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Music Department Hits NYC

Music Department Hits NYC

Brooke Weber, Reporter
February 27, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

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, 2016
Filed under Features

“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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

  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, 2016
Filed under Features

  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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

  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, 2016
Filed under Features

  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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

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, 2016
Filed under Features

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 ...

What To Do Over Christmas Break

Emily Rivers, Reporter
December 23, 2015
Filed under Features

Christmas time is one of the most awaited times of the year. Decorations line the streets, and Christmas music fills the air. Cookies are being made, and presents are being wrapped. However, with Christmas time comes winter break. Instead of spending your break in boredom, here’s a list of things...

Holidays: The Ways We Celebrate

Emily Rivers, Reporter
December 21, 2015
Filed under Features

  Holidays from various religions around the world are celebrated in the month of December. The three most commonly celebrated holidays at this time of the year are: Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. If you’ve ever wondered what happens for each of these holidays, we have a rundown of how and wh...

You Don’t Know the Power of the Dark Side

You Don’t Know the Power of the Dark Side

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
December 18, 2015
Filed under Features

  As the release date of the latest installment of the Star Wars saga draws closer, rumors and predictions are flying around as the excitement for the movie mounts higher and higher.   On October 19, the first glimpse of the new movie was officially released to the public via YouTube. It was...

Creative Writers Resurrect Club

Creative Writers Resurrect Club

Josia Tourville, Reporter
December 17, 2015
Filed under Features

Students were buzzing with excitement at Creative Writing Club’s first meeting.  It was  held  in English teacher Tim Groth's room on Thursday, December 10th. Freshman Camryn Brakmann looks forward to being a member in the club. “It’s hard to find the time to write. I really want to jo...

Chipotle’s Battle with E.Coli

Chipotle’s Battle with E.Coli

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
December 15, 2015
Filed under Features

You’re at the hottest place to eat in town, you order your food, and you are so ready to start devouring your meal-not knowing what kind of bacteria could be contaminating your dinner at that very moment. Recently, Chipotle has climbed its way to the top of the headlines thanks to E. coli. E. coli  ...

College Tips From ‘NEXT’ Magazine

College Tips From ‘NEXT’ Magazine

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
December 15, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features

In high school, students concentrate mainly on classwork, jobs and athletics. To them, it’s a non-stop pile of work until the summer break; however, they are handed even more work to do over the summer - more jobs and college considerations. High school students have a difficult time trying...

Orchestra Students Prepare for District Auditions

Orchestra Students Prepare for District Auditions

Logan Garvey
December 15, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

  With nerves and ambitions on the rise, several of the most talented students from the orchestra program prepared for the PMEA District 7 Orchestra auditions on Saturday, December 5 at Dallastown High School, eager to demonstrate their skills.   Every year around this time, students going to Distr...

S.A.D.D. Spreads Positivity to Elementary Students

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
December 15, 2015
Filed under Features, News

S.A.D.D., which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, worked throughout the fall and winter to prepare a presentation for students at Southern Elementary School. Southern Elementary Guidance Counselor Michelle Brengle collaborated with S.A.D.D. to make the event a reality. The presen...

Three Democrats Race for Party Nomination

Three Democrats Race for Party Nomination

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
December 10, 2015
Filed under Features

  There’s always something to focus on in American politics, but with impending presidential primaries with no incumbent running, American voters are starting to make important decisions about who they want to run this country. On the Democratic side of primaries, there is a short list of three ...

Front-Running Republicans Vie for Nomination

Front-Running Republicans Vie for Nomination

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
December 10, 2015
Filed under Features

  There’s always something to focus on in American politics, but with impending presidential primaries with no incumbent running, American voters are starting to make important decisions about who they want to run this country. Although the field is flooded with candidates running, there are a few candid...

