towels, washcloths, shampoo, conditioner and deodorant to do...

What in ‘Carnation’!

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Features

  This year on Valentine’s Day students had the chance to buy carnations for their significant other, a friend or possibly their “crush.”   The Best Buds club was in charge of selling these carnations. They sold for $1 each, and they sold 150 carnations. ...

Myers Returns from Maternity Leave

Myers Returns from Maternity Leave

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Features

 Beloved French teacher Stephanie Myers, simply known as “Madame,"  returned from maternity leave on January 30.  Senior Gabby Maiorano takes AP French and missed having Madame as a teacher for the full year.   “I feel like she really understands how we like to learn. She always makes i...

Artist of the Week: Sam Steines

Dan McNair, Video Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

Senior artist Sam Steines’ collection of work has earned him a spot as this week’s Artist of the Week. According to math teacher Ryan Leiphart, this is a well deserved recognition. "Sam is a hard working student who always perseveres to do his best. I've had Sam in class for two years. H...

Students Prepare for Upcoming Mini-THON

Students Prepare for Upcoming Mini-THON

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

   March 10 marks Susquehannock High School’s first ever Mini-THON, and the goal this year is to raise a total of ten thousand dollars or more.   There have already been several fundraising events such as the Snow King that happened in January, with winner Chase Summers, and the upcoming ...

Swing Dance Supports the Band

Swing Dance Supports the Band

Grace Gorham, Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

   Students learned a different style of dancing at the Swing Dance fundraiser for the band on Friday, January 27. At the event, dancing lessons were offered to learn different types of dances that were popular during the 1920’s-40’s, otherwise known as swing dances. It also included music from the era pr...

Swope Swiftly Swoops into Susky

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

  After completing her student teaching at Southwestern High School, English teacher Kyla Swope has now joined Warrior Nation to take over the English substitute position.   Swope received her bachelors in communications from Shippensburg University and teacher certification from Wilson College. ...

Artist of the Week: Zach Robinson

Artist of the Week: Zach Robinson

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

Dark themes and vibrant paintings are a few of the ways senior Zach Robinson expresses himself through his artwork. Finding time throughout the day to work on projects, he views art to be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. Robinson first had an interest in the arts back in seventh grade when he beg...

Valentine’s Day: What It is All About

Valentine’s Day: What It is All About

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features

Every year on February 14, people express their love to their partner, basking in unlimited amounts of flowers, chocolates and gifts on Valentine’s day. But the real question is why do people glorify one day a year for love when it should be celebrated everyday constantly. Let us go back to when Valentin...

Sorice and Truscott Retire after 33 Years

Sorice and Truscott Retire after 33 Years

Autumn Polanowski, Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Features

After sharing an office for 33 years, Anthony Sorice and Douglas Truscott are retiring from their teaching positions at Susquehannock High School at the end of this school year. Since 1986, these two teachers have taught a variety of different subjects at Susquehannock. Sorice has taught 9th and 11th-grade...

Alliance Club Hosts Bring a Friend Day

Alliance Club Hosts Bring a Friend Day

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features

  Alliance, Susky’s LGBT club, hosted Bring a Friend Day on Wednesday, January 25.   The goal is to promote tolerance and diversity in the club, as well as in the hallways, cafeteria, and classrooms as well.   Supervised by English teacher Erica Littleton, the club meets every Wednesday...

Yearbook’s Newest Edition: Senior Quotes

Autumn Polanowski, Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features

  Susquehannock High School is introducing a brand new idea to this year’s yearbook, giving students a chance to express themselves.   The yearbook staff had a class discussion and worked together to create something new for this year’s yearbook by deciding that they are allowing t...

NHS Students Launch After-School Tutoring

NHS Students Launch After-School Tutoring

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features

The National Honor Society is offering tutoring sessions after school every Monday and Wednesday. The topic was first brought up by principal Kevin Molin in order to help students understand subjects they struggle with. English teacher Katharine Wilt helped organize the tutoring sessions and is excited to watch students get the help...

App of the Week: Fam

App of the Week: Fam

Grace Gorham, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Features

  If you have ever wished that there would be an easy way to FaceTime multiple friends at once, the app ‘Fam’ is for you.   Fam allows you to FaceTime with up to eight of your friends at once, all through iMessage. Even though it is used directly through iMessage, it is not affiliate...

Scheduling 101

Scheduling 101

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Features

AP, honors, academic, French class, Spanish class- there are so many choices and so much stress surrounding what courses to take next year. It can be hard trying to figure out what classes you should take based on a description, so here are a couple tips to help you pick the right schedule, matching up...

