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 … Continue reading Perception of politics

Geologically Rich Land Found by NASA’s Perseverance Rover

On the red planet, Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Perseverance rover finds land to potentially be geologically rich. Which means Mars has potential valuable minerals. This also means that there is a chance that Mars can support life.  Launching in 2020, on July 30, the Perseverance rover … Continue reading Geologically Rich Land Found by NASA’s Perseverance Rover

College Tips

Going to college is scary, regardless of where you’re going or where you’re from.   After scouring the internet, and a multitude of interviews, the biggest tip is to go to class.  Skipping class could lead to falling behind, and falling behind has many consequences.   Another common tip is to … Continue reading College Tips

Laptop and envelope with university acceptance letter. Email with accepted header, subject line. College acceptance, admission, employment, recruitment concepts. Modern flat design vector illustration

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 … Continue reading College applications affecting the sanity of seniors


Monkeypox is a virus that comes in the form of pox, but it is not a form of chickenpox. The first case of Monkeypox was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most Monkeypox cases in 2022 are in central and western African countries. In July of 2022, … Continue reading Monkeypox

The Amazing Axolotl

Axolotls, also known as the Mexican walking fish, have cylindrical bodies, relatively long tails, short legs, and feathery textured external gills. The axolotl has five toes on its back feet, four on its front feet, as well as moveable eyelids. The body of an Axolotl is super unique because it can … Continue reading The Amazing Axolotl

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to be investigated for sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

(Featured Image provided by Luis Santana/AP) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is being investigated for his connections to an incident that happened last Wednesday, September 14, 2022, involving 50 migrants from Venezuela. These migrants were initially staying at a shelter in San Antonio, Texas, when they were approached by a woman … Continue reading Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to be investigated for sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Members of the armed move the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in London, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (Cameron Eden/Ministry of Defense via AP)

Anti-Royalist arrests spark protest over Free Speech

Two men were recently arrested in Scotland during separate processions for the coffin containing the now-deceased Queen Elizabeth II and during her son’s ascension to the throne, King Charles III. King Charles was leading the procession for his mother’s coffin through Edinburgh, Scotland when mid-procession, one Anti-Royalist protester was spotted … Continue reading Anti-Royalist arrests spark protest over Free Speech

A Busy Bittner

As it is the last year before the senior class of 2023 steps into an entirely different world, college, a moment to admire all the grit and determination it has taken to reach as far as they have is absolutely necessary. Key West High School’s (KWHS) class of 2023 has … Continue reading A Busy Bittner

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 … Continue reading Midnights release

Local Entertainment

Entertainment is everywhere.  Even the smallest of towns offer something fun. Key West is no exception. Many outdoor entertainment areas are offered to the public or the paying customer. The Key West Golf Club is an eighteen-hole golf course providing fun for golf lovers, no surprise there. Fort Zachary Taylor … Continue reading Local Entertainment

Military Influence

The military influences everything in America, they influence our safety for one.  Without the military protecting our freedom constantly, we wouldn’t have it.  So before this article continues any further, I would like for everyone reading to take a moment and appreciate the men and women who have sacrificed everything … Continue reading Military Influence

Never Forget.

Americans have surpassed numerous challenging periods over the past 100 years. With different cultures clashing, and the brink of war brewing under the surface, tensions began to rise. On September 11, 2001, a day that would be remembered for decades in infamy as the day the world was changed, the … Continue reading Never Forget.

Ukraine Begins Southern Offensive around Kherson

Recently, the government of Ukraine under President Vlodymr Zelensky announced that their long-anticipated Southern Counter Offensive against Russian forces around the Kherson area had “begun in full force.’ Ukrainian forces were reportedly shelling Russian positions around Kherson and Chernihiv early yesterday morning, as they attempted to soften up Russian defensives … Continue reading Ukraine Begins Southern Offensive around Kherson

“Man of the Hole” dies, completing a decades-long genocide

  Recently, a native man indigenous to the Brazilian Amazon was found dead by the Fundação Nacional do Índio (Funai), a Brazilian indigenous conservation agency. He had no known name and was simply referred to as Índio do Buraco, or “Man of the Hole” since he had been observed to … Continue reading “Man of the Hole” dies, completing a decades-long genocide

Former Prime Minister of Australia Investigated by Government

The Prime Minister of Australia, recently elected Anthony Albanese, has opened an investigation into former government ministers who were present under the last Australian administration, which was led by Scott Morrison. Former PM Morrison had recently given himself several administrative positions within the Australian government between 2020-2021, without the knowledge … Continue reading Former Prime Minister of Australia Investigated by Government

Girls Flag Football

In Key West, there are six girls Flag Football teams: Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf juniors, Marathon, Marathon juniors, HOB, and HOB juniors. Flag Football is just like normal football but instead of tackling, you have flags to pull. The flags are on a belt you have to put around your waist. On … Continue reading Girls Flag Football

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

UFC 278 Recap

        UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) 278 has concluded and it included some amazing fights, including one of the greatest comebacks and shock endings the sport has ever seen. I will cover some of the notable fights and best performances of the night.        The first fight of the night, kicking off the … Continue reading UFC 278 Recap


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