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Ready to fight: Nick Newell and James Dalby posing for a picture at Fighting Arts Academy CT. Photo Courtesy: Karen Dalby, 2016

Nick Newell’s Rise to Fame

Kaitlyn Dalby and James Dalby | March 8, 2021

     To be an MMA champion is a dream for many. To work all your life to be a champion and to accomplish it is nothing short of amazing. Nick Newell has experienced all of this. What makes him different is he was born with only one arm, but that has never stopped him from accomplishing his goals.  ...

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 Gaming: Playstation 5. Photo courtesy of Jake Israelite, February 16, 2021.

Next Generation Consoles, What You Need to Know

Jake Israelite, Staff Writer | March 4, 2021

     The new Xbox and PlayStation have been very hard to get a hold of. But the wait is worth it.  Incredible graphics, much improved download speeds, and faster loading times are just to name a few improvements.       Freshman Zackary Israelite, an owner of the new PlayStation, the PS5, says...

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Airport During Covid: This shows a vacant airport with little travelers. Photo Courtesy: Layla Carlberg, January 29, 2021

How to Travel in 2021

Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | March 4, 2021

     Traveling in 2021 has changed immensely because of the Corona-virus pandemic. Many new protocols and rules have begun to keep people as safe as possible when traveling. Each state and country has their own rules set in place that travelers have to follow depending on their destination.  ...

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The school one of the interviewers attends too: the front of Fairleigh Dickinson. Photo courtesy of Nia Mayo February 17 2020

How to Prepare Yourself for College

Sanaa Darden, Staff Writer | March 4, 2021

     Going to college is one of the biggest steps in life. This is when you really prepare yourself for the future and become more independent. The process of getting into college is not easy.      You want to start preparing yourself as early as freshman year in high school. You want to get...

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Training a Puppy: Pictured is puppies Luna (front) and Lena (back) practicing their commands. Photo Courtesy: Shannon Flynn, August 15,2020

How To Train a Puppy: The Crucial First Steps

Haley Flynn, Staff Writer | March 4, 2021

     This year, more time than ever is spent at home. With many parents and guardians working remote and some students distance learning, it is an ideal time to get a dog.       A puppy or new dog needs a vast amount of training and attention. It's easier than ever to accommodate this when...

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An organized study space. Photo courtesy: Julia Poffenberger, February 27th, 2021.

How To Be More Organized

Julia Poffenberger, Staff Writer | March 4, 2021

     Being organized can include beneficial results for many people. Too much clutter, events that need to be remembered, and the work piling up often causes unnecessary stress and anxiety.       Organization usually makes life easier. It can help to get work done faster, keep work and different...

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Foran Reads: Jaclyn DeLoma, the new Media Specialist poses in Foran’s library. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Salai, February 16, 2021.)

The Benefits of Reading for Teens

Olivia Salai, Staff Writer | March 4, 2021

     Many students vividly remember their weekly trips down to their school’s media center back in elementary school. They could let their imaginations run free and escape into a make-believe world, or explore a topic of personal interest in the non-fiction section. As students progress into middle...

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Matt and Rudi performing in the semi finals on Listen to Your Heart. Photo courtesy of Matt Ranaudo, May 2020.

Foran Alum Matt Ranaudo featured on the Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart

Samantha Lambert and Kensye Cocchia | March 2, 2021

     Foran alum Matt Ranaudo, class of 2005, is featured on a special musical series, Listen to Your Heart, presented by The Bachelor. The show presented an amazing opportunity which furthered Ranaudo’s musical career beyond the small town of Milford, Connecticut.        Ranaudo participated...

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Ms. Abbigail Blanchard happy to be here at Foran. Photo Courtesy of Abbigail Blanchard.

Welcoming the New “Addition” to the Foran Community: Ms. Abbigail Blanchard

Maddie DeBiase and Lindsey Larese | March 2, 2021

     With the start of the 2021 school year, former math teacher at Foran High School, Mr. Adam Kelly, has decided to pursue a new career as a firefighter. With this change, Ms. Abbigail Blanchard has been welcomed to Foran as the new math teacher.      Blanchard grew up in Stonington, Connecticut,...

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Photo of Downtown Milford Connecticut: Photo courtesy: Lauren Ardolino, February 21, 2021.

Exploring the History of St. Patrick’s Day in Milford;

How the History of St. Patrick's Day Affects the Celebration of Culture in Milford.
Lauren Ardolino, Staff Writer | March 2, 2021

     Irish bread, shamrock cookies, and celebratory parades are all components that fall on the date of March 17. The St. Patrick's Day Parade has been a continuous event that occurs every year, besides the year of 2020 and 2021. This parade celebrates Irish heritage and acknowledges the death of...

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Puppy Love: Brendan Ziegler’s dog, Shea
Photo Courtesy: Brendan Ziegler

Finding a Furever Home: A Look at Animal Rescues

Katharine Harrison, Staff Writer | March 2, 2021

     With a wet little nose and floppy ears, many people know the warm, fuzzy feeling they get when they see a puppy. When people think of domesticated animals, generally their minds go to a dog sitting at their feet, or a cat curled up on a chair; however, not all pets are so lucky.      According...

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Mivette’s daily schedule she plans for herself. Photo Courtesy: Mivette Garcia February 15, 2021

Balancing a Busy Schedule

Tatyanna Bun and Caitlin Ardito | February 26, 2021

     Many students partake in extracurricular activities whether it's a sport, club, part-time job or one of each. It can become stressful juggling school activities and a job, but it can be done.       According to Youth Employment, 50 percent of all youth, ages 16–24, are employed, either...

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