What To Pack For College 101

What To Pack For College 101

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

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

Students Audition for PMEA District 7 Jazz Festival

Students Audition for PMEA District 7 Jazz Festival

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under Features

Junior Brendan Paules and Senior Julien Sherman attended the PMEA District 7 Vocal auditions held at York High School on the weekend of January 20.         Both students had the opportunity to audition for one of four tenor parts within the vocal jazz ensemble.   Paules and Sherma...

Second Quarter Highlights

Second Quarter Highlights

Grace Gorham, Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features

  There were many major events that occurred throughout the second marking period both inside and outside of school, but there are a few that should be highlighted.   The second quarter officially began on Monday, October 31, and ended on Wednesday, January 18. Election   The first maj...

Code Red On Lockdown

Code Red On Lockdown

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

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

Farewell to Obama

Farewell to Obama

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features

It’s been a long eight years of ups and downs, and it seems it has begun again with recently named president Donald Trump. With all the chaos and uproar about newfound president Donald Trump, let’s go back eight years when the first African American president was named: Barack Obama. Obama...

Smith’s Last Day at Susky

Smith’s Last Day at Susky

Autumn Polanowski, Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Features

English teacher Martha Smith resigned from her position and is moving on to bigger activities as of January 13, 2017.   Smith worked as an English teacher at Susquehannock for two and a half years and decided that it was time for her to move onto something a little different.    She...

Deborah Bosley Retires After 23 Years of Assisting

Deborah Bosley Retires After 23 Years of Assisting

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

After spending 23 years working as an educational assistant for the special needs students, Deborah Bosley is now retiring. Bosley grew up in the Southern York County District and graduated Susquehannock in 1972. She started off working for TE Connectivity Ltd., formerly known as AMP Incorporated, ...

School Board Looks out for SYCSD

School Board Looks out for SYCSD

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The Southern York County School District Board of Education is made up of nine members, who voluntarily serve for four-year terms in alternating four-year cycles- with no pay. Each member volunteers countless hours to ensure Southern York students receive the best education and technology possible, while ...

Art Department Names Jessica McDonald Artist of the Month

Art Department Names Jessica McDonald Artist of the Month

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

  Many students notice the display of artwork in the hallway outside the library but do not take time to appreciate the work that their peers have created.   The display showcases the “Artist of the Month” and highlights some of their artwork.   This month, the Artist of the Month is ...

Students Travel During Winter Break

Students Travel During Winter Break

Grace Gorham, Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under Features

  During the winter break of 2016, many students stayed home with family, but some traveled to other states.   Freshman Caroline Folfas traveled to upstate New York in the Adirondack Mountains for 5 days.   Like most people who travel over the holidays, she went to be with her family....

The Life of School Counselors

The Life of School Counselors

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Features

5 Tips for Getting a Job

5 Tips for Getting a Job

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

New Year’s Resolutions are not expense free. Getting a gym membership to help you get in shape and planning vacations to check off your bucket list will cost money, and the best way to pay for these things is by getting a job.    If you are interested in getting a job and earning some money fo...

Snow King Candidates Combat Childhood Cancer

Snow King Candidates Combat Childhood Cancer

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2017
Filed under Features

Mini-THON is kicking off its fundraising goals with the Snow King competition this week. The Snow King is a different version of King of Hearts. Instead of being a Valentine’s Day celebration, the Snow King event is bringing awareness and funds to research childhood cancers but is still collect...

Seniors Look Forward to Graduation

Seniors Look Forward to Graduation

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under Features

  The new year is here, and while many people are making resolutions and planning for the upcoming year, the class of 2017 has their minds focused on one thing: graduation. With only 6 months to graduation, many seniors have been hit with the dreaded senioritis epidemic and have lost motivation to do ...

Jump Ahead to the New Year

Jump Ahead to the New Year

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Features

New trends and new attractions are just a few new things to come in the new year. 2017 Movies As the new year begins, we look forward to what new movies and sequels Hollywood will take to the big screen. Viewers will see more minions and the Barden Bellas perform for the third time, along with a cl...

Students Sleigh in their Ho-Ho-Holiday Wear

Students Sleigh in their Ho-Ho-Holiday Wear

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
January 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Student Photographer: Gabby Martuszewski

Student Photographer: Gabby Martuszewski

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
January 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Senior Gabby Martuszewski is known for her passion for photography. She developed an interest when she took Photography 1 as an elective in her freshman year. Martuszewski says she prefers taking pictures of people but says she’s also good at photographing scenery. Although she doesn’t look up to any fa...

