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Marching Band Begins Practice for New Show

Marching Band Begins Practice for New Show

Alexandra Marusko, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The marching band has begun practice for their new show called “A Matter of Time.” Sophomore Cassidy Bolio explains how time affects its theme. “It’s called ‘A Matter of Time,’ and it’s basically a person who is struggling with time kind of crushing them in life and eventually learni...

Concert Choir and Chanticleer Present Annual ‘Night of Broadway”

Concert Choir and Chanticleer Present Annual ‘Night of Broadway”

Mia Kobylski, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

     The choir presented their annual ‘Night of Broadway’ concert on October 6 at Shrewsbury Elementary School.   Song selections were chosen from popular Broadway productions such as Pippin, Wicked, Mary Poppins and Les Mis.   Director of Choral Music Jay Althouse tries to choose a ...

Theatre Cast Prepares for ‘The Matchmaker’

Theatre Cast Prepares for ‘The Matchmaker’

Jacob Lynch, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

 The Theatre Department is busy preparing their upcoming fall production, The Matchmaker.

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Students Star in Belmont Theatre’s ‘Les Miserables’

Students Star in Belmont Theatre’s ‘Les Miserables’

Grace Gorham, Features Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Four students held roles in the Belmont Theatre's Les Miserables last month.

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iPhone X vs. iPhone 8: What’s New?

Elizabeth Johns, Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

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Harry Styles Impresses with Debut Album

Harry Styles Impresses with Debut Album

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Former One Direction member Harry Styles recently released his first album, ‘Harry Styles’ on May 12, 2017. This album completely ditched the stereotypical bubblegum pop typical of boybands and instead took on a much grittier, rock sound that is reminiscent of rock from the 1970s and 1980s. ...

The Gorillaz Return with Their Release, “Humanz”

Alex Marshall, Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Seven years after the release of “Plastic Beach,” the Gorillaz are back with their new release, Humanz. The Gorillaz are known for having excellent features on their albums, and this year’s release is no different. D.R.A.M., Vince Staples, De La Soul and Danny Brown are just some of the ...

Kendrick Lamar Drops his Newest Project: “D*MN.”

Alex Marshall, Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Kendrick Lamar has returned with his powerful messages, smooth instrumentals, and overall fantastic sound with his 4th album release: “D*MN.” Kung Fu Kenny brought 14 tracks with features from Rihanna, U2, and Zacari, all wrapped up in complex web of fear and power. D*MN. tells a story of Kendric...

Theatre Department Performs at Encore Awards

Theatre Department Performs at Encore Awards

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

May 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The Encore awards were held on Sunday, April 23 at Central York High School.   This annual awards show allows each school in the area to present a selection from each of their spring musicals.   Susky performed two scenes “Forever” and “I’m a Believer” from their spring musical, Shr...

Arts and Technology Fair Shows Susky’s Creative Side

Arts and Technology Fair Shows Susky’s Creative Side

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

May 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Students were able to showcase their various works of art at the Arts and Technology Fair on May 3.   Tables set up in the gym were covered in artwork from the elementary schools, middle school and high school.   Digital arts teacher Wade Bowers started the fair when he taught fine arts cla...

The Guardians of the Galaxy Return to the Big Screen

The Guardians of the Galaxy Return to the Big Screen

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 proved to be just as good as the first film when it came soaring into theaters on May 4. The action-packed summer blockbuster has been anticipated by many Marvel fans ever since its predecessor was released in 2014. Now the guardians have fans anticipating the third...

What Should You Do For Summer Vacation?

What Should You Do For Summer Vacation?

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Make the summer of 2017 the best yet. With the end of school so near, summer vacation is on everyone’s minds. Here are some summer vacation ideas for those who need a little inspiration:   Day Trips Aquarium/Zoo- Spending a day seeing cute animals is sure to put a smile on people’s...

Orchestra Students Say Goodbye with Last Concert of the Year

Orchestra Students Say Goodbye with Last Concert of the Year

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The orchestra had their last concert of the year titled Rhapsody: A Concert of Masterworks on Wednesday, May 3.  The music they performed is the most challenging that they have done all year, and the students have been preparing for this concert since mid November. Scott Kaliszak has been the l...

