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Katherine Parker

Katherine Parker, Editor

Hi, my name is Katherine Parker. I am a senior at Foran High School and I am the editorial editor for the Mane Street Mirror. Besides journalism, I am involved in the first floor music department where you’ll find me singing or acting in Choir and Drama Club, as well as recording everyday activities as Choir Historian. In my free time you will find me writing creatively or writing music as an independent artist.

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The Common App is the main resource for starting the college process.
Photo Courtesy: Emily Jankura 02-21-21

How to be an Expert On All Things College

Everything to Know About Starting the College Application Process
Katherine Parker and Emily Jankura | March 12, 2021

     As the first of May slowly approaches, seniors from all over begin to commit to colleges, and underclassmen are starting to look into the process of applying.       The college process can be challenging for those who go into it with a closed mind, but students can tackle each step in...

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Crowning Moment: Foran Alumni Anna Jani celebrates her nineteenth birthday with her newly crowned title of Miss Shoreline 2021. Photo courtesy of Anna Jani.

Alumni Spotlight: Anna Jani

Ready for the Big Stage — Miss Connecticut 2021
Katherine Parker, Staff Writer | February 8, 2021

     For 100 years, women have been competing for the title of Miss America in hopes of winning the prize of their dream job, to promote the issues they seek most important and become a role model for so many young women around the country.       Anna Jani, a Foran graduate from the class of...

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1st and 10: Jennifer Langlois and her fellow employees pose for a photo for Touchdown’s Grand Opening.

Hopping into the First Quarter

Touchdown Nutrition scores with a twist on the typical healthy lifestyle
Katherine Parker and Jenna Supple | December 22, 2020

     Touchdown Nutrition, a new nutritional cafe opened on the Boston Post Road, November 21 and customers are saying it is a smashing success. Cafe owner Jennifer Langlois is excited to bring a new meaning to the word nutrition while adding a little spice; her family’s passion for football.   ...

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Happy Holidays: CJ Rumford, pictured center, celebrating last year’s holiday season with his family of 9.

Celebrating the Holidays During the Pandemic

Students share how they will spend the holiday season while also being aware of the Covid-19 guidelines
Katherine Parker and Madison Babcock | December 1, 2020

     During the holidays, students spend most of their time surrounded by the people they love, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many plans and traditions will change this year.      A school break is always a good time for students to spend time with the people they care about, or even...

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Virtual Meets: Students of the Gay-Straight Alliance meet virtually every Thursday at 1:00 via Google Meets.
Photo Courtesy: Isabel Blanco

Participating Virtually

Students have been giving the opportunity to continue some of the clubs they enjoy via Google Meets.
Katherine Parker, Editor | November 9, 2020

     Social distancing, masks, and everything involved; three reasons why many activities have been canceled or have turned into a virtual experience. Members of clubs have been allowed to switch to an online platform and continue to enjoy the activities they are used to participating in.   ...

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Twelve Feet Apart: Choir students sing outside standing twelve-feet-apart as it is their new normal. Photo Courtesy: Isabel Blanco

Making Music in Masks

Foran's Music Department takes new precautions to prevent the spreading of COVID-19
Katherine Parker, Editor | November 5, 2020

     With tough times come adaptations, and Foran's music department is doing the most to ensure this season during the Coronavirus pandemic is possible.       With new guidelines, it makes creating music that much harder. Members in both choir and band have to follow specific protocols even...

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Captain Ron Gaul takes on the sea. Photo Courtesy Julia Gaul.

Hooked From The Start

Captain Ron Gaul speaks about the passion behind his new business; Bent Rod Charters
Kat Parker and Mary Grace Weissauer | August 23, 2020

  “Building relationships through fishing is where it’s at. It’s a passion,” says Captain Ron Gaul, owner of Bent Rod Charters in Milford, a family-owned business based in Spencer’s Marina that offers opportunities for those of all ages to fish. Captain Gaul grew up at Point Beach...

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Senior Jenna King, center, performing as Duffy in Foran Drama Club’s production of Annie in 2019. Photo courtesy of Jenna King.

The Importance of Performing Arts in Education

The Impact on the Community’s Youth
Kat Parker, Staff Writer | February 24, 2020

       Since the birth of Shakespeare’s poetry, the arts have been influential to almost every person’s life. Whether you are simply listening to good music or watching a television show, being involved in some form of art is good for everyone. But what exactly does it do for a person?  ...

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Get Ready To Rumble

Wrestling Team Hosts Fundraiser For Milford Prevention Council
Kat Parker, Staff Writer | January 30, 2020

   Wednesday, January 29 marked the first annual #togetherwecan charity match hosted by Foran’s own wrestling team. In collaboration with the Milford Prevention Council, the team raises money that will directly go towards the awareness of anti-vaping and drug use.          As the match begins,...

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