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Column: New to New York

Column: New to New York

Layla Healey, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

The woman on the small overhead screen thanked us for choosing American Airlines for “[she] knows [we] have a lot of options”. And as the four bell sounds echoed in my popped ears, flight 2345 was airborne on its way to The Big Apple, taking me with it. My mom’s brother passed away in April 2018...

Column: My first political rally

Column: My first political rally

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

November 6, 2018

As hundreds of energized Ted Cruz supporters overflowed Noah’s Event Center, frantic attendees pushed their way toward the podium, hoping to catch a glimpse at the man who is hoping to retain his Senate seat. Standing in the midst of the chaos of the overflow section, I began to feel frustrated...

Column: Voting is vital

Column: Voting is vital

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

There was a time during the history of our country when a person only needed to be two things in order to vote: Caucasian and male. With the help of courageous leaders fighting to change the status quo and the progression of basic rights through various amendments, there is now an equal opportunity for...

Two sides of pep rallies

Two sides of pep rallies

Lily Hager and Gaby Garcia

October 31, 2018

Two staffers debate the effectiveness of pep rallies. Senior Gaby Garcia believes pep rallies lack spirit and take away from students' education. She argues that the pep rallies should be canceled. Junior Lily Hager believes the pep rallies are what students make of them and enjoys each one, willing...

Editorial: Celebrate the spirit of Halloween

Editorial: Celebrate the spirit of Halloween

The Red Ledger Staff

October 31, 2018

To trick-or-treat…or not to trick-or-treat? That is the question- the answer of which should be left to the person doing the asking, and no one else. Certainly not your peers and their resulting pressure, and definitely not the town you’re living in. Trick-or-treating is the ultimate staple of being a kid, and there’s no shame in trying to relive your glory days and well as re...

Column: Unity amongst minority

Column: Unity amongst minority

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

Seeking to provide unity and a safe space for African-American students, last year three seniors founded the Black Leopard Society (BLS). I was assigned to report about the club, and I was eager to get started. In the article I wrote almost a year ago, I mentioned comments made about the club and ...

Column: Demanding Respect

Column: Demanding Respect

Shae Daugherty, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

I was a rebellious wild child, Shae “Danger” Daugherty by the age of 13. But my mother told me to act like a lady by ignoring the provoking cat calls and sheltering myself in a bubble where comments like that didn’t exist. I didn’t understand why. I only wanted to be treated equally. When I asked questi...

On The Spot: Alamo education changes

On The Spot: Alamo education changes

Abigail Lund, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

In early September, an advisory panel to the Texas Board of Education suggested a change in 7th grade history teaching, restricting teachers from describing the defenders of the Alamo as “heroic.” They also advised the removal of Lt. Col. William B. Travis’s letter addressed “To the People of T...

Editorial: Praising security changes

Editorial: Praising security changes

The Red Ledger Staff

October 3, 2018

With news of school shootings saturating our televisions and computer screens, it must be only natural to fear for our safety as we drive to school each day this year. We hear failure after failure of a school’s duty to protect their students and faculty across the country. But our school has not mere...

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