Women’s tennis team falls, Men’s team wins

By Alex Kurtz, Sports Editor

The Susquehanna University men’s and women’s tennis teams split their matches on the road against rival Lycoming with the men winning 7-1 on Thursday, Sept. 14 while the women dropped their match 8-1 on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The men’s team had their match shortened by rain, but still managed find the time to sweep their three doubles matches on the day.

Junior Ryan Seibert and junior Nicholas Meale took home a victory in the No. 1 doubles match 8-4.

Sophomore Garrett Deyle and junior Alexander Dove posted an 8-1 win at No.2 and freshman Ian Reish and sophomore Taylor Swim won their match with a clean 8-0.

Dove, Reish and Swim also all posted wins in their singles match in straight sets.

Dove played in No. 1 singles match and took home a win 6-2, 6-0.

Reish, playing in the No. 5 singles match, won 6-0, 6-1 and Swim recorded a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win.

Junior Alexander Cocolas also took home a straight-set win at No. 3 singles with a perfect 6-0, 6-0.

Meale was ahead 1-0 in his No. 2 singles match, but that was when the match was called due to rain. Susquehanna had their only loss of the day come in the No. 4 singles match where Lycoming’s Alhoun Lundy took a 6-2, 6-2 win over Deyle.

The men’s team improves to 2-0 on the season and returns to Selinsgrove to play Misericordia in their first home match of the season on Saturday, Sept. 23.

On the women’s side junior Isabella Ferrari won the only match for the River Hawks, taking the No. 6 singles match in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.

Senior Julia Spear dropped both her singles and double match with close scores.

Spear would fall in the No. 4 singles match and dropped an 8-4 decision with her partner Cassey Fox in the No. 2 doubles match.

Lycoming (2-2) took home all three doubles matches on the day, and swept the No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 singles matches in straight sets.

The warriors also won both the No. 1 singles and No. 2 singles with the same score of 6-2, 6-1.

With the loss, the women’s tennis team drops to 2-1 on the season. The team’s next match will be their home opener aside the men’s team against Misericordia on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Match time for both teams will be at 12 p.m. on the James Garret Sports Center.

Susquehanna drops to St. Mary’s, defeats ND

By Rave’n-Dajon Coleman, Staff Writer

With one minute and 30 seconds left on the clock, freshman attack Caity Miller scored her first career goal and Susquehanna’s only goal as they lost 3–1 on the road to St. Mary’s College on Sept. 17 in a non-conference neutral site game.

As the time expired for the first half, Susquehanna managed to keep St. Mary’s off the scoreboard until a penalty was called in the corner, which would eventually lead to a goal from Brooke Steinhoff off of an Emily Pulkowski assist. The score was now 1–0 St. Mary’s.

Susquehanna’s offense kept their fight for a goal all game. In the first half Susquehanna lead 5–4 in the penalty corners. Susquehanna also took eight shots compared to St. Mary’s seven shots in the first 35 minutes.

Seven minutes in to the second half, Steinhoff then scored her second goal of the game and second of the season off of a rebounded shot to give St. Mary’s a 2–0 lead.

Sydney Cline then added the third and final goal for St. Mary’s in the waning seconds of the 54th minute off of another rebounded shot. Courtney Mellon, who put the original shot on goal, received the assist on the play.

Both of St. Mary’s goals were scored within a 10 minute window of each other.

The River Hawks continued to press and scored with less than two minutes left on the clock. On a scramble in front of the goal Miller scored with the help of junior forward Raquel Ramos.

Sophomore goalkeeper Emily Digaetano played 54 minutes and managed to save seven shots. Susquehanna’s other goalkeeper, senior Courtney Purnell, saved the one shot that was attempted during her time in the game. Purnell played the final 16 minutes.

Susquehanna finished the game with 16 shots, eight saves, one foul and one assist. Hunter Pitman had nine of Susquehanna’s 16 shots.

Prior to playing Susquehanna, St. Mary’s came off a disappointing 2–1 loss to Roanoke College. Prior to playing St. Mary’s, Susquehanna beat McDaniel College with the score of 3–1.

The River Hawks also played a game just two day later at home against Notre Dame (MD.) and posted a dominant 10-0 win.

