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American Red Cross: Milford’s American Red Cross office located at 1 Plymouth Pl, Milford, CT, January 21, 2023.

National Blood Donor Month

The Importance of Donating Blood
Rumeysa Bayram, Staff Writer | February 3, 2023

          The most essential part of survival is blood; without it no organ would be able to receive the oxygen or the nutrients needed to survive. Blood helps keep people warm and cool,fight off infections, and get rid of waste produced in the body.           Hundreds of patients around...

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Looking to Score: Jimmy D’Angelo advances the ball down the court. January 21, 2022.

Milford Recreation Basketball

An Inside Look at the 2023 Recreational Basketball Season
Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | February 3, 2023

          Every year, the Milford Recreation Department hosts a winter basketball league.This is where people of all ages can participate, there is even a high school league. Recreational basketball proves to be a great way to stay in shape for upcoming sports and have fun with friends.   ...

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St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital: This is what St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital looks like as it is located in Memphis, Tennessee and doctors are continuing to do incredible work to help fight and find a cure for childhood cancer. October 10, 2012.

World Cancer Day: How the Disease Affects Patients and Those Involved

Evan Kerzner and Austin Lermayer | February 3, 2023

          World Cancer Day is an international day that is recognized on February 4 to raise awareness for cancer. This day also encourages the detection, prevention, and treatment of all types of cancer. Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world, and many phenomenal doctors and scientists...

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Healthy Heart: Model of the aorta found in classrooms, January 23, 2023.

American Heart Association Month

Improving Your Cardiovascular Health
Ellie Pasacreta, Staff Writer | February 2, 2023

          One person dies every 34 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. In 2020, heart disease caused 697,000 deaths.             February is American Heart Association Month, a time where people can continue or start to focus on their cardiovascular health. The risk...

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The Moment of Truth: Punxsutawney Phil is raised up by his handler for all to see, moments before his verdict, February 2, 2021.

The History of Groundhog Day

How a Local Celebration Became a National Sensation
Annabel Wardman, Online Editor | February 2, 2023

          In the early morning of February 2, the entire nation will anxiously await a verdict declared by none other than Punxsutawney Phil. At approximately 7:25 am EST, the famous groundhog will either predict an early spring, or declare an additional six weeks of winter.           ...

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Daniel S. Wasson Field: Banner hanging high in remembrance of Daniel S. Wasson, December 8, 2022.

Remembering Daniel Wasson

How the Milford Community Carries on the Legacy of a Fallen Officer
Ellie Pasacreta and Gianna Weaver | February 1, 2023

          Everyone passes by the Daniel S. Wasson Baseball Field that hosts countless sporting events throughout the year, but not everyone knows the story behind Wasson himself.            Daniel Wasson was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who worked for the Milford Police Department for two years...

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Senior Captains: Seniors Ginger Schmidt and Riley Grunow pose for a photo at one of their meets, January 2023.

Stick It

JAF Gym's Hard Work and Success This Season
Chloe Nittoly and Hannah Salsbury | January 31, 2023

          As the winter sports’ season began, the girls gymnastics team, officially known as JAF Gym, looked forward to starting fresh and is now working hard to end on a high note.           The season began with a victory over Mercy on January 7 at home with a score of Foran’s 122.35...

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New Threads: Basit Idriss in his new UMass Lowell track suit, September 15, 2022.

“It’s Up to You to Hold Yourself Accountable”

College Counseling From the Class of ‘22
Jackson Doyle and Matthew Nolan | January 31, 2023

          Freshmen in college typically have a rough time adjusting to the new environment. It can be hard to find roommates, eat healthy, handle stress, and get exercise. Studies show an average freshman can gain up to seven and a half pounds.            Despite these concerns, some of...

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Foran’s Successful History: Foran’s illustrious trophy case by the gym, January 27, 2023.

The History of Foran Athletics

Cian Carroll and James D'Angelo | January 31, 2023

          In 1973, Foran was established, along with the athletic department that now offers 13 sports to its students. Cross country, football, girls swimming, boys soccer, and volleyball were all added in the fall of 1973. In the winter, Foran offered basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, and boys...

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Battling Environmental Troubles In Science Olympiad: From left to right: team members Ethan Domingue, Evan Kerzner, Jack Pietrosanti, Joe Gaetano smile for a picture after they collected trash, September 11, 2022.

Cleaning Up With the Sound Lions

Luke Cruz and Luke Thomas | January 25, 2023

          Sound Lions is an environmental club that aims to reduce the pollution problem that is a prominent conflict in Milford. Sound Lions members have committed themselves to helping solve issues inside and outside of Foran, which is done in many ways such as placing trash cans for water bottles...

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Photo 1: Say Cheese: Unified athletes taking a group picture together, October 20, 2022.

Pride Of Unification

Hayley Pokornowski and Samantha Rodriguez | January 25, 2023

          Unified Sports was created in 1998 and was founded by the Connecticut Special Olympics that created a partnership with Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Unified Sports was finally adopted into schools in 2008, and was created to promote equality and inclusion.      ...

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Putting the Pieces Together: Xiomari Garcia-Cruz works on a puzzle during her free time in study hall, December 7, 2022.

National Hobby Month

The Foran Community’s Unique Hobbies
Isabella Lau and Noah Champagne | January 25, 2023

          Whether you have one hobby, multiple hobbies, or no hobbies, it’s the perfect time of year to pick up a new one or jump back into an old one. National Hobby Month is a nationwide holiday celebrated every January. Hobbies are important because not only can they relieve stress and tension,...

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