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Teachers Ready for Summer Break

Teachers Ready for Summer Break

May 18, 2017

Summer is just around the corner. A time for vacationing and relaxation and for students to hang out with their friends without much thought or stress about school. Not having to worry about dress code...

The Toilet Paper Week 22: Most Memorable Memory

The Toilet Paper Week 22: Most Memorable Memory

May 17, 2017

“Probably the first football game because I moved here a week before school started and so my first football game was a homecoming game and I went with all my friends and it was really fun.”Freshman...

Top 5 Stories of The Week I May 8-12

Top 5 Stories of The Week I May 8-12

May 15, 2017

The Saga of Trump’s Healthcare Plan Continues A second and readvised attempt has been made by the Trump administration to replace and repeal Obamacare, and it has won its first victory by being passed...

Top 5 Stories of The Week I Apr. 10-13

Top 5 Stories of The Week I Apr. 10-13

April 20, 2017

The Ninth Justice This passed Monday, Apr. 10, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch sworn in as the ninth justice of the Supreme Court, filing former justice, Antonin Scalia’s...

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Lake Ridge Parents Write Obituaries for Their Children

April 5, 2017

“No parent should have to write their own child’s obituary...as I wrote it I could not help but think that it could happen," Allison Blackwell, mother of senior Noah Blackwell, said. As part of the...

Who is That Girl?

Who is That Girl?

April 3, 2017

Many girls of all ages struggle with insecurities at some point in their lives. Usually these insecurities start at a very young age and become more prominent in junior high and high school. To combat...

Top Stories of The Week I Mar. 20-24

Top Stories of The Week I Mar. 20-24

March 25, 2017

Attack on London This past Wednesday, Mar. 22 (the same day ISIS attacked Brussels in 2016), London, England was attacked. The attack took place in Westminster, the political heart of the country and the...

Seniors at  Beak Weeks dodge ball tournament during the 2015-2016 school year.

Adonijah Young (left), JaiAnna Megahan (center left), Lauryn Singletary (center right), Andreeana Butler (right)

Bittersweet Beak Week for Lake Ridge Seniors

March 9, 2017

Beak Week has been a tradition at Lake Ridge High School since the very first day it opened. However for the seniors, this will be their last ever Beak Week.  “The fact that this is my last Beak Week...

Toilet Paper Week 17: Teacher Bitmoji

Toilet Paper Week 17: Teacher Bitmoji

March 5, 2017

Here are the teacher's who own this week's bitmoji. Ms. Boyd! Mr. Jones!  Ms. Mitchell Ms. Willson Did you guess correctly?

Let the Games Begin: Beak Week

Let the Games Begin: Beak Week

March 3, 2017

The Annual Beak Week is here! This year Lake Ridge will be raising money for the Birthday Foundation. What is Beak Week?  It is a week long charity event in which all of the school’s students and...

Top 5 Stories of the Week I Feb. 20-24

Top 5 Stories of the Week I Feb. 20-24

February 28, 2017

Member of the National Security Council Removed for Disagree with Trump Craig Deare had been removed from his position as a senior adviser of the National Security Council for criticizing the Trump administration. During...

The Art Students holding their art.

Art Students Go Big at VASE

February 27, 2017

“I was so stressed out last week, I stayed every single day at least an hour and and half after school matting artwork,” said Ms. Boyd-Long, the Lake Ridge high school art teacher. For the first time...

Top 5 things to do on Valentines  Day: Singles Version

Top 5 things to do on Valentine’s Day: Single’s Version

February 14, 2017

Single on Valentine’s day? Tired of spending your time loathing the day? Have nothing to do besides wonder on how you’ve managed to be single so long? Well, here are the top 5 “activities” to do...

Top 5 Stories of the Week I Feb. 6-10

Top 5 Stories of the Week I Feb. 6-10

February 10, 2017

Machete Attack in Paris A man waving a machete approached a group of soldiers in the Carrousel du Louvre, an underground mall adjacent to the monumental Louvre museum in Paris. According to CNN, Paris...

