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Connor Nieman

Connor Nieman, Content Editor

     Hello, my name is Connor Nieman and I’m a junior at Foran High School. I’m a content editor for the Mane Street Mirror. I enjoy writing about sports, movies, and other entertainment. At Foran, I’m involved in Natural Helpers and have been a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams for the past two years. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising, drawing, and watching TV.

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Defending against Delta: Students wear masks to prevent Covid-19. Taken Dec. 21, 2021.

New Covid-19 Variant May End Pandemic After Two Years

The Quick Rise of Omicron
December 22, 2021

     Variants for Covid-19 have often caused fear. From the early variants to delta, they have often changed the virus’ strength or its ability to spread. However, recent developments in South Africa may pave the road to the end.      As of December 21, the Omicron variant of Covid-19, originally...

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Performing a Push-Up: Gunnar Pikul demonstrates correct push-up form. Photo Courtesy: Gunnar Pikul, December 5, 2021.

Calisthenics: A Form of Exercise Often Overlooked

December 20, 2021

     While people typically associate working out with going to the gym, calisthenics are workouts that can be done easily at home because they don’t require any equipment. Calisthenic workouts are perfect for people who have a busy schedule.      As someone who’s been working out using...

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Masking Up: What affects mask mandates in public high schools?

Mask On, Mask Off

Mask Mandates in Public High Schools
November 18, 2021

     Mask mandates in public high schools differ as you travel throughout the United States. States like Connecticut and Massachusetts currently require masks in high schools, while Florida and Texas do not enforce mask mandates but allow counties and districts to decide mandates for themselves.   ...

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Mental Health and Social Media: The percentage of teens who have depressive episodes and either consider or attempt suicide increases as the amount of time teens spend using electronic devices increases.

Cutting Back

Recognizing the Harmful Effects of Social Media
October 22, 2021

     The internet and social media are dominating our lives. Social media has compromised our communication skills, strained family relationships, and negatively impacted mental health.      One of the primary reasons why people have a hard time putting down their phones is because social media...

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The Big Red Apple: The apple statue at the Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market and Winery in Guilford, CT. Photo courtesy: Christine Nieman, September 12, 2021.

Fall in CT: Affordable and Enjoyable Activities

September 21, 2021

     Fall in Connecticut is when families get together and take part in seasonal activities to celebrate the changing of the seasons. With the transition from summer to fall, many events begin to gain popularity due to their association with autumn.      When the seasons change, Halloween becomes...

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What Started It All: The first of twelve books in the Invincible comic book series.  Photo courtesy: Connor Nieman, May 6, 2021.

Why Teens Need to Watch Amazon Prime’s “Invincible”

May 22, 2021

     Before it was announced in 2018 that it would become a TV series, Invincible was a comic book series consisting of 12 books written by Robert Kirkman. The comics were written between the years of 2003 and 2018, and the new 2021 Amazon Prime animated series brings back the familiar faces of superheroes...

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A Student Who Stands Out: Due to his academic excellence, sophomore Joseph Cichowski receives a special certificate from the President’s Education Awards Program in 2019. Photo courtesy: Joseph Cichowski, February 23, 2021.

The Key to Getting Good Grades

March 17, 2021

     Every student has most likely heard sometime in their life that getting good grades in school is the best way to boost their chances of being successful in the future. In addition, good grades are also a confidence-booster and allow students to feel a sense of accomplishment.  That being said,...

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The Mischievous Mouse and the Tormented Tomcat: A hungry Tom the tomcat pursues a mocking Jerry the mouse on the cover of the Tom & Jerry Golden Collection Volume One Blu-ray Disc. Photo Courtesy: Connor Nieman, January 11, 2021.

Which 2021 Films are the Best for You?

January 21, 2021

     As we enter 2021, there are numerous exciting films to be released in the new year. Many are wondering which movies are and aren’t worth watching. That being said, this article is an analysis of several 2021 films that will help the reader determine which films are most suitable for them based...

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A Brilliant Ball Handler: Senior Lauren Heenan dribbles the ball down the court for Foran on offense. Photo courtesy: Lauren Heenan, Nov. 11, 2020

How Covid-19 is Affecting the WNBA

November 16, 2020

     The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has been providing people in the United States and around the world with sports entertainment for years, but this year things are a little different due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.      The WNBA was approved by the NBA Board of Governors...

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