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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 »

Boys soccer: Saratoga defeats Albany, advances to sectional quarterfinals

By: Aidan Joly After struggling in the first half, Saratoga picked it up for a big second half. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Albany Falcons on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Springs High School in the first round of boys sectional soccer by a score of 5-0. Things started out slowly for both sides with … Continue reading »

Football: Ballston Spa takes down Saratoga to close out season

By: Aidan Joly A late game drive for Saratoga following a touchdown came up just short and clinched Ballston Spa a playoff berth. The Ballston Spa Scotties defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks on Friday night at Ballston Spa High School in a defensive thriller by a score of 13-6. Getting the ball with 7:55 to … Continue reading »

Football: Saratoga falls to Shaker on Senior Night

By: Aidan Joly A major change on both sides led to a different outcome this time for Shaker. The Shaker Blue Bison defeated the Saratoga Blue Streaks football on Friday night at Saratoga High School by a score of 35-7, in a rematch of the 2015 Section 2, Class AA final and Saratoga’s 2016 Senior … Continue reading »

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