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Helping Out: Mayor Ben Blake lending a helping hand to the community after a storm passed through the city, August 4, 2020.

“I get to see all of those compilations of the great things that happen in the city”

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Job of Mayor Ben Blake
Rumeysa Bayram and Jocelyn Gonzalez | March 10, 2023

          Within the small town of Milford is a mayor with a big heart and love for the city. This is           Benjamin (Ben) G. Blake, who has served as mayor of Milford for the past 12 years.            Mayor Ben Blake grew up in Milford with his parents and grandparents. He...

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Stamidis Family: Family photo of Patricia, Dean, and Lisa, August, 27, 2019.

The Passion Behind Piera’s Pilgrimage

Stamidis Journey Through Self Publishing a Book
Ellie Pasaceta and Gianna Weaver | March 10, 2023

          This year Foran welcomed Ms. Lisa Stamidis as a new English teacher. While everyone may pass by her room, not many know she has self-published her very own book.            Growing up, Stamidis was raised by a single mother without a lot of money. When Stamidis was five, her mother...

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Taking to the Streets: Protestors peacefully gather around the center of an American city, holding signs showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Date unknown from Pexels.

The Death of Tyre Nichols

A Story of the Impact Tragedy Can Have on a Community
Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | March 8, 2023

          On January 7, 2023, five police officers of the Memphis Police Department pulled over a 29-year-old black man named Tyre Nichols for reckless driving. However, when the police restrained him, they took turns punching and kicking him, beating him severely.             Twenty-five...

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Ms. Ceilne Sandor: Ms. Sandor’s staff photo. June 2021-2022.

Remembering Ms. Sandor

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | March 7, 2023

          Elementary teacher Ms. Celine Sandor was one of a kind. Ms. Sandor was a teacher in the Milford Public School system who passed away on January 23, 2023. She was originally from Greenwich, CT but called Milford her home.            Ms. Sandor made her mark as she educated young...

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Manager Marchesseault on senior night: Gavin Marchesseault taking a picture with Coach Drew on football senior night, November 10, 2022.

Manager Marchesseault: The Face Behind Foran Athletics

Cian Carroll and James D'Angelo | March 6, 2023

          Gavin Marchesseault is an integral part of the Foran community. For the past few years, he has worked as a team manager for a variety of teams such as baseball, basketball, and football. As a high school team manager, he is responsible for giving support to the players, hyping them up,...

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CT Lifting’s Wrestling Experience: Craig Mager tries to get his opponent in a pin during a match against Berlin, December 22, 2022.

Behind The Scenes of CT Lifting

Luke Cruz and Luke Thomas | March 3, 2023

          A controversial topic among people is whether or not lifting can be safe and healthy for young people. Advocates for the argument that lifting is healthy are Craig Mager and Antonio Madero. Mager and Madero are the creators of a social media page known as CT Lifting. They emphasize the...

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In Memory: Foran students make stars to remember the veterans they know who fought for them, November 10, 2022. Photo Courtesy: Melissa Santos.

Veterans Day

Celebrating, Honoring, and Listening
Melissa Santos and Hannah Salsbury | November 11, 2022

   With Veterans Day being celebrated on Friday, November 11, Foran High School held an assembly on the Thursday before to honor the veterans of the greater Foran community. Along with the celebration there were guest speakers who came to different classrooms throughout the day to share their experience...

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Guitar on the beach:: Leighton Whaley playing guitar on his porch in Milford, CT. early in the morning, May 8, 2022.

Student Spotlight: Leighton Whaley

Creating Music Amongst the Youth
Eliot Poffenberger and Oliver Ardrey | June 1, 2022

          Student Leighton Whaley is a senior at Foran during the day, and a guitar player and songwriter at night. Whaley occupies his time with an array of activities from going to the gym to creating music.           Whaley began playing guitar in 2016 when he first started playing the...

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Meeting his idol: Photo of Joey Honcz and Ryan Mcdonough from the New York Rangers, December 2, 2015.

Joey Honcz: Student Spotlight

Beating the Odds
Ryan French and Aidan Davis | May 19, 2022

          Joey Honcz is a senior at Joseph A. Foran High School who has gone through much adversity throughout his life. But despite his childhood being interrupted by Leukemia in grade five to returning to sports after missing so much time, he has found much success in his academics and athletics.  ...

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A Look Inside Micalizzis: Micalizzis vibrant interior, May 1, 2022.

Micalizzi’s Makeover

Sweet Treats in Milford’s Streets
Julia DeEll and Kylee Payne | May 13, 2022

         Micalizzi’s Italian Ice opened during the summer of 2021 in downtown Milford and is currently up and running for the season. As of last year, Micalizzi's offered only ice cream, Italian ice, and cookie ice cream sandwiches called Peace Cookies. This year, the new menu is offering an abundance...

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Old News: Past editions of the Mane Street Mirror line the walls of room 255.

Behind the Headlines

The Making of the Mane Street Mirror
Sean Ayoub and Bella Mema | March 11, 2022

     It’s the beginning of March. The Mane Street Mirror welcomes students as they make their way into school. By second period, copies are seen throughout yellow hall, in the hands of every student, and being worn as hats.      “Paper Day,” as it’s known, has been a Foran tradition...

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Miss Emerald Isle Emily Mager: Miss Emerald Isle  in the St. Patricks Day Parade: Photo courtesy: Diana Mager, March 17, 2018.

Miss Emerald Isle

How the Irish Heritage Society Benefits Milford
Kylee Payne and Fiona Ciambriello | March 11, 2022

     The Irish Heritage Society of Milford (IHSM) has been honoring Irish heritage for 16 years and has kept the culture alive throughout the town. Annually, the society honors a young woman of Irish heritage who has displayed honorable and selfless acts throughout the community, giving her the title...

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