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Stronger Than Fear Part 1

Stronger Than Fear Part 1

March 22, 2019


Filed under Features, In Depth, Showcase

This is the first of a two-part series examining how two Lake Ridge teachers survived the trauma of being kidnapped as young children. Bad things happen every day. Everywhere, every second, there’s some struggle to be had, some war to be fought whether internal or external. Though some of the...

Nico-teens

Nico-teens

Connor Thompson, ENN Staff

March 1, 2019


Filed under Health, Showcase

You'd be hard pressed to go to a mall and not see somebody vaping or an ad selling e-cigarettes. With bright colors and flaunting flavors like mango, cherry, or strawberry, these ads don't officially target minors, though these devices certainly do get in the hands of young people. According to the National...

Feminism in the School Environment

Feminism in the School Environment

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

February 14, 2019


Filed under Beyond The Nest, Showcase

"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...

Whose tattoo is this?

Whose tattoo is this?

Jaime Zuniga, ENN Staff

February 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase

This tattoo belongs too AP Human Geography teacher, Mrs.Hicks.  It is two music notes that together look like a heart. Both Hicks and her husband were band students in high school when they met.  The tattoo symbolizes the loving relationship she has with her husband that was made possible through...

Love Yourself: The Concept of Self-Love

Love Yourself: The Concept of Self-Love

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

January 24, 2019


Filed under LRHS News, Showcase

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...

Baby, it’s Warm Outside

Baby, it’s Warm Outside

Connor Thompson, ENN Staff

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As the seasons change from Autumn to Winter, habits and tendencies do as well. Visions of hot chocolate, warm coats, and a crackling fireplace are most common around this time, but it seems that a cold drink, shorts, and light air conditioning might be more appropriate. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the month of October h...

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...

Social Media Just Unfollowed You

Social Media Just Unfollowed You

Ethan Vu, ENN Staff

December 6, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

From the second a tweet, share, or post is pushed, tens of thousands of notifications appear. Either through likes, comments, or views, social media is prevalent in almost everyone’s lives. Although it may seem trivial at times, social media has a greater impact on society than many may think. For mo...

Do You Suffer from Glossophobia?

Do You Suffer from Glossophobia?

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho, ENN Staff

December 6, 2018


Filed under In Depth, Showcase

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...

Teach Me!

Teach Me!

Margo Eugenio, ENN Staff

December 6, 2018


Filed under LRHS News, Showcase

Do you know how to calculate your taxes? Do you know how to finance a car? How about how to apply for a mortgage to buy your home? High school teaches a variety of important subjects including, English, World History, and Algebra; however, they exclude teaching other necessary topics such as basic financial...

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