The Red Ledger

Palestine seeks statehood through UN

Adam Schasel, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2011
Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Palestinians are trying a new tactic in its struggle for a homeland: a PR campaign. Palestine is rallying support for United Nations recognition of Palestinian statehood. This follows a stall in negotiations between Palestinians and Israel, which has controlled territory previously occupied by Palestine...

Saudi Arabian women get the vote

Olivia Griffin, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2011
Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Nearly 100 years after American women received the right to vote, it is finally happening in Saudi Arabia. In a speech on September 25, King Abdullah granted Saudi Arabian women the right to vote and run in elections. The move comes come the heel of pressure of protests and outside pressure. This...

School spirit days interfere with academic days

Ginger Hervey, Editor-in-chief
October 6, 2011
Filed under Around the School, News

Two and four halves. Now some may say that two and four halves is an improper fraction. But it makes sense here as two and four halves is the number of days that students will be missing in three weeks, due to Homecoming, Fall Break, Leopard Friday, and the PSAT testing. All are important events,...

Homecoming decorations raise some eyebrows

Autumn Keefer, News Editor
October 4, 2011
Filed under Around the School, News

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, students from all four grade levels armed with paintbrushes and duct tape, reported to their assigned hallways for the annual decorate the hallway for homecoming. This annual contest has taken place every year the Saturday before homecoming and it can get pretty intense....

New Bell Schedule

Carly Parkinson, Staff Reporter
October 1, 2011
Filed under Around the School, News

The sound of students collecting backpacks, working on homework, chatting with friends, and hurriedly running to first-period classes is common in the last five minutes before the bell rings. But this year, due to 10 extra minutes added to the day, that bell is coming earlier than ever before. For some...

Technology upgrade in the library

Julia Carder, Staff Reporter
September 29, 2011
Filed under Around the School, News

The school's budget got smaller but its inventory of Mac computers got bigger thanks to a fund designated for technology improvement. Unable to spend the money on things unrelated to technology, school officials decided to increase Apple's presence on campus by creating multiple Mac labs. This...

Lake Texoma reaches dangerous algae levels

Lake Texoma reaches dangerous algae levels

Liz Schasel, Editor-in-chief
September 15, 2011
Filed under Local, News

Lake Texoma, a major recreation point for many people in North Texas, has now been deemed unsafe due to toxic blue-green algae levels. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined the lake’s dangerous levels of algae on Friday, August 26, and now lake officials are prohibiting any water contact in many...

Irene devastates millions

Autumn Keefer, News Editor
September 14, 2011
Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Over one million gallons of water were dropped along the Caribbean, the U.S. eastern coast, and Atlantic Canadian coast as a result of a hurricane known as Hurricane Irene. What started out as a tropical cyclone undergoing high and low pressure systems rotating in the atmosphere, later turned into a...

School Town goes full time

Carly Parkinson, Staff Reporter
September 13, 2011
Filed under Around the School, News

Introduced on a trial basis during the 2010-2011 school year, School Town is now a full time endeavor here on campus. An online educational resourse, School Town is advertised as making it “easier to teach and learn.” It does so by providing students with a virtual classroom.  From class chat s...

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