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Alexandra Montero

Alexandra Montero, Staff Writer

Hi my name is Alexandra Montero and I’m a junior at Foran High School. This is my second year participating in the journalism program. I am a competitive dancer, and a part of Forans cheer team. Also, in my free time I like spending time with my friends and family. 

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Rose Beauty: A community plot  is filled with multi-colored roses.

Contributions of a Community

An Up-Close Look into the Creations of Milford’s Gardeners
Madeline Babcock and Alexandra Montero | May 13, 2024

As summer is approaching, so are times of blossom for the Milford Community Gardens. Made up of around 250 Milford residents and 135 plots, the community gardens have been around since 1968 and are now currently run by the Milford Rec. Department. Here’s an early look into some of the plants and projects...

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Welcome!: Outside View of Scratch Baking, February 28, 2024.

Lights. Camera. Downtown!

How-To Guide for Having Fun on Milford’s Green
Madeline Babcock and Alexandra Montero | March 21, 2024

          The streets of Milford’s Green are lined with many stores and restaurants, and as the weather starts to warm up, it will soon be bustling with people. To avoid spending too much time planning your next adventure, here’s a compiled list of suggestions for maximizing your enjoyment. 1....

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Step in and See Skincare: Local Sephoras’ skincare section at the front of the store displaying Drunk Elephant products, January 22, 2024.

Snow-Proof Your Skin

Essential Skin Care Glow Up Guide For This Winter
Alexandra Montero and Madeline Babcock | February 6, 2024

          It’s that time of year again when the air has a constant chill and the sun starts setting early. This can sometimes cause unwanted effects on skin, here’s a guide on how to stay healthy and glow all season long.           As the seasons change, so should one’s skincare routine...

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Picture Perfect: Avery Izzo strikes a pose in her routine.

Behind the Curtain

Q & A With Avery Izzo
Dabi Lee and Alexandra Montero | January 30, 2024

Dance is a diverse art form that creates a connection between movement and music. With its various styles, dance acts as a universal influence around the globe, and every dancer is unique to themselves. Junior Avery Izzo is one of the many dancers that call Foran their home. Izzo reveals the secrets...

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Sweet Sticky Notes: Examples of positive sticky notes across lockers around Foran, December 12, 23.

Sticky Note Smiles

Positive Notes Spreading Across Foran Campus
Alexandra Montero and Madeline Babcock | January 11, 2024

          As many have noticed, positive post-it notes have been plastered onto lockers, doors, and walls around Foran. The SAVE Promise club took it upon themselves to stay after school hours to fill sticky notes with optimistic words of affirmation.            Ms. Melissa Kaminski, a...

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 Easy access to #BOOKTOK in Foran TLC: Table of #BOOKTOK books in the TLC for everyone to easily access.


Foran’s Top Book Picks
Madeline Babcock and Alexandra Montero | November 14, 2023

          Many bookworms find themselves mindlessly scrolling on Tik Tok and stumble upon #BOOKTOK. This specific hashtag includes great reads, upcoming authors, new releases, and so much more. Throughout the countless videos under this hashtag, there are plenty of intense readers sharing their...

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 Standing Up: Writers and actors alike stand together to protest their working conditions (2008)

A Rundown of the SAG-AFTRA Strike

Maddie Babcock and Alexandra Montero | October 6, 2023

          Summer of 2023 was the “most anticipating summer” in terms of movies, according to Vanity Fair, with massive blockbusters  like Barbie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and The Super Mario Bros. But as audiences were enjoying interesting plot twists and funny characters, there was...

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“Nothing But Static”: Merchandise lines the walls in Static Era Records, February 11, 2023.

“Like a Record, Baby”

An In-Depth Look into Static Era Records
Maddie Babcock and Alexandra Montero | April 6, 2023

          Lining the bustling streets of downtown Milford are cafés, boutiques and salons. Located in the middle of it all, is Static Era Records, an independent record store.            Static Era first opened its doors on October 16, 2020, at the height of the pandemic.       ...

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Hope for the Holidays: Student actively donating to Toys for Tots, December 6, 2022.

[Photo] Toys Spreading Joy

Alexandra Montero and Maddie Babcock | December 7, 2022

Hope for the Holidays: Student actively donating to Toys for Tots, December 6, 2022.

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Lined Up: The Lions line up to pass the ball to Guilford, November 4, 2022

A Behind-The-Scenes of the Foran Football Team

Maddie Babcock and Alexandra Montero | November 18, 2022

           The rush of the cold air and bright lights are shining down as the Foran defense is lining up, faced by Guilford's offense. The tension is high with 17 seconds on the clock and both sides are relentless. The crowd is holding their breath as the timer ticks down painstakingly slow, where...

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View from the Stands: View from stands at pink out football game, October 7, 2022.

[Photo] October Highlight: Homecoming Recap

Madison Ballard, Staff Writer | October 28, 2022

View from the Stands: View from stands at pink out football game, October 7, 2022.

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