Theatre Celebrates “ITS” Annual Festival

Brooke Weber, Reporter
December 9, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

As the curtain rose on the 2015 Pennsylvania International Thespian Society Festival, over a thousand teenage actors, singers, dancers, and techies settled into the auditorium seats that they would call home for the weekend of their lives.   The afternoon of December 3 began when Troupe 40...

French Club Gets A Taste of French Cuisine

French Club Gets A Taste of French Cuisine

Emily Christian, Reporter
December 8, 2015
Filed under Features

          French Club spent Wednesday evening tasting French cuisine at Rachel’s Crêperie, a very exciting trip that French Club takes every year. Sophomore Sydney Smith is a French III student that has enjoyed this trip each year. “When we went to Rache...

Tess Clancy Captures Life From Behind the Lens

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
December 8, 2015
Filed under Features

  The sound of the shutter breaks the silence of the air, and a wave of happiness washes over her.  Little beats the feeling of snapping the perfect shot for senior and December’s Artist of the Month Tess Clancy.           In regards to photography in Clancy’s life, wha...

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Katelin Tyer, Reporter
December 7, 2015
Filed under Features

Buying Christmas gifts can be tricky, but don't worry; here is the ultimate gift giving guide for  2015. For your best friends.... For your Mom... For your Grandparents... For your Dad... For your boyfriend/ girlfriend... ...

December’s Teacher of the Month: Katharine Wilt

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
December 3, 2015
Filed under Features

  With her nose in her favorite book, The Kite Runner, English teacher Katharine Wilt relaxes and reflects on her day. As usual, it was full of teaching AP and academic students everything from vocabulary to researching classic literature.   Always having a passion for books, Wilt grew up here in Y...

Taylor Reed: Capturing Life Through a Lens

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
December 3, 2015
Filed under Features

Expressing her creativity through photography, senior Taylor Reed is named the artist of the month for November. Reed specializes in photography and has been enrolled in classes since her sophomore year. She originally started with a regular photography course and continued to challenge herself b...

Big Buddy Builds Friendships

Logan Garvey, Features Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Features

  The Big Buddy program kicked off by preparing high school students in a training session the week of November 8.   At the training session, Southern Elementary School guidance counselor Michelle Brengle gave students a tour of S.E.S. and explained the objectives of the program.   T...

Band Marches Into Success

Brooke Weber, Reporter
November 23, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

  ‘Ra’ completed his final trip around the sun during the marching band’s championships, and his return was brighter than ever.   The band placed third out of seven at the competition in Downingtown, where all of the surrounding bands of the area gathered to perform their shows one las...

Community Service Club Partners with Leo Program

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
November 19, 2015
Filed under Features

The Community Service Club has kick-started their year by teaming up with the Leo Program, a community service club located in New Freedom. The Community Service Club hopes to help more people around the community with the help of their new partnership. Senior Ellie Holloway, the Vice President of...

NHS Inducts New Members

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  Under the lights of the auditorium, dozens of the district’s brightest juniors and seniors became members of the National Honor Society, ready to begin the next chapter of the high school’s history.   For the first time ever, students were admitted into the organization, which focuse...

Latin Club plans for the 2015-2016 School Year

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
November 17, 2015
Filed under Features

     Although not adding anything new to the lineup this year, the Latin Club is continuing the tradition of celebrating Roman culture.      The study of daily Roman life is a significant part of Latin Club and understanding the Latin language. In ancient Rome, festivals and holidays were an im...

McDonnell: State Bound and Proud

Mallory Lebo, Reporter
November 17, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Features

A famous American entrepreneur, Jim Rohn, once said, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.” This is exactly the case for senior cross country runner Joey McDonnell. McDonnell has been running since he was in eighth grade, and to say he’s blossomed into one of Susque...

November’s Teacher of the Month: Wesley Myers

November’s Teacher of the Month: Wesley Myers

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2015
Filed under Features

  Paints, colored pencils and blank canvases have stuck with art teacher Wesley Myers since childhood.  His early passion has given him a medium to share the significance of art with students and faculty for the past eight years.   Myers’ innate talent and drive for art has been evident sin...

