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Drama Club Spotlight: What a director does

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Ethan Campbell Each year, a dedicated group of Saratoga students works to perfect several different theatrical performances. “The Matchmaker” is the high school Drama Club‘s most recent work, debuting on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. through Friday and Saturday night, November 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the … Continue reading »

Ask Lanie Vol. 1 Issue 1

Editor’s note: Ask Lanie is the Lightning Rod‘s advice column. Email asklanie@thelightningrod.net 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 »

Football: Saratoga advances to section final with win over Shen

Saturday, October 31, 2015 by Aidan Joly It was the Saratoga vs. Shenendehowa rematch, but this time, there were higher stakes. It sent a team to the Class AA super bowl for Section 2. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Shenendehowa Plainsmen on Friday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 35-7, clinching … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga defeats Bethlehem in section quarterfinal with Thompson return

Saturday, October 24, 2015 by Aidan Joly Now in the playoffs, even after a 7-0 regular season, Saratoga knew that they needed to play just a bit better to win a big game. Saratoga defeated Bethlehem on Friday night in the first round of sectional playoffs by a score of 41-13, after another big night … Continue reading »

Track, lot entrance among summer improvements at high school

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Eli Fisher When students stepped into school on the first day of the school year a few weeks ago, they walked past a new security desk, one of several capital improvements at Saratoga Springs High School that took place over the summer. “The security desk was part of a $3.2 … Continue reading »

Football: Undefeated Saratoga overtakes Scotties at homecoming (w/ PHOTOS and VIDEO)

Saturday, October 17, 2015 by Aidan Joly Standing one win away from an undefeated season, Saratoga knew that they had to come out strong to pull off something special. Saratoga football defeated Ballston Spa on Friday night in the 2015 homecoming game by a score of 47-13. Dakota Harvey had yet another spectacular game, rushing … Continue reading »

Football: Undefeated Saratoga rolls past Albany 69-29

Saturday, October 3, 2015 by Aidan Joly Saratoga scored early and often on Friday night, and that proved to be the key to win the game. The varsity football team defeated Albany on Friday night at UAlbany’s Bob Ford Field by a score of 69-29. Saratoga started the game with a bang, with Dakota Harvey … Continue reading »

Music Op-Ed: Vince Staples, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and White Hip-Hop Fans

September 30, 2015 by Hunter Johns The white guy who likes hip hop. It’s been a comedy bit since the 90s, and it continues to this day. There’s “white rap,” and there’s “black rap,” and the two are not necessarily enjoyed their stated audiences. Through reddit, Tumblr, and Twitter, fans of all color have unprecedented … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga maintains lead to defeat rival Shen 40-14

Friday, September 25, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Rachel Waldholz Scroll down to the end of this post for photos from the game! Highlights video by Anna Sorensen Behind an offensive attack and multiple defensive stops, Saratoga was able to get a win in a rivalry game. Saratoga varsity football defeated Shenendehowa on Friday … Continue reading »

Op-Ed: The War On Hair

September 15, 2015 by Skyler Stanford According to media, the black community is in a state of outrage over white celebrities adapting traditional black hairstyles. If you haven’t read about this already, on July 11, Kylie Jenner posted a selfie of herself with cornrows and soon after a black actress from The Hunger Games, Amandla … Continue reading »

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