Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

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Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

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Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

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Connor Thompson

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What is usually a very busy Woodall Rodgers Freeway became nearly empty after Dallas enacted its shelter in place order . Courtesy of Google Images

What Will The Future Look Like?

May 21, 2020

COVID-19 has brought our way of life to a screeching halt, but we have adapted. First responders have gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep those who have been infected alive. Grocery store employees...

Jakob Conrad and his girlfriend, Kassidy, went to Poston Gardens to pick tulips before the lockdown started.

Six Feet Apart: Maintaining Relationships During COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Every aspect of our lives has been strained and tested with the recent outbreak of COVID-19. We can no longer go to the gym, sit down in restaurants, or do almost anything that requires leaving your home....

In parts of China, it is now mandatory for people to wear face masks in public.

Coronavirus: Justified Fear or Massive Overreaction?

March 6, 2020

Hypochondria is a mental illness in which a person fears they are developing a serious, potentially life-threatening disease. Those afflicted have been known to purposefully avoid contact with sick and...

Rena Longs husband was diagnosed with Leukemia last year, and the cost to treat adult 
Leukemia can be extremely high.

Costly Care

February 3, 2020

The typical child born into the British Royal Family will cost around £5,670, or $8,900, according to The Economist, a newspaper devoted to analyzing economics. The article goes on to state that, in the...

The second annual Border Brawl takes place on Friday at Newsom Stadium.

Advertising Athletes

December 10, 2019

The idyllic dream of becoming a professional football player is shared by over 1 million high school students across the United States, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and only...

The Joker Film was released on October 4th. Courtesy of Google Images.

“We Live in a Society”

October 29, 2019

Mental Illness has long been a difficult subject for many as evidenced by the creation of Mental Illness Awareness Week, from October 6th to October 12th, to raise awareness about this seldom discussed...

Greta Thunberg leads the way as Gen Zers rally to protect the earth.

Generation: Change Z World

October 17, 2019

Chanting echos through the streets of Fort Worth. Picketers surround city hall demanding change. They protest for lawmakers to join them in solidarity to secure the future for the younger generations.  These...

A Freshman student at Lake Ridge High School was struck by a car while crossing Day Miar.

The City Responds

October 3, 2019

Just after 3 PM, September 6th, students rush to leave their classes at Lake Ridge High School to begin their weekend. However, this Friday was different. A freshman was struck by a car while he was crossing...

Students this year are having to adjust to no longer being dismissed by bells.

The Bell Doesn’t Dismiss You, I Do

September 2, 2019

With the start of a new school year, changes are inevitable. However, this years’ modifications to the schedule are perhaps some of the most drastic in Lake Ridge history, with the addition of a fourth...

A teacher at Lake Ridge High School lectures her class, asking them to go onto Canvas to work on an assignment.

Compensation for Education

April 15, 2019

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....

Myths about the MMR vaccine vary widely, claiming they cause Autism and other disorders. Despite studies disproving this myth, some Americans distrust Big Vaccine

Anti-Vax Face the Facts

April 9, 2019

Every day, your body fights to keep you alive. Around every corner, there is a chance of somebody coughing or sneezing - sending hundreds of thousands of microorganisms flying at 100 miles per hour towards...

Vaping or juuling has grown in popularity amongst high school students.

Nico-teens

March 1, 2019

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...

The Martin-Marietta Cement Plant in Midlothian is a important fixture in the DFW skyline.

Baby, it’s Warm Outside

January 24, 2019

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...

A teacher at Lake Ridge High School lectures her class, asking them to go onto Canvas to work on an assignment.

Compensation for Education

November 7, 2018

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....

Stefánsson died at the age of 43 from bile duct cancer.

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

September 21, 2018

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...

Spoiler Alert!

Spoiler Alert!

May 14, 2018

This article is about spoilers for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, thus, this article contains spoilers for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. Viewer discretion is advised. From the moment the trailer...

Avicii: His Life and Legacy

Avicii: His Life and Legacy

May 8, 2018

Authorities confirmed that on April 20, 2018, 28-year-old Swedish DJ Avicii died in a hotel room in Muscat, the capital of Oman, after fighting a long, arduous battle with acute pancreatitis and alcoholism,...

Kneeding Support

Kneeding Support

April 6, 2018

The decisive soccer game against Mesquite Poteet was going bad, and junior, Tomas Hoyos, forward for Lake Ridge High School's varsity team, saw his teammates were struggling. He watched as Poteet controlled...

A Star at Lake Ridge

A Star at Lake Ridge

March 8, 2018

Junior, Madison Laue poises herself in front of the hockey net, glaring down the opposing team's player. She watches the finite muscle movements of the rival player, and prepares herself. The puck flies...

A Man Sneezing.

Love is in the Air… but so is the Flu!

February 14, 2018

High school on Valentines day: halls full of P.D.A., cheap chocolates, balloons, and a deadly epidemic. With a death toll of 2897 Texans, according to the Texas Department of Health Services, Valentines...

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

An Educator on Two Fronts

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....

Marlene, Arlette, and Sylvain Muteba in AP Environmental Science with Mrs. Lamkin

Through the Eyes of Another

January 29, 2018

There are over 100 languages, not including English, that cross the lips of students in Mansfield Independent School District every day. Students can walk down the halls and hear languages such as Spanish,...

Capri Davis spiking the ball.

Capri Davis Makes History

December 1, 2017

Capri Davis braces herself, preparing to spike the ball across the net. The ball flies up, a perfect strike, and she scores. This is a routine for Davis, which is why the sports apparel brand, Under Armor,...

Friday Night Stage Lights

Friday Night Stage Lights

October 26, 2017

Friday nights in Texas seem to have a reoccurring theme: blinding lights, artificial turf, sweaty high school students shouting in school spirit, and cheap nachos. But last Friday, the lights shone on...

The Lake Ridge Band performs at halftime.

Musicians Make it Happen

October 4, 2017

As the October sun sets at Lake Ridge High School, only two distinct sounds can be heard: the custodians waxing the floors, and the bold brass of the Lake Ridge Marching Band. From 3:45 to 6:45, the band...

Hurricane Harvey effects Lake Ridge Families

Hurricane Harvey effects Lake Ridge Families

September 13, 2017

Hurricane Harvey brought destruction to the coastlines of Texas, but it's impact has been felt all over America. Property has been destroyed. Friends have been lost. Family has been displaced. Floods have...

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