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Gracie Brogan

Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer

     Hi, My name is Gracie Brogan. I’m a freshman at Foran. I like to spend my time reading, writing, and listening to music. My favorite subjects so far this year are English, science, and journalism. 

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Orchestra Seniors: The seniors in orchestra for the 2022-23’ school year all posing together for the last time, April 25, 2023.

Tying the Final String

Saying Farewell to Seniors in Orchestra
Rumeysa Bayram and Gracie Brogan | May 19, 2023

          The graduating class of 2023 has made their mark across several groups and communities at Foran.           After four years of representing the school's musical talent, the orchestra class of '23 will move onto the next chapter in their lives.           Many of the students...

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Going Into The New Year: Lindsay and her family celebrating the New Year, December 31, 2021.

Out with the Old, In with the New

Celebrating the New Year
Rumeysa Bayram and Gracie Brogan | December 31, 2022

          As calendars come to a close and ‘22 becomes ‘23, many around the world are prepared to finish the year off strong with lively traditions and get-togethers. Whether it be festive meals, games, or general gatherings, many find a special celebration before and after the clock strikes...

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Charity Collection: Milford Fire Department Displays Toys for Tots donation box downtown. November 16, 2022.

True Holiday Spirit: The Act of Giving Back

Gracie Brogan and Dabi Lee | December 6, 2022

          The smell of a homemade meal, the first tear of wrapping paper on a present, and the laughter of loved ones are things one might describe when it comes to the holidays. Unfortunately for families in need, this ideal is not a reality. Aside from a lack of gifts and company, many are even...

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Key Club: Foran’s Key Club advisor and members showcasing their club, October 4, 2022.

[Photo] Getting Involved: Club Fair Brings New Opportunities to Students

October 18, 2022

Key Club: Foran’s Key Club advisor and members showcasing their club, October 4, 2022.

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Diving for Fall Season: Foran girl’s swim and dive performs at the fourth meet, September 20, 2022.

Cannonball: Girls Swim Jumps into New Season

Gracie Brogan and Jocelyn Gonzalez | October 10, 2022

            While the sports fall season tends to focus on football, the 2022 girls' swim and dive season is starting to make their splash. The team started their season with a win against West Haven, one of the fourteen meets the team will attend, West Haven, Cheshire, Daniel Hand, North Haven,...

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Working Together: Students Help Work Out Geometry Problems in Study Hall, May 1, 2022.

School Resources to Utilize for Final Exams

Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | May 13, 2022

          With summer break approaching, students await the sand, sun, and surf. However, this anticipation comes with a catch, final exams. The school year concludes with the summary tests for each subject. Students may jump through hoops to gather all of the materials they can to be fully prepared...

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Emerald Dancers: Irish step dance team “Emerald Dancers” from the Mulkerin School of Irish Dance. Photo courtesy: Mulkerin School of Irish Dance.

Stepping into Success

A Look into Irish Step Dance
Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | March 1, 2022

     Connecticut is home to many cultures and customs that embrace diversity of artistic expression. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, Irish culture and its customs, especially in the United States, is more prominent than ever.       The ways in which Irish step dancing continues to diversify...

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Comet Commotion: The characters looking up at the notorious comet. Photo courtesy:, December 27, 2021.

Film Review: Don’t Look Up

Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | January 28, 2022

     In December of 2021, the dystopian comedy film, Don’t Look Up, was released on Netflix. Don’t Look Up, which was written, produced, and directed by Adam Mckay, is in the top five watched films on Netflix charts as of January 1, 2022. Accumulating about 321.5 million viewing hours so far according...

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Class Officers: Officers from the classes of 2025-2022: Connor Rizzo, Arvid Torngrip, Olivia Salai, Jacob Collette, Kaleigh Morton, Julia Decicchi, Katharine Harrison, Jay Yang, Megan McTigue, and Arezoo Ghazagh.

What Class Officers are Doing to Benefit the Student Body

Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | January 5, 2022

     In the spring and early fall, student council elections are held. The class elections allow students to be able to choose a representative from their class. These representatives, or officers, help with many events and organize fundraisers which benefit the school. Many students aren’t aware...

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Vaccination Sites Around Milford: Pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS are places you are able to receive a vaccination.

Pfizer Announces Vaccine for Ages 5-11

Further Steps are Taken to Maintain a Healthy Learning Environment
Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | November 11, 2021

     As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact schools, medical workers strive to make learning environments more secure. The release of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for ages 12-16 made it possible for middle and high school students to get immunized. Now, there is news about a vaccine for younger...

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Key Club Officers: (From left to right) Arezoo Gazagh:  Vice President of the Key Club, Mrs. Ganun: Club Advisor, and Delaney Mayville: Media Specialist.

Lending a Hand

Volunteer Opportunities Up and Running Since Quarantine
Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | October 21, 2021

     Schools across the world changed drastically due to Covid-19. Precautions like cohorts, masks, and social distancing were taken, and extracurriculars ceased to operate.      This year, Foran hopes to welcome back clubs and create a less-isolated environment for students. Some clubs that...

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