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

Margo Eugenio

Margo Eugenio, Editor-In-Chief

All content by Margo Eugenio
President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden are both looking for the Presidential victory following Election Day.

The 2020 Presidential Election: Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden

November 2, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3, American citizens will make their way to local polling sites to cast their ballots for their preferred presidential candidate. This election, there are only two nominees making...

Voters will soon turn to the polls to elect a president.

[Photo] Increasing Hostility Towards Voters

November 2, 2020

Voters will soon turn to the polls to elect a president.

Olivia Thompson first met her teacher, John Sohel, in middle school in his Theatre class.

For Six Years

May 14, 2020

A new school year brings about many new things: new school supplies, new classmates, and a couple of new teachers. However, seemingly like something straight out of Boy Meets World with Mr.Feeny, one student...

Juniors, Ethan Vu and Sarah Cole, look forward to spending time with friends post-quarantine.

The Possibilities of Post-Quarantine

May 1, 2020

Weeks of being in quarantine and the practice of social distancing and self-isolation has created a sense of longing for more diversified human interactions. Whether it be the thought of finally getting...

Ben Platt, Broadway singer and actor, would make the perfect celebrity quarantine partner.


April 25, 2020

Being in quarantine is nothing short of mentally draining. Being stuck in the same house with siblings who seem like they are trying to do everything in their power to drive you crazy plays a major role...

Generation Z, born between 1997-1010, is mostly defined as technology addicted teenagers.

Generation Z: The Tech-Addicted Teenagers

April 21, 2020

They grew up with the internet and social media. They grew up watching Disney’s Hannah Montana and listening to up and coming pop artists, like Taylor Swift and Rihanna. They are Generation Z. Generation...

Junior, Sarah Cole, remains positive during quarantine by remaining grateful for her family.

The Things We Took For Granted

April 4, 2020

As Coronavirus spreads across the country and world, governments have begun implementing quarantines for their citizens, strongly suggesting that non-essential people stay in self-isolation in hopes of...

Racism targeted towards the Asian American community has increased along with the Coronavirus.

Which is Spreading Faster: COVID-19 or Targeted Racism?

March 27, 2020

Recently, the outbreak of COVID-19 has caused widespread panic among impacted nations globally. Within American borders, the virus has created major anxieties for citizens and has led to long lines of...

With MISD shutting down for an extended period, teachers are moving their lessons online.

Homebound: What Teachers and Students are Doing on their Extended Break

March 16, 2020

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Mansfield ISD tweeted out they would be extending Spring Break for 2 more weeks “to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.” While the virus has caused widespread panic...

 Some students say they struggle with the effects of colorism throughout society.

Racism Within a Culture: The Identification of Colorism

March 6, 2020

Recently, the topic of racism and discrimination has sparked major conversations within society. However, the idea of racism within a group or culture is deemed less important, and isn’t discussed. Colorism...

Lake Ridge Academic Decathlon will test their knowledge at the state competition

Ready, Set, Learn

February 19, 2020

Lake Ridge High School is a school that strives for academic and athletic prowess.  From the football team to the swim team, from the UIL teams to the debate team, success is not unknown regarding the...

Kobe Bryants life was cut tragically short, but the impact of his life remains.

Mamba Mentality

February 7, 2020

January 26, 2020. The whole world seemingly grinded to a halt when news broke that NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, alongside eight other passengers, including his daughter, Gianna Bryant,  died in a helicopter...

The Cowboys said out with the old and in with the new as they made a change at head coach.

McCarthy Makes a Change

January 28, 2020

8-8. Eight wins and eight losses. The Dallas Cowboys season came to a close against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 22, 2019 with a 17-9 loss. The loss sparked major controversy as fans pleaded for...

Is it Okay to be Overweight?

Is it Okay to be Overweight?

January 17, 2020

With songs such as “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell” dominating the radio waves, Lizzo has become one of the most popular musicians of the past year. However, recently the singer has received some...

Christmas Traditions Across Families

Christmas Traditions Across Families

December 12, 2019

While some people recognize the day following Thanksgiving as Black Friday, a day for shopping the best deals for all the newest products, other recognize the day as the official start to the Christmas...

What are Lake Ridge Teachers Thankful For?

What are Lake Ridge Teachers Thankful For?

November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November. The day is used to celebrate the blessings received in the past year. It is modeled after the first harvest in 1621...

Many women feel there is a double standard when it comes to dating.

The Double Standards of Dating

November 8, 2019

To feel love and to be loved is an idea people yearn for the entirety of their lives. Whether it’s through meeting someone organically, through friends or through family, or via online sites and apps,...

Bullying has been a problem in most schools forcing some students to learn hard lessons.

Hard Lessons to Learn

October 15, 2019

Whether it be verbal harassment or physical abuse, bullying has been a long standing issue in the education system. While the result of bullying can lead to devastating, long term consequences such as...