The Toilet Paper Week 15: Brain Crunch: History

The Toilet Paper Week 15: Brain Crunch: History

February 6, 2017

Claudette Colvin was the first African American woman to not give up her seat on a bus from Montgomery. She was arrested just nine months before Rosa Parks faced the same situation. However, because she...

Top 5 Stories of the Week | Jan.30-Feb. 3

Top 5 Stories of the Week | Jan.30-Feb. 3

February 2, 2017

The Chronicles of The Executive Order: The Refugee/Immigration Ban Last Friday President Donald Trump signed an executive order placing a “last minute” closing United States borders to refugees, travelers...

Top 5 Stories of the Week | Jan. 23-27th

Top 5 Stories of the Week | Jan. 23-27th

January 27, 2017

“The United States Gets Back Control of its Borders” Wednesday of this week, President Donald Trump kept his campaign promise and signed into action an executive order to begin the construction of...

The Toilet Paper Week 13: What Grade Level Are You?

The Toilet Paper Week 13: What Grade Level Are You?

January 23, 2017

1.If you’re late to school, what do you do? A. Freakout, skip breakfast, and rush to school B. Take my time anyway C. Rush to school, because I know if I’m 30 minutes late I’ll be counted absent D....

Womens March Around The World

Women’s March Around The World

January 21, 2017

This past weekend over 600 Women’s Marches took place throughout cities in the United States and around the world (including London, Sydney, and Berlin). There were a total of five million people who...

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President Obama Says Goodbye

January 20, 2017

“Four more years,” The crowded chanted when he took the stage. The 44th president shook his head and said, “I can’t do that.” President Barack Obama took his turn as for his own Farewell Address....

The Toilet Paper Week 12: The Faith Tattoo

The Toilet Paper Week 12: The Faith Tattoo

January 12, 2017

This week's tattoo belongs to math teacher Mr. Jones. In the central area is Jesus's crown of thorns, which signifies the importance of Christ in his life. Also the tribal extension was added because he...

Coach Riley (upper left), Ms.Stewart (upper right), Ms.Wheatley (lower left), Ms.Want (lower right)

The Toilet Paper Week 11: Favorite Christmas Gift

December 8, 2016

The holiday season full of gift giving and gift receiving. This is even prominent in Pre-Christmas activities such as white elephant, cookie exchange parties, secret santa, and so on. Some receive gifts...

Ms. Garcias tattoo One Step at a time

The Toilet Paper Week 10: The Latin Tattoo

December 2, 2016

Ms. Garcia's tattoo "One Step at a time"

The Toilet Paper Week 9: Thanksgiving Traditions and Black Friday Experiences

The Toilet Paper Week 9: Thanksgiving Traditions and Black Friday Experiences

November 9, 2016

"I know that everyone eats like a traditional turkey and stuff, but my family said that we don't know how to make a traditional American thanksgiving meal, so we just order from the Boston Market. I know...

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The Final Verdict

November 9, 2016

After a long nail biting race, the verdict was finally announced. The 45th president is republican candidate Donald Trump. With five swing states, including Florida and Ohio, Trump won the electoral collage...

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Top 5 Stories of the Week | Oct. 31-Nov. 3

November 3, 2016

Clinton, Comey, and More Emails Hillary Clinton and her supporters condemn the F.B.I.’s Director James Comey, after he released a statement to congress over the recent findings of more emails connected...

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Top 5 Stories of the Week | Oct. 24th-27th

October 27, 2016

 The Internet Attacked by Unsuspected Devices A massive cyber attack caused many internet servers to go down in two major parts in the United States, and in Europe. Internet connected devices, such as...

The Toilet Paper Week 6: Teacher Playlists

The Toilet Paper Week 6: Teacher Playlists

October 22, 2016

Which teacher's playlists matches closest to your own? Here are the 5 song playlists of the teachers for this week. Mr. Gates: 1. Better Man by Pearl Jam 2. Lady by Kenny Rogers 3.  Long December...