Sophomore attack Hunter Pitman led Susquehanna with a hat-trick and seven shots on the afternoon. Junior attack Stephanie Sachs led the team in assists with three.

The ten-goal performance is the most in a game since 2010 when Susquehanna beat Rose- mont 11-0.

Notre Dame (MD.) could not get anything going offensively and failed to record a single shot on the day.

Susquehanna returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 23 when host conference-foe Catholic at 1 p.m.


Volleyball ends Hampton Inn Classic with win

By Mel Barracato, Staff Writer

Susquehanna women’s volleyball finished the 12th annual Hampton Inn River Hawk Classic Volleyball tournament at 1–2 to move their overall record to 6–6 as they lost to both Stevenson College and Carnegie Mellon but defeated Brockport College in Selinsgrove. They came off a 3-1 loss to Stevenson on Friday, Sept. 15 , dropped 3–0 to Carnegie Mellon on Saturday, Sept. 16 and got the win against Brockport 3–1 on the last game of the day on Saturday.

Susquehanna posted the first set win at 25–21 against Stevenson but could not come back to win as Stevenson took the next three sets with scores of 25–17, 25–23, and 25–20. Senior Morgan Lowe had her third 20-kill performance and had 10 digs for a double-double in the loss.

Sophomore Kasey Bost added 11 digs while junior Tara Mahoney had seven blocks. Freshman Gabby Davis and senior Julie Kreutzer had 13 and 16 assists as they split the evening at the setter position.

“We continue to struggle with consistency and the right positive energy when we need it,” head coach Kuuipo Tom said. Saturday featured a win and a loss for the River Hawks as they started out losing to Carnegie Mellon in sets of 25–16, 25–13, and 25–22. Lowe had 10 kills and 15 digs in the loss.

In the second game of the day, and last game of the tournament, the River Hawks were able to beat Brockport 3–1. Susquehanna gave up the first set at a score of 26–24 but came back to win the next three sets all with scores of 25–23. Lowe once again led Susquehanna with 15 kills and Mahoney added five blocks. Freshman Lizzie Herestofa and sophomore Caroline Beohm had 12 digs and three aces apiece. Sophomore Han- nah Lyons had 13 kills and freshman Sydney Portale had 11. Freshman Helen Forman tallied 37 assists in the match. Lowe was named to the All- Tournament team along with several other players from the four respective schools that played in the tournament during the weekend.

“It was great to see Hannah Lyons step up,” added Coach Tom. “Sydney Portale really stepped up in the final set as well.”

The River Hawks face Johns Hopkins this Saturday, Sept. 23rd at home. “Johns Hopkins will be the best team we play this season,” said Coach Tom. “We’ve played them regularly, and over the last couple years they’ve been a force to be reckoned with.”

“I anticipate they will be one of the top teams in the nation at the end of the season,” added Coach Tom of Johns Hopkins. “We’re going to focus on our process and the principles we govern in our gym and make things happen.”

Johns Hopkins currently sits at 8-2 on the season and comes into Selinsgrove off of a strong 3-0 win against conference-foe Goucher. The team has not dropped a set since Sept. 8 when they played nationally ranked Mary Washington and took home the victory 3-1.

Elizabeth Wuerstle led the Blue Jays with 11 kills.

Game time for the Johns Hopkins match is at 12 p.m. and will be the first conference game of the season for Susquehanna.

Women’s soccer stays undefeated with two home wins

By Rachael Cataldo, Staff Writer

The Susquehanna Women’s Soccer Team (6-0-1) posted a 2–1 victory over the Westminster College Titans (3–2) on Sunday at Sassafras Field in Selinsgrove to keep their undefeated season alive.

The River Hawks have had one of the best starts of the season throughout the school’s history, the team said.

“My freshman year, the idea of being undefeated this far into the season was not even a thought, we just were not the team we are today,” senior Alyssa Bolger said. “The best part of being undefeated for my senior year is seeing the progress that this team has made in the past four years, and how much our hard work has really been paying off. I love this team, and am very happy I get to be a part of it.”

Bolger scored the lone goal of the first half with an assist from senior Grace Juckes after almost eight minutes into the game to give the River Hawks an early lead.

“Grace played the perfect ball and I was able to put it away which is always a great feeling,” Bolger said.

