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Bodhi: The Therapy Dog

Bodhi: The Therapy Dog

Jacob Lynch, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

A a large, white and fluffy creature has been spotted by students multiple times. This fluffy therapy dog is  Bodhi. Owner and Coordinator of Social Services Jill Platts  says bringing Bodhi to school has many positive benefits.   “Bodhi brings a smile to the face of just about everyone he...

Top 5 Seasonal Activities to do in York County

Top 5 Seasonal Activities to do in York County

Emily Polanowski, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Features

  With the fall season at its start, there are many new seasonal activities to do in Southern York County and around the area to get into the fall spirit.   1- The 53 National Apple Harvest Festival in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, is a great activity for all members of the family. The f...

Faculty Explores Businesses to Better Prepare Students

Faculty Explores Businesses to Better Prepare Students

Elizabeth Johns, Editor-In-Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Teachers and administration are stepping into the business realm to learn how to better help students become more career-ready.  The faculty visited a dozen businesses in York county during the half-day in-service on September 22. Businesses,  like Think Loud, LLC, the YGS Group and Cresc...

Diana Kelbaugh Helps Local Animal Shelter

Diana Kelbaugh Helps Local Animal Shelter

Mia Kobylski, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2017


Filed under Features

  Freshman Diana Kelbaugh wanted to help rescue pets  have better lives, so she found a creative way to raise money for a local no-kill animal shelter.   Diana makes and sells wax soy candles and melts for $10 each, donating a portion of the profits to Animal Rescue Inc.     “I kinda ju...

Bands March into Band Night

Bands March into Band Night

Madison Gillespie, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students marched into Band Night, during the football game on Friday, September 29.   Students from the middle school band and also the marching band joined together for an amazing pregame performance.   Middle school band teacher Justin Presley thought that both groups put on a solid performance for their field show.   “Some groups tend to get ne...

Spanish 4 and 5 Students Help at Hispanic Center

Spanish 4 and 5 Students Help at Hispanic Center

Ally Waltemyer, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students in Spanish four and five classes visited the Hispanic Center in York on September 20.

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Aevidum Sells Bracelets with a Deal

Aevidum Sells Bracelets with a Deal

Grace Gorham, Features Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

  The Aevidum club at Susky is selling bracelets for four dollars each, which allow students to get into all sporting events at home for half price all year.   The motive behind selling the bracelets was mainly to raise awareness for the club and mental health.

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Creative Writing Club Plans for 2017

Creative Writing Club Plans for 2017

Grace Gorham, Features Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features

  When many students hear about a “creative writing club,” they immediately imagine that they will be joining either an over-the-top poetry group or a second English class.  English teacher Timothy Groth hopes to change that stereotype this year.   “I think people should know t...

A Day in the Life of Myers

Matthew Schiffbauer, Video Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Warrior Chat : An Interview with Chris Osman

Annie Hebel, News Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features

The Courier sat down with 2001 Susky alumni Chris Osman who spoke with the Susquehannock student body about what it means to be a Warrior at last week's pep rally.

Susky Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Susky Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Matthew Schiffbauer, Video Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features

Susquehannock opens its arms to welcome 11 new faculty members.   Some are filling positions left by a few beloved teachers.   This includes the new physical education, health, and driver’s education teacher Joseph Krodel.   Before coming to Susquehannock, Krodel spent time as ...

Freshmen Give First Impressions

Freshmen Give First Impressions

Grace Gorham, Features Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features

  The incoming freshmen all had very different opinions of what their first thoughts of high school were, but some agreed that it was better than middle school.   Freshman Maggie Kinna feels that so far she is enjoying high school.   “I like high school because my teachers are ni...

Beloved Guidance Counselor Retires after 15 Years

Beloved Guidance Counselor Retires after 15 Years

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

May 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Guidance counselor Colleen Dzwonczyk is retiring after 15 years at Susquehannock. After attending Penn State and getting an undergraduate degree for speech pathology, she got her graduate degree in audiology from Penn State. For 10 years, she worked in an audiology and speech pathology field at T...

