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Do Countless Hours of Homework Contribute to a High School Student’s Success?

Video by: Naomi Bartholama

Students Speak on their Political Views

Video by: Naomi Bartholama httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUJoAIKXsFc

Op-Ed: The Effects of Skinny Shaming

February 12, 2016 by Skyler Stanford “Why do you starve yourself?” is an often heard question by any girl 125 pounds or under. This is skinny shamming; whether through a joke or pure insult, commenting on someone’s weight (no matter what that weight is) can make the person feel self-conscious and insecure. “I’ve been called … Continue reading »

Op-Ed: Push the Snooze button on school start times

Monday, February 1, 2016 by Ben Palmateer If you walked through any high school hallway as the students enter the building in the morning, it would become immediately obvious that high schoolers are not getting enough sleep. In the hierarchy of students, no one is at the top when it comes to the everyday snooze. … Continue reading »

Boys’ basketball defeats Queensbury 62-50

Thursday, December 31, 2015 by Aidan Joly During a late Queensbury rally, Saratoga was able to turn around and hold them off for a win. Saratoga varsity boys’ basketball defeated Queensbury on Wednesday night at Saratoga Springs High School by a score of 62-50. Saratoga had two players step up and provide the majority of … Continue reading »

Music Op-Ed: Vince Staples, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and White Hip-Hop Fans

September 30, 2015 by Hunter Johns The white guy who likes hip hop. It’s been a comedy bit since the 90s, and it continues to this day. There’s “white rap,” and there’s “black rap,” and the two are not necessarily enjoyed their stated audiences. Through reddit, Tumblr, and Twitter, fans of all color have unprecedented … Continue reading »

Op-Ed: The War On Hair

September 15, 2015 by Skyler Stanford According to media, the black community is in a state of outrage over white celebrities adapting traditional black hairstyles. If you haven’t read about this already, on July 11, Kylie Jenner posted a selfie of herself with cornrows and soon after a black actress from The Hunger Games, Amandla … 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 »

Hockey: Blue Streaks edge past Shenedehowa 4-3

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Aidan Joly Photos by Eli Fisher One misstep from Shenendehowa goalie Matt Chieco led to a goal and a Saratoga win. The Saratoga Blue Streaks defeated the Shenendehowa Plainsmen on Wednesday night at the Weibel Avenue ice rink by a score of 4-3 in a rousing, well-attended senior night rivalry … Continue reading »

Op-Ed: Why Senioritis?

Saturday, December 15, 2014 by Ben Jacob I did not think this so called “senioritis” was real. I had not heard of it until my junior year, and entering this school year, I was skeptical of the buzz surrounding it. Now I know it is unquestionably a thing. I have seen it. Seniors here at … Continue reading »

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