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WEEKEND HOCKEY: Blue Streaks down to 7-4-3 with two losses at Suffern tournament

January 20, 2013 Story and photos by Eli Fisher The SSHS hockey team (7-4-3) traveled to Monsey, N.Y. over the weekend to participate in a tournament against Suffern (12-1-0) and Pelham (11-2-1), both of Section I. Both were losses for Saratoga, with scores of 4-0 and 6-3, respectively. The Blue Streaks were already ranked below … Continue reading »

SSHS principal: Common Core change is smaller for high school

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is the first part of a series by Caleb Cohen on the Common Core State Standards. January 21, 2013 by Caleb Cohen The national standardization of our education system is an idea that has sparked much debate in recent years. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a nationwide program to … Continue reading »

PHOTOS & AUDIO: Poetry Out Loud’s first day brings out more than 20 contestants

UPDATE: Winners of Poetry Out Loud at the school level are Nora Donnellan ’17 and Liam McKenna ’16. January 16, 2013 Photos by Eli Fisher On Wednesday afternoon, the teaching auditorium was filled by a group of over 20 students reciting poems they had memorized to judges (a group of six teachers) and spectators for … Continue reading »

VIDEO: The Lightning Rod’s entry for New York Battle of the Fans

January 11, 2014 This video is an entry for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s 2013-14 Battle of the Fans contest, produced by Saratoga Springs High School’s online student-run newspaper, The Lightning Rod. The music is “Just Stay” from SSHS student band Blue Streak Blvd.

BOOK REVIEW: The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox an intriguing read

January 10, 2014 by Amanda Cummings Have you ever thought your life was so obscenely normal that you`d do anything for some excitement? Well, this is the last thing Lizzie Brown wants. Her normal life all changed when her long lost biker grandmother came through her front door. Yes, that’s pretty normal compared the fact … Continue reading »

Streaks hockey rallies to 3-3 tie after slow start against Rivermen

January 5, 2014 by Justin Penman and Eli Fisher Photos by Eli Fisher The announcer at Friday’s hockey game noted that the temperature outside would reach minus 20 F that night, while the temperature inside was “a balmy 25.” The atmosphere in the Glens Falls Recreation Center rink seemed warmer still, with a tense game … Continue reading »

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