Celebrity Couples Who Shined at the Met Gala

Celebrity Couples Who Shined at the Met Gala

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Even though the 2017 Met Gala has come and gone already, it is now time to take a moment and reflect on how much these celebrity couples slew on the red carpet.

Art Fair Comes To Susky

Art Fair Comes To Susky

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Today marks Susquehannock High School's annual art fair. The fair will feature student work from all across the district and includes drawings, sculptures, work done by the metal shop and wood shop, etc. The fair takes place today from 5-8 pm in the main gym and will be held in conjunction with...

Upcoming Movies for 2017

Upcoming Movies for 2017

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

In the upcoming year, there will be a lot of new movies coming out that are expected to make big money at the box office, including the largely anticipated movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.     

Troupe #4088 Admits Its Newest ITS Members

Troupe #4088 Admits Its Newest ITS Members

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Theatre students came together again on Tuesday, April 25 for their 12th International Thespian Society Induction Ceremony.   The theatre department has been a part of their International Thespian Society Troupe #4088 for 12 years.   Junior Erin Kaliszak was elected as this year's trea...

Machine Gun Kelly: An Inspiration

Machine Gun Kelly: An Inspiration

Miah Peryea, Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Adversity for one person can bring inspiration in unexpected ways for others. Colson Baker, otherwise known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly, was born on April 22, 1990. Colson was born in Houston, Texas where he played football and was not quite yet get into rap. It was not until his mother lef...

‘ACT Up’ to Help Students with Studying

‘ACT Up’ to Help Students with Studying

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

ACTs and their deadlines are coming up soon, and students are trying to find different ways to prepare. Some students can not get access to ACT books, but there’s a constructive app that can help many students study for their tests. This week’s app of the week is ACT Up. ACT Up is an app de...

‘Battle of Polytopia’ Fight For Glory

‘Battle of Polytopia’ Fight For Glory

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

April 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   Battle of Polytopia is a new and upcoming game on the app store.   Players have the chance to choose one of four tribes and slowly start to claim the land as your own. Small villages that are found are a target to become major cities for the player’s tribe.   Stars are the main currency in the game and are used to train troops and ...

How Power Rangers is Changing Hollywood

How Power Rangers is Changing Hollywood

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The new Power Rangers movie is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Its box office has reached a whopping $117 million since its release date on March 24. This one, however, is getting some speculation over the content of the movie. With the two previous Power Rangers movies, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie the ratings were PG, targeting a big audience in hopes of success with all ages. The Power Rangers TV series started in 1993, and both mo...

’13 Reasons Why’ Takes Netflix By Storm

’13 Reasons Why’ Takes Netflix By Storm

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

There are a lot of reasons why you should watch Netflix's newest drama, but there are only 13 Reasons Why Hannah Baker killed herself. The newly aired Netflix original show 13 Reasons Why, based on the bestseller book, hit hard with viewers both emotionally and mentally, and as watchers started, they could not ...

The Walking Dead Finishes its Seventh Season

The Walking Dead Finishes its Seventh Season

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The Walking Dead’s seventh season ended with a surprising twist and the start of an all-out war. Some touching moments that flashback to the other two major characters we lost earlier in the season premiere were included in the finale as well. Similar to how the season premiere started off, the season final...

T.V.D. Season Finale: Spoilers

T.V.D. Season Finale: Spoilers

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The final season of The Vampire Diaries was nothing short of exceptional. Of course, with any vampire-related show comes massive amounts of bloodshed. However, there is so much more to The Vampire Diaries than that stereotype. The final season delivered drama, death and romance, wrapping the show up i...

Netflix: In With The New, Out With The Old

Netflix: In With The New, Out With The Old

Katelin Tyler and Kristen Krobot, News Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Netflix is once again ringing in the spring season by discontinuing some beloved shows and movies that viewers dedicated countless hours of hard work on the sofa watching. Some may never know what Ferris Bueller really did on his day off or if Buffy slayed all the vampires. Freshman Julia C. Thomas is a big f...

Band Boosters Announce Black and White Jazz fest and Coffee House

Band Boosters Announce Black and White Jazz fest and Coffee House

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

SYCSD Band Boosters will host their 17th Annual Black and White Jazz fest and Coffee House on Saturday, April 29 at 6pm in Shrewsbury Elementary School. The event will include bands from York Suburban, Kennard Dale, South Western, Susquehannock  and will also have an encore performance from The Mel...

