A Violent Insurrection: The Capitol Riot

By Sean Reichbach Disclaimer: The political views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Somers Central School District. In 1814, British troops burned down the U.S. Capitol. Recently freed from the King’s reign, American President James Madison led the... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love

By Sienna DeMarinis Crazy, Stupid, Love, is a romcom movie released in 2011. Now, I am not a fan of romance/comedy movies, so I was definitely hesitant to watch this movie. But, despite my low expectations of liking the movie, Crazy, Stupid, Love completely stole my heart. The movie is very well known for its... Continue Reading →

Mr. Somers 2020

By Sara Chuang December 21, 2020 was the premiere of the very first virtual Mr. Somers! The much-loved show has been a tradition of Somers seniors for many years. Although they were unable to perform for a live audience, the four competitors (Tommy Vecchiarelli, Robert Davidson, Aidan Horvath, and Ryan Hoffman) and two hosts (Jacob... Continue Reading →

Santa Claus Receives Vaccine for COVID-19

By Nick Cirillo NORTH POLE – Dr. Anthony Fauci assured children on Sesame Street last Saturday that he had personally vaccinated Santa Claus, Earth’s resident super-spreader of holiday cheer, against COVID-19.  Though it sounds reassuring, this rings worrisome bells – an official from the World Health Association recently announced that “Santa Claus is immune to this virus.” Inconsistent... Continue Reading →

Voter Fraud? No, definitely not.

By Sean Reichbach Disclaimer: The political views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Somers Central School District. Chris Krebs is a name you may not know. He was a bureaucratic official appointed by the Trump Administration to be... Continue Reading →

The Electoral College

By Sean Reichbach Disclaimer: The political views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Somers Central School District. Joe Biden was declared president-elect on Saturday, November 7th. At this point, the major networks projected that he won Pennsylvania’s electoral... Continue Reading →

Environmental Club Holiday Craft

By Jessica Lee This year the Environmental Club is making tutorials on environmentally friendly crafts for different age groups. The age groups are 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11. The crafts are made from materials that you can find easily, often recyclables. Some crafts are: Cardboard gingerbread housePaper plate menorah Toilet paper roll carsEtc. The crafts can be... Continue Reading →

Sincerely, Social Media

By Abby Abatecola Note: This article contains the opinions of one student. It does not reflect the position of The Tusker Times, Somers High School, or the Somers Central School District. I know you’ve probably read about social media and the effects it can have on people, but here’s something different to read about it... Continue Reading →

On COVID Scheduling

By Sara Chuang Note: This article contains the opinions of one student. It does not reflect the position of The Tusker Times, Somers High School, or the Somers Central School District. In the past three months, Somers High School has multiple COVID-19 scares which have required contact tracing, school closure, and quarantining for dozens of... Continue Reading →

How AI Could Become Ethically Compromised

By Nick Cirillo If you have ever read science-fiction, you’ve come across the ubiquitous, Terminator-esque “Evil Artificial Intelligence.” A computer program gone awry that tries to destroy the humans that created it. It might seem far fetched now, but as AI develops in the real world, it will only become smarter. Artificial Intelligence learns from... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The Dark Knight

By Sienna DeMarinis The Dark Knight is a Batman movie that was released in 2008. I recently watched this movie and can confidently say that it is in my top five favorite movies of all time. Christain Bale was not my favorite actor to play Batman; but what I didn’t like about Christain Bale, Heath... Continue Reading →

Polar Plunge Continues Virtually!

