Otto tackling his future

On November 11th, 2004, Christopher ‘Andre’ Otto was born out of the womb without knowing what his future had in store for him: a division one (D1) college football offensive lineman at Florida State University (FSU). “I’ve stuck to football for most of my life,” explained Otto. “I’ve been playing since first grade.”  However, that long journey since little league football has not been all … Continue reading Otto tackling his future

Ukraine Receives Western Tanks, Potential Effect on War Effort

On Wednesday, several western countries and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) confirmed that they will be sending Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine. Tanks in the package include Leopard 2 MBTs (German) and M1A1 Abrams MBTs (United States). Sources from CNN familiar with the ongoing American deliberations in Washington stated that the US was preparing to send a package of M1 Abrams … Continue reading Ukraine Receives Western Tanks, Potential Effect on War Effort

Florida rejects African American Studies AP Course, cites Critical Race Theory

(Featured image provided by Paul Hennessy / SOPA Images/Sipa) A little over nine months ago, the Florida Department of Education rejected 41% of submitted math textbooks, citing Critical Race Theory (CRT) as the reason. Now, another educational resource has been dismissed for similar reasons. The College Board, an organization responsible for many standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), spent over a decade … Continue reading Florida rejects African American Studies AP Course, cites Critical Race Theory

Apathy, The Name of The Game

Apathy has its root word in Apathes, meaning “without feeling.” Now, what can you correlate apathy with in modern society? Social media, politics, perhaps even news reporting? While I could agree with some of those words, one specific word I correlate apathy with is school. Schools in America are often lauded for their underperformance on the international level, both academically and financially. For a disproportionate … Continue reading Apathy, The Name of The Game

Failed GOP Candidate arrested for shootings

 (Featured photograph provided by Roberto E Rosales/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMA/REX/Shutterstock) Recently, New Mexico Republican Solomon Peña was arrested by authorities for hiring, and participating in, the shootings of four homes. Sources say that Peña likely had been angry after losing the election for a seat in the state legislature to incumbent Rep. Miguel P. Garcia by a ratio of 26% to 74% last November, so he wanted … Continue reading Failed GOP Candidate arrested for shootings

Getting “freezin” for a reason

On February 12th, Samuel’s House Women’s Shelter, a local organization dedicated to service towards women and children in Key West, is hosting its annual Southernmost Conch Republic Polar Plunge for another year. This fundraiser helps raise money for the organization to provide more services to needy women and children, such as more housing locations. The event will be in front of Salute! on Higgs Beach … Continue reading Getting “freezin” for a reason

Supporters of Ex Brazilian President Storm Capital and State Institutions

Supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsanaro recently stormed the National Congress of Brazil and the Três Poderes Plaza (Three Powers Plaza) in Brasilia, the nation’s capital. Protestors attacked and successfully entered the National Congress, Supreme Court, and Presidential Palace after overwhelming security forces who were sent to protect the Three Powers Plaza. However, at the time of the protest, none of the mentioned locations/arms … Continue reading Supporters of Ex Brazilian President Storm Capital and State Institutions

Classified Government Documents found in Biden’s Office

(Featured image provided by Andrew Harnik/AP) Recently, news broke out that several classified United States (U.S.) government documents were found in an office space once belonging to President Joe Biden at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, where he once served as an honorary professor at Pennsylvania State University.  The documents were actually initially found last year on November 2, 2022, six … Continue reading Classified Government Documents found in Biden’s Office

Conchs compete against Hurricanes in Florida Keys Showdown

On January 10th, the Key West High School (KWHS) Conchs Basketball team kicked off the new year with a home game against their Florida Keys rivals, the Coral Shores High School (CSHS) Hurricanes. The student section showed support by hosting a “White Out,” meaning that all students in the audience wore the color white. Starting the “rivalry show-down” evening, the KWHS girls’ basketball team, led … Continue reading Conchs compete against Hurricanes in Florida Keys Showdown