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Alexandrea Velez

Alexandrea Velez, Staff Writer

     Hi, my name is Alexandrea Velez and I am currently a senior at Foran. This is my second year in the Journalism program as a staff writer. I have played girls soccer all four years of high school and help volunteer through Habitat for Humanity. I also have volunteered / participated at my local middle school for the past 7 years. 


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Photo courtesy Mrs. Missy Kiminski, April 23, 2021

Teaching Individuals About Autism Acceptance Month

Alexandrea Velez, Staff Writer | April 23, 2021

     The month of April is known as Autism Acceptance month, specifically April 2. This educational month pushes individuals to have an inclusive society for all individuals on the Autism spectrum.       Autism Acceptance Month, previously known as Autism Awareness Month was federally changed....

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 Digital art photo of canceling diet culture Photo credit: Nicole Jones

Analysing Diet Trends: Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders are briefly mentioned
Nicole Jones and Alexandrea Velez | March 8, 2021

     Every New Year's resolution you hear the phrase, ‘Maybe next Sunday’ way too often. Diet culture has become a huge trend in the last few decades, especially near the start of every new year. However, for the average individual it's an endless cycle, this is due to the fact that most people...

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Foran Journalism and history department visited the MLK Jr. monument in 2019.  Photo courtesy, citizen in D.C. November 2019.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day: Remembering his fight to equality

Alexandrea Velez and Nicole Jones | January 18, 2021

     January 18 is a day to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. for sparking a revolution. The holiday is observed on the third Monday in January every year.       Martin Luther King Jr., was a well known social activist that fought for racial injustice. King was a large promoter of...

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This universal symbol shows unity within all individuals . Photo Courtesy of Alex Velez, December 9, 2020

Celebrating Human Rights Day: Hitting the 70th anniversary in 2020

Alexandrea Velez, Staff Writer | December 10, 2020

     Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10, marking the day the United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.       The Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees the legal rights of every individual. This act protects those no matter their...

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Local Milford Residents supporting President Elect Biden with a yard sign. Photo Courtesy: Alex Velez. November 10, 2020

2020 Election

The Results are in
Alexandrea Velez, Staff Writer | November 12, 2020

     "I represent all of you, whether you voted for me or against me,” President-elect Joseph Biden said in his acceptance speech Nov. 7. “And I'm going to make sure you're represented.”      Biden won the 2020 presidential election, the final push being the blue win in Pennsylvania, which...

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The 2019 Girls soccer team supports Breast Cancer awareness fundraiser last fall. 
	Photo courtesy of  Foran Girls Soccer Instagram .

Watching the One Year Memories

Snapchat Reminds Us Of What We Have Lost
Alex Velez, Staff Writer | October 9, 2020

      Where were you a year ago today? What was your biggest concern? How was life going? Society has changed an enormous amount in the past 365 days due to the current pandemic; a lot of traditions were put on pause for 2020.        Snapchat shows pictures or videos that an individual posted...

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This photo shows an American flag . Photo courtesy of creative commons.

Updates On the 2020 Election: Candidate Overview

Alex Velez, Staff Writer | April 24, 2020

       Bernie Sanders has bowed out of the presidential race, however, the show must go on. So wipe off your tears, hide your Bernie 2020 merch and take a look at the other candidates.         Every four years there is an election for president in the United States. There are two main parties,...

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Social Media Reacts to the Airstrike in Iran

Katelyn Lagasse and Alex Velez | February 3, 2020

     Social Media was quick to respond to Trump’s conflict with Iran. When Trump ordered an airstrike on Iran on Thursday, December 26, 2019. It reportedly killed seven people, including Iran’s most powerful general, Qasem Soleimani.       According to a Pentagon statement, “This...

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