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

Robert Viray-Edwards

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Letter to Myself

Letter to Myself

May 3, 2022

For the past four years, seniors have shared laughs, shed tears, and experienced good and bad memories in their years of high school. For some, it just felt like yesterday that they entered the corridors...

All In This Together

All In This Together

April 21, 2022

Teamwork makes the dream work. Though it may be cliché, it is yet true for the Lake Ridge tennis team. Making it to districts and regionals, the tennis team swung their way into success for both the Fall...

From the Eiffel Tower to the Rodeo

From the Eiffel Tower to the Rodeo

April 8, 2022

France: One of the most popular countries around the world and home to the famous Eiffel Tower and other tourist attractions such as the Louvre and French cuisines like Baguette au fromage. Also home to...

Whats wrong with being Confident?

What’s wrong with being Confident?

March 29, 2022

Head up, chest out, walking with urgency. Just some little traits that are looked upon as ‘confidence.’ Confidence can be interpreted in many different ways. Maybe it is the way someone carries themselves,...

What is True Friendship?

What is True Friendship?

March 10, 2022

Friendship can be an ambiguous topic. The dynamic in which someone and their friends interact is up to their own interpretation. Whether that be hanging out everyday or only talking in school, people interact...

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The History of Black History Month

March 2, 2022

Black History Month, created by Carter G. Woodson who designated a time to promote and educate people about Black history and culture. It started off as “Negro History Week,” then as time went by,...

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Galentine’s Day

February 8, 2022

February 14th, a sacred day for some and just another regular day for others. Valentine’s day has been a holiday that has either been awaited or looked down upon, depending on someone’s relationship...

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Is TV Over?

January 25, 2022

Over the past few years, there has been an uproar of the usage of streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max. With popular shows emerging such as ‘Squid Game,' ‘Cruel Summer,' and ‘Euphoria’...

All I Want For Christmas is…

All I Want For Christmas is…

December 9, 2021

As that time of the year comes around, Christmas decorations are getting put up, holiday sales are happening, and people are getting into the festive mood. As Christmas time is around the corner, so is...

Thanksgiving: Then vs Now

Thanksgiving: Then vs Now

November 16, 2021

Thanksgiving is an American holiday that is celebrated annually. From cooking home dishes to giving thanks to what someone is thankful for, Thanksgiving is a time to spend quality time with family. However,...

In light of recent events bullying has become a topic of conversation. But what makes a bully act the way they do?

The Psychology Behind a Bully

November 4, 2021

On Wednesday, October 6th, Mansfield Timberview High School was involved in an incident that affected the lives of the community. The situation occurred after a fight broke out between the alleged gunman...

Keeping up with iOS15

Keeping up with iOS15

October 13, 2021

On September 20th, 2021, Apple officially released the successor of iOS14, iOS15. This is the first major update since iOS14 was released in September of last year. With that information, Apple Product...

At the Homecoming Forefront

At the Homecoming Forefront

September 29, 2021

Homecoming: the act of returning to your home or to a place that is like your home. It is an annual celebration for high school students that includes sports games and a formal dance. Specifically in Texas,...

Take a Picture, It lasts Longer

Take a Picture, It lasts Longer

May 13, 2021

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless. Starting with her freshman year and ending with senior year, senior, Christine Vo has experienced countless memories throughout...

Slang words change over the years and the influx of social media has taken things to a new level.

wut u no ab slang, purr?

May 3, 2021

It's no surprise that slang has taken over today’s English language. From phrases such as ‘on my way’ and ‘what are you doing’ have soon turned into shorter abbreviations, ‘omw’ and ‘wyd.’...

Student Body President : The Race

Student Body President : The Race

April 23, 2021

Think of the Presidential Election, but in high school. Multiple candidates running for the opportunity to become Student Body President. Instead of being the president of the United States, the lucky...

Lisa Cole, English teacher, admits her feelings of worry and annoyance after learning she tested positive for COVID-19.

World Turned Upside Down

April 15, 2021

Ever since reopening public schools, one fear for staff members and students alike is attracting COVID-19. Surrounded by hundreds of different students and teachers during a pandemic increases your chances...

The AP test will look a little different as CollegeBoard changes its formatting options, due to the ongoing pandemic.

AP Tests at Home?

April 1, 2021

With Juniors and Seniors approaching the borders of college life, they have to get through one blockade first, the AP test. The AP test is offered and served in many different forms. From AP Biology to...

As Covid-19 continues its spread across the nation, the CDC prepares citizens for the next pandemic- the Zombie Apocalypse.

The Walking Dead Reality

March 22, 2021

From brains being eaten to people being infected, the Zombie Apocalypse could possibly be the next world pandemic, as seen in shows and movies such as The Walking Dead, World War Z, and Daybreak. However,...

The South endured colder temperatures and several inches of snow, shutting down school.

Dancing on the Northern Spectrum

March 11, 2021

Reaching temperatures below freezing, Texas has experienced one of their coldest weeks of all time. According to a 2021 Dallas News Article, this recent snow storm touched all 254 counties of Texas. It...

Following the Pepsi Halftime Show, questions arise as to the quality of The Weeknds show.

Super Bowl Halftime Snooze?

February 23, 2021

Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Shakira, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few names of A-list music acts who performed at the notorious Super Bowl Halftime Show. All of them have given stellar performances and had...

Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter have major drama over Joshua Bassett.

