How Covid-19 Has Impacted School

By: Tricia Desroches Covid-19 has made a big impact on the world, especially on schools. Covid-19 made it hard for students to learn and for teachers to teach, and it also made it difficult for parents, even though they weren’t physically a part of the school. Students have to get used to doing things online now.  Their mental health was affected because they weren’t used … Continue reading How Covid-19 Has Impacted School

Holiday spirit is seen everywhere!

 As the tail end of 2021 speedily approaches, the familiar scent of baked goods and Evergreen trees linger in the air. Cool, brisk breezes and peppermint lattes sound the alarms that the holiday season has officially arrived.  Many love this time of the year for various reasons, and the students of Key West High School (KWHS) are no different.  Hunter Boxall, a sophomore at KWHS, … Continue reading Holiday spirit is seen everywhere!

Top 5 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

By: Sophia Powell Portland, Maine: Beautiful Portland, a.k.a the food truck capital of the world, has been voted the best place to live in the U.S. because of its “diverse variety of art and foods” as some residents would mention. Portland is also one of the safest places to live in the U.S. The downside to living in Maine is that they receive very harsh … Continue reading Top 5 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Mental Health affecting KWHS Students

In a perfect world, a student’s well-being would come first, but in Key West, the Key West High School (KWHS) students feel differently about how our Monroe County school system prioritizes mental health.  In a recent anonymous survey across KWHS students, 82.1% of the students said that teachers should consider mental health when assigning work. Likewise, an anonymous KWHS student agreed with the statistic. “Sometimes … Continue reading Mental Health affecting KWHS Students

Overcoming the Obstacle of Testing

Looming over them like an ominous sky, signaling an incoming, inescapable storm, testing on state and nation levels harm students’ mental health.  With the  Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), Advanced Placement (AP) exams, the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), and End of Course (EOC) exams, the students of Key West High School (KWHS) have stress piled high on their plate. Serena … Continue reading Overcoming the Obstacle of Testing

Social Media affecting Self-Validation

In today’s world, all age groups in society find self-validation through the number of likes and comments on a tiny black screen. TikTok, a social media platform with the concept of swiping to watch the next video, has brought this concept to a whole other level. Going “TikTok viral” is seen as a big deal among all ages, and the thing is, you don’t know … Continue reading Social Media affecting Self-Validation

The 2021 “Spooky Season”

Starting October 1st, the renowned “Spooky Season” will be held. From fall fashion to Halloween decor, people around the globe are getting ecstatic for a beloved and fearful month.  When thinking of autumn, I imagine the cool breezes, maple leaves falling off the big oak trees, and the warm feeling of coming back into your house after a stroll. However, in the Florida Keys, it … Continue reading The 2021 “Spooky Season”

Florida withdraws salaries from two school boards over mask mandates

                    Florida Governor Ron Desantis (Photo provided by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Lately, Florida has become an epicenter for COVID, as cases have skyrocketed and over 90% of the state’s ICU room is occupied. Because of this, many school districts in Florida have implemented mask mandates. However, in July, Florida’s governor Ron Desantis banned … Continue reading Florida withdraws salaries from two school boards over mask mandates