Using exercise to ease educational stress

As a senior in high school, I can tell you that high school is a lot to handle. You have your normal school work, tests, final exams, etc. for all four years, but once you hit your senior year you also have to worry about college applications (if you’re going to college). I’ve felt the stress these past few weeks from applying to 12 different … Continue reading Using exercise to ease educational stress

What it’s like being on the 2022 Homecoming Court from someone who looks homeless

To be honest, I don’t know how or why I got chosen, but I did! I, Ella Hall, am on the 2022 Key West High School (KWHS) Homecoming Court, and that’s a complete shocker.  Being on the KWHS Homecoming Court is like running for Miss America. If you make a mistake in public, your chances of getting crowned the queen decrease. Being proper and representing … Continue reading What it’s like being on the 2022 Homecoming Court from someone who looks homeless

Manipulation: Is it necessary and how do you deal with it?

Manipulation: gaslighting, gatekeeping, girl bossing. Sorry I couldn’t help myself with that definition. Let’s try this again.  Manipulation: the act of manipulating someone in a clever or unscrupulous way (Oxford Languages). Hold on let me bring this definition down to simpler terms: “It’s a botched up method for people to get what they want.”  “If they are a little too charismatic [with their words or … Continue reading Manipulation: Is it necessary and how do you deal with it?

Class of 2023 enacting ‘Operation Graduation’

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 lows, highs, and everything in between,” explained Liam Flores, the class of 2023’s sitting president. … Continue reading Class of 2023 enacting ‘Operation Graduation’

Academic Challenge places fifth in the state

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, a game show based on your knowledge of various topics, Academic Challenge gives the students … Continue reading Academic Challenge places fifth in the state

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 Lewicki placed in the competition, with Otto earning seventh in the 285 lb weight class … Continue reading Otto and Lewicki place in the FHSAA state wrestling tournament

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

The 2021 “Spooky Season”

Starting October 1st, the renowned “Spooky Season” will be held. From fall fashion to Halloween decor, people around the globe are getting ecstatic for a beloved and fearful month.  When thinking of autumn, I imagine the cool breezes, maple leaves falling off the big oak trees, and the warm feeling of coming back into your house after a stroll. However, in the Florida Keys, it … Continue reading The 2021 “Spooky Season”

“Country Boy” makes an impact on KWHS

Image Above: Jacob Hickin, a freshman at KWHS, is expressing his unique style. Photo Provided by Ella Hall Bringing a little bit of the south to Key West, Jacob Hickin, a freshman at Key West High School (KWHS), has been infamous around campus with his new title, “Country Boy.” Hickin’s appearance to most people seems like a stage performance, but in reality, it’s his everyday … Continue reading “Country Boy” makes an impact on KWHS