Current Events: March 28

Current Events: March 28

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Color Guard Experiences New Competition

Color Guard Experiences New Competition

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  The color guard took part in an experience of a lifetime when they competed in a WGI competition in Pittsburgh at Norwin High School on March 4.   Winter Guard International, or, WGI, holds competitions all across the world for color guards and drumline ensembles.   Because of the...

To Bitmoji or Not to Bitmoji?

To Bitmoji or Not to Bitmoji?

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Bitmoji is an emoji app that has gained popularity over the last few months. Using the app can allow users to create their own avatar that can be used as an emoji. The personal emoji is compatible on Snapchat and iMessage. Users can send bitmojis for special occasions like birthdays and holidays. Th...

New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Becoming a Favorite

New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Becoming a Favorite

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   Another Disney classic has made it to the big screens with the new movie, Beauty and the Beast, which has reached top five for America’s newest, most popular movies.    Emma Watson (Belle) took herself on a magical adventure during the making of this movie. She got out of her comfort zone and...

2017 Kids Choice Awards

Miah Peryea, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

 The 2017 Kids Choice Awards, hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, was packed full of live entertainment, awards, and slime.    Host John Cena, Hollywood beauty Demi Lovato, comedian Kevin Hart, and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt underwent the slime-ing of their lives.   The kids picked our favorite sponge as the Best Cartoon. Spongebob Squarepants took home Best ...

‘King Kong: Skull Island’ Not Worthwhile for Brainy Types

‘King Kong: Skull Island’ Not Worthwhile for Brainy Types

Alex Marshall, Reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

On the big screen this week is Jordan Vogt-Robert’s King Kong: Skull Island with an amazing cast of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, and John Goodman. The story takes place in the mid 1970’s where a new island, known as Skull Island, has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean, an...

Fans Say Goodbye to Wolverine in ‘Logan’

Fans Say Goodbye to Wolverine in ‘Logan’

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Saying goodbye to Wolverine was the hardest part of watching the new hit movie Logan, but the farewell was adequately satisfying and a suitable last movie for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. In the movie, Logan, formerly known as Wolverine, is slowly losing his healing ability and is taking care of a sickly Charles Xav...

Orchestra Puts on a Different Type of Concert

Orchestra Puts on a Different Type of Concert

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The orchestra students put on their annual chamber concert on March 9 at the Zion Lutheran Church. The concert was seen as a huge success as the church was packed with people having to stand in the back since all of the seats were filled due to the large turnout. The chamber concert is diffe...

iHeartRadio Music Awards Results

iHeartRadio Music Awards Results

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The iHeartRadio Music Awards took place in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, March 5.  The award show was shown on cable as well as streamed audio only on iHeartRadio’s app at 5 pm. EST. ...

‘Shrek: the Musical’ Makes its Way to Susky

‘Shrek: the Musical’ Makes its Way to Susky

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The theatre department will perform Shrek: the Musical April 7-9. The performances are: Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online through April 1, and tickets can be held at the doo...

Orchestra Students Get Creative

Orchestra Students Get Creative

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The orchestra students are working towards performing a different kind of concert where they get to display more personalized playing in smaller groups referred to as chamber groups. On March 8 the students will perform a concert with their chamber groups at 7 p.m in the Glen Rock Church. The s...

‘Charming Keep’ Will Have You Clicking For More

‘Charming Keep’ Will Have You Clicking For More

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

 Charming Keep is one of the newest games on the app market today and has received a total of four and a half stars.   Charming Keep is a game where the player runs their own little set of stores or “keeps” that are used to help provide princes with the items needed to help save their true love.   ...

A new Beauty for the Beast

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Disney has brought another animated fairy tale to life as Beauty and the Beast hits the big screens again this March.   Harry Potter star Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is playing the role of Belle with Dan Stevens at her side playing as the Beast in this fantasy world created by directo...

What Is Hot: Spring Fashion 2017

What Is Hot: Spring Fashion 2017

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Make this Spring your best dressed year yet. Although this season is more than a month away, we can say hello to Spring fashion much sooner with this warmer weather. For every season, there is a hot new trend to follow, especially for Spring 2017.   The 80’s Bounce Back Say goodbye to last...

