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Hard at Work: Gunnar Pikul studying to prepare for his upcoming exams, May 8, 2022.

The Keys to Studying

Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | May 23, 2022

          Studying is commonly overlooked due to students’ lack of awareness of effective study habits.  However, when students find study strategies that work best for them, they’re likely to be much more successful academically.           According to an article from Stanford University,...

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Foran’s Faculty: Aubry Dove, school counselor, May 13, 2022.

The Class of 2022: Future Careers and Majors

Thomas Gauthier, Staff Writer | May 20, 2022

            Every year, Foran High School bids farewell to its senior class as these young adults begin their journey beyond their high school career. Each student has different plans, some with intricate, and well thought-out ideas for their future, and others who have yet to explore their aspirations.  ...

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Unified Sports and Special Olympics Teams on their Trip to Dave and Busters, May 4, 2022.

A Month in Pictures: May 2022

Annabel Wardman, Staff Writer | May 19, 2022

The month of May is a time of great change; in schools, it cues the excitement that accompanies the end of the year. At this point in time, AP exams have arrived and passed, sport seasons are approaching an end, and several seniors are on an array of internships. Less than 21 days of school remain: here...

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Working Together: Students Help Work Out Geometry Problems in Study Hall, May 1, 2022.

School Resources to Utilize for Final Exams

Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | May 13, 2022

          With summer break approaching, students await the sand, sun, and surf. However, this anticipation comes with a catch, final exams. The school year concludes with the summary tests for each subject. Students may jump through hoops to gather all of the materials they can to be fully prepared...

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Commemorating the Holiday: Cinco de Mayo celebratory party with beverages, food, and music located in Ansonia, Connecticut, May 4, 2022.

The History and Celebration of Cinco de Mayo

Fiona Ciambriello, Staff Writer | May 11, 2022

                  Cinco de Mayo has a deeper meaning than what meets the eye. The Mexican army and government gained victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war on May 5, 1892.  This holiday is not a celebration but a remembrance commemorating their victory over...

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The mouth of the harbor lays empty in the winter.

Milford Harbor’s Long Winters

Anthony Giordano, Business Manager and Editor | April 11, 2022

     Milford Harbor has been an important part of boating for hundreds of years. In the summer, boaters park their boats in the marina and enjoy the downtown area, although in the past the harbor was used for fewer pleasure purposes and more trade purposes.       The city of Milford website...

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Train Track Bridge: Train traveling out of Milfords station.

Bridges of Milford

Colleen Ardolino, Staff Writer | April 8, 2022

     Bridges are seen all over Milford, Connecticut. Without them transportation would be extremely difficult. There is also a great deal of history behind them.      The Jefferson Bridge, found on Over Mill (Wepawaug) River, was built in 1934. This bridge was built during Thomas Jefferson's...

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A closer look: This sunset was captured on a winter evening in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Sunsets Around Connecticut

Taking a Deep Look
Fiona Ciambriello, Staff Writer | April 8, 2022

     Sunrises and sunsets are something people tend to see daily. However, it is possible that they tend to overlook them, instead of taking in their deeper meaning. Sunsets can represent various emotions, all depending on a person's outlook on life.      The warm colors within a sunset have...

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Entrance: Westshore Recreation Center entrance on 14, Benham Ave, Milford, CT.

Rec Basketball in Milford

James D'Angelo, Staff Writer | April 6, 2022

     Rec basketball is a great way for the Milford residents to continue to play a sport they love. Rec Basketball can be played at the West Shore Recreation center on, 14 Benham Ave, Milford CT.      The West Shore Recreation center provides a fun and safe environment for the community to enjoy...

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Fun Awaits:  The Dave and Buster’s logo is well known and is displayed in the middle of the arcade for all to see.

A Dive into Dave and Buster’s

Cal Wrigley, Staff Writer | April 4, 2022

     With the summer quickly approaching, a great way to get out of the house is to head to Dave and Buster’s, the largest and only arcade spot in Milford. With its location being in the Milford Mall, it is easily accessible and attracts many people who go to the mall. Dave and Buster’s offer...

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Duck, Duck, Goose: Three ducks chasing each other in their home behind City Hall.

“Keeping Milford Clean”

Bella Mema and Sean Ayoub | April 4, 2022

     Milford, Connecticut, is known as “A Small City with a Big Heart.” However, residents and visitors alike may also recognize it for its wildlife, particularly in the center of town. With two duck ponds, a small waterfall, and a harbor, downtown Milford has been the home of these animals for...

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A Healing House: The Elles Stow House housed over 200 prisoners of war suffering from smallpox, who owner, Stephen Stow was working to save in 1777.

Long-Lasting Landmarks of Milford

Historic Buildings of a Historic City
Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | March 31, 2022

     Milford is riddled with history, with numerous historic landmarks throughout the city that provide residents and visitors with a snapshot of the past. Milford’s history dates back to its founding in 1639, making it the sixth oldest town in Connecticut.       The buildings and architecture...

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