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Youth Squared Community Care Pop-up Event to Collect Bus Pass Donations

Youth Squared, a local youth volunteer group, organized a Community Care Pop-up Event to provide community members in need with transportation assistance to jobs, doctor appointments, and other arrangements. In partnership with the Saratoga County Mental Health and Youth Services team, the Franklin Community Center, Shelters of Saratoga, and the Life Works Community Action Program, Youth Squared will be collecting bus pass … Continue reading »

Youth Squared: Making a Difference

By Eliza Krackeler   Youth2, a community service group in Saratoga Springs, hit a roadblock when it came to creating their 2021 volunteer workshop. Because of the pandemic, it was not safe to hold the meeting in person. But Youth2 board members came together in an effort to keep the tradition alive. Using Zoom, they … Continue reading »

Season on the Line for Saratoga Hockey

By Isabelle Kelly    You step onto the freshly shaved rink, the chill and the clicking of the skates across the ice dissolves into the energy of the crowded arena. The horn sounds to signal a goal. Tension builds between the Section II rivals in the fight for the championship. A puck deflects off a goalie’s mask. Game over.   For Saratoga center Devon Wormley, this loss may have been the last game of his high school career.   As the disappointment of the Sectional loss … Continue reading »

SSHS Students’ Opinions on the Presidential Election

By Elle Wilcox   While the Presidential Election may have passed, views on the candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, have not. Student voters around the halls of Saratoga Springs High School have given statements on their views on the 2020 election. Some support Biden, and some support Trump. Either way, many students at Saratoga … Continue reading »

Q&A: SSHS Poll Workers at the 2020 Election

By Grace Beauregard   Naomi Cohen and Emilia Brueggemann are two Saratoga Springs High School students who did a favor for Americans this past fall – they worked at the local polling place during the presidential election. Through an online interview, Cohen and Brueggemann shared the inside scoop on this important job.   Q: What … Continue reading »

The Legacy Project: Potential Renovations to SSHS

By Julian Silva-Forbes   On December 8th, SSCSD residents will vote on whether to approve the Legacy Project, which would provide improvements and renovations to buildings throughout the school district. At Saratoga Springs high school, featured projects would include cafeteria renovations, a new fitness center, select classroom renovations, enhanced security, traffic improvements, and general building … 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 »

A New Season Brings New Challenges for Saratoga Boys Soccer

By Isabelle Kelly   The 2020 season has been a year like no other for the Saratoga Boys Varsity soccer team. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new set of obstacles for the Blue Streaks, like many other sports teams across the Suburban Council. “The biggest challenge has been keeping my eyes open and trying … Continue reading »

The SSHS Library Adapts to the New Normal

By: Julian Silva-Forbes   The Saratoga Springs high school library is adapting to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic through online book requests and virtual programming. Ms. Duchaussee and Ms. Nemeth, the school librarians, are leading these changes. “Right now, our focus is on getting books to kids who want them,” said Nemeth. High school … Continue reading »

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