Barbara Nealon Retires After 36 Years

Barbara Nealon Retires After 36 Years

Grace Gorham, Reporter

May 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  After 36 years of teaching, science teacher Barbara Nealon is retiring.   Nealon started teaching in 1981 and has taught at 3 different schools, ultimately ending up at Susquehannock for 18 years.   Nealon decided to retire this year because it is getting harder and harder to keep up with all the...

Second Color Run was a Success

Second Color Run was a Success

Grace Gorham, Reporter

May 25, 2017


Filed under Features

   Susky’s second annual Color Run to support the American Cancer Society was a held on Saturday, April 29.   Freshman Lucas Schwanke thought that the run was a good experience with a fun environment.   “It was really fun to be surrounded by a bunch of people who were out there for a good cause, an...

Tips and Tricks for Finals Week

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

May 22, 2017


Filed under Features

   By the end of the year, students do not have the motivation to keep going; however, those who are trying to be exempt from a final find themselves struggling to bring up their grades.    Students who have a 92% average trending grade or higher are exempt from taking that class’ exam unless they ...

Junior Matthew Schiffbauer Secures Award at Spring Shorts Film Festival

Junior Matthew Schiffbauer Secures Award at Spring Shorts Film Festival

Dan McNair, Video Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Each year, the Video Production Club at the Dallastown Area high school hosts the “Spring Shorts” film festival and award ceremony. Wildcat T.V., the student-led T.V. program at Dallastown, held the festival & awards ceremony at Dallastown high school’s auditorium on the evening of Thursday, May...

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...

Choir Travels to Cleveland

Choir Travels to Cleveland

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Don’t Be Fooled by Expensive Makeup Brands

Don’t Be Fooled by Expensive Makeup Brands

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Features

   Makeup is filling up shopping bags as men and women across the globe are wanting to try the latest and greatest trends with the best products. In today’s society, makeup is one of the most popular things to buy, even though some of the prices are outrageously high. On average women spend about $216 ...

Student Beats out the Competition in Essay Contest

Student Beats out the Competition in Essay Contest

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Features

  Freshman David Wentzel wrote an essay and submitted it to the Yom HaShoah essay contest and won. This essay contest is an annual contest run by the York Jewish Community Center. It is meant to commemorate the day of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance day in the Jewish faith.   The prompt o...

Robotics Team Scores High at Worlds

Robotics Team Scores High at Worlds

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Local robotics team TechFire 225 recently attended the World Championships in late April in St. Louis, Missouri.  Junior Elizabeth Wagner, junior Michaela Bryan, senior Matthew Laven and sophomore Connor Woods are members of the team.   TechFire 225 ended up as what is called an Allian...

Indoor Guard Ends Season

Indoor Guard Ends Season

Grace Gorham, Reporter

May 1, 2017


Filed under Features

  The indoor guard ended their season on a good note with a 3rd place finish out of 15 groups at the KIDA championships.   Championships took place on Saturday, April 1 at Chambersburg High School. Most of the white guard members agreed that the experience was fun and memorable, albeit a bit stressful since it was a compe...

Keeping Up With Your Health

Keeping Up With Your Health

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Why 4-6 Hours of Sleep Is Not Enough

Why 4-6 Hours of Sleep Is Not Enough

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

April 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Sleep is one of the most essential needs that everyone has to have. Whether it’s two hours or 12 hours, it’s a part of everyone’s daily routines that benefits their performance and their health. Researchers have proven that after people sleep, they retain more information and perform better memory...

Dr. Lemmon Awarded Outstanding School Administrator Award

Dr. Lemmon Awarded  Outstanding School Administrator Award

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

April 18, 2017


Filed under Features

 Superintendent Sandy Lemmon was awarded the 2017 Outstanding School Administrator by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association on March 31.   This award is given to a school administrator who has greatly contributed to school libraries within their district.   Lemmon has been a ...

Students Get Creative With 2017 Promposals

Students Get Creative With 2017 Promposals

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2017


Filed under Features

Best Buds Seeks New Officers

Best Buds Seeks New Officers

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

April 10, 2017


Filed under Features

  Best Buds Club is seeking new officers for the 2017-2018 school year.   The positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Public Relations will be voted on during the club meeting on April 20.  Current  Vice President Cora Dunaja believes that there are many character trai...

