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Mental Health: What can Susky Do to Help?

Mental Health: What can Susky Do to Help?

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Photo Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Mental health issues at Susky are taken very seriously by students, teachers, counselors and even administration. There are many programs available for students when it comes to mental health, but one of the most commonly known is Aevidum.    Aevidum mostly focuses on mental health, advocating fo...

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...

My Final Goodbyes to Susquehannock.

My Final Goodbyes to Susquehannock.

Alex Marshall, Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under Commentary

When I first walked into the doors at Susky on the first day of the 2016 year, I knew I was going to like this school. Within the first two weeks, I had students who I had never met before greeting me by name in the hallways. Everyone seemed to know me, and at the time, it was very overwhelming. I bec...

Bright Futures Ahead For Graduating Seniors

Bright Futures Ahead For Graduating Seniors

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Features

Whether it is now or for the future, goals are essential to keep you striving for more. With graduation less than 20 days away, seniors are ready to call it quits right now, but there is too many important mile markers these seniors can’t quit for. Graduation, college and the endless opportunities a...

Art Students Discuss the Concept of Inspiration

Art Students Discuss the Concept of Inspiration

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2017


Filed under Alumni Pride, Commentary

Inspiration is a concept that many people find they use without realizing it. Recently, English and art classes have discussed the idea of inspiration and what it means to the students of Susquehannock. The belief of inspiration found only in creative people is a common argument. Creativity can be ...

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...

AP Exams Shake Down Students Before Summer Break

Alex Marshall, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Across the country, students are grinding their teeth in fear of their AP tests. Some have already gotten through the process. For example, those taking AP Environmental Science had their test last Monday. As intimidating as the program can seem, AP classes do not have to the towering beast that some student...

How to Not Drown in Make-Up Work

Alex Marshall, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Fourth quarter is here and who better represents the eagerness of summer than the senior class. It seems senioritus is running rampant through the hallways as the weather is clearing up. Senior Lucas Miller wishes he had more time to work on his film production rather than make-up work. “I don’t...

Senior Advice: Don’t be Afraid to be Busy

Senior Advice: Don’t be Afraid to be Busy

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Commentary

By the time senior year comes around, it is very easy to be 100% done with high school. Being stuck in the same building seven hours a day, five days a week gets extremely old, so it is no secret that seniors are ready to graduate and leave high school behind them. The biggest reason why senior year is so fr...

Free for All Parking System Causes Conflict

Free for All Parking System Causes Conflict

Dan McNair, Video Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Commentary

In the parking lot of Susquehannock High School, both licensed students and staff are allowed to park their vehicles for the duration of the day. In previous years, student drivers were assigned a single spot to be used for the duration of the school year, but, beginning this year, Susquehannoc...

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.

Favorite Memories from the 2016-2017 School Year

Favorite Memories from the 2016-2017 School Year

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017


Filed under Commentary

The 2016-2017 school year is coming to a close, and students are already making their summer plans. Seniors are saying their goodbyes and selecting their post-graduation plans, several students are starting their search for summer jobs, and many others are spending their last month of school reminisc...

Most Popular Styles at Prom this Year

Most Popular Styles at Prom this Year

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Prom trends are always changing. Here are some of the styles that are going to be most popular this year!

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Shrek: The Musical Review

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Shrek: The Musical was was very successful and filled the auditorium during each performance. Shrek: The Musical was performed at Susquehannock for three days, starting on Friday, April 7 at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7 and Sunday at 2.  The musical was very well performed, and the energy from the a...

4 Trends That Need To End In 2017

4 Trends That Need To End In 2017

Emily Christian, Reporter

May 1, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Keeping up with the latest trends is great. Eat the trend. Be the trend. However, there are some trends that should die off in 2017. Rainbow Foods Yes, bright colored foods are definitely eye-catching and make for great Instagram pictures, but this trend has been dragging on for quite some time n...

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...

Reforming the Pottery Class

Reforming the Pottery Class

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

April 25, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Susquehannock used to have a pottery class and its own kiln where students could create their own clay masterpieces.     However, this class has been removed from the curriculum guide and is no longer an option for students.  Pottery has several benefits such as being able to find a creative outlet, getting rid of stress and much more. ...

