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What’s Happening with the Supreme Court?

What’s Happening with the Supreme Court?

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 21, 2016
Filed under News

  Last Wednesday, President Obama nominated judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. In any other year, this news would have been mundane, but filling the vacancy on the highest court in America is quickly becoming a Herculean task. This issue is complicated, but one that might set a very impor...

Kicking Cancer One Color At a Time

Kicking Cancer One Color At a Time

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2016
Filed under News

  Bursts of vibrant colors will fill the air on Saturday, April 23 when the Kick Cancer 5K Color Run, hosted by student council, is underway.   The first annual Color Run will take place during Kick Cancer Week, and all of the money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  All of the participants in the run will make their way around the campus on a...

The Week in News: The Highlights

The Week in News: The Highlights

Emily Christian, Reporter
March 11, 2016
Filed under News

News and entertainment have been the talk of this week. Check out the latest buzz: Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Passes Considered one of the most influential ladies of all time, Nancy Reagan passed away at age 94 on March 6. Her death was caused by congestive heart failure, as stated by ABC News. She is planned to be buried next to her husband...

Seniors Scavenge to Fund a Prom Photo booth

Seniors Scavenge to Fund a Prom Photo booth

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under News

  With less than two months until prom, the senior class council is scrambling to fund-raise for the event since the junior class council didn’t produce enough money.   Every year, the photo booth at prom is the biggest hit for students. As of right now, there  will not be a photo booth, ...

Susky Juniors Plan for Field Trip

Susky Juniors Plan for Field Trip

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
March 8, 2016
Filed under News

It isn’t often that high school students are treated to an all-day field trip, so many juniors who  are enrolled in A.P. Human Geography were excited when it was revealed that they would be traveling to several landmarks in and around York City on the April 26. Because the curriculum of AP Human Geography f...

Super Tuesday Confirms Political Front-Runners

Super Tuesday Confirms Political Front-Runners

Karly Matthews, Editor-In-Chief
March 3, 2016
Filed under News

  Cameras are flashing. Candidates are smiling, saying what Americans want to hear. Pundits and their field reporters are relentlessly distributing stats and news. It’s Super Tuesday, the most important day in American election years, in which Americans in 13 states/territories cast their primary votes. ...

“Get Real” Program Recruits New Peer Leaders

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
February 29, 2016
Filed under News

Although the “Get Real” program has only visited Susquehannock once during the 2014-2015 school year, students and faculty have acknowledged its importance. The York Jewish Community center will organize  and plan  activities for three single-day events on March 9, 17, and 24, focusing on creat...

Breaking News

Breaking News

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
February 27, 2016
Filed under News

This is this past week's news to keep you up to date.   Jeb Bush Is No Longer a Contender In the Race Jeb Bush is an active politician with experience and his brother was even the president, so it comes to a surprise that he would suddenly retire his campaign. Jeb Bush started in June as a possible nominee for president and his...

Battle of the Buildings Raises Record Amount

Battle of the Buildings Raises Record Amount

Mallory Lebo, Reporter
February 27, 2016
Filed under News

This year's Battle of the Buildings on Thursday, February 25 raised a record amount of money, $6,629.00. The eight-year total raised for scholarships is now $36,699.00.

Students Take a Break for S.T.E.M. Summit

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
February 26, 2016
Filed under News

A spotlight video featuring the 2015-2016 S.T.E.M. Summit at Susquehannock High School

Students Embrace Random Acts of Kindness Day

Students Embrace Random Acts of Kindness Day

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2016
Filed under News

  Whether by holding a door open or giving a compliment, people can show consideration of each other in the simplest of ways.  The heart-warming messages of National Random Acts of Kindness Day spread throughout the school on Wednesday, February 17 as students and staff incorporated caring words...

What’s Going On in the World this Week

What’s Going On in the World this Week

Emily Christian, Reporter
February 21, 2016
Filed under News

From pop culture to politics, there has been a lot happening this week. Fashion Week From streets to runways, fashion is exposed to millions, whether they are famous or not. It is a time to express new styles and looks to get trendy inspiration. Top fashion brands put on runway shows, choosing m...

