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On the Spot: students, staff share opinions on upcoming election

On the Spot: students, staff share opinions on upcoming election

Austin Keefer, Staff Reporter
September 14, 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. The 58th U.S. presidential election is scheduled to take place on November 8, 2016. The Democratic nominee is Hillary Clinton, and the Republican candidat...

No laughing matter

No laughing matter

Jordan Toomey, Guest Contributor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, In Case You Missed It..., Opinion, Top Stories

Editor's note: The week of Sept. 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. In observance of the week, The Red Ledger asked former staff member and 2016 graduate Jordan Toomey to share her journey through depression and suicidal thoughts.  I’m sitting in my economics classroom my senior year, a...

Column: Choose empathy

Column: Choose empathy

Nick Smith, Lead Reporter
July 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

The first time I realized America was not the red, white, and blue protector of the freedom I grew up in was when I watched a livestream of the Ferguson riots: seeing buildings burn, lines of police officers in riot gear with armored personnel carriers, and protesters throwing whatever they could fi...

In with summer, out with expectation

In with summer, out with expectation

Nicole Genrich, Staff Reporter
May 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Summer: the season of freedom, warmth, friends, travel and relaxation. My thoughts on summer basically come down to High School Musical Two when Sharpay sings “Fabulous” while laying out by the pool with her best friends. Summer may not be for everyone, but it definitely is for me. Some people m...

How to cope with heartbreak

How to cope with heartbreak

Nicole Genrich, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I don’t know if it’s something in the air, or just the feeling of freedom from summer, but break-ups seem to be happening everywhere. Often with break-ups comes the inevitable heartbreak, and I have put together some strategies to get over this terrible feeling. For the girls Now ladies you can always do...

Column: finding closure

Column: finding closure

Jordan Toomey, Staff Reporter
May 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of farewells from some of the seniors on The Red Ledger staff. I’ve been trying to write this goodbye column for several weeks now and I have erased every attempt, because nothing I wrote was good enough to be my final post on this wonderful websi...

Column: Reflecting on what’s been lost

Column: Reflecting on what’s been lost

Stu Mair, Photo Editor
May 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of farewells from some of the seniors on The Red Ledger staff. Photo editor Stu Mair created this somber tribute to a valued member of the newspaper staff, lost in a Disney World lagoon this past fall. The initial music choice was "Angel" by Sarah McL...

Column: Don’t be a grown up

Column: Don’t be a grown up

Catherine Hathaway, A&E Editor
May 20, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of farewells from some of the seniors on The Red Ledger staff. The more I age, the more I regress into my childlike state. I’ve been told that at the mere age of 2 years old, I was sitting quietly at the grown-ups table, coloring my menu, and emulating t...

Column: Putting yourself out there

Column: Putting yourself out there

Riley Laurence, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of farewells from some of the seniors on The Red Ledger staff. As senior year comes to a close, I have been struggling with the strange phenomenon of realizing that all of the “senior things” I have observed over the past few years are actually hap...

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