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Kaleigh Porcu

Kaleigh Porcu, Social Media Editor

     Hi! My name is Kaleigh Porcu and I´m a senior.  I am one of the people who run the Mane Street Mirror instagram and twitter page! I play Foran girls basketball and softball! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going shopping, and going to the beach!

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Grab a book and join in: The Foran Book Club reading “Perks of Being a Wallflower” at their meeting, April 11, 2022.

Roarin’ Readers

An Inside Look at the Foran Book Club
Kaleigh Porcu and Jocelyn Gonzalez | May 12, 2022

          Reading is a strong fundamental skill, but also a hobby for many of the students at Joseph A. Foran High School.           Junior Venice Montanaro, an officer and one of the founders of the book club, created this club three weeks ago with junior classmates : Anna Harris, Skyler...

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The morning announcer: Ricardo Gonzalez poses for a picture in blue hall.

And, Action!

Students Comment on Morning Announcement Broadcast
Kaleigh Porcu, Social Media Editor | February 3, 2022

     Since the beginning of school, morning announcements over the loudspeaker have informed students about information going on in the school community such as club meetings, sports, and other relevant daily news. Now with morning announcements transitioning to pre-recorded broadcasts, many students...

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Diving into the Season: The Foran pool gets ready for the new swim season. Photo Courtesy: Jose Abréu, December 1, 2021.

Swimming into Action: Boys Swim

Kaleigh Porcu and Jocelyn Gonzalez | December 20, 2021

     As Foran takes a dive into the winter season, boys swimming is back in action. Many swimmers, specifically Foran’s boys (seeing as to how it is a co-op team), have been training hard for the season kick off.      Sophomore Jacob Collette is a swimmer with two years under his belt.  ...

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Masking Up: What affects mask mandates in public high schools?

Mask On, Mask Off

Mask Mandates in Public High Schools
Connor Nieman and Kaleigh Porcu | November 18, 2021

     Mask mandates in public high schools differ as you travel throughout the United States. States like Connecticut and Massachusetts currently require masks in high schools, while Florida and Texas do not enforce mask mandates but allow counties and districts to decide mandates for themselves.   ...

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The morning announcer: Ricardo Gonzalez poses for a picture in blue hall.

“Who’s Behind the Voices?”

Kaleigh Porcu and Jocelyn Gonzalez | October 29, 2021

     Ever hear the morning announcements and wonder, “Who makes the announcements?” The familiar voices have puzzled both students and staff alike and has become one of the hot topics circling the student body.       The morning announcements inform students on upcoming events such as club...

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Seniors from the girls’ track team celebrating senior night. Photo Courtesy: Lucila Massey

Spring Sports: Girls’ Track Season

Sanaa Darden and Kaleigh Porcu | May 20, 2021

     Track is one of the most competitive sports in the spring season, with 44 different events including sprints, middle distance, long distance, hurdles, relays, long jump, high jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, shot put, javelin, hammer throw, and more.      Varsity sprinter and thrower...

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A traditional Irish dish of corned beef and cabbage. Photo courtesy: Kaleigh Porcu, March, 17, 2021

What is St. Patrick’s Day and why do we celebrate it?

Kaleigh Porcu and Jocelyn Gonzalez | March 29, 2021

     St. Patrick's Day is celebrated every year on March 17th. This day commemorates Saint Patrick, after being kidnapped at the age of sixteen and taken to Ireland as a slave, the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish. Some of these celebrations...

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Plants can help: Beautiful mums in a planting pot.  Photo Courtesy: Kaleigh Porcu, July 16, 2020

How to Help Your Environment

Kaleigh Porcu, Staff Writer | February 25, 2021

        When speaking about conserving nature, it really means talking about taking care of the future, because nature provides essential resources for survival and enjoyment. Depending on nature is a big part of reality.          Planet Earth is a closed system with limited resources—there...

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Galentines Fun: A Valentine’s day decoration set up early for Galentine’s day. Photo Courtesy: Kaleigh Porcu, January 26, 2021

What is Galentine’s Day?

Kaleigh Porcu and Jocelyn Gonzalez | February 10, 2021

     For some, the prospect of celebrating Valentine’s Day on February fourteenth fills people with joy as they prepare to shower their significant other with declarations of love.      For others, different events take place: Galentine’s Day, which occurs annually on February 13. Galentine’s...

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Girls Basketball Season: Junior, Abby Sanwald playing. Photo courtesy: Ava Candido.

CIAC Postpones Winter Sports to January 19

Kaleigh Porcu and Ava Candido | December 14, 2020

     When the global outbreak of Covid-19 happened, it resulted in the closure of gyms, stadiums, pools, dance and fitness studios. Many individuals are also therefore still not able to participate in their regular individual or group sporting activities.      Sports are an important aspect...

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De Stress by Reading: Love, by Jerry Spinelli. Photo courtesy: Kaleigh Porcu, November 11, 2020.

Living A Low Stress Life

Kaleigh Porcu and Jocelyn Gonzalez | November 15, 2020

     Stress can have a big impact on the way people act. There are many people that need to know ways to cope with stress. Living a healthy lifestyle is important.      Stress is an ongoing problem that happens in everyone’s lives. It is a simple term used by many people; most of the time...

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