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

Halloween History

October is officially upon us, and with it comes the title of “spooky season.”  Halloween hosts many ghouls, witches, monsters, and creatures, spooking children and adults alike.  The myths, legends, and wives’ tales of Halloween range from what could be true, to funny stories for a laugh.  But how exactly did Halloween start? Carving creepy faces on a pumpkin is a fun tradition, but it … Continue reading Halloween History

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

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

NASA Artemis I Launch Scrubbed

The SLS rocket was scheduled to launch Monday, August 29, 2022 at 8:33 am (ET). However, due to engine complications, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) postponed the launch for possibly Friday, September 2nd.  Since the scheduled time was 8:33 am, there was a two-hour window to fuel the rocket and run tests as well. Although, as they were working on the Space Launch … Continue reading NASA Artemis I Launch Scrubbed