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SSHS Film Forum Presents “The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun”

The Saratoga Springs high school film forum is holding a virtual screening of the 1999 Senegalese film La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil (The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun) with a foreword from Hédi Jaouad, a Professor of French at Skidmore College. The screening is available on-demand via a Google Drive folder and free to all SSHS … Continue reading »

Little Women (2019) – Why is this adaptation so bold?

By Laney Paige   It all started in 1868 when Louisa May Alcott wrote the novel known as Little Women. The classic coming-of-age story follows four sisters during the Civil War era in Concord, MA, and has been adapted countless times. Little Women has been adapted for the screen three times, the latest being in … Continue reading »

Gaga for Gaga: A Definitive Ranking of Lady Gaga’s Discography

By Grace Beauregard and Isabelle Kelly    Lady Gaga has one of the most recognizable voices in the music industry. She has released five solo studio albums over her decade-long career; each album has its own distinct sound and Gaga has proved time after time that experimental pop can receive a positive response from today’s music … Continue reading »

Six Free Movies to Kick Off 2021

By Julian Silva-Forbes   Movies did not escape 2020’s weirdness. Coronavirus pushed franchise films like James Bond: No Time to Die, Black Widow, and Top Gun: Maverick into 2021, and we watched the year’s best movies from our phones and laptops.   Yet, in the middle of this weirdness, fantastic films were released on various platforms and services. With the arrival of the new … Continue reading »

The Show Must Go On

By Eliza Krackeler   Shrek opened his eyes on the morning of March 12th, 2020, not knowing that his life in the swamp would never be the same. Kai Farr, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, was the actor who played the lead role in “Shrek the Musical”. He said, “I woke up the … Continue reading »

SSHS Drama Club Presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

By Grace Billok On a Wednesday night in mid-March, the Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club performed their final dress rehearsal for 2019’s spring musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. How to Succeed follows J. Pierrepont Finch (played by junior Liam Epstein) in his quest to—naturally—succeed in business. Finch begins as a … Continue reading »

2019 Pepsi Halftime: Not a “Sweet Victory” for Maroon 5

By Grace Billok Last night the New England Patriots pummeled the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a historically low scoring Super Bowl. However, the halftime show may have been sadder than the main game itself. Headlined by Maroon 5 featuring Travis Scott and OutKast’s Big Boi, the Pepsi Halftime Show failed to save itself from … Continue reading »

“The Lost Boy,” The Tale of a Boy Finally Found

By Grace Billok and Tyler Charnik My personal favorite straight play Saratoga Springs High School has put on, The Lost Boy made me walk out of the theater with my mind simultaneously racing and empty. The emotional story of J.M. Barrie’s childhood constantly shadowing him brought me to tears prior to intermission, with senior Alyce … Continue reading »

Saratoga art show to feature SSHS students

By: Ryan Zimmermann   The annual All Stars art exhibition will feature student artists from Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties from January 13th to February 10th, 2018, at the Saratoga Arts Center. The exhibition will feature pieces, selected by teachers, of all media forms ranging in sculpture to drawings. The show features exceptional student art … Continue reading »

“Sriracha” by Marteen review

  By: Daniel Eaton Photo by: Shannon Thomas   Marteen’s hair, clothing, music videos, and lyrics make him seem like a bust who will enjoy his fifteen minutes of fame and never be heard from again. However, the 16-year-old from Berkeley has gained immense stardom during the course of his short musical career. With the … Continue reading »

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