Mental Health affecting KWHS Students

In a perfect world, a student’s well-being would come first, but in Key West, the Key West High School (KWHS) students feel differently about how our Monroe County school system prioritizes mental health.  In a recent anonymous survey across KWHS students, 82.1% of the students said that teachers should consider mental health when assigning work. Likewise, an anonymous KWHS student agreed with the statistic. “Sometimes … Continue reading Mental Health affecting KWHS Students

KWHS JV Football stepping up

The 2-0 Junior Varsity (JV) high school football team, the Key West High School (KWHS) Conchs, played their third game this season on October 14th in the KWHS Backyard. Up against the Fighting Conchs, the University School, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, brought down their Shark spirit to our territory. Representing the red, white, and grey, Shane Lavallee, a freshman at KWHS, was a star … Continue reading KWHS JV Football stepping up

Social Media affecting Self-Validation

In today’s world, all age groups in society find self-validation through the number of likes and comments on a tiny black screen. TikTok, a social media platform with the concept of swiping to watch the next video, has brought this concept to a whole other level. Going “TikTok viral” is seen as a big deal among all ages, and the thing is, you don’t know … Continue reading Social Media affecting Self-Validation

The 2021 “Spooky Season”

Starting October 1st, the renowned “Spooky Season” will be held. From fall fashion to Halloween decor, people around the globe are getting ecstatic for a beloved and fearful month.  When thinking of autumn, I imagine the cool breezes, maple leaves falling off the big oak trees, and the warm feeling of coming back into your house after a stroll. However, in the Florida Keys, it … Continue reading The 2021 “Spooky Season”

“Country Boy” makes an impact on KWHS

Image Above: Jacob Hickin, a freshman at KWHS, is expressing his unique style. Photo Provided by Ella Hall Bringing a little bit of the south to Key West, Jacob Hickin, a freshman at Key West High School (KWHS), has been infamous around campus with his new title, “Country Boy.” Hickin’s appearance to most people seems like a stage performance, but in reality, it’s his everyday … Continue reading “Country Boy” makes an impact on KWHS

KWHS Film Students headed to NYC

The All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF), the world’s largest high school film festival hosted in New York City (NYC), has been struck by Conch Pride from Key West High School’s (KWHS) Conch 5 Studios program.  On July 22nd, Tom Oliva, the co-founder and executive director of AAHSFF, announced the official selections for this year’s festival on Instagram live. AAHSFF will feature the winning … Continue reading KWHS Film Students headed to NYC

KWHS Tutoring Program Review

Getting help on subjects you are struggling to understand within school can be challenging. Finding an affordable tutor, or even someone who can understand your assignments is a dispute, but not with the Key West High School (KWHS) Tutoring Program.  Jonibek Muhsinov and Gabrielle Pariag, the leaders of the KWHS Tutoring Program, created this organization to put their skills and mentoring experience to good use. … Continue reading KWHS Tutoring Program Review

KWHS Football going the Extra Yard

Over the course of eight weeks during the summer, the Key West High School (KWHS) football team prepared for the upcoming 2021 season with an intensive training program led by head coach John Hughes. Now, going into the new season, they are more prepared than ever. Because of COVID-19, the team is very cautious about playing this high contact sport, but to them, the risk … Continue reading KWHS Football going the Extra Yard

KWHS 2021 Senior Superlative Winners

Every year, Key West High School (KWHS) seniors prepare to move on to the next step of their lives with many activities. One of the most traditional of these activities is the Senior Superlatives. The class of 2021 voted for who they believed deserved the most recognition. “Best All Around”  By Emily Bracher One of the biggest achievements in high school is to receive the … Continue reading KWHS 2021 Senior Superlative Winners

2021 Conchette Capers Review

On May 1st, the Conchettes, a dance group at Key West High School (KWHS) led by Stacy Saunders, hosted their annual show “Conchette Capers.” The event showcased sub-dance groups that individuals in the Conchettes have formed, choreographing their own routines to this year’s theme: early 2000s. Walking through the Glynn Archer auditorium doors, the entryway to the seating area was nicely decorated, as well as … Continue reading 2021 Conchette Capers Review