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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....

Exposure for journalism

Exposure for journalism

Malli Pingleton, Reporter

March 22, 2016


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Newspapers are often used to inform, entertain, and interpret things for people. In school, we have extra curricular activities that give each student the opportunity to inform the students, or even the community, about events that have taken place. While other groups have more exposure, and are more...

Itching for interviews

Itching for interviews

Tiyanna Melendez, Reporter

March 22, 2016


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Interviews play a big role in journalism. Not only do they make the work better, they make it more entertaining for the readers to hear different sides of a story. Shortly after I didn't meet deadline, I was trying to interview a student. However, the teacher wouldn't let me because their class work...

Dying to meet deadlines

Dying to meet deadlines

Tiyanna Melendez, Reporter

March 22, 2016


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In high school, there are many challenges for students to face. A high school journalist faces all of the regular high school challenges and many more. Being a journalist in high school, I have faced my fair share of struggles. The main struggle for me is deadlines. Meeting deadlines while dealing...

Capturing the moments at Ada High

Capturing the moments at Ada High

Tiyanna Melendez, Reporter

March 22, 2016


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Numerous students would rather not be photographed, videoed, or interviewed. Personal issues is the main reason students refuse to take a picture. For example, there are reasons such as having low self-esteem, worrying about being judged, or even simple stuff like having a bad hair day. Recently...

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