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Saratoga Springs High School Class of 2017 and Student Council Election Votes Are In

June 9, 2016 by Skyler Stanford The elections for the Class of 2017, the Student Council, and all of the winners for the other classes have been selected after the entire school chose from a variety of candidates based on their class. The 2017 senior class representatives have a big year ahead of them with … Continue reading »

Trump rally draws students and others on both sides

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Gillian Schrader Last Monday, presidential candidate Donald Trump brought his supporters together for a rally at the Times Union Center in Albany, including a few high school students. There were almost 20,000 people who filled the arena but not all were Trump supporters; Heather Fiacco, a junior who attends Saratoga … Continue reading »

Students react to major changes in redesigned SAT

Monday, April 18, 2016 by Stephanie Zacharias For generations, the SAT has caused a good deal of stress for juniors and seniors in high school. However, some changes to the test this year have made it a little more manageable for many students. The SAT essay is now optional, and there is no “guessing penalty” … Continue reading »

Handball tournament draws students to fast-paced game

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Story and photos by Stephanie Zacharias Students at Saratoga Springs High School gathered in teams on March 24th, 2016 to battle in the handball tournament. Players came for many reasons having fun in an enjoyable, competitive atmosphere. “Work as a team and together you’re the strongest,” said Jasmin Kostka. This helps … Continue reading »

In-Depth: The Vapor Rises

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by Ethan Campbell Some students here can recall a moment of instantaneous confusion in the form of walking into a bathroom to find a white puffy wisp billowing to the ceiling. Some bathrooms have a faint cotton candy scent now, which some would say is a benefit of the epidemic. The … Continue reading »

In-Depth: Affirmative action continues to be controversial in college admissions

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Blaise Wichrowski, Lucy Totino, and Richard Cholnoky Trying to separate oneself from the general population when applying to college can be tough, and it can be easy to get the feeling that the process is unfair. Such was the case for Abigail Fisher, a caucasian Texas resident who was denied … Continue reading »

Teachers and students “Deck the Halls” just in time for the holidays

Thursday, December 24, 2015 by Skyler Stanford For the past few weeks, Saratoga Springs High School has been showing holiday spirit through a series of displays. The library, main office, nurse’s office, principals’ offices, and many classrooms have been decorated in great detail. With the help of some student volunteers, Kim Diaz and Andi Reader, … Continue reading »

January midterm break returns

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Max Willner-Giwerc Much to the joy of students, Saratoga Springs High School will once again have recess for regents and midterm testing this January. The break will last from the January 26 to 29 and allow students to take Regents and midterm examinations. Last year, the high school did not … Continue reading »

Poetry Out Loud returns to Saratoga

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Nayeli Selkis Poetry Out Loud is a national contest in which students compete against each other by reciting poems from memory. According to its website, Poetry Out Loud launched in 2006 and has now grown to involve millions of students. The contest is set up like a spelling bee where … Continue reading »

Track, lot entrance among summer improvements at high school

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Eli Fisher When students stepped into school on the first day of the school year a few weeks ago, they walked past a new security desk, one of several capital improvements at Saratoga Springs High School that took place over the summer. “The security desk was part of a $3.2 … Continue reading »

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