The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Nick Smith

Nick Smith, TRL Editor-in-Chief

Nick Smith is a senior and has held a US citizenship for 17 years, but is still confused as to why he still doesn't qualify for senior citizen discounts. Nick spends his days either hanging out with friends or living in what he calls his second home, but everyone else just calls the newspaper room. He somehow swung it with the counselors to have three periods of newspaper this year, and now seeks to push his luck by requesting a bed to be furnished in the newspaper room for his afternoon naps. In addition to his duties with The Red Ledger, Nick serves as the self-titled “Chief Player Motivator” for the varsity soccer team. Nick draws his inspiration for his fiery, sometimes over the top speeches from the movie-speech greats: Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday, Matthew McConaughey in We Are Marshall, and of course Denzel Washington in Remember The Titans. This will be Nick’s third year as a part of The Red Ledger staff and first as an Editor-In-Chief. Alongside his fellow EICs Hannah and MC, Nick hopes to further the legacy of The Red Ledger and work to make newspaper the best part of each and every staffers’ day.

All content by Nick Smith

Spotting hope

May 15, 2018
Senior Nick Smith and the Dirty Drumline cheer on the Leopards from the Jungle.

Column: Stand up

September 22, 2017
Head softball coach Jeff Roberts will also add assistant principal duties to his workload this year.

Roberts’ Rules

August 29, 2017
The softball team will face its first district opponent away tonight at Highland Park.


March 7, 2017
The US Surgeon General recently reported that e-cigarette use had grown 900 percent among adolescents from 2011-2015.

Cloud coverage

February 22, 2017
The Rumble 2/10

The Rumble 2/10

February 10, 2017
The Rumble 2/3

The Rumble 2/3

February 3, 2017
The Rumble 1/27

The Rumble 1/27

January 27, 2017
The Rumble 1/20

The Rumble 1/20

January 17, 2017
The Rumble 1/13

The Rumble 1/13

January 13, 2017
The Rumble 12/8

The Rumble 12/8

December 8, 2016
Column: I hate

Column: I hate

November 28, 2016
Seniors Callie Holden, Paige Becker, Taylor Carty, Bailey Downing, and Haley Deschecnes huddle on the court during Senior Night versus Royse City.

State Dynasty

November 17, 2016
The Class of 2017 upset the Class of 2016 in last years Powderpuff championship. Now the goal is to either take down the reigning champs or hold the title one last time.

Legends in the making

September 20, 2016
The softball team needs a win tonight over Rival Prosper to officially lock up a playoff spot.

Chance to clinch

April 15, 2016
Junior Mallory Lusby beats the ball to first base, taking her base in the top of the 4th inning.

Bulldog of a battle

April 8, 2016
Part of the Shattered Dreams presentation showed Abby Bryant as a victim of a staged drinking and driving accident.


April 6, 2016
After a tournament in College Station, the varsity softball team will be competing in a tournament on Friday.

Batter up

February 26, 2016
A mid-year coaching switch leaves Todd Ford the head coach of the football team starting early 2016.

Ford built tough

February 10, 2016
For many students, time management is a daily struggle. To help counteract this, the school will present a video from speaker Mike Smith on Friday.

Race against the clock

January 13, 2016
Theres no rest for two varsity football players who   go straight from their football pads to their instruments.

Quick change

October 22, 2015
The official name of the student section The Jungle was re-adopted after a year break during the 2013-2014 school year and picked back up by Class of 2015.

Welcome to the 2015 Jungle

September 29, 2015
The Class of 2016 is the only team thus far to win a game since the almost undefeated record of Class of 2015.

Fighting for the gold

September 23, 2015
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