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Lauren Ardolino

Lauren Ardolino, Photography Editor

     Hi! My name is Lauren Ardolino and I am a senior at Foran. I am one of the Social Media Editors and the Photography Editor for the Mane St. Mirror. I am a part of the girls varsity soccer team, am a natural helper officer, and am a part of the ASL club. 

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Future Bulldogs: David Gaetano and Rylee Tondora smiling as they participate in “Bulldogs Day” and pose in front of  the class of 2026 poster, April 28, 2022.

Going to The Ivy League

Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | June 13, 2022

          The Ivy League is comprised of eight of the top universities in the United States. These prestigious schools are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.  ...

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One Handed: Zach Tavitian is seen dunking the ball with one hand. Photo Courtesy: John Tavitian, July 2, 2019.

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Tavitian’s Basketball Journey

Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | March 7, 2022

     Foran alumni Zach Tavitian, class of 2017, started playing basketball at Foran and has worked hard to achieve his dream of playing professionally. Since then, he has played for the Western New England University team, the Armenian National Team, and the Zentro Basket Madrid team in Spain.   ...

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Planning on self-love: A self-care post it planner can be seen hanging in the store.

Self-Love Spotlight

How Do you Show Yourself Self-Care on Valentine's Day?
Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | February 3, 2022

     Valentine's Day is one of the most popular holidays that isn’t recognized as public. It is publicized as a holiday to celebrate one's significant other, however, it can also be a day to celebrate yourself.       Many couples have their calendars marked for this special day on February...

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Bell Ringing: Key Club members Arezoo Ghazagh, Ava Steigbigel, and Bridget Kiernan participating in bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Photo Courtesy: Tuana Gonul, December 4, 2021.

Foran Community Gives Back During the Holidays

Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | December 21, 2021

     There are many clubs within the Foran community that prioritize giving back during the holiday season, including Interact Club, Key Club, and Habitat for Humanity.  These clubs, and many more, have monumental impacts on the Milford community, especially during the holiday season.     ...

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Cozy Fireplace: Christmas decorations on the fireplace and tree help spread the holiday spirit.

Home for the Holidays

Travel Plans this Holiday Season
Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | November 19, 2021

     As Halloween comes to an end, the Christmas and Thanksgiving frenzy begins. Stores begin stocking up on wrapping paper and frozen turkeys as customers race through the doors. All of this commotion brings up questions about travel plans this holiday season.      Many individuals are contemplating...

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Legends of Fear: Emma Fiorillo poses with her mom at the Legends of Fear sign. Photo Courtesy: Emma Fiorillo, October 9, 2021.

Spooky Spotlight

How Shelton's Legends of Fear Spooks the Connecticut Community
Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | October 14, 2021

         October is the time to scream. With Halloween just around the corner, many are searching for spooky activities. Fun for all ages, Legends of Fear in Shelton is one of the most popular haunted trails in Southern Connecticut.       Legends of Fear offers numerous events that all...

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A Fun Foran Insight: Bulletin board listing all of the Key Club Officers and future events to come. Photo courtesy: Lauren Ardolino, September 20, 2021.

How Key Club, Natural Helpers, and Best Buddies Make Foran a Better Place

Lauren Ardolino, Social Media Editor | September 23, 2021

     Numerous clubs at Foran are back for the upcoming school year. Organizations such as Natural Helpers, Key Club, and Best Buddies club are displaying flyers and looking for new members to join.      The Foran community thrives on after-school clubs. These meetings can unite a school community...

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The Official Senior Prom Flyer. Photo Courtesy: Mane Streer Mirror, March 9, 2021.

Riding Into Senior Prom

Seniors Set to Take Over Quassy
Lauren Ardolino | May 11, 2021

     Prom tends to be a night to look forward to for many high school students. However, school dances in the year of 2021 look a little different in comparison to previous years. Covid-19 has caused many proms around the nation to be canceled due to the precautions that needed to be taken, such as...

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Photo of Downtown Milford Connecticut: Photo courtesy: Lauren Ardolino, February 21, 2021.

Exploring the History of St. Patrick’s Day in Milford;

How the History of St. Patrick's Day Affects the Celebration of Culture in Milford.
Lauren Ardolino, Staff Writer | March 2, 2021

     Irish bread, shamrock cookies, and celebratory parades are all components that fall on the date of March 17. The St. Patrick's Day Parade has been a continuous event that occurs every year, besides the year of 2020 and 2021. This parade celebrates Irish heritage and acknowledges the death of...

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Netflix Home Page: Photo Courtesy: Tori Matula, January 21, 2021

Streaming Into the New Year; Netflix Arrivals and Departures

Lauren Ardolino and Tori Matula | January 28, 2021

     Netflix is one of the most popular streaming apps around the world. Over time, new shows are added and removed from the app in order to keep it updated. As new shows and movies are released, you can count on Netflix to provide you with the entertainment you’ve been looking for all along. The...

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Christmas Tree Brownies. Photo courtesy of Lauren Ardolino, December 8, 2020

Whisking into the Holiday Season; Holiday Baking Championship is Back

Tori Matula and Lauren Ardolino | December 13, 2020

     The smell of pine trees and sugar starts to fill your nose as the Christmas season arises. Families start to bake holiday desserts, sit by the TV, and watch their favorite holiday show. Holiday Baking Championship is a show on Food Network in which adults compete against one another by making...

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Vito DeVito field: Foran High School football field. Photo courtesy: Lauren Ardolino, November 6, 2020.

Covid-19 Affects Freshmen Fall Sports Season

A recap on how freshmen had to adjust to the protocols due to the virus during their fall season
Tori Matula and Lauren Ardolino | November 13, 2020

     Covid-19 is an ongoing pandemic that has affected many students, especially freshmen during their fall sports season. These freshmen had a different experience compared to upperclassmen due to the virus. They had to adjust to many safety regulations, producing an abnormal season.      Being...

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