Calumet Staff Pieces Memories Together

Calumet Staff Pieces Memories Together

Karly Matthews, Editor-In-Chief
February 18, 2016
Filed under News

  Period one in English teacher Jessica Beste’s classroom is bustling with energy as 26 seniors have their eyes glued to MacBooks, designing the 2016 yearbook for the final deadline approaching on March 5.   The sixty-fourth edition of Calumet, Susquehannock’s yearbook, will be released to th...

Trump and Sanders Take a Victory Lap

Trump and Sanders Take a Victory Lap

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
February 16, 2016
Filed under News

With tensions rising over who will take the White House next, the primary in New Hampshire brought us a little closer to unveiling our president. At the primary on February 10, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders dominated, both taking home a win. Donald trump rallied in a 35.5% win, and Bernie Sanders ended up prevailing with 60% of the votes. On the Demo...

Susky Shows School Spirit On Pink, Red and White Day

Emily Rivers, Reporter
February 15, 2016
Filed under News

The last day of the King of Hearts Spirit Week was on Thursday, February 11. Students dressed in pink, red and white lined the halls as the anticipation of who would be the King of Hearts began. Take a look:

Students Dress to Impress on Formal Day

Emily Rivers, Reporter
February 15, 2016
Filed under News

Wednesday, February 10 was Formal Day, where students wore their best dresses and tuxes to school. Take a look:

Teachers and Students Switch Outfits for Dress Like A Teacher Day

Teachers and Students Switch Outfits for Dress Like A Teacher Day

Emily Rivers, Reporter
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The second day of the King of Hearts Spirit Week, Tuesday, was Dress Like A Teacher Day. Students dressed up as their favorite teachers, and some teachers even joined in and dressed as students. Take a look:

Trump-less debate helps Cruz

Trump-less debate helps Cruz

Matt Schoedel, Reporter
February 10, 2016
Filed under News

A Republican debate took place with one less candidate at the podiums on January 28.   The frontrunner for the Republican party, Donald Trump, boycotted the debate due to feuding with Fox News. The top attending candidates were: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and Chris Christie.The debate star...

Students “Blend In” During Camo Spirit Day

Emily Rivers, Reporter
February 9, 2016
Filed under News

On February 8, students dressed in camouflage from head to toe filled the halls for Camo day, the first day of the King of Hearts Spirit Week.

2016’s Battle of the Buildings to Include Senior Students

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
February 5, 2016
Filed under News

Everyone can reminisce about Elementary school gym classes; students were more worried about playing a fun game with friends rather than running the mile. Each year, the Battle of the Buildings rekindles those fond memories by bringing students and faculty together to compete in miniature versions of gym ...

The Warrior Cafe Returns To Susky

The Warrior Cafe Returns To Susky

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
February 1, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

   Teenagers always forget their coffee in the morning or get hungry throughout the day, but they won’t have to worry about that next school year when the Warrior Cafe opens again.   The Warrior Cafe is looking to open  in the concession stand in the main gymnasium lobby. The cafe will sell...

Class of 2016: Vote for Senior Superlatives

Class of 2016: Vote for Senior Superlatives

January 29, 2016
Filed under News

The yearbook staff has released the list of senior superlative candidates! Seniors, visit "Class of 2016" on Google Classroom to vote for each category. The voting will close on February 4. If you still haven't purchased a yearbook, visit this link.

This Week In News…

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
January 28, 2016
Filed under News

This is this week’s breaking news that will have you on the edge of your seat. Winter Storm Jonas is Definitely Not “Burning Up” Remember when it was 60 degrees out in December, and we all thought we could get through the winter without any snow? Well in a matter of a day, that has changed. Bet...

Who Will Be the King of Hearts?

Who Will Be the King of Hearts?

