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Advantages of Understanding Your Schemata

Advantages of Understanding Your Schemata

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

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

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

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?

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?

Tyler Mitchell, Writer/ Photo Editor

March 1, 2018


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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....

Behind the scenes: Yearbook Edition

Behind the scenes: Yearbook Edition

Emily Rhyne

February 27, 2018


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When you're young, buying a yearbook is easy. It always seemed like something that was just always there and not something that had to be made. In high school, buying a yearbook is still just as easy, however, making it happen is not what you might expect. As a current first year yearbook staff member,...

Shawn Freeman awarded Teacher of the Year

Shawn Freeman awarded Teacher of the Year

Emily Rhyne, Staff Writer/Copy Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Ada High educator, Shawn Freeman was recently elected Teacher of the Year. Freeman has been an instructor for fourteen years and has taught at Ada for nearly 9 of them. She was nominated by her colleagues to receive this award and will advance on to run for District Teacher of the Year. Freeman says sh...

Global warming is around you

Global warming is around you

Dylan Ellis

December 19, 2017


Filed under 2017 Christmas Edition, Science Articles

What is Global Warming Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels. The global average surface temperature rose 0.6 to 0.9 degrees Celsius of 1.1 to 1.6 Celsius betwee...

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