About Our Class


Shannon Flynn & Khadija Ashfaq

Co-Editors In Chief

Hey everybody! My name is Khadija Ashfaq, and I am a senior at Foran. This year I am one of the Editors – in – Chief for the Mane Street Mirror. As a third year journalism student, I hope to solidify my writing skills while simultaneously getting better at laying out. Although I do not play any sports, I am involved in a number of clubs. I am an avid Natural Helper and a member of National Honor Society. I am also a member of Student Government and Sci – Lions. Outside of school, I love to draw and listen to music. I am very excited for the different units that we will get to explore in journalism this year.

A quote that I live by is, “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”


Hi my name is Shannon Flynn and this is my third and last year in journalism, this year as one of the Editors- in- Chief and as a News Editor. My goals this year are to be proud of every article I write and to be happy with each paper we release as a whole. In addition to being in Journalism, I am a part of the Natural Helper’s program, I am in National Honor Society, and I am also in the Sci- Lions club. Outside of school I like to hang out with my friends but spend most of my time working at The Sundae House or babysitting. This year I am looking forward to working on the paper in it’s entirety instead of just focusing on my own articles. I also am looking forward to continuing to lay out the pages of our newspaper and interviewing the people at Foran that I do not know.

A quote that I live by is, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Baruch


Shea Phelan

Sports Editor

My name is Shea Phelan I’m a senior and I’m the sports editor for the Mane Street Mirror. My goals for this year in this class is to have better interviewing skills. With being the sports editor, I am involved with swimming and lacrosse. I am a part of the Lion Pride as well as Food to Kids. Outside of school, I like to go driving and hangout with my friends on the weekends. This year, I am looking forward to the workshops we go to at SCSU.

A quote to live by is “90% mental 10% physical.”


Olivia Ouellette

Web Editor

Hey Everyone!  My name is Olivia Ouellette, I am currently a senior at Foran in my second year of journalism. This journalism year I am the WEB EDITOR! This year I hope to become a better writer so I can write engaging stories that the Foran community will love to read. This year I am in my fourth year of volleyball, playing on varsity as a DS (back row) this year. I am also invloved in drama club, and french club this year but I am looking to join more as I want to be really involved in my school this year.I am looking forward to this year, being an editor for my last school year is really exciting for me. I hope you guys are excited too! 

A quote I live by everyday is “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”


Eva Knudsen

Entertainment Editor

Hi, I’m Eva Knudsen, a senior here at Foran, and I am the editor for the entertainment page of the newspaper. My goals for journalism this year are to improve my interviewing skills and learning to lay out even better. I play varsity lacrosse and I am apart of LION Club. Outside of school, I work at the YMCA after school program with kids from Mathewson. I’m looking forward to laying out pages this year, especially if we’re doing a photojournalism unit.

A quote that I personally enjoy/live by is, “It is what it is.”


Quinn Lofthouse

Editorial Editor

I’m Quinn Lofthouse, an editor for the Mane Street Newspaper. For this coming year in journalism I plan on finding real news and exposing the fake news. I take part in several clubs such as Youth and Government, Key Club, and L.I.O.N. Club. Some hobbies I have outside of the academic world are knitting and baking. This year in journalism I’m so excited to switch up the game and eat breakfast this year instead of pizza!

A quote that I live by everyday is, “I’m right and everyone else is wrong.”-Me



Maddie Buckley

Staff Writer

Hey everyone my name is Maddie Buckley, I am a senior this year, and I am a staff writer for the Mane Street Mirror.My goals this year are to touch upon important topics in my articles and to get the best information possible. I am involved in a lot of things here at Foran. I manage the swim team, I am a member of YAG and I am a president of LION club, and I work at Dairy Queen and I enjoy going out to eat.I am looking forward to interviewing people and meeting more people in the school.

Stop doing your makeup in my class! – Lisa Farrell 


Gianna Cruiani

Staff Writer

I’m Gianna Cruciani, a senior staff writer. I do gymnastics in the winter and during the week and on the weekends I’m usually scooping ice cream at the Sundae House. This year I hope to improve my article writing skills.

Quote: “I can’t I have work.”

