Policy Statement

Eagle News Network online is published by the student news staff at Lake Ridge High School and serves as a medium of communication for the school and community.

ENN has adopted the following policy: Libelous and obscene material, profane or purposely disruptive statements will not appear in the publication. The staff retains the right to choose the content of its stories. Only the staff, its adviser and the administration have the right to review material prior to its publication.

Our news organization will strive to represent the news in an objective manner. The writers will attempt to use fairness, impartiality, accuracy, truthfulness and responsibility in presenting ideas to its readers. Advertising that endorses alcohol, cigarettes or any substance that is not legally available to teenagers will not appear on ENN.

Opinions expressed in columns or reader comments are those of their respective authors, and do not represent the views of ENN, Lake Ridge High School or the Mansfield Independent School District.

Anyone with a grievance about ENN may request a meeting with the editor-in-chief editors or the adviser. The publication will not discriminate against members of any group, be it minority or otherwise, in the amount of coverage. Proper channels will be followed in order to obtain permission to use copyrighted materials.

Grammatical and factual errors will be corrected in a timely fashion as soon as they are detected. If you find an error, please let the reporter know by commenting on the story or emailing the reporter, and it will be corrected as soon as possible.

ENN’s editor-in-chief is Sydney Johnson.

Rich Jacques is the temporary adviser to ENN, he is an award-winning multimedia journalist with a B.A. in journalism from Texas Tech University. His email address is [email protected].

Full-time ENN advisor Rachel Brackett is currently on leave and will return in January 2016.

Comment Policy:

  • ENN values the opinion of its readers and encourages them to discuss its content.
  • Comments containing obscene, suggestive, vulgar, profane (including letters followed by dashes or symbols), threatening, disrespectful, or defamatory language will not be published and will be reported to the administration.
  • Attacks on groups or individuals based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed will be rejected.
  • All threats are taken seriously. If we are worried for someone’s safety, the comment and related identifying information will be passed along to relevant authorities and/or the school administration.
  • All comments are approved by ENN staff. Comments are reviewed as often as possible. This process results in a delay of anywhere from a few hours to a day before a comment is posted. ENN does not allow anonymous comments and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.
  • ENN welcomes strong opinions and criticism of our reporters work. However, personal attacks on reporters’ will not be published.
  • If you feel strongly that something was reported poorly, or strongly disagree with an opinion, we encourage you to submit a full article or commentary on the subject: guest columns can be emailed to ENN Editor-In-Chief Sydney Johnson  at [email protected].
  • Once submitted, comments become the property of ENN.