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

Madison Freeman

Madison Freeman, ENN Staff

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While most students look forward to the end of the school year, its a bittersweet time for seniors.

The Night of Nights

May 3, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, many Lake Ridge students are preparing summer. However, this time of the year can be bittersweet for seniors as they prepare for prom, graduation, and the steps they...

It’s Tik Toks Impact for Me

It’s Tik Tok’s Impact for Me

April 21, 2022

Over the last few years the social media app, Tik Tok, has gained popularity among Gen Z students. The infamous app allows for its creators to upload up to 3 minute videos, and also makes it more easy...

The Slap Seen Across the World

The Slap Seen Across the World

April 8, 2022

The Oscars are a night for actors, actresses, directors, and other people who work in the film industries to be recognized for the work they produced throughout the year. In the past few years many historic...

While animated movies in recent years have shown more diversity, there is still more growth needed.

The Not So Sweet Life of Animation

March 29, 2022

In recent years many new animated kid movies have featured cultural storylines such as 'Encanto,' 'Moana,' 'Coco,' and 'Turning Red.' However, with the popularity of these movies it has started conversations...

Students fashion choices change from their freshman to their senior years.

Gurl you better work it! The Evolution of Fashion from Freshman to Senior Year.

March 10, 2022

In the last four years, many things have changed from a global pandemic, to trends, to the way many young people see the world. Due to all of these events, the impact on teenagers' fashion has been extremely...

The importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities has grown throughout the years.

HBCU’S Impact

March 2, 2022

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, HBCU’s, have always played a large role in the Black community. From providing Black students an education before other colleges and universities, to giving...

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Say Yes to the Dress

February 8, 2022

Saying yes to the dress for prom can be a big moment for those participating. However, issues with budget, size, and the pressure of finding the perfect dress can turn this magical moment into a nightmare....

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Drowning in Euphoria

January 25, 2022

Fashion, drugs, and partying are all major themes of the HBO original series, ‘Euphoria.’ The show has become a significant major hit for teens and young adults alike. However, with the popularity...

Elves Hard at Work

Elves Hard at Work

December 9, 2021

Christmas can be an exciting time of the year for most people, however when students get their first job they are often hit with the reality of how much gifts actually cost and, oftentimes, learn an important...

Travis’ Tragedy

Travis’ Tragedy

November 16, 2021

Travis Scott’s third annual Astroworld Festival quickly turned from a night of excitement and fun to a night of tragedy and fear. Scott’s festival was set to feature many big time performers such as...

MISD parents shared their thoughts and worries about the incident at Timberview.

Through the Eyes of Parents

November 4, 2021

The events at Timberview have had a large impact on students, staff, and parents alike. While everyone was affected differently by the shooting, many felt nervous and afraid during the events that occurred...

Hoco… yay or nay?

Hoco… yay or nay?

October 13, 2021

Homecoming is typically a time full of fun and tradition with mums, football games, and Lake Ridge alumni all returning in order to create a fun and celebratory environment for past and current students...

Met Gala 2021

Met Gala 2021

September 29, 2021

Many people look forward to the annual Met Gala due to the fun and unique fashions that are usually showcased at this prestige event. Every year the Met Galahas a theme the attendants are encouraged to...

Literature Love

Literature Love

May 13, 2021

Ishrat Madiha, or Madi as she likes to be called, has lived in Texas, New Jersey, and Bangladesh but despite her many locational moves, her love for books and reading has stayed consistent even when her...

Teacher by Day, Sponsor by Afternoon

Teacher by Day, Sponsor by Afternoon

May 5, 2021

This year more than ever clubs have been a way to keep students connected in a fun and safe way. With the added stress this year that has been put on both teachers and students, the teachers who made the...



April 23, 2021

Feminism in America has changed greatly over the years. In the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s feminists were fighting for their right to vote, work in fair condition women and other issues women of...

Students will soon be taking AP tests. Many wonder how learning online will affect their scores.

Virtually Lost?

April 23, 2021

It is no secret that there have been several changes this school year from the addition of virtual learning to the increased safety precautions the school has had to take in order to keep everyone as safe...

Both the boys and girls soccer teams finished their seasons and advanced into the playoffs.

Soccer Success

April 21, 2021

Both the girls and boys soccer teams had successful seasons with the girls placing first and the boys placing second in the district. Despite the unique challenges, like the ongoing pandemic, both teams...

Freshman, Sydney Tamo, like many Lake Ridge students endured a forced-shut down to the historic winter storm.

Snowed In

March 1, 2021

Many Texans were living in very inconvenient situations with burst pipes, power outages, and rather freezing conditions.  However, the conditions outside were even worse than the ones inside with below...



February 23, 2021

After Sunday’s Super Bowl, the question of who holds the title of the best athlete of all time was raised once again. While some argue that the exclusivity of football to the United States of America...

With social media, the standards of beauty tend to go in and out of style.