So, Where are YOU Going?

Michael Younkin, Commentary editor
November 16, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Check out where your fellow classmates have been accepted and committed to colleges! Don't see your name up there? Send us a comment and we will add you!  

Aevidum Is Looking For a Treasurer

Aevidum Is Looking For a Treasurer

Emily Christian, Reporter
November 16, 2015
Filed under Features

Aevidum is still looking for a treasurer. As the treasurer, someone will have control over the club’s money, collecting it and deciding how to spend it. That person will also collect all money used for and left over from club projects. Aevidum, which stands for the phrase, “I’ve got yo...

Lucas Sherman Presents his Composing Talents

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
November 16, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

You may listen to Sherman's winning "Allegro in E Minor for the String Orchestra" in the attached mp3 file. After months of hard work and creativity, sophomore Lucas Sherman was thrilled to be able to hear his own piece played by a professional symphony. Sherman was awarded first place in...

Susquehannock Hits the Web

Susquehannock Hits the Web

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2015
Filed under Features

  As technology continues to become a larger and larger part of our daily lives, Susquehannock has made itself known via the Internet. The 1-On-1 Program   This year, Susquehannock provided a Chromebook per student with the intent of giving every student home Internet and technology access. ...

Homeless Awareness Week Sparks Change in Susky

Emily Rivers, Reporter
November 12, 2015
Filed under Features

Aevidum has been working hard to create unity within the school, and one way they have been doing this is through creating events centered around Homeless Awareness Week. November 1 through 7 was dedicated to bringing awareness to those who are homeless and how people are able to help those in need....

Holiday Share Spreads Some Cheer

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 12, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  This holiday season, Susky is giving back to the community.   An evergreen tree appeared in the auditorium lobby last week, covered in stars, which student council is hoping encourages students to be generous this month. The stars each have gift ideas on them that anyone can take and bring ...

Claire Morrison Making the Jump

Claire Morrison Making the Jump

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
November 12, 2015
Filed under Features

Claire Morrison has chosen the rare path of moving into the senior year and graduating a year early.

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Spanish Club Hosts a Celebration of Life

Spanish Club Hosts a Celebration of Life

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  With images of elaborate sugar skulls dancing in their heads, the Spanish club celebrated life on El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, at their most recent meeting on Thursday, November 5.       Members of the club engaged in various activities, such as decorating cookies to loo...

Chromebooks Get A New Update

Chromebooks Get A New Update

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
November 10, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features

Earlier this year, students were handed their own Chromebooks, which they could customize, play games, and focus on schoolwork with; however, on Tuesday, November 3, the tech department released a new update to the Chromebooks which resulted in an uproar from the whole school. When students receiv...

Susky Helps the Homeless

Matthew Schoedel, Reporter
November 9, 2015
Filed under Features

Students and teachers were encouraged to bring in donations for the homeless during Homeless Awareness Week, November 2-6.  The Aevidum club at Susquehannock sponsored the week at school. Some of the things students are being asked to donate were: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant...

Homecoming 2015 Review

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
November 6, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features

Many multi-colored lights were flashing throughout the filled gymnasium. Music blasted loudly from the speakers as many voices ecstatically sang along. On the night of October 24, students were truly introduced to a “Whole New World” during this year’s Homecoming dance. Some of the major hig...

Young Artists Whip Up New Work

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor
November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

Student artists in the Art teacher Wes Myers's  Introduction to Art class are hard at work on their sculptures.

McDonnell and Banchiere Dominate in Cross Country

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Fall Sports, Features

 Two sets of unwavering eyes belonging to two exceptional cross country runners are not letting the finish line out of their sight this season.     These eyes are those of seniors Joey McDonnell and Rachel Banchiere, who are leaving unforgettable legacies as runners.  Both hold school reco...

