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Saratoga’s Traffic Problem

By Spencer Ripchik Despite security officer’s belief that the current afternoon traffic system is “good”, students are outraged that the system at Saratoga Springs High School is “not efficient”. Dismissal occurs at 2:30 in the afternoon at the High School, and two thousand students get onto a bus or into their cars. Students like senior … Continue reading »

Chowderfest 2020

By Julian Silva-Forbes  

Midseason hopes are still alive for the Blue Streaks

By: Spencer Ripchik The 2019-2020 season for the 6-4 Saratoga Springs High School Boys Basketball team has reached its midseason mark with rival Shenendehowa and tougher opponents still to come in the second half. The Blue Streaks have suffered their only home loss to Niskayuna 50-53. “The practice was very high energy after that loss,” … Continue reading »

SSHS Moves on from Class Rank

By: Julian Silva-Forbes Administrators and teachers of Saratoga Springs high school hope to return students’ focus to learning by eliminating class rank, starting with the class of 2022. The decision came after years of discussion by a group of administrators, teachers, students, and parents on the Building Leadership Team. “Getting rid of class rank will … Continue reading »

Dolly Cairns Breaks All-Time Scoring Record for Women’s Basketball at Saratoga

By Spencer Ripchik Dolly Cairns broke the all time scoring record in Saratoga Springs High School Women’s Basketball history, surpassing the previous holder Jen Pennell, on Tuesday December 10th. Jenn Pennell had 1,518 points in her career and was at the top, until point guard Dolly Cairns sunk a mid range jump shot to put … Continue reading »

SSHS Film Forum

The SSHS Film Forum is holding their first screening of the Sixth Sense on Wednesday 10/29 in the TA from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free for all Saratoga Students. The Film Forum holds monthly screenings of various films throughout the school year. This month’s screening is sponsored by the Paranormal Activities Club.

Horses Are So Sarcastic

By Ciara Anderson

Hedi McKinley (99) speaks to SSHS students about her experience as a holocaust survivor as well as her eventful and sometimes crazy life May 16th 2019.

SSHS Remembers Mr. Flanders

April 18, 2019 by Tyler Charnik Saratoga Springs High School English Teacher, James Flanders passed away on April 6 at the age of 47. Flanders began teaching at Saratoga Springs High School in 2009 as a substitute. He was hired full time the following year in 2010 to teach English. Prior to Saratoga, Flanders taught … Continue reading »

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