Kate Cantrell, a junior River Hawk, scored a goal assisted by senior Chloe Eisenhuth just two minutes into the second half to give the River Hawks a 2–0 edge.

“Being able to score so early on in the second half gave us an advantage mentally, by being able to be more confident in our playing, but also physically by showing we were the stronger team,” Cantrell said.

Westminster scored its lone goal with less than two minutes to go in the contest.

Susquehanna had an impressive advantage in shots 14–5, including 8–3 in the second half alone. Four of those shots were made by senior River Hawk Mairead Ruane.

Susquehanna senior goalie Julia Tolin had just one save in the game, testament to just how much the River Hawks defense kept Westminster away from the Susquehanna end of the field.

Head coach Nick Hoover said the team’s performance highlighted its “resiliency” and “toughness” both “physically and mentally.”

Hoover said, “We’re thrilled with the start [of the season] but by no means satisfied. We need to continue to get better and improve every game.”

“This was a great win for us,” Cantrell said.

She also said she thinks that the win will be a “huge motivation” for the team to secure a few more wins in its upcoming games.

Susquehanna also took home another win on Wednesday when they beat previously unbeaten Wilkes 1-0.

Bolger scored the only goal for the River Hawks just five minutes into the game off of an assist from Cantrell.

Both teams had six shots total but Susquehanna put four of those on goal compared to Wilkes’ one.

Tolin led Susquehanna in saves on the day with one. Freshman Mady Burns led the team in shots with two.

The River Hawks will be back in Landmark Conference competition Saturday Sept. 23 at Catholic.

The Cardinals currently sit with a strong 6-1 record and ride a five-game win streak into the game with the River Hawks.

The last game in that five-game win streak came off of a 3-2 golden-goal victory against Frostburg State.

Both teams had one goal apiece in each half, sending the game into overtime.

Jillian Sudo knocked in the game winner for the Cardinals at the 5:35 mark in overtime to give Catholic the 3-2 win. Maggie Moorcones had the assist on the game-winning goal. Elizabeth Johnson is the top goal scorer for Catholic with six goals this season and has 24 shots this season.

Catholic has been less successful on the road this season than at the friendly confines of home. They have allowed six goals in three games, while in the three games at home they have yet to allow a single goal. Strangely though, they have double the goal total while on the road with 12 compared to the six at home.

This will be one of the toughest tests for the River Hawks in conference play this season, as Catholic sits third in overall record this season behind Moravian (6-0-1) and Susquehanna (7-0-1).

The River Hawks also are currently ranked seventh in the United Soccer Coaches Mid- Atlantic Regional Poll thanks to their strong start. The Cardinals currently sit right behind them at eighth.

Game time for the Catholic game is at 12:30 p.m.

Defense leads SU to 14-11 victory

By Kayla Brown, Staff Writer 

Thanks to two late interceptions, the Susquehanna football team secured a 14–11 win against the Muhlenberg Mules on Saturday, Sept.16 in Allen- town, Pennsylvania.

Junior linebacker Connor Thompson had a strong performance on the day with 10 tackles, two fumbles, an interception, and a sack. His performance netted him Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

On the first drive of the second quarter, Muhlenberg managed to get on the board first from a field goal from kicker Todd Spirit to make the score 3–0 Mules.

The game went back and forth, scoreless for the rest of the quarter, until junior line- backer Connor Thompson recovered a fumble on a botched punt return to give the River Hawks prime field position at the Muhlenberg 24-yard line.

Susquehanna was able to move to the Muhlenberg 5-yard line off of a pass interference penalty. With four seconds left, senior Nick Crusco managed to get the needed yardage on a quarterback keeper to give the River Hawks their first score of the game. Freshman kicker Connor Lustenberger would miss the ensuing extra point attempt however, so the River Hawks would take a 6–3 lead into halftime.

On the third drive of the third quarter, Muhlenberg was able to respond with a touchdown of their own on a Matt Gibbon’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Max Kiren. The play was set up thanks to a 35-yard pass completion earlier in the drive to Thomas Murphy.

Muhlenberg also added a two-point conversion after the touchdown to make the score 11–6, and making it so Susquehanna would have to score a touchdown to take the lead.

