College applications affecting the sanity of seniors

Applying for college is no joke. A single application can determine your life: where you’re going, what you’re doing, etc. So the anxiety amongst high school seniors is extremely high. “I base my entire happiness and self-worth on whether I get into this college of my dreams, and that just brings a lot of pressure on me,” stated Emma Scepkova, a current senior at Key … Continue reading College applications affecting the sanity of seniors

Midnights release

On October 21st, Taylor Swift, an American music artist, will release Midnights, making this her 10th studio album in her career. At the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Swift announced her album Midnights in her speech for winning the best video of the year, best long-form video, and best direction for her music video All Too Well (10 minute version) (Taylor’s Version) starring Dylan … Continue reading Midnights release

How Taylor Swift has helped me through the ups, downs, and all around

Whether it’s crying in a car, dancing at a party, or even wallowing in a corner because your boyfriend just broke up with you, Taylor Swift, an American pop singer and songwriter, has created music for every occasion. As a Swift-finatic, I can attest to why all of her nine albums (and soon to be 10), can get you through every situation. Her music to … Continue reading How Taylor Swift has helped me through the ups, downs, and all around

Manipulation: Is it necessary and how do you deal with it?

Manipulation: gaslighting, gatekeeping, girl bossing. Sorry I couldn’t help myself with that definition. Let’s try this again.  Manipulation: the act of manipulating someone in a clever or unscrupulous way (Oxford Languages). Hold on let me bring this definition down to simpler terms: “It’s a botched up method for people to get what they want.”  “If they are a little too charismatic [with their words or … Continue reading Manipulation: Is it necessary and how do you deal with it?

Class of 2023 enacting ‘Operation Graduation’

Since the 2019-2020 school year, Key West High School (KWHS) has watched the class of 2023 grow into who they are today. Whether it’s winning a state championship or having a mental breakdown on the bathroom floor, KWHS has seen all of their good and bad times. “It’s given me lows, highs, and everything in between,” explained Liam Flores, the class of 2023’s sitting president. … Continue reading Class of 2023 enacting ‘Operation Graduation’

Harper going to high school track & field nationals

On May 12th at the University of Florida (UF), Jenkavia Harper, a senior at Key West High School (KWHS), achieved third in the 2A Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) track & field championships for girls javelin, an event where female participants run and throw an eight-foot spear as far as they can.  “I was grateful because I knew it was all gods doing,” explained … Continue reading Harper going to high school track & field nationals

Follow up on Swift’s “Taylor’s Version”

In 2019, Scooter Braun, owner of Big Machine Records, took Taylor Swift’s rights to own the master recordings of her songs in all albums published before 2019, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and Reputation, excluding her debut album, Taylor Swift.  While releasing her newest albums: Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), and Evermore (2020), Swift has been busy remaking the albums she lost, adding “(Taylor’s Version)” to … Continue reading Follow up on Swift’s “Taylor’s Version”

2022 KWHS Senior Superlatives

Best All-Around: Robert Malcom and Rosa Nafrere By Emily Bracher  As one of the highest honors Key West High School (KWHS) can bestow, the Best All-Around superlative calls for the best of the best. This year, for the 2022 school year, the well-deserved recipients were Rosa Nafrere and Robert Malcom. Throughout her high school career, Rosa Nafrere has been more than involved in multiple extracurricular … Continue reading 2022 KWHS Senior Superlatives