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‘Isolation’ Entertains Onlookers

‘Isolation’ Entertains Onlookers

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Features

  The marching band conducted a preview of "Isolation" for their competition on Friday night for friends and family.

Students Present Fall Play

Students Present Fall Play

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Features

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday students finally get to put on the show that they have been looking forward to. Ever since the end of last school year, theater students have been looking forward to the play Peter and the Starcatcher.   This year’s play is a prequel to the popular musical and Disney movie, Peter Pan...

SHS Marching Band Takes First

Miah Peryea, Reporter

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Marching band came through with a first place win this past Saturday at the Cavalcade of the Bands.   The competition was held at the J. Birney Crum stadium in Allentown. All the best bands from 152 different schools came out and participated.    Freshman Anna Joy said that the band h...

Honoring S.Y.C. Veterans

Honoring S.Y.C. Veterans

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2016


Filed under Features

People across the country reflected on the service of veterans and active military members on Friday, November 11, Veteran’s Day.   Veteran’s Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was proclaimed a national holiday on November 11, 1918 after the end of World War I. The war officially ended on Jun...

Adopt-A-Family, Spread the Cheer

Adopt-A-Family, Spread the Cheer

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

November 15, 2016


Filed under Features

   With Christmas right around the corner, student council is using a Christmas tree in the high school lobby to raise funds and collect gifts for Adopt-A-Family.    This fundraiser is a Southern Community Services holiday share program, which is a school-wide drive to raise money and ...

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, ...

Freshmen Introduced to Career Options

Freshmen Introduced to Career Options

Grace Gorham, Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under Features

  All freshmen got to participate in the STEM Summit on Friday, November 4.   The purpose of STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, is to introduce freshmen to new career options that they may not have given a second thought about pursuing in the future. It sho...

No Shave November Brings Awareness to Susky

No Shave November Brings Awareness to Susky

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Aevidum has announced a new event for many male teachers to participate in: No Shave November. No Shave November is when the men will go a whole month without shaving their beards. By the end of the month, and depending if any of the teachers make at least $50 from donations for mini-THON, some t...

Ticket Booth Opens for Business

Ticket Booth Opens for Business

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

November 9, 2016


Filed under Features

The new ticket booth that has been under construction since the beginning of the school year is finished, despite a few minor details such as finishing the roof and painting the floor. The idea was set into motion last spring, and the goal was that it would be finished by homecoming, but with a f...

Make Your Thanksgiving Feast One to Remember

Make Your Thanksgiving Feast One to Remember

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Features

With less than 19 days until Thanksgiving, it is necessary to start looking for those crowd pleasing recipes. If you’re having trouble finding grandmother’s old recipes or deciding what to make, continue scrolling to find out what you should be making this Thanksgiving. It’s nearly impossible to go a Thanksgivin...

Yearbook Staff Travels to Design Cover

Yearbook Staff Travels to Design Cover

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Features

Everyone says high school is the best four years of your life, but it seems as the years go by, it is hard to remember what people called the best years of your life were like. When the memories fade, the alumni look back on yearbooks to refresh their minds. The yearbook is so much more than phot...

Students Find Success at District Choir Auditions

Students Find Success at District Choir Auditions

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Junior Brendan Paules and senior Julien Sherman were recently chosen to perform at Districts after auditioning on October 29 at Central York High School for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Chorus. The festival for districts will take place January 13-14, 2017 at Eastern ...

2016 Senior Heisman Award Winners Shine

2016 Senior Heisman Award Winners Shine

Autumn Polanowski, Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Features

Two students were announced as winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for athletics on October 17.   Seniors Kelly Doogan and Colton Mumley are ecstatic at the realization that they have won this award. This award is presented to high school seniors involved with athletics throughout...

Gain Experiences in History Club

Gain Experiences in History Club

Grace Gorham, Reporter

November 7, 2016


Filed under Features

  When a student is asked if they want to join history club, they will most likely turn down the offer, thinking of it as  another history class. However, that is not true in this case,   History teacher Robert Cousineau talks about the different approach to club meetings.   “We don...

Library Hosts Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Library Hosts Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Emily Rivers, Assistant-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Throughout the month of October, students participated in a scavenger hunt set up in the library and went on a journey to discover who murdered Mr. Upton O’Good. In order to discover what the clues were, students had to download a QR code app and could then scan the first clue and begin their investigation. Librarian...