Maddie Mitchell

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Maddie Mitchell. I am a senior, staff writer for the Mane Street Mirror. This year I plan on providing comical relief and writing stories for the people of Foran to enjoy. I play soccer and lacrosse for the school, and in the off season I play for a premiere soccer team called CFC. I am a part several clubs including Youth and Government, DECA, Key Club, Model UN, and LION club. Outside of school I enjoy beaching routing and eating with my friends. This year in class I’m looking forward to interviewing people and discovering fake news sources.

“Get out of the house, go for a walk, get a bagel.” -HIMYM


Caitlyn Roman

Staff Writer

Hey guys, whats up, my name Caitlyn Roman, I’m a senior, and I’m currently a staff writer. This year for journalism, I hope to increase my interviewing skills. I’m apart of the Social Awareness Club (you should join). Outside of school, I enjoy working with kids, hanging out with friends, and watching a bunch of movies. I also enjoy going on mission trips with my church.

“Caitlyn is not Caitlyn without her eyebrows or highlight” -Khadija Ashfaq


Lindsey Brooks

Staff Writer

My name is Lindsey Brooks, I am in my senior year, and I am a staff writer for the Mane Street Mirror. This year in journalism I hope to get better at interviewing and get better at writing. I am in my third year of Natural Helpers at Foran, I am a part of the Foran Drama Club tech crew, the French Club, Social Awareness Club, and Lion Club. Outside of school I volunteer, like to hang out with friends, watch Netflix, and read when I have the chance. In journalism I enjoy finding something to tweet on the Mane Street Mirror.

A quote that I live by is “Don’t cry because it’s over but smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss


Nick Barrieau

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Nick Barrieau and this is my second year writing for the paper as a staff writer. One goal I have for the upcoming year is to write more about one focused topic, which I can do because I have a column now. I play the trumpet in band where I am the vice president. Outside of school, I work as a counselor at the YMCA after school program and enjoy messing around with technology in my free time. I’m looking forward to writing interesting new articles on mostly fascinating topics. On one hand, i’m sad that it’s my last year in Journalism, however it feels like i’ve been in it for twenty years and i’m excited to start new things.

One quote that is senior quote material is, “The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma.”        


Griffin Ondek

Staff Writer

My name is Griffin Ondek. I am a senior and a staff writer for The Mane Street Mirror. This year I aim to help the rest of the journalism team put out the best quality newspaper thus far. I’m not involved in sports, but I play guitar in my band Hard Time and produce local rappers. I’m looking forward to shining some light on some interesting topics this year and keeping the newspaper compelling.

“Oh my God! Is Caden your brother?!”


Jake Burwell

Staff Writer

My name is Jake Burwell ands I’m a senior. I’m a Journalism One student so I will be taking the role as a staff writer this year. I am the captain of the Milford Indians Hockey Team. I’m one of the four officers in Natural Helpers and member of Foran Innovative Thinkers, as well as Model UN. I’m excited to write for the Mane Street Mirror this year and get a new perspective on Foran. I sail competitively outside of Foran at Milford Yacht Club. This is a big part of who I am and it’s one of the activities I enjoying doing the most. I like to live by the quote: “Live Hard.”


Andrew Labozzo

Staff Writer

I’m Andrew Labozzo. I am a sophomore at Foran. For the school newspaper my job is being a staff writer. My goals for journalism to be successful at writing articles for the newspaper. I play one sport and that’s lacrosse. I was thinking about joining Ski Club. My hobbies are going fishing hanging with friends, and playing a lot of sports. For journalism I want to get better at editing my articles to become a better writer.

A quote I follow is “Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard”~ Kevin Durant


Ava Haig

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Ava Haig and I am a Junior. I am excited to be a staff writer this year for the Mane Street Mirror. I am a member of seven different clubs here at Foran, some of these clubs include Natural Helpers, DECA, and Youth and Government. I also participate in spring track. Outside of school, I manage the Foran varsity boys soccer team and volunteer at various places through Key Club. This year in journalism, I am very excited to be adding tweets to the Mane Street Mirror twitter account. A quote that I personally enjoy is “Whoever is happy will make others happy too”, by Anne Frank. I love this quote because it encourages people to be positive and make the people around them feel good.


