Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

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Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

Eagle Nation News

Mansfield Lake Ridge High School's Online Newspaper

Eagle Nation News

Micah Tolton

Micah Tolton, ENN Staff

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The Best and Worst Part of Being A Senior: From A Junior’s Perspective

May 17, 2017

Senior year, the year most students look forward to the moment they step into high school. For some, senior year means prom, senioritis, and your last memories. For others however, it's the nonstop stress...

Key Club Takes on DCON

Key Club Takes on DCON

May 15, 2017

The Lake Ridge Key Club has seen a large increase in the amount members this year; which can all be owed to the yearly District Convention (or DCON) held in Dallas. Last year, after receiving and applying...

We Are The Champions!

We Are The Champions!

April 27, 2017

Going into a competition it's rare that people are confident that without a doubt they'll win or even score well in an event— the Lake Ridge Choir sure didn't. Leading up to the University Interscholastic...

Testing Season: The Stress and How to Overcome It

Testing Season: The Stress and How to Overcome It

April 13, 2017

Simply the mere mention of testing season can cause sweaty hands and nervous looks on students' faces. For many high school students the months April, May, and June include nothing but studying and taking...

ENN Writers mourn the death of the two Editor in Chiefs

[Photo] The End of ENN

April 7, 2017

ENN Writers mourn the death of the two Editor in Chief's

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13 Reasons Why: Review and Suicide Awareness/Prevention

April 7, 2017

* WARNING: THE FOLLOWING STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS. READ AT OWN RISK. * "Hey it's me, Hannah— Hannah Baker." Ah, another book getting created into a film. Cue the array of die-hard fans who scream from...

Mrs. Monajami teaches her English I class. Photo by Micah Tolton

Teacher of the Year Goes to…

March 24, 2017

There's no doubt that Lake Ridge is proud of the work it's teachers do. Between the annual Teacher Appreciation Week and Teacher Dance performed this year alongside the Eagle Elite Dance Team, Lake Ridge...

Coach Ross (left) and Mrs. Stewart (right) smile for a picture.

Stewart, Ross Make History at Lake Ridge

February 8, 2017

Coach Ross (left) and Mrs. Stewart (right) smile for a picture.

Girls Soccer Soars to Victory Against Jags

Girls’ Soccer Soars to Victory Against Jags

January 31, 2017

It's no surprise that our Lake Ridge girls' soccer team is amazing. With last year's record and advancement into regionals, we've definitely proved ourselves over the past five years. So it wasn't...

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Hear Them Roar: Priscilla and Trieu Tran

January 31, 2017

Many students at Lake Ridge have hidden talents; some may include singing or drawing. But while some may take up interest in film or music, freshman Priscilla Tran and her sophomore brother, Trieu Tran,...

Avery Chen (left), Sara Neufeldt (center), and Kyla Ferguson (Right) pose for a picture at the course Fair.

Lake Ridge’s Annual Course Fair

January 12, 2017

It's time to prepare for the next school year. Lake Ridge counselors spoke in history classrooms throughout the week, informing students about the course application for the next school year, as well as...

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Opinion: Hillary Clinton for President

November 7, 2016

On April 12, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announced her candidacy for the 2016 Presidential election with a Youtube video. Her political involvement dates back to 1973 where she participated...

The Toilet Paper Week 7: #HalloweenThrowback: Teacher Edition

The Toilet Paper Week 7: #HalloweenThrowback: Teacher Edition

October 27, 2016

Eagles, you can finally bring out your spooky decorations and pumpkins because it is Halloween time. Eagle Nation News asked Lake Ridge teachers to send in their throwback Halloween pictures. There were...

Wren Arevalo (left) and Seth Ette (right) laugh while on the homecoming field.

Lake Ridge Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

October 21, 2016

It's here Eagles! You've been nominating and voting for the past two weeks, and now homecoming has finally arrived. Our Lake Ridge homecoming court all lined up on the field last Friday as they anxiously...