What should you be this Halloween?

What should you be this Halloween?
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Katelin Tyler, News Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features

Take this quiz to see what costume best fits your personality this Halloween.

Rachael Scott Slams with Poetry

Rachael Scott Slams with Poetry

Kristen Krobot, Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features

Slam poetry is a form of poetry that is performed aloud but in a theatrical way. Sophomore Rachael Scott was instantly drawn to slam poetry around August of this year because of how powerful it is. “When you start writing, it’s kind of exposing a vulnerability, and it’s really hard to be con...

Alternate Homecoming Plans

Alternate Homecoming Plans

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features

Many students spent a "Night Beneath the Waves" at homecoming on Saturday, October 15. However, there were also several people who choose to stay home or go out with friends. Some students were asked what they did instead of going to homecoming, and here are their responses: “I took my much needed t...

The Unrecognized Athletes at Susky

The Unrecognized Athletes at Susky

Grace Gorham, Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Many people in school are highly praised as dedicated athletes. Even though horseback riders fulfill that exact definition, they are often times not recognized as a real athlete.   Freshman Morgan Farace talks about what makes equestrians an athlete.   “We put in more effort because...

Logan Garvey Crowned Homecoming Queen

Logan Garvey Crowned Homecoming Queen

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under Features

 Every year, a group of senior girls compete against each other for the title of Homecoming Queen.   This year, senior Logan Garvey was granted the title and was very surprised to hear that she had won.   “It was really surreal...they said my name, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ I walked up and I ...

Junior Writes Book

Junior Writes Book

Madison Gillespie, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under Features

  Junior Jade Reall is someone you always see writing.    Reall’s Apprentice of Terra Ferma is a novel that she plans on entering in to a Scholastic contest next school year.   The main character, Kura, will be going through a lot  as an apprentice of a sorcerer.      “She studies magic and sorcery and is helping a rebellion...

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...

Mr. Kaliszak Returns to High School

Mr. Kaliszak Returns to High School

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features

Alumni Scott Kaliszak has returned to the building as the orchestra substitute for the year while teacher Zach Levi focuses on receiving his doctorate. Kaliszak had known he  wanted a music profession. “It was freshman year. I decided I wanted to be a music teacher,” said Kaliszak. “I always knew I enjoyed music, and I had a good connection with other people...

Band Night Called a Success

Band Night Called a Success

Autumn Polanowski, Reporter

October 21, 2016


Filed under Features

  Band night was a success for the marching band who partnered up with the Southern Middle School band in an outstanding performance during a Friday night football game on October 7.   From practices in the band rooms to one big practice out on the field, the students all worked as hard as they could to m...

Students Spent a Night “Beneath the Waves” at Homecoming

Students Spent a Night “Beneath the Waves” at Homecoming

Emily Rivers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features

Girls Tennis Concludes at Counties

Girls Tennis Concludes at Counties

Grace Gorham, Reporter

October 19, 2016


Filed under Features

  Ending with an enjoyable experience, girls tennis season came to a close at counties. The matches were played at South Western over a course of three days against Spring Grove and South Western.   Three girls were chosen to play at counties: senior Jessica McDonald, sophomore Julianne Cassady and ...

Students Show Spirit on Superhero Day

Students Show Spirit on Superhero Day

Logan Garvey, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Features

Everything You Need to Know About the FAFSA

Emily Rivers, Assistant-Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Features

In Memory of Mrs. Beverly Gladfelter

Mia Kobylski, Reporter

October 17, 2016


Filed under Features

   Beverly Gladfelter, a first grade teacher at Shrewsbury Elementary, sadly passed away on October 1 after losing her battle with cancer.   Gladfelter had been in the Southern York County School District for 33 years, teaching in all three elementary school buildings.   Within her many year...

Homecoming Pep Rally Animates Susky

Homecoming Pep Rally Animates Susky

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2016


Filed under Features

2016 Homecoming Court Competes for the Crown

2016 Homecoming Court Competes for the Crown

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The 12 members of the homecoming court this year include: Brooke Morris, Gena Speights, Ashley Bryan, Addy Schefter, Carsen Bateman, Maddie Tomasic, Kylie Taylor, Kelly Doogan, Jordyn Blucher, Casey Kummer, Yulia Houseal and Logan Garvey. Student council sent out a ballot to the senior class with the na...