In the first drive of the fourth quarter, Muhlenberg would drive down the field once again, but this time Spirit would miss his field goal attempt, keeping the score at 11–6 Muhlenberg.

Off of that drive the River Hawks would storm down the field thanks to two consecutive long connections from Crusco to sophomore wide receiver Mikah Christian.

Christian would haul in the first pass for 39 yards to put Susquehanna onto the Muhlenberg 31-yard line. On the very next play, Crusco would find Christian again for a 31-yard touchdown pass.

Susquehanna would go for a two-point conversion of their own, and would convert making the score 14–11.

The River Hawks would control the tempo for the rest of the game thanks to strong special teams performances and dominant defensive play.

On the first drive after the River Hawk touchdown, junior defensive back Jason Brougham would pick off Gibbon and give the River Hawks the ball back.

Although the River Hawks would have a quick three-and- out on that drive, Crusco would drill a punt deep into Muhlenberg territory, forcing the Mules to start with the ball on their own 3-yard line.

The Susquehanna defense would hold out to only allow 19 yards on the ensuing drive, and they would get the ball back. However, they would be forced into another swift three-and-out.

Senior tight end Neil Caruso would punt the ball away, and once again an offensive player for Susquehanna would pin Muhlenberg deep in their own territory. This time the Mules were stuck on their own 9-yard line with only 1:52 left to play in the fourth quarter.

Thompson would then intercept a Mike Hnatkowsky pass to seal the 14–11 win for the River Hawks. It was Hnatkowsky’s first pass in the game on his first play of the game.

With this win, Susquehanna improves to 2–1 (1–1 Centennial) while Muhlenberg suffered their first loss of the season, dropping them to 2–1 (1–1 Centennial).

The River Hawks will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. when they take on conference-foe Franklin & Marshall. The Diplomats have started the season off strong at 3-0 (2-0 Landmark) with wins over Lebanon Valley, Juniata, and McDaniel.

Susquehanna endures two losses on the road

By Mel Barracato, Staff Writer

ffered their fourth loss of the season this past weekend on Saturday Sept. 16 at Arcadia with a final score of 2–1. This puts the River Hawks at a record of 1–4–1 on the season so far.

Arcadia found the net late in the first half to start the scoring and then again early on in the second half.

“Probably our first break- down defensively as a team led to that first goal,” Coach Jim Findlay said. “We then had to go from a defensive mindset to an offensive mindset. Toward the end of that first half we were able to create some scoring opportunities but just weren’t able to capitalize.”

After Arcadia netted their second goal of the night at the 50-minute mark, Susquehanna answered no more than four minutes later as senior Ryan Cronin took a pass from freshman Jacob Butzler and found the back of the net, trimming Arcadia’s lead to one.

“We created a few more opportunities, but unfortunately we weren’t able to get the second goal,” Findlay said.

The River Hawks led the second half in shots with eight to Arcadia’s five, but were unable to capitalize on any chances. Sophomore goalie Matt Ellingworth had four saves in the loss.

“I give our guys all the credit in the world,” Findlay said. “Their work ethic was excellent and they never gave up, even down to the last two minutes where we were able to get another scoring opportunity.”

Susquehanna also played against non-conference foe Wilkes on Wednesday, but suffered a heart-breaking 1-0 loss in overtime.

The River Hawks had a chance to win the game in regulation with an excellent scoring opportunity with a free kick just outside the box, but it was deflected by a Wilkes player in the wall and the game would go into overtime.

Camry Huff knocked in the game winning goal for Wilkes just two minutes and 21 seconds into the overtime period to give them the win. Tyler Kukosky assisted on the goal.

Susquehanna held the advantage in almost every statistical category, including a massive 11-0 advantage in corner kicks and a shot differential of 17-3. Junior forward Maxwell Reed led the River Hawks in shots with four.

After the loss, Susquehanna’s record drops to 1-5-1 on the season. Although the record shows a rough start, most games for the men’s team have been closer than one would expect, with games being usually decided by one goal.

The River Hawks will begin conference play this Saturday at Catholic. Game time is at 3:30 p.m.