‘Heads Up’ on an App to Check Out

‘Heads Up’ on an App to Check Out

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Coming Up in Music…

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

 This week in music many people are starting to rave about the Super Bowl, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards and this week’s music charts. The Super Bowl halftime show had everyone raving over Lady Gaga and her performance. Many were hopeful that Beyoncé would also be apart of the show, but Gaga turned this c...

“La La Land” Surpasses Expectations

“La La Land” Surpasses Expectations

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” hit the theaters on December 9, 2016 and has since been nominated for over 190 awards, winning 78. Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, this Hollywood musical tells the story of Mia (Stone) and Sebastian (Gosling) as they chase their dreams in Los Angeles.  ...

The Best and Worst Dressed at the SAG Awards

The Best and Worst Dressed at the SAG Awards

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

It is always a dream to be floating down the red carpet with cameras flashing and crowds screaming your name while glammed up in your best outfit, wowing the crowd. Unfortunately, it is not always this glamorous for some of the stars, for they fall flat when it comes to impressing everybody. Here are ...

Can You Score 100% On This News Quiz?

Can You Score 100% On This News Quiz?

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Click Here to take this quiz. https://www.onlinequizcreator.com/this-week-in-news-quiz/quiz-243665

5 Things to Do This Winter

5 Things to Do This Winter

Emily Rivers, Assistant-Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Instead of sitting around, dreaming of warmer days, take advantage of the colder weather and make a winter bucket list. Here are a few things to try to keep you entertained this winter. Roundtop Mountain Resort Head to Roundtop Mountain Resort for a fun day full of skiing, snowboarding and snow t...

Julien Sherman’s Experience at the 2017 Army Bowl

Julien Sherman’s Experience at the 2017 Army Bowl

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Julien Sherman, a senior and drumline captain here at Susquehannock High School, traveled to San Antonio on Sunday, January 1 to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. He played snare drum alongside 124 of the nation’s best high school senior musicians in a halftime show during the U...

Exposed: The Importance of Choir

Exposed: The Importance of Choir

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

  When the word “musician” is said in a conversation, choir and singing typically are not the first words to pop into someone’s mind.  One may think of musical instruments and conductors, but singing in a choir still has had a major impact on those involved with a chorus, whether it be ...

Reminiscing on Winter Music

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

January 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The choir, orchestra and jazz band put on their annual winter concert for all of their friends and family on December 18. The students have been rehearsing since October to prepare for this performance and always enjoy the music that is chosen for the concert. Senior Addie Achterberg is involved in choir, orchestra and jazz band, so she knows ...

Artist of the Week: Amaya Rutzel

Artist of the Week: Amaya Rutzel

Dan McNair, Video Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“Amaya’s body of work is super well rounded. If you take a look at her projects over the last few years, it’s easy to tell that she’s comfortable with exploring different ways of approaching her artwork,” said friend Kasey Wolfe. Junior Amaya Rutzel’s diverse body of artwork has secured her spot a...

Carrie Fisher’s Last ‘Star Wars’ Entices Audiences

Carrie Fisher’s Last ‘Star Wars’ Entices Audiences

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

January 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Star Wars has forced its way back on the big screens with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the second most popular movie of 2016. On December 16, 2016, opening day, movie tickets sales were shooting to the stars with $155M sold, putting this story in the top ten for most tickets sold on opening night. The ...

5 Practical New Year’s Resolutions to Try

5 Practical New Year’s Resolutions to Try

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary, Showcase

As school starts back up and winter break ends, people start deciding on their New Year’s resolutions, if they decide they want one at all. Many have habits of not following through with their resolutions, and a reason for this is that their goals are too broad. “Losing weight” may seem like a nice ...

New Year’s Eve Sparks Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Sparks Celebrations

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

January 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Dick Clark’s Rockin Eve in Times Square Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, musical artists DNCE, Mariah Carey, country artist Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan, with the Broadway cast of On Your Feet!, performed in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. There was a big outrage after Carey’s performance because of doubts...

Kanye West Has a New Best Friend

Kanye West Has a New Best Friend

Alex Marshall, Reporter

December 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The larger than life rapper Kanye West is out hospitalization and was seen with his newest friend: President-Elect Donald Trump. West created a bit of a controversy after recently bailing out on a concert in Sacramento, California, canceling the rest of the dates on his Saint Pablo Tour, and visiting ...