Neon Night Lights

Neon Night Lights

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Features

Students illuminated the night on Friday, October 7, 2016 for the football neon night.

Students Say Aloha to Hawaiian Day

Students Say Aloha to Hawaiian Day

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features

Stimmel Explains Color Guard

Rosa Rearich

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features

Sophomore Bryanna Stimmel talks about the SHS Color Guard.

Althouse Enjoys Position

Ryan Birckhead

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features

Jay Althouse discuses what he likes most about being the SMS/SHS choir teacher.

Book Club Begins

Book Club Begins

Grace Gorham, Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Features

     Students who love to read and discuss their ideas and opinions about books may want to consider joining the book club.   Librarian Kayse Corrieri is the adviser of the club.   Curious to see if there was any interest this year, Corrieri posted about a potential book club.   “...

Students Get Disguised for Spirit Week

Students Get Disguised for Spirit Week

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Homecoming spirit week kicks off with Camo day.

Student Council Shows ‘Zootopia’

Student Council Shows ‘Zootopia’

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Features

The movie Zootopia will be shown next Tuesday night in the main gym from 6:30 pm to 8:30  pm to kick off homecoming week. The tickets will be $1 and will be sold at lunches. The Susky Station will also be open for snack purchases during the movie.

Homecoming 2016: Who Said Yes?

Homecoming 2016: Who Said Yes?

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Features

The only new aspects of homecoming proposals this year are the creative and adventurous ways many are asking their dates to the dance.

Aevidum Club Sets Big Goals

Aevidum Club Sets Big Goals

Grace Gorham, Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under Features

New goals and big plans are in effect for the Aevidum club this year.   The club had its first meeting on Friday, September 23.     Aevidum member and freshman Caroline Fox took away a lot of goals at the first meeting.   “We discussed different ways that we could make the stud...

F.C.A. Starts the New Season in Prayer

F.C.A. Starts the New Season in Prayer

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Features

Enjoying the morning's serenity, the members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes came together at Susky’s flagpole last week to pray for the school, nation and the rest of the world that are in need. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (F.C.A.) is dedicated to helping students find their faith ou...

iOS 10: What’s New?

iOS 10: What’s New?

Elizabeth Johns, Reporter

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features

After much anticipation, Apple rolled out the new operating system used on its mobile devices, iOS 10, on September 13.   The software development team at the company explained in a press release the new features and new layout of the operating system. Craig Federighi, the Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple,...

Cheerleaders Are More Than Meets The Eye

Cheerleaders Are More Than Meets The Eye

Jayde-Rhiannon Jackson, Reporter

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features

They work hard during practices to pump up the crowd during each game. They may look like just pretty faces, but cheerleaders are more than what they seem. Every week, the cheerleaders face a new challenge and obstacle they have to overcome. They have to re-block cheers and face their game base...

A Guide to Financial Aid

A Guide to Financial Aid

Katelin Tyler, News Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features

It’s that time of year again for panicking seniors to start applying to colleges. It is hard for seniors to decide what they want to do with their life in less than a couple of months.  Luckily, the school put together a presentation for the seniors this past Thursday, September 22 about fina...

Language Teaches Lessons

Language Teaches Lessons

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Features

Imagine walking down the hallways and sitting in class wanting nothing more than to engage in a conversation with your friends. Only, you can’t because of one barrier… you don’t speak English. This is what several students experienced on Friday, September 23. To show students first-hand what ...

Students Give the Ticket Booth an Upgrade

Students Give the Ticket Booth an Upgrade

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The new ticket booth was only a small concept last school year, and now it’s making a change to the Robert E. Lau Memorial Stadium. The construction of the ticket booth started on September 12 when many students in the construction class gathered supplies from donors to build this new addition to the ...

Best Buds Opens the Door for New Members

Best Buds Opens the Door for New Members

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2016


Filed under Features

Helping students strive to give others a chance to make long-lasting friendships has always been a primary goal of Best Buds. The club returns, trying get even more students to sign up and get their members in more out of school activities. Special education teacher Christine Bosley loves being an advise...

Sterner Climbs to the Top

Sterner Climbs to the Top

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Features

All of James Sterner’s hard work and dedication has paid off. After receiving a masters in Education Leadership from Shippensburg, a high school teaching degree from Penn State and being a math teacher here at Susky, the 2016-2017 school year has welcomed Sterner as the new Assistant Principal. ...

