The Red Ledger

Hear to stay

Hear to stay

Haydn Spooner, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


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Lying in his hospital bed, senior Luke Finn heard his mother’s voice. “Hey buddy,” she said in a sympathetic, now clear tone.   It was a voice he has heard thousands of times before, but never like this. Since birth, Luke has suffered from a common condition called Aural Atresia a...

Leopard Look: Evie McGowan

Leopard Look: Evie McGowan

Samuel Walton, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


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At a Glance Favorite movie: Star Wars Something you can't live without: My family Favorite sport to watch: Volleyball Number of siblings: Two Favorite holiday: Fourth of July Looking Deeper The Red Ledger: What activities are you involved in at school? Evie Mcgowan: I am in the student council...

Sharing a part of herself

Sharing a part of herself

Ariel Kokoricha, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


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It’s their junior year and siblings Austin and Haley Bennett are in their first class together…ever. That wasn’t the plan before. Growing up, Haley wasn’t especially enthusiastic about sharing anything with her older brother, even when Austin would share everything, from food to stuffed animals, w...

Senior Brian Wolfe to conduct kickball tournament for Alzheimer’s Association

Senior Brian Wolfe to conduct kickball tournament for Alzheimer’s Association

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

December 18, 2018


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In attempts to raise proceeds for the Alzheimer’s Association, senior Brian Wolfe is hosting a kickball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 12 p.m. at the football field. The team entry fee is $100 for nine to ten players, and participants can sign up at the Garvelene Kickball Tournament’s official websit...

A stable path

A stable path

Abigail Lund, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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The thoroughbred trotted lightly through the grass despite his tall and intimidating demeanor, red dirt flicking up from each step. The sun cast a golden glow onto his coat, making the fur shine like melted chocolate. A white blanket lay draped over the horse’s back, a dark leather saddle on t...

Seniors to embark on the World Race following graduation

Seniors to embark on the World Race following graduation

Abigail Lund, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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Nine months. Three countries. One life-changing gap year. Seniors Mallory Sailer and Alexis Simmons have set their college careers back a year in order to participate in the World Race, spending several months abroad on a mission trip. Carrying only what fits in their backpacks, Sailer ...

Senior Miyah Johnson applies makeup to senior project

Senior Miyah Johnson applies makeup to senior project

Sam Walton, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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The journey leading up to Miyah Johnson’s senior project started long before senior year. She began experimenting with theatrical makeup, now a passion of hers, in intermediate school. “Theatrical makeup had been a passion of mine since the sixth grade,” Johnson said. ”I worked in the hig...

Graduate Eli Ruhala earns six on AP portfolio

Graduate Eli Ruhala earns six on AP portfolio

Sydney Wong, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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Every year College Board selects two students worldwide as the AP Studio: Drawing portfolio example score of “six,” and this year the district adds 2018 graduate Eli Ruhala to its list of recipients of this distinguished score. Brice McCasland, AP 2D and Drawing Studio and K-12 Visual Art Coordinator, describes the portfoli...

Asian student association creates cultural awareness

Asian student association creates cultural awareness

Ryan Wang and Sydney Wong

November 28, 2018


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Senior Rithik Tangella created the Asian Student Association (ASA) during his freshman year to fill a gap he noticed in the district. After moving to Lovejoy from Plano, Tangella decided to create a club where students can learn about and discuss different Asian cultures. “Lovejoy is majority Caucasian, so [I] fel...

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