Driving Through The Heat

February 5, 2021

Buckle up because the roads are getting rocky. What started out as a simple sad song about lost love turned into quite the controversy between Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter. Two women coming from...

Olivia Rodrigos first single, Drivers License, is receiving much success among audiences.

Driving to Stardom

January 20, 2021

Normally drivers licenses are used to legally drive on the road, however, this Drivers License is used to drive people to the edge of reality. Released on January 7th, 2021, Olivia Rodrigo’s newest and...

Colder temperatures mean an approaching holiday season and new, winter fashion.

Winter is Coming

December 8, 2020

With the weather changing from bright summer days to cold winter nights, it is time to trade in the short sleeves and shorts for sweaters and jeans. As the temperatures begin to drop and the heat of the...

Culinary teacher, Ann Guffey, teaches her students how to cook various dishes.

Dinner is Served

November 13, 2020

As Thanksgiving approaches, the annual festivities start to occur. Thanksgiving is looked upon as the holiday to say what one is grateful for and to surround oneself with family and friends. However, the...

Amy Coney Barrett is the newest Supreme Court Justice in the United States.

Amy Coney Barrett : The Supreme Court Pick

November 9, 2020

Since the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new Supreme Court Justice had to be appointed. However, the question was whether or not the current President, Donald Trump should elect the new justice or President...

Apple released their latest iPhone, but the newest release was met with mixed emotions.

New iPhone, New Me

October 26, 2020

5G speed. A14 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone. Super Retina XDR display with a 6.1‐inch edge-to-edge OLED display, MagSafe wireless charging, Ceramic Shield with four times better drop performance...

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, America has a new normal, in regards to health and safety.

Evolution of COVID: Part 2

October 9, 2020

COVID-19 has put a halt to the daily life activities of many around the world. Jobs have closed and many school districts implemented some sort of virtual learning program for the time being. However,...

School is returning in person amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are new safety precautions being put in place.

Evolution of COVID

September 28, 2020

Ever since the first US COVID-19 case appeared in Seattle, Washington, the virus has been spreading like wildfire. Recently, the coronavirus death toll has exceeded over 200,000 in the US. However, March...

Starting September 8, students returned to in-person learning at Lake Ridge.

Second First Day

September 16, 2020

Wiping down desks after the end of each class, wearing masks at all times, and sanitizing hands often. Since returning to in-person school sessions, there are many different safety precautions that both...

Blackfishing : Live Your Truth

Blackfishing : Live Your Truth

May 1, 2020

Blackfishing: Commonly perpetrated by females of European descent, involves artificial tanning and the use of makeup to manipulate various facial features in order to appear to have some type of Black...

The College Board has elected to move the test to an online platform as the result of the virus.

From Papers to Computers

April 24, 2020

Beginning with times in the early morning and ending with times in the late afternoon, the AP tests determine if students will receive the college credit for their respective AP class. Covering nearly...

Due to the quarantine, many artists have had to cancel their tours. However some have found an alternative way to still reach their fans.

Good Home Connection

April 19, 2020

Performing on stage, in front of thousands of people can be nerve wracking, but also thrilling. It goes the same way for being in the crowd, watching the performance. The excitement, the adrenaline, and...

Grass is Greener on the Other Side

Grass is Greener on the Other Side

March 4, 2020

There’s always two sides of a story. Physically, figuratively, and theoretically. With those two sides, there’s always grass that’s greener on one side, take the fence as the barrier separating men...

P.S. I Still Love You

P.S. I Still Love You

February 19, 2020

From a fake relationship to a relationship that never felt more real. “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is an American teen romance book trilogy that was made into reality by the hands of Netflix....

Through the various Love Languages, people can express their affection to others in a variety of ways.

The 5 Keys to Love

February 7, 2020

Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch : The Five Love Languages. Different people have different ways of expressing love to their significant other. From...

Chemistry teacher, Jennifer Smith has a unique hobby which takes her and her best friend around the country.

Showing Up and Showing Off

January 28, 2020

Dogs are much more than an indoor friendly mammal that barks for attention. Dogs naturally sit, eat, and drink throughout the day, but show dogs do so with the hopes of winning a gold medal. Competing...

Celebrities Affecting the Masses

Celebrities Affecting the Masses

January 17, 2020

Social media: an outlet where someone’s entire personal life is vulnerable to millions around the world. It’s like giving followers a glass windows into your life. Social media is a place for someone...

20/20 vision on 2020

20/20 vision on 2020

December 12, 2019

As this year comes to an end, it’s time to start making new memories, including making new resolutions. With the new year, comes new goals to achieve and old ones to fulfill. As 2020 approaches, it...

Mr. Cody Arnold addresses his English class. Sharing his high school struggles make him more endearing to his students.

Arnold Overcoming Adversities

November 8, 2019

Underneath the facade of a strong person lies a vulnerability. Vulnerability to hurtful comments, snarky looks, and disrespectful insults. Amongst the students and faculty members, there is one teacher...

Lights Out

Lights Out

October 29, 2019

Knocking on doors, waiting for candy, dressed in costumes that mask identities, and doing spooky festivities spread across the lawn. The infamous holiday known for getting candy for free without paying...

Much More Than a Celebrity

Much More Than a Celebrity

October 23, 2019

Behind the flashing lights of the paparazzi, there is much more than an A-list, red carpet walking celebrity who seems to have the entire world in their hands. There is a human underneath the facade, who...

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