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Cal Wrigley

Cal Wrigley, Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Cal Wrigley. I am a senior staff writer for the Mane Street Mirror. Journalism appeals to me because I enjoy discussing popular and prominent topics in the world currently. Many of my other interests include watching sports, listening to music, fishing and boating with my family and friends. 

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Taking to the Streets: Protestors peacefully gather around the center of an American city, holding signs showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Date unknown from Pexels.

The Death of Tyre Nichols

A Story of the Impact Tragedy Can Have on a Community
Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | March 8, 2023

          On January 7, 2023, five police officers of the Memphis Police Department pulled over a 29-year-old black man named Tyre Nichols for reckless driving. However, when the police restrained him, they took turns punching and kicking him, beating him severely.             Twenty-five...

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Helping Those in Need: Damar Hamlin running The Chasing M’s Foundation and providing less fortunate children in his community with toys. Photo courtesy: GoFundMe.

Hamlin’s Health

The Impact of Damar Hamlin’s Injury
Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | January 13, 2023

   On January 2, 2023, in the first quarter of a Monday Night Football matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after standing back up from a tackle. He was immediately treated by medical professionals, while players from the Bills...

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Grouped Together: Women stand together wearing Muslim headwear in Bagram, Afghanistan. Date unknown from Creative Commons.

“It is time to hold the Taliban accountable for their actions.”

The Oppression of Women in Afghanistan
Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | December 20, 2022

       When the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021, the Islamic extremist group the Taliban took over the government. Without the U.S. for protection, former President Ashraf Ghani fled to the neighboring country of Uzbekistan, and democracy in Afghanistan was toppled. This left...

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Stopping a Steal: Brendan Fallon prepares to throw the ball as a runner attempts to steal a base, April 16, 2022.

Brendan Fallon Makes an Impact on the Community

Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | November 22, 2022

          Senior Brendan Fallon has made his mark on Foran and the Milford community.  His bright and funny personality lights the halls of the school every day.  He has been part of the baseball team for three years as a catcher and is a Milford Little League umpire.  On top of this, he holds...

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Screen Damage: A section of the screen in this lanai laying in a backyard pool in IslandWalk at the West Villages in Venice, FL. October 7, 2022.

Navigating Hurricanes

Staying Safe and Informed
Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | October 24, 2022

          Hurricane Ian recently slammed the coast of southwestern Florida, which marks the beginning of hurricane season in the United States. Hurricanes are formed by warm and humid air over the ocean, and the season lasts from June 1 until November 30.  Entering the heart of the season, it is...

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A Dedicated Runner: Kevin Chen runs the trail at the first meet of the season at Wharton Brook State Park in North Haven, CT.  September 8, 2022.

The Keys To Success in Cross Country

Boys XC Reveal Strategies
Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | September 28, 2022

         Foran fall sports have officially started, and cross country is underway. Runners have been trekking different trails throughout the state and facing other high schools.  However, though meet results are available for everyone to see, the strategies behind the race that Foran’s runners...

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Hard at Work: Gunnar Pikul studying to prepare for his upcoming exams, May 8, 2022.

The Keys to Studying

Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | May 23, 2022

          Studying is commonly overlooked due to students’ lack of awareness of effective study habits.  However, when students find study strategies that work best for them, they’re likely to be much more successful academically.           According to an article from Stanford University,...

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Fun Awaits:  The Dave and Buster’s logo is well known and is displayed in the middle of the arcade for all to see.

A Dive into Dave and Buster’s

Cal Wrigley, Staff Writer | April 4, 2022

     With the summer quickly approaching, a great way to get out of the house is to head to Dave and Buster’s, the largest and only arcade spot in Milford. With its location being in the Milford Mall, it is easily accessible and attracts many people who go to the mall. Dave and Buster’s offer...

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Opportunities Await: Working papers, provided at the main office, are very accessible to students applying for jobs.

