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An open letter to the voters of Ada

An open letter to the voters of Ada

Jamie Weston

February 13, 2018


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I think we can all agree that it is the responsibility of our state and national governments to take care of funding our public schools. However, we can probably all also agree that neither of those entities are holding up their end of the bargain. Our teachers are holding up their end of the bargain....

An open letter to the faculty of Ada High School

An open letter to the faculty of Ada High School

Kaelie Miller, Social Media Manager, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


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Teachers, principals, counselors, coaches, custodians and everyone in between: You are life-changers. You are shaping the future of this country with the wisdom you all pass down. You not only teach us lessons from books, you teach us how to be better people, how to solve problems, how to grow up in...

#SocialMediaPSA: My Story of Twitter Theft

#SocialMediaPSA: My Story of Twitter Theft

Eric D. Crowell, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Social media has been at the epicenter of a lot of things in modern life. From entertainment, to news, to personal posts and online friendships; we as an online community love Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I'm sure some readers will even remember their MySpace days. Since creating a Facebook back in ...

Horror movie icons deserve Halloween homage

Horror movie icons deserve Halloween homage

Markca Austin, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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Tis the season to once again to give praises to the kings of cold, the sultans of slash, the queens of screams, the icons who make Halloween what it is and what it always should be. From an evil possessed doll, to a super strong momma's boy with a machete, the horror icons of the 70's, 80's, 90's...

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...

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