Students Learn About Different Culture

Students Learn About Different Culture

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

April 10, 2017


Filed under Features

The History and Spanish Club teamed up for a field trip to Lancaster on Friday, March 31. The clubs watched a documentary about Latinos in America before traveling to El Serrano in Lancaster, a Peruvian restaurant, and seeing the highly-acclaimed play, In the Heights, at Fulton Theatre. The p...

National Art & Writing Contest Awards Two Susquehannock Freshmen

National Art & Writing Contest Awards Two Susquehannock Freshmen

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017


Filed under Features

Two Susquehannock students have won National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Freshmen Ian Achterberg and Emily Heiser both won awards for their literary submissions in this year’s contest. More than 330,000 works of art and writing from across the country are submitted to the National Scholast...

5 Tips To Help You Survive The AP Test

5 Tips To Help You Survive The AP Test

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Features

Students Compete in Computer Fair Design Competition

Students Compete in Computer Fair Design Competition

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017


Filed under Features

 5 students participated in the PA High School Computer Fair Design Competition on March 22. The competition was held at the LIU #12 building in New Oxford, which represented schools from Franklin, York and Adams County..    The students who participated were: seniors Jessica McDonald, Emily Hellwi...

College Fair Gives Students Insight to Future

College Fair Gives Students Insight to Future

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Features

The College Fair was held on Thursday, March 23.   The fair was held in the cafeteria, and several colleges attended, such as Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, Millersville, York College and many more.   Students that attended the fair had a chance to go to each college's booth to ask the rep...

Students Compete in High School Bridge Building Competition

Students Compete in High School Bridge Building Competition

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under Features

  Engineering students went to Penn State York and competed in a high school bridge competition on March 4   Twenty-nine students attended, and Susky students won the top three places.   To prepare for the competition, the students had to design a truss bridge, build it using balsa wo...

Swimmer Logan McFadden Spreads his “Wings”

Swimmer Logan McFadden Spreads his “Wings”

Grace Gorham, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Features

  For freshman Logan McFadden, the pool is like his second home. McFadden started swimming in fifth grade when he tore his ACL and has been involved in the sport ever since.     Most recently, McFadden competed at the PIAA Swimming State Championships. He raced in the 200 yard IM, which consists of...

Winter Storm Stella Slams The East Coast

Winter Storm Stella Slams The East Coast

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Features

It came as a surprise when snow storm Stella showed up this past week, as winter clearly already had its chance in January and February. Most people were upset that in mid-March we would have to bear the shoveling and the tundra-like temperatures. Though, for students, the snow comes as a bonus. Students were ab...

Bonkey’s is Open for the Season

Bonkey’s is Open for the Season

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Nothing but smiles is what the Bonkey’s crew is serving up. With this year marking its 14th anniversary, it is definitely a nostalgic place, not only for people living in New Freedom, but for many surrounding towns as well. Whether you are a regular, newcomer, young or old, you will always be trea...

Yearbook Staff Prepares for Final Deadline

Yearbook Staff Prepares for Final Deadline

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features

   The 2016-2017 yearbook staff have been working tirelessly to make sure that the yearbook is the best that it can possibly be, and the whole yearbook is due on Friday, March 24.    According to yearbook advisor Jessica Beste, the pages that have been published have been high quality, and ...

Developing Artist Discovers Talents

Developing Artist Discovers Talents

Grace Gorham, Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features

  Some people have a talent for finding ways to translate things they see in real life onto paper. Freshman Keely Coyle is one of those people, having been an artsy person her whole life.   Coyle enjoys doing sketches of faces or objects the best and is most comfortable with pencil and pape...

Myers Uses College Experiences to Inspire

Miah Peryea, Reporter

March 14, 2017


Filed under Features

  Art teacher Wesley Myers uses his own his college experience to inspire his students artistically. Myers attended Millersville University where he majored in Art Education.      Myers says that his college experience was “Busy. Very busy. Lots of long hours/days/and nights in the stud...

What Students Need to Know About the AP Exams

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Features

All students taking AP classes are eligible to take the AP exams in May to possibly earn college credits.   If a student takes an AP test and passes, then they may not have to take similar classes during their post-secondary career.   Guidance counselor Evelyn Kabke thinks that students ...

How Real Can the Sophomores Get?

How Real Can the Sophomores Get?

