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Ben Cogan

Ben Cogan, Staff Writer

My name is Ben Cogan and I am a staff writer for the Mane Street Mirror. I play Varsity Soccer for Foran and enjoy playing outside of school with my friends. My favorite subject to write about is sports.

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Clubs United : The jerseys of Inter CT and Milford United. Photo courtesy: Kevan Cogan.

Inter and Milford Unite

Ben Cogan and Sam Cogan | June 4, 2021

     Inter CT Soccer Club and Milford United Soccer Club have recently formed a new partnership. This union combines two levels of clubs in an attempt to provide a clearer pathway for soccer players in Connecticut.      The connection between the two clubs has been around for a few years, but...

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Sleeping Beauty : 1 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Obi taking a rest in the sun with his toy. Photo Courtesy Sam Cogan. March 10th 2021

New Puppies Bring New Life

Ben Cogan and Sam Cogan | March 30, 2021

     With a lot more time at home and not many things to do, the world has turned to new companions in the form of puppies to fill the void.      Puppies have always been a household favorite for new pets; however, only recently have households across the world seen a spike in the amount of...

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“Goldie” : This collection is made up of figures and the belt based around the WWF championship that was dubbed “Goldie” by many wrestling fans. Photo Courtesy David Cogan. January 12, 2021.

Collections: Extraordinary Feats Built By Ordinary People

Sam Cogan and Ben Cogan | March 17, 2021

     In recent years the trend of collecting items has taken a mass surge in popularity. Collections are becoming a must have, supplied by items such as vinyl figures, collectibles, shoes, and even sports jerseys.      People have been collecting items for a long time in many different ways,...

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The Future of Star Wars: The Disney Investor Day provides a look at many new Star Wars media coming in 2021. Photo Courtesy of Kevan Cogan. January 21, 2021.

2021: A Year To Look Forward To

Ben Cogan and Sam Cogan | January 28, 2021

     After a rough 2020 , 2021 has high expectations tagged along with it. These expectations are shaping up to be met by the entertainment industry and the content they have planned to release throughout the year.      With a plethora of exciting new shows and movies, and thrilling sports seasons,...

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Revisiting The Past : The Argentinian National team shirt that was active during the time of Maradona. Photo Courtesy Kevan Cogan on December 6, 2020.

Diego Armando Maradona:

Celebrating The Life of an Icon
Ben Cogan and Sam Cogan | December 16, 2020

     Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentinian soccer player from 1970 to 1995 who played for a variety of teams. Maradona recently passed away at the age of 60, which has sent shockwaves throughout the sports world.      Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020 in the town of Tigres in Buenos...

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Collection Extravaganza : A Funko Collection displaying the wide variety of the Funko products. Photo Courtesy : Adam ( BeardOfPop).  Oct. 31, 2020.

Funko: The Popular Brand to Keep an Eye on This Holiday Season

Ben Cogan and Sam Cogan | November 20, 2020

     The pop culture collectible brand Funko has made waves over recent years to become one of the most purchased gifts for the holiday season.      The time to buy gifts  has begun and in the current times there is no better gift than one from the brand of Funko. Funko have made collectibles...

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Scottish Club Celtic Home Shirt with an example of a mask that is worn on the bench during games. 
Photo Courtesy : Kevan Cogan. October 16 2020.

Covid-19 Consequences: Soccer Adapts To Pandemic Changes

Ben Cogan, Staff Writer | October 27, 2020

     Covid-19 created many issues for soccer teams globally in the upcoming season. Teams have had to adjust to new guidelines and new ways of working behind the scenes.      Soccer clubs around the world took a major hit when the pandemic confronted the sport. Many clubs depend on the owners...

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 Foran Students Ben and Sam Cogan  playing soccer in their garden due to the pandemic restrictions. Photo courtesy of Kevan Cogan.

How Soccer Has Been Affected Worldwide

Ben Cogan, Staff Writer | May 7, 2020

       The Coronavirus pandemic has affected plenty of sports worldwide ranging from high school all the way through professional leagues. One of the main sports that has fallen into a large state of confusion is soccer. This is due to the timing of the postponement, as the sport was in the middle...

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The jersey of Ronaldo´s current club team, Juventus. 10 January 2020. Photo Courtesy of Ben Cogan.

Cristiano Ronaldo Changing Lives Day By Day

Ben Cogan, Staff Writer | February 27, 2020

       Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular names in the soccer world. He is known worldwide for his abilities and accomplishments in the soccer community and is considered one of the best of all time. His popularity landed him many sponsorship deals with large brands and companies. He has...

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