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Eli Gomes

Eli Gomes, Staff Writer

Hi, My name is Eli Gomes and I am a senior at Foran High school. This is my second year writing, and I am a staff writer for The Mane Street Mirror. I am a proud member of Clothing the Community and Ski Club, and I also play varsity lacrosse, and play for the Flint Tropics.  

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Seniors being Seniors: Class of 2024 doing an age old tradition painting the Foran rock with their names. August 23, 2024 Photo courtesy: Elle Philpott

Friends at Foran

Class of ‘24’s Journey of Friendships in High School
Elle Philpott, Jimmy D, and Eli Gomes | May 30, 2024

Four years ago the Class of 2024 began their journey at Foran. Foran is a place where students learn, grow, and build friendships. High school friendships can be incredibly significant and influential in shaping one’s teenage years and beyond. It is the goal to create friendships that can help students...

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Supporter Wave: Mayor Giannattasio waves and thanks supporters after being sworn in, November 20, 2023.

Behind the Scenes of the Milford Mayor: Tony Giannattasio

Jimmy D'Angelo and Eli Gomes | April 16, 2024

           Milford’s newly elected Mayor Tony Giannattasio is the first Republican elected mayor in twelve years after defeating Democratic candidate Kerri Rowland. He was sworn in on Nov. 20, 2023 as Milford’s twelfth mayor.             Giannattasio has been in public service for...

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Freshman Takeover: Freshman Jaxon Staples and John Johnson takeover the court, December 21, 2024.

Freshman Phenoms

Freshmen Take Over The Basketball Court
Jimmy D'Angelo and Eli Gomes | January 26, 2024

             Foran basketball is off to a strong start, under the lead of two Freshmen Jaxon Staples and John Johnson. The team beat their cross-town rival early in the season for the first time in 13 games and qualified for the state tournament with a win over the Shelton Gaels on January...

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Chop the Wood: Jaden Prosser cutting down a tree for Christmas with his family.

Q & A With Jaden Prosser

Jake Israelite and Eli Gomes | January 25, 2024

           Q: Who do you think will win the Superbowl and why?              A: “I think the 49ers will win it because they have the best offensive player in the league CMC. (Christian McCaffrey)”              Q: What team from the AFC will meet the 49ers in...

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Grillo at Work:  Grillo announcing at the foran boys basketball game. December 14, 2023.

Voice in The Box

The Voice Behind Foran’s Sports
Jimmy D'Angelo and Eli Gomes | January 11, 2024

          "And that will be enough for another Foran Lions first down!” Anybody who goes to a Foran football game knows that iconic phrase, but people may not know who is behind that voice: Mr. Paul Grillo.           Although it might seem like Grillo has a natural instinct for announcing,...

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Top Performers: Gracie Brooks and Gaby Magnuson pose as they are recognized as CT High School Top volleyball performers for the third straight week, October 10, 2023.

Milestones at Foran

Foran Volleyball players hit huge milestones
Jimmy D'Angelo and Eli Gomes | November 7, 2023

           This year is special for the Foran Girls Volleyball team. Two junior volleyball players reached huge season milestones, both taking place during their home game against Cheshire on October 6.             The teams outside hitter Gracie Brooks reached a milestone of 100 kills...

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Student Protest: Students protesting school shootings with the national school shooting walkout April 20, 2018.

School Shootings and Their Impact on School Environments

Jimmy D'Angelo and Eli Gomes | October 10, 2023

           In wake of the shooting at UNC Chapel Hill, the impact of school shootings in the school environment has once again come into focus. The tragic event that occurred on Aug. 28 reminds the world of the impact this act of violence has on the students, faculty and the entire community.   ...

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Ready, Set, Go: The boys lacrosse team poses for a picture just before starting the race. April 29, 2023.

Dash for Danni

Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | May 2, 2023

          Danni Kemp was a former student at Foran high school who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), after getting hit in the head with a softball while playing in a game for Stony Brook University. Danni battled cancer for many months...

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Preparing to Win: Cameron Luth begins his serving technique to put the ball into play. September 24, 2022.

The Rise of Pickleball

Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | April 4, 2023

          Pickleball is a very unique sport that is just appearing on the mainstream of pop culture. Many people know the sport but don't know where it came from.            Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island where Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum played...

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Looking to Score: Jimmy D’Angelo advances the ball down the court. January 21, 2022.

Milford Recreation Basketball

An Inside Look at the 2023 Recreational Basketball Season
Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | February 3, 2023

          Every year, the Milford Recreation Department hosts a winter basketball league.This is where people of all ages can participate, there is even a high school league. Recreational basketball proves to be a great way to stay in shape for upcoming sports and have fun with friends.   ...

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Game on: Players take the pitch for a soccer competition, December 2022.

Commotion in Qatar

Qatari Officials Under Fire About Possible Human Rights Violations
Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | December 14, 2022

          In the scorching Qatari heat, thousands of workers prepare for the biggest soccer tournament on Earth: The World Cup. However, thousands of workers have reportedly lost their lives while on the job. Qatari officials continue to claim only 37 workers died, but the International Federation...

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Getting Prepared: Senior captain Chris Adkins takes the ice for their first captains practice, November 15, 2022.

Milford Mariners Skate into the Season with a New Coach

Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | November 30, 2022

          The Milford Mariners hockey team is set to kick off their season on December 14 with a new leader. Head coach Shaun Malay is hoping to guide the Mariners to a successful season in his first year in the role. Last year, the Mariners ended the season with a 1-15-5 record, and Malay is looking...

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Foran Girls Volleyball: Senior Volleyball player Katylin Beaupre spiking the ball over the net. October 8, 2022.

Being Proactive with School, Sports, and Work

Mackenzie Posey and Eli Gomes | November 7, 2022

          With only 24 hours in the day, it is difficult for student athletes to balance school and sports. How can they manage a part time job as well? In order to successfully maintain commitments, some students may have to balance a full schedule.            Although it may seem easy...

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