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Future Bulldogs: David Gaetano and Rylee Tondora smiling as they participate in “Bulldogs Day” and pose in front of  the class of 2026 poster, April 28, 2022.

Going to The Ivy League

Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | June 13, 2022

          The Ivy League is comprised of eight of the top universities in the United States. These prestigious schools are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.  ...

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Senior Class Officers: Jay Yang, Megan McTigue, Arezoo Ghazagh and Katharine Harrison (left to right), April 28, 2022.

Class of 2022: Student Government Leadership

Kyle Zarnoch and Victoria Koenig | June 7, 2022

          There have been some special people that have worked behind the scenes to make this year's senior year run smoothly. From pep rallies, spirit week, fundraisers, and more, these senior class officers have put in hard work and dedication to make sure everything was scheduled and ran smoothly.    ...

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Officer Kish: Taking on her new SRO role at Foran High School, April 29, 2022.

SRO Called to Duty

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | May 27, 2022

          Welcome Foran High School's new SRO (School Resources Officer), Officer Kayleigh Kish. Kish has been a police officer for three and a half years. Kish has never been an SRO but that does not scare her, she is ready to take on her new role.           Prior to becoming an officer,...

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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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