New film ‘swings’ into editor’s heart

By Megan Ruge, Co-Editor in Chief

In the last nine years, Disney has built itself yet another cinematic empire, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

“Spideman: Homecoming,” released in the summer of 2017, marked the first release of a Spiderman film by the Marvel namesake film company.

The film follows the story of the famous Peter Parker the way we know him, but instead of doing an origin film, which is tradition when giving a hero its own movie, the MCU decided to debut Parker in “Captain America: Civil War.”

“Homecoming” begins where “Civil War” ends. After fighting for team Iron Man, it is time for Parker to return to his life in New York City, fighting off pickpockets and car thieves. He is told not to bother the Avengers but that they will be in touch.

Parker then spends the remainder of the film waiting to hear from them, which he never really does.

In the meantime, Parker finds himself in the middle of a terrorist plot in which a local clean-up crew has taken to building weapons with the leftover alien technology brought down to earth by the Norse God Loki.

Reaching out to Tony Stark, Iron Man, proves to be useless, so Parker takes matters into his own hands. Along the way, he finds that things are not at all what they seem.

The film, appropriately titled “Homecoming,” was a smooth way to transition the hero into the MCU, essentially taking his place at “home” with Marvel. But acquiring Spider-man was definitely an uphill battle.

Capitalizing on the endless available print material that is Marvel comics, the MCU made its debut with the release of the first film, “Iron Man,” in 2008.

From there, the company built a series of films that connect and relate to one an- other in several ways. However, the company hit a speed bump in the plan after realizing that Sony had bought the rights to the fantastical webslinger known as Spider-man in 1999.

Sony released three Spiderman films staring Tobey Maguire as the masked “vigilante,” the first of which debuted in 2002.

Sony then decided to reboot the films in 2012 with actor Andrew Garfield as the hero. The film received a sequel and was in the works for a third film until Disney made Sony a deal that they couldn’t refuse and granted the Marvel Cinematic Universe the rights to a Spider-man story line.

The deal stated that Sony would receive all profits from Spiderman’s cinematic appearances.

The profits from “Spiderman: Homecoming” and its 2019 sequel all belong to Sony and the company will profit from the hero’s “Avengers” appearances.

This does not mean that the MCU pulled a short stick in this deal. In fact, Disney received all the rights to merchandising, so any action figures, hats, shirts and anything else you can stick the hero on and sell for profit is reserved for Disney.

Disney is now able to use the hero in films as long as it is with Sony’s knowledge and Sony can no longer create a film that centers around Spiderman.

This has easily opened the door for the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” in which Peter Parker will play a large role.

Overall, the film is one that has yet again drawn Marvel comic fans back in. Though the change in story surprised many, the film really brought a “real boy” feel to Spider-man and it made his transition into the Universe a smooth one.

The film’s unique perspective on the already household staple brought the hero into a new light for old fans and sparked a new flame for new ones. The movie really made an impact on the MCU and I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Dance company to perform, teach SU students “unique style”

By Danielle Bettendorf, Living & Arts Editor

Parsons Dance will perform at Susquehanna on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Degenstein Theater.

Parsons Dance is the first performance this year in the Artist Series, which brings a variety of artists and programs to campus.

Keelie Schock, the Artist Series manager, said, “The Artist Series is committed to sponsoring internationally acclaimed artists and programs to provide an opportunity for the university family and the greater community to enhance their aesthetic appreciation of the diverse cultures and the artistic heritage of humankind.”

Schock also emphasized that selected artists not only perform while at Susquehanna, but also get involved in the local community.

“We strive to link the performances of the Artist Series in ways that advance intellectual engagement, often through master classes, lectures or con- tent of the artistic presentation,” Schock continued. “The season consists of a significant theatrical or dance performance, a significant musical performance and a performance that highlights a culture.”

Schock also highlighted the importance of bringing a variety of artists that audiences can engage with and appreciate.

“It is the [Artist Series] committee’s hope to provide the audience with the opportunity to see an engaging performance with high artistic integrity,” Schock added. “Parsons’ athleticism, energy and commitment to making their art accessible and enriching to a wide audience makes them unique. They have collaborated with iconic artists in a variety of other disciplines including fashion, photography and visual arts.”

In addition to a performance, Parsons Dance will also teach a master class with Susquehanna students.

Students in the master class emphasized the new skills they believed they could learn from working with the group.

