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Column: Decline in dance popularity due to varying reasons

Column: Decline in dance popularity due to varying reasons

Anna Stockton, Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The idea of the school dance has been around for decades. It has survived through questionable dance crazes and even more questionable fashion trends. Parents can recall their proms and “mixers,” and maybe even provide a few embarrassing pictures to go along with them. However, as time has passed by, a certain id...

Column: Overcoming a constant companion

Column: Overcoming a constant companion

Hannah Ortega, Campus Life Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fear. An old friend of mine. He’s been creeping around in my mind for as long as I can remember. Fear. Festering in me and pestering me. Threatening to consume me. Fear. What kept me from getting behind the wheel of a car for more than a year. Fear. What keeps me up at night as I scramble to ...

Column: Broken, but not forgotten

Column: Broken, but not forgotten

Lily Hager, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

He was cold – hunched over in his wheelchair parked by the curb. He was dirty – ignored while cars passed him to reach the gas station 10 yards away. He was broken. His hand hung on a hinge from his never-healing wrist, shaking as it reached for his beanie. His feet could never touch the ground. Eve...

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Is the glass half full or half empty?

February 9, 2017
Filed under In Case You Missed It..., Opinion, Top Stories

Two Red Ledger reporters give their alternate views on the classic story of the half full or half empty glass. 

Student Poem: ‘In a web of my own making’

Student Poem: ‘In a web of my own making’

Sophie Starnes, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Community Submissions

Editor's note: This poem was written by staff reporter Sophie Starnes and was featured in the Chickasaw Anoli contest. Starnes is a card-carrying member of the Chickasaw nation and regularly writes poetry. To have your own poems, stories, or essays featured on The Red Ledger, email [email protected] In a web of my own ...

Column: Opportunity in the midst of singleness

Column: Opportunity in the midst of singleness

Lily Hager, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Forever alone.” The phrase hides in conversations and is found humorous on social media. It’s a joke, but deep down you’re not laughing. “Forever alone” pities singleness instead of cherishing in it. I used to long for a boyfriend. Romantic evenings. Gushy love letters. Holding hand...

On the Spot: Super Bowl LI

On the Spot: Super Bowl LI

Austin Keefer, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under On The Spot, Opinion

Editor’s note: “On The Spot” focuses on gathering opinions from the school community about current issues and events impacting our audience.

Column: Lessons learned from ‘The Bachelor’

Column: Lessons learned from ‘The Bachelor’

Hallie Fischer, Editor-in-chief
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Who knew a TV show could change your entire viewpoint on life. I surely didn’t. Turning on my television on a typical Monday night, I expected to be bombarded by shallow, dramatic shows, but fortunately, ABC’s “The Bachelor” graced my screen. “The Bachelor” is more than a bunch of single dental hygie...

Senior Moments: Growing up and out

Senior Moments: Growing up and out

Blake Pfaff, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Senior Moments is a series where seniors periodically share seemingly insignificant moments during their last year that remind them of good times, excite them for the future, or even just simply made their 2016-17 memorable.  Drive to the indoor facility, go the locker ro...

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