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
January 15, 2016
Filed under News

             To break up the cold and monotonous winter months of the school year, the King of Hearts fundraising competition is a fun, interactive way to spread school spirit and help a good cause.   In past years, King of Hearts has been a highly-contest...

Seniors Commit to Future Plans

Seniors Commit to Future Plans

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 5, 2016
Filed under News

Confirming their next steps after high school, eight seniors signed to seven different institutions on Tuesday, December 8.[huge_it_slider id="4"]        

French Students Await Canadian Rendezvous

French Students Await Canadian Rendezvous

Brooke Weber, Reporter
December 28, 2015
Filed under News

   Though Christmas is quickly approaching, one group of students is already thinking about the summer ahead - and the voyage of their lives.   French teacher Stephanie Myers, or “Madame,” as her students call her, has recently organized a non-school-affiliated trip to Quebec, Canada,...

Aevidum Branches Out

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
December 22, 2015
Filed under News

After the launch of the Aevidum program at Southern Middle School (SMS) last school year, the organization is tackling its largest project to date. Keeping with Aevidum’s pervasive objective of promoting an “I’ve got your back” atmosphere, members are currently in the final stages of build...

Club Gets in the Spanish Spirit

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
December 21, 2015
Filed under News

  With visions of conjugations in their heads, Spanish Club members met to decorate cards for hospital patients and receive long-awaited t-shirts just in time for the holidays.   In regards to giving back, Spanish club officers decided to create holiday cards to be donated to Cards for Hospitalize...

Districts: The Results Are In

Districts: The Results Are In

Brooke Weber, Reporter
December 21, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

   There comes a time in every person’s life when they get the opportunity to show off what they’ve learned - to present the result of hours of grueling hard work and hope with every fiber of their being that everything goes well.   For some particularly driven band and orchestra...

What’s New in the Celebrity World?

What’s New in the Celebrity World?

Emily Christian, Reporter
December 15, 2015
Filed under News

Read on for the juiciest celebrity news right at your fingertips. Welcome Saint West! On Saturday, December 5, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s second child, Saint West, was born. The name shocked many, but the couple and the rest of the family could not think of a better name fit for him. The ...

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...

Climate Talks in Paris Coming to a Close

Emily Rivers, Reporter
December 10, 2015
Filed under News

  Although the terrorist attacks that happened in Paris on November 13 are still fresh on the public’s mind, France has shifted its focus on the annual climate conference, where leaders from 195 nations around the world are discussing how to limit average global temperature increases and the climate chang...

The Lion’s Club Welcomes The Leo Club

The Lion’s Club Welcomes The Leo Club

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
December 8, 2015
Filed under News

   Members from the Community Service Club jumped at the opportunity to attend the New Freedom Lion’s Club meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at the New Freedom Community Center.    At the meeting, the club adopted the name “Leo Club” for the first time, making New Freedom’s Leo Club one of the...

Latin Club Spreads Holiday Spirit

Dan McNair, Video Journalist
December 8, 2015
Filed under News, untitled

The members of Latin Club are preparing for the organization’s largest event of the year. Each holiday season, the foreign language clubs visit local elementary schools in the district to share a piece of their culture with young students by singing Christmas carols. The Latin Club will be...

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...

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!  

What in the World is Going On…

What in the World is Going On…

Katelin Tyler, Reporter
November 16, 2015
Filed under News

This is the past week in news, keeping you up to date.    Republican Debate     The first primaries are approaching us and now is the time for the Republican candidates to show the nation what they are really made of. In the Republican debate on November 9, Donald Trump, Ben Ca...

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 ...

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...

Thanksgiving Throwdown Shoots Again

Thanksgiving Throwdown Shoots Again

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
November 10, 2015
Filed under News

   Thanksgiving Throwdown is dribbling its way to Susquehannock once again.    For the third year in a row, student council will be raising money for the American Heart Association by hosting a 3-on-3 co-ed basketball tournament in the main gym on Friday, November 13 after school. The teams will co...

