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Jake Israelite

Jake Israelite, Staff Writer

     Hi, my name is Jake Israelite and I'm a sophomore at Foran High School. This is my 2nd year writing for the Mane Street Mirror. I play soccer for Foran and like to watch football. I like to write about sports and events happening in Milford.

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Check up: People play basketball behind the library, May 12, 2022.

What Milford has to Offer: Summer Edition

June 2, 2022

Over the summer, Milford Recreation offers many activities for everyone of different interests.  Milford Recreation has a summer program for kids called the Playground Program. This program takes place at many different schools including Live Oaks, Matthewson, Milford Academy, West Shore Rec. Participants...

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The overview: The overlook of the Zen Den.

The Zen Den

April 11, 2022

     After being closed all of the 2020-2021 school year due to Covid-19, the Zen Den is back in use. Located next to student life on the third floor, to access the Zen Den you have to go to student life and reserve it for a certain time. The Zen Den can be used for meetings, mindfulness, and getting...

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A Nike Ajak missile being paraded through downtown Milford . Photo courtesy: https://coldwar-ct.com/ , “Probably early sixties.”

A Different Type of Nike

A Look Back at Milford's Nike Site from the Cold War
March 3, 2022

     Milford was once home to a missile site. Back in 1957, the Milford Nike was put into operation to protect the area from attacks during the Cold War, a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies.       Nike Sites were used to...

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Fantasy Football: Professional fantasy player Mason Bryant playing fantasy football.

[Photo] 2021 Fantasy Football Season Recap

December 20, 2021

Fantasy Football: Professional fantasy player Mason Bryant playing fantasy football.

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School Store Inventory: Foran merchandise inside the school store.

Grand Reopening: Foran School Store to Reopen in the Near Future

November 23, 2021

     The Foran school store has been closed for over two years due to Covid-19, but it will reopen in just a few short weeks under the direction of business teacher Mr. Jeff Blude, and will remain at the end of red hall.      The store will sell items including tee-shirts, sweat pants, bucket...

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Foran Football Fans: Photo of the student section chering.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

A Deeper Look Into the Nonprofit Selling Lemons for Cancer
November 8, 2021

     This January, Alex’s Lemonade Stand will have funded childhood cancer for 17 years. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is majorly different from all other companies/nonprofits fighting against cancer because of the story behind it. A four year old girl diagnosed with cancer decided to start a lemonade...

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The Hungry Lion: Foran High School’s Cafe logo. Photo courtesy: Jake Israelite, September 24, 2021.

Covid-19 Effect on School Lunches

September 29, 2021

     Undoubtedly, Covid-19 has changed school lunches. Not just the places students eat, but the food and prices as well. Lunch lines are noticeably longer this year as everyone is learning in person.      Food Services Manager for the Milford Board of Education Ms. Marybeth Salvato says, “Last...

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 Gaming: Playstation 5. Photo courtesy of Jake Israelite, February 16, 2021.

Next Generation Consoles, What You Need to Know

March 4, 2021

     The new Xbox and PlayStation have been very hard to get a hold of. But the wait is worth it.  Incredible graphics, much improved download speeds, and faster loading times are just to name a few improvements.       Freshman Zackary Israelite, an owner of the new PlayStation, the PS5, says...

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Play on:  Uconn basketball court at the XL Center. Photo courtesy of Jake Israelite, February 26, 2020.

Big East Contenders or Pretenders?

January 21, 2021

     Conference play has begun in the Big East Conference for men’s basketball. Top teams fighting for seeding in the conference tournament include Villanova, Creighton, and UConn, all nationally ranked by the AP top 25 poll, according to college basketball.ap.org.       Which of these teams...

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A photo taken of Metlife Stadium on December 12, 2018. Photo Courtesy of Jake Israelite.

How the NFL Is Trying to Slow Down and Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

December 8, 2020

     The NFL (National Football League) has been trying to keep their players and coaches safe from the Covid-19 through an extensive list of protocols that have been taking place throughout the league for months.      Unlike the NBA (National Basketball Association), the NFL didn’t choose...

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