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Layla Carlberg

Layla Carlberg, Staff Writer

     My name is Layla Carlberg and I am a senior at Foran High. I am a staff writer in journalism and this is my second year writing for the high school paper. I enjoy writing about current events and relatable topics for my peers. In my free time I enjoy snowboarding and hanging out with my friends. 

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Red (Taylor’s Versions): Album cover of Taylor Swift’s rerecording of Red that was released in 2021.

(Taylor’s Version)

Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | December 7, 2021

     Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter who is well-known for her music and her creative song lyrics. In 2012, Taylor Swift released her popular album, Red, which reached millions of listeners over the years. On November 12, 2021, Swift released a 30-song album that included re-recordings...

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Mrs. Doves’ Twins: Mrs. Doves family and her new twins. Photo Courtesy: Aubry Dove.

Paid Leave for Connecticut Mothers Beginning January

Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | November 20, 2021

     Maternity leave is an employee benefit available for new mothers in most countries. Maternity leave can be up to about 12 weeks long if the family is eligible for it in the United States.      The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that guarantees 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected...

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Jones Pumpkins: The largest pumpkins on display next to the pig pen.

Jones’ Family Farms: Tradition of Long-Lasting Memories

Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | October 20, 2021

     The changing leaves on the trees overlooking the pumpkin patch at Jones Family Farm is the place to go for the best fall activities.       “Jones Farm is a special experience for many families in the area. What’s not to love from picking your own pumpkins to the breads, cidars, and...

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Foreigner Concert: Large group of fans thrilled to see the rock band following Covid-19. Photo Courtesy: Emilia Russell, August 31, 2021.

Reopening Concerts for Eager Fans

Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | September 27, 2021

     During 2020, many concerts were cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. After a year, concerts are starting to reopen. Once again, fans can enjoy a normal concert experience, but with a few restrictions.       Throughout the years, concerts have evolved, but have always brought...

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Airport During Covid: This shows a vacant airport with little travelers. Photo Courtesy: Layla Carlberg, January 29, 2021

How to Travel in 2021

Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | March 4, 2021

     Traveling in 2021 has changed immensely because of the Corona-virus pandemic. Many new protocols and rules have begun to keep people as safe as possible when traveling. Each state and country has their own rules set in place that travelers have to follow depending on their destination.  ...

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Milford Fire Department Headquarters: The MFD headquarters in downtown Milford.  Photo Courtesy: Jessica Chamberlain

Milford Fire Department Changes

Adapts to Covid-19, Helps Community
Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | January 21, 2021

     The Milford Fire Department first responders work day and night to keep the community healthy and safe, and since the Covid-19 pandemic they have had to incorporate new procedures and protocols to ensure safety from the virus as well.        There are four active fire stations in Milford...

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Two Adopted Dogs: (Front) Chamberlain’s dog rescued from a junkyard in Miami, Florida. Neighborhood dogs playing and enjoying life. Photo Courtesy: Jessica Chamberlain

Pet Adoption, Who Rescues Whom?

The Importance of Rescuing and Saving our Furry Friends
Jessica Chamberlain and Layla Carlberg | December 18, 2020

     The number of adoptions in animal shelters during the coronavirus have increased according to The Washington Post. As stated by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), about 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted in the United States each year. As the number of...

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The Next Street Car: An example of a behind the wheel car provided for the student driver. Photo Courtesy: The Next Street

Preparing to Drive in 2020

Layla Carlberg and Jessica Chamberlain | December 2, 2020

     High school students in 2020 are still preparing to drive, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with a few changes, including remote classes.      There are many steps that need to be taken to get a license. Many students choose to participate in a driver's education course to make getting their...

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