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Maggie Bredbeck, Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Maggie Bredbeck, and I’m a freshman at Joseph A. Foran High School. I love reading, writing, movies, musicals, and spending time with friends. I am a member of the Milford Fencing Club, a future member of the Foran drama club, a docent for the Milford Historical Society, and a Staff Writer for the Mane Street Mirror. This is my first year in journalism, and I can’t wait to start writing!

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Springing Forward

Springing Forward

A Fresh Start for Milford’s Trails and Parks
Maggie Bredbeck, Staff Writer | May 1, 2024

Winters are long - full of early sunsets and snowy days. The arrival of spring brings with it a celebration of nature and is the perfect time to explore Milford’s wild spaces. From Eisenhower Park to Mondo Ponds, nature surrounds our schools, shops, and homes, finally beginning to show itself in March...

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Group Photo: Bradford stands with the students she taught during her time in Japan, 2014.

Bridging Cultures

How Mrs. Bradford’s Travels Impact Her Teaching
Jasmine Phung and Maggie Bredbeck | March 4, 2024

          Living in another country is a rare and unique experience for anyone. Mrs. Cynthia Bradford’s love for traveling has impacted many students with her knowledge of Japanese culture, and as a supervisor for both Japan Club and Model United Nations (Model UN), she is constantly distributing...

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Badges of Honor: Several examples of the badges Boy Scouts can earn through their endeavors.

Celebrating Scouts

National Boy Scouts Day and the Scouting Community Within Foran
Maggie Bredbeck, Staff Writer | February 15, 2024

          For 113 years, the Boy Scouts of America have been nurturing skills and friendships among the more than 110 million Americans who have been included since their founding, according to           Boy Scouts of America was born on February 8, 1910, and National Boy Scouts...

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Lion Dance: Lion dancers perform for the New Year.

New Year’s Unveiled

A Look Into New Year's Traditions Worldwide
Maggie Bredbeck and Jasmine Phung | January 8, 2024

          From the delicate clinks of champagne glasses to luminous fireworks painting the night skies, celebrating the arrival of a new year is common for millions around the world. Different cultures have their own unique ways of welcoming the new year, ranging from throwing unused plates for...

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Pop Sensation: The cover of the new 1989(Taylor’s Version), a rerecording of the original 1989, an album that has permanently changed the landscape of music. November 16, 2023.

America’s Most Streamed Artist

An Overview on the Eras Tour Film, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), and Taylor Swift’s Influence on the World
Maggie Bredbeck, Staff Writer | December 7, 2023

          In the United States, more than fifty percent of the adult population consider themselves fans of Taylor Swift, according to a survey by Morning Consult, and this demographic is steadily on the rise.            The country singer turned pop icon is Spotify’s most streamed artist...

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“Everything Starts with You”

Milford’s Mayoral Election: An Overview on the Opposing Candidates and Their Campaigns

          With the mayoral election coming up this month, it’s important that citizens of Milford get to know the candidates, one of whom will eventually take over as mayor of the city.            Foran alumni Mrs. Kerri Rowland is the Democratic candidate for the election. Her residency...

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Blind Date with a Book: A new exhibit in the Foran TLC shows off banned books, allowing students to choose their next read by the reason it was challenged, October 5, 2023.

Celebrating Controversial Texts

Banned books and an Overview on the Week in Their Honor
Maggie Bredbeck, Staff Writer | October 23, 2023

          Book bannings have been taking place in America since the middle of the 17 century, but in recent years they have become very common, very quickly. The amount of book bannings filed from 2021 to 2022 increased by more than 75%, according to           There are hundreds...

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