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Lists: efficient and organized tool for work. Photo courtesy: Stephanie Galaburri, January 10, 2021.

Relieve Stress and Manage Time

Stephanie Galaburri, Staff Writer | January 22, 2021

     We often hear from others that we need to learn how to manage our time. Especially as students, the pressure to get work done can be overwhelming.       “The same study skills you needed in elementary school are not the same study skills you’re going to need and time management skills...

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Picture of Quartz Point Found In Connecticut. Taken December 7, 2020. Photo Courtesy of Aidan Glass.

Uncas And His Forgotten Legacy

Aidan Glass, Staff Writer | January 2, 2021

     The 17th century was a time of great change in Connecticut with Windsor, the first English settlement in the region, being founded in 1633. This new and alien threat led to conflict rather quickly, with the Pequot Sachem(the equivalent to a prince or king) being killed in a skirmish(a small fight,...

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Cool(coffee)Beans: Coffee makes your day better! Photo courtesy: Olivia Connelly.

Cool Beans: The Take on Caffeine

Olivia Connelly and Carly Zieman | December 21, 2020

     Many people believe that drinking coffee as a teen is bad for one’s health and can stunt a person's growth. But there are surprising benefits from drinking coffee. Coffee can make you feel more awake, and give your more energy.       By drinking coffee, not only does it make students...

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Visual Art: Drawing is an excellent way to relieve stress and be creative. Photo courtesy: Stephanie Galaburri, December 6, 2020.

Improving Health Through Daily Activities

Stephanie Galaburri, Staff Writer | December 18, 2020

     Developing good daily habits is beneficial in all aspects of life. It is important to practice self-renewal for your physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual health.       An easy activity to improve your health is simple exercise. Mayo Clinic mentions some physical benefits include,...

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A Meticulous New Year: Mr. Nobuyuki Sakai poses next to the foods they’ve prepared for their family’s New Year’s holiday dinner celebration in Japan. Photo courtesy: Noriko Sakai, January 1, 2019.

Traditional Holiday Foods From Different Cultures

Ivy Glidden and Julianne Yasona | December 18, 2020

     No matter where in the world, and no matter what the holiday is, food will always have a big part in the celebration. Interestingly, traditional holiday foods vary by culture, even if the holiday itself is the same.      In Japan, the people celebrate the New Year’s holiday differently...

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Two Adopted Dogs: (Front) Chamberlain’s dog rescued from a junkyard in Miami, Florida. Neighborhood dogs playing and enjoying life. Photo Courtesy: Jessica Chamberlain

Pet Adoption, Who Rescues Whom?

The Importance of Rescuing and Saving our Furry Friends
Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | December 18, 2020

     The number of adoptions in animal shelters during the coronavirus have increased according to The Washington Post. As stated by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), about 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted in the United States each year. As the number of...

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Online teaching: Mr. Brian Dooling teaching period 6 freshman world history class this Friday, Dec. 4.

Online Learning

Foran Continues to Tackle Distance Learning
Maria Garbin, Staff Writer | December 8, 2020

     With the ongoing pandemic and the number of Covid-19 cases rising drastically during the last days, it’s easy to see that daily life has changed drastically, especially now with the change from in-person to full-time distance learning, which is drawing mixed opinions and feelings at Foran.  ...

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Happy Holidays: CJ Rumford, pictured center, celebrating last year’s holiday season with his family of 9.

Celebrating the Holidays During the Pandemic

Students share how they will spend the holiday season while also being aware of the Covid-19 guidelines
Katherine Parker and Madison Babcock | December 1, 2020

     During the holidays, students spend most of their time surrounded by the people they love, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many plans and traditions will change this year.      A school break is always a good time for students to spend time with the people they care about, or even...

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Enjoy smoothie bowls and more at CappuGino’s, 20 Commerce Park, Milford. Photo Courtesy: Ava Candido.

How Working a Part-Time Job Affects Students

Ava Candido and Olivia Connelly | November 30, 2020

     Many students have part-time jobs after school or on the weekends. This could greatly impact their grades.        Junior student Katie Ourfailian is an employee at ShopRite.       Ourfailan says, “I used to spend my money a lot on food and clothes and also a lot of stuff I didn't...

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A Time to be Grateful: An inspirational garden stone. Photo courtesy: Steph Galaburri, November 8, 2020.

The Season of Thanksgiving

Gratitude Around School
Stephanie Galaburri, Staff Writer | November 23, 2020

     The holidays are right around the corner and along comes the season of Thanksgiving. Students and staff express all that they’re grateful for this time of the year.      The season of gratitude is upon us and it can be difficult to find things to be thankful for with all the things going...

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Many people improve their mental health by getting out of the house and sitting at the beach. Taken November 16, 2020 by Devyn Weed.

Mental Health Awareness

Why is it so Important?
Devyn Weed, Staff Writer | November 19, 2020

     Spreading awareness about mental health is essential, as it is so prevalent in today's society. With everything going on in people’s lives, it’s important to keep their mental health in mind.      Many people are living with mental health disorders every day. The National Institute...

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Exit 40: Connecticut Turnpike at Old Gate Lane/E Town Road/Woodmont Road, Milford. Photo courtesy of Riann Yasona-Hooghkirk.

Tips for Winter Holidays During a Pandemic

Julianne Yasona and Ivy Glidden | November 18, 2020

     November and December have the busiest holidays of the year. With these events approaching, how can we stay safe from Covid-19 while we travel and enjoy these special occasions with our loved ones?      There are many limitations this year that prevent families from properly celebrating...

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