BLOODY VALENTINE: More on the holiday’s history

MIKAELYN FROST, Staff writer

February 12, 2015

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What is the origin of Valentine's Day customs and symbols? Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love. But the true origin of this festival of candy and cupids is actually dark and bloody.

LOVE & DEATH: Valentine’s crazy history revealed

MELISSA VASQUEZ and DANESHA DABNEY

February 11, 2015

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Valentine Day is Feb. 14 and many students will be buying chocolates and other items for their boyfriends,girlfriends,and friends.Many people may not know the unique history of the holiday.

Black and Gold Gets to Know … Leena Lam

NIKKI AMARILLO, Staff writer

February 11, 2015

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Leena Lam is a freshman and answers our questions as Black and Gold gets to know more about her life.

PAPER TOWNS: Hollywood turns John Green book into another movie

RYLEE BAILEY, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

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John Green is a best-selling author in the world of teen fiction. He has written many trendy novels such as “The Fault in Our Stars”, “An Abundance of Katherines”, “Will Grayson, Will Grayson”, and “Looking for Alaska”. The Fault In Our Stars has already been made into a movie and has lured many teens into his world of fiction, and “Paper Towns” might add to his fortune and fame.

VALENTINE’S DAY: Opinion – don’t rush into relationships

Alizae Mays, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

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At one point or another we’ve all had a crush. But it all depends on the circumstances if it turns into something more. There are some people who can’t seem to stay single, and then there are some people have never even come close to being in a relationship. It all depends on who you are, who your crush is, and how it all plays out.

BOOK REVIEW: Paper Towns by John Green

JACI PFEIFER, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

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The novel “Paper Towns” is a treat for lovers of teen fiction. It’s a twisted love story of two childhood friends.

AT THE MOVIES: Hot flick picks through spring

VALERIE VEGA and DANIELA DURAN

February 6, 2015

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Want to know what movies are coming out in 2015? This is the right place. Here are a few films being released through May.

PRINCE FARMING: Looking for love on The Bachelor

VALERIE PINALES, Staff writer

January 27, 2015

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Chris Soules is starring on the new season of “The Bachelor” which debuted January. Soules also played on Andi Dorfman's season of "The Bachelorette" and now is looking for a second chance to find love. Soules is a 33-year old farm boy from Iowa.

BRRR: Getting the most out of girls winter fashion

ELVIRA SANTACRUZ and ANA HERNANDEZ

January 27, 2015

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It’s never out of style; no matter what kind of weather, nobody wants to lose their cuteness. Winter is here and here are some cold weather fashion tips. It seems that as long as new trends come up, the idea of looking good for both, girls and boys, never really goes away.

New Ag Teacher

MIA GUERRA, Staff writer

January 21, 2015

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KHS welcomes new teacher Jim Stewart to campus this year. Stewart teaches Ag and sponsors FFA, and teaches why agriculture and the Future Farmers of America are important.

POWER TEAM 2.0: They have a message for future generations of America

COLBY JONES, Staff writer

January 21, 2015

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During the presentation “Freight Train” and “Big Country” showed the limits of the human body by blowing up a survival water bladder, ripping a whole phonebook in half vertically, tearing through a license plate with ease, and breaking a bat in the hardest way possible. “Freight Train” even took a solid steel bar and bent it twice using his teeth. The only thing separating the bar from his teeth was a small cloth rag.

TV REVIEW: Criminal Minds offers plenty for mystery fans

JENNIFER CORDERO, Staff writer

January 21, 2015

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Criminal Minds is about several FBI agents that try to figure out a profile for killers in the area that is assigned to them. The show has many good things about it, but at the same time there are also many things that sometimes are not the best in the show.

TERRORIST ATTACK: Shooting shakes Paris

VALERIE VEGA and NICK VEGA

January 16, 2015

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Three gunmen took down twelve men at Charlie Hebdo Magazine Headquarters in Paris on Jan. 7. Out of the 12 that were killed 10 were part of the newspaper staff at Hebdo and the other two were police officers.

BLACK AND GOLD PHOTO CONTEST: Get out your cameras!

HOLLIE HUTTO, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

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BlackandGoldLions.com will be holding its first annual Photo Contest among students at KHS beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20, and ending Friday, Feb. 27.

SPINNIN’ THE TURNTABLES: KHS mixers describe their unique music-making process

MARCO PALACIOS and JONATHAN PEREZ

January 15, 2015

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Sophomore Jhovvany Sanjuan is behind his laptop using the scroll button on his DJ controller to try and find the next song he should mix with the current track he’s working on. While he’s in the middle of that, sophomore, Randy Serrano is beside him using an Airpad to add sound effects to the mix. Making the party crowd happy, Sanjuan appreciates the excitement of the people dancing. Feeling the heat of the moment, he gradually adds another song on the other track with one of his two turntables.

ALBUM REVIEW: Prince Royce brings bilingual sounds

KALEI HODGE, Staff writer

January 15, 2015

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Prince Royce (also known as Geoffrey Royce Rojas) is 28 years old and sings bilingual music. His self-titled album features Latin beats with some English mixed in. Royce was born in New York City, and his parents are from the Dominican Republic.

TRAVEL TALE: Natchez offers bit of history, scenic views of Mississippi River

MEGAN SHAW, Staff writer

January 15, 2015

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Over Thanksgiving break, I took an amazing trip to Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns on the Mississippi River. Just driving to Natchez from the airport is such a scenic drive with tree-lined highways and when you arrive, you see the river and how it looks at least 20 miles wide and how it seems to go on and on forever.

Black and Gold Gets to Know … Joshua Pasley, Vivian Glick, and Ashley Weaver

NIKKI AMARILLO, Staff writer

January 15, 2015

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Here, Black and Gold, asks Ashley Weaver, Vivian Glick, and Joshua Pasley questions to get to know them.

AEROPHOBIA: Overcoming a fear of flying

AMAYA FINLEY, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

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Overcoming the fear of flying can be very difficult. Many people have different emotions toward flying. Some really enjoy it and others would rather be doing anything else but that. The fear of flying is one of the most common phobias. One of every six Americans have a flying phobia and avoids flying altogether due to fear and anxiety.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR: What does your ringtone say about you?

SAMANTHA ORTIZ, Staff writer

January 14, 2015

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The different types of ringtones people have on their cellular devices and what the song is can say a lot about that person.

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