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Sophomores are partaking in “Get Real Day” on March 2, 8, 15. Students work with the York Jewish Community Center and talk about stereotyping and seeing things from someone else’s perspective. The first half of the day is focused on doing icebreakers while the second half of the day gets more emoti...

Seat Belt Wearing Competition Encourages Students to Buckle Up

Seat Belt Wearing Competition Encourages Students to Buckle Up

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2017


Filed under Features

Susquehannock has recently signed up to take part in a Seat Belt Wearing Competition. Students are encouraged to wear their seat belts while driving throughout the whole month of March in order to help their school win $500 from the competition. Physical education teacher Doug Truscott has encou...

Indoor Color Guard Starts Off the Season

Indoor Color Guard Starts Off the Season

Grace Gorham, Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under Features

  So far this season, members of the “white guard” in indoor color guard have completed and placed in 3   competitions.   Freshman Josh Delozier explained what being in the white guard means.   “I’m in the white guard. That means that we’re technically the ‘varsity guard,’ ...

Lent Begins 40 Days of Sacrifice for Some

Lent Begins 40 Days of Sacrifice for Some

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under Features

   Lent begins the countdown until Easter as students and staff begin to test their strength and willpower for the next 40 days. Lent is a Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, and Methodist practice that starts from Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017) until Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017). It is the season of p...

Students Recognized for Creative Writing

Students Recognized for Creative Writing

Grace Gorham, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Recently, several students involved with the creative writing club and a few of gifted education teacher Kate Newland's students received awards for different works of writing that they submitted to the 2017 South Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. Freshmen Ian Achterberg and Emily Heiser both w...

Alliance Spreads The Love

Alliance Spreads The Love

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Alliance is working hard to spread their love around the school and the county this week. Alliance is promoting positivism and the slogan "everybody deserves love." To show their love, they are now taking a collection of nonperishable food, towels, washcloths, shampoo, conditioner and deodorant to do...

What in ‘Carnation’!

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Features

  This year on Valentine’s Day students had the chance to buy carnations for their significant other, a friend or possibly their “crush.”   The Best Buds club was in charge of selling these carnations. They sold for $1 each, and they sold 150 carnations. ...

Myers Returns from Maternity Leave

Myers Returns from Maternity Leave

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Features

 Beloved French teacher Stephanie Myers, simply known as “Madame,"  returned from maternity leave on January 30.  Senior Gabby Maiorano takes AP French and missed having Madame as a teacher for the full year.   “I feel like she really understands how we like to learn. She always makes i...

Artist of the Week: Sam Steines

Dan McNair, Video Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Senior artist Sam Steines’ collection of work has earned him a spot as this week’s Artist of the Week. According to math teacher Ryan Leiphart, this is a well deserved recognition. "Sam is a hard working student who always perseveres to do his best. I've had Sam in class for two years. H...

Students Prepare for Upcoming Mini-THON

Students Prepare for Upcoming Mini-THON

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features

   March 10 marks Susquehannock High School’s first ever Mini-THON, and the goal this year is to raise a total of ten thousand dollars or more.   There have already been several fundraising events such as the Snow King that happened in January, with winner Chase Summers, and the upcoming ...

Swing Dance Supports the Band

Swing Dance Supports the Band

Grace Gorham, Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features

   Students learned a different style of dancing at the Swing Dance fundraiser for the band on Friday, January 27. At the event, dancing lessons were offered to learn different types of dances that were popular during the 1920’s-40’s, otherwise known as swing dances. It also included music from the era pr...

Swope Swiftly Swoops into Susky

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features

  After completing her student teaching at Southwestern High School, English teacher Kyla Swope has now joined Warrior Nation to take over the English substitute position.   Swope received her bachelors in communications from Shippensburg University and teacher certification from Wilson College. ...

Artist of the Week: Zach Robinson

Artist of the Week: Zach Robinson

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Dark themes and vibrant paintings are a few of the ways senior Zach Robinson expresses himself through his artwork. Finding time throughout the day to work on projects, he views art to be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. Robinson first had an interest in the arts back in seventh grade when he beg...

Valentine’s Day: What It is All About

Valentine’s Day: What It is All About

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Every year on February 14, people express their love to their partner, basking in unlimited amounts of flowers, chocolates and gifts on Valentine’s day. But the real question is why do people glorify one day a year for love when it should be celebrated everyday constantly. Let us go back to when Valentin...

