BEACH BUM: Sun-baked and cruising through the Bahamas

KYLEE SISSON, Staff writer

November 17, 2015

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The first time walking onto the cruise ship was remarkable. There was so much going on, and the ship, Carnival Freedom, was stunning. I had never seen anything like it. There were 12 decks and for the next seven days my family and I would be cruising through the Caribbean Sea.

TV PREVIEW: Survivor second chance returns for a win.

SALMA ROCHA, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015

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The CBS series “Survivor” is a reality game show about contestants on an island or tropical location who are faced with multiple challenges, all with a common goal to win the cash prize of $1 million. This adventurous series provides drama as well as comedy and a cutthroat competition.

ON THE TRAIL: Traveling to Tennessee

MEAGHAN SCALES, Staff writer

November 13, 2015

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I inhale the Tennessee mountain air sharply, to catch my breath. It’s mid-July and we’ve been hiking at the Great Smoky Mountains for hours on end; my legs are shaking and sore, I could collapse at any given moment. This is what I’ve been waiting for all summer, and this first day has me out of breath already.

Section Of The Week


November 12, 2015

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Similar to the cogs of a machine, without every part of the band working together, the sound of the band would never be at its maximum quality. So for the next couple of weeks, each section and its contribution to the overall sound of the band will be highlighted. To start, the trumpets and trombones of the brass and low brass sections will be under the spotlight.

Theater arts department presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Black & Gold staff report

November 10, 2015

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The KHS theater arts department will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” Wednesday during school.

CENTRAL AMERICAN ADVENTURE: KHS teens attend life-changing trip with local church


November 3, 2015

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Twenty kids stand in a small room with the only light shining in from the doorway. There is a light breeze floating in cooling them down while they sing and dance. Outside are lush green forest and crystal blue ocean waters. A lucky group of Kaufman Christians had the privilege to take in this beauty and help others get in touch with Christ this summer at a small village in Honduras

Ghosts, goblins, and evil spirits, oh my – the unique history of Halloween


October 30, 2015

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While millions of people celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins and myths, the history and facts of Halloween make the holiday even more fascinating.

HALLOWEEN FAILURES: Top 5 lamest costumes


October 28, 2015

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Halloween is the one time a year that you can be whoever or whatever you want but some choose not to go all out. That’s where the party poopers come out. Of all the possibilities many people choose these five lamest costumes.

#VOTEFORCOACH: Hylander Wins Online Competition


October 26, 2015

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Last week, KHS football team’s assistant coach Darren Hylander was nominated for Built by Nature’s #voteforcoach online contest, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Coach of the Week. With the help of KHS faculty, students and community, Hylander won the contest and was rewarded with a price package that included $500 worth of chocolate milk to fuel the team.

GIRLS WINTER FASHION: How to look hot in the cold


October 26, 2015

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Winter is right around the corner and to look your best and still stay cozy this winter here are a few tips on what you should wear.

BOO: Check out these top area haunted houses


October 21, 2015

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Most people love a good haunted house. The more lurid the better. Zombies jumping out of dark corners just doesn’t satisfy anymore. Audiences demand more than just a few quick startles out of Halloween.

KHS grad heads to Iraq with U.S. Army


October 8, 2015

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About three years ago, my brother Zak was sent to Fort Benning, Ga. Boot camp in Fort Benning was tough. He hated it there. According to him, seven people tried to commit suicide and about 20 tried to run away because it got that intense. Although it was tough for him, he still graduated with his standard blue cord.

Big Brother ends with big bang

MEAGHAN SCALES, Staff writer

October 6, 2015

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Big Brother season 17 recently ended with the winner revealed to be none other than Steve Moses, a college student from upstate New York. Throughout the season it was a constant battle of the contestants in the BB house. As the longest season the show has aired, it was certainly one of the most entertaining.

The White City of the Monkey God

ANGEL RAMOS, Staff writer

September 30, 2015

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With all the new discoveries being made in this world about civilizations in the past, it’s hard to imagine what is all out there that humans have no idea about. In the jungles of Honduras, a country in Central America, an entire city has been found buried in the ground. Artifacts dating from 1000 to 1400 A.D. were discovered on May 2012 in the rainforest of Honduras.

Contacts versus glasses: Good vision is in sight


September 23, 2015

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Did you know every 6 out of 10 people wear some type of corrective eyewear? However, are glasses or contacts more popular? Many people have different preferences with which eyeglass wear is better. We will do comparisons between the two, and find out which is more common for people with eyesight issues. There are many factors that go into wearing both. Let’s take a further look...

FLAMINGO INVASION: Volleyball fundraiser leaves residents getting ‘flocked’

AVERY BROWNING, Staff writer

September 22, 2015

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Over two weeks in late August flamingos took over yards across town. Light pink against the bright green grass made by the constant showers in early-May could be seen throughout Kaufman. Baggies, attached at the neck of these tropical flamingos, blew from the light summer breeze – waiting to be filled with money.

Small city to a small island – KHS grad living it up in Hawaii


September 21, 2015

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Dylan Evans, KHS graduate in the class of 2015, ran cross country all four years of high school. He loved running but he never knew his running would get him so far in life including a college scholarship and the chance to run in Hawaii.

TRAVEL TALE – SOUTH OF THE BORDER: A journey through Monterrey, Nuevo Leon


May 29, 2015

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We’re cruising through San Nicolas Delos Garza in my uncle’s truck going towards the top of the mountain, just exploring the area. Everyone we pass is dancing to ranchero music while stray dogs roam the streets. The tall green grass stands out as we continue higher, as does the smell of the tacos al pastor in the air. We arrive at the top of the mountain and see all of Nuevo Leon.

SUMMER VACATION: students and teachers dream vacation

Brittany Alaniz and Samantha Ortiz

May 29, 2015

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Vacations are places one goes that one has never been before, new and unforgettable adventures. But most people don't have enough money to even dream about going on a vacation. We asked some students and teachers at KHS this...

2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

Hannah Polk and Leslie Gomez

May 28, 2015

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The 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year is Ms. Holly Kenneally. Kenneally grew up in Sulphur Springs and attended high school there. She went to college for a semester at SFA then transferred to East Texas State, where she received...

A trip to central market


May 28, 2015

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Celia Eldridge second period class went to Central Market on April 15 to find out what foods and where they come from. Central Market is a grocery store featuring organic food and other healthy products. The store’s manager...

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