Take a chance: Travel!

Adventures have inspired many incredible things like the unification of the world through the Silk Road or the wonderful works of Hemingway or Kerouac. Exploring new languages, foods, and cultures can be extremely exciting. Everyone, especially teenagers, can benefit from venturing into exhilarating places.  Siarah Singh, a sophomore  at Key West High School (KWHS), divulged all the fun she had while in Italy, earlier this … Continue reading Take a chance: Travel!

Academic Challenge places fifth in the state

From March 30th through April 2nd at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the Key West High School (KWHS) Academic Challenge team, a student-run educational trivia team, proved their intellectual abilities by placing fifth place in their state competition.  Although there is no monetary prize like Jeopardy, a game show based on your knowledge of various topics, Academic Challenge gives the students … Continue reading Academic Challenge places fifth in the state

KWHS student becomes a published author

Through March 26th-30th, Claire Schoonover, a junior at Key West High School (KWHS), and Kyla Shoemaker, an English teacher at KWHS, traveled to Long Beach, California to celebrate Schoonoverโ€™s appearance in the sequel to The Freedom Writers, a nonfiction book in 1999 written by 150 high schoolers: Dear Freedom Writer.  Last school year, Shoemaker assigned her students to write to the Freedom Writers, the authors … Continue reading KWHS student becomes a published author

Filmed in the Florida Keys

Aside from beautiful beaches and plenty of sunshine, the Florida Keys are also a great setting for a movie or show. In fact, the Florida Keys have hosted a good number of film crews since around 1948, including a show based on Carl Hiaasen’s book, Bad Monkey and various movies such as Key Largo’ (1948) and True Lies (1994). There have also been specific scenes … Continue reading Filmed in the Florida Keys

Stay Focused!

A dangerous plague has been steadily infecting the upperclassmen of Key West High School (KWHS) for years now. Its symptoms may include procrastination, skipping school, and overall laziness. The diagnosis? Senioritis.  Senioritis is a decline in motivation in academics that usually strikes students in their last year of high school. Hunter Rogers-Leon, a senior at KWHS, explained how easily senioritis can creep up on a … Continue reading Stay Focused!

Otto and Lewicki place in the FHSAA state wrestling tournament

From March 3rd to March 5th at Osceola Heritage Park, two members of the Key West High School (KWHS) wrestling team competed in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 1A state championships: Christopher โ€˜Andreโ€™ Otto, a junior at KWHS, and Zachary Lewicki, a senior at KWHS. Both Otto and Lewicki placed in the competition, with Otto earning seventh in the 285 lb weight class … Continue reading Otto and Lewicki place in the FHSAA state wrestling tournament

Opportunities Beyond The Norm

Most teenagers decide to jump straight into college after high school without a second thought. According to the United States (US) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 66.2% of high school graduates immediately enroll into a college or university. However, other options fly past students without them even knowing.  One unique opportunity often not thought of by the average high school student is applying to a … Continue reading Opportunities Beyond The Norm

Supreme Court will Not hear Bill Cosby Case

On March 7th, The United States Supreme Court decided that they would not be hearing oral arguments for the nationally infamous ruling in favor of celebrity Bill Cosby after he was accused of sexual assault, drugging, and harassment. The original ruling that the Supreme Court was appealed to rule on was issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which had found Cosby innocent due to a … Continue reading Supreme Court will Not hear Bill Cosby Case