Coach Billy Smith was a beloved coach and teacher at Lake Ridge.

In Remembrance of our Hero

September 20, 2019

A mentor. A father. A husband. A coach. Billy Smith was many things, never limited by a single label. He brought a positive light and happiness anywhere he walked, touching the hearts of everyone he came...

Cones now guard the entrance to The Church at Rush Creek.

The Risk of Church Parking

September 19, 2019

“Teen Hit by Car Crossing Street in Front of Lake Ridge High School” read the Channel 5 news' headline. September 6, 2019 was a frightening day for all those involved. Allegedly a freshman student...

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

Border Brawl: Lake Ridge vs Tulsa Union

August 29, 2019

36 to 30. Meaningless numbers in the game of life, but what is their value in the game of football? A couple touchdowns for each team and a couple more stops by each team. Was one team was better, or was...

Fear of College

Fear of College

May 10, 2019

As the clock ticks towards the end of their final year of high school, many seniors begin to set their minds on college and it’s unknown. Excitement, enthusiasm, and nerves bubble under the skin of the...

Grounded Again

Grounded Again

April 26, 2019

“Go to your room and leave your phone downstairs,” yelled your mom to your brother after he gave her his report card for the previous grading period. “You are not going out with friends for the rest...

A tennis racket and new tennis ball on a freshly painted tennis court

Racketing Toward Regional

April 17, 2019

As the points start to tally up, the Lake Ridge Eagle tennis team await anxiously for the final results to be announced. The main officials, after some time, come back with the winning school in mind....

Photo Credit: Jasmine Moore

Much ‘Moore’ to Come

April 15, 2019

As the announcer yells out for the next jumper, Jasmine Moore stares down the strip at the pit. She leans back, exhales, and takes off sprinting. Moore bounds to the line and jumps farther into the sand-filled...

Let’s Start Snap-CHATTING

Let’s Start Snap-CHATTING

March 28, 2019

With today’s media swamped with controversies ranging from gun violence and gun control to climate change and global warming, many opinions fly around regarding the contentious topics. While many said...

Photographer: Jaspinder Malhi

Kicking Off Playoffs

March 22, 2019

Sprinting full speed ahead toward the goal, the opposing team's forward sets her sights in the top right corner of the goal. Freshman goalkeeper, Bella Avitia, steps off her goal line in an attempt to...

Welcome Back to the Vlog!

Welcome Back to the Vlog!

March 1, 2019

"Hello everyone and welcome back to the vlog!" People across the globe live their lives in front of a camera in hopes of becoming ‘YouTube famous.’ If you are of the select few that are lucky enough...

Spinning into Spring Season

Spinning into Spring Season

February 11, 2019

As the seconds count down on the clock, the opponent bounces the ball down onto the hard, concrete ground. The small, neon, yellow ball is thrown into the air. The Lake Ridge tennis player keeps their...

Photo Credit: Jasmine Moore

Much ‘Moore’ to Come

February 1, 2019

As the announcer yells out for the next jumper, Jasmine Moore stares down the strip at the pit. She leans back, exhales, and takes off sprinting. Moore bounds to the line and jumps farther into the sand-filled...

Photo Credit: Christine Vo

Dribbling to Success

January 22, 2019

As the athletes run down the court, the voices of players yelling out to the point guard to pass them the ball echoes through the gym. The point guard completes a chest pass to the power forward and the...

Slumped over studying

Final Advice for Finals

December 14, 2018

With finals just around the corner, it is time to figure out how to prepare. After all, the final exams are worth 20 percent of your grade for the class. So for those newcomers that have yet to take those...

Learning how to write a check

Teach Me!

December 6, 2018

Do you know how to calculate your taxes? Do you know how to finance a car? How about how to apply for a mortgage to buy your home? High school teaches a variety of important subjects including, English,...

Beto ORourke on the campaign trail.

Opinion: Vote Beto!

November 6, 2018

As United States citizens it is our duty to vote, our responsibility to decide our future, it is an obligation to determine who will best listen to our voices and decide to act in our favor, not for the...

Students pose showing the variety of the student body.

The Brain, Athlete, Princess, Basket Case: Which Stereotype Are You?

October 19, 2018

Anthony Michael Hall's character in The Breakfast Club explained it in an almost timeless manner: “You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.” Stereotypes have...

Photo by: Esmeralda Ramirez

Running a Mental Race

September 27, 2018

As the sound of the pistol goes off and rings through the air, the runners take off, elbowing past one another trying to get an early lead. Cross Country is a five mile trek across a rocky terrain, full...

The Lake Ridge cheerleaders perform during a school pep rally.

Eagle Pride on the Rise

September 21, 2018

We have spirit, yes we do. We have spirit, how ‘bout you? From football games and pep rallies to team clap outs and school spirit dress up days, Lake Ridge definitely has some pep in their step. A new...

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