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Ginger Schmidt

Ginger Schmidt, Content Editor

Hi, my name is Ginger Schmidt and I am a senior. This is my second year writing for the Mane Street Mirror. I am the captain of my school's gymnastics team and am an All State gymnast. I love going to the beach, the gym, and hanging out with my friends. I love all things design and art and look forward to incorporating that love into the newspaper!

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Football Flashback: The Foran Lions prepare for their game in 1985.

Fifty Years of Feud

The Rich History of the Foran v. Law Rivalry
Ginger Schmidt, Editor | March 23, 2023

          November 30, 1985, a seemingly average Saturday went down in Milford history as the one that ignited the sparks of rivalry that had been flickering for the past 10 years. Two days after Thanksgiving, due to inclement weather, Joseph A. Foran High School and Jonathan Law High School met...

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Perfect Predictions: A template of the 2023 March Madness Bracket, watchers can fill in the template with their predictions.

March Madness for Dummies

A Simple Guide to the College Basketball Tournament of the Year
Ginger Schmidt, Editor | March 13, 2023

          As the idea of my going away to college is becoming more and more of a reality, my mother is coming to terms with becoming an empty nester. Having declared she will need something to fill the void, she decided the next best thing to a house full of children is college basketball. For a...

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A Glimpse into the Future: Senior Joe Gaetano poses in his future locker room at Bowdoin College after committing to play football, July 7, 2022.

The Road to Recruitment

Inside the Process of Becoming a College Athlete
Ginger Schmidt, Editor | October 10, 2022

          For many high school students, becoming a college athlete is their dream. Not only do you have to be a great athlete to play for a college team, but you must undergo a rigorous and long recruitment process.           The first step in the recruitment process is voicing your goal...

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Signing Day: Senior Luca Ubaldi commits to Western Connecticut State University to play Lacrosse, April 16, 2022.

Senioritis: Second Semester Struggles

Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | May 24, 2022

          Senioritis has begun to plague high schools across the nation as the end of the year approaches and seniors prepare to graduate. After four years of hard work, many senior’s academic motivation begins to fade as their senior year comes to an end.            Senioritis is defined...

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The Justices: The current serving Justices on the United States Supreme Court.

Privacy: A Precedent of the Past

Supreme Court Leak Threatens Existing Legislation
Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | May 9, 2022

          A leaked Supreme Court draft decision continues to divide the country over the fate of Roe v. Wade and the legality of abortions in the United States. The draft was written by Justice Samuel Alito and disclosed that five justices would be voting to overturn Roe v. Wade. Conservative Justices...

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A Healing House: The Elles Stow House housed over 200 prisoners of war suffering from smallpox, who owner, Stephen Stow was working to save in 1777.

Long-Lasting Landmarks of Milford

Historic Buildings of a Historic City
Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | March 31, 2022

     Milford is riddled with history, with numerous historic landmarks throughout the city that provide residents and visitors with a snapshot of the past. Milford’s history dates back to its founding in 1639, making it the sixth oldest town in Connecticut.       The buildings and architecture...

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Flying High: Flyers Anna Paul and Luci Cappello perform at the Foran vs Brookfield football game. Photo Courtesy: Meghan Oliver, September 24, 2021.

The Brains Behind the Brawn

How the Mentality of Athletes Affect their Performance
Ginger Schmidt and Julia DeEll | February 21, 2022

     Athletes work tirelessly to become the best they can, training both their muscles and their minds. While the physical strength and endurance of athletes are easily seen by spectators, the mental aspect of sports often goes unnoticed.       The psychological side of sports includes pregame...

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Hitting the Slopes: Junior Luciana Cappello enjoys the day snowboarding at Powder Ridge Mountain in Connecticut. Photo Courtesy: Mallory Janik, February 26, 2021.

Warming Winters

The Effects of Climate Change on Winter Weather
Ginger Schmidt and Julia DeEll | January 28, 2022

     As the winter months arrive, many notice a change in weather compared to previous winters. Not only are we experiencing warmer temperatures throughout winter, but also "weather whiplash", or rapid weather shifts. These changes can be linked to climate change.       Climate change is caused...

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Time Flies: The most important events of each month in chronological order.

2021 in Review

A Summary of the Past Year Through Major Events
Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | January 4, 2022

     January: On Jan. 6, disaster struck our nation's capital. What began as a seemingly harmless political rally became a riot and major breach of national security resulting in five deaths and many hospitalizations. In the hopes of overturning the 2020 presidential election results, a mob disrupted...

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Practice Makes Perfect: Gymnast Katie Wetmore practices on beam at Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy in Fairfield.

Gymnastics: A Sport of Scandals

Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | November 22, 2021

     The gymnastics community has been shaken up over the past few years, after many scandals, including the conviction of national gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar and hundreds of accounts of abuse in gymnastics, both verbal and physical. USA Gymnastics has claimed it is working to change its...

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By the numbers: Poll of over 200 Foran students shows that 78% of students feel behind on work after a day off school.

Mental Health First

New Legislation Prioritizes Student’s Mental Health, Allowing Them to Take Mental Health Days
Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | October 27, 2021

     The Connecticut state House of Representatives passed a bill in early June with the goal of helping students’ mental health. This bill provides more mental health training for teachers and allows students to take up to two mental health days per year, starting January 2022.       Students'...

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