Saving the Eagles and humanity

No doubt, Jalen Hurts’ style has many coaches, players, and fans questioning the traditional way the position of a quarterback should be played. With 2,940 passing yards and 609 rushing yards, Hurts led the Philadelphia Eagles to an eleven and one record, so far this season. As a leading contender for the National Football League’s (NFL) Most Valuable Player, currently, as quarterback, he is ranked … Continue reading Saving the Eagles and humanity

Christmas just isn’t the same anymore

As a child, presents, Santa, and cookies usually come to mind when the word “Christmas” is uttered. However, as kids transition and become adults, this mentality can fade away. Some students at Key West High School (KWHS) miss the holiday seasons of their childhood.  Isabela Barr, a soon-to-be graduating senior at KWHS, reminisced on the simple fun of the holidays as a young girl. Barr … Continue reading Christmas just isn’t the same anymore

Social Media Standards

Whether it’s on TV or in magazines, society creates a standard for how men and women should look in order to be attractive. With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, which force users to constantly compare themselves to their peers and influences as they scroll, self-esteem in young people has plummeted.  The American Psychological Association conducted a study on … Continue reading Social Media Standards

Pep in your step!

Spirit practically oozed out into the halls of Key West High School (KWHS) this past week. KWHS’s Student Council created various events to generate excitement for the homecoming football game and dance. It seems that the students are extremely hyped this year.  This Spirit Week added some new themed days to the traditions the students have gotten used to. The classic Toga day had the … Continue reading Pep in your step!

Understanding the impossible

A black void speckled with sparkling balls of fire and a tiny blue and green rock floating among them. This rock is filled with billions of creatures called humans. These humans use their senses to comprehend the other living things around them and the environment they have been placed in. They look up to the skies and try to explain the unexplainable.  Space has fascinated … Continue reading Understanding the impossible

True Conch Pride

When the students of Key West High School (KWHS) think of stress, anxiety, and overbooked schedules, most of the time, they think of their own  lives filled with homework, after school activities, and sports. What they do not consider is the teachers who run around and attempt to do everything all at once. Students tend to not always appreciate the teachers that do so much … Continue reading True Conch Pride

Understanding Tourette’s Syndrome

Twitching leaves a person completely and utterly helpless. Muscle spasms occur randomly and cannot be controlled. For some individuals who have been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome, these spasms happen more frequently and can be a struggle to live with.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tourette’s Syndrome is a nervous system condition that causes tics. Typically, stressful situations worsen tics while … Continue reading Understanding Tourette’s Syndrome

Perception of politics

The social contract is an agreement between the people living in the nation and the government. In this deal, the country’s citizens give up certain rights or liberties in exchange for protection from the government. This arrangement has been the basis of democratic ideals worldwide, including the United States of America (USA). However, a dangerous threat of miscommunication and polarization could lead to the downfall … Continue reading Perception of politics