The Voice Crowns Season Eleven Winner

The Voice Crowns Season Eleven Winner

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

December 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Everyone awaited the final results of singing competition The Voice on Tuesday, December 13. There were several different performances from the four finalists and also some very special guests. Singers, such as Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, KISS, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and many more, came to perform...

Tropical Twist Adds New Twist to Puzzle Solving Games

Tropical Twist Adds New Twist to Puzzle Solving Games

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  Apple’s top trending game Tropical Twist adds a new twist to puzzle games, similar to Candy Crush.   The game received a four and a half star rating, and it was one of the top played games last week.      With well over three hundred and fifty levels to play, Tropical Twist has crea...

Music Ensembles Get Spirited

Music Ensembles Get Spirited

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The music ensembles have been getting into the holiday spirit by performing at different venues and events. Jazz Band and Chanticleer have both been working hard to share their music with different audiences.  The Jazz Band has performed at two tree lightings this year to show off their jazzy Chri...

The Best and the Worst of ‘Hairspray Live!’

The Best and the Worst of ‘Hairspray Live!’

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The Best Standout Performances From Dove Cameron’s accurate representation of snooty, mean girl Amber to Kristin Chenoweth slaying as Velma Von Tussle, Hairspray Live! was filled with many talented celebs. Derek Hough impressed the audience as usual with his remarkable dance moves and shockingly smooth ...

The Hamilton Mixtape Set to Top the Billboard Chart

The Hamilton Mixtape Set to Top the Billboard Chart

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

December 13, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

   A mixtape of the original Hamilton soundtrack, entitled, The Hamilton Mixtape, was made by popular artists and the creator of the musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda.   Hamilton is an acclaimed Broadway musical with a unique soundtrack to accompany it.   The soundtrack is not typical of a mu...

2017 Grammy Nominations Revealed

2017 Grammy Nominations Revealed

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With the annual Grammy Awards being less than two months away, the nominations for 2017 have finally been revealed. Airing live on CBS on February 12 at 8 p.m., talented musicians will take home their awards for categories such as: Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and many more. ...

New Movies Coming to Theaters

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

December 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With the holidays coming up, many are heading to the movie theater. Here are just some of the movies  released this month. Man Down - Released December 2, 2016 Starring Shia LaBeouf IMDb rating: 6.3/10 The place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on ove...

Disney’s Moana Sails to Great Heights

Disney’s Moana Sails to Great Heights

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Disney’s Moana set sail on November 23 and has been dominating the box office for the past week. The movie is a musical, similar to Frozen and Tangled, and is staged around the Pacific islands. With its moving story, catchy tunes and detailed animation, Moana is sure to stick around as one of Disney’...

The Tribe ‘Thanks You 4 Your Service’

The Tribe ‘Thanks You 4 Your Service’

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

December 6, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

   A Tribe Called Quest has recently released their new controversial ,and last, album We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service, sending many fans into a frenzy.    A Tribe Called Quest, a hip hop group that originated in 1985 from St. Albans, New York, has four members: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg...

Fall Fashion is Here

Fall Fashion is Here

Alex Marshall, Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The leaves have fallen, and t-shirt weather is no more. Wardrobes are changing and bulking up as well. Of course, the classic fall staples like flannels and North Face jackets will always be in style, but 2016 has some new options for both guys and girls looking to change up their style a bit. ...

What’s New on Netflix

What’s New on Netflix

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

With all of the holiday breaks coming up, it’s the prime time to catch up on all of the new Netflix TV shows. Binge watching is one of the best parts of school breaks when you can just take a breather from all of the stress and chill out. Here are some of the new Netflix TV shows that are most binge-w...

‘Fantastic Beasts…’ Finds Harry Potter Fans

‘Fantastic Beasts…’ Finds Harry Potter Fans

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Fans thought the wizarding days would be over after the finale of the Harry Potter series, but J.K Rowling gave us one more chance to see the magic come alive again with her new book turned movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates. The movie takes viewers into a whole ne...

Doctor Strange Brings Magic to the Big Screen

Doctor Strange Brings Magic to the Big Screen

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Strange things are happening in November, and there is nothing more mystical than the hit movie, Doctor Strange, that premiered on November 4. Starring popular actors, like Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the movie is sure to be a huge hit among fan...

