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

Using exercise to ease educational stress

As a senior in high school, I can tell you that high school is a lot to handle. You have your normal school work, tests, final exams, etc. for all four years, but once you hit your senior year you also have to worry about college applications (if you’re going to college). I’ve felt the stress these past few weeks from applying to 12 different … Continue reading Using exercise to ease educational stress

Writing an article about myself from my perspective

One of the writing supplements as a journalism and mass communications major this year for the George Washington University (GW) college application is to write a featured profile about and interview yourself from your perspective. I thought this was interesting task as it almost forces you to think highly of yourself. It trained my brain to think of all the positives in my life instead … Continue reading Writing an article about myself from my perspective

What it’s like being on the 2022 Homecoming Court from someone who looks homeless

To be honest, I don’t know how or why I got chosen, but I did! I, Ella Hall, am on the 2022 Key West High School (KWHS) Homecoming Court, and that’s a complete shocker.  Being on the KWHS Homecoming Court is like running for Miss America. If you make a mistake in public, your chances of getting crowned the queen decrease. Being proper and representing … Continue reading What it’s like being on the 2022 Homecoming Court from someone who looks homeless

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