NASA’s Designs for Deep Space Exploration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has explored the moon and is now working to go beyond the moon into deep space. It will accomplish this by using new technology and equipment, a new outpost, Gateway, as well as a rotating detonation rocket engine developed by a team of engineers at NASA.  On January 25, 2023, NASA announced a new rotating detonation rocket that … Continue reading NASA’s Designs for Deep Space Exploration

2024 Ford Mustang Auction

On Saturday, January 28, 2023, the very first 2024 Ford Mustang was auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s event in Scottsdale, Arizona.  All of the profits from the auction will be going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), which funds studies of type 1 diabetes. The sports car raised an incredible $565,000 for JDRF.   The new owner of the vehicle identification number (VIN) 001 car will … Continue reading 2024 Ford Mustang Auction

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

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