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Halloween treats

Halloween treats

Angelle Nazareno, Reporter

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Need quick recipes for your Halloween party? You've come to the right place; below are some treats that are easy to make and sure to please a sweet tooth. Halloween Witch Hats: This simple treat can be achieved with a bag of Hershey's Kisses, frosting, and fudge-covered cookies.   Pumpkin Rice Krispie...

20 Last Minute Costumes for 2016

20 Last Minute Costumes for 2016

Destiny Carlin, Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features

Netflix & Chill Inside Out characters: Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Joy. Rainbow Snapchat Filter Donald Trump Beanie Baby Maleficent Gumball Machine Left Shark Regina George "She doesn't even go here" from Mean Girls Emojis Minions Scare Crow Pineapple or Strawberry ...

TREAT yourself to good health!

TREAT yourself to good health!

Mackenzee Crosby, Reporter/Photographer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year, America spends over $2 BILLION on candy for Halloween. We already consume 78g of sugar daily. That is 2-3x the amount we're supposed to have! During Halloween we consume 4-5x more. Eating so much sugar can lead to chronic metabolic diseases in obese and thin people. Diseases such as diabetes,...

History Of Halloween

History Of Halloween

Tiyanna Melendez, Reporter

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year on October 31, the world celebrates a holiday called "Halloween," also known as "All Hallows Eve". The traditional celebrations include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting "haunted" houses, and carving pumpkins. Halloween originated in the ancient Celtic festival,...

Tainted Tall-Tales

Tainted Tall-Tales

Heather Manuel, Writer/Photographer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the students of the Ada School System prepare for Halloween, an old Halloween myth comes to mind. Surprisingly, the idea of tainted Halloween candy is a myth, a dark figment of the imagination, coming to life. There are only two documented Halloween candy related deaths and neither had to do with s...

Turn around and lead

Turn around and lead

September 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

For every minute you spend reading this article, approximately two U.S. adolescents abuse prescription drugs. The state of Oklahoma is ranked in the top ten for the highest percentage of prescription drug overdoses.   Due to recent events in the Ada school systems these statistics truly hit home. A young girl, whose name will not be identifie...

Let the ‘Chain Reaction’ Begin

Let the ‘Chain Reaction’ Begin

Tiyanna Melendez, Reporter

September 24, 2015


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Tuesday, April 20, 1999 was a tragic day for the students at Columbine High School. In Columbine, Colorado, two young men, Eric Harrison and Dylan Klebold, killed 12 students and one teacher. Twenty-one people were injured. The majority of the people were killed in the library, however, Rachel Scott...

Parking lot safety

Parking lot safety

Tiyanna Melendez and Aaron Compton

September 1, 2015


Filed under Features

As the excitement of another school year begins, so do some of the recurring issues plaguing high schools across the country.  Ada High is no exception as parking lot etiquette and safety remains an issue once again. With the construction going on in the parking lot, a lot of students are becoming...

20th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

20th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Tiyanna Melendez, Reporter

April 22, 2015


Filed under Features, News

In 1995, a truck-bomb explosion was set off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. The bombing was set off by anti-government militanst, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nicholas, and Michael Frontier. All three men met at an army camp, Fort Benning, Georgia in 1988. The bomb they set...

The Buggy Zombies

The Buggy Zombies

Jenna Rose Demastus, Senior editor

March 31, 2015


Filed under Science Articles

Zombies, while they have been proven possible what is the likely hood that a full on outbreak will happen. In bugs it seems as though it could become possible. We know that the female emerald wasp the Ampulex compressa creates zombies out of cockroaches. "With two stings the cockroach is left with...

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