BULLDOZERS & CRANES: Updating KHS construction

BRITTANY HATCHER and JASMIN VENEGAS

February 9, 2016

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The construction has come a long way since the first of the school year. It has progressed by the tearing down of the old gym, the addition of new walkways, and pouring new concrete in new areas.

KHS student describes scene of police standoff, man arrested for shooting at son, police

MARCO PALACIOS, Staff writer

February 1, 2016

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Shots heard by several residents of a Kaufman neighborhood in the 1300 block of Main Street on Jan. 24 led to a standoff with police Sunday night and going into early Monday morning.

January celebrates Teacher Appreciation Month

KELLEY PERRY, Staff writer

January 28, 2016

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School Board Appreciation month was held throughout January and is the time of month when you show your school board members that you appreciate their hard work. Recognizing board members for this combined effort on the part all of those they serve: students, school staff, and the community.

DEMOLITION DAYS: Old gym bites the dust

KATLYN RESCHKE and JADE PROX

January 27, 2016

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To build a new school first you have to tear the old one down. In November, the destruction of the old gym began. All the students could hear during class in the C and D halls was BOOM, BANG, POW as the bulldozers demolished the facility.

Lions drop 2 to start district, hoping to improve and qualify for playoffs

MATTHEW BAILEY, Staff writer

January 26, 2016

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This has been a great learning season for the varsity boys basketball program. With an overall record of 5-17, the boys are eager to prove themselves in district play. Last Friday, the boys lost a close game to district rival Crandall Pirates at home.

KHS Sweetheart: Karla Chandler awarded Teacher of the Year

AVERY BROWNING, Staff writer

January 26, 2016

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English teacher Karla Chandler was awarded the 2015-16 Teacher of the year award. She awarded the honor during a faculty meeting just before the Christmas holiday.

BIG BIZ: Young KHS entrepreneurs bringing in the cash with hard work, dedication

HANNAH HEMPHILL and YAZMIN CARVER

January 15, 2016

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Anticipation. Anxiety. Enduring uncomfortable positions to get the best picture for her customers. This is what KHS student, Hannah Polk, has to go through on a daily basis.

History of Veterans Day

MARYGRACE ANSPACH, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

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Not to be confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day honors all who served in the military. It has been modified since its establishment on Nov. 11, 1918.Not to be confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day honors all who served in the military. It has been modified since its establishment on Nov. 11, 1918.

CALORIE CRUNCH: Those long KHS walks can help shed some pounds

BRITTANY HATCHER and JASMIN VENEGAS

November 10, 2015

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Because of the new routes due to construction, people come to school with frizzy hair, messed up makeup, and even sweaty pit stains. This year at KHS, many can agree that the adjusted routes take longer than normal but these walks actually can make students healthier in many ways. Some students’ opinions depend on the amount of time they have to spare.

PHONE FACTS: Comparing Apple iOS versus Samsung Android

IRVIN RENTERIA and BRANDON MORALES

November 10, 2015

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Today most teens have cell phones. Teens always have it in their possession, and rarely forget their phones anywhere. They use it for everything from the Internet to doing their homework to social media like Snapchat and Instagram. Every teen always wants the best phones and, the two main operating systems are Apple iOS and Google’s Android. Here are some features of both:

KHS raises funds as part of food drive

DENISE MARTINEZ and MAKENZIE SHORTNACY

November 5, 2015

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All students and teachers at KHS are being asked bring one dollar to their second period classes. This money is going towards the Kaufman Christian Help Center. The money raised, will be used to buy two turkeys for needy families.

TECH CONNECT: KHS students utilize technology with classes, curriculum

MARYGRACE ANSPACH, Staff writer

November 4, 2015

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It's very rare to see any individual without their modern technology such as cell phones. Technology is now being of use to accomplish even the simplest of tasks, that were equally as simple to be done without. But being that human beings today are modernists, they are constantly searching for new ways to efficiently complete daily tasks and goals.

NHS sponsors canned food drive

MIKAELYN FROST, Staff writer

November 2, 2015

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The National Honors Society will be sponsoring a canned food drive Nov. 17 for the local food banks.

KHS raises big bucks during Pink Out Week

MAKENZIE SHORTNACY and DENISE MARTINEZ

October 30, 2015

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This month was breast cancer awareness month, and KHS held Pink Out Week 19-23 raising a total of $9,400

#VOTEFORCOACH: Hylander Wins Online Competition

HANNAH POLK and JULIA MCCOY, Staff Writer

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.

OUT OF THIS WORLD: NASA discovers possible water on Mars

ANGEL RAMOS, Staff writer

October 21, 2015

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There are many amazing mysteries in the solar system. One has baffled many scientists for quite some time, the mystery of whether there is or once was water on Mars. NASA now claims that there was once water on Mars, and there might still be water flowing on the planet. These bodies of water just might not be easy to spot.

Kaufman ISD transitions to new logo

KATLYN RESCHKE and JADE PROX

October 15, 2015

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Kaufman’s new logo made its first appearance on dozens of flags lining Washington and Houston street last October. It was already a part of the town, but hadn’t been noticed by some until the colors were changed.

WRECKING BALL: KHS undergoes major renovations, additions

SALMA ROCHA, Staff writer

October 6, 2015

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During the 2015­-16 school year, construction will be taking place in campus’s main parking lot. A few of the upcoming buildings will include a new competition gym, new classrooms, a new auditorium, library, and fine arts center.

Homecoming activities continue

MAKENZIE SHORTNACY and DENISE MARTINEZ

October 2, 2015

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The week of Oct. 5-9 is homecoming week, and begins Monday. KHS will be having a lot of fun activities for students to attend. On Monday,(Fair Day) the parade will start at 6:30 p.m. at Nash intermediate school. If students want to participate in the parade, they can get a form from any teacher and turn into cheer sponsor Landy Hetmer.

Class officer votes announced

HANNAH POLK, Staff writer

September 29, 2015

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Results for the 2015-16 school year Class Officers were announced last week. After a previous week of hard campaigning and successfully winning over the student body’s votes, the following students were elected into office.

‘Enchanted Forest’ or ‘Morroccan,’ which prom theme will be chosen?

MIKAELYN FROST and SAVANAH BARNARD

September 29, 2015

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This year's prom theme has been narrowed down to “Enchanted Forest” and “Moroccan.” Juniors will vote this week during lunch to determine which theme will be chosen.

GOODBYE MUM: Meals-4-Mums offers chance to help needy by forgoing mums

JULIA MCCOY, Staff writer

September 25, 2015

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KHS is having its second annual Meals-For-Mums fundraiser this year to support the Kaufman County Children’s Shelter. To participate, students can make a donation and in return receive a free T-shirt to wear in place of a mum. The shirts are donated and all of the proceeds go to the selected charity for that year.

Construction commotion

Construction commotion

September 25, 2015

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