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Two Dudes, Chilling in a Hospital, 5 Feet Apart ‘Cause They Have Cystic Fibrosis: A Review

Two Dudes, Chilling in a Hospital, 5 Feet Apart ‘Cause They Have Cystic Fibrosis: A Review

About the Writer Trinity Whitehead, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Reviews

**MAJOR SPOILERS** Often compared to and referred to as the new Fault In our Stars and speculated homage to Clair Wineland, 5 Feet Apart is a beautiful, thought provoking love story that inspires many to hold their loved ones close simply because they can. The main stars, Stella and Will were played r...

Fermi’s Paradox and the Great Filter

Fermi’s Paradox and the Great Filter

About the Writer Trinity Whitehead, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Science Articles

Fermi’s Paradox is the connection between the probability in the stars of the occurrence of extraterrestrial life and the sheer lack of evidence thereof. Assuming the Mediocrity principle, in which Terra (Earth) is a typical planet, there are around 70 sextillion stars in the observable univers...

Music and how it affects us

About the Writer Mariah Harrison, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Features

Many people love listening to music and everyone likes to listen to different types of music whether that’d be upbeat music or more downbeat music. But some may begin to wonder if music can be one out of many causes of mood change. An experiment was done on a classroom of 21 students by William...

Black History Month and its importance to history

Black History Month and its importance to history

About the Writer Tyler Bailey, Feature Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The month of February is often known as the month with Valentine's Day receiving most of the attention. However, something to remember about February, more than hearts and flowers and chocolates is that February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time to reflect on history and remember th...

Advantages of Understanding Your Schemata

Advantages of Understanding Your Schemata

About the Writer Trinity Whitehead, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

A Schema, according to Jean Piaget’s theory of Cognitive Development, is an underlying cognitive substructure which categorizes and organizes ideas, relationships and information. It can also be referred to as a mental configuration describing an understanding of society, preconceived beliefs abou...

Talking the talk and walking the walk

Talking the talk and walking the walk

About the Writer Monica Guajardo, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Features

It is now 2019, and a new year beckons us. There are endless moments and endless memories to be made. Many people are making their New Year's resolutions: to lose weight?, get a dream car, make better grades. My New Year's resolution is to be more socially aware and not contribute to an ever-growing...

How to deal with ACT stress, anxiety

How to deal with ACT stress, anxiety

About the Writer Tyler Bailey, Feature Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

At Ada High School, a lot of students are stressing out about the upcoming ACT. Junior Jonathan Cloar is one of those who worries when preparing for the ACT. "I get very stressed out but just deal with it. I don't do much. I just try to distract myself from it until it happens," said Cloar. ...

Circular Reporting: The Lisa Holst Problem

Circular Reporting: The Lisa Holst Problem

About the Writer William Whelchel, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The not so fun fact that each person swallows an average of 8 spiders per year is something often shared around the internet and real life, eliciting disgusted responses from millions the world over. But it doesn't take anything more than a quick Google search to find a Snopes.com article, among numerous others, that will let you sleep a littl...

Will teen stress become the next big epidemic?

Will teen stress become the next big epidemic?

About the Writer Jacky Lopez, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In today's society, one of the most pressing problems that teenagers have to deal with is stress, especially when it involves school. Often teens are held to adult expectations, which leads to more pressure, and can cause them to spiral down into a deep hole. As a result, teens are experiencing more...

Should students get jobs in high school?

Should students get jobs in high school?

About the Writer Tyler Mitchell, Writer/ Photo Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Is having a job in high school a good idea? The law states, if students are fourteen to fifteen years old they can only work non-school hours, three hours per school day, eighteen hours per school week. If there is no school that week, then students could work 40 hours, but only to 7a.m.-7p.m....

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