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Jake Israelite

Jake Israelite, Layout Editor

Hi, my name is Jake Israelite and I'm a senior at Foran High School. I am the senior layout editor for the Mane Street Mirror. This is my 4th  year writing for the Mane Street Mirror. I play soccer for Foran. I like to write about sports and events happening in Milford. 

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Chop the Wood: Jaden Prosser cutting down a tree for Christmas with his family.

Q & A With Jaden Prosser

Jake Israelite and Eli Gomes | January 25, 2024

           Q: Who do you think will win the Superbowl and why?              A: “I think the 49ers will win it because they have the best offensive player in the league CMC. (Christian McCaffrey)”              Q: What team from the AFC will meet the 49ers in...

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Revolutionary Technology: The Las Vegas Sphere lit up in the night.

2023 Wrapped

A Look Back at the National Events in the Past Year
Kasen Lanese and Jake Israelite | January 10, 2024

          2023 was filled with unprecedented changes, technological strides, and societal shifts. Sports, and music industries were booming with the most popular tv program in history, as well as several massive album releases in several different genres. On the other hand, conflict, and controversy...

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Defense Wins Championships: Foran Volleyball players Nyah Boromei and Aubrey Pippa attempt to block a spike in the Edna L. Fraser Gymnasium. September 20, 2023.

The Faces Behind the Fields

An In-depth Look at the Naming of Foran’s Fields
Kasen Lanese and Jake Israelite | December 5, 2023

          What does it take to get a field named after a person? Impact and a lasting legacy are some of the qualities to do so. Since its construction in 1973, Foran has had many people who have made a large impact within the school, town, and state.           The baseball field is named...

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Informing Future Members: Club members Max Newton pitches his club to students at the club fair, October 4, 2023.

Impact of Clubs at Foran

“It’s really fun and I look forward to every meeting"
Kasen Lanese and Jake Israelite | November 9, 2023

          Students have 34 clubs to choose from, they can specialize in certain subjects such as math and science. Or can represent hobbies, and interests such as fishing, and FBLA. Clubs are even offered where students can learn about cultures such as multicultural, and Japan.          ...

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At the movies: Barbie and Oppenheimer being showcased at the same movie theater.

This or That: Barbie vs. Oppenheimer

Kasen Lanese and Jake Israelite | October 5, 2023

          2023 has produced a lot of popular movies, but two of the biggest were Barbie and Oppenheimer. Both movies were released on the same day, July 21, 2023. These movies were the most anticipated films of the year, both having massive marketing campaigns and budgets.            The...

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Fun in The Sun: Milford residents enjoying one of milfords parks, April 15, 2023.

What Milford Has to Offer: Summer Edition

Jack Beaupre and Jake Israelite | May 5, 2023

          This summer, Milford has a lot of activities to do, ranging from going to one of the 15 public beaches, picking up a new activity, or even participating in the Milford Recreation Playground Program.            Milford Recreation Supervisor Mike Dooling says, “The Summer Playground...

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Hear our roar: The final product of the 2022 yearbook. February, 18, 2022.

Behind the Scenes of the Yearbook

Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | March 20, 2023

          The yearbook staff works hard for the entire school year to put together a yearbook for the end of the school year. The class is run by Yearbook Advisor Ms. Meghan Condon. The class is a half-year class meaning some students only work on the yearbook for the first semester and second semester...

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The Background: The behind the scenes of the morning announcements production October 14, 2022.

Behind the Scenes of the Morning Announcements

Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | October 26, 2022

          The Foran morning news has been back up for two years since Covid-19 shut it down for one year. The final product may come out every morning, but the background on how the show is put together is even more interesting.            The supervisor, Mr. Tom Dillon, explains that there...

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Let the games begin: Foran students participating in the first Milford pickleball tournament on September 24 ,2022.

The Growth of Pickleball in the Milford Community

Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | October 10, 2022

          Recently, pickleball has expanded not only in Milford, but around the world. Milford has added 19 pickleball courts and provides a league for all types of pickleball players of all ages.            This sport is  never too late to start playing as 52 percent of the core pickleball...

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

What Milford has to Offer: Summer Edition

Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | 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

Jake Israelite, Staff Writer | 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
Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | 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

Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | 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
Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | 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

Jake Israelite, Staff Writer | 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

Jake Israelite, Staff Writer | 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?

Jake Israelite, Staff Writer | 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

Jake Israelite, Staff Writer | 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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