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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 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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Cozy Fireplace: Christmas decorations on the fireplace and tree help spread the holiday spirit.

Home for the Holidays

Travel Plans this Holiday Season
Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | November 19, 2021

     As Halloween comes to an end, the Christmas and Thanksgiving frenzy begins. Stores begin stocking up on wrapping paper and frozen turkeys as customers race through the doors. All of this commotion brings up questions about travel plans this holiday season.      Many individuals are contemplating...

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Retro Bowl Redzone: End game in the red zone of Retro Bowl in the late fourth quarter.

Retro Bowl: Kicking Off Mobile Madness at Foran High

Tyler Vinhais and Chris Adkins | November 17, 2021

     Recently, the mobile game Retro Bowl has exploded in popularity at Foran High School. Students of all grades are playing the mobile game everywhere.      Junior Joe Gaetano states, “I started playing Retro Bowl a couple weeks ago because my friends were playing it. Majority of my friends...

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Classy Formal Fit: Self-taken picture by Matt Brown in a tuxedo.

A Look Into New CT Tiktoker “Uhmatty” On the Rise

Elizabeth Tran, Staff Writer | November 3, 2021

     Matt Brown, a Connecticut Tik Toker, became popular on the app during the summer of 2021 after his first video went viral. Many of his videos have gotten over 10,000 views, and two of his videos have over a million views. Brown makes transition edits on his account, but his niche is finding twists...

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The Players and the Red Suit Guard: A digital fanart of Squid Game showcasing the major characters of the show. Photo Courtesy: Pyrofennec, October 5, 2021.

Squid Game

A Child's Play for $38 Million
Julianne Yasona and Ivy Glidden | November 1, 2021

     A single father with a gambling habit drives himself to go deep into debt to serious people who run shady businesses. Now, he's playing Red Light, Green Light for a chance to pay off everything he owes.       On September 17, 2021, Netflix released an original Korean series called “Squid...

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iPhone: New Focus feature displayed on IOS 15.

Apple’s New Rollout: IOS 15 and iPhone 13

Yusuf Abdelsalam, Staff Writer | October 26, 2021

     Fall is here, so be on the lookout for the usual range of new devices and updates. IOS 15 was released on September 20 and the iPhone 13 was released on September 24.       IOS 15’s new features include an updated FaceTime more similar to Zoom or Google Meet with a grid view for multi-person...

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Halloween Masks, Milford Location: Masks to complete any Halloween costume.

BOO: Spirit Halloween Stores are in Season

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | October 25, 2021

      It’s the month of October, which can only mean one thing: Halloween. It's time to get Halloween costumes ready and add a touch of spookiness to your decorating. Get ready and visit one of the most popular Halloween stores around every corner: Spirit Halloween.       Spirit Halloween...

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