By Olivia Biolsi The Polar Plunge is an annual event that raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for the Special Olympics New York program. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics New York program, and the 12th year of Westchester’s Polar Plunge event. It is the highlight of the year... Continue Reading →

The 2020 Election

By Sean Reichbach Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Somers Central School District. The next president of the United States will be Joseph R. Biden Jr. Biden has been through a lifetime of experience, often... Continue Reading →

Girls Varsity Soccer Season Recap

By Sienna DeMarinis This year, Somers Soccer has a new coaching staff. Kelci Hegg is the new Head Coach for varsity, with Justin McCarthy as the Assistant Coach. The girls’ JV team also has a new coach, Harrison Deegan. Varsity has a current record of 4-3, with wins against Walter Panas, Brewster and Lakeland. The... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

By Nitin Seshadri Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi tells the story of two African families, one Asante and the other Fante, starting in eighteenth-century Ghana. Two half-sisters, one from each family, are related, but neither is aware of the other. The novel traces the parallel paths, actions, and happenings of these half-sisters and over 10 different... Continue Reading →

The Final Presidential Debate

By Sean Reichbach Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Somers Central School District. If any considerable knowledge came to American voters from the presidential debates this year, it’s that Joe Biden and Donald Trump are... Continue Reading →

A History of Halloween Costumes

By Sara Chuang As we get into the spooky Halloween season, you might be pondering over what your Halloween costume this year might be. If you’re looking for some inspiration, why not look to the past for some ideas? Halloween has a surprisingly long history, and costumes are a major part of it from the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

By Nitin Seshadri A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving tells the story of Johnny Wheelwright, the narrator, and his friend, Owen Meany, growing up together in the fictional town of Gravesend, New Hampshire in the 1950s and 1960s. While Johnny Wheelwright is the narrator, it’s really Owen Meany who is the hero of... Continue Reading →

The First Presidential Debate

By Sean Reichbach Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Somers Central School District. For the tens of millions tuning in at home, and especially because of the pandemic continuing to ravage many communities, feelings... Continue Reading →

Jen Campbell: York College Lacrosse

Jen Campbell Position: Midfield/Attack School Attending: York College of PA By Lauren Canavan 1) Favorite food and to eat before a game? Before the games, I love to eat something salty. I always have either Cheese-It’s, Goldfish, or Ritz Bits in my bag for a pregame snack.  2) Describe your most memorable moment while playing... Continue Reading →

Dominic Vinci: St. Thomas Aquinas Football

Dominic Vinci Position: Fullback School Attending: St. Thomas Aquinas College By Lauren Canavan 1. Describe your most memorable win wearing a Somers jersey. My most memorable win is when we beat Lourdes in the final seconds in the quarterfinals Junior year just shows how any given play can change the game.  2. What's the biggest... Continue Reading →

Jessica Rodriguez: Iona Soccer

Jessica Rodriguez  Midfield  School Attending: Iona College Lauren Canavan If you never began playing soccer, what sport would you be playing right now?  I would play volleyball because it's something I’ve always liked playing in my free time with family or at the beach.   You will be joining fellow teammate Alexis Atkinson at Iona.... Continue Reading →

Danielle DiCintio: Roberts Wesleyan Basketball

Danielle DiCintio  School Attending: Roberts Wesleyan College  Position: Point Guard Lauren Canavan When is your earliest memory of playing basketball? My earliest memory of playing basketball was when I was in 2nd grade and played at Primrose with all my friends.   What is a spring event you were really looking forward to (before COVID... Continue Reading →

Rachel Ross: Rider University Soccer

Rachel Ross  School Attending: Rider University  Position: Goalie Lauren Canavan What made you decide to continue your athletic career at the college level?  I’ve always known I wanted to follow through with playing soccer since I started playing travel in 5th grade, but when I made the switch to academy soccer I knew I wanted... Continue Reading →

Somers Students Affected by AP Testing Glitches 

Lauren Canavan Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the College Board administered Advanced Placement testing online for the first time in history. This announcement received mixed reviews from students across the nation. The format of each test was altered and shortened, allowing students to complete and submit their exams in 45 minutes or less. Tests that... Continue Reading →

SCSD Art Departments Prevail by Moving their Annual Art Show to a Digital Platform

Follow the link below to view what would've been our in-person art show! Congratulations to all of these talented Somers artists!  <a class="embedly-card" data-card-via="https://www.somersschools.org/Page/12560" href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1u34L2bxZTd85jzcq8aIwr4R-4Hb-b12P-gL6DJGJ7Io/edit?usp=embed_facebook">S.C.S.D Virtual Art Museum 2020</a>//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js

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