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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
Filed under Features, Showcase

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

Stimmel Explains Color Guard

Rosa Rearich
October 13
Filed under Features

Sophomore Bryanna Stimmel talks about the SHS Color Guard.

Althouse Enjoys Position

Ryan Birckhead
October 13
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

     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
Filed under Features, Showcase

Homecoming spirit week kicks off with Camo day.

Student Council Shows ‘Zootopia’

Student Council Shows ‘Zootopia’

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
October 6
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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,...

Cheerleaders Are More Than Meets The Eye

Cheerleaders Are More Than Meets The Eye

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter
October 3
Filed under Features

They work hard during practices to pump up the crowd during each game. They may look like just pretty faces, but cheerleaders are more than what they seem. Every week, the cheerleaders face a new challenge and obstacle they have to overcome. They have to re-block cheers and face their game base...

A Guide to Financial Aid

A Guide to Financial Aid

Katelin Tyler, News Editor
October 3
Filed under Features

It’s that time of year again for panicking seniors to start applying to colleges. It is hard for seniors to decide what they want to do with their life in less than a couple of months.  Luckily, the school put together a presentation for the seniors this past Thursday, September 22 about fina...

Language Teaches Lessons

Language Teaches Lessons

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
September 28
Filed under Features

Imagine walking down the hallways and sitting in class wanting nothing more than to engage in a conversation with your friends. Only, you can’t because of one barrier… you don’t speak English. This is what several students experienced on Friday, September 23. To show students first-hand what ...

Students Give the Ticket Booth an Upgrade

Students Give the Ticket Booth an Upgrade

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
September 27
Filed under Features, Showcase

The new ticket booth was only a small concept last school year, and now it’s making a change to the Robert E. Lau Memorial Stadium. The construction of the ticket booth started on September 12 when many students in the construction class gathered supplies from donors to build this new addition to the ...

Best Buds Opens the Door for New Members

Best Buds Opens the Door for New Members

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
September 22
Filed under Features

Helping students strive to give others a chance to make long-lasting friendships has always been a primary goal of Best Buds. The club returns, trying get even more students to sign up and get their members in more out of school activities. Special education teacher Christine Bosley loves being an advise...

Sterner Climbs to the Top

Sterner Climbs to the Top

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
September 20
Filed under Features

All of James Sterner’s hard work and dedication has paid off. After receiving a masters in Education Leadership from Shippensburg, a high school teaching degree from Penn State and being a math teacher here at Susky, the 2016-2017 school year has welcomed Sterner as the new Assistant Principal. ...

Naviance Gives Guidance to Students

Naviance Gives Guidance to Students

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
September 14
Filed under Features

Naviance is making life even easier for seniors this year. Some new perks Naviance is providing includes suggesting colleges that match student interests and providing scholarship information and easy access to The Common Application. Guidance Counselor Kate Miklos believes that Naviance will ...

Fall Into a New Season

Fall Into a New Season

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
September 14
Filed under Features

It is time to bid farewell to summer and welcome fall’s top fads. Foods Pumpkin Spice, as we already know, is the most powerful flavor combination when it comes to fall foods. Dominating the food industry, pumpkin spice foods can range from ice cream to cereal to desserts to candy. However, the mo...

French Students Experience Canada

French Students Experience Canada

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor
September 6
Filed under Features

Traditional poutine, Montmorency Falls, beautiful basilicas and real maple syrup are just scratching the surface of what the French students got to enjoy during their Canada trip this past summer. What better way to experience authentic French culture than by traveling to the two most French-i...

New Teachers are Welcomed to Susky

New Teachers are Welcomed to Susky

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
September 6
Filed under Features, Showcase

Five new teachers and two new librarians have joined the Susquehannock staff this year.   Stephen Wiles After graduating Cumberland Valley High School and moving on to get a degree at Towson University, Stephen Wiles was inspired to become a teacher after working for an environmental company in Maryland. He attended Millersville to acquire his teaching ...

AP Classes: What We’ve Learned

AP Classes: What We’ve Learned

May 18
Filed under Features

  As the doors to the classroom, library, and conference room open, a sea of relieved students floods out; its collective head held high with one certain group victory: the AP test is over.   After months upon months of determined preparation, both Susquehannock and the nation as a whole ...

