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Annabel Wardman, Online Editor

Hi! My name is Annabel Wardman and I am a senior here at Foran. When not busy working for the Mane Street Mirror, I enjoy sailing, reading, and spending time with my family. At Foran, I am also busy working as a staff member on the Yearbook, and am a regular assistant in the Teaching and Learning Center. I have worked at the Sundae House for the past two years, in addition to babysitting regularly.

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Planting Seeds of Controversy: Nixon touring facilities during his trip to Vietnam, at the of the war, January 7, 1956.

From Break Ins to Breakthroughs

Watergate’s Impact on Government and Press, 50 Years Later
Annabel Wardman, Online Editor | March 13, 2023

          51 years ago, five burglars broke into the offices of National Democratic Committees headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. 50 years ago, the Washington Post revealed government involvement in the break in, as well President Nixon’s involvement in the scandal’s coverup. 49 years ago,...

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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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Destruction on the Water: An overhead shot of the damage to the Mystic Seaport, November 28, 2022.

Mystic Fire Poses Deadly Threat

“Sometimes it takes something to realize how lucky we are”
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | December 14, 2022

          On Sunday, November 27, 2022, there was a massive fire at the Seaport Marine in Mystic, CT. The fire started around 9 p.m., with sirens coming from the main street heading towards downtown. They roared for almost an hour and stopped close to 10 p.m. There were no casualties or injuries,...

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Joseph A. Foran High School: Home of the Lions, Class of 2022, June 2, 2022.

A School Year In Review

Looking Back at Foran High's 2021-22 Academic Year
Annabel Wardman, Staff Writer | June 13, 2022

          In the past three years, Foran High School has seen a whirlwind of change in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the 2021-22 school year was no different. This school year featured a long-awaited return to normalcy and incredible moments in athletics, extracurriculars and student achievement...

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Unified Sports and Special Olympics Teams on their Trip to Dave and Busters, May 4, 2022.

A Month in Pictures: May 2022

Annabel Wardman, Staff Writer | May 19, 2022

The month of May is a time of great change; in schools, it cues the excitement that accompanies the end of the year. At this point in time, AP exams have arrived and passed, sport seasons are approaching an end, and several seniors are on an array of internships. Less than 21 days of school remain: here...

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Larissa Santos and her future colleagues: Students gathering at Southern New Hampshire University for a college tour. Photo Courtesy: Larissa Santos, February 20th, 2022.

Stepping Into the Future

A Breakdown of University Preparation
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | March 1, 2022

     In their final years of high school, Junior and Senior students are faced with the intimidating task of applying to colleges. Most students have a general idea of what the application process entails, yet so many students struggle with the application and commitment process.       The...

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Love Sign: A decoration of an L-O-V-E sign in a party setting. Photo Courtesy: Jesse Goll, January, 11, 2022.

Valentine’s Day Through the Decades

Taking a Glimpse at the History of a Beloved Holiday
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | February 14, 2022

     Valentine’s Day has been celebrated since the year 496. This holiday has been annually celebrated on the 14th of February for about 1,526 years.       The holiday is associated with the colors of pink and red hearts, as well as all things surrounding the concept of love. It is also believed...

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Locals Taking a Stroll: People walking on the green in downtown Milford.

Walking With the Lights

Local Lamplight Stroll Reaches its 19th Year
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | December 8, 2021

     December is here, and the city of Milford is ready to spread holiday joy. This year marks the 19th Annual Downtown Lamplight Stroll, an event in which citizens gather downtown to celebrate the beauty of the city and its small businesses. This event took place on December third from five p.m....

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Powder Puff Practice: Foran junior and senior girls practicing for the annual game. Photo Courtesy: Tammi Spose, November 15, 2021.

Foran Girls Conquer Football

Powder Puff Preparations Underway
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | November 22, 2021

     Friday night football games are among the most popular events known to high school students. Teens gather together in the stands to cheer on their team, and support their school.  Annually, teenage girls take on the challenging sport of football, in a tradition called Powder Puff.     ...

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Foran Bathroom: A student exiting the bathroom at Joseph A. Foran High School.

Tiktok’s Latest Trend Brings Chaos to Schools

Administration at Wits' End
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | October 18, 2021

     TikTok has been extremely influential on high school students since the app's release in September 2016. A recent trend involves teenagers stealing items from public locations. The trend originated over the summer, when people began taking random items, dubbed “devious licks” off the street.   ...

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