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

Nour Karajeh

Nour Karajeh, ENN Staff

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In Preparation for the AP Exams

April 21, 2022

As April comes to an end, a new season is brought to both students and teachers across the world. Before they knew it, the Advanced Placement, AP, exams were just around the corner, the season of preparation...

The West vs the Rest of the World

The West vs the Rest of the World

April 8, 2022

The sounds of bombs crashing have filled the air as the state of war in Ukraine varies from day to day. However, it is not just Ukraine going through this, but many eastern and southern countries around...

Take a Look Whats in a Book

Take a Look What’s in a Book

March 31, 2022

The ability to buy a new book and put it on a shelf, enjoying both the feel and smell of it. Being able to read it and immerse oneself into the story, feeling the emotions of the characters. Being able...

We Lift Bro!

We Lift Bro!

March 10, 2022

The sound of the metal clashes onto the ground as lifter after lifter competes against their opponents and also themselves. Lake Ridge, along with many other schools in the area, competed in the powerlifting...

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Are POC Really United?

March 2, 2022

As Black History Month comes to a wrap, an issue that not many seem to be bring up is minority unity. People of color, POC's, claim that there is unity, but there are many instances in which POC’s are...

With students returning to in person classes, many have felt overwhelmed with their daily workloads.

Students VS The Internet

February 8, 2022

Due to COVID-19, students in the last couple years have had an opportunity to go virtual rather than attend school in-person. With the option to do so, many students chose to go online, allowing them to...

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VASE: The Preparations

January 25, 2022

Every year, across Texas, a popular art competition is held. Visual Arts Scholastic Event, VASE, is an art competition for students all over the state as it is their UIL competition. Students at Lake Ridge...

Clubs at Lake Ridge

Clubs at Lake Ridge

December 9, 2021

Clubs play a big part in a lot of students' lives. They push students to be involved in the topics they love, allowing them to enjoy being at school even more. With the variety of clubs being created every...

LR on Lockdown

LR on Lockdown

November 5, 2021

‘LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN!’ the announcements screamed, trying to keep their students safe from such an unpredicted incident. Students rushed to the corners of their classrooms for safety as loud bangs filled...

Asian Student Association

Asian Student Association

October 13, 2021

Clubs are considered something quite important to many students since they bring so many people together. A club that hopes to bring many students into one organization , the Asian Student Association,...

Sleep Schedulezzz

Sleep Schedulezzz

May 3, 2021

This year, given how much has gone on, has impacted many people in several ways. One way in consideration is their sleeping schedules. The constant murmurs of them saying they’ll go to bed soon only...

Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for her album, Folklore, at the 63rd Annual Grammys.

What About the Grammys

April 1, 2021

Every year, people wait for the Grammys to come around, hoping to see their favorite artists on stage whether it be for an award or performance. This year, unlike others, has faced a lot more backlash...

Performative activism is the empty promise to fight alongside affected groups in cases of social injustice.

Performative Activism

March 22, 2021

This year, social justice issues have become increasingly prevalent across the nation. Thus, causing an influx of protests and people paying close attention as these cases of social injustice play out....

Sarah Cole, senior, suffered burst pipes and loss of power throughout the forced-break.

Students vs the Snow

March 11, 2021

One would assume that the lowest temperatures in 40 years would bring people joy, especially in Texas. However, as snow was piling up outside, many families all over the state were losing power and gas,...

The Lake Ridge Theatre Department will have some unique cast members as part of their latest production.

Back Stage at the ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’

February 5, 2021

With Covid-19 taking control over the school year, the theatre department had been concerned with whether or not they’d be able to have a performance. However, despite the odds, they decided on the play,...

Baseball coach, Michael Smith, has made an impact both on the field and in the classroom.

Michael Smith: More Than Just A Coach

January 28, 2021

Father, coach, and Social Studies teacher, a man who makes it his mission to bring light into the lives of people around him. Almost everyone dreams about being something important when they grow up....

Wilson has grown to appreciate her familys traditions as she has grown older.

Family Traditions

December 10, 2020

With Thanksgiving coming to a close and Christmas approaching, the holiday season is officially in full swing. As the season continues, kitchens will be filled with the sweet and warm scent of baked sweets,...

Teachers and students are rapidly preparing to take Fall semester finals.

Fall Finals- Prepared or Overwhelmed?

December 8, 2020

The year began with waking up to a lousy alarm and getting ready to hop onto Microsoft Teams for classes. As the semester took off, Lake Ridge was filled with more in person students. Before anyone knew...

Tik Tok influencer, Tony Lopez, is among a club of celebrities and influencers who have been cancelled for events and mistakes made in their past.

Cancel Culture

November 13, 2020

An innocent evening, falling asleep after spending a few hours on social media to see their fans interacting happily with them. All of this only for them to wake up with thousands of posts saying they...

T.V. shows, like Greys Anatomy, hold a certain influence on young people choosing careers.

Can T.V. Shows Influence Careers?

