The Red Ledger

Benjamin Nopper
 After joining staff and becoming an editor his sophomore year, Benjamin Nopper is enthusiastic to spend his senior year in the newsroom he considers to be his home away from home. Benjamin walked into room E103 two years ago feeling overwhelmed by the pressure of the unknown‒writing for an award-winning publication without much previous experience. Hundreds of articles and dozens of close relationships later, he now understands that writing enables an individual to have a meaningful impact in his community. A disciple of his former boss, Nick Smith, Nopper retains his position as sports editor for the third consecutive year while also contributing as an opinion writer. However, if it were up to him, he would run his own satire department. Outside of the newsroom, Nopper plays baseball and serves as an FCA leader. Nopper is also a member of Student Council, NHS and Spanish Club. He enjoys embarking adventures with his three dogs, spending afternoons on the golf course, and feeding his unhealthy coffee obsession. Nopper also loves to watch Impractical Jokers, the show that admittedly inspires some of his lighthearted interactions with his friends. Upon graduating, Nopper intends to study business and eventually attend law school.

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

May 18, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 29: The Beginning of the End (Story)
May 18, 2020
Senior Goodbye: Of memes and memories (Story)
May 05, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 28: Adopted Seniors (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 27: Open Mic Night (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
Column: Hanging up the spikes (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 26: Godd-cast Part 2 (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 25: Senior Perspective (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 24: Yearning for Learning (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 23: Now Trending (Story)
Mar 21, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 22: Social Distancing (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 21: Ross is Boss (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 20: The Future of Lovejoy (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 19: Coaching Carousel (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 18: The Mom-cast (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 17: Monday Morning Quarterbacks (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 16: Rain, Rain Go Away (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 15: The Trevino Show (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 14: The Goddcast (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
Review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ bends the rules of the saga (Story)
Jan 09, 2020
Jungle Java Ep. 13: 2020 Vision (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 12: See You in 2020 (Story)
Dec 06, 2019
Pick Six: Championship weekend (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 11: Fire Up the Grill (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 10: Rep the Set (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Pick Six: Boomer Sooner (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 9: Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Pick Six: Game of the year (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 8: Playoff Push (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Pick Six: The stretch run (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 7: What’s That Cheer We Like to Hear? (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
Football looks to lock down playoff spot in Lake Dallas (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Pick Six: Season in full swing (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 6: Meet the Judges (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Thursdays are for the girls (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 5: Hoco Special (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Pick Six: Back from the bye week (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 4: Outstanding Performance (Story)
Oct 03, 2019
Jungle Java Ep. 3: Jumping on the Band-wagon (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Pick Six: Football experts versus football player (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Jungle Java: Leopard fans, fan mail (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
Pick Six: Week One (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Campus parking lot gates puncture student’s truck (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
Jungle Java: Spirit, sports, safety (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Football prepares to defend home turf against Sulphur Springs (Story)
Aug 29, 2019
Football to kick off new era in Saturday’s Tom Landry Classic (Story)
May 02, 2019
Showcasing 2019 NHS candidates (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
15 student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
TRL’s final ‘four’cast (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Column: End the Pink Plague (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Swim and dive shatters school records at state (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Swim and dive to travel to Austin for state meet (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
Athletes make college choices at National Signing Day (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
Swim and dive seeks to carry momentum at regionals (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
TRL Super Bowl predictions (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Swim and dive to partake in district meet (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
Column: Nobody wins when it comes to the late work policy (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
Stickin’ it to the NBA (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
TRL editors choose favorite stories of 2018 (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
Senior Brian Wolfe to conduct kickball tournament for Alzheimer’s Association (Story)
Dec 14, 2018
Moving but still close to home (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Swim and dive to take on The Colony in dual meet (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Pick Six: Let the bowls begin (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Pick Six: Five NFL games (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Pick Six: Back from the bye week (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
Football to challenge Aledo in area championship (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Football to visit Kaufman for first round of playoffs (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Pick Six: The bye week approaches (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Football hopes to clinch home field advantage on senior night (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Pick Six: Featuring a powderpuff champion (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Column: My first political rally (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Football looks to clinch playoff spot at Denison (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Pick Six: Week six (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Football to challenge Lake Dallas in Homecoming matchup (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Pick Six: Staff rivalry (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Let the games begin (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
Football seeks rebound effort at Princeton (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
Pick Six: Are these even ‘expert’ predictions anymore? (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Tennis to compete in bi-district championship (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Battle of unbeatens (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Pick Six: Staff experts look to bounce back after subpar week (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Football to face Lebanon Trail in road matchup (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Pick Six: New week, new predictions (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Football to host Denton Braswell in home opener (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Pick Six: Staff predictions for the top games of the week (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Football to open district play at Frisco Memorial (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
Football team to visit Sulphur Springs in rematch of last year’s playoffs (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
District receives highest rating by Texas Education Agency (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
Football to kick off 2018 season in Tom Landry Classic (Story)
May 25, 2018
Football wraps up spring season (Story)
May 11, 2018
Column: Why we are leaving GT (Story)
May 07, 2018
Football set to begin spring season today (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Girls soccer hopes to turn ‘tough season’ into legacy for future success (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
UIL releases district realignment for 2019-2020 seasons (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Swim sets records at regionals, moves on to state (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Cheer places 12th at UIL state tournament (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
Column: Re-examining the retest policy (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
Football ends season in area playoffs (Story)
Nov 25, 2017
Football to challenge Lone Star in second round of playoffs (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
Football to head to Sulphur Springs for first round of playoffs (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Football hopes to clinch playoff spot with win on senior night (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Football to face Poteet with playoff spot on the line (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Football hopes to continue win streak against North Forney (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Football seeks to carry momentum into matchup against Wylie East (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Football to face Forney in pivotal homecoming game (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
‘The Repeat’ or ‘The Curse’? (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Column: Take a stand (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
Football seeks redemption in matchup against West Mesquite (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Football to open up district play against defending state champions (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Football looks to claim first win of season (Story)
Sep 07, 2017
Football looks to rebound from rocky start (Story)
Sep 01, 2017
Football to face familiar foe (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
Bowling to compete at state tournament this weekend (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Bowling team to travel to regionals for fifth time (Story)
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