Sorice and Truscott Retire after 33 Years

Sorice and Truscott Retire after 33 Years

Autumn Polanowski, Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features

After sharing an office for 33 years, Anthony Sorice and Douglas Truscott are retiring from their teaching positions at Susquehannock High School at the end of this school year. Since 1986, these two teachers have taught a variety of different subjects at Susquehannock. Sorice has taught 9th and 11th-grade...

Alliance Club Hosts Bring a Friend Day

Alliance Club Hosts Bring a Friend Day

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features

  Alliance, Susky’s LGBT club, hosted Bring a Friend Day on Wednesday, January 25.   The goal is to promote tolerance and diversity in the club, as well as in the hallways, cafeteria, and classrooms as well.   Supervised by English teacher Erica Littleton, the club meets every Wednesday...

Yearbook’s Newest Edition: Senior Quotes

Autumn Polanowski, Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features

  Susquehannock High School is introducing a brand new idea to this year’s yearbook, giving students a chance to express themselves.   The yearbook staff had a class discussion and worked together to create something new for this year’s yearbook by deciding that they are allowing t...

NHS Students Launch After-School Tutoring

NHS Students Launch After-School Tutoring

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features

The National Honor Society is offering tutoring sessions after school every Monday and Wednesday. The topic was first brought up by principal Kevin Molin in order to help students understand subjects they struggle with. English teacher Katharine Wilt helped organize the tutoring sessions and is excited to watch students get the help...

App of the Week: Fam

App of the Week: Fam

Grace Gorham, Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under Features

  If you have ever wished that there would be an easy way to FaceTime multiple friends at once, the app ‘Fam’ is for you.   Fam allows you to FaceTime with up to eight of your friends at once, all through iMessage. Even though it is used directly through iMessage, it is not affiliate...

Scheduling 101

Scheduling 101

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features

AP, honors, academic, French class, Spanish class- there are so many choices and so much stress surrounding what courses to take next year. It can be hard trying to figure out what classes you should take based on a description, so here are a couple tips to help you pick the right schedule, matching up...

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...

Students Audition for PMEA District 7 Jazz Festival

Students Audition for PMEA District 7 Jazz Festival

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features

Junior Brendan Paules and Senior Julien Sherman attended the PMEA District 7 Vocal auditions held at York High School on the weekend of January 20.         Both students had the opportunity to audition for one of four tenor parts within the vocal jazz ensemble.   Paules and Sherma...

Second Quarter Highlights

Second Quarter Highlights

Grace Gorham, Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features

  There were many major events that occurred throughout the second marking period both inside and outside of school, but there are a few that should be highlighted.   The second quarter officially began on Monday, October 31, and ended on Wednesday, January 18. Election   The first maj...

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, ...

Farewell to Obama

Farewell to Obama

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s been a long eight years of ups and downs, and it seems it has begun again with recently named president Donald Trump. With all the chaos and uproar about newfound president Donald Trump, let’s go back eight years when the first African American president was named: Barack Obama. Obama...

Smith’s Last Day at Susky

Smith’s Last Day at Susky

Autumn Polanowski, Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Features

English teacher Martha Smith resigned from her position and is moving on to bigger activities as of January 13, 2017.   Smith worked as an English teacher at Susquehannock for two and a half years and decided that it was time for her to move onto something a little different.    She...

Deborah Bosley Retires After 23 Years of Assisting

Deborah Bosley Retires After 23 Years of Assisting

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

After spending 23 years working as an educational assistant for the special needs students, Deborah Bosley is now retiring. Bosley grew up in the Southern York County District and graduated Susquehannock in 1972. She started off working for TE Connectivity Ltd., formerly known as AMP Incorporated, ...

School Board Looks out for SYCSD

School Board Looks out for SYCSD

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Southern York County School District Board of Education is made up of nine members, who voluntarily serve for four-year terms in alternating four-year cycles- with no pay. Each member volunteers countless hours to ensure Southern York students receive the best education and technology possible, while ...