Matthew Schiffbauer’s Short Film Nominated for Six Awards

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
May 17
Filed under Features

When most people think of art, they automatically jump to paintings, music, or dance. Until recently, few people considered cinema a form of art. For sophomore Matthew Schiffbauer, filmmaking has been both an art form and personal passion for his entire life. On Thursday, May 19, Schi...

Big and Little Buddies Share Brain Freezes

Big and Little Buddies Share Brain Freezes

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
May 17
Filed under Features

Both young and older members of the Big Buddy program reunited one last time for an ice cream social at Southern Elementary School on Friday, May 13.

Make This Summer Memorable

Make This Summer Memorable

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
May 17
Filed under Features

It is mid-June, and, as usual, sitting on the couch watching Netflix is the only event on your calendar… for the rest of summer. This year, forget about uneventful days, and go somewhere amusing that is close to you and that won’t break your bank. York, PA Central Market    ...

Chase Summers: Finance for the Future

Chase Summers: Finance for the Future

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
May 17
Filed under Features

Junior Chase Summers was chosen as one of the seven students in the county to attend the apprenticeship for People’s Bank. Summers has always had an interest in finance and was very passionate about being able to work underneath of the bank. Summers learned a lot through the group projects in the apprenticeship. ...

Seniors Share Commitment Stories

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
May 17
Filed under Features

A feature video highlighting several Susky senior's commitment to college.

Susquehannock’s Beloved Sandy May Retires

Susquehannock’s Beloved Sandy May Retires

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
May 13
Filed under Features, Showcase

  She’s a familiar smiling face that seems like a part of the Susquehannock High School library. Students adore her, and staff members think of her as a family member. It may seem impossible to imagine a school environment without library clerk Sandy May, yet she is retiring after this school y...

Post Prom Goers Enjoy the Evening

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
May 10
Filed under Features

One of the many ways Susquehannock tries to keep her students safe is by providing a safe, friendly post prom party. They have  fun activities, prizes to win and great food to eat.

Emma Gruner Named 2016’s Valedictorian

Emma Gruner Named 2016’s Valedictorian

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
May 9
Filed under Alumni Pride, Features, Showcase

  Drawing her bow masterfully across the strings of her beloved viola, Emma Gruner escapes from her academic prowess, which has earned her the title of the valedictorian of Susquehannock’s class of 2016.   An only child, Gruner was born in Texas before she moved to this area around the age ...

Rohan Murphy Makes an Impact on Southern York County

Rohan Murphy Makes an Impact on Southern York County
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Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
May 9
Filed under Features, Showcase

  Penn State wrestling alum Rohan Murphy rolled into Southern York County just like he has in many other middle and high schools around the country.   Thanks to Murphy, students from the middle and high school were enlightened about adversity on Friday, April 29 in the high school auditorium. ...

Houseal Heads to the Naval Academy

Abby Deter, Reporter
May 9
Filed under Features

There are many students that attend Susquehannock High School that have high aspirations; however, junior Yulia Houseal has an incredibly high goal that she firmly intends to reach.  Houseal has worked incredibly hard for her entire high school career in order to accomplish her dream of...

Susky Rises To the Top

Susky Rises To the Top

Brooke Weber, Reporter
May 9
Filed under Features

  As we walk the halls each day, repeating what might initially seem like the monotonous steps of life at Susky, it can be difficult to appreciate just how lucky we all are - until an amazing honor brings this fact to the forefront of our collective consciousness.   On April 19, U.S. News...

5 Alternatives to Going to Prom

Emily Rivers, Reporter
May 5
Filed under Features

  Prom is expensive. It’s a well known fact, and many students choose to attend despite the costs. However, some people are overwhelmed by the cost of fancy dresses, tuxes, manicures, hairstyles, tickets- you name it- and choose not to go.   If you’ve decided not to go to prom this year, there are ...

AP Human Geo Field Trip Gives Students Experience

AP Human Geo Field Trip Gives Students Experience

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
May 3
Filed under Features, Showcase

The AP human geo class got to experience a new way of learning in York on April 26. Students gained more knowledge about their class and experience a whole new world of learning from a field trip. Students had the opportunity to learn about how industries grow and work from several workers up in York...

