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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 »

Op-Ed: ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign blurs lines of feminism (WITH SURVEY)

Sunday, June 14, 2015 by Skyler Stanford Free the what? Yes, the Free the Nipple campaign is a 20th century so-called feminist movement that supports women’s right to show their breasts in public and is against censorship that prohibits the posting of topless selfies on social media. 100 Saratoga students were surveyed on questions concerning … Continue reading »

Saratoga Springs High School hosts annual award ceremony and art show

May 28, 2015 by Danielle Morrone and Jessica Morrone On May 20, Saratoga Springs High School held its annual award ceremony, as well as a large display of art and music. The art show showcased works of Saratoga’s young artists, with pieces from the Painting, Ceramics, and Foundations in Art classes. These works lined the … Continue reading »

VIDEO: The Lightning Rod’s 2015 Hot Dog Eating Contest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Video by Eli Fisher Congratulations to Kevin Posthelwait on another contest win, and thanks to all who participated or helped out. Special thanks to Stewart’s Shops for donating dogs and buns.

SADD Club unveils mural at high school

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Kelsey Jackowitz The Saratoga Springs High School SADD Club recentlydesigned a mural located on the upper floor of the high school, which encourages students to enjoy the activities they are involved with, and to continue to make good choices. The mural, which features life sized silhouettes of students engaged in … Continue reading »

Friday Night Live open mic nights provide venue for student performers

Friday, May 8, 2015 by Skyler Stanford An open mic show where students can come and perform songs or play an instrument in an open and welcoming environment of fellow music lovers: this is the idea behind Friday Night Live. Friends of Music (FOM), the booster club that hosts the open mic nights, has been … Continue reading »

High school to allow student devices to access Wi-Fi network

Monday, April 27, 2015 by Eli Fisher In the coming weeks, Saratoga Springs High School will begin allowing students to access the building-wide WiFi network with their own devices, as long as such devices have a screen size of seven inches or larger, according to Instructional Technologist Jody Terry. The network has been expanded over … Continue reading »

Code Blue provides for homeless during harsh winter

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Serena Egan With this winter being one of the coldest and longest in recent years, the Code Blue emergency shelter’s second year of operation was able to give food and shelter to a record number of the homeless in Saratoga Springs over the past three months. Started by Mayor Joanne … Continue reading »

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