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Ada students advance to nationals

Ada students advance to nationals

About the Writer Karla Charqueno, Staff Writer, Opinion editor

March 3, 2020

Fifteen Ada High School students competed in the Oklahoma DECA state competition. They brought home two medals. On February 17-19, the students went to the Sheraton Conference Center in Midwest City to compete with numerous other schools across the state. DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs...

Falls family named 2020 RUSH Week recipient

Falls family named 2020 RUSH Week recipient

About the Writer Karla Charqueno, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2020

RUSH Week is an annual philanthropy week hosted by Ada High School student council. Throughout the week, students can get out of class and attend hour-long events held in the Ada high Cougar Activity Center or student center. Students can get into these events by purchasing either a gold wristban...

Is Vaping Actually Safer?

Is Vaping Actually Safer?

About the Writer Delaney Beak, Editor

February 14, 2020

2000 people have lung diseases linked to vaping. 47 people have died from these diseases. Vaping has become a widespread epidemic. Many teenagers and young adults do it as a safer alternative to smoking since it does not contain tobacco which has cancer-causing chemicals in it. Until recently,...

Ada Mock Trial sweeps first round of competition

Ada Mock Trial sweeps first round of competition

About the Writer Monica Guajardo, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

Mock Trial is a statewide competition where high school kids put on a trial. Oklahoma Bar Association provides a fictional case that could be civil or criminal. Both the prosecution and defense have three witnesses, usually compiled of a character, expert, and a doctor, but really vary from case to case. T...

Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill… sooner or later

Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill... sooner or later

About the Writer Devin Ryan, staff writer

February 4, 2020

Harriet Tubman's inclusion on the $20 bill has been delayed and it's simply unacceptable. In 2016 it was announced by former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that Harriet Tubman would be on the $20 dollar bill in 2020. “The decision to put Harriet Tubman on the new $20 was driven by thousands of responses...

Australia Fights for Survival

Millions of acres in Australia are being consumed by hundreds of wildfires.

About the Writer Delaney Beak and Cheyene Howell

January 21, 2020

15.6 million acres of land are burning in Australia and at least 25 people and an estimated 1 billion animals have died. In June of 2019, a brush fire began near Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Brush fires are not uncommon in Australia, especially during the dry season. But these fires spread rapidly,...

2020 Senior Superlative winners announced

2020 Senior Superlative winners announced

January 16, 2020

2020 Superlative Winners   All-Around Boy: Jake Shannon   All-Around Boy Finalists: Landon Swopes Canaan Miller Enoch Porter Matt Maloy   All-Around Girl: Torri Bray   All-Around Girl Finalists: Carly Weems Kara Keith Katy Kemp ...

Ada High School has the Hanging of the Greens

Ada High School has the Hanging of the Greens

About the Writer Monica Guajardo, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

Every year each organization places an ornament representing themselves on a Christmas tree placed in the student center. Each ornament varies from organization to organization but each has a place on the tree. Senior, Carlos Lerma, hung ornaments for two of the clubs. "I hung science club and...

Ada Mock Trial goes to Harvard

Ada Mock Trial goes to Harvard

About the Writer Monica Guajardo, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

In early 2019, Rachel Keith who is one of the mock trial coaches at Ada High proposed that the team go to the Harvard Mock Trial Association seminar. This is a seminar that is for novice or advanced teams. They share stories and information about making every part of mock trial better. This proposal ...

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