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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 »

Police K-9 visit to SSHS

Officer Sartin guides his dog Riki through Saratoga Springs High School during a lockdown drill on February 7th. Riki is a German Shepherd who is specially trained to sniff out drugs, explosives, and people. He is an absolutely invaluable asset to our local police force.

SSHS Drama Club Presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

By Grace Billok On a Wednesday night in mid-March, the Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club performed their final dress rehearsal for 2019’s spring musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. How to Succeed follows J. Pierrepont Finch (played by junior Liam Epstein) in his quest to—naturally—succeed in business. Finch begins as a … Continue reading »

2019 Pepsi Halftime: Not a “Sweet Victory” for Maroon 5

By Grace Billok Last night the New England Patriots pummeled the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a historically low scoring Super Bowl. However, the halftime show may have been sadder than the main game itself. Headlined by Maroon 5 featuring Travis Scott and OutKast’s Big Boi, the Pepsi Halftime Show failed to save itself from … Continue reading »

The Biggest Sunday of the Year

February 1, 2019 by Tyler Charnik The most anticipated weekend in sports. The greatest platform for commercial advertising. The biggest gig in the music industry. The Super Bowl caters to all viewers by offering a variety of appeals. Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots will be played on … Continue reading »

SaxOClaus is Comin’ to Town!

By Grace Billok You better watch out; you better not cry; you better not pout; I’m tellin’ you why! Luke McNamee, A.K.A. SaxOClaus, is comin’ to your Victorian Stroll! Since 1997, McNamee has been donning full Santa garb and bringing smiles to the people of the Capital Region. Whether he embodies the magical Claus for … Continue reading »

The Great Outdoors Project: Changing the School and the Community

November 20, 2018 by Jake Somoza The $15.6 million Great Outdoors Project will add many new recreational and learning spaces as well as improve many of the existing spaces to the Saratoga Springs City School District (SSCSD) and the local community. The Great Outdoors Project, a capital project proposed by the Saratoga Springs City School … Continue reading »

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