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Major Sports League’s Response to Social Injustice

By: Gus Wilson The year 2020 is now the definition of chaotic. With the saddening deaths of many celebrities and a new global pandemic, many thought the year couldn’t get worse. However, there has been an increasing number of incidents of racial injustice. With sports leagues starting up or resuming their seasons, many of the major professional leagues are making one or many actions so … Continue reading Major Sports League’s Response to Social Injustice

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The Loss of Chadwick Boseman

By: Emily Bracher Chadwick Boseman, the actor famous for his roles as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up, and many more passed away August 28th at the age of 43. Boseman had been battling stage 3 colon cancer since 2016, keeping it a secret from most of the world as he starred in multiple … Continue reading The Loss of Chadwick Boseman

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The Downside of Fast Fashion

By: Emily Bracher Brands such as Shein and Romwe have recently become very popular due to their low prices for clothing, makeup, and accessories. These are all a part of the fast fashion industry, which is inexpensive clothing produced at rapid rates to keep up with latest trends.  However with these benefits comes a lot of consequences that make it an unethical industry prone to … Continue reading The Downside of Fast Fashion

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The Return of Sports

Throughout this very wild and unforgettable year, many events have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Sports have been one of the most greatly affected areas. As we are slowly trying to fight off the virus and understand how to live life with it, sports are also starting to come back.  For starters, one of the first sports that came back was NASCAR and … Continue reading The Return of Sports

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Florida releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes to fix their mosquito problem

Recently, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) officially approved a new plan to fix the mosquito problem. How exactly does it work? Well, the idea is to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes to lower the numbers of another mosquito species, specifically the Aedes aegypti. Aedes aegypti is such a big problem because this species carries many diseases such as Zika, yellow fever, and … Continue reading Florida releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes to fix their mosquito problem

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Teri Johnston Wins 2020 Election

After a tough couple of months of campaigning, Teri Johnston has come out of this mayoral election with her second win, making her the first woman in Key West re-elected for a second term as mayor. Under the events of COVID-19, her campaigning was unsurprisingly different this time around, but still extremely effective.   “We successfully implemented a fully-online yard sign program that let our team … Continue reading Teri Johnston Wins 2020 Election

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Umbrella Academy Season 2

By: Emily Bracher On July 31st, Netflix dropped the second season of Umbrella Academy. Based on the Dark Horse comic book series, the show focuses on the seven Hargreeves siblings, who each have unusual abilities. On October 1st, 1989, they were born and quickly gathered by their adoptive father to fight crime. Season 1 focuses on them finally coming together after years apart, now in … Continue reading Umbrella Academy Season 2

Big Ten to Play in the CFB 2020 Season

 Big Ten football has officially made the decision that they will return to college football this season. This is after they announced just a few weeks ago they would not be participating in the upcoming season due to Covid-19.     So now unless anything comes up the Big Ten is set to return October 23. They will have each team play 8 games and although the … Continue reading Big Ten to Play in the CFB 2020 Season

Julie and the Phantoms Review

By Sadie Dodds Despite her talent and passion, Julie Molina, a highschool sophomore, gives up music after her mother’s tragic death, feeling that it’s too horrible of a reminder of what she has lost. However, she begins to realize that music is much more than just something that she did with her mom when she meets three ghostly members of a mid-90s band: Sunset Curve. … Continue reading Julie and the Phantoms Review

Shawn Mendes: Wonder Review

The Lost In Japan artist, Shawn Mendes, has released his first single, Wonder, on October 2nd, to set off the hype for his fourth album, also named Wonder, coming out on December 9th. Prior to the single, he released an intro song, indicating that he’s focusing his mind in his own space, “the world of wonder.”  Before the song was released, he posted a TikTok … Continue reading Shawn Mendes: Wonder Review

Key West High School Welcomes New Principal by: Jessica Nitti

Key West High School welcomed Christina McPherson as their newest principal for the 2020-2021 school year. McPherson is entering her twenty seventh year in the Monroe County School District, where she has worked as a teacher, activities director, and principal.  McPherson started her career as a teacher at Key West High School. She was then promoted to principal at Poinciana Elementary School where she stayed … Continue reading Key West High School Welcomes New Principal by: Jessica Nitti

The Hidden Risk in Feeding Key West’s Chickens

If you’ve been around Key West you probably know how the local chickens can basically be found everywhere. They’ve been here since the 1800’s when they were first brought over for food and for cock fighting. Chances are that you’ve also seen signs to not feed the chickens. Sure, giving them free food seems innocent at first with no hidden risk to it whatsoever. Well, … Continue reading The Hidden Risk in Feeding Key West’s Chickens

Mosquitoes invade Louisiana after hurricane

                                              As you may already know, Laura (a category 4 hurricane) made landfall in Louisiana on August 27th. Laura caused a lot of rain to pour down which may not seem that bad at first, but what happened after was something no one expected. All of that rain caused swarms of mosquitoes to invade Louisiana, killing hundreds of livestock. Everything from deer to bulls weren’t safe … Continue reading Mosquitoes invade Louisiana after hurricane

2016 Clowns Making a Come Back

On top of all the catastrophes happening in 2020, the 2016 Clowns, people dressed as clowns to terrorize and potentially hurt people, have made a comeback. Starting September 2nd, the first reappearance was in St. Louis, Missouri.  Following after, there were also sightings on September 3rd in Dallas, Texas and September 6th in Atlanta, Georgia. Continuing, there was a video on September 11th of one … Continue reading 2016 Clowns Making a Come Back