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Op-Ed: Project Lead The Way provides U.S. students with math and science opportunities

Sunday, November 30, 2014 by Nayeli Selkis There was once a time when the United States was revered as one of the leading countries in math and science. Sadly, that is not the case anymore. The Program for International Student Assessment is responsible for collecting tests every three years from 65 countries in order to … Continue reading »

Boys basketball preview: Streaks hope to improve after loss of lead scorer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Aidan Joly Football season is over, and that means that basketball season is just around the corner at Saratoga Springs High School. “We are hoping to improve as a team over the course of the season,” said Blue Streaks head coach Matt Usher, who is in his second season with … Continue reading »

Street Outreach Project hopes to help homeless youth, offers volunteer hours

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Matt Seehusen Too many children are living on the streets, and too many people aren’t doing anything to help. One organization, however, plans to do just that. The Captain Street Outreach Project is an organization in Saratoga Springs, NY whose goal is to work with youth and families who are … Continue reading »

Why join a club at SSHS? In three videos

Monday, November 17, 2014 Video by Matt Seehusen. Edited by Sarah Marlin. What’s special about your club? Why join a club? What are you being for Halloween?

Dignity For All Students Act a step toward ending bullying

November 16, 2014 by Nayeli Selkis It’s no mystery that bullying has been a part of the school environment for a long time. From the stereotypical situation of a jock beating up a nerd for his lunch money to more complicated scenarios such as cyber bullying, it is sadly something that numerous kids face every … Continue reading »

Album Review: “1989” by Taylor Swift

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Hunter Johns When I was about three or four, my favorite album was NSYNC’s No Strings Attached. My parents would put it on and I’d dance like a fool, not yet fully aware of my surroundings or how people perceived me. There was something in NSYNC’s music that meant a … Continue reading »

Books, books, and more books

November 6, 2014 by Danielle Morrone On October 19, Saratoga Spring’s local Barnes and Noble held a book signing event sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing, featuring several local authors proudly displaying their pored over books. The event took place in three sessions; from 12-2 pm, 2-4 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. The first session … Continue reading »

“Almost, Maine” begins Thursday (WITH PHOTOS)

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Skyler Stanford Photos by Eli Fisher The play “Almost, Maine,” which the high school drama club performs this weekend, is a romantic comedy that tells the story of nine different couples falling in, being in or falling out of love with each other. “Since there is no singing we have … Continue reading »

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