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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 … Continue reading Pep in your step!

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 … 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 … Continue reading Halloween History

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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

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

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.

Dear Teachers

Even though Teacher Appreciation Week has passed, their hard work and dedication in guiding us to success should be appreciated all school year. Every student has a specific teacher or two that has been by their side throughout high school and to whom they owe so much to. Key West … Continue reading Dear Teachers

Macron Reelected in 2022 French Elections- brings fears of Far-Right surge

Recently, France held their annual 5-year presidential elections. The victor in the elections was Emmanuel Macron, the Incumbent French President, who defeated his far-right opponent of the Republique Nationale party, Marine Le Pen. Le Pen had run three times before this election for president, and had slowly increased in popularity … Continue reading Macron Reelected in 2022 French Elections- brings fears of Far-Right surge

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 … Continue reading Take a chance: Travel!

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. … 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 ‘Andre’ Otto, a junior at KWHS, and Zachary Lewicki, a senior at KWHS. Both Otto and … Continue reading Otto and Lewicki place in the FHSAA state wrestling tournament

Super Bowl LVI

By: Gus Wilson On Sunday, February 13th, 2022, Super Bowl LVI (56) was set to take place in Los Angeles, California, at the newly built SoFi stadium. The biggest game of the year in the National Football League (NFL) was between the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams and the winner … Continue reading Super Bowl LVI

Goins places in the FHSAA girls weightlifting state competition

On February 11th, Marina Goins, a senior at Key West High School (KWHS), made history for the KWHS girls weightlifting team by placing third in the 169-pound weight class for snatch; an Olympic weightlifting move, at the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) girls weightlifting state competition. Although the switch … Continue reading Goins places in the FHSAA girls weightlifting state competition

Members of the United Nations Security Council, with visiting German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, convene a meeting on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN Security Council holds meeting over Russian Tensions

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently held a meeting over the developing situation in Eastern Europe between North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allied countries there and the Russian Federation. One of the many meetings in the council’s history, this one was preceded by harsh Kremlin rhetoric about Western Media … Continue reading UN Security Council holds meeting over Russian Tensions

The Ukrainian Conflict, From Crimea To Now

Recent tensions have been heating up between Ukraine, their North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) allies, and the Russian Government.  For years, Russia has been placing heavy pressure on Ukraine, especially with the forced ‘annexation’ of Ukrainian Crimea in 2014 by the Russian Federation. Russian forces took over all of the Crimean … Continue reading The Ukrainian Conflict, From Crimea To Now

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Tonga Devastated by Undersea Tsunami

The island nation of Tonga was recently devastated by an undersea volcanic eruption and an undersea tsunami which was caused by said eruption. Patchy communications and sparse satellite images show that the island is covered in ash and waterlogged houses and debris. The underwater eruption also slightly affected other countries … Continue reading Tonga Devastated by Undersea Tsunami

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