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!
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. … Continue reading Understanding the impossible
The temperature has begun to fall slowly, by just a few degrees, and a slight wind chill is in the air. A perfect time to watch the rain fall down the window and sip a nice, hot cup of tea, while reading a good book. As autumn approaches, the seniors … Continue reading Anxious Autumn Applications
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
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
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 … Continue reading Understanding Tourette’s Syndrome
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
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
It’s that time of the year again. No, there are no leaves floating through the sky, painting the ground any gorgeous golden, outstanding orange, or calming crimson colors. Although the leaves haven’t changed into a mixed bag of colors and the weather hasn’t been able to cool down one bit, … Continue reading Fall: Fun for everyone!
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 … Continue reading NASA Artemis I Launch Scrubbed
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.
As endless possibilities of the future continue to draw nearer, and the unknown looms above the senior class’ heads, a swift look back to appreciate all they have done to reach this point in their lives is needed. The seniors of Key West High School (KWHS) have to take a … Continue reading Hall does it all!
As the sun continues to harshly beat down upon us, the summer months have started to pass and that time of year has finally rolled around: Back to school! The feelings of joy and dread, excitement and nerves that come with the new school year swirl through the air. Key … Continue reading Another Beginning
Since the 2019-2020 school year, Key West High School (KWHS) has watched the class of 2023 grow into who they are today. Whether it’s winning a state championship or having a mental breakdown on the bathroom floor, KWHS has seen all of their good and bad times. “It’s given me … Continue reading Class of 2023 enacting ‘Operation Graduation’
Famous tennis player, Serena Williams has announced it might be time for her to step away from the court. Although, she will still be doing a variety of hobbies and talents, from family to fashion outside of the sport. Serena Williams announced her retirement in a Vogue magazine article by … Continue reading Serena Williams Walks Away from Tennis
Donuts, the perfect breakfast on the go or a “pick-me-up” after a long day of school or work. There’s the classical glazed, chocolate or strawberry frosting with or without sprinkles. However, there are many other varieties of the doughy treat around the world. The doughy pastry is so popular, it … Continue reading Doughnuts Around the World
The Snapper, the Key West High School (KWHS) student newspaper, is more than a couple of articles a week. It’s a family. Each member has a special purpose in my eyes, and no matter how agitating they can be (which is all the time), I sadly love each of them … Continue reading Why I love “The Snapper”
On May 12th at the University of Florida (UF), Jenkavia Harper, a senior at Key West High School (KWHS), achieved third in the 2A Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) track & field championships for girls javelin, an event where female participants run and throw an eight-foot spear as far … Continue reading Harper going to high school track & field nationals
This year, Key West High School (KWHS) has had a multitude of more than successful students. From honor roll to sports commitment, KWHS students have taken Conch Pride to the next level and left an honorable legacy behind them. To start off, let’s talk about our two Best All Around … Continue reading Key West High School’s Super Successful Students
Leaving behind the good times to go up against the unknown can be as terrifying as facing a mysterious wild beast. Moving on is a part of life. The seniors at Key West High School (KWHS) are on the precipice of the greatness each of their futures hold, and they … Continue reading Seniors Step Onto The Next Stage
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
Every day, people make decisions: who to text, what to wear, where to eat. Many of these choices are somewhat unimportant and meaningless. However, there comes a time in a student’s life where they must make one of the greatest decisions they may face; where, or if, they will attend … Continue reading Siddharth Singh Sets Off For Brown!
Best All-Around: Robert Malcom and Rosa Nafrere By Emily Bracher As one of the highest honors Key West High School (KWHS) can bestow, the Best All-Around superlative calls for the best of the best. This year, for the 2022 school year, the well-deserved recipients were Rosa Nafrere and Robert Malcom. … Continue reading 2022 KWHS Senior Superlatives
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!
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, … Continue reading Academic Challenge places fifth in the state
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 Schoonover’s appearance in the sequel to The Freedom Writers, a nonfiction book in 1999 written by 150 high schoolers: Dear Freedom Writer. … Continue reading KWHS student becomes a published author
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 … Continue reading Filmed in the Florida Keys
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!
By: Gus Wilson The National Football League (NFL) just wrapped up their NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium from March 3rd to the 6th. Every year since 1982, the NFL has held the Combine and invited prospects for the upcoming NFL Draft to impress scouts and … Continue reading NFL Combine Reaction
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 … Continue reading Opportunities Beyond The Norm
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 … Continue reading Supreme Court will Not hear Bill Cosby Case
The American heroes who have sacrificed their livelihoods, time, and freedom, in order to secure the civil rights of the citizens of America, deserve so much more than they are given. These men and women have devoted and even offered their lives to save millions of strangers they have never … Continue reading Support our veterans!
Women’s History Month, is an event in March that not only reflects on the brilliant women in the past but also the present. This educational month isn’t just about celebrating the past generations of females, but also the ones who are making history right now. LizzoKnown for her Grammy-nominated song … Continue reading Women changing the world in 2022
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
Stress gradually wears on people like a parasite slowly takes over its host. Though it takes time for the damage to be done, it oftentimes is detrimental. Modern life has many stressors, especially for the students of Key West High School. Attempting to juggle success in school with sports, clubs, … Continue reading Stop Stressing, Relax!
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
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
By: Gus Wilson On February 1st, 2022, the greatest quarterback in the history of the National Football League (NFL), Tom Brady, announced his retirement. This was announced on Brady’s Instagram (@tombrady) three days after ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted that Brady was retiring. While everyone believed this report due to … Continue reading Tom Brady Retires from the NFL
Most people have seen a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie or, at least, have heard of the Avengers. However, only a small portion of the people that follow the MCU have been following since the first comic books and the very first movie. In 1939, Martin Goodman established what would … Continue reading History of Marvel Studios
Diabetes is a long-lasting disease where it involves blood sugar. It can evolve at any point in someone’s life if they aren’t careful with their bodies, and there are many different types of diabetes. Type one affects pancreas production so that little to no insulin is produced. Type two affects … Continue reading Diabetes: How much do you really know about it?
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
Our Key West High School (KWHS) girl’s lacrosse star, Isabella Marchiano, committed to Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) in West Palm Beach, Florida for their lacrosse program. With the commitment to the PBA team, Marchiano also received a sum of scholarship money for her education. As a junior at KWHS, … Continue reading Marchiano committed to PBA lacrosse
Last year in 2021, Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka had a rollercoaster of a year. From mental-health breaks to her loss at the 2021 U.S. Open, as well as going from being the first ranked player in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to the 14th. Despite all of these things, … Continue reading Naomi Osaka 2022 Return
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
Fire Tornadoes form when very intense heat from a fire rises and surrounding air rushes in to replace it. This creates a spinning column of air and fire that we call a fire tornado. Fire tornadoes can toss around embers and more fire causing the fire to grow even more … Continue reading How fire tornadoes are formed
In 1969, America landed men on the moon. Now, almost 53 years later, the grand United States is trying to beat their record and land the first woman and person of color on the moon for a longer period of time. In addition, the potential of putting astronauts on Mars … Continue reading Artemis Mission at NASA