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Pep Assembly takes new format in COVID world

Pep Assembly takes new format in COVID world

About the Writer AHS Yearbook Staff, Photographer

October 2, 2020

School looks different this year amid COVID precautions. While some events have been canceled, others have managed to adapt to the changing times. The Ada High student council team managed to salvage pep assemblies this year by moving them outdoors and incorporating activities that allow for soci...

Man Flies A JetPack Over LAX

Man Flies A JetPack Over LAX

About the Writer Hannah Barnes, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

On what they thought would be an average day, two airline pilots were surprised when they noticed a man flying a jetpack alongside the plane.   At about 6:35 p.m. PDT, August 30th, the pilot of American Airlines flight 1997 made a strange radio call to LAX ATC, stating that he “...just passed a guy in a jetpack.” Around the s...

The New Ada High: Pandemic Edition

The New Ada High: Pandemic Edition

About the Writer Genesis DeLodge, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Finally we are back in school! It seems like it took forever and a day for us to be back, but finally we are here. There have been some MAJOR changes that have occurred. For one thing let’s talk about the obvious, the masks. They are a new addition and prerequisite for attending school. They are defi...

Ada High band adapts to COVID-19 changes

The Ada High marching band gets a jump start on practice during their early August band camp.

About the Writer Helen Vasquez, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

As we all know, many changes to the way we operate daily have been made over these past few months, including school and its extracurriculars. Ada High’s Cougar Band especially has had to find ways to adjust to keep members safe and follow guidelines. The Cougar band’s head director Richard Howard...

Back to school: Covid-19 edition

Back to school: Covid-19 edition

About the Writer Albina Mustafi, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2020

As we all know, back to school season looked a little bit different for us this year. The sudden outbreak of Covid-19 in March left behind a lot of unknown and uncertainty. Fortunately, Ada High put forth several different plans and options to get us back in school safely this year. Take a look at how...

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...

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