The Machine

“The Machine” Makes Its Debut

October 13, 2016

It's no secret that our Lake Ridge band puts in hours upon hours of practice in and outside of school on their performances for the football games and competitions. With their success of becoming the...

Dina Albashti works before school.

What is Islamophobia?

September 15, 2016

Our generation is familiar with terms such as feminism, racism, and homophobia, but a new term, Islamophobia has entered our vocabulary. Islamophobia is described as a dislike of or prejudice against Islam...

Mr. Marvin Lofton (right) speaks to Mrs. Lynda Williams (left) , another special education teacher.

It’s More Than Just A Class: Special Education Program

September 9, 2016

Walking into the special education classroom, you can immediately feel the positivity radiating from not only the teachers but from the students as well. “The program has been here for four years. We...

BEAK WEEK: Star Wars Dress-Up Day

BEAK WEEK: Star Wars Dress-Up Day

May 23, 2016

Every time Lake Ridge holds a Beak Week, there are dress-up days included. Since this year the Beak Week theme is Star Wars, it was imperative to have a Star Wars Dress-Up Day. Lake Ridge students showed...

Fred Bridges and DeLauren Washington cutting a rug to win the Dance Off for the Freshman class.

[Photo] BEAK WEEK: Opening Ceremony

May 17, 2016

Fred Bridges and DeLauren Washington cutting a rug to win the Dance Off for the Freshman class.

The Sophomore Class Officiers at the Beak Week Pep Rally

BEAK WEEK: Pep Rally

May 17, 2016

On Friday, Lake Ridge finally started Beak Week! Every year Lake Ridge holds "Beak Week" where the community donates money to an organization of the school's choice as well as a theme. This year, LRHS...

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Third Story: The Band Taylor Swift Recommends

May 9, 2016

About three weeks ago, I went to a Tori Kelly concert and of course I had a great time. But it wasn't until the day of her concert that I checked online to see who her opening act was, and right at the...

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President Obama’s Funniest Moments At The WHCD

May 2, 2016

As an avid participant in the political and fashion industry, the White House Correspondents' Dinner is a must watch for me. Ever since my spark of interest in politics, I've found myself watching every...



April 29, 2016

The highlight of most people's weekend was watching Beyonce's visual album titled, LEMONADE. The Formation singer announced the release of her secret project on April 19th and her fans immediately when...

Lake Ridge Band via Mr. George Olsen

Band Orchestrates A Win

April 27, 2016

Our award-winning Lake Ridge band has taken it up notch, Wednesday and Thursday of this past week the band headed to UIL. Last year, our band went to UIL and finished in first place and this time our band...

Credit: Amie Harris, Lake Ridge Eagle Elite Dance Coach

Eagle Elites Recruit New Members

April 21, 2016

This past week, tryouts for the new Lake Ridge Eagle Elite Dance Team were held. Many incoming freshman and current students at the school attended the tryouts at Legacy High School. ENN talked to the...

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Prom: What To Know

March 24, 2016

Listen up Eagles! This year's Lake Ridge prom is coming up and here is everything you'll need to know to have a great time. ENN spoke to the head of the prom committee, Mrs. Wheatley, and she gave us...

Preview: Girls And Boys Soccer Senior Night

Preview: Girls And Boys Soccer Senior Night

March 11, 2016

The seniors are lined up with their balloons in hand, while the commentator is listing the achievements of each senior on the team. Lake Ridge Eagles fill the bleachers giving cheers to their peers down...

Four Lake Ridge High School seniors signed athletic commitment letters.
From left to right: Bronsyn Smith, Gerod McClain, Anthony Narro, and Brendon Lowrance

Eagles Sign On for Collegiate Athletics

March 8, 2016

On, March 2nd, Lake Ridge Seniors Anthony Narro, Gerod McClain, Brendon Lowrance, and Bronsyn Smith all officially signed with their colleges. The group of signees consisted of three football players and...