Naviance Gives Guidance to Students

Naviance Gives Guidance to Students

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016


Filed under Features

Naviance is making life even easier for seniors this year. Some new perks Naviance is providing includes suggesting colleges that match student interests and providing scholarship information and easy access to The Common Application. Guidance Counselor Kate Miklos believes that Naviance will ...

Fall Into a New Season

Fall Into a New Season

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Features

It is time to bid farewell to summer and welcome fall’s top fads. Foods Pumpkin Spice, as we already know, is the most powerful flavor combination when it comes to fall foods. Dominating the food industry, pumpkin spice foods can range from ice cream to cereal to desserts to candy. However, the mo...

French Students Experience Canada

French Students Experience Canada

Emily Christian, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Features

Traditional poutine, Montmorency Falls, beautiful basilicas and real maple syrup are just scratching the surface of what the French students got to enjoy during their Canada trip this past summer. What better way to experience authentic French culture than by traveling to the two most French-i...

New Teachers are Welcomed to Susky

New Teachers are Welcomed to Susky

Ariel Barbera, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Five new teachers and two new librarians have joined the Susquehannock staff this year.   Stephen Wiles After graduating Cumberland Valley High School and moving on to get a degree at Towson University, Stephen Wiles was inspired to become a teacher after working for an environmental company in Maryland. He attended Millersville to acquire his teaching ...

AP Classes: What We’ve Learned

AP Classes: What We’ve Learned

May 18, 2016


Filed under Features

  As the doors to the classroom, library, and conference room open, a sea of relieved students floods out; its collective head held high with one certain group victory: the AP test is over.   After months upon months of determined preparation, both Susquehannock and the nation as a whole ...

Matthew Schiffbauer’s Short Film Nominated for Six Awards

Dan McNair, Video Journalist

May 17, 2016


Filed under Features

When most people think of art, they automatically jump to paintings, music, or dance. Until recently, few people considered cinema a form of art. For sophomore Matthew Schiffbauer, filmmaking has been both an art form and personal passion for his entire life. On Thursday, May 19, Schi...

Big and Little Buddies Share Brain Freezes

Big and Little Buddies Share Brain Freezes

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2016


Filed under Features

Both young and older members of the Big Buddy program reunited one last time for an ice cream social at Southern Elementary School on Friday, May 13.

Make This Summer Memorable

Make This Summer Memorable

Katelin Tyler, Reporter

May 17, 2016


Filed under Features

It is mid-June, and, as usual, sitting on the couch watching Netflix is the only event on your calendar… for the rest of summer. This year, forget about uneventful days, and go somewhere amusing that is close to you and that won’t break your bank. York, PA Central Market    ...

Chase Summers: Finance for the Future

Chase Summers: Finance for the Future

Kelcie Baker, Reporter

May 17, 2016


Filed under Features

Junior Chase Summers was chosen as one of the seven students in the county to attend the apprenticeship for People’s Bank. Summers has always had an interest in finance and was very passionate about being able to work underneath of the bank. Summers learned a lot through the group projects in the apprenticeship. ...

Seniors Share Commitment Stories

Dan McNair, Video Journalist

May 17, 2016


Filed under Features

A feature video highlighting several Susky senior's commitment to college.

Susquehannock’s Beloved Sandy May Retires

Susquehannock’s Beloved Sandy May Retires

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

  She’s a familiar smiling face that seems like a part of the Susquehannock High School library. Students adore her, and staff members think of her as a family member. It may seem impossible to imagine a school environment without library clerk Sandy May, yet she is retiring after this school y...

Post Prom Goers Enjoy the Evening

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Features

One of the many ways Susquehannock tries to keep her students safe is by providing a safe, friendly post prom party. They have  fun activities, prizes to win and great food to eat.

Emma Gruner Named 2016’s Valedictorian

Emma Gruner Named 2016’s Valedictorian

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2016


Filed under Alumni Pride, Features, Showcase

  Drawing her bow masterfully across the strings of her beloved viola, Emma Gruner escapes from her academic prowess, which has earned her the title of the valedictorian of Susquehannock’s class of 2016.   An only child, Gruner was born in Texas before she moved to this area around the age ...