Susky Musicians Take Lebanon Valley College

Brooke Weber, Reporter
November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

  For some students in the orchestra program, the culmination of the spooky season turned  from candy and costumes to music and melodies at the annual Lebanon Valley College Honors Orchestra.   The select ensemble, which gathers participants from numerous counties around Pennsylvania, me...

Spooky Students Scare SoYoCo: 2015

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2015
Filed under Features

  Families dressed up, grabbed their candy buckets, and gathered at the high school for October Fun Night, the high school’s own version of trick-or-treating run by the clubs and organizations of the school on Wednesday night. For two hours, costumed children took over the halls of Susky in orde...

Guidance Offers Advice to Seniors

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
November 3, 2015
Filed under Features

Guidance Counselor Evelyn Kabke shares her thoughts on what seniors should do to prepare for after high school.

Seniors and Juniors Go Head To Head in Powder Puff

Seniors and Juniors Go Head To Head in Powder Puff

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2015
Filed under Features

   Amidst the enthusiasm in the air during homecoming week, senior and junior girls prepped for an annual face-off on the football field.  With faces covered in warpaint and flags strapped around their waists, the girls prepared to show that they were “tuff enuff for Powder Puff.”  The highl...

“FUN”D Day Helps Students

Allure Sapp, Reportor
November 2, 2015
Filed under Features

“FUN”D Day is a fundraiser created by senior student representative Matthew Barnhart to raise money for a $500 scholarship that will go to a graduating senior to further his or her education. Barnhart is a member in student council, and he thought that it would be a great way to help fund a sc...

Quick and Easy Halloween Costumes

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
October 31, 2015
Filed under Features

Halloween is today, so here are some fast, easy, and inexpensive Halloween costume ideas using things you already have in your home. Mime All you need for a mime costume is a black and white striped shirt, some black pants, and some type of black hat. To add that extra touch, just use some black eye ma...

Red Ribbon Week: This Is A Drug Free Zone

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
October 29, 2015
Filed under Features

    By simply pinning a red ribbon, one more person will be aware of the use of illegal drugs and substances and the emotional and physical impact these drugs have. The Red Ribbon Campaign takes place this week and raises  awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs...

“Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat” This Halloween

Brooke Weber, Reporter
October 29, 2015
Filed under Features, News

 In the midst of the Halloween season, the spirit of giving can seem a long way off - but for International Thespian Society Troupe 4088, it’s already in the air.   The annual Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat fundraiser is right around the corner, and the call to action is coming now. Senior ...

Homeroom Doors Show Off Their Halloween Spirit

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
October 29, 2015
Filed under Features

Susquehannock is full of Halloween spirit this year with creative door decorations to spook the students and staff.   Three lucky homeroom doors have won prizes this year.  The categories and prizes were: 104 for Best in Show (GRAND PRIZE = free breakfast for the next development day), 119 for ...

Part-Time Student Teacher Arrives at Susky

Brooke Weber, Reporter
October 22, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  There’s a new face in the math wing, and she couldn’t be more excited to start her journey in the field of education.   Bethann Hollander, a student at York College enrolled in a program called Secondary Education Mathematics with a minor in special education, was recently assigned ...

2N2 Drives into Susky

Ally Kerr, Reporter
October 22, 2015
Filed under Features

   Car crashes are the #1 killer for teenagers, so 2N2, a nationwide competition, has made its way to Susquehannock to reduce the amount of car crashes. 2N2 is a competition from State Farm where schools around the country compete for $100,000 and free tickets for an Echosmith concert. In order t...

Community Service Club Begins

Community Service Club Begins

Ally Kerr, Reporter
October 21, 2015
Filed under Features

  Community Service Club has assigned its officers, and the members are ready to get involved with the community. The officers for this year’s club are: senior Abby Ferraro (president), senior Ellie Holloway (vice president), senior Maddy Mummert (secretary) and senior Kelly Franz (treasurer). ...

