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Life and Loss

Due to some tragic circumstances, both teachers and students have had to learn to cope with grief this year.

Nour Karajeh, ENN staff

February 21, 2020

In 1969, Elisabeth Kubler Ross developed the five stages of grief known to the world. The five stages consist of feelings such denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Almost every person has gone through these stages when dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Losing someone that i...

Showing Up and Showing Off

Chemistry teacher, Jennifer Smith has a unique hobby which takes her and her best friend around the country.

Robert Viray-Edwards, ENN Staff

January 28, 2020

Dogs are much more than an indoor friendly mammal that barks for attention. Dogs naturally sit, eat, and drink throughout the day, but show dogs do so with the hopes of winning a gold medal. Competing is important for a show dog and Conformation Shows are the perfect places for a dog to show up and show...

Arnold Overcoming Adversities

Mr. Cody Arnold addresses his English class. Sharing his high school struggles make him more endearing to his students.

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...

Kristi Canon: Triangulating Texas

Kristi Canon teaching her Yearbook class, is excited to be at Lake Ridge.

Conor Thompson, ENN Staff

August 24, 2018

More than 30 students listen intently to Kristi Canon's instructions as the fragrant small of Scentsy Air Freshener fills room E-131. Other classes in the school are being lectured about monotonous classroom procedures and traditional first-day-of-school rhetoric, but Canon's Photojournalism class is...

Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Covington

Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Covington

Jaime Zuniga, ENN Staff

March 28, 2018

Teachers and staff members both nominate and vote for Teacher of the Year. Winners may not get a giant golden trophy, but they get something even better, notoriety and respect from their co-workers and school. These are honors this year's winner Chemistry teacher Katrina Covington deserves. However,...

An Educator on Two Fronts

Coach Peralta staring out the window of his third-story classroom.

Connor Thompson, Writer

February 8, 2018

Christopher Peralta stands in front of his class, simply gazing around the room. His eyes meet several students, those of which he'll be seeing after school. However, these students aren't in trouble. In fact, quite the opposite. Peralta coaches the award-winning Lake Ridge High School Tennis Team, who...

Faculty’s Favorite Gifts

Faculty's Favorite Gifts

Whitney Steed, Editor In Chief

December 14, 2017

It’s usually the gifts we receive as a child that we remember the most. The gifts that we opened Christmas morning and can’t help but play with for the rest of the day. Out of all the gifts we’ve ever received, there’s always one or two that we seem to remember forever. For Lake Ridge’s newest...

Lewis Makes a Difference

Lewis Makes a Difference

Jessica Varela, ENN Staff

November 10, 2017

It’s the job of teachers and educators to make students feel like their future is bright and they can do anything they put their mind to. For one particular student that saw no future whatsoever, Associate Principal, Melanie Lewis was there to guide her and show her that anything is possible. Lake...

Stinson Sponsors StuCo

Stinson Sponsors StuCo

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Saff

September 28, 2017

Lake Ridge's Student Council is responsible for many of the events, posters, and other goings-on around school. Though the organization is student led and run, just like any other club or organized group they require an adult sponsor. For Lake Ridge, that sponsor is Hannah Stinson. "I've been at Lake...

A New Principal: Then and Now

A New Principal: Then and Now

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Saff

September 21, 2017

Lake Ridge High ushered in the new school year with a new interim principal. Although he's been retired for 7 years, Gerald Kokenes has enthusiastically come back into service for the 9th time. Not many people would be so quick to return that many times from retirement, but for Kokenes, the love he has...

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