Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, dies at 84

Colin Luther Powell, the first African-American US Secretary of State, died at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at 84 years old due to complications related to his battle with blood cancer and COVID-19. Powell served under the Bush administration during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and also was serving in the Joint Chiefs of staff as the organization’s chairman before he became … Continue reading Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, dies at 84

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

Connecting Through Communication

Communication is key to unlocking successful connections between friends, family, and strangers. For many, human connections are a necessity for people to thrive both physically and emotionally. Being able to communicate well with others allows bonds to be formed between people, no matter the distance.   Devan Bittner, a junior at Key West High School (KWHS), expresses the importance of communication. “Communicating well makes life so … Continue reading Connecting Through Communication

Endangered Sea Turtles

By: Vivienne Wellet  Endangered Species are all around the world, and they are endangered because of hunting, fishing, prey, etc. Many sea turtle species are on the endangered list, they are vulnerable to people who poach them for their eggs, meat, skin, and even their shell. Nearly all sea turtle species are endangered now because of debris, nets, etc. Jellyfish are sea turtles’ favorite food, … Continue reading Endangered Sea Turtles

KWHS JV Football stepping up

The 2-0 Junior Varsity (JV) high school football team, the Key West High School (KWHS) Conchs, played their third game this season on October 14th in the KWHS Backyard. Up against the Fighting Conchs, the University School, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, brought down their Shark spirit to our territory. Representing the red, white, and grey, Shane Lavallee, a freshman at KWHS, was a star … Continue reading KWHS JV Football stepping up

Brazilian President accused of Crimes Against Humanity at ICC

President Bolsanaro in front of crowds in Brasilia (Adriano Machado via Reuters) Brazilian president Jair Bolsanaro has been accused at the ICC (Intl. Criminal court) of crimes against humanity by the Austrian group AllRise. AllRise has urged the UN to investigate President Bolsanaro due to his “widespread attacks on the Amazon, its dependents and its defenders that not only result in the persecution, murder and … Continue reading Brazilian President accused of Crimes Against Humanity at ICC

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

Wildfires In California

  By: Vivienne Wellet Recently, California Wildfires have struck yet again this year.The fires have caused great destruction to not only us humans, but to animals, homes, and many parts of land we use for many things like farming, building, and many other things. This fire season, there has been one 8,000 fires that have consumed or 3 million acres of land. 3 people have … Continue reading Wildfires In California

SOCAL Oil spill closes beaches, causes damage

The Austin-based energy company Amplify Energy Corp reported a leakage of oil from one of their pipelines leading to the shoreline of Huntington Beach, California at 8:55 am PST on Sunday. The spill was reportedly occurring for at least a day before, however, due to the fact that the spill was only first reported as a slick on the surface, it was not fully known … Continue reading SOCAL Oil spill closes beaches, causes damage