Make Way for the 2016-2017 Link Leaders

Make Way for the 2016-2017 Link Leaders

Emily Christian, Reporter
May 3
Filed under Features

“The best of the best,” also known as the 2016-2017 Link Crew Leaders, gathered together in the gymnasium for the first time on Thursday. Running through brief activities that await the incoming freshmen, the link team never failed to impress with the team building skills, cooperation and excite...

Spanish Students Taste Authentic Cuisine

Spanish Students Taste Authentic Cuisine

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
April 29
Filed under Features

  ¡Qué rica! The Spanish club members traveled to Fiesta Mexico in York on April 21, tasting authentic Mexican cuisine while trying out their Spanish language skills with native speakers.   Every year, the club has a “restaurant trip,” so students with passions for the Spanish language look forwa...

Connecting at College

Connecting at College

Brooke Weber, Reporter
April 29
Filed under Features

  With just over four weeks left until graduation, it might seem like stress is on a downward slope for college-bound seniors - the weather is consistently delightful, the exams will soon be over, and the excitement of moving on to a new stage in life is about to reach its peak...until you factor in ...

Susky Places First in the Teen Safe Driving Competition

Susky Places First in the Teen Safe Driving Competition

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
April 27
Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior Eli Holloway, senior Connor Hood, and junior Hailey Miller showed off their driving skills when they participated in the Teen Safe Driving Competition. Earning Susquehannock first place in the event, the three students competed against 18 other schools around the York/Adams county area. Hoo...

Bid Farewell to the Chromebooks… For Now

Bid Farewell to the Chromebooks… For Now

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
April 26
Filed under Features

With the weather heating up and the students counting down the days until summer, it is time to return the laptops. Students successfully interacted with the new technology in a new club, Tech Shed. The members of the tech shed are assigned the task to collect all the computers and make sure they are intact...

Teens Learn about Leadership at JA Symposium

Teens Learn about Leadership at JA Symposium

Logan Garvey, Features Editor
April 26
Filed under Features

  Students got a slice of life at the annual JA Symposium on Wednesday, April 6 at the Wyndham in West York by learning how to be independent women instead of following the crowd.   Junior Brittany Brenneman, sophomore Sasha Epps, sophomore Stevie King, sophomore Diana Sanchez, sophomore Samant...

‘Pippin’ Goes to the Encores

‘Pippin’ Goes to the Encores

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
April 26
Filed under Features

After receiving raving reviews, the cast and crew of Pippin has moved on to the York County Encore Awards. The Encores is where high schools in York County showcase a portion of their musical that they performed at their school. Participants are given an opportunity to win awards, such as schola...

Susky Shows Support for Cancer Awareness

Susky Shows Support for Cancer Awareness

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
April 22
Filed under Features

Students and staff dressed in various colors to show support for those affected by cancer. Staff dressed in yellow for bone cancer, seniors wore pink for breast cancer, juniors were decked out in green for lymphoma, sophomores wore black for melanoma and freshmen sported orange to represent kidney cancer....

Decades Day Paints the Hallways

Decades Day Paints the Hallways

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
April 21
Filed under Features, Showcase

Students and faculty showed their Susky spirit by representing a decade of their choosing. While '50s and '80s were popular, some students threw it back to the '90s and '20s. Students were also able to "pie" teachers during their lunch periods to raise money for cancer awareness. Wear your class color...

Susky Chants “USA”

Susky Chants “USA”

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-chief
April 21
Filed under Features

For the third spirit day of Kick Cancer week, students and teachers showed their patriotism in a sea of red, white and blue. The next spirit day is "throwback," so pick a decade and choose an outfit that represents your time period!             ...

National Sibling Day Brings Siblings Close

National Sibling Day Brings Siblings Close

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
April 20
Filed under Features

National Sibling Day was on Sunday, April 10, and social media filled up with adoring pictures of siblings sharing their love. Even though Sibling Day is over, siblings at Susquehannock continue to share their love by remaining close. From taking quick selfies to posting old pictures from when the...

Susky “Bums” It to Kick Cancer

Susky “Bums” It to Kick Cancer

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
April 19
Filed under Features

To kick off this week, student council hosted a "bum it" day for a smooth transition from the weekend to Monday. Students pulled out all their t-shirts, sweat pants and flip flops to show their school spirit. Tomorrow is "Hawaiian" day, so break out everything floral in your closet to participate in...