’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...

Senior Advice: Live in The Moment

Senior Advice: Live in The Moment

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2017


Filed under Commentary

It is the first day of freshmen year, and you are excited for the endless possibilities that these next four years will hold for you. You are looking forward to all the things you will be able to do throughout high school, like getting your driver’s license and going to your first homecoming and pr...

Should the Princesses Live “Happily Ever After”?

Should the Princesses Live “Happily Ever After”?

March 27, 2017


Filed under Commentary

  In recent years, there has been a stigma against Disney and most specifically the Disney Princesses.   Many have considered them to be the ideal anti-feminists, being bad role models for young children - specifically little girls.   Countless sources have ranked the Princesses from leas...

Seniors Dream about the Future

Seniors Dream about the Future

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under Commentary

After receiving their caps and gowns, it is no secret that seniors are excited to move on from high school. The class is filled with a lot of students that have big dreams for the future. Here are ten students that answered the questions of why they're ready to graduate and what their future plans are...

How Child Labor is in Your Closet

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under Commentary

If you look at the tag on the back of your t-shirt, it is most likely going to read"Made in China” or “Made in Bangladesh.” No one bats an eye at the sight of this, but behind all the 50% sales and the marketing campaigns designed to make you want to buy the clothes, child labor is a silent...

The CW Updates the Archie Comics with New Show “Riverdale”

The CW Updates the Archie Comics with New Show “Riverdale”

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2017


Filed under Commentary

The CW debuted a new drama TV show called Riverdale on January 17, which is based around the popular Archie comics. Although the show only has seven episodes so far, each episode has been jam packed with drama, leaving viewers aching for more.   While the show is certainly exciting and draws the ...

‘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...

Ed Sheeran Shows Vast Talent on “Divide”

Ed Sheeran Shows Vast  Talent on “Divide”

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2017


Filed under Commentary

 In 2005, singer-songwriter sensation Ed Sheeran released his debut album, +, and has helped to reinvent the sound of pop music. Sheeran is known for his ability to combine several different genres into one album, and his new album, ÷, released on March 3, 2017, is no exception.   Sheeran is able t...

“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 ...

What To Pack For College 101

What To Pack For College 101

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Features

Beginning in August of 2017,  seniors will make a college campus their new home. They will start a new chapter in their life, moving away, making new friends and pursuing a career. In order to make the transition from high school to college smooth, it is uber important to have all of the necessary ma...

What I’ve Learned From TED Talks

What I’ve Learned From TED Talks

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2017


Filed under Commentary

  Watch a TED talk, and you’ll end up learning an interesting fact that you can slip into a conversation. Watch multiple, and you start to see the world from a different perspective. Although not every TED talk may be life-altering, the best ones have allowed me to gain valuable knowledge about h...

Code Red On Lockdown

Code Red On Lockdown

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Features

  Throughout the United States, school districts must participate in different sets of drills to help keep their students and staff safe throughout the school year.   There are 4 main drills that must be held throughout the year, including three fire evacuation drills, three lock down drills, ...

Senior Advice: Motivate Yourself

Senior Advice: Motivate Yourself

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Sometimes students find themselves tired, lost and deprived of motivation. Everyone goes through a stage like this at some point in their high school career, but there’s always a solution to every problem. Keep yourself motivated by setting goals throughout the year. Goals can range from getting str...

Meryl Streep Roasts Trump at Golden Globes

Meryl Streep Roasts Trump at Golden Globes

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

January 20, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Many stars got together for the Golden Globes on January 10 to celebrate all of the movies and TV shows that occurred this year. The Golden Globes is among the most popular award shows on television today.  Many times, actors take this opportunity to advertise charities or take a stand in a soci...

How to Manage Your Stress

How to Manage Your Stress

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Showcase

How to Beat the Winter Blues

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Let’s face it; it’s difficult to stay positive during the winter months. In fact, winter depression is studied by scientists, and it is also referred to as seasonal affective disorder.   If you find that you have lost your motivation and are having trouble finding ways to stay happy during th...

