The Red Ledger

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Meridan Cavanaugh, Student Life Editor

October 4, 2011

From colorful costumes to witty lines, the play put on by one of the theater classes, The Ant and the Grasshopper, did everything right. The two main characters were cast perfectly, with senior Tessa Haas as the rambunctious, fun-loving Grasshopper and senior Drew Shafranek as the hard-working Ant who ...

Mr. Lovejoy brings out the strange in some students

Carly Parkinson, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2011

From piano playing to sandwich making, track shorts and tights to tuxedos, this year’s Mr. Lovejoy pageant, held during school on September 29, allowed 8 senior guys to show off their style, talent, and wit to the entire school. Mr. Lovejoy is an annual event during homecoming week in which stereotypes...

Student musicians strive for success

Anisha Srivastava, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2011

Our school has some of the most decorated and well-developed Fine Arts programs in the state. These programs foster a passion in the students that encourages them to pursue music outside the classroom. Senior Will McInerney is one of these students. He sings, plays guitar and even writes his own music....

Sigh No More leaves listeners wanting more

Sigh No More leaves listeners wanting more

Olivia Griffin, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2011

Folk and alternative-rock band Mumford & Sons is without a doubt the best new band of the decade. After gaining recognition and a cult following in the United States after the release of their debut album, Sigh No More, in February 2010, Mumford & Sons is on their way to dominating the alternat...

That Steakhouse in the Village

That Steakhouse in the Village

Ginger Hervey, Editor-in-chief

September 29, 2011

The elaborate gold-wrought building of Bailey’s Steakhouse contrasts imposingly with its common neighboring stores such as the Container Store and Macy’s. This intricately designed exterior displays a dauntingly formal tone in a shopping center among restaurants such as The Purple Cow and Twisted...

Footloose breaks loose into theaters

Footloose breaks loose into theaters

Katie Curry, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2011

From Michael Jackson to Usher, the style of singing has shifted over the course of the years as well as the style of dancing. In February of 1984 a musical came out that would be such a big hit that 27 years later producers would make it once again with few adjustments. This musical is Footloose. The...

Ant and the Grasshopper coming to Lovejoy

Jodi Short, Alumni Editor

September 20, 2011

The Lovejoy theater draws back the curtain for the 2011-2012 opening of The Ant and the Grasshopper. The play tells the story of the lives of ants as they befriend and learn to work together with a lively grasshopper for survival. The cast consists of Drew Shafranek as the Ant, Tessa Haas as the G...

Barbeque chain comes to Allen

Sam McCorcle, A&E Editor

September 12, 2011

The famous Texas barbeque joint, “Rudy’s,” has finally come to the Allen area. With more than 15 locations in the state, it seemed only a matter of time before “Rudy’s” famous barbeque and homemade barbeque “Sause” came within reach of local residents. Founded in 1929 by Max Aue in...

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