JROTC Mustangs prepare for winter ball

Morgan Lingle –  LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The first ever LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Winter Ball is scheduled for Dec. 9, 2015.

LRHS junior Daniela Wilhelm said, “I am so excited for the first Winter Ball. I know it’s going to be a great time for all who attend.”

The ball will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd, Bradenton FL 34211 in the upstairs ballroom.  The evening is mandatory for all JROTC cadets and they will get an attendance grade on arrival.

Male cadets in the program will be required to wear their class B uniforms and any men not in the program who attend the Ball should dress appropriately. All women attending are to wear cocktail dresses. All the festivities will be ending at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $25 in room 408.





Mustangs consider shopping options

Lindsey Coleman and Devon Duran – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Black Friday has come and gone and Cyber Monday is here. Mustangs have definite preferences between the two.

According to the National Retail Federation, this year 139.4 million Black Friday shoppers spent $59.1-billion participating in sales across the U.S.

“I prefer Black Friday because you get to see people act crazy,” said LRHS sophomore Madi Locastro.

Sophomore Kyle Helm agrees that Black Friday is best “because you can’t get anything for sale on Cyber Monday.”

Freshman Amanda Burrus said, ” I like Black Friday because there is a lot more sales.”

On the other hand some Mustangs prefer to shop by clicking.

“I prefer Cyber Monday because your don’t have to deal with the crazy crowds,” said sophomore James Shaver.

Sophomore Mitch Turner said “I like Cyber Monday more, because you don’t have to wait in those long lines, like on Black Friday.”

Today is the final day for sales online so Mustangs can grab their computers and shop till they drop.

Progress reports coming soon

Kendall Wilson – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs better turn in all late assignments and take any tests because this week is progress reports. They will be distributed in seventh period , Dec. 3.

Progress reports show students how they are doing in their classes in the middle of the quarter.

Sophomore Courtney O’Brien said, “Progress reports don’t mean that much to me because I have focus, but it is important because my parents see it and it makes me work harder to pull my grades up for the end of the quarter.”

Sophomore Abby Mahon said, “I am not worried because I am confident I have good grades.”

Although progress reports aren’t final, teachers advise students to work hard to keep grades up because report cards come sooner than you think.

Mustangs React – Yay WAWA!

Robby Rodriguez -LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The opening of the new WAWA gas station opening on the intersection of State Road 70 and Lorraine Road has been the talk of the school, with the new station providing everything from homemade cookies to computers that customize orders. For the first 10 days any size coffee or hot chocolate was free. The nearby gas station is filled with Mustangs before and after school.

Senior Nate Minic said, “What I enjoyed the most from WAWA was the free coffee they gave for the grand opening. But since they are no longer having that promotion I like the frapuccino and milkshakes.” Minic said he would rather leave the smoothies to the Smoothie King.

Junior Anthony Costanza  visits WAWA often because he lives near it.

“The cookie dough parfait is my all time favorite item their, and I wouldn’t choose it over anything else,” said Costanza . And with the convenience of WAWA, Costanza expects to benefit from it for a long time.

Sophomore Caitlyn Klein said, “Even though I live of State Road 64 my mom always picks me up my favorite two things from there, which is their paninis and their coffee. The first time I had their coffee I fell in love and knew that they chose a great location for the gas station.”

Freshman Jules Catena is genuinely excited to have WAWA nearby.

“I love the new location,” he said. “It is so close to me home, as well as the our high school. I can go ever so quickly to WAWA with my sister and get some coffee or something and I’m all set for the day.”

This WAWA is open 24 hours and is located on 14604 E State Road 70 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 United States.

Mustangs Choice – Bieber vs. One Direction

Mustangs Choice is a series of interactive stories that allow students to vote and express their opinions on topics. With every week there will be new questions that deal with pop culture, school life, holidays, and many more. We care what you have to say so make sure to vote!

May Chongwiboon and Leo Rivera – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Justin Bieber and One Direction both recently released new albums on the same day. There was a lot of competition between these artists due to the fact that they are both extremely popular. “Made In The A.M” by One Direction and “Purpose” by Justin Bieber have topped the music charts and are receiving millions of downloads worldwide.

Who is the better artist, One Direction or Justin Bieber? 

Made In The A.M” by One Direction has 17 songs. The band announced that this will be their last album for a few years while they take time off to relax and write songs with no rush.

 What is your favorite song from “Made In The A.M”? 

Justin Bieber has made a comeback with his album, “Purpose.” Bieber’s last album came out nearly two years ago and there have been many scandalous issues that took place in his time off. He is beginning to transition from a teen pop star to an artist that adults can respect and listen to. Bieber released 13 music videos that is entitled The Purpose Movement.

What is your favorite song from “Purpose”?