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Earth Day blooms at Ada High

Earth Day blooms at Ada High

Monica Guajardo, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

    Ada High School held their annual Earth Day event on Monday. On this is day students can enjoy a day of outside activities. Chemistry classes made tie dyed shirts for the day and students from previous classes wear their tie dyed shirts from years passed. Earth Day activities ar...

Native American regalia banned at Latta graduation

Native American regalia banned at Latta graduation

Monica Guajardo and Trinity Whitehead

April 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

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. ...

How to write a research paper

How to write a research paper

Maddie Manning, Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

One thing that I love to do is write. I'm not much of a creative writer, so essays are where I thrive. I know that a lot of people dread the words "research paper," and I am writing to make all of your lives easier in the ways of writing. Research papers are only as hard as you make them out to be....

Through the lens: 5th Annual RUSH Week

Through the lens: 5th Annual RUSH Week

Cougar Chaos Staff, Photographers

March 3, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Slideshows

Ada High's 5th annual RUSH Week was held last week with events ranging from a skate party to a dog show to a talent show and much more. RUSH Week is a philanthropy week dedicated to raising funds for those in need locally. This year's recipients were Ada senior Chandler Turner and Ada Homeless Servic...

Black History Month and its importance to history

Black History Month and its importance to history

Tyler Bailey, Feature Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The month of February is often known as the month with Valentine's Day receiving most of the attention. However, something to remember about February, more than hearts and flowers and chocolates is that February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time to reflect on history and remember th...

Lady Cougars crush Panthers in rivalry game

Lady Cougars crush Panthers in rivalry game

Cheyene Howell and Delaney Beak

February 22, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Ada Lady Cougars played their biggest rival the Harrah panthers. Ada came out on top with a score of  44-33. Each quarter was a hard fought battle to keep the lead. The Cougars were ready for the win. Head coach Christie Jennings feels the team did the best they could. "Our biggest focus ...

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...

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...

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