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Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas, Staff Writer

     Hi! My name is Luke Thomas and I'm a junior at Foran high School and I’m a member of the Foran golf team along with the Science Olympiad Team. I love playing golf, studying environmental science, and I love my job at Cappugino’s. 

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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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Stressed shopping: A picture of a packed mall during the holidays, parents rushing around to different stores and families shopping for gifts, December 1, 2022.

How Holiday Prices Are Affecting Families

Luke Thomas, Staff Writer | December 1, 2022

          Around the country, many families are struggling to survive this Christmas season shopping. 2022, in particular, has been worse than recent years because of the feeling of returning to normalcy while still having high prices for goods. Prices for food and toys have seen the biggest increase...

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Extra Help: A picture of Ms. Blanchard helping her student, Jake Israelite, in numeracy, November 21, 2022.

A Fraction Of The Math Department

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Blanchard
Luke Thomas, Staff Writer | November 30, 2022

          Math teacher Ms. Abbigail Blanchard is a spark in the math department, successfully capturing the fun that is in math. Blanchard started at Foran two years ago and is almost hitting her three year anniversary this year. She chose to dive into teaching math because it gave an insight about...

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Volovski’s Classic Car Collection: Jackson Volovski lines his vintage cars in a row before school, September 14, 2022.

Senior Spotlight: Jackson Volovski Drives Into Senior Year

Luke Thomas, Staff Writer | October 10, 2022

          In the past four years, Jackson Volovski, a senior at Foran, has been able to make a name for himself on and off school grounds. Volovski is known for his car collection and dedication to rebuilding his cars to pristine conditions. His dedication to his cars have been noticed by both the...

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Keeping a Healthy Heart: Track and Field members Basit Iddris, Nate Huebner, and Joseph DeFreitas exercise a healthy heart on a snowy afternoon.

Heart Scan Revolution: Cardiac Imaging Takes a Leap

Luke Thomas and Joseph DeFreitas | February 24, 2022

     Within the United States, more than five million citizens live with congestive heart failure and an additional 550,000 thousand are diagnosed every year, as reported by Emory Health Care. The condition contributes to 287,000 deaths a year, with more than 50% dying within five years due to complications.   ...

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Inspiration On The Basketball Court: Foran Basketball player Joe Gaetano shoots a 3 against Hand settling the score against Hand in the Lions Den.

Klay Thompson: A Return to Ball

Luke Thomas and Joseph DeFreitas | January 31, 2022

     This past Sunday, after a long 941 days, Klay Thompson saw the court for the first time since game six of the 2019 NBA Finals, where he infamously tore his ACL in an effort to wheel the Golden State Warriors back from a 3-1 series deficit. His journey back to the game has been one to behold,...

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Christmas Lights in Downtown Milford: As Covid-19 in Milford grows, the feeling of Christmas time overpowers feelings about Covid-19 this holiday season.

Covid-19’s Holiday Season in the Neighborhood

Luke Thomas, Staff Writer | December 15, 2021

     With the holiday season just around the corner, concerns about rising Covid-19 cases are becoming more frequent. In Connecticut, Covid-19 cases rose to the thousands in November, and in New Haven County specifically, December has seen around 732 new cases.      Due to new Covid-19 variants,...

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Thanksgiving in Milford: A scarecrow is decorated with a character from the movie IT in downtown Milford. Photo courtesy: Fiani Lin, October 30, 2021.

Overcoming Covid-19 this Thanksgiving

Joseph DeFreitas and Luke Thomas | November 17, 2021

     2020 was a year of ups and downs for our community. With this year's holiday season just around the corner, many families are looking to celebrate Thanksgiving to its fullest, a bright change from the year before. With regulations on Covid-19 loosening up over the past months, and the vaccine...

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The World Best Choice: Football fields with long solar panels cover the countryside in India as the country increases their net green energy, Photo Courtesy: Abhishek Chinnappa, October 14, 2021.

Climate Change Brings the Heat to the United Nations

Luke Thomas, Staff Writer | November 11, 2021

     With the United Nations General Assembly’s annual meeting wrapping up, one of the biggest, most heated debates of the year has been about climate change.       On Sept. 13-14, 2021, representatives of all 193 countries in the United Nations General Assembly met together in New York to...

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