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Light box used to help cope with SAD.
Photo Courtesy: Mrs. Farrell; November 16, 2020.

How To: Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tatyanna Bun, Staff Writer | November 17, 2020

     As the seasons change  and the weather becomes colder, it is crucial to know about seasonal affective disorder and ways to help cope with it if you are an individual who experiences it.      Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that relates to the seasons changing....

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Chart showing the daily cases in the United States 
Chart provided by The COVID Tracking Project

Coronavirus: Then and Now

Amy Alicki, Staff Writer | November 9, 2020

     On March 7, 2020, the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) broke out in Connecticut and what happened next no one expected. The virus, originating in China,  creates the whole world to shut down. What started out as a problem only overseas, turned epidemic, then turned pandemic. Looking back...

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Freshman Pia Delcegno (on left) and Kelsey Kiely (on right) social distancing and wearing their masks during the first week of school. 
Photo Courtesy: Pia Delcegno

A Fresh(man) Start to New Beginnings

Nicole Jones and Kailey Howell | October 23, 2020

     The beginning of an era, freshman year can be the most daunting one of all; a new school, new people, and this year, a pandemic. This year's freshmen are challenged with different transitions from middle school to high school and the pandemic hasn't made it easier.        Getting into...

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Though the Class of 2020 may look different than all recent years, Milford Public Schools is still finding a way to make graduation work for this year’s high school graduates.

The Fate of Graduation

Class of 2020
Anna Jani, Editor | June 4, 2020

        Today is June 3, 2020, and there is still no final decision announced to all about the condition and type of graduation for Foran’s Class of 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and mandatory social distancing.          In an email titled, “Senior Update,” sent to all seniors at...

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Photo of Cone Zone, an ice cream shop in Milford,Connecticut. Photo courtesy of Shawn Gaul.

Ice Cream Shops in Milford

Shawn Gaul, Staff Writer | May 28, 2020

        With the warmer months coming and quarantine coming to an end, it is almost ice cream season. Milford has many locally owned and run ice cream shops that are great and offer a wide variety of choices. Some popular ice cream shops in Milford are Walnut Beach Creamery, Scoopy Doo’s, The Cone...

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New Exciting Thriller Novel: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Daniel Abate, Staff Writer | May 7, 2020

       Long Way Down is a contemporary fiction novel written by Jason Reynolds. The novel follows the fifteen-year-old character Will as he tells the story of  how his brother Shawn was killed and how that impacted his life. Someone shot Shawn while he was on the way back from the store. Afterward,...

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One of the many protesters at a rally in Austin, Texas claiming people’s rights are being restricted by having to wear a mask. Photo courtesy of Sergio Flores/Getty Images.

What Grinds my Gears?

Ben Grunow, Staff Writer | May 6, 2020

       You know what grinds my gears? People’s inability to social distance and follow the guidelines of this quarantine.         This COVD-19 outbreak has been classified as a pandemic and has infected over 3 million people globally. That being said, the US is one of the countries worst...

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 Senior Bridget Collins after the draw in the Notre Dame vs Foran lacrosse game. 
	Taken on March 30, 2019, by Christopher DeMott.

The 2020 Future of Connecticut Spring Sports

Makenzie Wisniewski | May 1, 2020

Tatyanna Bun Makenzie Wisniewski Seraiah Laporte Staff Writers       Covid-19 has impacted daily routines like high school sports. As of right now Connecticut spring sports have not been canceled but have been postponed until further notice. Many athletes do not know when they’ll be...

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Junior, Todd Harris, enjoying quality time with his family at home, during quarantine last Friday.

Bettering Yourself During Hard Times

How quarantine helps focus on yourself more
Caitlin Ardito and Melina Robotis | May 1, 2020

      Quarantine is a perfect time to start focusing on yourself more and learn new things about yourself as a person. With all the free time we have, there are many opportunities to explore for and about oneself.There are many self-care routines to take upon and discover.        Senior at...

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Productivity in a Time of Uncertainty

Productivity in a Time of Uncertainty

Malcolm Chavez and Abby Woodward | May 1, 2020

Abby Woodward Malcolm Chavez Staff Writers         Keeping productive when it is so easy to slack off and form lazy habits is very important, especially in a time with so many unknowns. During a global pandemic where everyone is required to practice new normals such as social distancing...

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Homepage of the Milford High Schools Vibe Room

Emotional Wellness Options for Students: Distance Learning

Isabel Messore, staff writer | April 30, 2020

Isabel Messore Staff Writer & Editor         During such a calamity, it’s unreasonable to expect all students to have the same reactions. While some may find it relaxing to take some time out of the classroom, others may be under an immense amount of stress involving the present...

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“This is an astrological chart of one person, showing their zodiac signs for all of the relevant planets and positions in the starry skies. The rising sign, often deemed as the most influential sign on a person, is shown here in the Placidus table as “1 ASC.” Photo courtesy of Kelly Kim and Anna Jani. Photo taken October 19, 2019.”

Cuffing From A Distance? Use Astrology!

April 17, 2020

Anna Jani Assistant-Editor-in-Chief       There is no doubt that the current COVID-19 pandemic has had quite an impact on the social lives of people across the globe. Self-quarantine at home for many of us and social distancing has left us at the mercy of our modern technology to stay connected...

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