Senior Rachel Keegan, president of Dance Corps, said, “In the master class we anticipate working on skills, possibly turns, leaps, as well as jumps.”

“I am hoping we will go across the floor with these skills and maybe use it towards a routine,” Keegan added. Junior Abbie Steinly, public relations for Dance Corps, said, “I’ve watched videos of the company on Youtube and they have a very unique style of dance. It’s definitely not like any kind of dance i’ve done before.”

Keegan and Steinly also noted the chance to work with a professional dance group.

“I have taken classes from freelance modern choreographers and professionals from ballet companies, but never a professional modern dance group,” Steinly said. “So I am excited to see what they have to offer and how they not only perform, but how they can teach a class to students.”

“I think we are all very excited because, during my time here at least, we haven’t had anyone, especially professionals, reach out to us and want to help us grow as dancers,” Steinly continued.

“In the past Parsons has been phenomenal with break- ing down steps and working on confidence levels of the dancers within the class, as working with professionals can be intimidating,” Keegan said.

“I really hope that myself and all of the other students are pulled out of their comfort zones during this class,” Steinly said. “I think it’s so important for us to branch out and try different styles of dance that we are unfamiliar with.”

“I believe that other students will get the experience of a professional studio class,” Keegan added. “I am hoping they will learn to understand the rigor it takes to be a dancer as well as the poise and discipline.”

According to its website, Parsons Dance was founded in 1985 in New York City by artistic director David Parsons and lighting designer Howell Binkley. The company works with modern dance and says its mission is to “deliver positive, affirming, life enriching experiences to audiences worldwide.” The company has toured internationally in more than 445 cities, 30 countries and 5 continents.

Outside of performance alone, Parsons Dance also involves itself with the community by hosting outreach programs. The group hosts post-show discussions, open rehearsals, studio showcases, open company classes and workshops for all ages.

The group also has both professional and newcomer choreographers work with the company: established artists can re-stage works and new choreographers are commissioned with the GenerationNOW Fellowship. For a year, amateur choreographers are mentored and able to join the company for the following season.

The other two artists scheduled to perform this year include female a cappella group Nobuntu and Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet with Irish fiddler and composer Liz Carroll.

Faculty recital to feature pieces on ‘love and loss’

By Kelsey Rogers, Asst. Living and Arts Editor 

Adjunct faculty music Jeffrey Fahnestock will perform songs and duets from the early 19th century at his faculty recital on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall.

Presented by the Department of Music, the recital features “Songs of Love and Loss,” with songs performed in both Italian and German from 1795 to 1835. Composers represented in the performance include Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Vincenzo Bellini and Gioacchino Rossini.

The recital will feature Fahnestock, tenor, alongside Susquehanna alumna Susan Hochmiller, a soprano, and Jocelyn Swigger, a pianist. Both Hochmiller and Swigger are colleagues of Fahnestock at Gettysburg College.

Fahnestock says that his favor- ite part of the event is twofold.

“First, I get to perform live in a lovely space for an attentive audience of students and community members,” Fahnestock said. “Secondly, it is always enjoyable to perform and interact with a former student of mine.”

Fahnestock and Hochmiller studied under the same voice teacher when they were high school students, however they were decades apart. They also both attended graduate school at Eastman School of Music, along with Swigger.

Fahnestock then compared their connections to those of musicians past.

“Beethoven studied with Haydn. Schubert was a participant in Beethoven’s funeral procession. The music world is very small, with many connections,” Fahnestock said.

An interesting element of the program will be the transition of the instruments used.

At their concert right before the performance at Susquehanna, the trio will be performing the same program, but with a 1790 Walter fortepiano, which Fahnestock describes as the precursor to the modern piano. The performance at Susquehanna will use a modern piano.

“The fortepiano has a bigger, more forceful sound because there is an iron frame and hammers covered with felt,” Fahnestock said.

He continued by saying that performing with this instrument is a study in how it the music probably sounded in the early 19th century. The study is due to a growing increase in early music performance practice over the past five decades.

“Performing the same program a few days later with a modern piano in a larger concert hall is a unique challenge,” Fahnestock added.

