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On The Spot: Government shutdown

On The Spot: Government shutdown

Haydn Spooner, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Featured Opinion, On The Spot, Opinion

On Dec. 22, 2018 the federal government initiated a partial government shutdown after standoffs in congress for the funding of a southern border wall promised by President Trump during his 2016 campaign. Nine federal departments have remained closed for over one month as Trump refuses to fund legislation...

Column: Nobody wins when it comes to the late work policy

Column: Nobody wins when it comes to the late work policy

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

The mission of the district is to “[provide] opportunities for students to reach their academic and personal potential in a changing world.” When it comes to hiring teachers and supporting athletics, organizations and other extracurricular activities, our school lays an exceptional foundation for ...

Column: Don’t Blink

Column: Don’t Blink

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion, Uncategorized

Well, it happened. I blinked. Problem is, there’s no photographer there for me to ask to take the picture again. The first three-and-a-half out of four years of high school came and left and I missed it. The memories are so scarce and so few that it may have just been a dream. Although I do re...

Skates vs. sneakers

Skates vs. sneakers

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

As the NFL season comes to an end and Major League Baseball reaches the heart of the offseason, the NHL and NBA seasons are just getting started. The two sports share many similarities: they both occur during the same part of the year, they both consist of 82-game schedules, and they both have t...

Column: Time for transition

Column: Time for transition

Arushi Gupta, Staff Writer

December 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

2018. A year filled with memories. Memories that will hold a special place in our hearts. And with them embedded there, we welcome 2019. By Dec. 31 students will have wholeheartedly turned their brains to vacation mode, relishing the well-deserved break from the constant chaos of school. Surro...

TRL editors choose favorite stories of 2018

TRL editors choose favorite stories of 2018

The Red Ledger Staff

December 19, 2018


Filed under Extras, Opinion, Top Stories

Throughout 2018, the staff has posted more than 600 stories. Though we are proud of each of those stories and what the staffers put into them, a few stand out. Each editor has picked five stories from 2018 which they personally connected to as our gift to you this season. Sit back by a fire and enjoy...

Column: Doomed in Dallas

Column: Doomed in Dallas

Alexis Russell, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

Disclaimer: I acknowledge the fact that Dallas’ professional sports teams haven’t always been as bad as they are now and that I am lucky that the teams I root for even have championship rings to begin with. However, at this point in time, I find it a little harder than normal to openly admit tha...

Column: New to New York

Column: New to New York

Layla Healey, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

The woman on the small overhead screen thanked us for choosing American Airlines for “[she] knows [we] have a lot of options”. And as the four bell sounds echoed in my popped ears, flight 2345 was airborne on its way to The Big Apple, taking me with it. My mom’s brother passed away in April 2018...

Column: My first political rally

Column: My first political rally

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

As hundreds of energized Ted Cruz supporters overflowed Noah’s Event Center, frantic attendees pushed their way toward the podium, hoping to catch a glimpse at the man who is hoping to retain his Senate seat. Standing in the midst of the chaos of the overflow section, I began to feel frustrated...

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