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The Cougar Call

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 ...

100 Word Rant: “Music Sucks Nowadays”

100 Word Rant: “Music Sucks Nowadays”

William Whelchel, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under 100 Word Rant

Many aeople assert that a bygone era like the 60's just had more good music, but for every Beatle or Rolling Stone, there are five bands that nobody even remembers. For every Nirvana in the 90's, there are five or six generic angsty rock bands. That's not even mentioning the abundance of interesting...

100 Word Rant: Factionalism in Politics

100 Word Rant: Factionalism in Politics

William Whelchel, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under 100 Word Rant

American politics have become increasingly radical in the last decade or so, but now it has gotten worse than ever before. The 2016 election is proof, both candidates had very loyal support bases, to the point that they would refuse to admit that their candidate has flaws. This, of course, is in ad...

Taxing Tobacco Un-Constitutional?

Taxing Tobacco Un-Constitutional?

Jeremy Robinson, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Lawsuit makes it Un-Constitutional to increase taxes on tobacco.

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License to drive?

License to drive?

Andrea Tartsah, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Oklahoma, like many other states has a long list of requirements that must be met before they will hand over that little chunk of plastic freedom. There's a written test to check teens' knowledge of the rules of the road, a driving test to ensure they can implement the aforementioned rules in actual ...

Heartbreak is actually a learning experience

Heartbreak is actually a learning experience

Mackenzee Crosby, Senior Editor and Photographer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

They’ll warn you over and over again. They tell you that it’s going to happen. And as sucky as heartbreak is, I believe it is vital to go through. Everyone will experience some form of heartbreak in their lifetime, no matter what the reason or to what degree. You need to fall in love with the wr...

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