Serrano Second at AcDec State Championship

Serrano Second at AcDec State Championship

March 2, 2016

This past Friday and Saturday our Lake Ridge Academic Decathlon team went to the State Championship and  D.J. Serrano, Lake Ridge Senior, placed second in state. When ENN met up with D.J., he was proudly...

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The Odd Couple: Rehearsals

February 26, 2016

During Mr. Goza's ninth period, you can find him running through lines with a group of actresses who were casted for the new one act play he is directing and a group made up of mostly sophomores and juniors...

Eagle Elite Wins Grand Championship

Eagle Elite Wins Grand Championship

February 25, 2016

This past Saturday, Lake Ridge’s Eagle Elite Dance Team competed at the Raise The Bar Competition and won for the second time in a row. Our Eagle Elite Team consist of many dancers some of whom include:...

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2016 58th Annual Grammy Winners

February 17, 2016

As the 58th Annual Grammy Awards aired on CBS, many things were anticipated such as performances, tributes, and some of the biggest names in music getting awarded for their hard work and success this past...

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Opinion: Grease Live!

February 5, 2016

This past Sunday, Grease Live! premiered for the first time the public with a bang, live audience, and an incredible performance from a certain individual. With high expectations and a crowd of anxious...

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2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

December 13, 2015

The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show finally aired on Dec.8 on CBS! After seeing several Instagram and Twitter posts about the excitement of the event from the models, we finally got to see the “Sexiest...

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2016 Grammy Nominations

December 9, 2015

The Grammy’s are officially right around the corner and the nominations are out. On CBS at 8:15 am, Alicia Keys— 15-time Grammy winner, announced revealed the artist who have been nominated. A few...

Credit: Taylor Swift with her dancers via Taylor Nation

Taylor Swift’s 1989 Arlington Show

December 9, 2015

On October 17th, Taylor Swift brought her 1989 Tour to Arlington, TX at the AT&T Stadium for a sold out show.  Her fans dress up in hand-made costumes inspired from her hit songs and iconic lyrics. Some...

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Opinion: Have We Forgotten The True Meaning of Christmas?

December 7, 2015

Every Wednesday my church holds a youth group gathering, where we talk about our faith and answer hard­hitting questions such as, “If you have more wants in your life than the next person,...

Celine Dion performs at the American Music Awards, Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Top 5: American Music Awards Moments

December 3, 2015

Hosted by Jennifer Lopez, the 56th Annual American Music Awards were held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles Nov. 22. The night was filled with dramatic dance routines, iconic musical tributes that continued...


Diabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It

November 4, 2015

November is National diabetes Month, within this month our news staff has created a story and broadcast. Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the bodies inability to produce any or enough insulin causes...

Lam Tran, Sophomore, dresses up in a cat mask on Oct. 30th

Trendy Halloween Costumes

October 29, 2015

This Halloween, people are really going all out this year. Between all the iconic movies, books, and celebrity moments, people are really coming up with great ideas. We talked to a Party City employee...

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Taylor Swift’s Week of Guests at the Staples Center

October 26, 2015

Taylor Swift opens the show with her popular track Welcome To New York, stepping out in a purple and blue sparkly jacket with a skirt and sunnies to match. She sings her heart out, all while smiling and...

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Artist To Watch: Shawn Mendes

October 2, 2015

The music industry continues to surprise us with artists that pop up and the stories that come with them. But we never thought an artist from the social media app, Vine, would end up with a hit single...

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Top Five Moments in Scream Queen’s First Episode

October 1, 2015

If there's any show you should be watching this fall it's FOX's new T.V. series, Scream Queens. The show premiered this past Tuesday, and surely did not disappoint anyone. With influences from American...

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New York Fashion Week 2015: Through Anzie’s Eyes

September 25, 2015

On August 7th, New York Fashion Week finally arrived! Designers brought out their best clothes and models to showcase the clothing in style for this season. Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Victoria Beckham,...

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