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Bunnell High Schools , Jimmy Galpin wrestling and pinning a Stratford wrestler : Photo courtesy of Kristi Backik. February 8, 2022.

“My disability doesn’t define me, I define me”

Makenzie Wisniewski and Jason Cruz | February 28, 2022

     It's not every day, someone can imagine living life not being able to see surroundings. While some people can't imagine what it would be like to see. A 17-year-old senior Jimmy Galpin, a varsity wrestler at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut doesn't let this stop him. What makes Jimmy...

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Keeping a Healthy Heart: Track and Field members Basit Iddris, Nate Huebner, and Joseph DeFreitas exercise a healthy heart on a snowy afternoon.

Heart Scan Revolution: Cardiac Imaging Takes a Leap

Luke Thomas and Joseph DeFreitas | February 24, 2022

     Within the United States, more than five million citizens live with congestive heart failure and an additional 550,000 thousand are diagnosed every year, as reported by Emory Health Care. The condition contributes to 287,000 deaths a year, with more than 50% dying within five years due to complications.   ...

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Another Takedown: Edmondson shoots his famous double leg. Photo courtesy: Kim Cook, January 10, 2022.

Ethan Edmondson on Wrestling in College

Anthony Giordano and Luca Ubaldi | February 24, 2022

     College wrestlers compete across the country with NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships, D2 Wrestling Championships, and D3 Wrestling Championships taking place every March. Foran alumni Ethan Edmondson is a freshman on the wrestling team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA, where...

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Aftermath of an ACL Surgery: Rylie Bryant post surgery for her ACL injury. Photo Courtesy: Yolanda Bryant, May 8, 2019.

Sports Injuries Impacting the Future

Luci Cappello and Lauren Stroffolino | February 23, 2022

     According to the website, At Your Own Risk, there was a study done on student athletes and the number of injuries that occur to them nowadays. 90% of student athletes report some form of sports-related injury. Injuries have a huge impact on athletes' futures and careers.      Anna Byers,...

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Dr. Castillo in Columbia with a patient : Photo courtesy: Dr. Castillo, 2018

Connecticut Non-Proft Healing the Children

Azam Hostetler, Staff Writer | February 22, 2022

     Based in Connecticut, Healing the Northeast is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to providing donated medical care to children in need around the world. Established in 1985 and currently comprising approximately 2,000 members and 14 chapters, Healing the Children assembles volunteer...

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Flying High: Flyers Anna Paul and Luci Cappello perform at the Foran vs Brookfield football game. Photo Courtesy: Meghan Oliver, September 24, 2021.

The Brains Behind the Brawn

How the Mentality of Athletes Affect their Performance
Ginger Schmidt and Julia DeEll | February 21, 2022

     Athletes work tirelessly to become the best they can, training both their muscles and their minds. While the physical strength and endurance of athletes are easily seen by spectators, the mental aspect of sports often goes unnoticed.       The psychological side of sports includes pregame...

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Pirate Paradise: Charles Island in the afternoon.

The Pirates of Charles Island

Tales of Old and Gold
Ronan Smith, Staff Writer | February 16, 2022

     The sea and ocean trade has long been at the forefront of human history, and it is said that whenever a shark swims, there will always be a leech on its belly. In the case of oceangoing trade, that leech was, and in parts of the world still is, piracy.       Piracy and its actors, pirates,...

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A positive role model:  Owen cheers on his teammates while recovering from a knee injury. Photo Courtesy: Maria Crocco, October 1, 2021.

Climbing the Ladder

High School Senior Shares Career Aspirations
Katharine Harrison, Overall Manager | February 16, 2022

     A strong athlete and a positive person, Owen McCabe has certainly made his mark at Foran. With the end of his senior year on the horizon, he’s started to make decisions about his future. His future, however, looks a little different from that of the average student.      When thinking...

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Competition Day: The USA Wushu Team trains before competing internationally in Emeishan, China.

Kickin’ It Behind the Scenes: Kung Fu

Tori Matula, Content Editor | February 15, 2022

     Kung fu is a type of martial arts that dates back to the fifth century B.C. It is a combination of “soft” and “hard” fighting techniques. The Shaolin Dynasty influenced the history of kung fu by including fighting styles and elements of Buddhism, which eventually developed into a sport.   ...

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Shazier Flashback: Ryan Shazier making an interception in front of his memorable events.

Ryan Shazier: Battling the Obstacles of Life

Tyler Vinhais and Luke Cruz | February 15, 2022

     Ryan Shazier has suffered many obstacles in his life, including partial paralysis at age 28. As a child, he was diagnosed with Alopecia, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss. Despite this, Shazier made it his dream to compete in the NFL since age five, competing in pee-wee leagues. Instead...

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Voting Today: Milford’s ballot drop-off box is located in front of City Hall.

Equity, Elections, and The Evolution of Voting Rights in America

Bella Mema and Sean Ayoub | February 14, 2022

     February 15 marks the birthday of Susan B. Anthony. Born in 1820, she lived in a time when only white men could vote. Anthony, along with fellow activists, made it her mission to secure this right.      Nearly 100 years later, after her death, Congress passed the 19th Amendment officially...

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The Rams preview their stadium to the public as they get ready to host the Super Bowl. Photo Courtesy: Los Angeles Rams February 9, 2022.

Super Bowl LVI

The Tradition Continues
Kyle Zarnoch, Sports Editor | February 11, 2022

     For 55 years, families, friends and people of all relations have met and gathered to watch the Super Bowl. This year's matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams is on February 13 at SoFi Stadium. Fans can find the game being televised on NBC at 6:30 PM E.S.T.     ...

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