How-To-Interview 101

How-To-Interview 101

Emily Christian, Reporter
April 19
Filed under Features

Kiss those nervous butterflies goodbye with these 5 simple tips to prepare you for any interview. Present Good Nonverbal Communication There are no second chances for making a good first impression, so it is important to follow proper etiquette. Standing straight, making eye contact, and having a firm handshake will demonstrate confidence, as well as create a ...

Artist of the Month: Art Imitates Life

Artist of the Month: Art Imitates Life

Brooke Weber, Reporter
April 19
Filed under Features

  In this day and age, when it can seem increasingly difficult to connect on a personal level both with the media we create and consume, some rare creative souls are taking matters into their own hands.   Senior Rachel Miller, April’s Artist of the Month, is one such soul - according to a...

Flowers, Sunglasses, Hats: Susky Celebrates Hawaiian Day

Flowers, Sunglasses, Hats: Susky Celebrates Hawaiian Day

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
April 19
Filed under Features

As spring weather brings sunshine and heat, students dressed in Hawaiian-themed gear to celebrate the second day of the Kick Cancer spirit week sponsored by student council. Tomorrow is "USA Day," so it's time to break out your red, white and blue to show patriotism and school spirit!               ...

Seniors Run the Stock Market

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
April 11
Filed under Features

It’s usually a wonder how major companies like Amazon or Walmart crawled to the top of the corporation list throughout the years. Around this time of the school year, seniors in the Government and Economics class get to feel what it’s like to rise to the top of the list in their own class-wide gove...

D’Amore Becomes an Eagle Scout

D’Amore Becomes an Eagle Scout

Logan Garvey, Features Editor
April 5
Filed under Features

  Junior Jacob D’Amore saw all of his hard work finally pay off after earning the title of Eagle Scout.   To be worthy of this title, the scout has to work for merit badges, go on camping trips, learn how to do things the old-fashioned way and also take part in a project that benefits the co...

2016 Promposals

Mallory Lebo, Reporter
April 4
Filed under Features

April’s Teacher of the Month: J.C. Lewis

April’s Teacher of the Month: J.C. Lewis

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 30
Filed under Features

While important in his life, graphing calculators, algebra and calculus just scrape the surface of math teacher J.C. Lewis.   Lewis grew up in Northumberland, Pennsylvania where he became immersed in the educational world early on since his mother was an elementary school teacher, and his dad was ...

Art Students Take a Different Direction

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
March 29
Filed under Features

When a person thinks about art, the idea of using discarded materials might seem out of the ordinary, but a team of students want to challenge typical conventions by creating a display entirely out of recycled materials. The competition, hosted by the Creative York art gallery, encourages loca...

Susky Sweeps the Computer Fair

Abby Deter, Reporter
March 24
Filed under Features

Junior Kylie Taylor, senior David Gallegos, junior Colton Mumley and senior Kristy Langhans all placed at the PA Regional Computer Fair Competition at New Oxford on March seventh. Taylor, who took first place in the graphic design category, is very proud of her hard work. “I did the design cate...

Anatomy Students Dig into Sheep Hearts

Danielle Jackson, Reporter
March 20
Filed under Features

The anatomy students have put down their pencils and picked up their scalpels, getting ready to dissect a sheep heart for the first time. The dissection started on March 8 when the students were wrapping up their previous cat dissection. The main areas the students are analyzing are the vessels and their blood flow...

Do You Know What’s in Your Water?

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
March 17
Filed under Commentary, Features

  Most people never take the time to consider where their water comes from or what is in it. They assume that it comes from a company or a well, and that whoever drilled their well or sends their water bill tested it and takes care of it. On Monday, February 21, Barbara Nealon’s AP Environmental Sci...

“Big World Project” Inspires Students

“Big World Project” Inspires Students

Brooke Weber, Reporter
March 16
Filed under Features

     The auditorium buzzes with the level of energy only a room full of students could reach in anticipation of an unfamiliar face a new story to be told.   As Steve Pettit introduces himself and captivates his audience with a schoolwide yell, no one in the packed auditorium can predic...

Jake Smith: The Font Master

Jake Smith: The Font Master

Karly Matthews, Editor-In-Chief
March 16
Filed under Features

  “For me, it’s just something fun to do. I didn’t start because I thought I was an artist.”   In spring of 2013, senior Jake Smith took his first graphic design class with art teacher Wade Bowers as a freshman, finding a hobby that may not inspire a career path but is a passion nonetheles...