Art Department Names Jessica McDonald Artist of the Month

Art Department Names Jessica McDonald Artist of the Month

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

January 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Many students notice the display of artwork in the hallway outside the library but do not take time to appreciate the work that their peers have created.   The display showcases the “Artist of the Month” and highlights some of their artwork.   This month, the Artist of the Month is ...

Students Travel During Winter Break

Students Travel During Winter Break

Grace Gorham, Reporter

January 17, 2017


Filed under Features

  During the winter break of 2016, many students stayed home with family, but some traveled to other states.   Freshman Caroline Folfas traveled to upstate New York in the Adirondack Mountains for 5 days.   Like most people who travel over the holidays, she went to be with her family....

The Life of School Counselors

The Life of School Counselors

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Features

5 Tips for Getting a Job

5 Tips for Getting a Job

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2017


Filed under Features

New Year’s Resolutions are not expense free. Getting a gym membership to help you get in shape and planning vacations to check off your bucket list will cost money, and the best way to pay for these things is by getting a job.    If you are interested in getting a job and earning some money fo...

Snow King Candidates Combat Childhood Cancer

Snow King Candidates Combat Childhood Cancer

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Features

Mini-THON is kicking off its fundraising goals with the Snow King competition this week. The Snow King is a different version of King of Hearts. Instead of being a Valentine’s Day celebration, the Snow King event is bringing awareness and funds to research childhood cancers but is still collect...

Seniors Look Forward to Graduation

Seniors Look Forward to Graduation

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features

  The new year is here, and while many people are making resolutions and planning for the upcoming year, the class of 2017 has their minds focused on one thing: graduation. With only 6 months to graduation, many seniors have been hit with the dreaded senioritis epidemic and have lost motivation to do ...

Jump Ahead to the New Year

Jump Ahead to the New Year

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features

New trends and new attractions are just a few new things to come in the new year. 2017 Movies As the new year begins, we look forward to what new movies and sequels Hollywood will take to the big screen. Viewers will see more minions and the Barden Bellas perform for the third time, along with a cl...

Students Sleigh in their Ho-Ho-Holiday Wear

Students Sleigh in their Ho-Ho-Holiday Wear

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2017


Filed under Features

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Student Photographer: Gabby Martuszewski

Student Photographer: Gabby Martuszewski

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

January 6, 2017


Filed under Features

Senior Gabby Martuszewski is known for her passion for photography. She developed an interest when she took Photography 1 as an elective in her freshman year. Martuszewski says she prefers taking pictures of people but says she’s also good at photographing scenery. Although she doesn’t look up to any fa...

Eisenhart’s Newest Addition

Eisenhart’s Newest Addition

Grace Gorham, Reporter

January 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Math teacher Kori Eisenhart is a favorite of many students, so her students were quite sad when they found out she was leaving for the rest of the year to care for her newborn baby.   Freshman Natalie Thomas was shocked to hear that Eisenhart would not be teaching the rest of the year...

Madame Myers Soon to Return

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 5, 2017


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After spending precious time with newborn son, Parker Myers, Stephanie Myers is scheduled to return back to Susky January 30. Greatly beloved, her absence was hard for her students who share her same passion for French culture. With the marking period ending, Jennifer Kapp will be filling in Myers' ...

Students Display Skills in Art Contest

Students Display Skills in Art Contest

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2017


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The Miller Plant Farm Art Contest is back again this year, and two students have returned to compete. Starting mid-November, a team of art students from each of the surrounding local schools take a few weeks to construct a large mural of a winter-themed landscape. Juniors Stevie King and Sammi P...

How to Stay Healthy During the Winter

How to Stay Healthy During the Winter

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

December 22, 2016


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With winter and the holiday bustle and cheer coming upon us, the elements and stress of everything can take a toll on your body. You may be feeling more “Blue Christmas” than “Feliz Navidad,” getting sick more often, and maybe not hearing the “Jingle Bells” just yet. Here are some ways to...

Yamfest’s Very Best

Yamfest’s Very Best

Alex Marshall, Reporter

December 21, 2016


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Many see winter as the holiday season, but a certain teacher at Susquehannock has a different idea. English Teacher Kate Wilt knows this time of year to be yam season, and every year there’s a Yamfest to go with it. Every student has to present a yam-related project, whether that be food, performan...