The Trends of Beauty Standards

February 9, 2021

The media has always magnified unrealistic beauty standards for both male and females. However, with social media existing and new beauty standards can be seen just by scrolling through one’s explore...

CollegeBoard recently announced new changes to be made to the SAT.

Rewriting the SAT

January 28, 2021

The College Board has announced new changes to the SAT.The infamous test no longer has an essay section or subject tests. Many students and teachers have mixed feelings about the changes that are being...

Thrifting has grown in popularity as various fashion trends come back into the light.

Thrift Shopping

January 20, 2021

In recent years, popular trends from the 90s and 2000’s have come back in style from high waisted jeans to tracksuits. The current trends may look like a blast from the past. With these trends coming...

As the Lake Ridge Football season draws to a close, players admit where the shortfalls and successes were.

Football’s Fate

December 8, 2020

The Lake Ridge football team is 0-9 so far in this season. Leaving many players, fans, and supporters feeling disappointed and confused. This football season has been full of changes with new Covid guidelines,...

Debates are sparked, arguing whether Generation Z is too sensitive or simply intolerant?

Gen Z: Sensitivity vs. Tolerance

November 13, 2020

Gen Z has often been labeled as lazy or too sensitive, which is usually contributed to the fact that technology has played a major role in their childhood years. However the debate about if Gen Z being...

Students and teachers from all grade levels participate in the Homecoming Hallway Decorating challenge, in hopes of a win.

Homecoming During A Pandemic

November 2, 2020

From decorated hallways, the big game, and returning alumni, Homecoming is a big deal at Lake Ridge; however, Homecoming isn’t immune to the changes caused by COVID-19. The number of fans at the game...

Chadwick Bosemans death has caused for recollection of his work, and a further call for more representation in the media.

The Importance of Representation

October 9, 2020

The death of actor Chadwick Boseman who played ground-breaking characters, such as, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and ,most famously, Black Panther, heavily affected fans all across the world. With...

The iOS 14 update to Apple products has become the new trend on social media.

Apple iOS 14: Amazing or Overrated?

September 28, 2020

On September 16th Apple released the new iOS 14 update that offers many new features to Apple product users. Users now have the ability to customize their screens with the new widget feature, leave a FaceTime...

The Fate of Summer 2020

The Fate of Summer 2020

May 15, 2020

Summer vacation has always been a time most students and teachers look forward to. The weather is nice, students have more free time because there is no school or homework, and they both get an opportunity...

High school can be an awkward time for students to figure out who they want to be.

Finding Individuality in High School

May 1, 2020

High school can be a hard time in a person's life. It’s a time where many people are just starting to figure out who they are. It can be hard to express one's individuality because of social norms, trends,...

The seriousness of COVID-19 has forced President Trump to enable the Stafford Act and declare a national emergency.

Rumors Spreading Quicker than the Virus

April 5, 2020

On March thirteenth, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to the Coronavirus. He also enacted the Stafford Act which allowed over forty billion dollars to go from the Federal Emergency...

A Helping Hand within the Community

A Helping Hand within the Community

March 27, 2020

While Covid-19, also known as Corona, has negatively affected several communities and turned into a global pandemic, some businesses have tried to combat the negative into a positive impact throughout...

Thanks to the efforts of World History teacher, Heather Willson, Black History Month is getting a fresh look.

Teaching Black History

February 21, 2020

While almost everybody knows that February is black history month not everyone knows about the non traditional black heroes that aren’t taught in most social studies or history classes.  Heather...

For the first time in Lake Ridge History, there will be a Valentines Day dance.

To Dance or Not to Dance, That is the Question

February 7, 2020

This year Lake Ridge is hosting a Valentine's Day  dance to raise money for the senior prom. Depending on how many people come to the dance determines whether or not there will be more dances in the future....

Teens and adults have taken to Tik Tok, but how long will the fad last?

The Tik Tok Takeover

January 28, 2020

Tik Tok has become more popular within the last year. The app appeals to many due to the fact they can get famous quickly. Tik Tok can make anybody famous almost overnight, by making dance videos, relatable...

Stressing over Stuffing

Stressing over Stuffing

November 21, 2019

While everyone has different plans for Thanksgiving from traveling or cooking to just relaxing, the stress that comes with the holiday can often be overlooked. Whether it be Black Friday shopping or preparing...

Old School Vs. New School Rap

November 8, 2019

Many things have changed over the years like fashion, slang, and television, however,  one of the most dramatic changes has been in rap music. This causing  many to disagree with what makes a good rapper,...

Lake Ridges Favorite Halloween Movies

Lake Ridge’s Favorite Halloween Movies

October 29, 2019

October can be a very exciting time of the year. The weather starts to cool down, new fall flavors are available at different restaurants, and of course Halloween. The candy, the costumes, and the movies...

Freshman show their school spirit during their first high school pep rally.

Not So ‘Fresh’ Anymore

November 28, 2018

They aren't getting lost on their way to class, and they aren't showing up wondering if its an A or B day anymore. Lake Ridge High School is nearly halfway done with the school year, and the...

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