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Teachers and students “Deck the Halls” just in time for the holidays

Thursday, December 24, 2015 by Skyler Stanford For the past few weeks, Saratoga Springs High School has been showing holiday spirit through a series of displays. The library, main office, nurse’s office, principals’ offices, and many classrooms have been decorated in great detail. With the help of some student volunteers, Kim Diaz and Andi Reader, … Continue reading »

Boys’ Basketball: Blue Streaks fall to Troy in overtime

Thursday, December 24, 2015 by Aidan Joly In one of the most highly contested games of the season, Saratoga could not pull it off. The Troy Flying Horses defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School in overtime by a score of 79-76, an instant classic. With 20 seconds left in … Continue reading »

Hockey: Blue Streaks shut out Shaker/Colonie

Monday, December 21, 2015 by Matt Seehusen After not starting the past two games, Saratoga senior goalie Danny Hobbs wanted to make an impact in his return to the ice. He did just that by allowing no goals in a 9-0 shutout against the Shaker/Colonie Jets on Friday, December 18. “It was a good feeling,” … Continue reading »

January midterm break returns

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Max Willner-Giwerc Much to the joy of students, Saratoga Springs High School will once again have recess for regents and midterm testing this January. The break will last from the January 26 to 29 and allow students to take Regents and midterm examinations. Last year, the high school did not … Continue reading »

Girls’ Basketball: Saratoga edges past Columbia

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Aidan Joly With lethal shooting, Saratoga was able to pull themselves over the edge to a win. Saratoga varsity girls’ basketball defeated the Columbia Blue Devils on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 67-59. The Blue Streaks were led by Kerry Flaherty, who took over in … Continue reading »

Poetry Out Loud returns to Saratoga

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Nayeli Selkis Poetry Out Loud is a national contest in which students compete against each other by reciting poems from memory. According to its website, Poetry Out Loud launched in 2006 and has now grown to involve millions of students. The contest is set up like a spelling bee where … Continue reading »

Boys’ Basketball: Colonie defeats Saratoga 54-49

Saturday, December 12, 2015 by Aidan Joly A late game charge by Colonie was too much for Saratoga to handle at the end. The Colonie Raiders defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks varsity boys’ basketball team at Saratoga Springs High School on Friday night by a score of 54-49. Colonie led at points earlier in the … Continue reading »

Music Review: Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Hunter Johns Over the past two or so weeks, I’ve been listening to Garden of Delete, the latest release by Daniel Lopatin under his Oneohtrix Point Never moniker. Garden of Delete follows 2013’s R Plus Seven, Lopatin’s debut on venerable British independent label Warp. Lopatin’s latest is alternately sparse and … Continue reading »

Hockey: Saratoga 1-1 after opening tournament

Saturday, December 5, 2015 by Aidan Joly The showing from Saratoga’s defense was not enough to get over the edge in their season opener. The Mamaroneck Tigers defeated the Saratoga hockey team on Friday night at the Weibel Avenue Ice Rink by a score of 5-3 in their 2015-2016 season opener. The Tigers found the … Continue reading »

Boys’ Basketball: Saratoga defeats Mohonasen in season opener

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Aidan Joly In Adam Anderson’s varsity debut, he introduced himself in a big way. Saratoga varsity boys’ basketball defeated the Mohonasen Warriors on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 56-44. Anderson was the key contributor for the varsity Streaks, totaling 21 points to be the game’s … Continue reading »

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