Rachel Stockslager Is Not Horsing Around

Rachel Stockslager Is Not Horsing Around

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

December 21, 2016


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  Senior Rachel Stockslager was awarded as a varsity athlete by the United States Equestrian Federation. Stockslager has been working towards this ever since she started riding horses at eight years old. She first   started off at a horse camp and then decided to start showing horses all year round. Stockslager star...

Shrek It Up

Shrek It Up

Autumn Polanowski, Editor

December 21, 2016


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  The cast list is up, and students are excited to start preparing for their assigned roles in the spring musical Shrek that will be performed on April 7-9.   Students have been waiting anxiously for the cast list to appear after the three-day audition period. There has been plenty of talk among student...

What Should You Do Over Break?

What Should You Do Over Break?

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 19, 2016


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Break is a great way to kick back, stay cozy and have a great time with friends and family. With almost two full weeks off of school, there is plenty of time to fit in seasonal festivities on your agenda. If you are looking for holiday activities to occupy your time, consider choosing from these: Look a...

Students Celebrate the Holidays

Students Celebrate the Holidays

Grace Gorham, Reporter

December 16, 2016


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  The holiday season is upon us, and students are preparing for different celebrations.   Christmas is the holiday that the majority of students in the district celebrate and are familiar with, but students also celebrate Hanukkah, which is a Jewish holiday, and Kwanzaa, which is a holiday c...

Students Audition for World Class Marching Band

Students Audition for World Class Marching Band

Grace Gorham, Reporter

December 14, 2016


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  The school marching band is very talented and accomplished, but some students wanted to take their learning experiences a little further.   Freshman Josh Delozier and junior Lauren Hallameyer are the only two students from Susky that auditioned and made it into an elite world class march...

Student Council Raises Holiday Funds

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

December 13, 2016


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  Student Council started a holiday fundraiser to raise money for the Adopt-A-Family Fundraiser from November 1 through December 2    They have been a part of the fundraising event for a couple of years and wants to keep spreading this holiday cheer in the years to come.   Freshman Annie...

Make Your Own Sweet, Easy Homemade Holiday Treats

Make Your Own Sweet, Easy Homemade Holiday Treats

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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 With it now being the holiday season, people are starting to wonder what they should give their friends and family members this year.    The simple ideas below are great items to give to anyone that is on your Christmas list this year, from a simple chai tea mix, to a candy cane hot cocoa or a ...

The New Ticket Booth: A Process

The New Ticket Booth: A Process

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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The new ticket booth construction is done. The people responsible for building the majority of the new ticket booth was the construction class from this year and last year. John Speights, Ken Mistovich, Dave Fair, Raintree Builders, Kinsley construction, the SHS maintenance department, Jim Holley...

Artist of the Week: Kelly Doogan

Artist of the Week: Kelly Doogan

Dan McNair, Video Editor

December 7, 2016


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"It's how she expresses herself. She expresses herself within her art because the color schemes reflect...other people however she feels on that day. Her art technique is really just an extension of the feelings she has on a daily basis," said Doogan's friend senior Hailey Martinez.  Doogan’s comp...

Spanish Students Sing Along With Emir Sensini

Spanish Students Sing Along With Emir Sensini

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2016


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After what felt like the shortest 4 hours of their lives, students in Spanish I and II could be found chanting “Soy Feliz” together in unison with big smiles on their faces as they attended Emir Sensini’s concert at Spring Grove High School last Tuesday. Emir Sensini is an Argentinian singer who is best known for hi...

Artist of the Week: Stephanie Gardecki

Artist of the Week: Stephanie Gardecki

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2016


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  After a long day at school, senior Stephanie Gardecki sits at her desk and starts sketching to clear her mind from all stress and worries.   As she does so, she reflects on her passion of art and makes goals for herself as an artist. “[My inspiration for art is] Walt Disney...he’s ...

Teams Compete in Punkin’ Chunkin’ Competition

Teams Compete in Punkin’ Chunkin’ Competition

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

December 1, 2016


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Two teams competed in the Punkin’ Chunkin’ competition on November 4. The competition is where high school students, who enjoy engineering, come together to build catapults to launch pumpkins competitively. Teams have three throws per catapult; the goal was to get closest to the pin with the a...

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