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Rumeysa Bayram

Rumeysa Bayram, Staff Writer

Hi, My name is Rumeysa Bayram and I am a junior at Foran High School. This is my third year writing for the newspaper. I am part of the Key Club here at Foran as well as the Girls Tennis team. I like to hang out with my friends and do many other activities. I mainly like writing for the entertainment or the sports sections of the newspaper. 

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Key Club: Foran’s Key Club advisor and members showcasing their club, October 4, 2022.

Getting Involved: Club Fair Brings New Opportunities to Students

October 18, 2022

          After two years of reduced opportunities for students to get involved in their community, the club fair was reintroduced to Foran. The fair took place on October 4 and 6, during common time periods. Key Club International, Interact Club, Drama Club, Sleepy Sloths, and many more attended...

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Peer Mentors: Some of the mentors working with their mentees online, September 20, 2022.

Impacting the Next Generation

Foran's Peer Mentoring Program
October 14, 2022

          For the past three years, Foran High School has sponsored a peer mentoring program. This is a program for high school students to become peer mentors to elementary school students.            This program aims to give young students a role model or a friend to look up to for support,...

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Girls Tennis Senior Captains: Seniors Veda Lakkmraju and Olivia Connelly after leading and cheering their team on, May 11, 2022.

Senior Spring Captains: Finishing Off the Season

May 19, 2022

          As spring sports come to an end, so do the captains' careers at Foran. This is their last season playing for a sports team in high school, and they’re prepared to finish off the season strong.           Foran consists of five spring sports: lacrosse (boys and girls), softball,...

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Promoting Irish Culture: Irish Heritage Society of Milford advertising and supporting their local community.

Celebrating the Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

March 22, 2022

     For the past 1,000 years, Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated on March 17. Saint Patrick’s Day is a time that honors the heritage and culture of the Irish.      Milford, CT has been celebrating this day with an annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Not being able to have this parade...

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Grassy Hill: Picture of the grass, where the groundhog would come out to predict the weather. Photo Courtesy: Rumeysa Bayram, February 2, 2022.

Celebrating Groundhog Day

February 2, 2022

        Traditionally, Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2 each year. It is a day when the groundhog comes out of its burrow to supposedly determine whether there will be an early spring.          Groundhog Day has been celebrated since 1887, originating in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania....

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Cruising On Up: Students on a ski lift in the past years going up to the top of the mountain. Photo Courtesy: Brayden Young, February 2, 2020.

Taking on the Slopes

December 22, 2021

     Over the last year, the pandemic has stopped many schools from continuing activities and clubs, including Foran’s Ski Club. This year, they have made a comeback with new restrictions and rules in action.       The club will consist of weekend trips to different mountains. In the past,...

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Forans Band: Foran High Schools Marching Band performing in Milford for its annual Veterans Day parade. Photo Courtesy: @ForanBand on Twitter, November 7, 2021.

Celebrating Veterans Day

November 10, 2021

     For over 100 years, Veterans Day has been a day where the nation pays respect to those who have served our country. It is a time to honor our veterans for their services and the things they have done for us.      Foran Band Director Ms. Jessica Turner says, “It was a very proud day to...

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Foran Football Fans: Photo of the student section chering.

[Photo] Alex’s Lemonade Stand

November 8, 2021

Foran Football Fans: Photo of the student section chering.

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

[Photo] Closer to Normal

November 2, 2021

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

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Students Showing Support: Students wearing pink to help raise awareness to help the Get in Touch Foundation.

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 25, 2021

     About one in eight women (13%) are affected directly by breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death amongst women and is the most common type of cancer.       Despite this, research programs are still constantly in need of more funding.       On...

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Street View: An outside look of Nate’s Plates. Photo Courtesy: Rumeysa Bayram, September 19, 2021.

Nate’s Plates: Serving Their Way to a New Beginning

September 30, 2021

     Recently, downtown Milford welcomed Nate’s Plates, a food business that serves prepared food for people at affordable rates. The service mainly focuses on school lunches for students and dinner for adults in a time crunch.      Nate's Plates opened on July 3, 2021, and is owned by Matt...

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Static Era Records: The entrance to the record store owned by Jay Reason. Photo Credit: Rumeysa Bayram, May, 18, 2021.

A Growing Trend: Music on Vinyl

May 19, 2021

     There are many ways to listen to music, including CDs, digital downloads, and online playlists. Recent developments of technology have made listening to music much simpler. Apps such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube are easy platforms where one can access music of all types to stream and...

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Milford Public Library: This is the entrance of the library to get to the children’s department. Photo Courtesy Rumeysa Bayram

Milford Public Library’s: Children’s Department

March 31, 2021

     Reading is something that children should be able to find enjoyable. It is something that they should be able to turn to, to get away from the stress and other distractions they are dealing with; or even just for enjoyment.       When kids are younger they find it interesting to pick up...

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Where The Freshman Fears Begin: The exterior of Foran High School. Photo Courtesy: Rumeysa Bayram, March 1, 2021

How Freshmen Students are Adapting to High School

March 11, 2021

     Many eighth graders tend to feel stressed, worried, or fearful when first entering their four years of high school.      Others are excited to experience the four major years of their lives. Freshmen tend to feel one, or even both at the same time. Arriving at high school is a big deal...

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Photography teacher Mrs. Hudson in her classroom after school.  Photo Courtesy: Mrs. Hudson, Taken Nov. 9, 2020.

How the Arts Positively Impact Students

November 18, 2020

     The arts are a large part of many peoples’ lives. They have been known to help de-stress and are one of the main creative outlets for students. A few examples of the arts are music, painting, photography, and creative writing.       Foran freshman Isabella Tomac says, “I feel like...

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