At Susquehanna, Fahnestock teaches applied voice, vocal literature and lyric diction. He also co-directs the GO Japan program, which works with a chamber music residency at Niigata University.

Fahnestock has also performed internationally across the U.S. and in Great Britain and Germany. He has performed on radio and television broadcasts within the country.

Turn It Up

By Liz Hammond, Digital Media Editor 

Week by week you read about music that has caught my attention. This week, I thought that it would be fun to see what kind of music the rest of the editors like and analyze them based off their choices.

First off, we can start with the co-editors in chief, Megan Ruge and Kyle Kern.

Megan’s picks were not surprising to me: she comes across as someone who could be into Post Malone and then listen to the “Trolls” soundtrack.

On her list she had “Bad Liar” by Selena Gomez, “Brand New” by Ben Rector, “Congratulations” by Post Malone feat. Quavo, “Collar Full” by Panic! at the Disco and “Symphony” by Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson.

I think the most important thing to see from this list is how Top 40 it is. Most of these songs are upbeat and a crowd favorite, all good choices to put on any playlist.

Kyle’s picks, on the other hand, were not what I expected at all. He goes across the whole spectrum of music, which fits his personality.

On his list were, “All Star” by Smash Mouth, “Slow Burn” by State Champs, “Something 2 Lose” by Kyle, “Mocking- bird” by Eminem and lastly “Flatliner” by Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley.

I mean, come on, “All Star” is a classic, and everyone remembers singing “Mockingbird” back in middle school. Then he adds in a twist with “Flatliner,” but it wouldn’t be Kyle if he didn’t.

Now onto the Living & Arts Editors, Danielle Bettendorf and Kelsey Rogers.

Now, Danielle has a very eclectic taste in music. Her list is: “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B, “New Rules” by Dua Lipa, “He Like That” by Fifth Harmony, “Or Nah” by Ty Dolla Sign feat. Wiz Khalifa, DJ Mustard and The Weeknd and “Young Dumb & Broke” by Khalid.

Everyone knows “Bodak Yellow” is a song that will define our generation forever: how admirable for her to put that on her list. Her taste just keeps getting better because Khalid made it on: he is on the rise and just released an acoustic version of his new song, “Perfect,” where the song itself fits the title.

Kelsey Rogers is the same girl that cried all through a Lady Gaga concert, so you know that her taste is going to be eccentric. On her list is “Cherry” by Lana Del Rey, “Carolina” by Harry Styles, “Boogie Feet” by Kesha feat. Eagles of Death Met- al, “Teeth” by Lady Gaga, and “Walls Could Talk” by Halsey.

Let’s all collectively not be surprised that Lana Del Rey is on her list.

Our managing editor of design is Nick Forbes and his list is genius. On his list is: “The Way Life Goes” by Lil Uzi Vert, “Walk on Water” by ASAP Mob feat. Playboi Carti, ASAP Ant, ASAP Twelvyy, ASAP Nast and ASAP Ferg, “Riverdale Rd” by 2 Chainz, “Chop Chop Chop” by Action Bronson and “20 Something” by SZA.

I’d be worried if he didn’t include SZA on his list, as she’s the best talent in R&B right now. Having Action Bronson on that list definitely says something about Nick: not sure if he’s listening because he likes the music or because he likes Bronson.

Alex Kurtz, our sports editor, took a while to come up with his final five. His list is: “DNA.” by Kendrick Lamar, “Where Ya At” by Future feat. Drake, “For Evigt” by Volbeat, “Heartbeat” by Childish Gambino, and “m.A.A.d city” by Kendrick Lamar feat. MC Eiht.

Obviously, he has an obsession with Kendrick, but honestly after his latest album came out, who wouldn’t be?

My hope from this article is that you can get a better insight into the minds of the editors since music can say a lot about a person. Having someone that doesn’t listen to the same music as you can be a blessing. You never know what new song they could introduce you to.

If you took a look into my music library you’d be so confused because I have a lot of early 70’s rock and then SZA. Not exactly the most consistent but it does say a lot about my interests. My taste, like a lot of the staff, is on opposite sides of the spectrum.

Next time you’re trying to get to know someone, ask them about the music they listen to: it’s the first thing that I do and it honestly has taught me a lot about the people around me. I promise you it’ll give you a better read on them.