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 A frozen desk, ice, and tire. Photo courtesy of Shawn Gaul.

Winter is Here and it’s Terrible

Shawn Gaul, Staff Writer | January 21, 2020

       Winter is the worst season of the year and I hate it. From freezing cold weather to the sun setting at four in the afternoon, winter is here and it's terrible. The pure cold prevents those from doing the things they may wish to do such as, simple walks on the boardwalk, roller coaster rides,...

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A painting Tatyanna created when she was stressed one day.

Dealing With Stress

January 10, 2020

Tatyanna Bun Staff writer         As midterms are approaching and the start of a new semester, students are starting to become more stressed out about grades. There are many different approaches students like to take when dealing with stress.         Most students at Foran tend to like...

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An infographic about the statistics and symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Analyzing Seasonal Depression

January 8, 2020

Jasmine Gaston Staff Writer         Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs only at a specific time in a year. In most cases, the early fall to the end of the winter is where the majority of people with SAD struggle the most. There are a few ways to treat seasonal...

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Students can have piles of homework over break, most of which gets done on the last day of break.
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Should Teachers Assign Homework Over Winter Break?

December 20, 2019

Nathan Wolfe Staff Writer         Some teachers give winter break work, which can pile up for students. This should be a time to celebrate the holidays, spend time with family, and go on vacation. Both teachers and students have different viewpoints regarding the validity of homework over break.   ...

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Sophomore Victoria Koenig themed her Spanish class extra credit piñata after winter movie ‘Frozen’. Photo courtesy of Nicole Jones.

Celebrating Holidays in School Can Be a Cultural Lesson

December 19, 2019

Annabelle Farrell Nicole Jones Staff Writers         During the month of December, many people enjoy getting into the holiday spirit — yet sometimes, a school can interrupt the excitement due to different religious and cultural beliefs. Public schools used to be able to celebrate the winter...

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The Sagittarius symbol is shown and when their season occurs. Each zodiac has their own individual season and symbol. Photo courtesy of Free Commons.

All About Sagittarius’s

Sun Sign; Character Traits
December 19, 2019

Kensye Cocchia Staff Writers         Sagittarius season begins on November 22 and ends on December 21. According to the book, Star Power, by Vanessa Montgomery, it is only a short period of time out of the year, yet that does not stop these fire signs from embracing their outer emotions and...

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The Glam Shop Club Makes Their Debut

December 9, 2019

Jared O’Sullivan Staff Writer         The Glam Shop Club is a new club at Foran High School designed and created to teach proper makeup techniques as well as learning about hair and nails. The Glam Shop Club, which started this year, captured the attention of many students, gaining over 40...

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Sean Park listening to music while doing work for AP Physics 1. Photo taken by Malcolm Chavez on October 18, 2019.

Music Influence: How Music Can Change a Person’s Mind

December 2, 2019

Malcolm Chavez Staff Writer          Music has a place for everybody. For a lot of different people, it can be a job, an escape, a way to express themselves, or a lifestyle.          NorthShore, an academic health system affiliated with the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School...

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Kanye West leads one of his Sunday Service performances before the release of his album “JESUS IS KING”. Photo courtesy of Getty Images for ABA. Creator: Kevin Winter.

JESUS IS KING Album Review

November 22, 2019

Austin Vance Staff Writer         After months of waiting, Kanye West has finally dropped his highly anticipated, ninth studio album JESUS IS KING. After countless delays, it seemed as though fans may never be able to hear the record, but it has finally come. JESUS IS KING is unlike any of...

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CNA students Abby Licata, Emma Cote, and Sophie Lucas having fun in the car on the way to clinical, where they learn about nursing.

What Seniors Plan to Study- Programs and Majors

May 21, 2019

Samantha Inthapanhya Staff Writer Nursing, accounting, theology, and criminology are just four of the many programs, majors, and minors that Forans' 2019 soon-to-be graduates plan to focus on for the next four years of their lives, at their future colleges and universities. Now that National...

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Makenna and her parents are very excited to be a part of a Fairfield University family. Photos courtesy of Makenna Prete.

Senior Spotlight: Makenna Prete

May 15, 2019

Volleyball and Softball Captain Graduates High School Deanna Dempsey Staff Writer Makenna Prete is coming close to the end of the school year and she is preparing to go off to college in the fall of 2019. The transition from high school to college is a huge change for senior, Makenna...

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Abby Licata and Janella Briones spend time together during the summer before their senior year begins.

The Start for New Beginnings

May 13, 2019

Abbie Mitchell Staff Writer As the school year comes to an end, seniors will embark on a brand new series of their life. Throughout their four years here at Joseph A. Foran high school, many friends, experiences, and lessons were endured. The graduating class of 2019 will soon leave and start...

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