The Red Ledger

Column: The heat is on

Column: The heat is on

Shivani Radhakrishnan, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

Editor's Note: The Red Ledger is on summer break.  We will return in August to bring you all of the stories of the Lovejoy community. The early morning sun reflects off the windows of the high school as students shuffle in. The classrooms’ ACs are turned to the coldest possible setting, but jus...

Senior goodbye: Scream your heart out

Senior goodbye: Scream your heart out

Nick Smith, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

My brother, Matt, seemed to embody the ideal high school senior: unashamed eccentricity that only comes when you no longer have anything to prove to your peers. Dressed only in overalls, he pounded on trash cans at football games as a part of the first iteration of the Dirty Drumline. He sung “Let ...

Senior goodbye: Rising above

Senior goodbye: Rising above

Hannah Ortega, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

Loose strands of hair clung to our foreheads with sweat as the sun scorched our path. The muscles in our legs were a bit tight and our breath was labored, but we were happy. The cross country girls and I were always happy when we were together. We found ways to laugh and talk amid the almost unbearable...

Column: The hardest two years

Column: The hardest two years

Lulu Butler, Section Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

“You never know what you have until it’s gone.” As my eyes filled with tears and my vision blurred, I saw my brother and best friend disappear into the halls of the airport and into the abyss of his future. Without me. I remember as I hugged him for the last time, not wanting to let go...

Senior goodbye: Reinventing yourself

Senior goodbye: Reinventing yourself

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion, Uncategorized

A mere 25 minutes via car stands between the cities of Lucas and Plano. Though relatively undaunting in retrospect, the impacts of making such a move carried immediacy and profundity. Along with said transfer, heightened passions for music and literature, a refining of my penmanship, and an array of ...

Senior goodbye: Peace out

Senior goodbye: Peace out

Mary Catherine Wells, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

Goodbye seems like a harsh word. My house will still be in this town, my friends will still be in this town, and my family will still be in this town. It's not like I’m graduating and never coming back to Lucas, Texas ever again although I can’t say I’m that sad to say goodbye. My whole li...

Senior goodbye: Last days as a Leopard

Senior goodbye: Last days as a Leopard

Nicole Genrich, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

It is weird to think that this will be the final piece I write for The Red Ledger, as the stories I’ve written, the memories created, and the staff that I have bonded with have all been a significant piece of my high school experience. Lovejoy, whether I like it or not, has watched me grow from a tiny...

Senior goodbye: Finding fulfillment

Senior goodbye: Finding fulfillment

Sophie Starnes, Section Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

Writing has always been my greatest passion. I’ve been scribbling stories and poems for as long as I can remember. Poetry is particularly fascinating to me. The way poets say so little and manage to convey such a world of meaning has always struck me as some kind of magic. Shel Silverstein was my ...

Senior goodbye: More like ‘why?’ school

Senior goodbye: More like ‘why?’ school

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

Ah, high school. A place full of cliques, drama by the lockers in seemingly-infinite passing periods, and #relatable teachers who repeat things like “You know, I was a freshman once too.” Or so I was told. I grew up on movies that had me so excited for high school, and when I got there and found ...

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