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Government shutdown has local impact

Government shutdown has local impact

Delaney Beak, Copy Editor

February 14, 2019


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The federal government had been in the longest shutdown in U.S. history, lasting 35 days and breaking the old record of 21 days. 420,000 federal employees had been working without pay, including border security which was at the root of the shutdown. 800,000 federal employees and 1.2 million federa...

HowToLife Movement comes to Ada

HowToLife Movement comes to Ada

Monica Guajardo, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

HowToLife recently held a worship rally in the Ada Cougar Activity Center. All youth groups within Pontotoc County were invited, and more than 300 local youths were in attendance. The HowToLife movement is a student led movement dedicated to bringing high school students together to host their own outr...

Egg takes over internet

Egg takes over internet

David Lewis, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


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Kylie Jenner held the world record for the most Instagram likes on a single post until now. Meet the Egg. The Egg is an up and coming viral sensation that had one goal: To pass Kylie Jenner and get over 18 million likes on a picture on Instagram. The Egg passed it with ease. Within a week it already...

An interview with Paul B. Smith

An interview with Paul B. Smith

Monica Guajrdo, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


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Paul B. Smith, Republican Canidate for the District Attorney, recently sat down with the Ada Cougar Call for an interview. Q: How long have you been an attorney? A: I, Paul B. Smith have been practicing law since February of 1986 when I became a licensed legal intern. I was admitted to the bar a...

An interview with Josh Edwards

An interview with Josh Edwards

Monica Guajardo, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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Josh Edwards, Democratic candidate for District Attorney, recently sat down with The Cougar Call for an interview. Q: How long have you been an attorney? A: I have been practicing since 2010 so about 8 years now. Q: What made you choose to run for District Attorney (DA)? A: When I saw that...

Oklahoma teacher walkout reaches Ada High

Oklahoma teacher walkout reaches Ada High

Emily Rhyne, Staff Writer/Copy Editor

March 28, 2018


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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oklahoma education takes the cake for one of the lowest paid administrations, not to mention the lowest funded schools in the country. Oklahoma teachers, such as Shawn Freeman are a little too familiar with these cutbacks, having to purchase various sc...

Senior Superlative winners announced

Senior Superlative winners announced

Emily Rhyne, Staff Writer/Copy Editor

March 8, 2018


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Most likely to do anything for $10: Nathan Fountain & Starla Wood   Best Snapchat stories: Skylor Meyers & Sadie Criswell   Biggest trouble maker: Chris Allen & Asia Rasmussen   Most likely to start a band: Caleb Manning & Emily Rhyne ...

Will Oklahoma legalize medical marijuana?

Will Oklahoma legalize medical marijuana?

Tanner Davis, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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On June 26, Oklahoma will vote on the legalization of medical marijuana. This would allow for patients above the age of 18 or anyone with a medical prescription and a parent signature to receive the drug. Is Oklahoma ready for such a controversial and drastic change to Oklahoma's Health Care Department? As...

Ada High revives recycling program

Ada High revives recycling program

Jacky Lopez, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Blue recycling bins have made their debut signifying the return of the recycling program. This year, Ada High has begun to recycle after the demise of the program a few years earlier. The Chickasaw Nation provided both the recycling trailer and the blue tubs that are located in the school. Ron Anderson, AHS Lea...

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