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The Red Ledger

More than what goes in the mixer

Two seniors take interest in baking as a form of stress relief

Forty-seven pictures.

Forty-seven individually baked treats.

Forty-seven times to share a hobby with the world.

One hundred and fifty-three people and counting to share it with.

Seniors Carolyn Murad and Noelle Franz have taken a hobby in baking pastries, pies, cookies, and many other assorted desserts together, and have created an ever-growing baking account on Instagram called Flour Power (@flour.power) where they upload pictures of their creations.

“Noelle and I always would bake together whenever we’d hang out, so I texted her and was like ‘Do you have any extra photos from what we’ve baked in the past?’ I want to make an Instagram account,’” Murad said. “We kind of [learned how to bake] together, and usually it would be a fail, but it was fun.”

Hallie Fischer
Senior Noelle Franz with her homemade apple pie.

Noelle started baking her junior year out of boredom, but has since used baking as an escape from the outside world.

“Usually, I bake when I’m stressed,” Noelle said. “It’s just a way for me to not focus on all the stuff I have going on at school.”

Noelle’s sister, junior Juliet Franz said Noelle has baked for her family and friends and has become more comfortable in the kitchen

“I think she has a love for baking, which not a lot of people have, and she has developed a talent for it the more she’s practiced,” Juliet said.

Murad said her inspiration for the food she bakes usually comes from other food bloggers and sites on social media.

“Noelle and I usually just look up stuff online or go on Pinterest, and we usually on Instagram or Twitter DM each other baked goods, or something we see on Instagram that looks yummy,” Murad said.

Through baking, Noelle and Murad have learned much more than just what to put inside the mixer.

“I’ve learned that sometimes baking things doesn’t always work out and things don’t always taste the best, but just because one thing doesn’t turn out well doesn’t mean you should stop doing something you enjoy,” Murad said.

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Lulu Butler, Section Editor
Continuing into her fourth year on staff, senior Lulu Butler serves as TRL’s Managing and A+E Editor, and she is eager to start another amazing year alongside her fellow editors. After joining newspaper in the eighth grade on a whim, Lulu quickly found a passion for writing, leading, and teaching and has been hooked ever since. Lulu is also involved in other areas around the school including Student Council, NHS, and Class Council where she excitedly serves as the Senior Class Vice President. Besides taking naps, Lulu’s favorite activity is dancing, and she can almost always be found at her dance studio. Friends of Lulu’s will even attest to that fact that she is in the studio more than her own home. Lulu finds most of her happiness within the simple pleasures of life- that is eating good food, napping, shopping, long drives, the lake, church, hanging out with friends and family, sunsets, laughing, Friday night football games, sweatshirts and the list goes on. As she enters her final year of high school, Lulu is eager to progress in her writing, learn, make new friendships and maybe grow a few inches too. Although she is unsure of what’s in store for her future, Lulu is sure of that fact that she’ll be dancing and laughing all the way through.
Hallie Fischer, Editor-in-Chief
Hallie (ha-lee) Fischer is a super-excited, kinda-tall, slightly-sarcastic writer who is more than ready to start her fourth and final year on staff as the editor-in-chief of The Red Ledger. She has loved The Red Ledger ever since she was accidently put into newspaper in seventh grade, and after 12 years in the Lovejoy district, Hallie is very excited to be a #SE17IOR. When Hallie graduates, she would like to attend Southern Methodist University to study business and finance to start her career. Other than stress-planning her future, Hallie enjoys working out, being outside, doing various adventurous activities, and just enjoying life as a teenager in Fairview, TX. Although she dearly misses her 2015-2016 staff friends (Julia, CJ, & Kevin), Hallie is ready to kick butt alongside her right-hand wo(man) Mary Catherine (MC) Wells. The two are prepared to create art (writing and some drawings) to pump up 4th period newspaper and continue The Red Ledger legacy. Although they are separated by a mere 45 minutes, the three editor-in-chiefs of the greatest newspaper in the high school, Jillian, Caroline, and Hallie herself, are more than ready to make their 2016-2017 senior year one for the books.

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