Rohan Murphy Makes an Impact on Southern York County

Rohan Murphy Makes an Impact on Southern York County
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Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Penn State wrestling alum Rohan Murphy rolled into Southern York County just like he has in many other middle and high schools around the country.   Thanks to Murphy, students from the middle and high school were enlightened about adversity on Friday, April 29 in the high school auditorium. ...

Houseal Heads to the Naval Academy

Abby Deter, Reporter

May 9, 2016


Filed under Features

There are many students that attend Susquehannock High School that have high aspirations; however, junior Yulia Houseal has an incredibly high goal that she firmly intends to reach.  Houseal has worked incredibly hard for her entire high school career in order to accomplish her dream of...

Susky Rises To the Top

Susky Rises To the Top

Brooke Weber, Reporter

May 9, 2016


Filed under Features

  As we walk the halls each day, repeating what might initially seem like the monotonous steps of life at Susky, it can be difficult to appreciate just how lucky we all are - until an amazing honor brings this fact to the forefront of our collective consciousness.   On April 19, U.S. News...

5 Alternatives to Going to Prom

Emily Rivers, Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under Features

  Prom is expensive. It’s a well known fact, and many students choose to attend despite the costs. However, some people are overwhelmed by the cost of fancy dresses, tuxes, manicures, hairstyles, tickets- you name it- and choose not to go.   If you’ve decided not to go to prom this year, there are ...

AP Human Geo Field Trip Gives Students Experience

AP Human Geo Field Trip Gives Students Experience

Ariel Barbera, Reporter

May 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The AP human geo class got to experience a new way of learning in York on April 26. Students gained more knowledge about their class and experience a whole new world of learning from a field trip. Students had the opportunity to learn about how industries grow and work from several workers up in York...

Make Way for the 2016-2017 Link Leaders

Make Way for the 2016-2017 Link Leaders

Emily Christian, Reporter

May 3, 2016


Filed under Features

“The best of the best,” also known as the 2016-2017 Link Crew Leaders, gathered together in the gymnasium for the first time on Thursday. Running through brief activities that await the incoming freshmen, the link team never failed to impress with the team building skills, cooperation and excite...

Spanish Students Taste Authentic Cuisine

Spanish Students Taste Authentic Cuisine

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2016


Filed under Features

  ¡Qué rica! The Spanish club members traveled to Fiesta Mexico in York on April 21, tasting authentic Mexican cuisine while trying out their Spanish language skills with native speakers.   Every year, the club has a “restaurant trip,” so students with passions for the Spanish language look forwa...

Connecting at College

Connecting at College

Brooke Weber, Reporter

April 29, 2016


Filed under Features

  With just over four weeks left until graduation, it might seem like stress is on a downward slope for college-bound seniors - the weather is consistently delightful, the exams will soon be over, and the excitement of moving on to a new stage in life is about to reach its peak...until you factor in ...

Susky Places First in the Teen Safe Driving Competition

Susky Places First in the Teen Safe Driving Competition

Ariel Barbera, Reporter

April 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior Eli Holloway, senior Connor Hood, and junior Hailey Miller showed off their driving skills when they participated in the Teen Safe Driving Competition. Earning Susquehannock first place in the event, the three students competed against 18 other schools around the York/Adams county area. Hoo...

Bid Farewell to the Chromebooks… For Now

Bid Farewell to the Chromebooks… For Now

Katelin Tyler, Reporter

April 26, 2016


Filed under Features

With the weather heating up and the students counting down the days until summer, it is time to return the laptops. Students successfully interacted with the new technology in a new club, Tech Shed. The members of the tech shed are assigned the task to collect all the computers and make sure they are intact...

Teens Learn about Leadership at JA Symposium

Teens Learn about Leadership at JA Symposium

Logan Garvey, Features Editor

April 26, 2016


Filed under Features

  Students got a slice of life at the annual JA Symposium on Wednesday, April 6 at the Wyndham in West York by learning how to be independent women instead of following the crowd.   Junior Brittany Brenneman, sophomore Sasha Epps, sophomore Stevie King, sophomore Diana Sanchez, sophomore Samant...

‘Pippin’ Goes to the Encores

‘Pippin’ Goes to the Encores

Ariel Barbera, Reporter

April 26, 2016


Filed under Features

After receiving raving reviews, the cast and crew of Pippin has moved on to the York County Encore Awards. The Encores is where high schools in York County showcase a portion of their musical that they performed at their school. Participants are given an opportunity to win awards, such as schola...