Keuler Crowned Homecoming Queen

Keuler Crowned Homecoming Queen

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor
November 2, 2015
Filed under News

   Following in her mother’s footsteps, senior Megan Keuler was crowned 2015 homecoming queen on Friday, October 23, 2015 before the homecoming football game.    Keuler believes that her being crowned queen was “unexpected.” She was surprised yet happy that her peers voted for her, just like her mother was when she was a high school senior.   ...

Students Give More Than Candy This Halloween

Students Give More Than Candy This Halloween

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2015
Filed under News

  Two generations connected over keyboards during National Honors Society’s first service event on Friday, October 30.  The first NHS community service event, hosted by York County Area Agency on Aging, was Medicare Open Enrollment, where students assisted senior citizens in registering for...

“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 ...

Link Leaders Give Eighth Graders a Warm Welcome

Emily Christian, Reporter
October 29, 2015
Filed under News

To help prepare the 8th graders for the 2016-2017 school year, the Link Crew leaders gave the junior high students a tour around the high school on Thursday, October 22.   Showing the eighth graders where the core classrooms and elective classrooms are was very beneficial, according to junior ...

Susquehannock Only Sees Red and White

Susquehannock Only Sees Red and White

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2015
Filed under News

On the final homecoming spirit day, students dressed in Susquehannock colors: red and white. Students wore the colors from head to toe, showing their love for their alma mater. The homecoming football game was held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, and the dance was on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. &nbs...

Students Flash to Their Futures

Students Flash to Their Futures

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
October 22, 2015
Filed under News

Possibly the most "out-there" spirit day this week, "Flash Forward" day was one where students could dress as their older selves. Some took it literally and dressed in older clothing while others predicted their occupations or lifestyles. Tomorrow, the final day before the 2015 homecoming dance, is red...

Flight MH17’s Mystery Resolved

Matthew Schoedel
October 22, 2015
Filed under Commentary, News

Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was shot down in Hrabove, Ukraine a year ago. Last week authorities finally came to the conclusion that it was a Russian missile that shot down the airlines flight on October 14.  According to CBS news  the commercial airliner, containing 298 passengers, was shot d...

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 ...

Tacky Tourists Explore Susquehannock

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
October 22, 2015
Filed under News

Students dressed as tacky tourists for the third spirit day. From Hawaiian shirts to selfie sticks to fanny packs, students showed their school spirit. Today is flash-forward day, so break out your antique clothing.  

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...

Volleyball Digs Deep at Dig Pink

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Fall Sports, News

  Girls volleyball hosted Dig Pink, its annual fundraiser for breast cancer research, at an impressive game against Eastern on Thursday night.   The match was over after just three games, proving the success of the team this year.   The event started off with the crowning of junior Dean L...

‘One Color’ Day Paints the Hallways

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2015
Filed under News

For the second homecoming spirit day, students chose one color to dress in from head to toe. Socks, shorts, hats and ties in vibrant colors decorated the hallways. Tomorrow is "tacky tourist" day, so pull out your Hawaiian shirts, fanny packs and sunglasses to show spirit!

Aevidum Seeks New Officers and Committees

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
October 20, 2015
Filed under News

Recruiting officers to help maintain the club’s activities, the new Aevidum club has kickstarted this 2015-2016 school year with two meetings.   So far, Aevidum meetings have been scheduled for 7:15 a.m on Wednesday mornings. The new club is currently looking for new officers to help manage it and for current member...

Dynamic Duos Show Off Susky Spirit

Dynamic Duos Show Off Susky Spirit

Karly Matthews, Editor-In-Chief
October 19, 2015
Filed under News

        To kick off the 2015 homecoming week, students and teachers paired up and represented 'dynamic duos.' From Batman and Robin to salt and pepper, Susquehannock showed school spirit and creativity. Stay tuned for tomorrow's spirit day: one color day.

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...

The PSAT Returns

October 14, 2015
Filed under Commentary, News

  Every year, twice a year, Susquehannock High hosts one of the most horrifying, brain melting tests of all time: the PSAT’s.   OK, so they aren’t that bad. In fact, with nothing truly riding on them, they might not be as stressful as they seem. The PSAT’s are for students planning on t...

