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Student Conductor: To Be Or Not To Be Late

Student Conductor: To Be Or Not To Be Late

Sydney Ferguson, Co-Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase

Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. For students, exactly seven hours and thirty minutes of the day is spent at school, give or take the few who, through a combination of traffic, failures on their own part, and perhaps a questionable tardy system aren’t arriving to class on time.  This year, Lake Ridge received an influx of new...

What They Believe and Why

What They Believe and Why

Sydney Ferguson, Co-Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Nest

At some level, politics have always been taught in school. From the cotton ball beard you glued to Abraham Lincoln’s picture in third grade to the complex levels of government you began to learn about in your high school years, the conversation has always been present. Many students begin voting this...

Teaching 9/11

Teaching 9/11

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Co-Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Nest

17 years ago today, four planes were hijacked by terrorists. One was flown into the Pentagon, one crash landed in an empty field, and two were flown into New York’s World Trade Center, killing thousands. In the years since, memorials have been put in place, one World Trade Center rebuilt, and the terrorist...

Seniors: Advice from the Finish Line

Seniors: Advice from the Finish Line

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Co-Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Highlight

This is the end. You walk across the stage, receive your diploma, and wait for the rite of passage to be over. The names roll on after yours until the very last letter of the alphabet and suddenly it’s official. High school is over. Each year a new group of students graduates high school, sometimes...

Heart Of A Warrior, Remembering John

Heart Of A Warrior, Remembering John

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Staff

May 8, 2018


Filed under LRHS News, News

It was a day like any other except for the fact that it wouldn’t be. He was away at a camp doing what he loved: basketball. He was on the court, enjoying his teammates, when suddenly it all ended. John Lee was 17 years old when his heart failed him. Lee, former student at Lake Ridge, is described...

From Spain to Mansfield

From Spain to Mansfield

Sydney Ferguson, Senior Editor

May 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Highlight, Student Profiles

The first day of school can often be hectic. A new school year, despite representing new beginnings, can also present new challenges to overcome. For many students it is just another new grade but for a few select students, it's a new high school and a new country. Alicia Rodenas, junior, is one of...

It’s On…Again!

It’s On…Again!

April 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase

There is a common philosophical saying that, in short, reads “there is a time for everything.” For the most part this can be considered true. Everything in life has cycles, a time to end and a time to begin. The context is clearly meant to assess life at a much deeper level. However, the same basic...

Lake Ridge’s Own Black History Celebration

Lake Ridge’s Own Black History Celebration

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Staff

February 27, 2018


Filed under LRHS News

Black History Month is meant to be a month long celebration of the achievements and contributions of African-Americans, as well as a time to acknowledge their struggles. In the past, Lake Ridge’s method of participating was mentioning a fact about a black historical figure on the announcements. In...

The Gentlemen’s Competition

The Gentlemen’s Competition

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Staff

February 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase

In all the hustling and simply trying to get by in classes, it’s easy to forget that soccer and a lot of other sports ending in “ball” are not the only sports we have to look forward to. Lake Ridge’s newest step team, the Distinguished Gentlemen, have already stepped at pep rallys throughout...

Christmas in Mansfield

Christmas in Mansfield

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Staff

December 14, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Nest

Thanksgiving has officially ended. Pumpkin patches are slowly packing up to make way for Christmas tree lots while houses are outlined in lights. However, as people trade in their turkeys for hot cocoa and candy canes, not many people are sure how else they can celebrate outside of their family traditions....

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