Peer Leaders Reflect on Get Real Day

Peer Leaders Reflect on Get Real Day

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
March 11
Filed under Features

Students in school usually have trouble developing bonds and have trouble fitting in with others.  To help students get through this problem, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in York established a program called Get Real Day to help students develop greater bonds and break boundaries between each o...

Technology Paves the Way for Education’s Future

Technology Paves the Way for Education’s Future

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
March 11
Filed under Features

  Toddlers are naturals when it comes to smartphones, and kids at increasingly younger ages are computer whizzes. So, in a world where technology is an unavoidable part of daily life, teachers all across the district are incorporating electronics into classrooms.   Shrewsbury Elementary’s Karen DeLuca,...

Get Real Day Brings Students Together

Get Real Day Brings Students Together

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 10
Filed under Features

  Get Real Day, the annual event that brings students together during a day of breaking down boundaries, began its run at Susky on Wednesday, March 9. The program, designed by the Jewish Community Center, was created to foster a sense of acceptance and understanding within local high schools. To ...

AP Tests Are On the Horizon

Grace Burns, Co-Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 8
Filed under Features

As May draws near, the idea of conquering AP tests fills students' minds.  When considering whether or not to take these tests, there are several factors, including personal motive and Susky students' history with the test,  to consider. ...

“Pippin” Brings the Circus to Town

“Pippin” Brings the Circus to Town

Brooke Weber, Reporter
March 8
Filed under Features

  It’s officially less than a month until the start of the spring musical, and this year’s show, with the introduction of some never-before-seen tricks, is proving to be a taste of something different for the theater department.   Pippin will run from April 1 through 3 at the high sc...

AP Students say “No” to Bottled Water

AP Students say “No” to Bottled Water

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
March 4
Filed under Features

  For the past few weeks, students in Barbara Nealon’s AP Environmental class have studied different environmental problems happening throughout our school.   The class's job was to identify the biggest problem within the school and try to find a solution to it. With thought and research, th...

French Club Bonds Over Crêpes

French Club Bonds Over Crêpes

Emily Christian, Reporter
March 4
Filed under Features

Crêpes play a huge part in the French culture, so there is no better way to engage students in French club than by having them make crêpes themselves. From Nutella and berry filled to chocolate flavored and whipped cream topped, French Club members spent their evening in the food lab creatin...

Students Prepare for the New SAT

Students Prepare for the New SAT

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Features

Students have been continuously studying and preparing for the upcoming SAT.  This redesigned version of the SAT will take place at Susquehannock at 7:30 a.m. on March 5. College Board, the administrators of the SAT, have tried to ease students into taking the test by modifying the old version of it.  This new ...

U.S. Government Takes A Bite Out of Apple

Mitchell Green, Reporter
March 2
Filed under Features

Recently, Apple has faced some backlash from some families for not providing the assistance that the U.S. government requested in solving the San Bernardino shooting case. When the FBI found Sayed Farook’s iPhone, it was locked with a passcode. Many of us have had that one friend that t...

Battle Fundraiser Helps Local Student

Battle Fundraiser Helps Local Student

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 2
Filed under Features

  At the annual Battle of the Buildings, Friendship Elementary proved that it truly deserves its name.   Students from the elementary school played a video urging members of the community to donate to Zach Myers, a third-grader at Friendship who has a genetic tissue disorder known as Epidermolysis...

Students “Smile More” at Hamilton

Students “Smile More” at Hamilton

Brooke Weber, Reporter
March 1
Filed under Features

     It’s a brisk Tuesday night, and although the little town of Glen Rock has long turned out its lights, the city that never sleeps is still going strong.   Among the many New York City theaters letting out their audiences after the final performance of the day, one seems to glow ...

Seniors Decide on Their Next Steps

Seniors Decide on Their Next Steps

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
February 29
Filed under Features

  With the fast-approaching May 1 decision date for colleges, many seniors are eagerly anticipating news of acceptances; however, several have already confirmed their next step.   Deciding on a college or university requires weighing the various pros and cons of a number of post-secondary optio...

