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Putting In the Work. Caitlin Ardito poses at the gym during a weightlifting session. Photo courtesy of Caitlin Ardito, December 3, 2020.

The Healthy Corner

An introduction to fitness and how it can improve your lifestyle
Ethan Edmondson, Editor | December 14, 2020

     Fitness is a very important part of maintaining overall health and wellness, which is especially important in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic. There are a wide range of different things that you can do to improve your mindset, strength, endurance, or confidence, and there are many places where...

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: John Krusinski stands in front of the donations he’s collected for Toys for Tots this holiday. Photo courtesy Krusinski family.

Community Spotlight: Toys for Tots

Milford community donates
Olivia Salai and Cameron Lefebvre | December 9, 2020

     During the holidays, local businesses and houses place oversized red mailboxes outside of their buildings to help Toys for Tots, an organization run by the Marine Corps. Community members donate toys throughout the colder months and are comforted knowing the toys will stay local and help kids...

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Mrs. April Scepanski poses in the auditorium. Photo courtesy: Kat Parker

Teacher Spotlight: April Scepanski

Victoria Koenig and Jenna Supple | November 21, 2020

     Foran Choir is welcoming a new director this year, Mrs. April Scepanski. As she works hard at both Foran and Harborside, she is very excited to see what this year brings from both schools.      Scepanski previously worked at Tyrrell Middle School, West Shore Middle School and Harborside...

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Together in a new home: Julianne and her mother, Ri-anne Yason,in an American airport. Photo courtesy of Julianne Yasona

Student Spotlight: Julianne Yasona

Kathleen Chang and Seraiah LaPorte | November 21, 2020

     While the typical 11-year-old finds themselves occupied with sports or hanging out with friends, Julianne Yasona’s concern at this age proved to be much different. Now a high school junior, Julianne’s move to the United States in 2014 had her face hardships that other middle schoolers would...

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Black Lives Matter protest in New Haven Ct . on June 5th 2020. Photo courtesy: Liz Dong.

A Look into the Foran Racism Equity and Social Justice Committee

Salene Herrera and Melina Robotis | November 20, 2020

     In modern society, inequality and injustice are very real and prevalent issues. To spread awareness and elicit change, students and administrators created the Foran Racism, Inequity, and Social Justice Committee to fight inequality within the school.       Senior Liz Dong, member of the...

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Enjoying the Outdoors: Mr. Phelan poses in front of the mountains at Yosemite Park after a successful hike participating in another one of his many hobbies. Photo Courtesy: Zachary Phelan.

Teacher Spotlight: Former Alumni Mr. Zach Phelan

Continues to Impact Students Through Teaching and Coaching
Haley Flynn and Eliot Poffenberger | November 16, 2020

     Mr. Zachary Phelan is one of Foran’s new teachers this year but is definitely not new to the community or Milford. Phelan is an alumni of the class of 2010 and grew up right down the road. He teaches three courses in the history department; including Model UN, World History, and U.S History....

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Giving Back at a Young Age: A young volunteer helps fill food bags. 
Photo courtesy of: Food 2 Kids Website

Community Spotlight: Food 2 Kids

Olivia Salai, Staff Writer | November 13, 2020

     Food insecurity is a worldwide problem, and Milford isn’t exempt from this issue. Organizations like Food 2 Kids recruit volunteers from within the community to battle this widespread concern.       Volunteers at Food 2 Kids pack bags to send home with students who are dependent on school...

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Mrs. Bethany Gilman: Posed outside the Student Life office, where she now spends most of her time. Photo courtesy: Sean Ayoub. November 5, 2020.

Faculty Spotlight: Mrs. Gilman

Bella Mema and Sean Ayoub | November 12, 2020

     Mrs. Bethany Gilman, who has 18 years of experience in education, has recently taken on a new role within the Foran community as assistant principal. Students will no longer find her teaching social studies, but rather making strides as the newest administrator.       Teaching is a major...

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Come Stop By: Pictured is the outside of the Good Morning Cupcake bakery at their Milford location. Photo courtesy: Morgan Viesselman, October 29, 2020.

A Sweet Introduction: A New Bakery in Milford, Good Morning Cupcake

Morgan Viesselman, Staff Writer | November 12, 2020

     Milford, Connecticut is home to many small bakeries and treat shops. A new member has been added to this family this year on May 30. Good Morning Cupcake is a small bakery located on 252 Melba Street owned by Adrianna Robles.      After earning her bachelor's degree in Baking and Pastry...

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 Map of the number of electoral votes in each state across the country. Photo courtesy of

Common Misconceptions: The Electoral College Race too Close to Call

Amy Alicki, Staff Writer | November 4, 2020

     With yesterday’s presidential election coming to an end, it is important to understand the process behind today’s tight race. The electoral college is a very difficult concept when it comes to the election and how your votes are used in electing the President of the United States (POTUS).   ...

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Pictures of the eight new teachers at Foran this year. 
Photo courtesy: Sarah Casey

Seeing New Faces In the Halls of Foran

Sarah Moustafa and Sarah Casey | October 15, 2020

     The current pandemic has caused many changes for the 2020-2021 school year. Along with these changes have come new beginnings, some of which include new teachers at Foran.      Starting a teaching career in the midst of a pandemic is not an ideal situation. However, despite the changes...

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Photo Courtesy of Lindsey Larese, taken October 8th right outside the restaurant, advertising the address and burgers/ drinks.

Highlighting the Newest Addition to Downtown Milford: Flipside Burgers & Bar

Maddie DeBiase and Lindsey Larese | October 13, 2020

      A new restaurant in downtown Milford has already gained attention and become known for its menu selection and service. Flipside Burgers & Bar, located on your local Milford Green, at 1 Schooner Lane, is a place to go if you’re looking for a bite to eat.       Customers have been...

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