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Gavin Fanelli

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer

Hello, My name is Gavin Fanelli and I'm a junior at Foran High School. This is my third year of being a staff writer of the Mane Street Mirror. I play for Foran’s hockey team and the lacrosse team. In my free time I like to hang out with friends and practice sports. 

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Foran’s First: Captain and senior Kelly Aspras with her coaches Thomas Rashaad (Left) and David Esposito (Right), January 2023.

No Pain, No Gain

Foran’s Wrestling Team is Back on The Mat
Gavin Fanelli and Matt Adkins | January 5, 2024

          The Foran High School wrestling team is back at it. With almost 50 kids suiting up this year, they are ready to take on the competition.            Head wrestling coach Dave Esposito states, “We have been working hard. We have many returning players, state place wins and young...

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Photos with Santa: Santa’s Polar Express at the Milford CT Post Mall, November 2022.

Winter Events In & Around Milford

When, Where, and What You Need to Know
Gavin Fanelli and Matt Adkins | December 13, 2023

          As the cold air sets in, that can only mean one thing, the holiday season is near. In and around Milford there are many fun things to do during the holiday season with family and friends.           First things first, Santa makes his debut at the Connecticut Post Mall starting...

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Foran’s Veterans: Mr. Thomas Dillon and Mr. Paul Grillo standing next to an American flag. October 16, 2023.

We Thank You Veterans of Foran

Gavin Fanelli and Matt Adkins | November 10, 2023

          Veterans Day is a celebration to honor those who served in the armed forces for their patriotism and those killed in the country’s wars.           Veterans Day is celebrated each year on November 11, regardless of what day of the week it falls on. However, if it occurs on a Sunday...

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Natural Helpers: Natural Helpers pose at Freshman Orientation, August 23, 2023.

Natural Helpers and Their Purpose at Foran

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | October 4, 2023

          The Foran Natural Helpers club is advised by Mrs. Lisa Farrell and Mrs. Melissa Kaminski. Natural Helpers is a national program for middle school and high school age students. Interested students must complete an application form, which is usually available in early March, and will also...

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The Robotics Team won their division at Worlds in Texas, April 2023.

The Milford Robotics Club

And Their First Win in Worlds
Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | May 25, 2023

           Robotics Club, what is it all about? The Milford Robotics Club, also known as MOJO robotics team 8085, engages students through STEM activities. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM curriculum helps prepare students for the future jobs that will...

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Ms. Ceilne Sandor: Ms. Sandor’s staff photo. June 2021-2022.

Remembering Ms. Sandor

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | March 7, 2023

          Elementary teacher Ms. Celine Sandor was one of a kind. Ms. Sandor was a teacher in the Milford Public School system who passed away on January 23, 2023. She was originally from Greenwich, CT but called Milford her home.            Ms. Sandor made her mark as she educated young...

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Presidents of the Past: A Look at Mt. Rushmore, honoring the greatest presidents in the history of the USA.

Presidents’ Day

Abraham Lincoln: “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today”
Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | February 20, 2023

          The month of February is here and with that is the celebration of Presidents’ Day.  Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday which honors the presidents of the United States from the past to the present.            President’s Day is held every year on the third Monday of the...

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The Captains and their Coach: Coach Ken Ross and a couple of his amazing players, November 27, 2022.

The Southern CT Storm Hockey Team

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | December 21, 2022

           Located in Bridgeport, Connecticut there is a hockey program called Southern CT Storm Special Hockey which was founded in 2006 nationwide. The hockey program offers children from the age of five through young adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to play ice hockey.   ...

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Influences Teens Face: Substances that can cause negative effects on teens, October 19, 2022.

Don’t be a Follower

Consequences of Underage Drug Use & Drinking
Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | October 24, 2022

           Underage drug use and drinking comes with consequences. There is no single reason to explain why teenagers use drugs or alcohol. However research has shown the core issues and influences behind these types of behaviors.             Teens see many people consuming various substances....

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Benching Better Bodies: Max Fallon-Silva benching at the gym as Braden Butler spots him.

Building Better Minds and Bodies

The Scientific Benefits of Hitting the Gym
Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | September 23, 2022

          Over the years the media, doctors, and schools express how exercise is good for the body.             There has been lots of research to support the benefits of exercising, especially for teenagers. These benefits include a healthier body, a healthier mindset and more.  ...

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Officer Kish: Taking on her new SRO role at Foran High School, April 29, 2022.

SRO Called to Duty

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | May 27, 2022

          Welcome Foran High School's new SRO (School Resources Officer), Officer Kayleigh Kish. Kish has been a police officer for three and a half years. Kish has never been an SRO but that does not scare her, she is ready to take on her new role.           Prior to becoming an officer,...

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Parent Involvement: Foran parents attending a Booster Club meeting about athletics.

Foran Booster Club Seeks Support

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | April 4, 2022

     The Foran Booster Club, a non-profit organization that supports all Foran student athletes, is seeking eager parents who would like an opportunity to help the Foran community.       Mrs. Lucila Massey and Mr. Vitelli are the current Booster Club presidents and leaders of the meetings.   ...

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Dinosaur Fossil Discovery: 110-million-year-old mummified nodosaurus found in Alberta Canada: Photo courtesy: National Geographic, December 2018.

Mummified Dinosaur

A Discovery that Leads to Knowledge
Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | February 28, 2022

     Dinosaurs are awesome; there is no better way to say it. It is amazing to think that creatures such as the T. Rex and Brachiosaurus actually lived on the same planet we live on today. But dinosaurs are not just massive creatures that lived a long time ago. They offer clues and most importantly...

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Supplies needed to wipe away Covid-19.

The History of Covid-19 in America

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | February 3, 2022

     Coronavirus is the talk of the world today, with so many questions and concerns as the numbers around the world continue to increase and decrease over the last two years. But what is Covid-19? And now with this new variant omicron, how did it all start and what can be done to make this a thing...

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Photograph of Officer Taylor sitting at his desk with his fake dog.

SRO Called to Duty

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | December 2, 2021

     The School Resource Officer program (SRO) is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of sworn law enforcement officers within the educational environment.       SRO Officers are trained to take on the role of enforcing laws, offering support as a mentor, and serving as an...

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Halloween Masks, Milford Location: Masks to complete any Halloween costume.

BOO: Spirit Halloween Stores are in Season

Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | October 25, 2021

      It’s the month of October, which can only mean one thing: Halloween. It's time to get Halloween costumes ready and add a touch of spookiness to your decorating. Get ready and visit one of the most popular Halloween stores around every corner: Spirit Halloween.       Spirit Halloween...

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