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Sam Cogan

Sam Cogan, Staff Writer

     Hi, my name is Sam Cogan and I'm a senior staff writer. I play varsity soccer for Foran. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and collecting collectibles. My favorite topics to write about are entertainment and sports.

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Moon Knight: Promotional poster for Moon Knight, May 17, 2022.

TV Review: Moon Knight

May 19, 2022

          Marvel’s newest Disney plus original show called “Moon Knight'', was released on March 30th, and immediately became a big hit among fans with its new characters and different style of storytelling.           Moon Knight is a Marvel hero based on the Egyptian God of the moon...

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Cuteness Overload: Delia Dimaio’s impressive Squishmallow collection. Photo courtesy: Delia Dimaio, February 15, 2022.

KellyToy Squishes the Competition with Popular Plush Line

March 8, 2022

     Stuffed animals and pillows have always been a staple for children and even adults when it comes to comfort. Now they have become collectable. Squishmallows, a plush line by Kelly Toy, has recently exploded in popularity across the country because of their adorable style and huggable softness.   ...

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A New Phase: The new Disney + marvel page banner. Photo Courtesy: Disney +, January 14, 2022.

A Marvelous Year for Entertainment

January 18, 2022

     With box office records, streaming successes, and critics’ approvals, Marvel Studios had an incredible 2021. Using a combination of blockbuster movies and exciting television shows, Marvel bounced back from their lackluster 2020 with a new project almost every month.      Fans had been...

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Red Notice: Red Notice promotional image. Photo Courtesy Netflix, December 21, 2021.

“Red Notice”: The Biggest Netflix Opening Of All Time

December 21, 2021

     Netflix's newest blockbuster original movie “Red Notice” released on November 5 and broke the record for Netflix’s biggest opening weekend of all time. With a star studded cast of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, this movie had a lot of anticipation and excitement,...

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Clubs United : The jerseys of Inter CT and Milford United. Photo courtesy: Kevan Cogan.

Inter and Milford Unite

June 4, 2021

     Inter CT Soccer Club and Milford United Soccer Club have recently formed a new partnership. This union combines two levels of clubs in an attempt to provide a clearer pathway for soccer players in Connecticut.      The connection between the two clubs has been around for a few years, but...

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Sleeping Beauty : 1 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Obi taking a rest in the sun with his toy. Photo Courtesy Sam Cogan. March 10th 2021

New Puppies Bring New Life

March 30, 2021

     With a lot more time at home and not many things to do, the world has turned to new companions in the form of puppies to fill the void.      Puppies have always been a household favorite for new pets; however, only recently have households across the world seen a spike in the amount of...

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“Goldie” : This collection is made up of figures and the belt based around the WWF championship that was dubbed “Goldie” by many wrestling fans. Photo Courtesy David Cogan. January 12, 2021.

Collections: Extraordinary Feats Built By Ordinary People

March 17, 2021

     In recent years the trend of collecting items has taken a mass surge in popularity. Collections are becoming a must have, supplied by items such as vinyl figures, collectibles, shoes, and even sports jerseys.      People have been collecting items for a long time in many different ways,...

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The Future of Star Wars: The Disney Investor Day provides a look at many new Star Wars media coming in 2021. Photo Courtesy of Kevan Cogan. January 21, 2021.

2021: A Year To Look Forward To

January 28, 2021

     After a rough 2020 , 2021 has high expectations tagged along with it. These expectations are shaping up to be met by the entertainment industry and the content they have planned to release throughout the year.      With a plethora of exciting new shows and movies, and thrilling sports seasons,...

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Revisiting The Past : The Argentinian National team shirt that was active during the time of Maradona. Photo Courtesy Kevan Cogan on December 6, 2020.

Diego Armando Maradona:

Celebrating The Life of an Icon
December 16, 2020

     Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentinian soccer player from 1970 to 1995 who played for a variety of teams. Maradona recently passed away at the age of 60, which has sent shockwaves throughout the sports world.      Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020 in the town of Tigres in Buenos...

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Collection Extravaganza : A Funko Collection displaying the wide variety of the Funko products. Photo Courtesy : Adam ( BeardOfPop).  Oct. 31, 2020.

Funko: The Popular Brand to Keep an Eye on This Holiday Season

November 20, 2020

     The pop culture collectible brand Funko has made waves over recent years to become one of the most purchased gifts for the holiday season.      The time to buy gifts  has begun and in the current times there is no better gift than one from the brand of Funko. Funko have made collectibles...

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