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Signing Day: Senior Luca Ubaldi commits to Western Connecticut State University to play Lacrosse, April 16, 2022.

Senioritis: Second Semester Struggles

Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | May 24, 2022

          Senioritis has begun to plague high schools across the nation as the end of the year approaches and seniors prepare to graduate. After four years of hard work, many senior’s academic motivation begins to fade as their senior year comes to an end.            Senioritis is defined...

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Elon’s Empire: Elon Musk shown inside of the twitter logo, expanding his business empire, May 3, 2022.

The Twitter Tycoon Continues

Tyler Vinhais and Luke Cruz | May 17, 2022

          Elon Musk, being the richest man on Earth, with a total net worth of $264.6 billion USD, made the purchase earlier this year of a 9.2% stake of twitter shares for $2.64 billion, becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder. On April 14 of this year, Musk proposed to purchase the entirety of...

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To the Ballot Box: A voter parking sign sits outside of Harborside Middle School, a polling place, August 11, 2020.

Red Tsunami

Why a Major GOP Victory Should Be Expected in the 2022 Midterms
Ronan Smith, Staff Writer | May 16, 2022

          In 2020, the United States saw a massive wave of Democratic politicians elected to office, including no less than the president, Joe Biden. However, in November of 2021, following an election in New Jersey won ever so closely by Phil Murphy, and an election which saw the “safe” blue...

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Anthony Donahue: Guest speaker at Foran discusses his inspiring story with the journalism students, April 25, 2022.

“I Know Your Sister Loved Me, but to Her, You Were God”

Cynthia Pan and Fiani Lin | May 16, 2022

          The remarkable story of Anthony Donahue and his little sister, Gianna, was shared with Foran High School on April 25, 2022.             Donahue’s story was first introduced to students by journalism teacher, Mrs. Farrell. Journalism students read about Donahue’s story on...

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Para of the Year: Student Cameron Luth and Grillo in the classroom, May 11, 2022.

Mr. Grillo Wins Paraprofessional of the Year

Cian Carroll and James D'Angelo | May 16, 2022

          Mr. Paul Grillo is an important part of the Foran community. He clearly loves his job and makes school fun and enjoyable for students. Because of this, it might not come as a surprise that he won the 2022 para of the year.           Principal Max Berkowitz shares his insight on...

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Grab a book and join in: The Foran Book Club reading “Perks of Being a Wallflower” at their meeting, April 11, 2022.

Roarin’ Readers

An Inside Look at the Foran Book Club
Kaleigh Porcu and Jocelyn Gonzalez | May 12, 2022

          Reading is a strong fundamental skill, but also a hobby for many of the students at Joseph A. Foran High School.           Junior Venice Montanaro, an officer and one of the founders of the book club, created this club three weeks ago with junior classmates : Anna Harris, Skyler...

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Shelton Sports Center: Students choose a variety of different business where they we spending their next 4 weeks doing their internships, May 11, 2022.

The Start of Something New: Senior Internships

Dean Ross and Brian Massey | May 11, 2022

          On May 9, 104 seniors left school to go to their internships. Internships give students new experiences.           According to senior internship advisor Mrs. Melissa Cacioppo, “Internships give students the opportunity to gain real life experience in a location of their choice...

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The Justices: The current serving Justices on the United States Supreme Court.

Privacy: A Precedent of the Past

Supreme Court Leak Threatens Existing Legislation
Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | May 9, 2022

          A leaked Supreme Court draft decision continues to divide the country over the fate of Roe v. Wade and the legality of abortions in the United States. The draft was written by Justice Samuel Alito and disclosed that five justices would be voting to overturn Roe v. Wade. Conservative Justices...

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Foran at the Festival: Ryan Purviance, Olivia Salai, and Noah Held all participated in the 2022 All-State Festival for Band, Orchestra, and Choir.

All Smiles at All-State

Olivia Salai, Content Editor | April 12, 2022

     This year, student musicians were thrilled to find out the All-State Festival was able to happen in person. Students spent three days in Hartford working with a talented group of musicians, led by expert directors and conductors. It was many students’ first overnight trip of their high school...

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Climate and weather: Climate change has caused changes in weather patterns, leading to more severe storms and falling trees.

Changing Climate: Storms Cause Trees to Fall in Local State Park

Katharine Harrison, Overall Manager | April 11, 2022

     Climate change has brought many changes to Milford and surrounding areas. In Hamden, the storms in recent years have caused trees to fall along the walking trails at Mount Carmel, otherwise known as the Sleeping Giant.       According to the U.S. Geological Survey, climate change results...

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Ms.Green helps students: Ms.Green helping students at ASAP.

ASAP: An After School Learning Program

Jack Beaupre, Staff Writer | April 8, 2022

     At ASAP, students get the opportunity to get extra help on schoolwork.  ASAP is made for anything you have to do related to schoolwork. There are always teachers available to help you on your task. These teachers give you a 1-on-1 opportunity to help you learn.      At ASAP there is a...

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Booker: A kind and loving pup who has been waiting months to find his forever home.

Long-term Shelter Resident

Don't Keep Him Waiting Fur-ever
Kylee Payne, Staff Writer | April 8, 2022

     Milford Animal Control works to rescue stray, abandoned, and owner surrender cases of dogs and cats. Most times these animals are only at the shelter for an estimated two to six weeks before adoption.       Booker, an estimated three-year-old pit mix is one of the many that are often overlooked...

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