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PHOTOS: Bees sting Streaks in overtime for state semifinal

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Photos by Eli Fisher On Saturday, the Blue Streaks hockey team lost 2-1 in pvertime to the Baldwinsville Bees in the state semifinal at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica. The Bees went on to lose to McQuaid 6-2 in the state Division 1 final. You can read more about the … Continue reading »

Code Blue provides for homeless during harsh winter

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Serena Egan With this winter being one of the coldest and longest in recent years, the Code Blue emergency shelter’s second year of operation was able to give food and shelter to a record number of the homeless in Saratoga Springs over the past three months. Started by Mayor Joanne … Continue reading »

Music Op-Ed: A Roundabout Review of Dylan Gardner’s Adventures In Real Time

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Hunter Johns A wise AP music theory teacher recently related to me the thesis of Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell’s book on success. The gist of it went that no creative person ever makes anything truly masterful until they have put in about ten thousand hours of work. The theory, as told … Continue reading »

Blue Streaks hockey trounces Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa for section title

Saturday, February 28, 2015 by Matt Seehusen Photos by Eli Fisher ​After suffering a devastating loss to Shenendehowa in last year’s section final, it was obvious the Saratoga Blue Streaks had redemption on their minds in this year’s contest. Led by a high-powered offense, the Blue Streaks were able to blow past Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa … Continue reading »

Oscar looks: Students pick the best and worst

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Skyler Stanford The 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, brought smiles and in some cases cheers to the homes of millions. It was a night filled with joyful and inspiring moments as well as a few shockers, many of which came from the red carpet. Fifty Saratoga Springs High … Continue reading »

Blue Streaks hockey defeats Bethlehem to advance to sectional final

Saturday, February 21, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Eli Fisher A strong third period, including a goal in the final eight seconds, and a dominating performance from the defense led to a big Saratoga win. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Bethlehem Eagles on Friday night at the Weibel Avenue ice rink by a … Continue reading »

Boys Basketball: Blue Streaks defeat BH-BL with strong defense

Sunday, February 8, 2015 by Aidan Joly Full video of the game / SSCSD via YouTube It was senior night at Saratoga Springs High School, and the Blue Streaks had a spark. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans on senior night Friday night at SSHS behind a big first half on … Continue reading »

Hockey: Blue Streaks edge past Shenedehowa 4-3

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Eli Fisher One misstep from Shenendehowa goalie Matt Chieco led to a goal and a Saratoga win. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Shenendehowa Plainsmen on Wednesday night at the Weibel Avenue ice rink by a score of 4-3 in a rousing, well-attended senior night rivalry … Continue reading »

Educating Young Engineers seeks to inspire younger students

Monday, February 2, 2015 by Nayeli Selkis Two former seniors at Saratoga Springs High School, Sara Wilner-Giwerc and Kayleah Griffin, saw a problem with the lack of exposure to engineering opportunities for younger kids. They decided to do something about it. These two students are the co-founders of Educating Young Engineers, also known as EYE. … Continue reading »

Satire: A student writes an admissions letter to a college

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Sydney Wertheim Dear college: Ever since I was young, I have always dreamed of attending college so I could be indebted in loans until I am 70. Please accept me so I can attend your amazing institution! I am valedictorian of my class of 75,000. Every class I have taken … Continue reading »

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