The Red Ledger

Halloween: is fun or scary more important?

Meridan Cavanaugh, Student Life Editor

October 28, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Which is better: fun and funny or creepy and scary? For some people, Halloween is a chance to dress up in a hilarious costume, hang out with friends, get colossal amounts of candy, and have fun. For others, it’s a time to go to a haunted house, see a scary movie, and scare the living daylights out...

From trick-or-treat to show and tell

Sam McCorcle, A&E Editor

October 28, 2011


Filed under Opinion

In elementary school, Halloween was about one thing: candy. The more candy you accumulated in one night, the more successful your Halloween was. It was a time when king-size candy bars were worth their weight in gold and kids would cringe at the sight of anything remotely healthy. This mindset nearly...

Small town bubble burst – a break from the norm

Small town bubble burst – a break from the norm

Liz Schasel, Editor-in-chief

October 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I usually hate hearing about people’s summer vacations. I really do. Although there are exceptions, unless something ridiculously and unmistakably exciting happened, I’m sure most of us really would prefer not to listen to our peers blab on about the exotic island they went to over the summer or...

9/11: Can compassion and justice coexist?

Darby Blaylock, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I was four years old when the attack of 9/11 took place. I remember it briefly but our country remembers it like it was yesterday. The pain and sorrow is still in all of our hearts. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth is in the Bible, but so is turn the other cheek. Can’t we do both? Can’t we...

Sweeping budget cuts under the rug

Ginger Hervey, Editor-in-chief

September 15, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Budget cuts. Those two words have been the talk of the public schools in Texas for the past six months. And now that school has started again, students are really noticing the effects of these slashes to our school funds. Or are they? As they enjoy the new 20-inch Macs in the library, I’m not...

Festival quite the “Lollapalooza”

Festival quite the “Lollapalooza”

Sam McCorcle, A&E Editor

September 12, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I’m a concert nerd, or rather, an aficionado. I have been to upwards of thirty concerts throughout the past four years of high school, in addition to several music festivals including Van’s Warped Tour and Austin City Limits. Despite having experienced all of this, nothing seemed to prepare me for...

Down but not out: still hope for football team’s recovery

Samantha Wendt, Sports Editor

September 12, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although this is a fairly new school, Leopard sports teams have had success from the start. Football is just one example. But after three consecutive post-season berths, some wonder whether this team can yield another long playoff run. After suffering a disappointing defeat in the season opener, fans a...

The Online Red Ledger

Ginger Hervey, Editor-in-chief

August 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Hi there. If you're reading this, welcome to theredledger.net! You are reading the first story ever posted on this website. This website is the beginnings of a promising online newspaper for Lovejoy High School. I’m Ginger Hervey, and along with Liz Schasel, we will be the editors-in-chief of this...

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