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Giving Thanks in More Than One Way

Giving Thanks in More Than One Way

Ethan Vu, ENN Staff

November 21, 2019

As the autumn leaves fall and Halloween decorations are taken down, many seasonal foods such as turkey, pumpkin pie, and stuffing are starting to stock the shelves more often throughout local grocery stores and restaurants. Although these foods are well-known through American culture, other dishes such...

Humans of Lake Ridge

Humans of Lake Ridge

Kayla Thompson, ENN Special Contributor

November 19, 2019

Being class president has affected me in a variety of ways. It’s rewarding and exciting to be a part of this amazing team. I really do enjoy it. It’s rewarding because it adds more purpose to my life and adds a needed sense of necessity to me. Having this chance has rewarded me by bestowing a few...

She is “like” Famous

She is “like” Famous

Makaila Evans, ENN Special Contributor

November 18, 2019

70,000 people are watching her every move. Brianna Megaro is TikTok famous. TikTok is a popular social media app that allows people to create videos while dancing or lip-syncing to music. Over time, Brianna has acquired more than 70,000 followers and over 800,000 likes on her videos using TikTok. “Most...

Arnold Overcoming Adversities

Arnold Overcoming Adversities

Robert Viray-Edwards, ENN Staff

November 8, 2019

Underneath the facade of a strong person lies a vulnerability. Vulnerability to hurtful comments, snarky looks, and disrespectful insults. Amongst the students and faculty members, there is one teacher who lives, laughs, and teaches shamelessly without forgetting who they are. From being fat shamed...

“We Live in a Society”

“We Live in a Society”

Connor Thompson, ENN Staff

October 29, 2019

Mental Illness has long been a difficult subject for many as evidenced by the creation of Mental Illness Awareness Week, from October 6th to October 12th, to raise awareness about this seldom discussed issue. The timely issue of Mental Illness, however, was also accompanied by the release of the critically...

Learning About the Language Lover

Learning About the Language Lover

Ethan Vu, ENN Staff

October 7, 2019

¡Buenos días! 여보세요! क्या हाल है? This is how you say 'Good morning!' 'Hello!' and 'How are you?' in Spanish, Korean, and Punjabi. These are also just a few of the languages Spanish teacher, Melissa Mohler, is fluent in. At Lake Ridge students are required to select a for...

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...

Watch and Whisper

Watch and Whisper

Ethan Vu, ENN Staff

April 26, 2019

With the click of a button, a video opens with a woman sitting behind plates of sushi. During the span of the twenty minute video, the woman eats the sushi with viewers watching as she makes the obnoxiously, loud chewing sounds with each bite. Although not all her viewers may understand this global phen...

Anti-Vax Face the Facts

Anti-Vax Face the Facts

Connor Thompson, ENN Staff

April 9, 2019

Every day, your body fights to keep you alive. Around every corner, there is a chance of somebody coughing or sneezing - sending hundreds of thousands of microorganisms flying at 100 miles per hour towards you. The human body has adapted over centuries to protect yourself from these tiny creatures, and...

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...

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