Aevidum Brings Unity to Susky

Logan Garvey
October 12, 2015
Filed under News

  Guidance counselors are helping to form the new club, Aevidum, at the high school after witnessing its major success in the middle school last year.   Aevidum is a campaign created by former English teacher of Cocalico School District Joe Vulopas who decided to create Aevidum after experiencing ...

2015-2016 Yearbook Comes with New Features

2015-2016 Yearbook Comes with New Features

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
October 12, 2015
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, 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 ...

The Dig Pink Festivities Begin

The Dig Pink Festivities Begin

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
October 12, 2015
Filed under News

Already having a successful season, 10-2, the girls volleyball team plans to spike breast-cancer in its annual Dig Pink fundraising activities, which has raised over $6,000 in the past two years.   The Prince of Pink candidates, one from each grade, were chosen by the volleyball girls early this mo...

Field Hockey Gets 10th Win

Field Hockey Gets 10th Win

Ally Kerr, Reporter
October 5, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Fall Sports, News

  The Warrior field hockey team improved their record to 10-1 with a victory, 5-1,  over Eastern on Thursday, October 1.    With 40 degrees of gusting raining,  the weather was rough, but senior midfielder Maddie McGowan believes that this game was the best they have played so far this season.   “We had a really good passing game, mak...

National Honor Society Breaks the Mold

National Honor Society Breaks the Mold

Brooke Weber, Reporter
September 23, 2015
Filed under News

 The National Honor Society has elected its new leaders, and they’re ready to make some changes in the traditional organization this year.   This year’s all-senior NHS officers have all been named and are ready to take action in kicking off the service hours of the organization, including...

Student Council Announces Homecoming Theme

Student Council Announces Homecoming Theme

Ally Kerr, Reporter
September 23, 2015
Filed under News

   Student Council is going classy this year with the homecoming theme “Fly Around The World With Me” by combining multiple themes into one that they are sure will excite the student body.   Senior Abby Ferraro believes that Student Council will make the most out of the theme.   “W...

Spanish Club Says Hola to the School Year

Spanish Club Says Hola to the School Year

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
September 17, 2015
Filed under News

  The Spanish Club said “hola” for the first time this school year on Wednesday, September 16. Read More »...

Public Libraries Give Out Free Wifi

Ariel Barbera, Reporter
September 16, 2015
Filed under News

Since the Chromebooks have come into Susquehannock High School, all of the public libraries around the area are giving out free WiFi.   Read More »...

The Chromebook Rollout is a Success

Grace Burns, Assistant-Editor-In-Chief
September 14, 2015
Filed under News

Ready to integrate new technology into their educational lives, students received their eagerly anticipated Chromebooks on September 9 and 10.

Driving into a New Dismissal Policy

Kelcie Baker, Reporter
September 14, 2015
Filed under News

There has been a new change to the driving policy where students are now allowed to leave for their cars as soon as the last bell rings.

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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 »...

Marching Band Prepares for a Successful Season

Marching Band Prepares for a Successful Season

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
September 10, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

  Marching band has started off the new school year with an explosive new program called Ra.   The show tracks Ra, the Egyptian sun god, as he progresses through the day, traveling across the sky and into the underworld at night. Each musical movement represents a different part of his daily ...

The Library is Brightening its Walls

allure sapp, reporter
September 10, 2015
Filed under News

The library is adding a new mural painted by students; although, there is no estimated time for the mural to be complete. Librarian Kayse Corrieri explained what her vision for the mural is. 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...

Dress Code or Mess Code?

Abby Deter, Reporter
September 9, 2015
Filed under News

After community complaints of scantily-clad students and rumors of exposed clavicles, the school board is taking action. In the past few years there have been multiple complaints from community members to  Principal Dr.Kevin Molin. “...there were people who voiced concerns  about what was ...