Music Department Hits NYC

Music Department Hits NYC

Brooke Weber, Reporter
February 27
Filed under Features

Three identical buses pull up to the side of the bustling street.   As each set of doors opens, a sea of students flows out and looks around, mesmerized by the sheer amount of things to see - buildings as high as the airplanes passing overhead; masses of people rushing to get wherever they ne...

Latin Club Looks for New Members

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
February 25
Filed under Features

Latin club members welcome all students from grades 9-12  to join them. After the Latin Club completed their early activities this year, the student-led organization refocused and planned to meet regularly to celebrate ancient Roman traditions, like the Roman counterpart to contemporary Christm...

Students Put A Spark in the Prom Fashion Show

Students Put A Spark in the Prom Fashion Show

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
February 24
Filed under Features

A countless number of students from the high school and other surrounding schools swept the runway in dresses and tuxes from local bridal boutiques in the third Annual Prom Fashion Show on Saturday, February 20 in the high school gym.

Susky High Turns 64

Susky High Turns 64

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
February 21
Filed under Features

For 180 days we, as students, walk the same halls and see the same classrooms for 8 hours a day, making it hard to imagine it any other way. Only seeing four years of the school’s history,  we rarely consider its past. This year Susquehannock High School celebrates year 64 of its establish...

Barnhart Carries King of Hearts

Barnhart Carries King of Hearts

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
February 21
Filed under Features

   This year, senior Matt Barnhart collected the most donations for the King of Hearts Court drive and stole Susky’s heart.    Every year there are ten senior boys on the ballot for being the King of Hearts, and whoever collects the most money, canned foods or clothing items will be crowne...

Academic Camps Offer New Learning Experiences

Academic Camps Offer New Learning Experiences

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
February 19
Filed under Features

Gettysburg College is currently offering high school students in Pennsylvania a chance to improve their academic skills over the summer through academic camps.  Subjects include: psychology, government, creative writing and 3D object modeling. The offer is exclusive to sophomores, juniors and seniors only, a...

February’s Teacher of the Month: Timothy Hare

February’s Teacher of the Month: Timothy Hare

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
February 16
Filed under Features

Filming unique videos has always been a skillful attribute of video productions teacher Timothy Hare.  He enjoys seeing students use their imagination and inspires creativity throughout most of his classes. Growing up in Shrewsbury, Hare was a 1995 graduate of Susquehannock High School, attending York ...

Scheduling: Back to Basics

Scheduling: Back to Basics

Brooke Weber, Reporter
February 16
Filed under Features

As the snow continues to fall and the homework continues to pile up, sometimes it’s easy to forget that spring is just around the corner - and with it comes thoughts of the school year ahead.   Scheduling for the 2016-2017 school year is coming up, so be sure to start thinking about what next year’...

King of Hearts Pep Rally Energizes Students and Staff

King of Hearts Pep Rally Energizes Students and Staff

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
February 15
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From a lip sync battle to basketball face-offs, the King of Hearts pep rally brought out all the stops to conclude the can drive.   Senior Matt Barnhart claimed the title of King of Hearts after collecting the most items to donate to the community.  

Faces of the Future

Faces of the Future

Grace Burns, Karly Matthews, and Jake Smith
February 11
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With the 2016 presidential election looming in the distance and primary season in full swing, seniors here at Susquehannock are beginning to choose who they support as the next president of the United States. Over the past few days, we have compiled a list of 50 seniors who know who they want to be...

#BellLet’sTalk

#BellLet’sTalk

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
February 8
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“All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul, and they will never notice how broken you really are.” When the beloved Robin Williams said this, he spoke the truth. It really only takes someone to look happy for people to believe they are happy. Unfortunately, that one person ...

Soar Through the SATs With These Tips

Soar Through the SATs With These Tips

Emily Christian, Reporter
February 5
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The end of the year is always the most stressful for juniors and seniors - striving to get out of finals, deciding where to go to college, and basically starting to plan for their entire future. Having to take the SAT test doesn’t help with the stress load. However, starting March 5, the new SAT w...

Snow Dayz Pass By

Snow Dayz Pass By

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
February 4
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Winter Storm Jonas became one of York's biggest snowstorms in history when it hit the East Coast with over 3 feet of snow on February 22. The storm was a huge talk among students and teachers in Susky.  Many were excited to get out early on Friday, getting an extra treat when schools were closed o...

