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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 »

Educating Young Engineers seeks to inspire younger students

Monday, February 2, 2015 by Nayeli Selkis Two former seniors at Saratoga Springs High School, Sara Wilner-Giwerc and Kayleah Griffin, saw a problem with the lack of exposure to engineering opportunities for younger kids. They decided to do something about it. These two students are the co-founders of Educating Young Engineers, also known as EYE. … Continue reading »

Falafel Den brings variety to downtown food scene

Sunday, January 11, 2015 by Serena Egan and Sarah Marlin While the quest to find a falafel in Saratoga Springs used to be about as fruitful as the Dead Sea, residents and visitors now have to look no further than the new Falafel Den at 6 Phila Street. Previously occupied by the hot dog joint … Continue reading »

Street Outreach Project hopes to help homeless youth, offers volunteer hours

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Matt Seehusen Too many children are living on the streets, and too many people aren’t doing anything to help. One organization, however, plans to do just that. The Captain Street Outreach Project is an organization in Saratoga Springs, NY whose goal is to work with youth and families who are … Continue reading »

Why join a club at SSHS? In three videos

Monday, November 17, 2014 Video by Matt Seehusen. Edited by Sarah Marlin. What’s special about your club? Why join a club? What are you being for Halloween?

Books, books, and more books

November 6, 2014 by Danielle Morrone On October 19, Saratoga Spring’s local Barnes and Noble held a book signing event sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing, featuring several local authors proudly displaying their pored over books. The event took place in three sessions; from 12-2 pm, 2-4 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. The first session … Continue reading »

“Ivory Tower” provokes discussion of college costs

Friday, October 24, 2014 by Sarah Marlin The Saratoga Film Forum presented the documentary “Ivory Tower,” on October 5, preceding a discussion with President Phillip Glotzbach of Skidmore College and President Merodie Hancock of Empire State College. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi’s film looks for an answer to the question, “is the price of college education worth … Continue reading »

What’s missing?

October 23, 2014 by Nolan Rabine and Michael Hellman Upperclassmen and teachers at Saratoga Springs High School are used to seeing an older gentleman in a chair in the B-wing, overseeing students in the hallway. This man is Ronald “Petey” Taylor, the hall monitor who oversaw student activities near the B-wing bathrooms. Following his retirement … Continue reading »

New year, new freshmen

Saturday, October 18, 2014 Story and photos by Nayeli Selkis In high school, especially as a freshman, you might think that the person next to you is experiencing the same thing you are. Every freshman is in a somewhat similar situation but their reactions and how they process them can be different. These freshmen were … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Homecoming parade steps off Friday

Friday, October 10, 2014 Photos by Eli Fisher Click on any photo for full size.

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