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James DAngelo

James D'Angelo, Staff Writer

Hi, my name is James D’Angelo and I am a junior at Foran High School. This is my 2nd year writing for the Mane Street Mirror. I play Lacrosse here at Foran, and my other hobbies are hanging out with my friends and going golfing. 

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Foran’s Successful History: Foran’s illustrious trophy case by the gym, January 27, 2023.

The History of Foran Athletics

January 31, 2023

          In 1973, Foran was established, along with the athletic department that now offers 13 sports to its students. Cross country, football, girls swimming, boys soccer, and volleyball were all added in the fall of 1973. In the winter, Foran offered basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, and boys...

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Astronomy Dome Controls: These computers control what goes up on the dome screen for students to see, December 14, 2022. Photo Courtesy: Jimmy D’Angelo.

The History of Foran’s Planetarium

January 6, 2023

   First opened in 1973, Foran’s planetarium is a rare sight to see in schools. The planetarium is one of only 22 high school planetariums in the state. Making it even more exceptional, Foran’s planetarium is a Digistar 7 planetarium, one of only 13 in K-12 schools worldwide.    Although it’s...

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Soccer team huddles up together: The team gameplans for whats next, November 4, 2022.

Boys Soccer Strikes their way to Suffield

First Round of States Monday
November 7, 2022

The boys soccer team finished with a record of 8-5-3 in the regular season and will start as the 25 seed in the state tournament. Their first game is Monday November 7 against Suffield High School who had a regular season record of 11-3-1. The team recently made their first SCC tournament game in school...

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Mariners Hockey: The Mariners hockey team poses together for a team picture, January 18, 2022.

Preparing for Winter Sports: Season Training Begins

October 28, 2022

          Winter sports are right around the corner, and preseason conditioning and preparation has begun. Basketball, hockey, wrestling, indoor track, and boys swimming are some of the teams preparing for the upcoming season. The road to success for these sports begins as the preseason kicks off. Basketball  ...

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Para of the Year: Student Cameron Luth and Grillo in the classroom, May 11, 2022.

Mr. Grillo Wins Paraprofessional of the Year

May 16, 2022

          Mr. Paul Grillo is an important part of the Foran community. He clearly loves his job and makes school fun and enjoyable for students. Because of this, it might not come as a surprise that he won the 2022 para of the year.           Principal Max Berkowitz shares his insight on...

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Entrance: Westshore Recreation Center entrance on 14, Benham Ave, Milford, CT.

Rec Basketball in Milford

April 6, 2022

     Rec basketball is a great way for the Milford residents to continue to play a sport they love. Rec Basketball can be played at the West Shore Recreation center on, 14 Benham Ave, Milford CT.      The West Shore Recreation center provides a fun and safe environment for the community to enjoy...

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Before and After: A Before and After Photo of the Robert Treat Memorial Bridge. Photo Courtesy: Pintrest.com and Cian Carroll, February 6, 2022.

The Unique History of Milford

March 10, 2022

     Founded in 1639, Milford has exhibited traits of a coastal city with a beautiful downtown and several notable landmarks. The city we call home has changed dramatically over the past 383 years.      One of the oldest cities in all of the U.S. has a very rich history. From the U.S. becoming...

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Boys Lacrosse: Team huddle after Eli Gomes scores a goal. Photo Courtesy: Maria Croktan

Looking Ahead to Spring Sports

February 2, 2022

     Spring sports are around the corner and student-athletes and coaches throughout Foran are beginning to prepare for the season. As the season closes in, the excitement builds for sports such as baseball, outdoor track and field, lacrosse, tennis and softball.       One student in particular...

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 Family Time: Mr. Spinetti spends time with his family during his leave. Photo courtesy: Mr. Spinetti, Nov 9, 2021.

Advantages of Paternity Leave

November 23, 2021

     Paternity leaves have recently become a hot topic of discussion. Debates have risen around the U.S, some believe that men shouldn’t be paid during paternity leaves, or even not have them at all.       According to a Pew Research center article https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/27,...

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Athletes in Action: Students participate in team-building activities. Photo courtesy: Catherine GaNun, October 12, 2021.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

October 21, 2021

     Teamwork is undoubtedly an essential skill for any job. A perfect way to learn this trait is in the new course T.E.A.M.S, which stands for Together, Explore, Ask questions & share ideas, Members of your team, Smarter together than apart.       The leaders of this course are teachers...

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