The Red Ledger

James Mapes
Senior James Mapes is re-joining The Red Ledger for his second year as a staff writer. When James is not writing, he is hanging out with his friends, driving his car down I-75 for no reason, feeling the breeze and blasting Juice WRLD at max volume, or he is playing video games intensely for hours on end. James’ family includes him, his three sisters, his parents and his two dogs–Bella, Sneakers and Biscuit. James is a loud mouthed but diligent worker. He listens to rap music, but at the same time he loves old classics like Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra or Bring it on home to me by Sam Cooke. Overall, James is excited to be writing for TRL again this year and hopes to make his last year of high school enjoyable.



James Mapes, Staff Writer

Jan 14, 2021
Review: Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerously’ consists of great lyrics, features (Story)
Jan 11, 2021
Jungle Java: Season 2, Ep. 15: New year, same hosts (Story)
Dec 15, 2020
Review: Shawn Mendes’ ‘Wonder’ album offers unoriginal songs (Story)
Dec 14, 2020
Jungle Java: Season 2, Ep. 14: Playoffs (Story)
Dec 09, 2020
Review: Miley Cyrus’ ‘Plastic Hearts’ features unique, enjoyable songs (Story)
Dec 07, 2020
Jungle Java: Season 2, Ep.13: ‘Tis the season (Story)
Dec 01, 2020
Review: AC/DC’s new album, ‘Power Up’ matches past albums (Story)
Nov 18, 2020
Review: ‘Dash & Lily’ solves mystery for love (Story)
Nov 16, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 12: Practice makes perfect (Story)
Nov 11, 2020
Review: Trippie Redd’s ‘Pegasus’ consists energetic, hype songs (Story)
Nov 09, 2020
Jungle Java: Season 2, Ep. 11: Uncertain times (Story)
Nov 06, 2020
Review: New album released by country star Luke Combs (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 10: Homecoming happenings (Story)
Oct 29, 2020
Review: Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ includes depth, emotion (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
Review: Trey Songz’s album ‘Back Home’ lacks diversity (Story)
Oct 26, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 9: Exercising your right (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
Jungle Java: Season 2, Episode 8: Second quarter begins (Story)
Oct 16, 2020
Monthly melodies: October (Story)
Oct 13, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep.7: College admissions (Story)
Oct 07, 2020
Review: Joji’s ‘Nectar’ provides abstract, fulfilling songs (Story)
Oct 05, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 6: Teacher talk (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
Featured Athlete: Brynn Egger (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 5: Changed cheers (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Review: NBA YoungBoy’s ‘Top’ is a catchy, energetic album (Story)
Sep 21, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 4: Fan favorite (Story)
Sep 17, 2020
Freshman attends Junior Olympic Games (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 3: Events around school (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 2: Moving to a new melody (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
Jungle Java Season 2, Ep. 1: Fresh Start (Story)
May 05, 2020
Girls soccer claims first district title (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
Lady Leopards coach resigns after six years of coaching (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
Prom cancelled for entire student body (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Girls soccer to face Denison after loss against Wylie East (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
Girls soccer looks to move on from ‘fluke’ defeat (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
Swim and Dive looks to carry momentum into state. (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
Girls soccer aims to finish out game against Melissa Cardinals (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Girls soccer seeks to build early season momentum (Story)
Jan 10, 2020
Leopard Look: Lily McCutcheon (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
The key to stress relief (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Barrett Owens takes trustee position 7 (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Choir to host annual Coffeehouse community event Sept. 21 (Story)
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