Susky Student Creates “A New Hope” for Star Wars Fans

Susky Student Creates “A New Hope” for Star Wars Fans

Brooke Weber, Reporter
February 4
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Opening an app. Typing a question. Tapping “send.”   It’s an everyday occurrence for many high school students, one that often isn’t given a second thought - but what if that question had the power to start a fan culture movement?    This is exactly what happened to junior Addie...

Students Impress at Districts Orchestra

Emily Rivers, Reporter
January 29
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  The District 7 Orchestra Festival was held at Lampeter-Strasburg High School on Friday January 15, and Saturday, January 16, 2016. Several students from the music department participated in this two-day festival that includes participants from eight different counties in Pennsylvania.   ...

Students of the Month: Above and Beyond

Students of the Month: Above and Beyond

Brooke Weber, Reporter
January 28
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  For some students, high achievement in both academic and community life are the norm, and the goal is to leave the school and Southern York County as a whole better than when they arrived.   Their reward for this hard work and success? The prestigious title of Student of the Month.  ...

Pier 1 Imports to Close Over 100 Stores

Pier 1 Imports to Close Over 100 Stores

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
January 20
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The local Pier 1 Imports store in Shrewsbury,  and another local in Carlisle, PA, will be closing down sometime in February. Back in April 2015, CEO Alex Smith announced that Pier 1 Imports will be closing down over 100 stores across the nation.   Librarian Sandy May feels sorry fo...

Put a Sock In It Foundation

Allure Sapp, Reporter
January 20
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Put a Sock in it, an organization created by students at University of Nebraska, is helping students and teachers aid their community by giving their mismatched socks to the homeless. Crystal Mueller is a retired teacher that worked at Southern Elementary school for 39 years and is now a part of the Put a...

Aveidum Brings Awareness to the School

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
January 20
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Aveidum has been trying to spread awareness for their club by posting little paper hands with motivational messages on them all around the school. Aveidum is a relatively new club that focuses on bringing the student body together and is always there to help any students feel more accepted.  Make sure...

Eat This, Not That

Eat This, Not That

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
January 20
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When you first open a new bag of chips, how can you resist the crunchy, salty taste? You have to resist it though because you made a resolution to eat healthy, which obviously is not any fun. But, by choosing the right snacks, you can eat the healthiest you’ve ever eaten, and it’s not by just munching...

Brigit Duffy’s Future is Army Strong

Brigit Duffy’s Future is Army Strong

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 19
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  Cadet life is not for everyone, yet, for senior Brigit Duffy, the physical, mental and intellectual demands of military training are a perfect fit as she recently discovered her acceptance to the United States Military Academy at West Point.             ...

Susquehannock Works Towards Better Learning

Susquehannock Works Towards Better Learning

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-chief
January 13
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  Susquehannock is known as a school in which students learn and thrive thanks to both their teachers and their peers. If a student does not first succeed in the classroom, there are a plethora of other ways to understand a difficult concept.   The Susky Writing Center   Led by senio...

Layaway Saint Gifts Anonymously Through Walmart

Allure Sapp, Reporter
January 13
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People say that money can’t buy you happiness, but for the customers at Walmart in Harrisburg, PA money brought them happiness for the holidays. On December 14 around 12:30 p.m., a man given the name “Santa B” sent in one of his representatives to pay off layaway for every customer. The tot...

Fashion in 2016: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Fashion in 2016: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
January 12
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This spring we can all look like the models on the runway by keeping up with the newest and hottest fashion trends of 2016. The 70’s Are Here to Stay We rewind to fashion decades years ago to the 70’s, when flare jeans and suede clothes were all the craze. This spring everyone will be recreating their favorite looks from the 70’s, so get out the ol...

Learn Military Basics from ‘NEXT’ Magazine

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
January 11
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If you are a student trying to join the military, then this is the guide for you, according to  NEXT magazine’s guide to Military Basics. Military Basics NEXT gives out simple basics on how students could join the military and information on the different branches, which include the Army, the ...

Year in Review: 2015

Year in Review: 2015

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 3
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Like every year, 2015 was a mix of good and bad. Movements were born and gained huge followings. People helped each other and turned others away. People had fun and were gunned down. Both progress and setbacks abounded. In 2016, we should all agree to keep the better parts of this year around and collectively agree to stop killing each other, okay? Let’s take a look back at the insanity ...

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