Writing Center Tutors Advise in the Middle School

Writing Center Tutors Advise in the Middle School

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  Aiming to apply their writing skills and help middle school students, several student tutors from the writing center visited middle school English classes on Wednesday, October 14 to lend a helping hand.   Because of a low demand for writing tutors in the high school, members of the S...

French Club Has Officially Begun

Emily Christian, Reporter
October 20, 2015
Filed under Features

This year’s French Club is now in the hands of three very cultured juniors: Mackenzie Marzullo, Gabby Maiorano and Casey Kummer. During the first meeting on Thursday, October 8, students could be found engaged in building their own Eiffel Towers in groups and voting for the most engaged members ...

Upperclassmen Lend a Helping Hand

Upperclassmen Lend a Helping Hand

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
October 16, 2015
Filed under Features

  Because freshmen now take chemistry instead of physics, science teachers have enlisted upperclassmen with A-averages in science courses in a tutoring program.   Due to a change in the science curriculum, students are now required to take chemistry as freshmen, biology as sophomores, and a s...

Kaleb Fair Belts Out Broadway Talent

Kaleb Fair Belts Out Broadway Talent

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
October 16, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

Kaleb Fair talks about his solos in the choir's Night of Broadway concert.

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New Homecoming Events Scheduled

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 15, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  Unlike previous years, 2015’s Homecoming is slated to be a week-long lineup of events for all students, from pizza lovers to movie fanatics to spirited students. For the first time ever, several new events have been added to the week. Here is your guide to all of the activities planned for this...

A Few Minutes with Shervington

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
October 15, 2015
Filed under Features

Substitute guidance counselor Matthew Shervington explains how his experiences inspired him to become a counselor.

Hoco Proposals: The Element of Surprise

Emily Christian, Reporter
October 14, 2015
Filed under Features

With homecoming only two weeks away, homecoming proposals are making their appearance again this year, as guys come up with clever ways to ask girls to be their date. One of the most memorable proposals was between junior Philip Karpouzie and junior Addy Schefter, taking place in homeroom only a...

Top 5 Homecoming Hair Ideas

Emily Rivers, Reporter
October 13, 2015
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When most people think of homecoming, they think of the fancy dresses, the football game, and, most importantly, the dance. However, not many immediately think of how they will do their hair, which can be just as important as anything else dealing with homecoming. How you do your hair at homecoming...

College in Australia: Tess Clancy’s Acceptance

Brooke Weber, Reporter
October 12, 2015
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It’s a hot summer day, but she doesn’t mind - she’s thriving. She’s walking along a beach, knowing full well that some sort of creepy crawler could come her way at any moment as they tend to do here, but she’s prepared. In fact, it’s what she’s been waiting for. She breathes in the...

2015-2016 Yearbook Comes with New Features

2015-2016 Yearbook Comes with New Features

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
October 12, 2015
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QR codes and Image Share are updating the 2015-2015 yearbook. One of the newest updates to the yearbook this year are the QR codes. English teacher Jessica Beste hopes these new codes will allow students to scan and look through the unused photos that weren’t put into the yearbook. “I b...

2015 Homecoming Court Announced

2015 Homecoming Court Announced

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 12, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Homecoming is just around the corner, meaning proposals, new outfits, and the most contentious and beloved of traditions: the selection of homecoming court. All ten of the candidates for homecoming queen were selected by a ballot sent out to seniors, who helped narrow down the list from over 100 nam...

The Choral Department Dedicates a Night to Broadway

The Choral Department Dedicates a Night to Broadway

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 12, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  In its first annual “Night of Broadway” concert, the choral music department delivered a captivating performance of interactive and familiar Broadway songs that left audience members enthralled on Wednesday, October 7 in the cafeteria.   Both the chanticleer and concert choir were featured in the performance ...

Ashlee Byers Steps into the Spotlight

Ashlee Byers Steps into the Spotlight

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
October 7, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

  Quickly making a name for herself in the performing arts industry, senior Ashlee Byers will be performing in the 2015 Christmas show Deck the Halls at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster from November 3 to December 30 with Cast A.   Complete with song and dance to ring in the holiday se...

