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Baseball tops Niskayuna 13-3 in Week 5

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Aidan Joly Week five was a short week for the Blue Streaks, with only one home game, but they made it count. The Saratoga varsity baseball team defeated Niskayuna on Wednesday by a score of 13-3, behind a complete game from Jack Herman and a strong offense in the beginning … Continue reading »

Baseball Roundup: Four home wins in Week 4

Sunday, May 10, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Eli Fisher With four home games in week four, Saratoga was able to keep up their winning ways, winning all four games at home. The week started with a late inning heartbreak: Saratoga pitcher Danny Coleman held Ballston Spa without a hit through six innings, only … Continue reading »

Friday Night Live open mic nights provide venue for student performers

Friday, May 8, 2015 by Skyler Stanford An open mic show where students can come and perform songs or play an instrument in an open and welcoming environment of fellow music lovers: this is the idea behind Friday Night Live. Friends of Music (FOM), the booster club that hosts the open mic nights, has been … Continue reading »

Baseball Roundup: Streaks see continued success in Week 3

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Aidan Joly After a solid week two, Saratoga continued their winning ways at home in week three. Saratoga defeated Bethlehem on Thursday, which was an away game for them, but was moved to their home field, by a score of 14-4. The Streaks were able to get a run on … Continue reading »

Review: Passenger releases new album Whispers II

April 27, 2015 by Skyler Stanford For those of you who don’t know who Passenger is, by definition he’s the guy who wrote “Let Her Go” but he is far from a one-hit-wonder. Passenger (Michael Rosenberg) is an artist from Brighton, a sea-side town in the UK. His genre is folk, or music that tells … Continue reading »

High school to allow student devices to access Wi-Fi network

Monday, April 27, 2015 by Eli Fisher In the coming weeks, Saratoga Springs High School will begin allowing students to access the building-wide WiFi network with their own devices, as long as such devices have a screen size of seven inches or larger, according to Instructional Technologist Jody Terry. The network has been expanded over … Continue reading »

Baseball Roundup: Saratoga posts two wins for Week 2

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Eli Fisher Saratoga came into week two of the season looking to make an impact to start their home season, and they were able to do just that. Saratoga got their home season underway Wednesday, playing Averill Park in their 2015 home opener and beating them … Continue reading »

Classic fairy tale “Cinderella” brought to life by Saratoga Springs High School drama club

April 13, 2015 by The Students of Introduction to Journalism The Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club’s production of Cinderella ran from Thursday, March 26th, 2015 through Saturday, March 28, 2015. The fairy tale romance made its way to the Lowenberg Auditorium, backed by the very talented students of the Saratoga Springs High School Drama … Continue reading »

Baseball Preview: Streaks look for continued success in 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015 by Aidan Joly Now that the winter sports season has come to a close, the spring season has begun and the Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks varsity baseball team looks to have a successful season after a solid 2014. The Streaks finished the 2014 campaign with a record of 14-8. That team … Continue reading »

Drama Club presents Cinderella Thursday to Saturday

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Eli Fisher The Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club will present Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 26-28, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s Loewenberg Auditorium. In addition to the evening showings, there will be a 2 p.m. showing on Saturday. The show’s music is … Continue reading »

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