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Maria Garbin

Maria Garbin, Content Editor

     Hi, my name is Maria Garbin and I’m a senior. I’m an editor for the Mane Street Mirror this year and I’m also a member of the Sci-Lions, our school’s science club. In my free time, I like to watch movies and spend time with my family and friends. My favorite topic to write about is entertainment.

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An Incentive for Reflection: Flyer for the Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest held by senator Chris Murphy. Photo courtesy: https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1639153396/hamden/tyfo1mi1bkcurrd57u87/MLKJrWritingContest21-22.pdf

Shining a Light on Martin Luther King Jr. Day’s Impact in Schools

January 14, 2022

     The King Holiday Bill was signed on November 2, 1983, designating the third Monday in January a federal holiday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., the notorious civil rights leader who challenged racial matters and moved change in the way Americans acted and thought.      All 50...

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A Kind Gesture: Getting inspired by others’ kind acts at a Dunkin Donuts drive thru.

Unexpected Friendliness

How a Random Act of Kindness Can Make Somebody's Day
November 24, 2021

     Imagine being at the Dunkin Donuts drive thru after a long day of work and having the car in front of you pay for your order. That is what happened to English teacher Mrs. Lauren O'Keefe. Being it an unexpected gift or help, random acts of kindness always seem to cheer people’s days.  ...

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 Learning and Relaxing: Ms. Green’s carefully decorated classroom.

Closer to Normal

Foran Teachers Return to Original Classrooms
November 2, 2021

     The last school year was challenging for teachers and students. With people in masks, distanced desks, and changes left and right, it was hard for many to see things going back to normal. However, Foran teachers getting back to their original classrooms sparks some hope.      When students...

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A Unique View: People watch Van Gogh’s “The Sower” projected on the walls and floor of the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in New York. Photo courtesy: Maria Garbin, July 31, 2021.

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Extended From November 17 To January 2

October 6, 2021

     Summer might be coming to an end, but that is no reason to stop looking for new experiences to try. Feeling like visiting an interesting location or just doing something different? Consider visiting New York’s Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in November 2021.      At 75,000 square feet and...

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Richly colored tree in the entrance of Foran High School. Photo courtesy: Maria Garbin, May 2, 2021.

In the Small Details, the City Changes

May 19, 2021

     On Saturday, March 20, spring arrived with changing landscapes and warmer temperatures. As the color of the streets changed from the white and grey from the snow on the roads to green, and people had more daylight time, small details began to paint new landscapes in the city.      In many...

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A discarded medical mask among common litter at Pains Road. Photo courtesy: Maria Garbin, Mar. 10

New Common Litter: Face Masks around Milford

April 11, 2021

     While walking around the city of Milford on any given day, people can spot many masks improperly discarded in various areas. Used surgical masks can be found in the roads, the sidewalks and even on the downtown green.      The problem, obviously, is worldwide. An article in The Conversation...

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Pasta Primavera: A nutritious and delicious vegetarian dish.

Major Changes: Switching to a Vegetarian Lifestyle

March 8, 2021

     Making a major change isn’t something that happens from day to night. The first way to start is by deciding how to proceed and making small changes, until one day the major objective is achieved. And this is no different if you’re looking to become a vegetarian.      Aside from religious...

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Art therapy: Ms. Plude painting and de-stressing in her own way.

Art, Healing, and De-stressing

January 28, 2021

     During constantly stressful times, people have been struggling to find a way to stay calm and keep going. Preventing one’s mind from becoming overwhelmed and effectively managing this stress can be hard. An alternative option to be considered for that is art therapy.      Considering...

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Online teaching: Mr. Brian Dooling teaching period 6 freshman world history class this Friday, Dec. 4.

Online Learning

Foran Continues to Tackle Distance Learning
December 8, 2020

     With the ongoing pandemic and the number of Covid-19 cases rising drastically during the last days, it’s easy to see that daily life has changed drastically, especially now with the change from in-person to full-time distance learning, which is drawing mixed opinions and feelings at Foran.  ...

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