The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

This past summer, senior Caroline Smith spent the month of July working as a missionary in the third world African country of Swaziland.

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...

A freak accident on a golf course this summer led to emergency eye surgery for 2016 graduate Jacob Parrott, who hopes to recover in time to play baseball for Oregon this spring.

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...

The Class of 2017 upset the Class of 2016 in last years Powderpuff championship. Now the goal is to either take down the reigning champs or hold the title one last time.

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...

Majestic captain and senior Emma Legare dances with her partner, junior Braden Ledebur, during the spring show dress rehearsal on Wednesday, April 20.

‘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...

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...

Part of the Shattered Dreams presentation showed Abby Bryant as a victim of a staged drinking and driving accident.


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...

The culture around standardized testing has changed since high-priced test prep has become available.

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...

Juniors Jessica Wu and Carolyn Jurotich recently were selected by the Dallas Museum of Art to have their art pieces displayed.

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...

There are many injuries involved in impact sports, but one of the most serious is concussion.

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...

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