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Deck the Halls: Lights, Decorations, and more!

Deck the Halls: Lights, Decorations, and more!

Ethan Vu, Writer

December 14, 2018


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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” so it’s time to dust off the old boxes and get out those familiar multi-colored lights that light the faces of homes and businesses throughout the duration of the season. These lights can usually be seen on the Oak Pinewood trees that are purchased every ...

Giving Someone a Reason to be Thankful

Giving Someone a Reason to be Thankful

Ciara Hendricks, ENN Staff

November 7, 2018


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There is no better time to sit at a kitchen table sharing what you are thankful for, than Thanksgiving. But for the First United Methodist Student Ministries staff, Thanksgiving is filled with volunteering. Rather than spend their time all snuggled up and counting the things they have, they go out a...

Students of Immigrant Parents

Students of Immigrant Parents

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Nest, Highlight

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,...

What They Believe and Why

What They Believe and Why

Sydney Ferguson, Co-Editor

November 7, 2018


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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...

Compensation for Education

Compensation for Education

Connor Thompson, ENN Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Nest, Showcase

It's 2:55 PM, and the bell rings throughout the school. Students rush out the front door, ready to begin their after-school activities. Teachers begin to pack up their things and straighten up their classrooms. They put pencils back in their drawers, paper into stacks, and do some last-minute grading....

Kavanaugh vs. Ford; Did the Judicial System Work?

Kavanaugh vs. Ford; Did the Judicial System Work?

Zoey Minor, ENN Special Contributor

November 2, 2018


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The #MeToo movement has encouraged women nationwide to speak up about their sexual assault, but was recently put to the test in the infamous Brett Kavanaugh Case. Essentially, psychology Professor Christine Blaisey Ford accused Kavanaugh - newly nominated Supreme Court Justice at the time - of attemptin...

Did I Remember that Correctly?

Did I Remember that Correctly?

Kennedi Roman, ENN staff

October 30, 2018


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In Snow White did the evil queen say "mirror, mirror on the wall" or "magic mirror on the wall?" Did Mickey Mouse have suspender or not? Most will say yes I do remember Mickey Mouse with suspenders, but when you look up a picture of Mickey Mouse you will not find discover him wearing them. This is called...

Affirmative Action: Acceptance by Race or Merits?

Affirmative Action: Acceptance by Race or Merits?

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

September 27, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Nest, News, Showcase

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...

Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Actor in Children’s TV Show LazyTown, Dies at 43+

Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Actor in Children’s TV Show LazyTown, Dies at 43+

Connor Thompson, ENN Staff

September 21, 2018


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On October 3rd, 2014, an obscure episode of the Icelandic children's show "Lazy Town" aired, where the enigmatic super villain "Robbie Rotten" and his 3 clones attempted to capture the hero of the television series: "Sportacus." Unbeknownst to the Nickelodeon TV Show, 2 years later, the song in the episode...

Teaching 9/11

Teaching 9/11

Sydney Ferguson, ENN Co-Editor

September 11, 2018


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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...

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