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Restriction of Freedom: Banned Books

Restriction of Freedom: Banned Books

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

May 14, 2019

While reading Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, students' eyes are constantly roaming over the derogatory n-word. While the book did have a positive motive of addressing the prejudice against African Americans and encouraging societal change during that time period, it is banned in school district...

No College After High School

No College After High School

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

April 3, 2019

It is commonly expected that high school graduates attend college or university the fall after their graduation, however, that does not always have to be the case. Often times as students graduate high school they are relieved after enduring so many years of education that they are ready for a break. After...

Feminism in the School Environment

Feminism in the School Environment

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

February 14, 2019

"Hey, gorgeous! Can I get your number?" a man catcalls at a woman who walks by him. She ignores his call and quickly walks past him. "She's really just gonna ignore me like that? Whatever, she was kinda ugly anyway," he says rolling his eyes. This form of misogyny is one where a man tries to justify...

Love Yourself: The Concept of Self-Love

Love Yourself: The Concept of Self-Love

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

January 24, 2019

Loving yourself is misunderstood by some people as the action of being conceited or egotistical. In reality, it is the concept of accepting yourself for who you are and having a positive image of yourself. While some may find it hard to adhere to this idea, once they do, they will be on the road to a...

Do You Suffer from Glossophobia?

Do You Suffer from Glossophobia?

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

December 6, 2018

Gl-glossoph-phobia: The fear of public speaking. Public speech is the art of delivering dialogue to an audience of listeners. For many people, this causes a nerve-wracking feeling throughout their body and makes them anxious. While not everyone has the natural talent or skill for this, presentations...

Students of Immigrant Parents

Students of Immigrant Parents

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

November 7, 2018

Immigration is the concept of taking residence in a new country after leaving a previous one. This can occur when someone is looking for a fresh start or a new opportunity. At Lake Ridge, many students have parents that made a sacrifice to come to the United States from their homeland. With this in mind,...

Affirmative Action: Acceptance by Race or Merits?

Affirmative Action: Acceptance by Race or Merits?

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

September 27, 2018

In recent years, racism and discrimination have been a major topic in society. But what happens when a form of what some believe is discrimination only benefits a certain group of people? Affirmative action is a policy in some states in the United States that favors minority groups who are at a perceived...

Movie Review: To All the Boys I Loved Before

Movie Review: To All the Boys I Loved Before

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

September 5, 2018

Originally a book written by author, Jenny Han, this novel-turned-movie is getting a lot of attention. To All the Boys I Loved Before is about a girl, Lara Jean (Lana Condor) in her junior year of high school who writes a total of five letters addressed to all of her previous crushes. She never expected...

A Fresh Start for Freshmen

A Fresh Start for Freshmen

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

August 28, 2018

A typical first day of school for a freshman might go something like this: wake up early in time to catch the bus, get ready by putting on a first-day-of-school outfit, and lastly, arrive at the large building that is known to be a very important milestone in education. High school. Those two words...

Behind the Equations

Behind the Equations

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

May 8, 2018

Mathematics is a difficult subject for many students to understand, especially with its in depth lessons, such as algebra and trigonometry. However, some teachers choose to go beyond just understanding it, to actually teaching it. Robin Wetter, a geometry teacher at Lake Ridge, has learned to go above...

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