Risha Kothari

Staff Writer

My name is Risha Kothari, I am in my sophomore year, and my position in the newspaper is staff writer. My goal is to be able to further my knowledge in different writing styles. I am a part of key club, and I like to read. I look forward to writing articles and being a part of the newspaper.

A quote I live by is,”Stars can’t shine without darkness” D.H. Sidebottom


Malisha Ortiz

Staff Writer

My Name is Malisha Ortiz and I’m a senior. I am journalism one and my position is staff writer.My personal goals for journalism this year is is to become a better writer and gain more interview skills.I want to be able to write about topics that interest everyone not just a specific group of people,and have the best interviews so I can have the best information I can possible get so I can write article that intrigues everyone. I do not do any sports due to the fact I work but If I were to do a sport I would do track.I’m also not in any clubs either they seem interesting but my scheduling is too chaotic to fit any clubs in.The hobbies I have outside of school is drawing and painting those are the most relaxing for me because I feel really tired after a long day at school so it really helps me relax and become stress free.I am looking forward in this class this year is being able to put more of my input about fashion and write more articles that I know many of my peers would love to read. A personal quote I enjoy and live by is “There is not one path.There’s not even the right path.There’s only your path.”I live by this quote because I been through a lot of hardship in my high school career and I feel as though you’re the one that chooses your path it doesn’t have to be the path everyone agrees with but if you’re happy with your choice it shouldn’t matter what everyone opinions are.


Anna Jani

Staff Writer

My name is Anna Jani. I’m a sophomore and a staff writer for Mane Street Mirror. Because I’m looking to major in communications in college and to have a career in public relations for business, my goal for this year in journalism is to help prepare myself to enter into the field of communications in a few years, considering journalism falls under the communications category of careers. Up until two years ago, I played soccer on a travel team for Milford. Now, I run Cross Country on Foran’s girls’ team. I also ran a few sprinting events for Foran’s indoor track team last season. I do Key Club, Social Awareness Club, Food for Kids, DECA club, World Culture Club, among others. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I’m learning both Korean and Spanish, so if I have time, I’ll usually practice one of the two. I also volunteer at local places, such as the Milford Historical Society. I like to draw in a cartoon-like style and listen to hip hop/rap, my favorite rappers being Geeks, Seventeen’s Hip-Hop Team, and Monsta X. I try to exercise outside of school in addition to Cross Country practices, too.

This year, I’m looking forward to writing articles and interviewing people for Mane Street Mirror, plus  eating delicious food once we’ve finished each monthly edition. A quote I personally enjoy is, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…’” -C.S. Lewis.


Natasha Mora

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Natasha Mora, Senior Staff Writer. My goals this year for journalism is to bring interesting topics to light for the paper, including intriguing controversial topics to bring more people into reading it. I also want to become a better writer. I swim, play powder puff and I run track. I am a part of the French Club, and I look forward to learning more about how journalism works.



Lucas Burgard

Staff Writer

My name is Lucas Burgard and I am a staff writer for the Mane Street Mirror. Starting my first year of journalism, my goals this year are to become a better writer and to gain interviewing skills. Currently I swim for the Foran Boys Swimming and Diving team, and I am a co-president of the World Culture Club. This year, I am looking forward for interviewing new people and learning new things. A quote I like to live by is “Try to a rainbow in someone’s cloud” -Maya Angelou.




Robbie Tierstein

Staff Writer

My name is Robby Tierstein. I am in my senior year and I am currently a staff writer. This is my first year of journalism and my goals for this year are handing assignments in on time, being able to write about more complex topics, and overall having a fun and enjoyable experience. I don’t play any sports in school but I practice a martial art called Kempo as an after school activity since February this year. Prior to Kempo, I practiced Taekwondo for about eleven years. I am part of smash club, a video game club, since my sophomore year at Foran. Besides martial arts, other hobbies I like doing outside of school are listening to music, playing video games, and going on my computer. I also like playing drums and I began playing in the fifth grade. I also started learning guitar since last semester. One activity I enjoy doing in journalism is editing other people’s articles. I am also looking forward to interviewing other people because although I haven’t really interviewed many times before, it seems interesting to hear someone else’s opinion on a particular issue or topic.

One quote I personally enjoy is, “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start and make a brand new ending.”- Author Unknown