How to Apply and Be Successful at a Job

Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | March 7, 2022

     Applying for a first job can seem like a daunting and stressful task. However, many students are unaware of the resources they can use online and through their high school to apply for a job.  Equally important, if students are hired, they need to be aware of the ways to be an effective and...

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Testing Tribulations: A BinaxNOW at home Covid-19 test purchased from a limited supply.

Recent Covid-19 Surge Causes Limited Testing Appointments and Supplies

Jocelyn Gonzalez and Cal Wrigley | January 28, 2022

     As the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus has surged over the course of holiday break, many people were left waiting and hoping for an opening to take a Covid-19 test. Only a limited number of appointments can be made per day as well as a limited number of rapid Covid-19 tests being sold in...

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Maguire Casey and his mom at his last ever football game. Photo Courtesy: Maguire Casey, Monday, November 22, 2021.

Student Spotlight: Maguire Casey

Cal Wrigley and Brian Massey | January 3, 2022

     Whether it is suiting up for the football team, teeing off with the golf team, or pursuing his academic goals, Maguire Casey certainly has left his mark at Foran throughout the last four years. Casey, a starting defensive and offensive lineman for the football team, is extremely appreciative...

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Frank Tupka and his friend Bobby working on a 1976 Pontiac LeMans. Photo Courtesy: Frank Tupka, September 7, 2021.

Car Chip Concerns

A Microchip Shortage Causes Car Prices to Soar
Cal Wrigley and Brian Massey | December 3, 2021

     Over the course of recent months, local car dealerships have been struggling to receive the newest models of cars due to a severe microchip shortage. These shortages have left many people pursuing new cars frustrated and many dealerships concerned, as the demand for new cars have sharply increased.   ...

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Porchfest in Action: An act in this year’s Porchfest plays their music for Milford locals to enjoy. Photo Courtesy: Jacquelyn Wrigley, October 2, 2021.

Annual “Porchfest” Rocks Milford

Brian Massey and Cal Wrigley | October 18, 2021

     The annual Porchfest in Milford, Connecticut took place on October 2, 2021, to the delight of many musicians and music listeners. Residents and travelers were treated to a day full of performances from local artists and bands, as well as various music genres and styles. The event took place in...

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Game Day Ready: NFL football fan Joseph DeFreitas poses with his Alvin Kamara jersey in hopes for a Week One win.

The Kickoff: NFL Week One Recap

Brian Massey and Cal Wrigley | September 18, 2021

     The 2021 NFL season has officially kicked off to the delight of many. As several Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, this year brings back the excitement and energy of being at a football game, including full capacity stadiums for fans to enjoy. For this reason, fans are anxious and hopeful...

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The baseball season is finally back at a halfway filled Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy: Brian Massey, April 11, 2021.

Starting Off Strong

A Recap of April in MLB
Brian Massey and Cal Wrigley | May 12, 2021

     Due to the pandemic, last year's Major League Baseball season was shortened, but the 2021 season has started off with a bang, providing excitement for all of the patient fans who have waited to witness a full season.       So far this year, there have been many surprising occurrences,...

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Finishing Strong: Fantasy football has come to an end and now the NFL is onto the playoffs. Photo Courtesy: Cal Wrigley, January 15, 2021.

Key Takeaways: What you Need to Know About the Fantasy Football Season

Brian Massey and Cal Wrigley | January 19, 2021

     As the regular season came to an end for the National Football League, many football fans had looked back on their teams to prepare for next year's draft. This year was an odd year for fantasy owners. Fantasy owners had to pay close attention because players missed games due to Covid-19 and injury.   ...

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Due to COVID many activities are canceled this semester. This has left them to find things outdoors. For Corina Massey, Horsebarn Hill has been a covid safe place to watch the sunset. Taken November 2020.
Photo Courtesy of Brian Massey.

Covid-19 Affects the Freshmen College Experience

Brian Massey and Cal Wrigley | November 25, 2020

     The transition from high school to college is an important experience for a student.Those going to college can learn independence on top of new material. As students leave home, some may be filled with a sense of nervousness on the journey ahead.       However, with the constant increase...

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