Eisenhart’s Newest Addition

Eisenhart’s Newest Addition

Grace Gorham, Reporter
January 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

  Math teacher Kori Eisenhart is a favorite of many students, so her students were quite sad when they found out she was leaving for the rest of the year to care for her newborn baby.   Freshman Natalie Thomas was shocked to hear that Eisenhart would not be teaching the rest of the year...

Madame Myers Soon to Return

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Features

After spending precious time with newborn son, Parker Myers, Stephanie Myers is scheduled to return back to Susky January 30. Greatly beloved, her absence was hard for her students who share her same passion for French culture. With the marking period ending, Jennifer Kapp will be filling in Myers' ...

Students Display Skills in Art Contest

Students Display Skills in Art Contest

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 4, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The Miller Plant Farm Art Contest is back again this year, and two students have returned to compete. Starting mid-November, a team of art students from each of the surrounding local schools take a few weeks to construct a large mural of a winter-themed landscape. Juniors Stevie King and Sammi P...

How to Stay Healthy During the Winter

How to Stay Healthy During the Winter

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features

With winter and the holiday bustle and cheer coming upon us, the elements and stress of everything can take a toll on your body. You may be feeling more “Blue Christmas” than “Feliz Navidad,” getting sick more often, and maybe not hearing the “Jingle Bells” just yet. Here are some ways to...

Yamfest’s Very Best

Yamfest’s Very Best

Alex Marshall, Reporter
December 21, 2016
Filed under Features

Many see winter as the holiday season, but a certain teacher at Susquehannock has a different idea. English Teacher Kate Wilt knows this time of year to be yam season, and every year there’s a Yamfest to go with it. Every student has to present a yam-related project, whether that be food, performan...

Rachel Stockslager Is Not Horsing Around

Rachel Stockslager Is Not Horsing Around

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
December 21, 2016
Filed under Features

  Senior Rachel Stockslager was awarded as a varsity athlete by the United States Equestrian Federation. Stockslager has been working towards this ever since she started riding horses at eight years old. She first   started off at a horse camp and then decided to start showing horses all year round. Stockslager star...

Shrek It Up

Shrek It Up

Autumn Polanowski, Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under Features

  The cast list is up, and students are excited to start preparing for their assigned roles in the spring musical Shrek that will be performed on April 7-9.   Students have been waiting anxiously for the cast list to appear after the three-day audition period. There has been plenty of talk among student...

What Should You Do Over Break?

What Should You Do Over Break?

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 19, 2016
Filed under Features

Break is a great way to kick back, stay cozy and have a great time with friends and family. With almost two full weeks off of school, there is plenty of time to fit in seasonal festivities on your agenda. If you are looking for holiday activities to occupy your time, consider choosing from these: Look a...

Students Celebrate the Holidays

Students Celebrate the Holidays

Grace Gorham, Reporter
December 16, 2016
Filed under Features

  The holiday season is upon us, and students are preparing for different celebrations.   Christmas is the holiday that the majority of students in the district celebrate and are familiar with, but students also celebrate Hanukkah, which is a Jewish holiday, and Kwanzaa, which is a holiday c...

Students Audition for World Class Marching Band

Students Audition for World Class Marching Band

Grace Gorham, Reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features

  The school marching band is very talented and accomplished, but some students wanted to take their learning experiences a little further.   Freshman Josh Delozier and junior Lauren Hallameyer are the only two students from Susky that auditioned and made it into an elite world class march...

Student Council Raises Holiday Funds

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter
December 13, 2016
Filed under Features

  Student Council started a holiday fundraiser to raise money for the Adopt-A-Family Fundraiser from November 1 through December 2    They have been a part of the fundraising event for a couple of years and wants to keep spreading this holiday cheer in the years to come.   Freshman Annie...

Make Your Own Sweet, Easy Homemade Holiday Treats

Make Your Own Sweet, Easy Homemade Holiday Treats

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

 With it now being the holiday season, people are starting to wonder what they should give their friends and family members this year.    The simple ideas below are great items to give to anyone that is on your Christmas list this year, from a simple chai tea mix, to a candy cane hot cocoa or a ...

The New Ticket Booth: A Process

The New Ticket Booth: A Process

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

The new ticket booth construction is done. The people responsible for building the majority of the new ticket booth was the construction class from this year and last year. John Speights, Ken Mistovich, Dave Fair, Raintree Builders, Kinsley construction, the SHS maintenance department, Jim Holley...

Artist of the Week: Kelly Doogan

Artist of the Week: Kelly Doogan

Dan McNair, Video Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features

"It's how she expresses herself. She expresses herself within her art because the color schemes reflect...other people however she feels on that day. Her art technique is really just an extension of the feelings she has on a daily basis," said Doogan's friend senior Hailey Martinez.  Doogan’s comp...

