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Cafeteria patio: closed until further notice?

Sunday, March 23, 2014 by Amanda Cummings, Lis Barreto, and Skyler Stanford At S.S.H.S., students have to be in school for around seven hours. This does not include bus rides to and from school or after school activities. The only times a student can be outside during the school day is to walk briefly through … Continue reading »

Winter a curse and a blessing for business

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Sammie Clemmey The city of Saratoga Springs, New York, has taken a hard hit economically this winter. Local boutique owner Emily Davis said, “Business for us has definitely been slower this winter. Even though we’re right on the main street not many people are willing to walk around in the … Continue reading »

SSHS running from winter (Updated Thursday)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Sam Geils and Sam Estano At 2:15 p.m. students of Saratoga Springs High School were released early from school to ensure every student would arrive home safely. The road conditions today are the major issue for Saratogians making the commute home. “I think it’s smart of them to have students … Continue reading »

Survey: 42% of SSHS students don’t like book selections for class

March 3, 2014 by Skyler Stanford Reading is required for students at Saratoga Springs High School. In a survey conducted with 100 ninth and tenth graders from Saratoga Springs High School more than 50% of the teens surveyed don’t like to read. Is it possible that the parents and teachers trying to establish a love … Continue reading »

Teacher Profile: Mr. Grady, ‘godfather’ of business department

February 26, 2014 by Will Murnan Business teacher John Grady has a good reason to be known as “The Godfather”. He began his post high school career at the University of Albany where he earned a degree in business and a minor in education. Although he wanted to pursue business, he decided to become a … Continue reading »

Looking to future, Toga Beat Lab takes on video

February 16, 2014 by Danielle Morrone Every Monday from 2:45 to 3:10 p.m., a group of students and a teacher meet in room D205 to share with each other their love of music and videos in an open and supportive environment. This small but dedicated group call themselves the Toga Beat Lab. Toga Beat Lab … Continue reading »

Hockey players report locker room theft at rivalry game

February 10, 2014 by Eli Fisher Several members of the Saratoga varsity hockey team had belongings, including cash and one player’s phone, stolen from the locker room during a home game against rival Shenendehowa on Thursday night. The Saratoga Springs police are currently investigating the incident, according to police Lt. Robert Jillson. Matt Klingbeil ’14 … Continue reading »

Twelve Years a What?

February 10, 2014 by Martha Mastrianni In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free black man living and working in Saratoga Springs, was tricked and captured by slave traders. He was sold into slavery in Louisiana, where he worked at various plantations. After twelve years and multiple attempts to escape, Northup finally got word to his family, … Continue reading »

Statistics classes research, fundraise for rare diseases

February 6, 2014 by Christine Akiki Over the month of October, students in Mrs. Gordon’s statistics classes researched rare diseases and shared the information they found with each other. Many students knew or were related to someone who had the rare disease they had researched. One student researcher said her disease topic had a personal … Continue reading »

SSHS principal: Common Core change is smaller for high school

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is the first part of a series by Caleb Cohen on the Common Core State Standards. January 21, 2013 by Caleb Cohen The national standardization of our education system is an idea that has sparked much debate in recent years. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a nationwide program to … Continue reading »

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