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Cartoon: “I can’t wait for summer!”

By Ciara Anderson  

Hamilton’s Rise to Pandemic Fame

By Aja Jane Lipkin   Hamilton is one of the most loved and unique musicals of all time. Written by Lin Manuel Miranda, it tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, an American founding father. According to businessinsider.com, “Playwright [Lin Manuel] Miranda saw it right away after reading Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton. The biography inspired Miranda … Continue reading »

SSHS Leo Club Spreads the Gift of Vision

By Aditi Singh    Over the past three years, members of the SSHS Leo Club have dedicated their extracurricular hours to community service, especially when it comes to addressing vision impairment issues. The Leo Club has organized drop-boxes for glasses at the high school and Wilton mall, and volunteered to sort recycled eyeglasses.  “The LEO club … Continue reading »

Cartoon: “That’s Not How You Make a Cake”

By Ciara Anderson  

Creative Writing: “Mountain Top”

“Mountain Top” is a college essay written by Jackson Katusha, a senior at Saratoga Springs high school.     Mountain Top 2,236 feet of vertical ascent. 10.2 miles. 2 hours 3 minutes and 14 seconds. Heart racing. Legs on fire. I did it. I ran Cat Mountain… twice. There I stand, bent over on the … Continue reading »

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