Students Compete in Family and Consumer Science Contest at York Fair

Students Compete in Family and Consumer Science Contest at York Fair

Logan Garvey
October 1, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

  Students had the chance to show off their sewing and cooking skills at the York Fair from September 11-20 in a family and consumer science contest.   In order to be entered into the contest, students had to be enrolled in a family and consumer science class at their school.   Senio...

Seniors Make Future Plans

September 30, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features

  Emotions are flying already about graduation day, and the class of 2016  is making plans for the lives ahead of them. Senior Gillian Sipe  was home schooled for six years before coming to Susky for freshman year, so SHS is is like home to her.   “I am excited to see what ...

Girls Get Ready to Slay Homecoming

Girls Get Ready to Slay Homecoming

Emily Christian, Reporter
September 23, 2015
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Girls are shopping until they drop to find their perfect  homecoming dress. Each year, there is always a color trend found with the dresses worn; this year the trend is more neutral with darker colors. Stores are selling two-piece dresses, which is considered to be a more elegant look. Senior ...

Jumping into the New School Year

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
September 23, 2015
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While many focus on the last day of school, students still have homecoming, prom, October fun night and even Christmas and Thanksgiving break to look forward to.   Homecoming 2015 Homecoming is almost here and is going to take place on October 24. Travel and world culture will be the theme as we fly around the world at the annual dance which runs between 7:...

Debate Club Prepares for their First Competition

Emily Rivers, Reporter
September 22, 2015
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Working harder than ever, the debate club has been figuring out how to prepare for its first competition in 6 weeks at Dallastown.   Debate club advisor Robert Cousineau recognizes the challenge but certainly believes the students can do it. “It usually takes new members 5 to 6 months to pr...

Want to Personalize Your Chromebook?

Want to Personalize Your Chromebook?

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
September 20, 2015
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Susquehannock handed out Chromebooks to all students on September 9 and 10.  Since then, students have been experimenting with their new Chromebooks and acquiring help from the Tech Shed for minor problems.  For many students, a pro to having their own Chromebook is designing it to match their own...

New Security Cameras Eye Students

Mitchell Green, Photojournalist
September 17, 2015
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Twenty-six new sets of eyes are now watching students around the clock, from around just about every corner. Read More »...

‘Fall’ into food

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
September 16, 2015
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The sweet and spice filled aroma of pumpkin flavor desserts fill the air as the Fall food season approaches. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls and Starbucks’ pumpkin spiced latte are what Fall is truly about.       Read More »...

Tech Shed Opens in Library

Tech Shed Opens in Library

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
September 10, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  This year the district is taking on the huge task of converting Susquehannock into a one-to-one high school. To control the onslaught of questions from hundreds of students a new program called the Tech Shed is being unrolled. Read More »...

Jenny Smith Returns to Susky

Jenny Smith Returns to Susky

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
September 10, 2015
Filed under Features, News

A year has passed since the 2014-2015 school year when junior Jenny Smith contracted Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After a series of treatments and tests, Smith is now back in school, but with tests still to come in the future.  Smith is currently doing well in school.  “I love being back,” said Smi...

Students Take an Excursion to Costa Rica

Logan Garvey
September 8, 2015
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Students said “hasta la vista” to the United States and “hola” to Costa Rica this summer. From June 17 to June 27, fifteen students traveled to Costa Rica with the Spanish Club. While there, they visited Arenal, Monteverde and the Pacific Coast. Read More »...

What to do When You Get Pulled Over

Nicole Michels, Reporter
May 29, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Features

How many people actually know what to do when they get pulled over? I know I don’t. Hearing those sirens and seeing the flashing lights is one of the scariest things for any driver to see coming up behind them. There is always that initial panic that sets in when you grip the steering wheel a li...

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