Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

Eagle Nation News

Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

Eagle Nation News

Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

Eagle Nation News

Kayla Thompson

Kayla Thompson, ENN Staff

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Seniors, while having to adapt to life during the pandemic, are eager for their next chapters to begin.

Leaving The Nest

May 18, 2020

As this school year comes to an end, some seniors are deciding where they want to go to college, and some are trying to decide if college is even the right choice for them. These decisions are hard in...

During this quarantine, students have had to look at alternative methods to celebrate their birthdays.

Celebrating Birthdays Six Feet Apart

May 3, 2020

Tiny moments of joy, like blowing out candles with family and friends, opening presents, and celebrating birthdays are not only important, but they may be critical to holding on to any sense of normalcy...

With the quarantine in place, parents have now had to take on the role of teachers.

Parents become Teachers

April 27, 2020

On Friday, April 17 Governor Greg Abbott announced that the public and private school classrooms will remain closed for the remainder of the school year to avoid the spread of COVID-19. This change not...

Before there was a Joe Exotic, there was a Michael Vick. Both guilty of animal abuse, but are thought of differently.

The Fall of a Falcon and The Rise of a King

April 20, 2020

Netflix recently released a new documentary called Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness. In the documentary Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as “Joe Exotic,” was exposed for killing five tigers,...

The transition to online lessons has been met with mixed results by both students and teachers.

The Switch to Online Learning

April 4, 2020

The coronavirus caused the closing of schools all around the world, students and teachers had to learn how to adjust to a new way of learning. With all the changes made to education some students and teachers...

With so much extra time on their hands, students are spending more time on social media.

Social Media: Helping or Hurting?

March 31, 2020

Right now, the world is battling a coronavirus epidemic. The virus has made its way to most countries around the world, causing a nationwide panic as a result of the spread of this virus. Social media...

Gayle King and Felicia Sonmez recieved massive backlash on social media for bringing up Kobe Bryants alleged sexual misconduct.

A Backlash for Journalists

March 6, 2020

Even as Kobe Bryant climbed to the top of his NBA career, the ugliest parts of his past never fully stayed behind. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th outside of Los Angeles...

Couples that have been dating for a while offer up their best advice on love.

Experience vs. Expectations, Long Term Couples Offer Up Their Thoughts on Love

February 7, 2020

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the expectations are at an all-time high. Couples are scrambling to get their gifts for each other, making their dinner reservations, and planning the perfect day. The...

The Lake Ridge Ambassadors Club does their part to make students feel welcome.

The Helping Hands of Lake Ridge

January 29, 2020

As Lake Ridge High School grows in population, more and more students arrive each year. A school of this size can be hard to navigate when you’re a new student. For some students this can be overwhelming....

Humans of Lake Ridge

Humans of Lake Ridge

January 17, 2020

The reason I live in Texas now is because of my dad’s job. My dad has been working in the MLB as a strength and conditioning coach for 17 years. Three with the New York Mets and the remainder with the...

Humans of Lake Ridge

Humans of Lake Ridge

December 13, 2019

Going into my freshman year I didn’t think I would become valedictorian. Everyone else did though, so when I got my transcript I was ecstatic. High school hasn’t always been easy though. There were...

Humans of Lake Ridge

Humans of Lake Ridge

November 19, 2019

Being class president has affected me in a variety of ways. It’s rewarding and exciting to be a part of this amazing team. I really do enjoy it. It’s rewarding because it adds more purpose to my life...

Humans of Lake Ridge

Humans of Lake Ridge

November 5, 2019

“Being a part of a team makes me feel like I have worth and can belong to something important. In this day in age you can get burned out really easily and just get lost in the world. Having something,...

The Sights and Sounds of Hoco!

The Sights and Sounds of Hoco!

October 8, 2019

The homecoming court walks across the football field. The king and queen are announced and the students cheer. The crowns are given and the royalty wave. This tradition of homecoming is well-known around...

Students decorate the halls in honor of homecoming.

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Students decorate the halls in honor of homecoming.

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