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Luke Cruz, Staff Writer

     Hi, my name is Luke Cruz, and I am a junior. I am a part of the football team, basketball team and track team. When I am not in school, I enjoy hanging out with friends, golfing, and am an avid nap-taker. After high school, I am interested in pursuing software engineering or programming in college.

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What’s for Lunch: A school lunch with a turkey, ham and cheese panini.  April 26, 2023.

What’s the Hunch on the Favorite Lunch?

Senior Favorites
Luke Cruz and Luke Thomas | May 30, 2023

          School lunch is important for seniors in high school since it can help them stay focused and energized throughout the day. As students get older, they often have more demanding schedules and responsibilities, including after-school jobs and extracurricular activities. A healthy lunch helps...

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CT Lifting’s Wrestling Experience: Craig Mager tries to get his opponent in a pin during a match against Berlin, December 22, 2022.

Behind The Scenes of CT Lifting

Luke Cruz and Luke Thomas | March 3, 2023

          A controversial topic among people is whether or not lifting can be safe and healthy for young people. Advocates for the argument that lifting is healthy are Craig Mager and Antonio Madero. Mager and Madero are the creators of a social media page known as CT Lifting. They emphasize the...

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Battling Environmental Troubles In Science Olympiad: From left to right: team members Ethan Domingue, Evan Kerzner, Jack Pietrosanti, Joe Gaetano smile for a picture after they collected trash, September 11, 2022.

Cleaning Up With the Sound Lions

Luke Cruz and Luke Thomas | January 25, 2023

          Sound Lions is an environmental club that aims to reduce the pollution problem that is a prominent conflict in Milford. Sound Lions members have committed themselves to helping solve issues inside and outside of Foran, which is done in many ways such as placing trash cans for water bottles...

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A Decade of Remembrance: The main water feature in the middle of The Clearing, December 13, 2022.

A Decade of Living with Loss

This year marks ten years after Sandy Hook shooting
Luke Cruz, Staff Writer | December 14, 2022

          This year marks 10 years since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where on Dec. 14, 26 people, consisting of 20 children from the ages of six to seven and six adults, were killed in a mass shooting.            Sandy Hook Elementary School was demolished...

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Kanye Krazy: West at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, April 21, 2009.

It All Falls Down for West

Kanye West Under Fire for Controversial Comments
Luke Cruz, Staff Writer | December 8, 2022

          Kanye West, a 22-time Grammy winner and who many people think is one of the most influential musicians of all time, has recently been shunned by the media for his controversial remarks both on Twitter and in several interviews.           West has been dropped by several companies...

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A Civilized Game: Senior Cristian Boutote dribbles with Cheshire defenders surrounding him, October 3, 2022.

Savage Soccer Stampede

Luke Cruz, Staff Writer | November 3, 2022

          On October 1, a deadly soccer riot took place at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia, where at least 125 people died and about 300 were injured.           Arema Football Club, an adored team in Malang, were stunned when Persebaya Surabaya, a team that they usually defeat,...

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Applying for Aid: Senior Riley Grunow filling out the FAFSA, which is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, September 22, 2022.

Forget the Debt

Money is the Best Policy, Not Honesty
Luke Cruz, Staff Writer | October 14, 2022

          On Aug. 24, President Biden announced his policy for student loan forgiveness. College graduates who borrowed money to pay off their student debt are now eligible for forgiveness, meaning some of their debt will be erased. Those in need can earn up to $10,000 in student loan forgiveness.  ...

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Elon’s Empire: Elon Musk shown inside of the twitter logo, expanding his business empire, May 3, 2022.

The Twitter Tycoon Continues

Tyler Vinhais and Luke Cruz | May 17, 2022

          Elon Musk, being the richest man on Earth, with a total net worth of $264.6 billion USD, made the purchase earlier this year of a 9.2% stake of twitter shares for $2.64 billion, becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder. On April 14 of this year, Musk proposed to purchase the entirety of...

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Shazier Flashback: Ryan Shazier making an interception in front of his memorable events.

Ryan Shazier: Battling the Obstacles of Life

Tyler Vinhais and Luke Cruz | February 15, 2022

     Ryan Shazier has suffered many obstacles in his life, including partial paralysis at age 28. As a child, he was diagnosed with Alopecia, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss. Despite this, Shazier made it his dream to compete in the NFL since age five, competing in pee-wee leagues. Instead...

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Kobe in the Skies. January 16, 2022.

The Mamba Mentality Lives On

Luke Cruz and Tyler Vinhais | January 26, 2022

     Kobe Bryant passed away two years ago on January 26, 2020, alongside his daughter, Gianna and seven other passengers when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, CA.       Growing up, Bryant looked up to his father, Joe Bryant, who was also an American basketball player...

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Parked Parade: A parked car outside of a Christmas parade.

Wisconsin Catastrophe: Killing Six, Leaving More than 60 Injured

Luke Cruz and Tyler Vinhais | December 7, 2021

     The Waukesha Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition for over half a century, bringing together the community of Waukesha in Wisconsin. The 59th annual Christmas parade was held on Sunday, November 21, 2021, with the theme being comfort and joy.      This year’s parade was not so...

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Iddriss takes the shot: Senior captain Basit Iddriss gets ready to shoot the ball. Photo Courtesy: Bob Young,  October 20, 2021.

Iddriss Leads Lions to a Historic Season

Zach Worzel and Luke Cruz | November 9, 2021

     Basit Iddriss, a senior, is captain of the Foran boys soccer team, and has led his team to a very successful season. Iddriss has been at the head of it all, clinching the 22 seed in the Class M state tournament, as well as earning a spot on the all-SCC first team roster playing left wing. This...

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These journalists inspire Foran’s very own journalists, who strive to make authentic articles every day.

The Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Luke Cruz, Staff Writer | November 8, 2021

     The Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced on October 8, 2021, and they were awarded for their bravery in journalism, particularly standing up for the freedom of speech in the face of adversity.      The winners are Maria Ressa of the Philippines, and Dmitry Muratov of Russia.   ...

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