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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 »

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 »

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