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Hot Ones – Episode One – Part One

Welcome to Hot Ones, The Lightning Rod’s new “Student of the Month” feature! This month, Brian Chimel delves into the mind of Saratoga’s own Elias Wohl for an exclusive interview. To view the video, click on the title of this post to find the embedded YouTube link! Part two will be released later today.

Ask Lanie Vol. 1 Issue 1

Editor’s note: Ask Lanie is the Lightning Rod‘s advice column. Email asklanie@thelightningrod.net with your letters. November 2, 2015 by Danielle Morrone Calcium Neodymium Yttrium’s question: I am an extroverted person, and have no fear of starting a conversation with strangers or making a new friend. But many people I’m around in school react as if … 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 »

Student Opinions: The infamous homecoming dance

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Skyler Stanford It seems that if you went up to a random student at Saratoga Springs High School and asked them if they were going to the homecoming dance their response would most likely be no. Why is this? While many students still attend the dance, others may gladly give … Continue reading »

What’s in store for this holiday season?

December 19, 2013 by Vaughn O’Connor, Stephanie Chila, Andrew Farfaglia, and Andrea Barry This chilly Christmas season, you can be rest assured that if you’re looking into anything Steve Madden for a teenage girl in your life, you’re on the right track. “Anything Steve Madden, especially boots. That’s number one on my list,” said Molly … Continue reading »

Comics Vol. 1 Issue 2

October 21, 2013

Ask Lanie Vol. 1 Issue 0

We will have a new advice column for students and teachers written by Lis Barreto and Danielle Morrone entitled Ask Lanie. To send a question, email asklanie@thelightningrod.net (if you prefer to stay anonymous, or don’t want to use email, use the form below) and include your pseudonym. 

Ten steps to a perfect college essay

October 21, 2013 by Martha Mastrianni Read the essay choices on the Common App website. Pick the one that makes the most sense for you. This will be different for everyone. MAKE AN OUTLINE! I cannot stress how important this is. Make sure every part of the question is on the outline. Write your first … Continue reading »

Comics Vol. 1 Issue 1

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