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Baseball: Saratoga beats La Salle to kick off 2017 season

By: Aidan Joly A strong, all-lefty pitching performance gave Saratoga their first win of the 2017 season on Monday at the East Side Rec as they beat La Salle by a final score of 5-0. After a shaky first inning, Saratoga starting pitcher Keegan Leffler settled down and got into a great groove from the … Continue reading »

“The Wiz” Review

By: Skyler Stanford After months of receiving criticism and support from students and family at Saratoga Springs High School, The Wiz had it’s final performance on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Seeing that the complaints of its offensiveness have dissipated, it is likely that the skepticism for the musical was based solely on the issue of … Continue reading »

A Man of Many Hats, Mr. Miller Says Fairwell to Saratoga

By: Skyler Stanford If you are a student, or family member of someone in the Saratoga Springs City School District the name Michael Miller should ring a bell. Following his call to teaching, he has been cultivating young minds in the subject of history for over eighteen years. His devotion to young people cannot only … Continue reading »

21st Century Racism in a Nutshell: “Get Out” Themes Explained

By: Skyler Stanford Written and Directed by Jordan Peele, Get Out exceeded the expectations of critics and audiences across America. This fast-paced thriller provides a “touchstone” for discussions on race relations in our country. The hidden messages in this movie may be hard to swallow at first but forces viewers to reflect on the prejudices … Continue reading »

Students in the Spotlight: Emma Sutton

By: Julia Kelly Most people would not envision a blonde girl of 5’ 2” playing the drums for an indie-rock band; however, Emma Sutton has cultivated a passion for music at a young age. She designates her time to drumming for a local rock band. Ultimately embracing percussion as a lifelong art, Emma recognizes the … Continue reading »

SSHS Journalism Review on Trump’s Inauguration

Golden Globes: Students Pick the Best and Worst Looks

Article by: Skyler Stanford Survey by: Jill Schrader Meryl Streep’s comments on Donald Trump at the 2017 Golden Globes wasn’t the only newsworthy occurrence. As always, there was a large number of celebrities intending to steal the show with their red carpet looks. Some celebrities succeeded at this endeavor while other failed miserably. Here are … Continue reading »

Month of Hip Hop/R&B- J. Cole: “4 Your Eyez Only”

Skyler Stanford There’s only one word to accurately describe J. Cole’s album 4 Your Eyez Only: unforgettable. Due to the success in dollars and reviews of his last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, this album when announced was met with overwhelming excitement from fans. This excitement was heightened when he released two catchy singles, “False … Continue reading »

Month of Hip-Hop and R&B- Childish Gambino: “Awaken, My Love!”

By: Skyler Stanford Like most people, I know Childish Gambino as a rapper so, when I played the first song, I was waiting for that classic hard-hitting beat that drums up your mood with suspense before he comes in a raps about girls, parties, and being famous. Needless to say, I was extremely surprised when, … Continue reading »

Are Tryouts and Cuts at Saratoga Springs High School Sports Teams to Harsh?

By: Skyler Stanford It’s no secret that the Saratoga Springs High School (SSHS) Sports teams tend to be very competitive. “It can be quite rigorous for individuals to make it” said Mr. Sheehan, the Athletic director at the high school. He accredited this to the fact that SSHS competes in the suburban council which is … Continue reading »

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