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Golden Globes: Students Pick the Best and Worst Looks

Article by: Skyler Stanford Survey by: Jill Schrader Meryl Streep’s comments on Donald Trump at the 2017 Golden Globes wasn’t the only newsworthy occurrence. As always, there was a large number of celebrities intending to steal the show with their red carpet looks. Some celebrities succeeded at this endeavor while other failed miserably. Here are … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga holds off Albany in close game

By: Aidan Joly Continuing a season trend, Saratoga had to hold off a team in a close game, and they did it again. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Albany Falcons on Tuesday night at Saratoga High School in a close one with a final score of 66-60. Heading into halftime up by just seven … Continue reading »

Boys basketball: Saratoga beats Queensbury 61-45

By: Aidan Joly Coming off the holiday break, Saratoga was looking to start off the calendar year with a victory, and they did that. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Spartans of Queensbury on Tuesday evening at Saratoga Springs High School by a final of 61-45 in a non-league matchup. Saratoga grabbed an early lead … Continue reading »

Basketball: Saratoga takes down Columbia, improves to 4-1

By: Aidan Joly A trio of high-flying scorers and strong defensive play helped lead Saratoga to a victory. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Columbia Blue Devils on Tuesday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 76-44. Three scorers, Adam Anderson, Brian Hart and AJ Lawton became the premier scoring group for … Continue reading »

Hockey: Saratoga beats CBA for first win of the season

By: Aidan Joly In only their first game together, Saratoga’s new line carried them to victory. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the CBA Brothers on Wednesday night at Weibel Avenue Ice Rink by a score of 5-2 in Saratoga’s inaugural league game of the season. The new line of Matt Shamberger, Jake Fauler and Jonathan … Continue reading »

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

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