Monroe County Loses a Crucial Part of the Keys

On Monday, September 6, 2021, a beloved member of the Monroe County government, Mike Forster, passed due to complications of COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Forster was a dedicated member of his community and the Florida Keys. As an elected official for the Village of Islamorada for 12 years and his recent induction into the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, Forster proved … Continue reading Monroe County Loses a Crucial Part of the Keys

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

KWHS Football going the Extra Yard

Over the course of eight weeks during the summer, the Key West High School (KWHS) football team prepared for the upcoming 2021 season with an intensive training program led by head coach John Hughes. Now, going into the new season, they are more prepared than ever. Because of COVID-19, the team is very cautious about playing this high contact sport, but to them, the risk … Continue reading KWHS Football going the Extra Yard

2021 Junior/Senior Luau

On April 16th, Key West High School (KWHS) hosted their annual event, the Junior/Senior Luau at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. However, this year the event came with a twist, COVID-19 style. Teachers and parents were present to supervise and ensure that the students were socially distant and keeping their masks on. Those limitations made it difficult to reach the fun of past years’ luaus. Still, … Continue reading 2021 Junior/Senior Luau

Biden Releases Information on His American Jobs Plan

On March 31, President Joe Biden released a government fact sheet regarding his American Jobs Plan. This plan is one of a two-part bill presented by Biden and his office that hopes to restore the United States’ economy and overall citizen well-being after the devastation of COVID-19. The American Jobs Plan is supposed to expand on the first part of this plan, the American Rescue … Continue reading Biden Releases Information on His American Jobs Plan

Full Time Schedule Affecting KWHS Students

After Spring Break, the Monroe County School Board decided to allow students to come back full time, fearing that Florida’s governor would cut off their school budget. As well as the teachers, students have been heavily affected by the joining of A and B days in both positive and negative ways.  Daniella Barroso, the Key West High School (KWHS) Class President of 2024, expressed her … Continue reading Full Time Schedule Affecting KWHS Students

Johnson and Johnson Vaccines Blood Clots

 One of the main worries of people who are wary of getting  the COVID vaccine is the risks that may come with it such as numerous side effects, the Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine reigniting those fears for some.         It was announced just a few days ago Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine has a slim chance of causing blood clots, which is a major health risk. Although … Continue reading Johnson and Johnson Vaccines Blood Clots

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

As COVID-19’s second wave seems to be picking up, vaccines also seem to be becoming more of a possibility then ever before. This comes as many businesses are trying their hardest to get an effective vaccine to bring in the most income. This company turns out to be Pfizer,  as their vaccine is already being given out to people         The first vaccines were given out … Continue reading COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

NASCAR Championship Weekend

The NASCAR championship weekend in Phoenix, Arizona was a thriller did not disappoint. It was full of great stories and exciting moments which will be reviewed in this article.       It started out with many news announcements and team changes for the next season being said the most notable being 21 year old Riley Herbst moving from Joe Gibbs Racing after a fairly disappointing season to … Continue reading NASCAR Championship Weekend

COVID-19 Can’t Affect Conch Pride

On October 16th, the Key West Conchs had their first football home game against Dade Christian at the Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. This was considered one of the biggest high school events in South Florida during COVID-19. The Friday night was just like a regular high school football game, but incorporating the social distancing factor. Even though it was the Conch’s first home game, we … Continue reading COVID-19 Can’t Affect Conch Pride