Why Donald Trump Deserves a Shot at President

Why Donald Trump Deserves a Shot at President

Anonymous, Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Commentary

In the wake of the results of the election, many are crossing their arms and muttering the phrase “Not my president.” There could not have been a fairer way of deciding who would run our country, and Donald Trump won the election fair and square. Unfortunately for a lot people, elections a...

Welcome to Winter Fashion

Welcome to Winter Fashion

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Commentary

 As the dead of winter starts to slowly approach, men and women start to wonder what outfits are fashionable and affordable in the winter time. Women Fashion   Bodysuits have become the number one go to, replacing t-shirts. There are multiple ways to wear this, with jeans, a skirt or even ...

NFL Postseason is Underway

NFL Postseason is Underway

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Commentary

With the National Football League’s regular season coming to a close, teams have started to prepare for the upcoming playoffs.   Teams from the AFC in the playoffs include: the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Houston Texans, the Oakland Raiders, and ...

This New Movie has Everyone SINGing

This New Movie has Everyone SINGing

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

January 10, 2017


Filed under Commentary

The new animated movie, Sing, was released to movie theaters with people of all ages going to view it. I did not have very high expectations when I went to see this movie, but it was pleasantly surprising. The latest animated movies that have come out were not impressive to me because they seeme...

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 ...

A Year to Remember: 2016 in Review

A Year to Remember: 2016 in Review

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

December 21, 2016


Filed under Commentary

2016 was full of events that impacted the world, including: deaths of incredible people, disasters that stunned the public, and an Olympic victory for the United States. This was a year for the history books, take a look:   David Bowie Died (January 10) British musical legend David Bowie...

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...

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 ...

Trump Named Time’s Person of the Year

Trump Named Time’s Person of the Year

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Commentary

No one ever said the Times Person of the Year has to make a positive impact on society in order to be honored. Years have gone by, and  Times has honored people like Vladimir Putin, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler; it was definitely not because they made the world a better place. But this year, as if ther...

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’...

Staff Editorial: Election Tolerance

Courier Staff

December 6, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Showcase

  Republican Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States against Democrat Hillary Clinton on November 8. The election was tight; Clinton had 232 electoral votes, and Trump had 290 electoral votes. With almost a 50-50 shot for one of the candidates to become president, America seems...

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...

Black Friday Slims the Nation’s Wallets Again

Black Friday Slims the Nation’s Wallets Again

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Commentary

 Black Friday is often called the Hunger Games of shopping.  Right after Thanksgiving dinner, people grab their credit cards and hit the shops, letting nothing stop them on the way to a good deal. Some shoppers even camp out for days in order to be the first in line when stores open for ...

‘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...

Students Count their Blessings During Thanksgiving Break

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2016


Filed under Commentary

Students counted their blessings and reflected on the following question over Thanksgiving break: “What are you thankful for?” “I am thankful for Family and Friends because they are always so supportive and encouraging to me through anything and everything,” said sophomore Christina LeBlan...

Protests Nationwide Following Trump’s Victory

Protests Nationwide Following Trump’s Victory

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Commentary, News

 In light of Donald Trump’s recent presidential victory over Hillary Clinton, those who are passionately against the new president-elect are taking their hatred to new levels.   American flags are being burned, and the phrase “Not my president” is being heard around the world.  ...

Why I’m Disappointed in the Election

Why I’m Disappointed in the Election

Anonymous Member of the Courier Staff, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Commentary

A day that many of us hoped would never come is here; Donald Trump is elected as the next president of the United States. I am not only shocked, but also terrified for the future of this country. Granted, this was not the most ideal election situation with the candidates offered, but America has chosen the worst possible outcome. This is the sa...

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...

Why Are You Excited For Break?

Why Are You Excited For Break?

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Commentary

The days pass slower and slower, or so it feels, as break is right around the corner. Many students are ready for the holiday season festivities. Several students were asked the following question: “Why are you excited for break, and what major plans do you already have or intend to fulfill?” H...

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...

What the DAPL is and Why You Should Care

What the DAPL is and Why You Should Care

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Commentary, News

You wake up, turn the faucet to wash your face, and instantly you see the stream of water flooded with oil. Not something you want to see at 6 am? Neither do the people at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in South Dakota. On January 25, 2016, the U.S Army Corps of Engineering approved th...

