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Teenage journalism: Interaction with the public

Teenage journalism: Interaction with the public

Jersey Gregory, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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One of my favorite aspects of getting to write for the Cougar Call is all of the interaction I get to have with the community. Any time there is a big event, I have to be on the scene getting pictures and interviews. Anytime something particularly good or bad happens, I am always quick to be there to ge...

Behind the scenes with a teenage journalist

Behind the scenes with a teenage journalist

Jersey Gregory, Journalist

April 7, 2017


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A sophomore at Ada High, this is my first year as a journalist for The Cougar Call, and I still sometimes find myself facing new, unexpected issues. However, the biggest issue I have faced with with my work this year is when nobody appreciates it fully. It has become so important to find a topic th...

Shooting for the Cougar Call

Shooting for the Cougar Call

Mackenzee Crosby, Senior Editor and Photographer

April 7, 2017


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The past couple of years, my camera has become my best friend, my plus one and my road tripping pal. But the lasting adventure we've been on for the past two years has been that of photographing for The Cougar Call. I say adventure because Louis (my camera) and I are always tackling a new project together...

The not so perfect breve

The not so perfect breve

Mackenzee Crosby, Senior Editor and Photographer.

January 25, 2017


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"Expectation is the root of all heartache." - William Shakespeare Sometimes their best is just less than you expected. Weeks before my trip, I had planned my perfect cup of coffee. A breve so good my taste buds would cheer and beg for more. The little bittiest, cutest coffee shop in downtown Crest...

Miss Mango tangos with prom anxiety

Miss Mango tangos with prom anxiety

Miss Mango, Advice Columnist

January 11, 2017


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Dear Miss Mango, Since we just got back from Christmas break, I have been trying to find things to look forward to. Prom came into mind, and instead of looking forward to it, I am absolutely stressing about it. Not only am I stressing about the cost of the prom dress, but the color, the size, and wh...

State Question 777 – The Truth Behind it

State Question 777 – The Truth Behind it

Rachel Thompson, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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The opinions presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Cougar Call or its staff. If you have driven around town recently, I’m sure you have seen the signs about State Question 777. These signs are promoting SQ 777, telling voters it is the “Right to Farm.” Immediat...

What They Don’t Tell You About Junior Year

What They Don’t Tell You About Junior Year

Malli Pingleton, Junior Editor

September 14, 2016


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Junior year is full of surprises, and while many of them are good, reality soon slaps you in the face. Yes, it starts back in May of your sophomore year, when you thought it was a good idea to sign up for all of those challenging classes. Did I mention you should prepare for the ACT? What is...

Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Front of My House

Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Front of My House

Jacky Lopez, Reporter/Photographer

September 6, 2016


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  On August 17, 2016, a shooting happened in front of my house. When I found out about it, I was in school. I called my mom to talk about a different family matter and learned of the shooting. My mom was crying on the phone, scared for her life when the incident happened. Knowing that my mom was scared, I knew I couldn't just st...

Perks of a teenage journalist

Perks of a teenage journalist

Malli Pingleton, Reporter

March 22, 2016


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What is journalism? People have many different passions or hobbies, and mine is writing. In high school, you're offered the privilege of getting to choose three different electives, and I happened to choose journalism as one of mine this year. What do we do in journalism? Our teacher gives us a set d...

Interviewing in journalism

Interviewing in journalism

Malli Pingleton, Reporter

March 22, 2016


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While writing articles, you're obligated to get involved outside of the classroom, which involves interviewing. When you're conducting an interview, it can usually go one of two ways: very simple and easy or very complicated and hard. It all depends on the topic you have chosen and who you are interviewing....

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