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Native American regalia banned at Latta graduation

Native American regalia banned at Latta graduation

Monica Guajardo and Trinity Whitehead

April 17, 2019


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Tvli Birdshead, a senior at Latta High School in Ada, Okla. was told he couldn't wear his Native American regalia during the Latta graduation ceremony in May. Birdshead and his family are fighting the decision. As KFOR reported, Birdshead is an active member in the Native community who claims membershi...

Native American Regalia: Culture vs. Code

Native American Regalia: Culture vs. Code

Maddie Manning, Editor

April 16, 2019


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Latta High School's Native American population have found themselves in the midst of controversy in recent weeks. Chickasaw student Tvli Birdshead wanted to honor his Native American culture and heritage by decorating his graduation cap and gown with feathers, beads and the Chickasaw Honor Society cord...

Cougar Call staff sweeps state competition

Cougar Call staff sweeps state competition

Monica Guajardo, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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The Cougar Call staff attended the 103rd annual Oklahoma Scholastic Media (OSM) for Spring Media Monday state publications competition and walked out with All-Oklahoman and Ada High's first James F. Paschal Sweepstakes win. Senior Maddie Manning served as editor-in-charge of the The Cougar Call this year. ...

Ada Schools shut down from cold weather for first time

Ada Schools shut down from cold weather for first time

Delaney Beak, Copy Editor

March 22, 2019


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For the first time ever, Ada City Schools closed down not because of the ice/snow on the roads, but because of cold weather. According to the National Weather Service, Monday's low temperature for Ada, Okla. was 16 degrees Fahrenheit. Superintendent Mike Anderson decided to close the school distr...

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 have been working without pay, including border security which was at the root of the shutdown. 800,000 federal employees and 1.2 million fed...

HowToLife Movement comes to Ada

HowToLife Movement comes to Ada

Monica Guajardo, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


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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 Guajardo, 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...

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