Susky Shows Support for Cancer Awareness

Susky Shows Support for Cancer Awareness

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2016


Filed under Features

Students and staff dressed in various colors to show support for those affected by cancer. Staff dressed in yellow for bone cancer, seniors wore pink for breast cancer, juniors were decked out in green for lymphoma, sophomores wore black for melanoma and freshmen sported orange to represent kidney cancer....

Decades Day Paints the Hallways

Decades Day Paints the Hallways

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students and faculty showed their Susky spirit by representing a decade of their choosing. While '50s and '80s were popular, some students threw it back to the '90s and '20s. Students were also able to "pie" teachers during their lunch periods to raise money for cancer awareness. Wear your class color...

Susky Chants “USA”

Susky Chants “USA”

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-chief

April 21, 2016


Filed under Features

For the third spirit day of Kick Cancer week, students and teachers showed their patriotism in a sea of red, white and blue. The next spirit day is "throwback," so pick a decade and choose an outfit that represents your time period!             ...

National Sibling Day Brings Siblings Close

National Sibling Day Brings Siblings Close

Ariel Barbera, Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

National Sibling Day was on Sunday, April 10, and social media filled up with adoring pictures of siblings sharing their love. Even though Sibling Day is over, siblings at Susquehannock continue to share their love by remaining close. From taking quick selfies to posting old pictures from when the...

Susky “Bums” It to Kick Cancer

Susky “Bums” It to Kick Cancer

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016


Filed under Features

To kick off this week, student council hosted a "bum it" day for a smooth transition from the weekend to Monday. Students pulled out all their t-shirts, sweat pants and flip flops to show their school spirit. Tomorrow is "Hawaiian" day, so break out everything floral in your closet to participate in...

How-To-Interview 101

How-To-Interview 101

Emily Christian, Reporter

April 19, 2016


Filed under Features

Kiss those nervous butterflies goodbye with these 5 simple tips to prepare you for any interview. Present Good Nonverbal Communication There are no second chances for making a good first impression, so it is important to follow proper etiquette. Standing straight, making eye contact, and having a firm handshake will demonstrate confidence, as well as create a ...

Artist of the Month: Art Imitates Life

Artist of the Month: Art Imitates Life

Brooke Weber, Reporter

April 19, 2016


Filed under Features

  In this day and age, when it can seem increasingly difficult to connect on a personal level both with the media we create and consume, some rare creative souls are taking matters into their own hands.   Senior Rachel Miller, April’s Artist of the Month, is one such soul - according to a...

Flowers, Sunglasses, Hats: Susky Celebrates Hawaiian Day

Flowers, Sunglasses, Hats: Susky Celebrates Hawaiian Day

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016


Filed under Features

As spring weather brings sunshine and heat, students dressed in Hawaiian-themed gear to celebrate the second day of the Kick Cancer spirit week sponsored by student council. Tomorrow is "USA Day," so it's time to break out your red, white and blue to show patriotism and school spirit!               ...

Seniors Run the Stock Market

Ariel Barbera, Reporter

April 11, 2016


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It’s usually a wonder how major companies like Amazon or Walmart crawled to the top of the corporation list throughout the years. Around this time of the school year, seniors in the Government and Economics class get to feel what it’s like to rise to the top of the list in their own class-wide gove...

D’Amore Becomes an Eagle Scout

D’Amore Becomes an Eagle Scout

Logan Garvey, Features Editor

April 5, 2016


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  Junior Jacob D’Amore saw all of his hard work finally pay off after earning the title of Eagle Scout.   To be worthy of this title, the scout has to work for merit badges, go on camping trips, learn how to do things the old-fashioned way and also take part in a project that benefits the co...

2016 Promposals

Mallory Lebo, Reporter

April 4, 2016


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April’s Teacher of the Month: J.C. Lewis

April’s Teacher of the Month: J.C. Lewis

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2016


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While important in his life, graphing calculators, algebra and calculus just scrape the surface of math teacher J.C. Lewis.   Lewis grew up in Northumberland, Pennsylvania where he became immersed in the educational world early on since his mother was an elementary school teacher, and his dad was ...