Spanish Students Sing Along With Emir Sensini

Spanish Students Sing Along With Emir Sensini

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Features

After what felt like the shortest 4 hours of their lives, students in Spanish I and II could be found chanting “Soy Feliz” together in unison with big smiles on their faces as they attended Emir Sensini’s concert at Spring Grove High School last Tuesday. Emir Sensini is an Argentinian singer who is best known for hi...

Artist of the Week: Stephanie Gardecki

Artist of the Week: Stephanie Gardecki

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
December 5, 2016
Filed under Features

  After a long day at school, senior Stephanie Gardecki sits at her desk and starts sketching to clear her mind from all stress and worries.   As she does so, she reflects on her passion of art and makes goals for herself as an artist. “[My inspiration for art is] Walt Disney...he’s ...

Teams Compete in Punkin’ Chunkin’ Competition

Teams Compete in Punkin’ Chunkin’ Competition

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Features

Two teams competed in the Punkin’ Chunkin’ competition on November 4. The competition is where high school students, who enjoy engineering, come together to build catapults to launch pumpkins competitively. Teams have three throws per catapult; the goal was to get closest to the pin with the a...

App of the Week: Rent the Runway

App of the Week: Rent the Runway

Grace Gorham, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Features

  If you hate the long, tiresome, and expensive experience of dress shopping, Rent the Runway is the app for you.   This app allows anyone to rent a dress or accessories for cheap prices. Dresses that are worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars can be rented up to eight days for anywhere f...

Seniors Present Candidate Presentations

Seniors Present Candidate Presentations

Autumn Polanowski, Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Features

Senior students from Susquehannock High School went to Southern Middle and Elementary School to present their creative presentations about the election and its candidates on November 8. Seniors were split into groups in their government classes based off of the candidate's background, political background,...

Susky Theatre Performs Peter and the Starcatcher

Dan McNair, Video Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under Features

Students Create LGBT+ Alliance Club

Students Create LGBT+ Alliance Club

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 21, 2016
Filed under Features

Juniors Nell Pugliese, Virginia Shelley and G Bundy have worked to create Alliance, a club for LGBT+ students to come together, make friends and ask questions.   LGBT+ is an acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The + represents countless other groups of sexual and gen...

New French Substitute Comes to Susky

New French Substitute Comes to Susky

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 21, 2016
Filed under Features

For the next few months, French substitute Annalina Vaira will cover the French courses for french teacher Stephanie Myers. Myers is out on maternity leave. Vaira grew up in Manfredonia, Italy and started her teaching career in 2014. She worked in Italy and France and is currently teaching French ...

Dancers of Susky Work

Dancers of Susky Work

Grace Gorham, Reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under Features

  People oftentimes do not recognize dancers as athletes because no one can see the power, strength, and pain that goes into it.   Freshman Natalie Thomas has been dancing for 5 years and it is definitely her passion.   “I love to dance because it's how I express myself when words aren't enough....

Where in the U.S. Are the 2017 Graduates Going?

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Features

With less than 180 days left of school, it is crunch time for seniors as they apply and make their final college choices, but most already have an idea where their home will be for the next 4 years. Here is an interactive map to see where in the world these graduates are heading next school year.

‘Isolation’ Entertains Onlookers

‘Isolation’ Entertains Onlookers

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
November 17, 2016
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  The marching band conducted a preview of "Isolation" for their competition on Friday night for friends and family.

Students Present Fall Play

Students Present Fall Play

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
November 17, 2016
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This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday students finally get to put on the show that they have been looking forward to. Ever since the end of last school year, theater students have been looking forward to the play Peter and the Starcatcher.   This year’s play is a prequel to the popular musical and Disney movie, Peter Pan...

SHS Marching Band Takes First

Miah Peryea, Reporter
November 16, 2016
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Marching band came through with a first place win this past Saturday at the Cavalcade of the Bands.   The competition was held at the J. Birney Crum stadium in Allentown. All the best bands from 152 different schools came out and participated.    Freshman Anna Joy said that the band h...

Honoring S.Y.C. Veterans

Honoring S.Y.C. Veterans

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2016
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People across the country reflected on the service of veterans and active military members on Friday, November 11, Veteran’s Day.   Veteran’s Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was proclaimed a national holiday on November 11, 1918 after the end of World War I. The war officially ended on Jun...

Adopt-A-Family, Spread the Cheer

Adopt-A-Family, Spread the Cheer

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter
November 15, 2016
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   With Christmas right around the corner, student council is using a Christmas tree in the high school lobby to raise funds and collect gifts for Adopt-A-Family.    This fundraiser is a Southern Community Services holiday share program, which is a school-wide drive to raise money and ...

