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

The Take 2 series features brief weekly updates on the state or nations relevant news for the community.

Take 2: CDC update, gas shortage

Mathias Alling, Section Editor May 14, 2021

Mask changes: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) changed its mask regulations yesterday, stating that fully-vaccinated people may take off masks in most situations. This includes removal of masks for...

Health Science teacher Kathryn Barnett watches junior Maci Perkins practice for her CPR certification test. Barnett teaches Principles of Health Science, Pharmacy Tech, and part of the CNA Collin College course.

Passion before certification

Lily Bouldin, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Health science teacher Kathryn Barnett aims to receive her teachers certificate from University of Texas at Dallas.  “I have been teaching about three years,” Barnett said. “I teach pharmacy...

On Monday, the school board removed the mandatory mask requirement after the last day of school for students and staff members after the last day of school. Effective immediately, the school board decided to make all outdoor events taking place in the district mask optional. 

School board changes district-wide mask mandate

Arushi Gupta, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

On Monday, the school board made updates to the district’s mask policy. One of the changes made was to remove the mandatory mask requirement for students and staff members after Friday, May 28. Additionally,...

A feature of Lucas Founders Day was animal balloons. Founders Day took place this past Saturday.

City of Lucas holds revamped Founder’s Day

Marshall Gatlin, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

The City of Lucas held their annual Founder’s Day event at the Lucas Community Park on Saturday. The Founder’s Day event started in the early 2000s to commemorate the founding of Lucas.  “Originally...

Lead and senior counselor Mary Cabrera was named as one of the College Board Recognized Counselors.   Cabrera works with the seniors and helps them meet all of their deadlines for applying to colleges.

Senior counselor receives College Board Recognition

Hannah Cole, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Lead and senior counselor Mary Cabrera became a College Board Recognized Counselor this year, one of a select group of counselors across the country. “College Board recognizes counselors nationwide...

The Take 2 series features brief weekly updates on the state or nations relevant news for the community.

Take 2: birth rate, Chinese rocket

Mathias Alling, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Birth rates decline: The United States’ birth rate has fallen 4% in the past year. The birth rate is below replacement for the sixth year in a row, averaging 55.8 births per 1,000 women ages 15-44. This...

The band is holding their last concert of the year. This is the first time all three bands are performing together.

Band holds end of year concert

Marshall Gatlin, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

The band department is holding their last concert of the year on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym.  “The symphonic band, wind ensemble and wind symphony will be performing this Friday,” assistant...

The Take 2 series features brief weekly updates on the state or nations relevant news for the community.

Take 2: Apollo 11 astronaut, India vaccine aid

Carlee George and Maddi Linsteadt April 30, 2021

Michael Collins death: Michael Collins died at 90 years old on Wednesday after battling cancer. The Apollo 11 astronaut spent his last days “peacefully” according to family. Collins piloted the mission’s...

On Wednesday, students are encouraged to wear capes to support children battling illnesses. Childrens health supports children battling illnesses such as cancer.

NHS holds superhero day

Mathias Alling, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

NHS invites students to wear capes to school tomorrow for superhero day in support of Children’s Health. “Children’s Health has a cape day where all their patients and nurses and doctors wear...

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