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Family Selfie: Mrs. Wunder and her family pose for a picture.

“For me, the job started and ended with the kids.”

Mrs. Wunder’s Retirement
Cynthia Pan and Fiani Lin | February 6, 2023

           For seven years, Mrs. Melissa Wunder has worked and significantly impacted the Foran community as the College and Career Advisor. On December 16, 2022, Wunder announced her retirement.            After raising her family for about 20 years, Wunder took action to pursue her dream...

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A Sustaining Snack: Sophomore students talk and enjoy their school-bought lunches. January 25, 2023.

Cafeteria Commotion

Milford Schools Return to ‘Meals for Purchase’
Olivia Salai and Connor Rizzo | February 6, 2023

          The opportunity for free breakfasts and lunches in the Milford Public Schools district expired on January 9, 2023, when students and staff were “expected to [begin to] pay for those meals,” according to the MPS Upcoming News & Events for January 6, 2023 and Beyond.       ...

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American Red Cross: Milford’s American Red Cross office located at 1 Plymouth Pl, Milford, CT, January 21, 2023.

National Blood Donor Month

The Importance of Donating Blood
Rumeysa Bayram, Staff Writer | February 3, 2023

          The most essential part of survival is blood; without it no organ would be able to receive the oxygen or the nutrients needed to survive. Blood helps keep people warm and cool,fight off infections, and get rid of waste produced in the body.           Hundreds of patients around...

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Looking to Score: Jimmy D’Angelo advances the ball down the court. January 21, 2022.

Milford Recreation Basketball

An Inside Look at the 2023 Recreational Basketball Season
Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | February 3, 2023

          Every year, the Milford Recreation Department hosts a winter basketball league.This is where people of all ages can participate, there is even a high school league. Recreational basketball proves to be a great way to stay in shape for upcoming sports and have fun with friends.   ...

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St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital: This is what St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital looks like as it is located in Memphis, Tennessee and doctors are continuing to do incredible work to help fight and find a cure for childhood cancer. October 10, 2012.

World Cancer Day: How the Disease Affects Patients and Those Involved

Evan Kerzner and Austin Lermayer | February 3, 2023

          World Cancer Day is an international day that is recognized on February 4 to raise awareness for cancer. This day also encourages the detection, prevention, and treatment of all types of cancer. Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world, and many phenomenal doctors and scientists...

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Healthy Heart: Model of the aorta found in classrooms, January 23, 2023.

American Heart Association Month

Improving Your Cardiovascular Health
Ellie Pasacreta, Staff Writer | February 2, 2023

          One person dies every 34 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. In 2020, heart disease caused 697,000 deaths.             February is American Heart Association Month, a time where people can continue or start to focus on their cardiovascular health. The risk...

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The Moment of Truth: Punxsutawney Phil is raised up by his handler for all to see, moments before his verdict, February 2, 2021.

The History of Groundhog Day

How a Local Celebration Became a National Sensation
Annabel Wardman, Online Editor | February 2, 2023

          In the early morning of February 2, the entire nation will anxiously await a verdict declared by none other than Punxsutawney Phil. At approximately 7:25 am EST, the famous groundhog will either predict an early spring, or declare an additional six weeks of winter.           ...

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Daniel S. Wasson Field: Banner hanging high in remembrance of Daniel S. Wasson, December 8, 2022.

Remembering Daniel Wasson

How the Milford Community Carries on the Legacy of a Fallen Officer
Ellie Pasacreta and Gianna Weaver | February 1, 2023

          Everyone passes by the Daniel S. Wasson Baseball Field that hosts countless sporting events throughout the year, but not everyone knows the story behind Wasson himself.            Daniel Wasson was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who worked for the Milford Police Department for two years...

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New Threads: Basit Idriss in his new UMass Lowell track suit, September 15, 2022.

“It’s Up to You to Hold Yourself Accountable”

College Counseling From the Class of ‘22
Jackson Doyle and Matthew Nolan | January 31, 2023

          Freshmen in college typically have a rough time adjusting to the new environment. It can be hard to find roommates, eat healthy, handle stress, and get exercise. Studies show an average freshman can gain up to seven and a half pounds.            Despite these concerns, some of...

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Sales Signs: Large retailers display deals during the holiday season, December 15, 2022.

Conscious and Cautious: Responsible Money Spending

Cynthia Pan and Fiani Lin | January 25, 2023

          Following the recent holiday season, many Americans struggle to adjust back to a money saving habit. Retailers often utilize tactics throughout the holiday season, especially Black Friday, that encourage people to spend more money.            According to The Atlantic, “Last...

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Fighting For Equality: King Jr. addresses a large crowd in San Francisco, California, June 30, 1964. Photo Courtesy: Creative Commons.

“He Was a Remarkable Man”

How Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy is Honored Throughout Media
Gavin Conte, Staff Writer | January 17, 2023

           Martin Luther King Jr. was known by many to be a pioneer for civil rights in society throughout the 1950s and 60s.             U.S. History teacher Ms. Sarah DiGiacomo agrees, “[Martin Luther King Jr.] was a remarkable man - driven by his faith and his passion for equality.”  ...

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Astronomy Dome Controls: These computers control what goes up on the dome screen for students to see, December 14, 2022. Photo Courtesy: Jimmy D’Angelo.

The History of Foran’s Planetarium

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

   First opened in 1973, Foran’s planetarium is a rare sight to see in schools. The planetarium is one of only 22 high school planetariums in the state. Making it even more exceptional, Foran’s planetarium is a Digistar 7 planetarium, one of only 13 in K-12 schools worldwide.    Although it’s...

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