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Month of Hip Hop/R&B- J. Cole: “4 Your Eyez Only”

Skyler Stanford There’s only one word to accurately describe J. Cole’s album 4 Your Eyez Only: unforgettable. Due to the success in dollars and reviews of his last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, this album when announced was met with overwhelming excitement from fans. This excitement was heightened when he released two catchy singles, “False … Continue reading »

Hockey: Saratoga falls in Don Kauth Tournament

By: Aidan Joly Two first period goals helped out by a very strong defensive effort led to a win. The Mamaroneck Tigers defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks on Saturday afternoon at Weibel Avenue Ice Rink by a score of 3-0 as part of the 2016 Don Kauth Memorial Tournament. Going in, the defending state champions … Continue reading »

Boys basketball: Saratoga flies past Ballston Spa in home opener

By: Aidan Joly Behind a two-man wrecking crew of Adam Anderson and Brian Hart, Saratoga was able to cruise to a blowout victory. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Ballston Spa Scotties on Friday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 74-42. After being disappointed with their season opener on Tuesday, the … Continue reading »

Month of Hip-Hop and R&B- Childish Gambino: “Awaken, My Love!”

By: Skyler Stanford Like most people, I know Childish Gambino as a rapper so, when I played the first song, I was waiting for that classic hard-hitting beat that drums up your mood with suspense before he comes in a raps about girls, parties, and being famous. Needless to say, I was extremely surprised when, … Continue reading »

Do Countless Hours of Homework Contribute to a High School Student’s Success?

Video by: Naomi Bartholama

Students Speak on their Political Views

Video by: Naomi Bartholama httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUJoAIKXsFc

Are Tryouts and Cuts at Saratoga Springs High School Sports Teams to Harsh?

By: Skyler Stanford It’s no secret that the Saratoga Springs High School (SSHS) Sports teams tend to be very competitive. “It can be quite rigorous for individuals to make it” said Mr. Sheehan, the Athletic director at the high school. He accredited this to the fact that SSHS competes in the suburban council which is … Continue reading »

Students and Faculty Speak on the Senior Class Superlatives

By: Gillian Schrader Senior class superlatives have had a positive impact at Saratoga Springs high school. The students and faculty explain their thoughts on these witty descriptions of the students of the Class of 2017. “I like them personally…some of my friends are meant for them” said Azrielle Villanueva, a student at Saratoga Springs High … Continue reading »

Soccer: Loss in Sectional Semis End Saratoga’s season

By: Aidan Joly A fatal overtime error led to the ending of a season. The Bethlehem Eagles defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks in the boy’s Class AA semifinals on Friday night at Colonie High School by a final of 1-0 in overtime. After the 80 minutes of regulation, the teams were deadlocked at zeroes. The … Continue reading »

Saratoga defeats Shaker to advance to Section II semifinals

By: Aidan Joly After two evenly matched teams went toe-to-toe for 80 minutes, nothing was solved. They needed 82. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Shaker Blue Bison on Tuesday afternoon at Saratoga High School in the Section 2 boys soccer sectional quarterfinals by a score of 1-0 in overtime. In the closing minutes of … Continue reading »

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