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

Margo Eugenio | March 17, 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…

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Coronavirus: Justified Fear or Massive Overreaction?
Coronavirus

Connor Thompson | March 9, 2020

Hypochondria is a mental illness in which a person fears they are developing a serious, potentially life-threatening disease. Those afflicted have been known to purposefully avoid contact with sick and…

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Costly Care
Features

Connor Thompson | February 5, 2020

The typical child born into the British Royal Family will cost around £5,670, or $8,900, according to The Economist, a newspaper devoted to analyzing economics. The article goes on to state that, in the…

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Shoulder to Shoulder: Overcrowding at Lake Ridge
News

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho | January 30, 2020

With nearly 3,000 students enrolled in total, Lake Ridge is the most populated high school in Mansfield ISD. This influx of students has created challenges that the school has had to accommodate for. As…

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Advertising Athletes
Sports

Connor Thompson | December 10, 2019

The idyllic dream of becoming a professional football player is shared by over 1 million high school students across the United States, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and only…

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Is it Taboo to You?
Features

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho | November 18, 2019

As the technology continues to progress and continually become more advanced, culture is able to be easily spread. Some aspects of cultures may be seen as taboo to the people who are uninformed about it,…

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The Kristin Chenoweth Experience
Features

Ciara Hendricks | November 8, 2019

It was widely anticipated, and many people were holding their breath for it. Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony Award winning actress, came to Mansfield and performed at the Mansfield Performing Arts Center on…

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“We Live in a Society”
Arts & Entertainment

Connor Thompson | October 29, 2019

Mental Illness has long been a difficult subject for many as evidenced by the creation of Mental Illness Awareness Week, from October 6 to October 12, to raise awareness about this seldom discussed issue….

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Teachers’ Lessons from Childhood Bullying
News

Ethan Vu | October 21, 2019

The month of October is known for the season of fall, Halloween, and pumpkin-based food being sold in various restaurants and stores. But being wrapped up in it all, people tend to forget that October…

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The City Responds
News

Connor Thompson | October 3, 2019

Just after 3 p.m., September 6, students rush to leave their classes at Lake Ridge High School to begin their weekend. However, this Friday was different. A freshman was struck by a car while he was crossing…

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The Accident on Day Miar Road
News

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho | September 26, 2019

A freshman at Lake Ridge was hit by a car in front of the school a little after 3pm on Friday, September 6th. The student was trying to cross the two-lane road of Day Miar to reach his ride who was parked…

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Stronger Than Fear
Features

Sydney Ferguson & Kennedi Roman | April 24, 2019

Badthings happen every day. Everywhere, every second, there’s some struggle to be had, some war to be fought whether internal or external. Though some of these horrible things exist in the past, their…

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No College After High School
Features

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho | April 17, 2019

It is commonly expected that high school graduates attend college or university the fall after their graduation, however, that does not always have to be the case. Often times as students graduate high…

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‘Making Space’ for more Creativity
News

Ethan Vu | February 27, 2019

The library is a great place for students to wind down and get away from all their academic stress. It allows students to take a break, read a book, or catch up on their homework. However, the new addition…

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Much ‘Moore’ to Come
Sports

Margo Eugenio | February 19, 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…

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Compensation for Education
Features

Connor Thompson | February 16, 2019

It’s 2:55 PM, and the bell rings throughout the school. Students rush out the front door, ready to begin their after-school activities. Teachers begin to pack up their things and straighten up their classrooms….

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Student Conductor: To Be Or Not To Be Late
Features

Sydney Ferguson | February 13, 2019

Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. For students, exactly seven hours and thirty minutes of the day is spent at school, give or take the few who, through a combination of traffic, failures on their…

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Students of Immigrant Parents
Features

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho | February 12, 2019

Immigration is the concept of taking residence in a new country after leaving a previous one. This can occur when someone is looking for a fresh start or a new opportunity. At Lake Ridge, many students…

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Love Yourself: The Concept of Self-Love
Features

Osaivbie Uhunmwuangho | February 6, 2019

Loving yourself is misunderstood by some people as the action of being conceited or egotistical. In reality, it is the concept of accepting yourself for who you are and having a positive image of yourself….

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