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The Final Stretch: Trump and Clinton

October 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both down to the final stretch in this year's presidential race. Their last presidential debate of 2016 took place at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, moderated...

Top 5 Stories of the Week I October 11-14

Top 5 Stories of the Week I October 11-14

October 6, 2016

The Second Presidential Debate For the second time during this year's Presidential race, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shared the same stage at Washington University in St. Louis, for their presidential...

Top 5 Stories of the Week | October 3-7

Top 5 Stories of the Week | October 3-7

October 5, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: Evacuations in Guatemala Bay, Jamaica, and Haiti A severely powerful hurricane is reported to hit the Caribbean, Florida, in the next few days, with winds at approximately 145 mph and...

Presidential nominees shake hands (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Top 5 Stories of the Week I September 26-30

September 30, 2016

Presidential Debate: Round 1 Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shared the same stage for the first time, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, for their first presidential debate. The debate was...

The Toilet Paper Week 3: The Clover Tattoo

The Toilet Paper Week 3: The Clover Tattoo

September 27, 2016

This week's tattoo belongs to AP Psychology and World History teacher, Heather Willson. Ms. Willson's family comes all the way from Ireland, she is a third generation American, and first generation English...

Top 5 Stories of The Week | September 19-22

Top 5 Stories of The Week | September 19-22

September 19, 2016

Back to Back explosions in New York and New Jersey Explosive devices went off in New York and New Jersey. The first explosion rocked Seaside Park, New Jersey, just prior to a 5K Marine charity race in...

Top 5 Stories of the Week | September 12-16

Top 5 Stories of the Week | September 12-16

September 17, 2016

Avery Williamson's Custom Cleats Despite being warned of a heavy fine, Tennessee Titans’ linebacker Avery Williamson wore his own custom made cleats, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks....

The Toilet Paper Week 1: The Tribal Tattoo

The Toilet Paper Week 1: The Tribal Tattoo

September 13, 2016

This week’s tattoo belongs to Football Coach and Math Teacher Ryan Rutledge. Rutledge says his tattoo serves as a reminder to him to make the right choices. He has had it for five years.   Click...

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Top 5 Stories of the Week | September 2-9

September 10, 2016

Obama in Laos After arriving in Vientiane, Laos Monday evening, President Barrack Obama emitted a speech of reconcilement to the south eastern people. The city was victim to the United States' heaviest...

BEAK WEEK: Beaky Boys

May 20, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, Lake Ridge High School hosted its renowned Beaky Boys event in the LRHS Varsity gym. Beaky Boys is a pageant where each male class representative comes together to strut their stuff...

Seniors at  Beak Weeks dodge ball tournament during the 2015-2016 school year.

Adonijah Young (left), JaiAnna Megahan (center left), Lauryn Singletary (center right), Andreeana Butler (right)

BEAK WEEK: Dodgeball

May 19, 2016

Lake Ridge continues to give back on Wednesday, May 18, at the the JV gym with it's annual dodgeball games. "I did dodgeball because I thought it would be fun to play with my friends and have a good time,"...

Beak Week Preview

May 12, 2016

The fourth annual Beak Week is starting this Friday, May 13th. This event is held every school year in the spring time. It is a week dedicated to give back to the community, whether it's raising money...

Samantha Coxs artwork received at the VASE state competition earning a perfect score.

Artists Flow Through State Competition

April 29, 2016

Seven students from Lake Ridge's art program made it to the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE)  state competition held this past Friday/Saturday April 22nd and 23rd, at James Madison High School. "I...

 Kristen Laurie (right), Makenna Hennegan (far right)

Honorable Mention for Lake Ridge Students

April 20, 2016

In a competition dominated by experienced seniors, Lake Ridge junior, Makenna Hennegan and sophomore, Kristen Laurie were just two of the few newer students in the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network...

After Prom Prep Surprises

After Prom Prep Surprises

April 19, 2016

Attention all Seniors! Prom is just right around the corner and the PTA has planned extra events to add to the post prom celebration, at Alley Cats, April 23rd. They will be giving away many prizes for...

