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Recycling: A waste of time?

Recycling: A waste of time?

Emily Rhyne, Eric Crowell, and Heather Manuel

February 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

As a child, you do a lot of learning. At school, you're taught to stop drop and roll, criss cross applesauce, and to reduce, reuse, recycle. They tell you from the time you're young how essential cleanliness is and why plastic bottles go in different bins than cans do. The real question is, did we ever...

Student journalists’ right to freedom of speech

Student journalists’ right to freedom of speech

Emily Rhyne, Heather Manuel, and Eric Crowell

January 19, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Showcase

The First Amendment ensures that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of griev...

Is College a Necessity?

Is College a Necessity?

Jeremy Robinson and William Whelchel

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A part of being human and human interaction is conflicting viewpoints.  These opinions cause arguments, and in turn cause conflict. There are many different takes on many different viewpoints. This is partially due to our variations in our education. For example, a recent study by The New York Times st...

100 Word Rant: Localization

100 Word Rant: Localization

William Whelchel, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under 100 Word Rant, Opinion

As a fan of Japanese games and shows, a big pet peeve of mine is pointless localization changes. While sometimes changing a joke or rewording a sentence is necessary for clarity, there are far too many unusual and ridiculous changes. A particularly bizarre example is the 4Kids localization of Pokemon,...

National Championship Analysis

National Championship Analysis

David Lewis, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

2017 has just ended, and the new year has begun. The stadium seats in Atlanta, Georgia are empty, waiting to be filled however the seats will not be lonely much longer. The National Championship will be played and the city (and stadium) is ready for it. It will be the first National Championship with all...

Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?

Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?

Emily Rhyne, Staff Writer/Copy Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under 2017 Christmas Edition, Opinion

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is just around the corner and people everywhere anxiously await its arrival, dreaming of the moment when all is merry and bright. However, I have yet to reach that corner. As we quickly approach the holiday season, I feel like something is missing. As...

An open letter to the Cougars

An open letter to the Cougars

Jamie Weston

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

You men, yes men, men who know the sweet smell of victory and the bitter taste of defeat; you are men of honor in every sense of the word. You have played a season filled with class and integrity in the face of odds that would make lesser men crumble under the pressure. You have played with bravery...

The need for gun control in the United States

The need for gun control in the United States

Karla Charqueno

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The United States has a long history of deadly massacres, especially when the use of guns is involved. The country recently witnessed its deadliest modern mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. Earlier this month Texas witnessed the largest mass shooting in the state's history at Sutherland Springs...

100 Word Rant: Micro-transactions and Downloadable Content in Video Games

William Whelchel, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under 100 Word Rant, Opinion

In the past decade or so, video games have been becoming increasingly reliant on micro-transactions and downloadable content to make back their bloated budget. Whether loot boxes or downloadable content season passes, a full video game experience rarely costs just 60$ anymore. Military shooter games...

Shrek The Musical does not disappoint

Shrek The Musical does not disappoint

Emily Rhyne, Staff Writer/Copy Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Ada High performing arts production of Shrek The Musical -a long awaited, highly anticipated performance- hit the stage in mid-November for a week of top-notch theater. Students, families, schools and many members of the community waited patiently for the arrival of show week and Shrek did not ...

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