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A New Phase: The new Disney + marvel page banner. Photo Courtesy: Disney +, January 14, 2022.

A Marvelous Year for Entertainment

Sam Cogan, Staff Writer | January 18, 2022

     With box office records, streaming successes, and critics’ approvals, Marvel Studios had an incredible 2021. Using a combination of blockbuster movies and exciting television shows, Marvel bounced back from their lackluster 2020 with a new project almost every month.      Fans had been...

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Menorah and Christmas Tree: Hanukkah and Christmas, two very different holidays, celebrated around the same time by many students and faculty at Foran High School.

Various Holiday Traditions Around Foran High School

Austin Lermayer and Evan Kerzner | December 22, 2021

     The date is December 24, the night before Christmas Day. Christmas lights are glowing bright red and green, Christmas trees are full of lights and various ornaments, and everyone's gathering around a warm and comforting log fire. Although this may seem like a typical holiday night for many people,...

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Red Notice: Red Notice promotional image. Photo Courtesy Netflix, December 21, 2021.

“Red Notice”: The Biggest Netflix Opening Of All Time

Sam Cogan, Staff Writer | December 21, 2021

     Netflix's newest blockbuster original movie “Red Notice” released on November 5 and broke the record for Netflix’s biggest opening weekend of all time. With a star studded cast of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, this movie had a lot of anticipation and excitement,...

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Hiker’s Dream: A map of the trails within Sleeping Giant State Park. Taken August 6, 2021.

The Trails of the Constitution State

A Review of Connecticut Hiking
Ronan Smith, Staff Writer | December 15, 2021

     There are thousands of hiking trails around the United States. From the many unnamed and short trails around the country, to the 3000 mile Continental Divide Trail, they come in all shapes, sizes, and elevations. However, the trails in Connecticut are typically relatively small.      The...

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Marching with Pride: The Foran band marching in a parade showing their lion pride. Photo courtesy: Ms. Jessica Turner December 8, 2021.

Foran Band’s New Performance

Jenna Supple, Staff Writer | December 13, 2021

     During halftime of Foran football games, students, staff, and parents get the chance to see Foran's band perform popular songs. Each year the band has a different choice of music and performance.       There is a lot of work put into the band. The band starts practicing in the summer just...

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Views from the City: The Fallon sisters take pictures while walking through NYC. Photo Courtesy: Izze & Zoe Fallon, December 4, 2021.

Holiday Season in New York City

Chloe Nittoly and Julia DeEll | December 13, 2021

     The streets of New York City are filled with tourists ready to celebrate the holiday season. Thanksgiving has concluded, and the annual black Friday weekend has sprung. Many people from all over the country are planning their visits and are ready to join in on all holiday festivities taking place...

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Locals Taking a Stroll: People walking on the green in downtown Milford.

Walking With the Lights

Local Lamplight Stroll Reaches its 19th Year
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | December 8, 2021

     December is here, and the city of Milford is ready to spread holiday joy. This year marks the 19th Annual Downtown Lamplight Stroll, an event in which citizens gather downtown to celebrate the beauty of the city and its small businesses. This event took place on December third from five p.m....

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Red (Taylor’s Versions): Album cover of Taylor Swift’s rerecording of Red that was released in 2021.

(Taylor’s Version)

Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | December 7, 2021

     Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter who is well-known for her music and her creative song lyrics. In 2012, Taylor Swift released her popular album, Red, which reached millions of listeners over the years. On November 12, 2021, Swift released a 30-song album that included re-recordings...

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Moulin Rouge: Moulin Rouge stage right before a show. Photo Courtesy: Casey Wiederhold, September 24, 2021 .

Broadway Back in Action

Jenna Supple, Staff Writer | December 6, 2021

     At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Broadway was one of the first places to close, and returning to the stage has its own complications.      During quarantine, multiple shows were cancelled and would supposedly not return to Broadway, including Beetlejuice and Mean Girls. However, stage...

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From Our Family to Yours Light Show: More info on this display can be found at https://www.facebook.com/fromourfamilytoyourslightdisplay/ Photo courtesy: Jerry Payne November 10, 2021.

‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas

Celebrating the Holidays with Decor
Kylee Payne, Staff Writer | December 1, 2021

     As Christmas nears, holiday music plays on every radio station, Christmas lists are sent out in the mail, and trees and lights appear in almost every house. The Christmas countdown begins. Every year, Milford shines extra light on the holiday season through its abundance of light displays throughout...

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A Kind Gesture: Getting inspired by others’ kind acts at a Dunkin Donuts drive thru.

Unexpected Friendliness

How a Random Act of Kindness Can Make Somebody's Day
Maria Garbin and Jocelyn Gonzalez | November 24, 2021

     Imagine being at the Dunkin Donuts drive thru after a long day of work and having the car in front of you pay for your order. That is what happened to English teacher Mrs. Lauren O'Keefe. Being it an unexpected gift or help, random acts of kindness always seem to cheer people’s days.  ...

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Yellow-Out Themed Football Game: Student section hyping up the football team. Photo Courtesy: Mane Street Mirror, September 17, 2021.

Lion’s Den Brings the Spirit

Luci Cappello and Lauren Stroffolino | November 20, 2021

     During the 2021 fall season, Foran High School’s student sections for athletics have significantly grown in not only size, but school spirit as well. After almost two years of having no spectators at games due to Covid-19, students were eager to get back into the bleachers to maintain their...

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