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Slice of life is boring?

Slice of life is boring?

William Whelchel, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Slice of life refers to a variety of works of art and entertainment that focus on mundane, everyday events. By that description, many would immediately dismiss anything in that category as boring fluff, not worth their time. But as someone who greatly enjoys such stories, I am inclined to defend them...

Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse is Marvel’s latest success

Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse is Marvel’s latest success

Tyler Bailey, Feature Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse (2018), is a action packed film that is very new to Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios when it comes to art style and animation. The story line is vastly spread throughout the Spider-Verse and ties all of it together to be enjoyed by many people all around the world. This movie was a gigantic hit, and no doubt,...

Brevity is overrated

Brevity is overrated

William Whelchel, Entertainment Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Brevity is the soul of wit-- so says one of the foremost dramatists of all of modern literature, William Shakespeare, but is that really true? It's commonly repeated in many an essay about how to improve your writing, to only include necessary elements. If it doesn't have a clear purpose in the sce...

‘Just a teacher’ Ronny Johns is just the answer for House District 25

‘Just a teacher’ Ronny Johns is just the answer for  House District 25

The Cougar Call Staff

November 5, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Since Oklahoma's state elections are fast approaching, The Cougar Call has decided to officially endorse Ronny Johns for State Representative of House District 25. Members of The Cougar Call had the chance to sit down with Ronny Johns and Danny Manuel and conduct face-to-face interviews of eac...

We need to support the Time’s Up movement

We need to support the Time’s Up movement

Karla Charqueno, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Imagine suffering through the trauma of assault, abuse or violence. You finally work up the courage to report this heinous act, only to have your story fall on deaf ears. Now imagine those same deaf ears further traumatizing you in order to keep you quiet. This year started off with the Time's Up movement, which according to their...

The Cleveland Indians need to stay

The Cleveland Indians need to stay

February 26, 2018


Filed under 100 Word Rant

The Cleveland Indians are about to remove their cap and jersey logo, the famous Chief Wahoo. Wahoo has been a symbol for all Indians fans and can be found on all of their gear. This change is only the beginning being as anything having to do with the Indians has been deemed as "offensive" to many...

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,...

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