The Red Ledger

Column: Surviving the holidays

Column: Surviving the holidays

Matthew Fisher, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For some people, Thanksgiving is a day focused on family, food and football. For me, it’s focused on survival. Guns, poorly executed family photos and dangerously good food all highlight the Fisher Thanksgiving celebration. On Thursday, we will take the two-hour drive to my grandparent’s fa...

Column: Seeing triple

Column: Seeing triple

Kelsey Carroll, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

After a long hard look on the Allen Parks and Recreation online catalog, “T-Ball” appeared at the end of an exhaustive search for sports. My parents smiled, as they’d found the perfect option for their kindergarten-age triplets. Flash forward a few months, and the Cubs T-Ball team, comprised ...

Editorial: Think before you tweet

Editorial: Think before you tweet

Editorial Staff
November 16, 2016
Filed under Award Winners, Editorials, ILPC IAA Winners, Opinion

Twitter. The soft, artificial glow of millions of screens across the country. Thumbs typing hastily, quickly, obsessively. Digital words exchanged, stored in satellites and servers and on countless other screens. So many things to see, share, retweet, like, comment, favorite. With so much to s...

On the Spot: Reaction to Trump Presidential victory

On the Spot: Reaction to Trump Presidential victory

Austin Keefer, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2016
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. After a close race between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump took an "unforeseen" victory over Clinton ...

Column: Where’s the light?

Column: Where’s the light?

Hannah Ortega, Campus Life Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Columns, In Case You Missed It..., Opinion

Above: Hannah Ortega performs an original poem titled "Where's The Light?" The world is infected. A plague of death, destruction, fear, and sorrow has rooted itself deep into the soil of the Earth and the hearts of its people, and with every bomb dropping and school shooting and trafficking in...

Column: Voicing educated thoughts, not just thoughts

Column: Voicing educated thoughts, not just thoughts

Hallie Fischer, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I may be one of the few teenagers/adults/humans to say that teenagers should voice their opinions on politics. During the course of this election, I have seen so many articles/posts/Tweets encouraging students and young adults to shut their mouths about political issues on social media and I thin...

Breathe in, breathe out

Breathe in, breathe out

Anna Stockton, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

“What’s the worst thing that could happen?” I’ve always hated that question. The anxious mind can conjure up an endless amount of possible scenarios. I could be late to class. I could forget my homework. I could fail a test. I could never make it into college. I could get a dead-end job...

Column: The future of America

Column: The future of America

Lily Hager, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Wise. God-fearing. Caring, respectful and self-aware. These are qualities needed in a president. The election has been crammed into our daily lives. It dominates the news, conversations and social media, and we watch it spiral out of control this year because we face people who are unfaithful to ...

Life beyond borders

Life beyond borders

Caroline Smith, Editor-in-Chief
November 1, 2016
Filed under Award Winners, Columns, ILPC IAA Winners, In Case You Missed It..., Opinion, Top Stories

Last summer, I lived in an ant-infested house with 13 strangers in a forgotten African country. We had questionable water, and often, our toilet consisted of a mere hole in the ground. Sometimes a random man wearing a skirt entered our house without asking. Sometimes we got lost in a sketchy part of a...

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