Editor’s note: Ask Lanie is the Lightning Rod‘s advice column. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your letters. November 2, 2015 by Danielle Morrone Calcium Neodymium Yttrium’s question: I am an extroverted person, and have no fear of starting a conversation with strangers or making a new friend. But many people I’m around in school react as if … Continue reading
May 28, 2015 by Danielle Morrone and Jessica Morrone On May 20, Saratoga Springs High School held its annual award ceremony, as well as a large display of art and music. The art show showcased works of Saratoga’s young artists, with pieces from the Painting, Ceramics, and Foundations in Art classes. These works lined the … Continue reading
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
Friday, April 11, 2014 by Danielle Morrone On the first of April, comic hypnotist Michael Ray stood before an auditorium of students and staff of Saratoga Springs High School and hypnotized several novices. Primarily seniors chosen randomly in a raffle, a couple of were other pupils that fell under his influence from their seats in … Continue reading
February 16, 2014 by Danielle Morrone Every Monday from 2:45 to 3:10 p.m., a group of students and a teacher meet in room D205 to share with each other their love of music and videos in an open and supportive environment. This small but dedicated group call themselves the Toga Beat Lab. Toga Beat Lab … Continue reading
February 10, 2014 by Martha Mastrianni In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free black man living and working in Saratoga Springs, was tricked and captured by slave traders. He was sold into slavery in Louisiana, where he worked at various plantations. After twelve years and multiple attempts to escape, Northup finally got word to his family, … Continue reading
We will have a new advice column for students and teachers written by Lis Barreto and Danielle Morrone entitled Ask Lanie. To send a question, email email@example.com (if you prefer to stay anonymous, or don’t want to use email, use the form below) and include your pseudonym.