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Life beyond borders

Life beyond borders

Caroline Smith, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2016

Last summer, I lived in an ant-infested house with 13 strangers in a forgotten African country. We had questionable water, and often, our toilet consisted of a mere hole in the ground. Sometimes a random man wearing a skirt entered our house without asking. Sometimes we got lost in a sketchy part of a...

Unforeseeable future

Unforeseeable future

Hannah Ortega, Campus Life Editor/Copy Editor

September 21, 2016

Jacob Parrott doesn’t remember much from the day half his world went black. He only remembers the panic. “It just happened very quickly,” Jacob said. “My eye was swollen shut, and [there was] a lot of blood.” July 18 was an off day for Jacob, a 2016 graduate, who was playing for a...

Legends in the making

Legends in the making

Caleb Kwon, Matthew Fisher, and Nick Smith

September 20, 2016

The 2016 Powderpuff tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22. In the first round of play, the freshman (Class of 2020) will play last year's champions, the seniors (Class of 2017). The sophomores (Class of 2019) will play the juniors (Class of 2018). The winners of each game will play in th...

‘Larger than life’

‘Larger than life’

Hannah Ortega, Lead Reporter

April 21, 2016

“Five, six, seven, eight,” senior and Majestics dance team major Aly White called out. The synchronized beating of jazz-shoe-clad feet on the stage boomed through the auditorium as the Majestics danced on each count. The team was practicing for their spring show, and they moved with effortless p...

Teaching tunes

Teaching tunes

Hannah Ortega, Lead Reporter

April 13, 2016

The joyful, high-pitched note of a ukulele cut through the air as junior Carolyn Murad’s fingers plucked the instrument’s strings. The lighthearted tone sounded foreign to Murad as it resonated through the room- she was so used to the deeper, richer sound of her guitar. The instrument’s sma...

Smashed

Smashed

Nick Smith, Lead Reporter

April 6, 2016

Clayton Bilke and his friends were just looking to have a little fun, an escape from the far too familiar walls of Lovejoy High School, and the prospect of worksheet after worksheet in their first period classes didn’t even stand a chance against a party with no parents home. As the party’s crow...

Editorial: Prep classes ruin testing equality

Editorial: Prep classes ruin testing equality

The Red Ledger Staff

February 24, 2016

Known well by high school students, the ACT and SAT boast a harmless mission of “helping people achieve education and workplace success” by providing a “comprehensive assessment” of student preparedness for college. While the ACT and SAT tests themselves may not be completely at fault, the culture ...

Artistic accolades

Artistic accolades

Mandy Halbert, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2016

A delicate room of paper and a knight in shining armor, both now award-winning, and both a reflection of family and sweet memories. Juniors Carolyn Jurotich and Jessica Wu’s art pieces were recently selected to be featured in the Dallas Museum of Art’s 2016 Young Masters AP Fine Arts Exhibition. “Quite a few people in our class...

Head-on collision

Head-on collision

Mary Catherine Wells, Lead Reporter

December 16, 2015

It was a Tuesday morning, practice as usual, as the color guard warmed up to start rehearsing their halftime routine. It was all normal. Elizabeth Hannah, senior and a member of the team, spun her flag. It was all normal. The warm-up procedure was the same as every day. It was all nor...

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