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King and Queen: LeCuyer-Schoonmaker and Babcock pose in crowns and their fencing uniforms at a tournament. Photo courtesy: Declan LeCuyer-Schoonmaker

Foils and Sabers and Epees, Oh My!

Milford Fencing Club Fosters Community
Olivia Salai and Connor Rizzo | May 28, 2024

As Milford Fencing coach Jay Babcock pulls into the Milford Academy parking lot and begins to unload equipment from his car, the Milford Fencing team, composed of members of all ages, rushes to help. Like a well-oiled machine, each member grabs a piece of equipment and carries it to the gym, working...

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Supporter Wave: Mayor Giannattasio waves and thanks supporters after being sworn in, November 20, 2023.

Behind the Scenes of the Milford Mayor: Tony Giannattasio

Jimmy D'Angelo and Eli Gomes | April 16, 2024

           Milford’s newly elected Mayor Tony Giannattasio is the first Republican elected mayor in twelve years after defeating Democratic candidate Kerri Rowland. He was sworn in on Nov. 20, 2023 as Milford’s twelfth mayor.             Giannattasio has been in public service for...

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Graduation: Junior Riley Young and his siblings at Liam’s graduation, Lila Young (Far Left), Brayden Young (left), Riley Young (Middle), Liam Young (Right), and Jackson Young (Far right), June 13, 2023.

Generational Pride

Riley Young Continues the Family Legacy at Foran
William MacKnight and Nicholas Salvador | April 12, 2024

           Riley Young finds himself in the shoes of his older brothers, carrying the weight from his two accomplished older siblings. As he carries the torch, he is not only embracing the role of a brother, but redefining it and carving his own path.            As R. Young approaches...

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Learning and Creating: Students in Cultural Activists Club created Chinese New Year Lanterns. February 8, 2024.

Club Creation 101: A Guide to Starting a Club

Rumeysa Bayram and Isabella Palisi | April 12, 2024

          Many students entering high school want to be a part of something bigger. Clubs present the opportunity to discover their passions and create lasting memories. With new students arriving at Foran every year, students’ interests are always evolving.            Recently, many...

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Road To Gold: The girl’s lacrosse team warms up ahead of practice. March 27, 2024.

Girls’ Lacrosse Seeks Camaraderie, Championship

Mike Rich, Staff Writer | March 28, 2024

          Athletes gear up to play lacrosse every spring, but often, their work goes unseen. Many athletes train year-round, preparing for their success.           Girls' Head Lacrosse Coach Ashley Springsteen explained the team’s work ethics, detailing their tri-weekly strength training...

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The Sad Truth: Statistics from displaying what different obstacles social media users have encountered.

How-To: Stay Safe on Social Media

Makayla Crespo and Shea Pangu | March 27, 2024

          According to The New York Times Upfront magazine, from the year 2011-2021, the number of teens and young adults with clinical depression has more than doubled, and San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge believes this increase is due to the upsurge in social media usage.   ...

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Dance of Life: Manhattanville dance group performs for an audience (Ariel Phantharangsy pictured 2 from left), 2023

Dancing Into the Future

From High School to College, an Alumni’s Passionate Journey
Madeline Babcock, Junior Layout Editor | March 26, 2024

          Finding one’s passion is a journey that takes many a lifetime to find, but Foran graduate Ariel Phantharangsy found that spark in her freshman year of high school and has been pursuing it ever since.           First learning about the beauty of dance during her middle school...

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Double Threat: Esposito in front of CappuGino´s in between work shifts at Milford Vascular Institute, February 26, 2024.

“There are No Limits to What I can Do”

A Look into the Life of David Esposito
Gianna Weaver and Ellie Pasacreta | March 25, 2024

          For the past decade, the Foran community has known David Esposito as the wrestling coach but in Milford, his impact goes even further.            Even from a young age Esposito knew what he wanted his future to look like.            “I don't know why but I always wanted...

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AI in Education

AI in Education

Transforming Learning Landscapes
Jocelyn Gonzalez and Elizabeth Tran | March 22, 2024

Click the link below to listen to Jocelyn and Elizabeth's podcast about AI in education! AI in Education

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Babysitting Time: Grace, Cappie, and Max making grinch popcorn with their babysitter. December 20, 2023.

Babysitting 101

The Ultimate Guide to Landing Your Perfect Gig
Hayley Pokornowski, Staff Writer | March 21, 2024

          Looking to turn your love for kids into a rewarding gig? Discover the secrets to landing the perfect babysitting job.            Babysitting can take a lot of work to learn about each one of the kids, each kid will have their own personality and things they like and don’t like....

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Welcome!: Outside View of Scratch Baking, February 28, 2024.

Lights. Camera. Downtown!

How-To Guide for Having Fun on Milford’s Green
Madeline Babcock and Alexandra Montero | March 21, 2024

          The streets of Milford’s Green are lined with many stores and restaurants, and as the weather starts to warm up, it will soon be bustling with people. To avoid spending too much time planning your next adventure, here’s a compiled list of suggestions for maximizing your enjoyment. 1....

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Answering the Call: Milford Fire Department Car 4 on Scene of a Person Trapped. September 27, 2020.

Behind The Flames

A Day in the Life of a Milford Firefighter
Noah Champagne and Colin Monahan | March 20, 2024

          In the heart of downtown, a dedicated group of individuals stands ready to face the flames, storms, and crises that threaten the city of Milford. Behind the lights and sirens are the brave men and women of the Milford Fire Department (MFD) who are ready to serve and protect the community...

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