2023 Senior Superlative Winners

Best All Around: Valerie Thene and Bryan Fernandez By Ella Hall Key West High School (KWHS) has many amazing students, but the Best All-Around superlative names the two students are truly the “best of the best.” For the KWHS class of 2023, Valerie Thene and Bryan Fernandez have been honored with this superlative.  “I try to be the best version of myself every day, so … Continue reading 2023 Senior Superlative Winners

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Review

On April 15th, I had the pleasure of experiencing Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Taylor Swift, an American singer and songwriter, performed in Tampa for three nights, all shows being sold out. Prior to arriving in the Sunshine State, Swift played in Glendale, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Arlington, Texas.  While waiting for Swift to come out … Continue reading Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Review

Mills signs with the Buccaneers

On March 28th, Kevon Mills, a senior at Key West High School (KWHS), advanced his football career by signing to Beloit College in Crestview, Wisconsin. In an interview with the Key West Citizen, John Hughes, the head coach of the KWHS football team, stated that “Roughly seven percent of all high school football players throughout the nation make it to the college level.” Although it … Continue reading Mills signs with the Buccaneers

Otto tackling his future

On November 11th, 2004, Christopher ‘Andre’ Otto was born out of the womb without knowing what his future had in store for him: a division one (D1) college football offensive lineman at Florida State University (FSU). “I’ve stuck to football for most of my life,” explained Otto. “I’ve been playing since first grade.”  However, that long journey since little league football has not been all … Continue reading Otto tackling his future

Getting “freezin” for a reason

On February 12th, Samuel’s House Women’s Shelter, a local organization dedicated to service towards women and children in Key West, is hosting its annual Southernmost Conch Republic Polar Plunge for another year. This fundraiser helps raise money for the organization to provide more services to needy women and children, such as more housing locations. The event will be in front of Salute! on Higgs Beach … Continue reading Getting “freezin” for a reason

Conchs compete against Hurricanes in Florida Keys Showdown

On January 10th, the Key West High School (KWHS) Conchs Basketball team kicked off the new year with a home game against their Florida Keys rivals, the Coral Shores High School (CSHS) Hurricanes. The student section showed support by hosting a “White Out,” meaning that all students in the audience wore the color white. Starting the “rivalry show-down” evening, the KWHS girls’ basketball team, led … Continue reading Conchs compete against Hurricanes in Florida Keys Showdown

The 2022 Customs House Holiday Bazaar

On December 9th, the Key West Art & Historical Society, an organization dedicated to preserving and creating art in Key West, is hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar. It will be held outside of the Customs House, a historic Key West building used as an art museum. At this festive event, there will be a variety of activities for people of all ages to come and … Continue reading The 2022 Customs House Holiday Bazaar

Top three Christmas traditions

November is the season of fall, warm autumn colors, and celebrating Thanksgiving, an American holiday that celebrates the joining of Native Americans and Pilgrims through a feast. But personally, I move on to Christmas in November. I want to celebrate the cool tones, the presents under the decorated evergreen trees, the fat man who brings coal to naughty kids, etc. So to celebrate this extravagant … Continue reading Top three Christmas traditions