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Gianna Weaver

Gianna Weaver, Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Gianna Weaver and I am a junior at Foran High School. This is my second year as a staff writer for the Mane Street Mirror. I am a member of Key Club and Natural Helpers. Outside of school, I dance at Lee Lund Studio of Dance and enjoy hanging out with friends!I am looking forward to another great year at Foran! 

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Café At Night: Lovely new seating arrangement in the Café for customers to enjoy, January 12, 2024.

Catching Up with Café Atlantique

Ellie Pasacreta and Gianna Weaver | February 2, 2024

          Located in the heart of downtown Milford, Café Atlantique is the perfect local spot to grab a bite to eat during all times of the day.            Since opening in 2000, Café Atlantique has continued to use fresh and sustainable ingredients in order to provide their customers...

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Holiday Rush: Starbucks employees working to make everyones orders during the holiday season, December 7, 2023.

The Ultimate Holiday Showdown

Starbucks vs. Dunkin’ Festive Flavors
Ellie Pasacreta and Gianna Weaver | December 20, 2023

          While the Dunkin’ versus Starbucks debate is still on the rise, both coffee chains have brought back popular menu items while also releasing new ones for the season.           On November 1, Dunkin’ kicked off the holiday season welcoming back their fan favorite holiday menu...

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The Choose Love Movement logo.

Choose Love

How Sandy Hook has led to a Drive for Change
Ellie Pasacreta and Gianna Weaver | December 14, 2023

          Nurturing, Healing, Love. Three powerful words left on a kitchen chalkboard by six year old Jesse Lewis that have gone on to become the foundational values for the Choose Love Movement.            On December 14, 2012, Jesse was one of 20 young children between six and seven years...

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Hard at Work: Fenton working near the auditorium before students arrive for school, October 17, 2023.

Sean’s Spotlight

How 32 Years at Foran has Shaped Sean Fenton
Gianna Weaver and Ellie Pasacreta | November 10, 2023

          Mr. Sean Fenton has been keeping the Milford high schools clean since 1986. Fenton began his custodial career working night shifts at Jonathan Law for four years before coming to work at Foran in 1990.            For the past 32 years at Foran, Fenton has been enjoying every minute.   ...

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Save a Life Tour: The setup of the Save a Life Tour’s impaired and distracted driving simulations, October 18, 2023.

Save a Life Tour

Learning the Risks of Distracted Driving Hands On
Gianna Weaver, Staff Writer | October 20, 2023

          Each year more and more high school students receive their learners permit and driver's license. These big milestones come with new freedom and independence but also lead to the risk of distracted drivers.             This week, October 18 and 19, the Save a Life Tour came to...

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The Original: Photo of the original Sundae House from when it opened, 1960’s.

Sixty Years of Sundae Smiles

Celebrating 60 Years of The Sundae House
Gianna Weaver and Ellie Pasacreta | October 2, 2023

           Milford’s family-owned and operated ice cream spot has been a summertime staple for countless families. The Sundae House, located on 499 New Haven Ave., is celebrating their sixtieth anniversary of sundae smiles.             In 1963, Angelina Simone–The Sundae House’s...

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Class of 2023: CappuGino’s flyer with information on booking their food truck for upcoming events, April, 12, 2023.

CappuGino’s Craze

A Local Businesses Mission to Give Back to the Community
Ellie Pasacreta and Gianna Weaver | May 12, 2023

          Spring has sprung, and for locals, it’s time to get out and try new businesses around Milford. A spot many enjoy is CappuGino’s, a local coffee cafe located in Milford’s Commerce Park.            CappuGino’s was welcomed into the community in the midst of the pandemic,...

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Stamidis Family: Family photo of Patricia, Dean, and Lisa, August, 27, 2019.

The Passion Behind Piera’s Pilgrimage

Stamidis Journey Through Self Publishing a Book
Ellie Pasaceta and Gianna Weaver | March 10, 2023

          This year Foran welcomed Ms. Lisa Stamidis as a new English teacher. While everyone may pass by her room, not many know she has self-published her very own book.            Growing up, Stamidis was raised by a single mother without a lot of money. When Stamidis was five, her mother...

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Students Skiing: Students Alana Finlayson, Olivia Salai, Erin Schmitt, and Cameron Lefebvre on ski lift during last years trip, February 12, 2022.

Shredding on the Slopes

How the Ski and Snowboarding Club Gears Up for their Annual Trips
Haley Stroffolino and Gianna Weaver | February 9, 2023

          As winter approaches, over 100 members count down until the start of Foran’s Ski and Snowboarding Club for the much-anticipated trips to the mountains.            The Ski and Snowboarding Club started in 2000 by class of 2004 student James Malaney along with the club’s original...

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Daniel S. Wasson Field: Banner hanging high in remembrance of Daniel S. Wasson, December 8, 2022.

Remembering Daniel Wasson

How the Milford Community Carries on the Legacy of a Fallen Officer
Ellie Pasacreta and Gianna Weaver | February 1, 2023

          Everyone passes by the Daniel S. Wasson Baseball Field that hosts countless sporting events throughout the year, but not everyone knows the story behind Wasson himself.            Daniel Wasson was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who worked for the Milford Police Department for two years...

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Show Time: Oliva Salai and Connor Rizzo on stage performing Mamma Mia, April 9, 2022.

“Omigod You Guys!” It’s Audition Season

Foran Drama Club Prepares to Audition for Musical ‘Legally Blonde’
Gianna Weaver and Ellie Pasacreta | December 2, 2022

          Each year the Foran Drama Club puts on outstanding productions and this year aims to be no different. The Foran 2023 spring production will be “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”            For the audition, students will prepare a short verse of a song and practice a scene from...

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Coaching on the Court: Coach Hoffer with senior, Chloe Nittoly on the court, October 3, 2022.

Passing the Volleyball Team onto New Coaches

Gianna Weaver and Ellie Pasacreta | October 26, 2022

          A new volleyball season is close to ending but a new coaching staff stepped up to the net. The girl's volleyball team welcomed new assistant coach Mrs. Tammi Spose alongside returning coach Jessica Hoffer. This year, Coach Hoffer is taking on a new role as the head coach.       ...

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