Nintendo Flashbacks with the New Nintendo Classic Edition Console

Nintendo Flashbacks with the New Nintendo Classic Edition Console

Alex Marshall, Reporter

November 15, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Gamers looking for a blast to the past without the hassle of digging out old consoles or haggling flea market vendors should check out Nintendo’s new console to the table: the Nintendo Classic Edition, released on November 11. This small model of the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System or NES, contai...

Vine Meets its End: 2013-2016

Vine Meets its End: 2013-2016

Jacob Ness, Reporter

November 15, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

  In 2013, an app was created under the name of Vine. The concept, short six-second videos, seemed silly at first, but the app escalated into a social media phenomenon. It was a  place where many would go to find short comedic boosts to their lives.   Vine began to find most of its prevalen...

Unnoticed Artists Spread Creativity

Unnoticed Artists Spread Creativity

Miah Peryea, Reporter

November 15, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  In the halls roam artistically talented students who seem to go unnoticed by many.   Senior Dae’huan Gray says that art is his go to. “Art means a lot of things to me. It influences my style, the way I act. It basically defines who I am. I grew up around art. So whenever I was angry, depre...

Artist of the Week: Dana Harpster

Artist of the Week: Dana Harpster

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

The shades of magenta, burnt orange and amber of the sunset each night are a reminder that art can be found everywhere. The earth is full of art, but it takes a creative soul to take what is seen by the average eye and transform it into something bigger.   One such soul is senior Dana Harpster, ...

Country Music Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Country Music Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

The Country Music Awards celebrated their 50th anniversary on November 2. The main theme of the night was tears; artists were very emotional over the winners and performances such as Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Randy Travis’ tear jerking performance. Randy Travis, a country singer, su...

Lost in Harmony

Lost in Harmony

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Lost in Harmony, Apple’s free app of the week, focuses on Anime and multiple different types of games on the app.  Many Apple users do not know about the free app of the week, but some make sure to check up at the beginning of each week to see what the app is.   The different activities in the...

Field of Screams Haunts the Night

Field of Screams Haunts the Night

Jayde Jackson, Reporter

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

 Field of Screams is a haunted house attraction and one of the number one places for teens and adults to go for a good fright during the fall months.   Visitors can attend: The Haunted Hayride, Den of Darkness, Frightmare Asylum, and Nocturnal Wasteland. These attractions are about thirty t...

The Walking Dead Debuts Season Seven Premiere

The Walking Dead Debuts Season Seven Premiere

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

AMC’s The Walking Dead came swinging back onto television with its season seven premiere on Sunday, October 23. Last spring, the show ended its sixth season with a major cliffhanger. Who did Negan, the show’s new villain, kill? The season six finale ended with a character getting whacked in the h...

Drake Returns Diss After Being Called Out By Kid Cudi

Alex Marshall, Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The peaceful waters of the rap game are now thrashing in the wake of Drake’s response to rapper Kid Cudi in his newest single “2 Birds 1 Stone.” The Toronto rapper took shots at rehabilitation patient Cudi’s depression. “You were the man on the moon / Now you just go through your phases / Life of the angry and famous / Rap like I know I’m the grea...

App of the Week: Flippy Bottle Extreme

App of the Week: Flippy Bottle Extreme

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Tired of flipping a bottle in real life, students hit the app store to download the new craze: Flippy Bottle Extreme.   In this game, players can mimic the famous flipping the bottle challenge right on their phone through eight different modes. These modes include different challenges such a...

10 Things to Do This Fall

10 Things to Do This Fall

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  Fall is in full swing with all the leaves changing color and pumpkin flavored foods displayed everywhere. Although the weather is getting colder, there are plenty of things for you to do this time of year.   Here is the ultimate fall bucket list to help you make the most of the season: ...

Fun Fall Festivities

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

It is the time to ditch long walks on the beach and swimming pools and say hello to sweater weather.  Here are five ways to enjoy the fall season at its full potential. Field of Screams If you’re looking for something that will give you spine-tingling chills, then get a group of friends tog...

Green Day: Revolution Radio

Green Day: Revolution Radio

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

   Green Day put out their newest album Revolution Radio on October 7 as well as  the Revolution Radio tour.   Revolution Radio is currently at number ten on the “Billboard 200” chart. The only problem for Green Day is that within the first week of the album being out, they only sold around 74,000-7...