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...

Students Celebrate Christmas Before Thanksgiving

Students Celebrate Christmas Before Thanksgiving

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

November 8, 2016


Filed under Commentary

   Some students are busy decking the halls and singing carols, but others are putting a halt on the festivities.   The age old question, “Is it okay to start celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving?” is a hot topic at Susquehannock.    From the Christmas countdown and ornaments at...

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...

Clinton Vs. Trump: A Teen Debate

Autumn Polanowski, Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Commentary

   The election of 2016 is here, and all throughout America, citizens are having trouble deciding between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.    Young adults through older citizens are trying to get all the facts on the two presidential candidates. Between these two people there are many controver...

NFL Midseason Recap

Jake Ness, Sports Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Athletics, Commentary, Fall Sports

  The NFL is back in full swing, and like any other season, this one has had its fair share of surprises and disappointments. Injuries have occurred, players have come out of nowhere to make contributions, and some just can't seem to figure things out.   The biggest surprise to many have been ...

Second Half Slide Ends Orioles Season

Second Half Slide Ends Orioles Season

Jacob Ness, Sports Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Commentary

   Throughout the baseball world, there was not a large amount of optimism for the Orioles in 2016. The team that had gone 81-81 the prior season did not look any better on paper, despite spending nearly $250 million in the off season.   The front office laid out two primary goals to improve the ...

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...

What’s Happened on Season 2 of Scream Queens (So Far)

What’s Happened on Season 2 of Scream Queens (So Far)

Emily Rivers, Assistant-Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2016


Filed under Commentary

Season 2 of FOX’s hit show Scream Queens premiered on September 20, 2016. There have been 4 episodes since then, all action-packed and full of the very things that made viewers love the show during season 1.   If you’ve been living under a rock, or just haven’t had time to watch the show...

Surviving your Senior Project

Surviving your Senior Project

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

October 26, 2016


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Most Ridiculous Quotes from the Third Presidential Debate

Most Ridiculous Quotes from the Third Presidential Debate

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

October 26, 2016


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It’s no secret that the current presidential election is seen as a joke. Between improper grammar, name calling and temper tantrums, the debates have received a lot of comical backlash from social media. The only thing funnier than Donald Trump’s facial expressions are some of the most ridiculous...

Solange: A Seat at the Table

Solange: A Seat at the Table

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

October 12, 2016


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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


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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...

Trump Vs. Hillary: Who Is Worse

Trump Vs. Hillary: Who Is Worse

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

September 27, 2016


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It’s a scary thought that the country is in the hands of one person. But this year it seems even scarier because in just a few short months the fate of everyone living in the United States will lie in the hands of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, and the question is who is worse. “Make America Great Agai...

How to Be Sucessful

How to Be Sucessful

Alex Marshall, Reporter

September 16, 2016


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Literally anyone can achieve success as long as they follow the 4 Steps, using the 6 Skills of Success. These are skills that everyone possesses, but not everyone knows how to use to their advantage. The 6 Skills of Success: Time Understanding Strategy Motivation Organization Management &...

Susky Students Plan for Summer

Abby Deter, Reporter

May 20, 2016


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The idea of what to do during summer vacation is what fills every student's mind during the last few weeks of school. Some students are planning to just relax and hang out with friends while others have plans to travel the world and see amazing things.      “I will be dancing and going on...

Summer Fashion 2016 Guide

Summer Fashion 2016 Guide

Emily Rivers, Reporter

May 19, 2016


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Summer 2016 is quickly approaching, even though the weather is far colder than most people would really like. Although the weather is not living up to expectations yet, there is still time for it to heat up, so don’t give up hopes yet. In fact, planning your outfits for the warmer days may help...

Tips for Getting a Summer Job

Emily Rivers, Reporter

May 19, 2016


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The end of the school year is upon us, and while for some that may mean endless days of watching Netflix, others may want to save up some money for college and get a summer job. If you are in that boat, then fear not because here are some tips for getting a summer job: Finding Employers Who Are Hi...