New Teachers and Staff Embrace Susky

Ally Kerr, Reporter
September 9, 2015
Filed under News

   Four new faces are joining the Warrior Nation staff, ready for a successful year. Elizabeth Surguy, Kelly Bray, Doug Reimold, and Kristy Ehlke are all starting their first year at Susquehannock with excitement. Ms. Surguy For the new math teacher, Surguy, this is not the first time she has been ...

Students Take an Excursion to Costa Rica

Logan Garvey
September 8, 2015
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 »...

The Revamped Courtyard is a Breath of Fresh Air

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
September 8, 2015
Filed under News

  Although “fresh air” may currently seem hard to come by during school, this year’s newly renovated courtyard will give students and staff an opportunity to study and collaborate outdoors throughout the school day. Read More »...

The English Department Welcomes Student Teacher

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
September 1, 2015
Filed under News

  Imagine a classroom with widespread teamwork, constant respect and compassion.  This is the vision York College student and student English teacher Samantha Ribera has for her classroom. Read More »...

The Writing Center Aims to Hone Student Success

Karly Matthews, Editor-In-Chief
September 1, 2015
Filed under News

  Aiming to improve the school's writing one essay at a time, the library writing center is now taking appointments for one-on-one tutoring. Librarian Kayse Corrieri is heading this new program for the 2015-2016 school year with 12 upperclassmen tutors (ten seniors and two juniors), and, thru her research, she s...

Student Council Adds New Members

Student Council Adds New Members

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
May 29, 2015
Filed under News

After officer elections two weeks ago, it was time for the student body to pick their student council representatives for the upcoming school year. The current freshmen (the sophomores of next year) chose five members of the class: Michael Torbert, Emma Stiffler, Justin Rosenberger, Kaleb Fair and...

Orchestra Performs Spring Concert

Orchestra Performs Spring Concert

Ally Lilly, Reporter
May 29, 2015
Filed under News

The orchestra took the stage for its spring concert on Wednesday, May 13. The concert included pieces played by the string orchestra, full orchestra and featured concert mistress, junior Kristen Zak, who played a solo concerto with her private instructor, Colette Wickert. The string orchestra...

A Year in Review

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
May 22, 2015
Filed under News

This year was filled with highs and lows and was jam-packed with important school events. Let’s take a look back at some of the most important events to take place this year. Sports Girls and Boys Lacrosse Win Silver in Counties Both SHS teams took a shot at gold in the county finals for boys and girls ...

Yearbooks Have Hit Susquehannock

Emily Loehmer
May 22, 2015
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Yearbooks are being distributed to Susquehannock students as the end of the school year draws closer. This year is the first to have a May yearbook delivery; usually, the books are delivered during the summer. Read More »...

Carol Martin Bids Susquehannock Goodbye

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
May 22, 2015
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An unsung hero of Susquehannock, computer lab instructional assistant Carol Martin, will be retiring this year after twelve years of holding her position. “I took the job because of the benefits that the school offered, but it turned out to be the best and most rewarding job I’ve ever had,”...

The 1-On-1 Program: The Philosophy

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
May 15, 2015
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Due to the approval of a preliminary budget plan, high school students are likely to possess Google Chromebooks next school year, per the 1-on-1 program, to further their education and create technological equality in the classroom. The school conducted a roughly two-month-long testing period with students to try out Apple iPads and Google Chromebooks in relation to school work. ...

A New Volleyball Coach Comes to Susquehannock

Nicole Michels, Reporter
May 15, 2015
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After eight years, Darla Pennewill is taking the head volleyball coaching position at Susquehannock. Rob Marrison has been the girls volleyball head coach the last several years, and he’s sadly leaving the program for a new coach to take over. Marrison has coached the team into three district championships...

Art Fair Illustrates Students’ Talents

Jake Smith, Features / A&E Editor
May 15, 2015
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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...

