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Students Recognized for Creative Writing

Students Recognized for Creative Writing

Grace Gorham, Reporter
February 22
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.   Freshman Amber McClure...

Alliance Spreads The Love

Alliance Spreads The Love

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

   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
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
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
Filed under Features, Showcase

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Filed under Features

5 Tips for Getting a Job

5 Tips for Getting a Job

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 17
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 10
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
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
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...

Student Photographer: Gabby Martuszewski

Student Photographer: Gabby Martuszewski

Kristen Krobot, Reporter
January 6
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,...

Students Create LGBT+ Alliance Club

Students Create LGBT+ Alliance Club

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

  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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

   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
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
Filed under Features

  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
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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features, Showcase

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
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
Filed under Features

  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
Filed under Features

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
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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features, Showcase

  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...

Logan Garvey Crowned Homecoming Queen

Logan Garvey Crowned Homecoming Queen

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
October 27
Filed under Features

 Every year, a group of senior girls compete against each other for the title of Homecoming Queen.   This year, senior Logan Garvey was granted the title and was very surprised to hear that she had won.   “It was really surreal...they said my name, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ I walked up and I ...

Junior Writes Book

Junior Writes Book

Madison Gillespie, Reporter
October 27
Filed under Features

  Junior Jade Reall is someone you always see writing.    Reall’s Apprentice of Terra Ferma is a novel that she plans on entering in to a Scholastic contest next school year.   The main character, Kura, will be going through a lot  as an apprentice of a sorcerer.      “She studies magic and sorcery and is helping a rebellion...

SES Art Teacher Publishes Art Work

SES Art Teacher Publishes Art Work

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
October 27
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

A blank canvas is comparable to the world for an artist. An artist has the opportunity to create a fresh start in order to express new ideas to the world to be admired and critiqued. For Southern Elementary art teacher Ashley Gonzalez, she had the chance to make her artwork officially public. Her artwork...

Mr. Kaliszak Returns to High School

Mr. Kaliszak Returns to High School

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
October 26
Filed under Features

Alumni Scott Kaliszak has returned to the building as the orchestra substitute for the year while teacher Zach Levi focuses on receiving his doctorate. Kaliszak had known he  wanted a music profession. “It was freshman year. I decided I wanted to be a music teacher,” said Kaliszak. “I always knew I enjoyed music, and I had a good connection with other people...

Band Night Called a Success

Band Night Called a Success

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter
October 21
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  Band night was a success for the marching band who partnered up with the Southern Middle School band in an outstanding performance during a Friday night football game on October 7.   From practices in the band rooms to one big practice out on the field, the students all worked as hard as they could to m...

Girls Tennis Concludes at Counties

Girls Tennis Concludes at Counties

Grace Gorham, Reporter
October 19
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  Ending with an enjoyable experience, girls tennis season came to a close at counties. The matches were played at South Western over a course of three days against Spring Grove and South Western.   Three girls were chosen to play at counties: senior Jessica McDonald, sophomore Julianne Cassady and ...

Students Show Spirit on Superhero Day

Students Show Spirit on Superhero Day

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief
October 19
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Everything You Need to Know About the FAFSA

Emily Rivers, Assistant-Editor-in-Chief
October 19
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In Memory of Mrs. Beverly Gladfelter

Mia Kobylski, Reporter
October 17
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   Beverly Gladfelter, a first grade teacher at Shrewsbury Elementary, sadly passed away on October 1 after losing her battle with cancer.   Gladfelter had been in the Southern York County School District for 33 years, teaching in all three elementary school buildings.   Within her many year...

Homecoming Pep Rally Animates Susky

Homecoming Pep Rally Animates Susky

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 17
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2016 Homecoming Court Competes for the Crown

2016 Homecoming Court Competes for the Crown

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 14
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The 12 members of the homecoming court this year include: Brooke Morris, Gena Speights, Ashley Bryan, Addy Schefter, Carsen Bateman, Maddie Tomasic, Kylie Taylor, Kelly Doogan, Jordyn Blucher, Casey Kummer, Yulia Houseal and Logan Garvey. Student council sent out a ballot to the senior class with the na...

Neon Night Lights

Neon Night Lights

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
October 14
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Students illuminated the night on Friday, October 7, 2016 for the football neon night.

Students Say Aloha to Hawaiian Day

Students Say Aloha to Hawaiian Day

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
October 13
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Stimmel Explains Color Guard

Rosa Rearich
October 13
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Sophomore Bryanna Stimmel talks about the SHS Color Guard.

Althouse Enjoys Position

Ryan Birckhead
October 13
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Jay Althouse discuses what he likes most about being the SMS/SHS choir teacher.

Book Club Begins

Book Club Begins

Grace Gorham, Reporter
October 12
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     Students who love to read and discuss their ideas and opinions about books may want to consider joining the book club.   Librarian Kayse Corrieri is the adviser of the club.   Curious to see if there was any interest this year, Corrieri posted about a potential book club.   “...

Students Get Disguised for Spirit Week

Students Get Disguised for Spirit Week

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
October 12
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Homecoming spirit week kicks off with Camo day.

Student Council Shows ‘Zootopia’

Student Council Shows ‘Zootopia’

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
October 6
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The movie Zootopia will be shown next Tuesday night in the main gym from 6:30 pm to 8:30  pm to kick off homecoming week. The tickets will be $1 and will be sold at lunches. The Susky Station will also be open for snack purchases during the movie.

Homecoming 2016: Who Said Yes?

Homecoming 2016: Who Said Yes?

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
October 5
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The only new aspects of homecoming proposals this year are the creative and adventurous ways many are asking their dates to the dance.

Aevidum Club Sets Big Goals

Aevidum Club Sets Big Goals

Grace Gorham, Reporter
October 5
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New goals and big plans are in effect for the Aevidum club this year.   The club had its first meeting on Friday, September 23.     Aevidum member and freshman Caroline Fox took away a lot of goals at the first meeting.   “We discussed different ways that we could make the stud...

F.C.A. Starts the New Season in Prayer

F.C.A. Starts the New Season in Prayer

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 5
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Enjoying the morning's serenity, the members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes came together at Susky’s flagpole last week to pray for the school, nation and the rest of the world that are in need. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (F.C.A.) is dedicated to helping students find their faith ou...

iOS 10: What’s New?

iOS 10: What’s New?

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter
October 3
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After much anticipation, Apple rolled out the new operating system used on its mobile devices, iOS 10, on September 13.   The software development team at the company explained in a press release the new features and new layout of the operating system. Craig Federighi, the Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple,...

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