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Celebrating the Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Rumeysa Bayram, Photography Editor | March 22, 2022

     For the past 1,000 years, Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated on March 17. Saint Patrick’s Day is a time that honors the heritage and culture of the Irish.      Milford, CT has been celebrating this day with an annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Not being able to have this parade...

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Old News: Past editions of the Mane Street Mirror line the walls of room 255.

Behind the Headlines

The Making of the Mane Street Mirror
Sean Ayoub and Bella Mema | March 11, 2022

     It’s the beginning of March. The Mane Street Mirror welcomes students as they make their way into school. By second period, copies are seen throughout yellow hall, in the hands of every student, and being worn as hats.      “Paper Day,” as it’s known, has been a Foran tradition...

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Miss Emerald Isle Emily Mager: Miss Emerald Isle  in the St. Patricks Day Parade: Photo courtesy: Diana Mager, March 17, 2018.

Miss Emerald Isle

How the Irish Heritage Society Benefits Milford
Kylee Payne and Fiona Ciambriello | March 11, 2022

     The Irish Heritage Society of Milford (IHSM) has been honoring Irish heritage for 16 years and has kept the culture alive throughout the town. Annually, the society honors a young woman of Irish heritage who has displayed honorable and selfless acts throughout the community, giving her the title...

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Joe Gaetano: Gaetano makes a play against Foran rivals, Law. Photo Courtesy: Joe Gaetano, February 25, 2022

More Than Just a Game

Zach Worzel and Mati Gorges | March 10, 2022

     There are many different ways sports can positively impact a person's life. In the Foran community, there are 540 student athletes who are all part of the Lion family. One of Foran’s highly talented student athletes is Joe Gaetano, a junior that plays baseball, basketball, and football. Joe...

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 Pictured is one of the most viral drinks ordered this year from Starbucks.

Coffee Craze

How Caffeine Addiction is Starting Younger and Younger
Haley Flynn and Eliot Poffenberger | March 10, 2022

     Caffeine addiction is becoming normalized in school and in society. Walking to class every morning it's nearly impossible not to see a student holding a coffee beverage whether it be from Dunkin, Starbucks, or from home. What once seemed designated to adults is being overtaken and capitalized...

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Titanic departing Southamton, England. Photo Courtesy: Robert John Welch, April 10, 1912.

The Unsinkable Ship

Thomas Gauthier, Staff Writer | March 10, 2022

     This coming April 15 will mark the 110-year anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, serving as a day to commemorate the lives lost during the tragedy.      On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic, prized possession of the White Star Line ship company, struck an iceberg 325 miles off the coast...

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Before and After: A Before and After Photo of the Robert Treat Memorial Bridge. Photo Courtesy: Pintrest.com and Cian Carroll, February 6, 2022.

The Unique History of Milford

Cian Carroll and James D'Angelo | March 10, 2022

     Founded in 1639, Milford has exhibited traits of a coastal city with a beautiful downtown and several notable landmarks. The city we call home has changed dramatically over the past 383 years.      One of the oldest cities in all of the U.S. has a very rich history. From the U.S. becoming...

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Batter Up: LaMorte steps into the box and is getting ready to hit. Photo courtesy Chadwick and Co Photography, May 1, 2021.

Dream Catching

Kendall LaMorte is Committed to CCSU
Morgan Viesselman, Sports Editor | March 10, 2022

     Softball has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Senior Kendall LaMorte is eager to continue her softball career for another four years at Central Connecticut State University.       Kendall says that she is excited to play in a new environment and meet new people....

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Drama Club Rehearsal: The cast rehearses a scene for this year’s Mamma Mia play.

A Peek Behind the Curtains of Foran’s Drama Club

Cynthia Pan and Fiani Lin | March 9, 2022

     Imagine sitting in the auditorium of Foran High School on April 8. The red curtains open and as the auditorium lights shut off, the bright spotlights illuminate the stage. The bustling audience gradually decrescendos and focuses their attention on the stage.       Despite the dazzling...

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Cuteness Overload: Delia Dimaio’s impressive Squishmallow collection. Photo courtesy: Delia Dimaio, February 15, 2022.

KellyToy Squishes the Competition with Popular Plush Line

Sam Cogan, Staff Writer | March 8, 2022

     Stuffed animals and pillows have always been a staple for children and even adults when it comes to comfort. Now they have become collectable. Squishmallows, a plush line by Kelly Toy, has recently exploded in popularity across the country because of their adorable style and huggable softness.   ...

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E3 2018: Nintendo and Sony’s Playstation centers in the 2018 E3 conference. Photo Courtesy: Creative Commons, 2018.

Anticipated Video Games to Buy in 2022

Yusuf Abdelsalam, Staff Writer | March 8, 2022

     There are a number of widely anticipated video games slated to release in 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted video game developers and their workload, thus impacting the games released in the last year. There has also been a global semiconductor chip shortage affecting the buying of big consoles...

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One Handed: Zach Tavitian is seen dunking the ball with one hand. Photo Courtesy: John Tavitian, July 2, 2019.

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Tavitian’s Basketball Journey

Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | March 7, 2022

     Foran alumni Zach Tavitian, class of 2017, started playing basketball at Foran and has worked hard to achieve his dream of playing professionally. Since then, he has played for the Western New England University team, the Armenian National Team, and the Zentro Basket Madrid team in Spain.   ...

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