Students Share their SAT Speculations

Students Share their SAT Speculations

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

May 18, 2016


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With college applications right around the corner for the juniors, the stress is high when it comes to SAT scores. Upperclassmen were asked how they felt about the results and their general opinion towards the test itself to get a feel for what it’s like in the life of the pre-college madness. ...

Trailers to Watch, Movies to See

Mike Younkin, Commentary Editor

May 18, 2016


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Doctor Strange   Though it was already more or less commonplace knowledge that Benedict Cumberbatch was selected to play the character Steven Strange in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, the trailer was a fantastic first look at how they will portray the Sorcerer Supreme. Based on the trailer, ...

Song of the Summer 2016

Song of the Summer 2016

Emily Rivers, Reporter

May 18, 2016


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It’s almost here. Long days at the beach with your toes in the sand, sipping lemonade while you listen to the waves crash on the shore.   Summertime is approaching, and we all know what that means. Soon it will be time for a song to play on repeat through June, July and August- the song of th...

Together, We Stand. Divided, We Fall

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor

May 15, 2016


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  The latest movie in the Marvel Comics© franchise, Captain America: Civil War, released on Friday, May 6. It made over 181 million domestically opening weekend, placing it in 5th for the largest opening weekend.   Watching it was a much-needed purifier after the sin against humanity that was ...

Senior Advice: Be Present

Senior Advice: Be Present

Brooke Weber, Reporter

May 9, 2016


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  Life as a senior is… different.   It’s a strange thought to recognize that you are the oldest you will ever be in the secondary education system, that you have become what you might have once seen as distantly as the moon.   When I was in elementary school, I could only see seniors ...

Teachers Give Study Tips

Teachers Give Study Tips

Ariel Barbera, Reporter

May 9, 2016


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The end of the school year is approaching rapidly, and as much as students can’t wait for summer to arrive, they’re still stuck stressing out about how well they’ll do on their final tests. Keystones and finals have been the primary focus for students right now. Students strive to get good ...

Yearbook Distribution Satisfies SHS

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor

May 4, 2016


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The 2015-2016 yearbooks were distributed in lunches during the week of April 25-29. The students seemed to have positive remarks about the yearbook and are happy with the outcome. [huge_it_slider id="8"]

May Teacher of the Month

May Teacher of the Month

Danielle Jackson, Reporter

May 3, 2016


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Throughout our school career, we encounter many teachers who inspire us every day in each and  every way. The teacher for the month of May is Barbara Nealon. Nealon has been a teacher at Susquehannock for 18 years now, and she still looks to push and inspire her students every day. Nealon is receiving recognition for teacher of the month because of her cunning teaching s...

Spring into Fashion

Allure Sapp, Reporter

April 26, 2016


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Spring is finally here, so it's time to put away the heavy sweaters and bring out the shorts and short sleeves.   Stylish Pink For anyone who loves the color pink but just does not  know what to pair it with should consider this look. Get a light weight pink sweater and pair that with a pa...

5 Ways To Study For AP Tests, Keystones, and Finals

5 Ways To Study For AP Tests, Keystones, and Finals

Emily Rivers, Reporter

April 21, 2016


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  It’s that time of the year again. Keystones, AP tests, and finals are all less than a month away, making students’ stress levels higher than normal.   Although these tests may seem daunting, there’s no need to worry. Here’s how to study for these tests without spending what feels like...

A Voice to Remember

A Voice to Remember

April 21, 2016


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In light of the sudden passing of former 2014 Courier staff member Elise Delozier, we wish to take a moment to honor her impact on the staff. Delozier was a lucid voice in a sea of blurred passivity, consistently expressing her opinion with honesty and respect. She brought a smile to one's ...

‘Zootopia’ Brings More than Cute Animals

‘Zootopia’ Brings More than Cute Animals

Ariel Barbera, Reporter

April 12, 2016


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In these last few years, Disney has given society memorable movies with deep messages and themes, such as Big Hero 6 and Frozen, that deal with modern issues. In March, Disney continued their line of movies with their new film, Zootopia. In Zootopia, the main protagonist, Judy Hopps, is the first e...

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