DVD REVIEW: Remember the Titans, a classic film on sports and cultural change

BLAKE SMITH, Staff writer

November 29, 2016

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“Remember The Titans” tells the inspirational true story about the struggles and victories of an integrated high school football team in 1971 Alexandria, Va.

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WATCH THIS: The best in smart watches – from the iWatch to the MotoActv

CHARLES DALL, Staff writer

November 28, 2016

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Do you know anyone who would prefer a smaller approach to phones? Is Christmas coming too soon, and you haven’t decided on what to gift them with? How about a smartwatch? There are many different brands, so here are some to consider.

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FALL INTO FASHION: Looking hot as the weather gets cool

MICHELLE KISTLER and CHRISTINE GOMEZ

November 7, 2016

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, pumpkins being sold at street produce stands and local grocery stores, fall is definitely here. It’s important to look your best and even if many people praise the sun or snowflakes, they still love the feel and color of fall.

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CATCHES, CONCUSSIONS, & CONTROLLERS: Inside the history of EA’s Madden football empire

JOSEPH MCCRAY, Staff writer

October 31, 2016

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The Madden series of football video games has a long history in the sports gaming industry and has proven to be one of the most popular game series of all time.

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HALLO-WEAK: 5 most ridiculous Halloween costumes

PAIGE SPURLOCK and KAYLA SELLERS

October 31, 2016

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Halloween is creeping up and costumes have hit the store shelves. Here are the top five most ridiculous Halloween costumes. Don't worry about being scared, have a laugh.

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Story behind Day of the Dead

JAZIEL AMAYA, Staff writer

October 31, 2016

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In Mexico, Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the day where families come together to give tribute to dead relatives and other special people.

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TERRIBLE TALES: Creepy myths just in time for All Hallows’ Eve

JARIZA PEDROZA, ISAAC ROMERO, and Staff writers

October 28, 2016

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Halloween is just around the corner and what better than to talk about some worldwide legends and hauntings. Some of these basic legends vary from crying women ghosts to haunted boxes.

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TRICK OR TREAT: Fun continues on Houston Street

JAIDYN MCCOY, Staff writer

October 28, 2016

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On Houston Street houses are decorated with lights, tombstones, and even small haunted houses. There are blocked off streets, cars lined up down the street, kids running around, and police observing the scene. It’s another Halloween on Houston Street and trick or treaters are enjoying the night.

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TV REVIEW: Get through history in no time – ‘Timeless’ offers fast-paced look into history

BRITTANY ALANIZ, Staff writer

October 28, 2016

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From Eric Kripke ("Revolution," "Supernatural"), Shawn Ryan ("The Shield") and the producers of "The Blacklist" comes the thrilling, action-adventure series “Timeless,” in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past.

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CONSTRUCTION CALORIE CRUNCH: Long walks lead to better health; 2 KHS students take the challenge

ISAAC ROMERO, Staff writer

October 25, 2016

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Long walks around the school are a popular topic among many students around KHS, so Black and Gold asked two 10th graders, Tristan Gutierrez and Aiden Macias, to keep track of their every step and calories.

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SOUNDS & STUDIES: Listening to music can aid in educational efforts

PALOMA LEOS, Staff writer

October 14, 2016

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Does music distract you from your studies or does listening to your favorite jam improve your performance? Many researches have found that listening to music before performing a task improves memory, attention, and could potentially help mental math ability.

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OVERCOMING CHALLENGES: New language, new school

JAZIEL AMAYA, Staff writer

October 12, 2016

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Coming to a new school can be tough, especially for a student learning a new language. He or she can’t understand the announcements, may not be able to communicate with teachers and other students, and it may be hard to read and say words in a school subject.

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