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A Nike Ajak missile being paraded through downtown Milford . Photo courtesy: https://coldwar-ct.com/ , “Probably early sixties.”

A Different Type of Nike

A Look Back at Milford's Nike Site from the Cold War
Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | March 3, 2022

     Milford was once home to a missile site. Back in 1957, the Milford Nike was put into operation to protect the area from attacks during the Cold War, a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies.       Nike Sites were used to...

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Zuckerman in Action: Zuckerman wraps an athletes ankle before a game.

Hallie’s Healing Hands

Julia Deicicchi and Colleen Ardolino | March 3, 2022

     The whistle blows, the game stops, Hallie immediately runs onto the court to help the injured player. Hallie Zuckerman, the certified athletic trainer at Foran, is found at every single game and practice.       Her job is an important one, and, unfortunately, not all schools have athletic...

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ShopRite: Lisa Pereira working a closing-shift on Valentine’s Day.

Minors versus Adults: The Experience in Part-Time Jobs

Julianne Yasona and Ivy Glidden | March 2, 2022

     A part-time job is a form of employment that strictly offers fewer weekly hours than a full-time job, and it includes people from different age groups and genders. The experiences of teenage part-time workers differ greatly from those of adults who have fewer restrictions in most workplaces.  ...

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Former Softball Athlete: Ms. Abbigail Blanchard during one of her college softball games. Photo courtesy: Shoj (media specialist from UB,  April 2019.

College Commitment as a Student Athlete

Hannah Salsbury and Chloe Nittoly | March 1, 2022

     The process of applying to college is something that several students think about their junior year and into their senior year. Many high school athletes want to continue their education and athletic careers at the next level, bringing forth the process of committing and applying to college for...

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Emerald Dancers: Irish step dance team “Emerald Dancers” from the Mulkerin School of Irish Dance. Photo courtesy: Mulkerin School of Irish Dance.

Stepping into Success

A Look into Irish Step Dance
Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | March 1, 2022

     Connecticut is home to many cultures and customs that embrace diversity of artistic expression. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, Irish culture and its customs, especially in the United States, is more prominent than ever.       The ways in which Irish step dancing continues to diversify...

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Larissa Santos and her future colleagues: Students gathering at Southern New Hampshire University for a college tour. Photo Courtesy: Larissa Santos, February 20th, 2022.

Stepping Into the Future

A Breakdown of University Preparation
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | March 1, 2022

     In their final years of high school, Junior and Senior students are faced with the intimidating task of applying to colleges. Most students have a general idea of what the application process entails, yet so many students struggle with the application and commitment process.       The...

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Dinosaur Fossil Discovery: 110-million-year-old mummified nodosaurus found in Alberta Canada: Photo courtesy: National Geographic, December 2018.

Mummified Dinosaur

A Discovery that Leads to Knowledge
Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | February 28, 2022

     Dinosaurs are awesome; there is no better way to say it. It is amazing to think that creatures such as the T. Rex and Brachiosaurus actually lived on the same planet we live on today. But dinosaurs are not just massive creatures that lived a long time ago. They offer clues and most importantly...

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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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