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Extra! Extra! ENN Wants You!

March 7, 2016

Do you like keeping up with school news? Do you like being on camera? Do you like writing stories? Eagle Nation News is recruiting fellow Lake Ridge students to add to their staff for the 2016-2017 school...

Mansfield Gets Multicultural

Mansfield Gets Multicultural

February 29, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 27, the Mansfield Independent School District held its annual Multicultural Festival. It is an event where people from all over the city can learn about their neighbor's cultures. "America...

LR Destination Imagination team

Team Uses Imagination

February 26, 2016

Destination imagination is an abstract club that guides students into thinking outside the box and become more resourceful as they get older. Students from all grade levels participate. "It's really fun...

Lake Ridge Art Makes a Mark

Lake Ridge Art Makes a Mark

February 19, 2016

On February 13-14, seven members of the Lake Ridge  Art Club have advanced from regionals to the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE). The participants representing Lake Ridge are Seniors Karolina Khudanyan,...

Eagle AcDec team poses at competition

AcDec Brainpower Heads to State

February 11, 2016

The Eagle Academic Decathlon team is accustom to rigorous academic competition through team activities that challenge their minds.  These challenges encourage communication, teamwork, and build relationships. Now,...

Chart showing the colors that support each type of cancer

LRHS Supports Colors For Cancer

February 3, 2016

Monday, Feb. 1, was Colors for Cancer Day throughout MISD. Staff and students were invited to  wear a specific color that represented the cancer that they were supporting; from breast cancer to brain...

Tommy Nguyen Junior, working in AP Chemistry.

0 to 100

January 28, 2016

Most people know him for his above 100 GPA and overall studious manner, but throughout this piece you may learn that Tommy Nguyen is like all of us, just a little more dedicated to being the 2017 validectorian. The...

The girls soccer team gathers on the bleachers for a picture

Soccer Set to Kick Off Season

January 7, 2016

The Lake Ridge Eagles soccer teams are heading into the 2016 season with high hopes and expectations. The Varsity and JV teams finished the 2015 season with winning records and look to build on their...

(From left to right) Ashley, Kyla, Kaitlyn, Isabel, and Lauryn

Class of 2017 Celebrates with Ring Ceremony

December 14, 2015

Lake Ridge High School held its 3rd annual Ring Ceremony for its junior class on Friday, December 4, 2015.  Partnering with Jostens, Lake Ridge was able to provide the class of 2017 with their...

Senior Chase Austin donates blood

You Are Somebody’s Type

December 10, 2015

Health Occupations of America held its annual blood drive throughout Mansfield Independent School District high school campuses Dec 9. Taught at Ben Barber High School, HOSA is designed help students...

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Back to the Past with Thanksgiving

November 23, 2015

This holiday marks an important event of American history as the first few colonies developed on the newly founded continent. It was a hard winter when the pilgrims had landed, and the land was...

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Terror Consumes Paris

November 16, 2015

A series of mass shootings and suicide bombings by armed terrorists left 129 dead and hundreds more injured at six locations in Paris on Nov. 13. Wearing suicide vests, at least eight assailants targeted...

Lake Ridge varsity football team prays before game against Summit

‘Special’ 4 Years of Football For Seniors

November 2, 2015

Looking back on their successful rise from a start-up football program to the top of the district standings, Lake Ridge players and supporters celebrated Senior Night before their big game against...

Lake Ridge Eagles Choir

The All Choir Performance

October 29, 2015

This past Monday our very own eagle choir attended an all choir performance at the MISD performing arts center, in celebration of Mansfield's 125th anniversary. Choirs from Timberview, Legacy, Mansfield,...

Graduating Class of 2016 Looks Back

Graduating Class of 2016 Looks Back

September 28, 2015

This year is a special year for the Class of 2016 — the first four-year class ever at Lake Ridge High School watched it grow since first opening its doors nearly four years ago. “Freshman year...

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