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Colin Monahan

Colin Monahan, Staff Writer

My name is Colin Monahan and I’m a staff writer for the Mane Street Mirror. I am a Sophomore at Foran and this is my second year writing for the Mane Street Mirror. I am also a part of the soccer and track teams here at Foran. In my free time I hangout with my friends and family. 

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Locked In: From the Dugout to the Batters Box the whole team is locked in. April 26, 2024 Photo courtesy: Maria Crocco

Swinging for Success

Foran Baseball Team’s Season Recap and Star Performances
Noah Champagne and Colin Monahan | May 13, 2024

Baseball is a sport that has long been a favorite American pastime, all the way from tee ball to the Major Leagues. The game of baseball requires players with certain characteristics: they need to be able to work together, be flexible, and be resilient. Foran Baseball Coach Garret Walker reflects,...

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Colorful sticky notes fill the boards in English teacher Chelsea Greens classroom. A quote from the book Romeo and Juliet placed on the wall. These colors and quotes add a bright and interesting aspect to Greens room.

The Spaces of Foran Teachers

A Room of Their Own
Colin Monahan and Noah Champagne | May 2, 2024

Desks, boards, chairs, and scattered pencils on the floor are all normal things you would see in classrooms. But at Foran, classrooms are more than just a space to learn and teach. For staff and students these classrooms are essentially home for most of the year. Teachers fill their classrooms with their...

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Answering the Call: Milford Fire Department Car 4 on Scene of a Person Trapped. September 27, 2020.

Behind The Flames

A Day in the Life of a Milford Firefighter
Noah Champagne and Colin Monahan | March 20, 2024

          In the heart of downtown, a dedicated group of individuals stands ready to face the flames, storms, and crises that threaten the city of Milford. Behind the lights and sirens are the brave men and women of the Milford Fire Department (MFD) who are ready to serve and protect the community...

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Braving The Flames: Foran alumni and Milford firefighter Jake Burwell cutting a roof during a training exercise. October 12, 2023.

From Lockers to Ladders

Foran Alumni Turn to Serving Milford Community
Noah Champagne and Colin Monahan | February 2, 2024

           From navigating the hallways and stairwells of Foran to bravely putting out fires and saving lives, these Foran graduates seamlessly transitioned into their role of firefighters. Years after graduating, they are now putting their lives on the line serving Milford.           ...

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Fighting for a Cause: Wrestling team supporting the Rach’s Hope Walk the Extra Mile Event: October 22, 2023.

Mat Heroes: How Foran Wrestling is Making a Difference Through Fundraising

Noah Champagne and Colin Monahan | January 5, 2024

          Usually when wrestling is brought up, one's first thought is a duel between two skilled individuals battling for the win. However, the wrestlers do more than just grapple. The team participates in fundraisers that give back to charities and communities. From supporting illnesses to injuries,...

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The Heart of the Holidays:. Milfords annual Christmas tree lighting on December 1, 2023.

Unwrapping The Magic

Milford Community Holiday Traditions
Colin Monahan and Noah Champagne | December 19, 2023

           From Milford’s annual tree lighting to holiday celebrations, there are many ways to kick off the holiday season. With countless students and staff here at Foran. How does each individual person celebrate the holidays?            History teacher and swim coach Mr. Brian Dooling...

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Savory Cookies: Variety of cookies from Insomnia Cookies in New Haven July 25, 2023.

National Dessert Month: What’s Foran’s Favorite Dessert?

Noah Champagne and Colin Monahan | November 6, 2023

          Pastries, cakes, candies, cookies, and more. There are tons of desserts to choose from when in the mood for something sweet. With so many options, how can a person choose?           National Dessert Month goes throughout all of October and includes National Dessert Day. This month...

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Game Day: Chianca suits up for his first high school game against Hillhouse September 8, 2023.

Rising Star: Freshman Anthony Chianca Shines Bright Under the Friday Night Lights

Noah Champagne and Colin Monahan | October 4, 2023

          It's not every day a freshman makes the leap into varsity football, let alone be a starter. Every once in a while a young freshman athlete climbs the ranks showing he put in the work and determination to be on the varsity team.           Anthony Chianca started playing football...

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Snack Stash: Ms. Kaminski, left, and Ms. Bourque show off the cabinet filled with snacks ready to fill orders for the Roarin’ Foran Snack Shack, March 13, 2023.

High School Course Perfects Practical Skills

Foran’s Roarin’ Snack Shack is one way to teach everyday lessons
Jill Allen and Colin Monahan | April 4, 2023

          It’s a Tuesday and a group of students are pushing a cart down the hallway at Foran High School delivering snacks that have been ordered through the special education department’s life skills program. The Roarin' Foran Snack Shack is a part of the life skills program. The students...

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Nutella: The hazelnut paste based chocolate Nutella, January 26, 2023.

World Nutella Day

The Pros and Cons of Nutella
Jill Allen and Colin Monahan | February 22, 2023

          Nutella was made in 1964 in Piedmont, Italy. Originally, it was called SuperCrema. After the second World War, sources of cocoa were rare. To solve this they made a sweet paste of hazelnuts, sugar, and the little cocoa they had left. The product was released on April 20, 1964 and the world...

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Hanukkah Decorations: A menorah and dreidels, November 13, 2022.

Hanukkah: It’s lit

How Milford Families Celebrate
Jill Allen and Colin Monahan | December 12, 2022

          Milford families come together for the eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah for fun, laughter, and celebration. Hanukkah provides a thrill for children and adults as they go through the days, each bringing new excitement until the final day has passed.             This...

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The Huddle: (Left to Right) Tyquell Lucas, Geo Winters, Kyle Viesselman, and Alex Teastani huddle up, October 9, 2022.

New Faces On The Football Team

Class of 26' Enters the Den
Noah Champagne, Jillian Allen, and Colin Monahan | October 28, 2022

          The football team is looked at as an entertainment source for students, but for the players, the game and their team is like a second family. The team consists of different players and coaches, all with their own individual motivations. This shared love for the game allows them to encourage...

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