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Simplicity Series: In your closet

Simplicity Series: In your closet

Jersey Gregory, Staff writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Features

The idea of minimalism goes far beyond your home, but that's where we're starting. More specifically in your closet. Clothes are a vital part of day to day life; everyone wears them, and everyone needs to. (Or so we're told.) Some like to use clothes as a tool, wearing more durable and useful clothes...

Ada takes Albany by storm in disaster relief efforts

Ada takes Albany by storm in disaster relief efforts

April 7, 2017


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Spring is in the air. Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and spring break is approaching. The closer spring break gets, the more students can be overheard organizing and discussing their plans to go to the beach or skiing in the mountains. It is a time of adventure and new beginnings. Fo...

Rubix cubes consume Ada High students

Kaelie Miller, Sophomore Journalist

March 21, 2017


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The Rubix Cube. A popular toy originated in the 70's is making a comeback, especially at Ada High School. Multiple students bring this puzzle cube to school and the sounds of them solving it can be heard in every classroom. Seemingly overnight, the Rubix Cube has overtaken Ada High, but why? "They...

Simplicity Series: In your home

Simplicity Series: In your home

Jersey Gregory, Journalist

March 2, 2017


Filed under Features

One of the most intriguing ideas is that of complacent happiness. In my personal opinion, the way to happiness is simplicity. Simplicity is a concept that is easily achieved by minimizing everything. The only way to make things simple is to minimize the amount of things you have in the first place. You...

Ada High literary magazine ready for submissions

Ada High literary magazine ready for submissions

Mackenzee Crosby, Senior Editor and Photographer.

January 17, 2017


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The AHS journalism staff is responsible for not only the Cougar Call, but also, Cougar Tales. Cougar Tales is an online literary magazine featuring art work, writing, photography, poetry, and more all submitted by AHS students. The Cougar Call staff believes that everybody's talents should be recognized and shown off, and that is how Cougar Tal...

Overcoming incredible odds: Marleigh McClure

Overcoming incredible odds: Marleigh McClure

Kaelie Miller, Sophomore Journalist

January 13, 2017


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At Ada High School there are some students with stories most could never imagine. There are students who have done incredible things, overcome the odds, triumphed through pain, and came out victorious after it all. Many of these students tend to keep their struggles away from the spotlight, but a few...

Wrestling the weight

Wrestling the weight

Malli Pingleton, Junior Editor/Writer

January 4, 2017


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Being a male wrestler and participating in this competitive sport doesn't just come with victory, but also with many hours of harsh workouts. The physical toll of this demanding sport can have lasting effects. A well-known term in wrestling, essential to many wrestlers, is 'cutting weight'. A wrestler's...

Travel more, spend less

Travel more, spend less

Taylor Russell, Journalist

December 18, 2016


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People all over the world, specifically those in a small town, tend to have a certain lust for traveling. Traveling opens the doors to new experiences that you wouldn't have access to without stepping outside your comfort zone. Sophomore, Cole Wilson, says, "I would like to travel the world because...

Is meditation the key to life?

Is meditation the key to life?

Jersey Gregory, Journalist

December 6, 2016


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Namaste! When was the last time you felt in touch with yourself and the world around you? Recently at Ada High School, students have been learning to take a break and unwind. Alison Rackley, biology teacher, has been assisting in this effort by providing a 10 minute time period every Friday to help...

Ada High drug testing policy combats ‘illegal drug use’

Ada High drug testing policy combats ‘illegal drug use’

Heather Manuel, Writer/Photograher

December 1, 2016


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Drug testing at Ada High has become a controversial topic for many of the students. Students debate the necessity and obtrusiveness of the process, some feeling they should have the right to refuse, while other believe that it is justified. Ada City Schools has a drug testing policy in place to h...

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