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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 »

Football: Saratoga shuts out Bethlehem in home opener

Editor’s note: Welcome back to another year of The Lightning Rod. Students should stay tuned as the school year begins for information on contributing to the Rod. Saturday, September 5, 2015 by Aidan Joly In Dakota Harvey’s return to Saratoga, he made sure that everyone know that his star play was back, too. Saratoga defeated … Continue reading »

Op-Ed: ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign blurs lines of feminism (WITH SURVEY)

Sunday, June 14, 2015 by Skyler Stanford Free the what? Yes, the Free the Nipple campaign is a 20th century so-called feminist movement that supports women’s right to show their breasts in public and is against censorship that prohibits the posting of topless selfies on social media. 100 Saratoga students were surveyed on questions concerning … Continue reading »

Are school athletics affecting students’ academic grades?

Monday, June 1, 2015 by Nia Mascitelli Many high school students’ participate in a school sport at some point during the school year, and many adults wonder if by playing a sport, students’ grades tend to worsen. However, Saratoga Springs High School students provide insight as to how they maintain their grades during the sports … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga takes section title in one-run shutout over Shen

Sunday, May 31, 2015 by Aidan Joly When Matt Alverson stepped up to the plate in the fourth inning, everything suggested it would be a normal at-bat facing Danny Hobbs. Then, the unthinkable happened. Alverson hit a hard line drive right back up the middle, and it hit Hobbs in the face, knocking him to … Continue reading »

Saratoga Springs High School hosts annual award ceremony and art show

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 »

Baseball: Saratoga takes section semifinal over Guilderland

May 28, 2015 by Aidan Joly With Danny Hobbs in a late-game jam, Saratoga head coach Richard Lofink called on reliever Cory MacArthur to pitch, and he did not disappoint. Saratoga defeated Guiderland on the Section 2 Class AA semifinal on Saturday night by a score of 4-1. Danny Hobbs tossed five innings to start … Continue reading »

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