Artist of the Week: Dana Harpster

Artist of the Week: Dana Harpster

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

The shades of magenta, burnt orange and amber of the sunset each night are a reminder that art can be found everywhere. The earth is full of art, but it takes a creative soul to take what is seen by the average eye and transform it into something bigger.   One such soul is senior Dana Harpster, ...

Freshmen Introduced to Career Options

Freshmen Introduced to Career Options

Grace Gorham, Reporter
November 11, 2016
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  All freshmen got to participate in the STEM Summit on Friday, November 4.   The purpose of STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, is to introduce freshmen to new career options that they may not have given a second thought about pursuing in the future. It sho...

No Shave November Brings Awareness to Susky

No Shave November Brings Awareness to Susky

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Aevidum has announced a new event for many male teachers to participate in: No Shave November. No Shave November is when the men will go a whole month without shaving their beards. By the end of the month, and depending if any of the teachers make at least $50 from donations for mini-THON, some t...

Ticket Booth Opens for Business

Ticket Booth Opens for Business

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
November 9, 2016
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The new ticket booth that has been under construction since the beginning of the school year is finished, despite a few minor details such as finishing the roof and painting the floor. The idea was set into motion last spring, and the goal was that it would be finished by homecoming, but with a f...

Make Your Thanksgiving Feast One to Remember

Make Your Thanksgiving Feast One to Remember

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 8, 2016
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With less than 19 days until Thanksgiving, it is necessary to start looking for those crowd pleasing recipes. If you’re having trouble finding grandmother’s old recipes or deciding what to make, continue scrolling to find out what you should be making this Thanksgiving. It’s nearly impossible to go a Thanksgivin...

Yearbook Staff Travels to Design Cover

Yearbook Staff Travels to Design Cover

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
November 8, 2016
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Everyone says high school is the best four years of your life, but it seems as the years go by, it is hard to remember what people called the best years of your life were like. When the memories fade, the alumni look back on yearbooks to refresh their minds. The yearbook is so much more than phot...

Students Find Success at District Choir Auditions

Students Find Success at District Choir Auditions

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
November 8, 2016
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Junior Brendan Paules and senior Julien Sherman were recently chosen to perform at Districts after auditioning on October 29 at Central York High School for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Chorus. The festival for districts will take place January 13-14, 2017 at Eastern ...

2016 Senior Heisman Award Winners Shine

2016 Senior Heisman Award Winners Shine

Autumn Polanowski, Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Features

Two students were announced as winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for athletics on October 17.   Seniors Kelly Doogan and Colton Mumley are ecstatic at the realization that they have won this award. This award is presented to high school seniors involved with athletics throughout...

Gain Experiences in History Club

Gain Experiences in History Club

Grace Gorham, Reporter
November 7, 2016
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  When a student is asked if they want to join history club, they will most likely turn down the offer, thinking of it as  another history class. However, that is not true in this case,   History teacher Robert Cousineau talks about the different approach to club meetings.   “We don...

Library Hosts Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Library Hosts Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Emily Rivers, Assistant-Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2016
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Throughout the month of October, students participated in a scavenger hunt set up in the library and went on a journey to discover who murdered Mr. Upton O’Good. In order to discover what the clues were, students had to download a QR code app and could then scan the first clue and begin their investigation. Librarian...

What should you be this Halloween?

What should you be this Halloween?
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Katelin Tyler, News Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Features

Take this quiz to see what costume best fits your personality this Halloween.

Rachael Scott Slams with Poetry

Rachael Scott Slams with Poetry

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
October 31, 2016
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Slam poetry is a form of poetry that is performed aloud but in a theatrical way. Sophomore Rachael Scott was instantly drawn to slam poetry around August of this year because of how powerful it is. “When you start writing, it’s kind of exposing a vulnerability, and it’s really hard to be con...

Alternate Homecoming Plans

Alternate Homecoming Plans

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 29, 2016
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Many students spent a "Night Beneath the Waves" at homecoming on Saturday, October 15. However, there were also several people who choose to stay home or go out with friends. Some students were asked what they did instead of going to homecoming, and here are their responses: “I took my much needed t...

The Unrecognized Athletes at Susky

The Unrecognized Athletes at Susky

Grace Gorham, Reporter
October 28, 2016
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  Many people in school are highly praised as dedicated athletes. Even though horseback riders fulfill that exact definition, they are often times not recognized as a real athlete.   Freshman Morgan Farace talks about what makes equestrians an athlete.   “We put in more effort because...

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