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Ski Trip: Junior Aiden Stay poses for a picture at Burke Mountain in Vermont during a ski club trip, February 10, 2024.

Balancing Passions: A Profile of Aiden Stay

Katie Vitaletti and Ella Nassef | March 5, 2024

          Junior Aiden Stay is a dedicated individual with a passion for science and a heart for volunteering. When he’s not studying and helping others in need he’s spending time with friends and family and participating in his favorite hobbies.            His hobbies include skiing,...

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Athlete of the Week: Information board outside of Vitelli’s office, February 9, 2024.

Behind the Scenes: Athlete of the Week

Lila Rothbard and Rosina Smith | March 4, 2024

          For the past 10 years at Foran, Athlete of the Week has been a weekly practice for giving recognition to athletes who have lived up to their best potential.            Mr. Anthony Vitelli has worked as Foran’s Athletic Director for 18 years and has continued to play a major...

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Group Photo: Bradford stands with the students she taught during her time in Japan, 2014.

Bridging Cultures

How Mrs. Bradford’s Travels Impact Her Teaching
Jasmine Phung and Maggie Bredbeck | March 4, 2024

          Living in another country is a rare and unique experience for anyone. Mrs. Cynthia Bradford’s love for traveling has impacted many students with her knowledge of Japanese culture, and as a supervisor for both Japan Club and Model United Nations (Model UN), she is constantly distributing...

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Dedication: Members of the Drama Club practice their lines during rehearsal for the upcoming musical.

A True Team Effort

Behind the Scenes of “Once Upon a Mattress”
Gavin Conte, Staff Writer | March 1, 2024

          As many know, the Foran High School Drama Club hosts a yearly musical. Hundreds of students, family members, and teachers buy tickets, however, many attendees are unaware of all of the hard work and dedication that happens behind the scenes to contribute to their success.        ...

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Sunny Day: Eva and her mother enjoying a day in the pool. March 13, 2023.

A Mother’s Miracle

Local Mom Starts Fundraiser in Support of Daughter
Hayley Pokornowski and Samantha Rodriguez | April 20, 2023

          Ms. Melissa Kelly is a mother of a 12-year-old child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in West Haven. Kelly was told her daughter, Eva, wouldn’t live past her first birthday when she was initially diagnosed at three months old.            SMA is a hereditary disease affecting...

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Heads up: Hackett (No. 7) and an opponent go for a ball in a Foran versus Law soccer game, November 13, 2022.

Living Like Luke

Ollie Sawitsky, Staff Writer | April 6, 2023

          Luke Hackett. Irishman, soccer player, Gaelic footballer. Hackett, 15, is well known around the school. Growing up in an Irish household gave Hackett a lot of important skills, one of them being his well developed sense of humor.            “Luke always was a funny kid growing...

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Plude’s Room:  A picture of Ms. Emily Plude’s room displaying various art pieces, March 21, 2023.

A Guide To Foran’s Art Department

James Allen and Azam Hostetler | April 6, 2023

          The Foran Art Department has a lot to offer in its variety of course selections that provide students with an artistic outlet to express themselves. The department is made up of two halves, visual and performing arts.           Foran’s Visual Arts Department is taught by Ms....

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“Nothing But Static”: Merchandise lines the walls in Static Era Records, February 11, 2023.

“Like a Record, Baby”

An In-Depth Look into Static Era Records
Maddie Babcock and Alexandra Montero | April 6, 2023

          Lining the bustling streets of downtown Milford are cafés, boutiques and salons. Located in the middle of it all, is Static Era Records, an independent record store.            Static Era first opened its doors on October 16, 2020, at the height of the pandemic.       ...

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Snack Stash: Ms. Kaminski, left, and Ms. Bourque show off the cabinet filled with snacks ready to fill orders for the Roarin’ Foran Snack Shack, March 13, 2023.

High School Course Perfects Practical Skills

Foran’s Roarin’ Snack Shack is one way to teach everyday lessons
Jill Allen and Colin Monahan | April 4, 2023

          It’s a Tuesday and a group of students are pushing a cart down the hallway at Foran High School delivering snacks that have been ordered through the special education department’s life skills program. The Roarin' Foran Snack Shack is a part of the life skills program. The students...

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Under the Spotlight: Fiorillo rehearsing for Foran’s production of Legally Blonde, March 1, 2023.

Building Resilience Through the Arts

Jack Fiorillo’s Journey with HLHS
Olivia Salai and Connor Rizzo | April 4, 2023

          Most people focus on cardiovascular health during American Heart Month in February through fundraisers, awareness initiatives such as Hoops for Heart, or other heart-themed events. However, for junior Jack Fiorillo, this concern spans much longer than a single month of the year.  ...

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Preparing to Win: Cameron Luth begins his serving technique to put the ball into play. September 24, 2022.

The Rise of Pickleball

Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | April 4, 2023

          Pickleball is a very unique sport that is just appearing on the mainstream of pop culture. Many people know the sport but don't know where it came from.            Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island where Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum played...

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A sign is displayed outside of a classroom during an AP exam.

Earning College Credit in High School

Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Placement Classes
Mackenzie Posey and Gavin Conte | March 29, 2023

          The College Board company created over 30 different courses that allow students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Foran fortunately offers an abundance of these courses to allow students in the Foran school community this opportunity.           ...

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