November 2, 2020

The loud sirens fill the street as the ambulance rushes over to the emergency room. The patient is taken into the surgery room and then it suddenly cuts to a commercial. Groans of anger fill the room as...

2020-2021 Seniors are beginning the application process for further education.

College Applications

October 9, 2020

As the deadlines are approaching, students are rushing to get what they need in their college applications. The fear of not being able to get their applications done in time weighs heavy on their hearts...

Looking down on Stacy Baileys Art students is a portrait of the notorious Supreme Court Justice.

Notorious RBG

September 28, 2020

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has always been hungry for knowledge. Her hunger for knowledge carried her through to Cornell University , where she excelled and graduated at the...

In the age of COVID-19, the theater department is needing to make some new adjustments.

Theatre Meets Covid-19

September 16, 2020

The spotlight shines down on each actor and actress, passionately portraying their roles, all in hopes to bring a smile or a laugh or even a tear to the audience members tentatively watching. But in this...

Alloway Returns to the Nest

Alloway Returns to the Nest

May 15, 2020

As the school year comes to a close, a new addition has been made to the Lake Ridge family, only this change isn’t completely new. Former Lake Ridge teacher and coach, Ashley Alloway, will be returning...

During quarantine, students have had to find alternative methods to celebrate Ramadan.

Ramadan is Here

May 1, 2020

In Christianity, there are holidays like Christmas and Easter, and in Judaism, there’s Hanukkah and Passover. Similarly, in Islam, there is Eid-Al Adha, Eid-Al Fitr, and Ramadan. The biggest holiday...

Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has declared the official end to the 2019-2020 school year.

An Early End

April 24, 2020

In the last two weeks, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has come to the conclusion that schools will be shut down for the remainder of the year. The premature closing to the 2019-2020 school year came much...

During this quarantine, many different trends have started to gain popularity.

Quarantine Trends

April 19, 2020

From binging old movies on Netflix to coming up with a new recipe for a dessert, people are trying their best to keep themselves occupied during the quarantine. A lot of new trends have taken hold while...

While everybody is having to make adjustments during this quarantine, the Class of 2020 seems to be hit the hardest.

Seniors React to the Loss of their Year.

April 4, 2020

With a national quarantine in effect, the traditional in-person schooling has come to a halt. As a result, the seniors' last year of high school has been drastically altered. From prom, to senior pranks,...

Classrooms look empty as Mansfield ISD transitions to distance learning.

Online Teaching: Pass or Fail?

March 27, 2020

At the start of a new decade, things like World War III rumors and the start of a worldwide pandemic seeped their way into our discussions. Due to the Coronavirus, citizens have had to quarantine themselves...

Student listens to music to relax

The Need to Decompress

March 4, 2020

Ranging from things like listening to music to going to the beach, most people have something they depend on to disconnect from stress. Stress tends to have a toll on a lot of people's moods and surroundings....

Due to some tragic circumstances, both teachers and students have had to learn to cope with grief this year.

Life and Loss

February 21, 2020

In 1969, Elisabeth Kubler Ross developed the five stages of grief known to the world. The five stages consist of feelings such denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Almost every person...

Valentines Day is the day couples celebrate their love. But how do single people handle the day?

All The Single Ladies

February 7, 2020

Giant teddy bears, boxes of chocolate, and romantic dates are all components of Valentine’s Day. Almost every couple takes their sweet time to enjoy the holiday of love, leaving single people to wonder...

With the district VASE competition soon approaching, Art students are putting the finishing touches on their work.

Is Lake Ridge VASE Ready?

January 28, 2020

Pieces of work being hung up down the hallway, points on each one gathered. It’s VASE season around the state. VASE is the state wide art competition that stands for Visual Art Scholastic Event. It focuses...

What Could Happen

What Could Happen

January 17, 2020

News article after news article about the United States of America and their killing of Iran's leader. Many issues have blown up after Soleimanis death, rumors of a war being told. As those articles come...

Sentimental Christmas

Sentimental Christmas

December 12, 2019

Children writing down a long list to Santa Claus about what they want for Christmas. The sound of jingle bells filling the air along with Christmas music blasting in every store. Gifts, family and traditions...

Thanksgiving in Different Cultures

November 19, 2019

The familiar sounds of sizzling and the strong aroma of different savory foods seep out of the kitchen as family members anxiously waiting for the food to finish. As they wait, the game is on, groans and...

Students this year do not have the opportunity to join the Anime club.

The Last of Anime Club

November 8, 2019

Students rush down the crowded halls after a long and stressful day, trying to arrive to the classroom where the club sponsor should be playing the next best anime series. The chairs that are usually full...



November 4, 2019

Young children walk down the dark streets, holding their candy buckets while holding their parents' hands. Small ‘trick or treats’ echo the streets, heard at every other doorstep. Some parents, although,...

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An Apple a Day

March 5, 2019

A bag of chips is almost 300 calories and a can of soda can be up to 39 grams of sugar. These are examples of things people consume almost every day. Although people try to stay away from such fatty foods,...

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