Band Takes the Stage for their Spring Concert

Ally Lilly, Reporter
May 12, 2015
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The band performed its last concert of the school year on Wednesday, April 30, ending the school year with a musical bang. The concert included selections from both the jazz and the symphonic bands and featured a piece led by senior student conductor, Greg Stewart. The concert began with the...

New Link Crew in the Process of Being Selected

New Link Crew in the Process of Being Selected

Stella Trovato, Reporter
May 11, 2015
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A new Link Crew is in the process of being selected and has been interviewed to make the upcoming freshmen more comfortable in high school for the 2015-2016 school year. Link Crew teaches lessons to freshmen homerooms throughout the school year and also helps with making sure grades are high and school...

Shelley Retires to Georgia

Luke Bond
May 11, 2015
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Gail Shelley, office attendant at Susquehannock High School, is leaving after the conclusion of this year. “I am moving for retirement,” said Shelley, an eighteen year veteran at the high school. Shelley’s husband has been a manager at UPS for quite some time now and has reached the conclusion...

Seniors Go the Distance for College

Seniors Go the Distance for College

Kerrie DeFelice, Reporter
May 11, 2015
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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...

The 1-on-1 Program: The Financing

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
May 11, 2015
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Following the approval of the 1-on-1 program for next school year, which will supply all high school students with Google Chromebooks, the school board has begun planning the finances of the program. The school conducted a roughly two-month-long testing period with students to try out Apple iPads and Google Chromebooks in relation to school work. ...

Students Excel In York College Model UN Conference

Students Excel In York College Model UN Conference

Abigail Bentz, Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2015
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Six students participated in a Model United Nations Conference at York College on Sunday, March 22. Read More »...

Junior Class Council Works Together to Plan Prom 2015

Junior Class Council Works Together to Plan Prom 2015

Abigail Bentz, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2015
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Crunch time is approaching for the junior class council as they prepare for this year’s prom. Read More »...

Students Finance their Futures

Students Finance their Futures

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
May 3, 2015
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To test out their classroom knowledge from this semester, twelve finance students traveled to the Junior Achievement Finance Park in York, PA on Friday, April 24. Finance, a half-year course, is offered as an elective for students who want to learn how to manage money or go into business. Though the...

Art Field Trip Helps Students Experience their Studies

Emily Loehmer
May 3, 2015
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The language department took their level three students on a field trip to an art museum in Philadelphia Tuesday, April 7. French teacher Stephanie South was one of the teachers that brought her students along, and she happens to be very pleased with the outcome. “We had a really interesting...

Graduation Speeches to Close One Chapter and Begin the Next

Graduation Speeches to Close One Chapter and Begin the Next

Grace Burns, News Editor
April 30, 2015
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As the senior class prepares to graduate, four select seniors are diligently crafting speeches for the graduation ceremony that they hope will leave lasting impacts. Read More »...

Joan Krebs Bids Farewell After 37 Years

Grace Burns, News Editor
April 28, 2015
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Beloved custodian Joan Krebs will retire at the end of the school year, leaving behind a legacy of fierce professional dedication to her job. Read More »...

Tim Scripko Retires After 31 Years at Susquehannock

Karly Matthews, Assistant Editor-In-Chief
April 27, 2015
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After 31 years of teaching at Susquehannock, math trainer and facilitator Tim Scripko is retiring once the 2014-2015 school year concludes. Read More »...

Seniors Represent At District Jazz Band

Ally Lilly, Reporter
April 24, 2015
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Bright and early on Friday, April 10, band director Chris Poole prepared to take seniors Sean Slattery and Greg Stewart to a weekend long event for district jazz band. Each year, students from all districts of Pennsylvania try out to be a part of the district Jazz band. Only the best of the best a...

Mini-THON Coming to a Close

Nicole Michels, Reporter
April 24, 2015
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Southern Middle School will no longer be continuing its annual Mini-THON. For seven years Southern Middle School has been raising money through the Mini Thon to give to kids with cancer. Since 2009, SMS has donated $122,791.77 to the Four Diamonds Fund, raising their highest total of $23,428.94 th...

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