SES Art Teacher Publishes Art Work

SES Art Teacher Publishes Art Work

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

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

Eye on Susky: Achterberg Discusses Fall Play

Wesley Juarez

October 13, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

'Eye on Susky' video interviewing Addie Achterberg from the SHS theatre department.    

Solange: A Seat at the Table

Solange: A Seat at the Table

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles released her third studio album this past week. This new R&B artist, whose past albums were alternative or pop, has changed up her style. A Seat at the Table was meant to talk about black survival, showing a very independent and outgoing side of Solange, espe...

Grey’s Anatomy Airs New Season

Grey’s Anatomy Airs New Season

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Time to scrub in, season thirteen of Grey’s Anatomy has begun. The season twelve finale was intense to say the least-from Amelia ditching her wedding and then coming back to Warren giving April Kepner a c-section on Meredith’s dining room table with no anesthetic. Ouch. Let’s not forget, Jo...

Marching Band Set to Perform Alongside The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Marching Band Set to Perform Alongside The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Marching Band has been invited to play alongside the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center.   The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble consists of seven brothers from south Chicago, who tour internationally.  A documentary about the group aired on PBS, and they have performed in places su...

‘The Voice’ Entrances Viewers with New Coaches

‘The Voice’ Entrances Viewers with New Coaches

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Airing its eleventh season, the Voice returns to NBC. Former coach Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams have been replaced with past Disney star and pop singer Miley Cyrus and R&B singer from New York, Alicia Keys.   English teacher Katharine Wilt thinks the new coaches work well together...

Choir and Orchestra Prepare for Upcoming Concerts

Choir and Orchestra Prepare for Upcoming Concerts

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Choir and orchestra students are preparing for  fall performances coming up in October. Juniors Angelina Gilbert and Elinor Pugliese both play the cello and are looking forward to the upcoming concert.  “It’s famous music from movies,” said Pugliese. The October Halloween concert will ...

Fall TV 2016: The Highlights

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Fall TV is finally here; in order to watch all the premieres, here is a timeline of the most popular shows to keep you organized.

Theatre Department Prepares for Fall Play

Theatre Department Prepares for Fall Play

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

  From audition workshops to the state festival, the theater department kicks off the new school year with lots of excitement and enthusiasm as they prepare for a variety of activities that will be held within the next few months.   Most recently, theater lovers took part in an audition work...

VMAs 2016 Rocks the Crowd

VMAs 2016 Rocks the Crowd

Katelin Tyler, Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The VMAs stepped onto the stage for the 32nd time on August 28. Viewers tuned in to see the drama, the outstanding music and of course the hottest celebrities around. With only two hours to soak in all the hottest moments, it can be hard to see it all, so here are the top highlights you don’t want...

Discovering Stars with Choir Idol

Discovering Stars with Choir Idol

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

May 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

As an end of the year project, the choir students have been presenting their hidden talents through an activity called Choir Idol. Choir Idol is a chance for students to pick what song they want to sing as a solo or in a small group in front of the rest of the choir and whoever else wants to watch. Junior Alli Reed really enjoys watching everyo...

Best Dressed at the Cannes Film Festival

Emily Rivers, Reporter

May 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Held in Cannes, France, the Cannes Film Festival “previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.” From May 11 until May 22, celebrities from various countries attend this annual festival, bringing with them their unique fashion sense.   Here are the 10 be...

Choir Sings of Social Justice at Annual Spring Concert

Choir Sings of Social Justice at Annual Spring Concert

Logan Garvey, Features Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

  Audience members were asked to put aside their differences and have an open mind as the choir educated the community on many issues that are relevant to today’s society during their spring concert on May 4.   This year, the concert focused around the theme of social justice and worked to i...

The Tony Nominees Are Here!

The Tony Nominees Are Here!

Brooke Weber, Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  There are few more exciting times in a theater kid’s life than that famous day when all of their favorite productions receive the praise and credit that they deserve: the Tony Awards.   On May 3, Broadway stars Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells announced this season’s nominees for the...

The Best of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The Best of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

  President Obama didn’t waste his last chance to make fun of himself, the press, and virtually everyone else in politics at his last annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, April 30. Both he and host Larry Wilmore used the platform to take on the media’s presence in the most ...

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