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Column: Re-examining the retest policy

Column: Re-examining the retest policy

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“It’s OK. Worst case scenario, I can always retest for up to 85.” If you’ve been in a classroom or walked through the halls of the high school, the chances that you are familiar with this quote are very likely. Unfortunately, this apathetic attitude has become prominent at our school. It has b...

On the Spot: New Years resolutions

On the Spot: New Years resolutions

Austin Keefer and Grace Nguyen

January 9, 2018


Filed under On The Spot, Opinion

 The New Year brings new goals. We asked students what their intentions for the new year are. 

Column: The day that should not have come

Column: The day that should not have come

Lily Hager, Section Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

It has been four months since the day that was not supposed to come. If it was up to me, it never would have. They told me I wouldn’t have her forever. That one day my older sister would not want to play horsie. That our dream of living on a farm together would not really happen. That I am lucky ...

Austin’s Christmas light spectacular

Austin’s Christmas light spectacular

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, Opinion

Listening to “Silent Night” for the trillionth time isn’t really doing the trick for me this year, but maybe it’s not too late for you to get into the holiday spirit. How? With Christmas lights of course! The ultimate symbol of “Christmas Commercialism” and our shrinking attention- ooh, p...

On The Spot: Favorite moments from the first semester

On The Spot: Favorite moments from the first semester

Austin Keefer and Grace Nguyen

December 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Opinion, On The Spot, Opinion

As the year comes to a close with finals, students look back on the best memories they made in the first semester.   

Christmas music: Mess or magical?

Christmas music: Mess or magical?

Nicole Genrich and Katie Bardwell

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, In Case You Missed It..., Opinion

Two Red Ledger staff members share their alternative views on Christmas music.         

Column: 18 things to do at 18

Column: 18 things to do at 18

Katie Felton, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured Opinion, In Case You Missed It..., Opinion

18: The age you technically become an adult in America. What a difference a number can make. You are no longer “owned” by your parents anymore, so you can do whatever you want– in moderation of course. Legally you can do most things your parents can do except drink and a few other unimportant thi...

Column: In defense of the accused

Column: In defense of the accused

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"It is better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” - William Blackstone Presumption of innocence is perhaps the most important fundamental right democracy has. In criminal cases in the developed world, the burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove the defendant’s g...

Editorial: Pulling rank

Editorial: Pulling rank

The Red Ledger Staff

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

Many academically competitive high schools refuse to include one detail in their students’ transcripts: class rank. These schools do this because the majority of their students compete for hundredths of a decimal point in order to beat their peers, leaving some students to be affected by the consequen...

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