Art Students Take a Different Direction

Dan McNair, Video Journalist

March 29, 2016


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When a person thinks about art, the idea of using discarded materials might seem out of the ordinary, but a team of students want to challenge typical conventions by creating a display entirely out of recycled materials. The competition, hosted by the Creative York art gallery, encourages loca...

Susky Sweeps the Computer Fair

Abby Deter, Reporter

March 24, 2016


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Junior Kylie Taylor, senior David Gallegos, junior Colton Mumley and senior Kristy Langhans all placed at the PA Regional Computer Fair Competition at New Oxford on March seventh. Taylor, who took first place in the graphic design category, is very proud of her hard work. “I did the design cate...

Anatomy Students Dig into Sheep Hearts

Danielle Jackson, Reporter

March 20, 2016


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The anatomy students have put down their pencils and picked up their scalpels, getting ready to dissect a sheep heart for the first time. The dissection started on March 8 when the students were wrapping up their previous cat dissection. The main areas the students are analyzing are the vessels and their blood flow...

Do You Know What’s in Your Water?

Michael Younkin, Commentary Editor

March 17, 2016


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  Most people never take the time to consider where their water comes from or what is in it. They assume that it comes from a company or a well, and that whoever drilled their well or sends their water bill tested it and takes care of it. On Monday, February 21, Barbara Nealon’s AP Environmental Sci...

“Big World Project” Inspires Students

“Big World Project” Inspires Students

Brooke Weber, Reporter

March 16, 2016


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     The auditorium buzzes with the level of energy only a room full of students could reach in anticipation of an unfamiliar face a new story to be told.   As Steve Pettit introduces himself and captivates his audience with a schoolwide yell, no one in the packed auditorium can predic...

Jake Smith: The Font Master

Jake Smith: The Font Master

Karly Matthews, Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2016


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  “For me, it’s just something fun to do. I didn’t start because I thought I was an artist.”   In spring of 2013, senior Jake Smith took his first graphic design class with art teacher Wade Bowers as a freshman, finding a hobby that may not inspire a career path but is a passion nonetheles...

Peer Leaders Reflect on Get Real Day

Peer Leaders Reflect on Get Real Day

Ariel Barbera, Reporter

March 11, 2016


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Students in school usually have trouble developing bonds and have trouble fitting in with others.  To help students get through this problem, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in York established a program called Get Real Day to help students develop greater bonds and break boundaries between each o...

Technology Paves the Way for Education’s Future

Technology Paves the Way for Education’s Future

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2016


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  Toddlers are naturals when it comes to smartphones, and kids at increasingly younger ages are computer whizzes. So, in a world where technology is an unavoidable part of daily life, teachers all across the district are incorporating electronics into classrooms.   Shrewsbury Elementary’s Karen DeLuca,...

Get Real Day Brings Students Together

Get Real Day Brings Students Together

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016


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  Get Real Day, the annual event that brings students together during a day of breaking down boundaries, began its run at Susky on Wednesday, March 9. The program, designed by the Jewish Community Center, was created to foster a sense of acceptance and understanding within local high schools. To ...

AP Tests Are On the Horizon

Grace Burns, Co-Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2016


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As May draws near, the idea of conquering AP tests fills students' minds.  When considering whether or not to take these tests, there are several factors, including personal motive and Susky students' history with the test,  to consider. ...

“Pippin” Brings the Circus to Town

“Pippin” Brings the Circus to Town

Brooke Weber, Reporter

March 8, 2016


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  It’s officially less than a month until the start of the spring musical, and this year’s show, with the introduction of some never-before-seen tricks, is proving to be a taste of something different for the theater department.   Pippin will run from April 1 through 3 at the high sc...

AP Students say “No” to Bottled Water

AP Students say “No” to Bottled Water

Ally Kerr, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2016


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  For the past few weeks, students in Barbara Nealon’s AP Environmental class have studied different environmental problems happening throughout our school.   The class's job was to identify the biggest problem within the school and try to find a solution to it. With thought and research, th...

French Club Bonds Over Crêpes

French Club Bonds Over Crêpes

Emily Christian, Reporter

March 4, 2016


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Crêpes play a huge part in the French culture, so there is no better way to engage students in French club than by having them make crêpes themselves. From Nutella and berry filled to chocolate flavored and whipped cream topped, French Club members spent their evening in the food lab creatin...

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