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What To Do Over Christmas Break

Emily Rivers, Reporter
December 23
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features, News

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
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
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
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
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
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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
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
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
Filed under Features, News

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
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...

States? Nationals? What’s Next?

States? Nationals? What’s Next?

Logan Garvey
May 29
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

Recently auditioning for a place at Nationals, junior Kristen Zak climbed her way to the top of all orchestra festivals, proving how much experience she has playing the violin. Read More »...

Link Crew Training Stays At Susquehannock

Link Crew Training Stays At Susquehannock

Abigail Bentz, Editor-in-Chief
May 29
Filed under Features

Link Crew leaders have been chosen for the 2015-2016 school year to ensure a smooth transition into high school for the Class of 2019. Read More »...

The Pitches are Back

Nicole Michels, Reporter
May 29
Filed under Features

Aca-believe it how amazing Pitch Perfect 2 was. From the cast to the comedy, everything was just, well perfect. Director Elizabeth Banks pulled out all the stops on this one. First can we talk about the cast. Most of the girls from the first movie made it back for the film, including: Anna Ken...

Summer of 2015 Plans

Summer of 2015 Plans

Abby Phillips, Reporter
May 22
Filed under Features

Since the school year is coming to a close, summer plans are coming into view. Summer is what most students look forward to, not only because there isn’t any school but also because they often go on vacations. Vacations are great ways to get away and  experience new and exciting adventures. Many...

The Prom Royals Have Been Crowned

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
May 20
Filed under Features

  The night of May 9 was arguably the most important night of a teenager’s life: high school prom. Included in  the festivities were: dancing, dinner  and a photo booth. Towards the end of the night, prom royalty was announced to an excited audience. On the prom prince ballot were juniors Josh S...

Post Prom Party was Promtastic

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
May 18
Filed under Features

For some students the post prom party was the highlight of prom night.  The post prom party (or PPP for short) had tons of food and games for people to enjoy late into the night. The party started as soon as prom ended at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 and ended Sunday morning at 3:00 a.m.  Since...

Fairie Fest Takes Over Glen Rock

Ally Lilly, Reporter
May 15
Filed under Features

Just outside of Baltimore, hidden away from the busyness of everyday life, people take a weekend to dance to the beat of drums and connect with nature in their own way. Wild mystical makeup, gypsy-esque outfits and live music are just of a few of the ways that people celebrated the annual Fairie Fes...

Art Fair Illustrates Students’ Talents

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
May 15
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, News

The high school hosted its ninth annual Arts and Technology Fair to show off the creative achievements of students throughout the district on Wednesday evening. The fair took place in the gym, which was converted into a gallery space with sections for each genre of art as well as special exhibits...

Heroin: A Life or Death Decision

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
May 11
Filed under Commentary, Features

It’s never a good idea to take drugs unless they are prescribed to you, or over the counter for a specific medical reason. The problem comes when individuals use drugs for recreational use.  One specific drug that has come to the surface recently is heroin. Ever wonder why the characters in...

Seniors Go the Distance for College

Seniors Go the Distance for College

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
May 11
Filed under Features, News

As the school year is coming to a close, seniors are preparing for their next step in life: college. Many students decide to stay close to home when choosing a college, but a select few take a leap of faith and travel far away from their hometown. These Susquehannock seniors are looking forward to...

Amie Larum Shines as Salutatorian

Grace Burns, News Editor
May 11
Filed under Features

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, one stellar student, senior Amie Larum, is making her appearance known as salutatorian.     Read More »...

Iannuzzi Is Named 2015’s Valedictorian

Iannuzzi Is Named 2015’s Valedictorian

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
May 11
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As the 2014 to 2015 school year comes to a close, exceptional students in the senior class prepare to be recognized for their academic excellence. Anthony Iannuzzi is one such student who is watching his high school career conclude in a big way: as valedictorian of his class. Iannuzzi started his...

Choir Prepares for Concert

Logan Garvey
May 7
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Looking forward to teaching the audience about diverse cultures through music, the high school and middle school choirs are preparing for tonight's concert. The concert will be held in Susquehannock High School’s Dr. Richard D. Hupper Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.   Folk Music From Around the World, ...

Jazz Fest Leaves the Audience Jubilant with its Jaw-Dropping performances

Logan Garvey
May 5
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Bands from multiple schools came together to share their love for music with the community at the 15th Annual Jazz Fest held at Shrewsbury Elementary School on Saturday, April 25. Highlights of the Jazz Fest included performances by the following school’s jazz bands: Susquehannock High School, Southern Middle School, ...

Students Excel In York College Model UN Conference

Students Excel In York College Model UN Conference

Abigail Bentz, Editor-in-Chief
May 4
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Six students participated in a Model United Nations Conference at York College on Sunday, March 22. Read More »...

Kick Cancer Spirit Week: An Overview

Danielle Jackson, Reporter
May 4
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Student council held activities to benefit cancer research during Kick Cancer Week, April 20 to 24. Monday was “bum it day.” This day consisted of students dressing in ripped shirts, ripped jeans and maybe even some ripped socks. During lunch, students could participate in  a balloon pop activity. Balloon pop asked students...

Melissa Lynch: Artist of the Month

Logan Garvey
May 3
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  Ready to show off her photography and art talent to the school, senior Melissa Lynch is Artist of the Month for April. The Artist of the Month program displays pieces of work that are created by students in the art department. In the beginning, Lynch found being Artist of the Month t...

Kick Cancer Spirit Week

Nicole Michels, Reporter
May 3
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Kick Cancer week allowed students to have fun dress up days while supporting those who have cancer,  raising money to help them.

Prom Style Tips for Guys

Prom Style Tips for Guys

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
May 3
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With so many ideas for prom for girls out there, it can be easy for guys to miss essential tips for formal fashion. Here are a few to keep you looking your best on prom night. Read More »...

How to Deal with Common Medical Emergencies

Courtney Rodgers, Reporter
May 3
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Recently there have been quite a few code yellow drills in the school due to medical emergencies, so it’s important to know what to do in a medical emergency. Anyone could have a medical emergency at any given point in time.  As a lifeguard, I have found that there are lots of people out there...

Student Council Members Run for Office

Student Council Members Run for Office

Abigail Bentz, Editor-in-Chief
May 3
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With only weeks until the end of another successful school year for student council, members have received the petitions and contracts to run for next year’s officer positions. Read More »...

iPhone vs. Android: The Unending Debate

Daniele Jackson, Reporter
April 30
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iPhone and Android: these two phone companies are the breakaway of the 21st century. Almost everyone either has an iPhone or an Android. Deciding which one is superior is a constant topic of discussion. Read More »...

Seniors Play the Stock Market

Seniors Play the Stock Market

Collin Riley
April 29
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Every year the seniors who are taking any Government and Economics class, play a game which puts the student in the shoes of a stockbroker, allowing them to learn first hand how the market works. This year the game started March 10. Each student was given $20,000.00 in virtual cash to invest in ...

AP Test Preparation Turns to Technology

AP Test Preparation Turns to Technology

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
April 24
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As AP tests rapidly approach, calculus students are incorporating technology into their test preparation. AP calculus teacher JC Lewis has started using Khan Academy, a non-profit academic site, as a part of his AP review for both calculus courses. The site contains educational videos and quizzes...

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