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BOOK REVIEW: Once In a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Amanda Cummings Ellen Schreiber is a well-known author and is the writer of my favorite series Vampire Kisses, but this is not a story about vampires. “Once in a Full Moon” follows Celeste Parker as she finds herself living the wives tale of Legends Run. Legends Run is the setting … Continue reading »

Cafeteria patio: closed until further notice?

Sunday, March 23, 2014 by Amanda Cummings, Lis Barreto, and Skyler Stanford At S.S.H.S., students have to be in school for around seven hours. This does not include bus rides to and from school or after school activities. The only times a student can be outside during the school day is to walk briefly through … Continue reading »

PHOTOS & BRIEF: “Footloose” to open March 27 at SSHS

March 19, 2014 Photos and brief by Eli Fisher   The Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club’s spring musical production, “Footloose,” opens next weekend at the high school’s Loewenberg Auditorium. The play features Noah Casner ’15 in the lead role as Ren, plus over 60 other S.S.H.S. students. There will be three shows: Thursday, March … Continue reading »

BOOK REVIEW: Fang Girl by Helen Keeble

Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Amanda CummingsYou know you’re in for it when you wake up six feet under with nothing but your cell phone. Jane has lived a normal life in every sense of the word but it’s her undead life she’s worried about. Recently Jane has made her way back home after running … Continue reading »

THE GROUNDWIRE: Casino siting offers two bad options for Saratoga Springs (WITH MAP)

The Groundwire is The Lightning Rod’s editorial page. Monday, March 17, 2014 by The Editorial Board The casino debate in Saratoga Springs, as has been the subject of lengthy public comment periods at recent city council meetings, appears from the outside to now be between a group that is concerned about having a full casino … Continue reading »

Winter a curse and a blessing for business

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Sammie Clemmey The city of Saratoga Springs, New York, has taken a hard hit economically this winter. Local boutique owner Emily Davis said, “Business for us has definitely been slower this winter. Even though we’re right on the main street not many people are willing to walk around in the … Continue reading »

SSHS running from winter (Updated Thursday)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Sam Geils and Sam Estano At 2:15 p.m. students of Saratoga Springs High School were released early from school to ensure every student would arrive home safely. The road conditions today are the major issue for Saratogians making the commute home. “I think it’s smart of them to have students … Continue reading »

BOOK REVIEW: The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

March 4, 2014 by Amanda CummingsExiled wizard Nevery Flinglas was walking down the alley when his pocket was unknowingly picked by a pickpocket thief named Connwaer, or Conn for short. For all of Conn’s trouble he got only a stone, but not any ordinary stone. Soon after Nevery catches Conn and is surprised because a … Continue reading »

Survey: 42% of SSHS students don’t like book selections for class

March 3, 2014 by Skyler Stanford Reading is required for students at Saratoga Springs High School. In a survey conducted with 100 ninth and tenth graders from Saratoga Springs High School more than 50% of the teens surveyed don’t like to read. Is it possible that the parents and teachers trying to establish a love … Continue reading »

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