Florida Keys Water Pipe Bursts

On the night of Saturday, March 11, the main water pipe transporting water from the mainland to the Florida Keys burst, causing many residents to lose water pressure and a block in traffic on Overseas Highway around mile marker(MM) 80. On Sunday, March, 12, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) stated that residents would slowly start to get normal levels of water pressure throughout the … Continue reading Florida Keys Water Pipe Bursts

Spalling Prevention on Electric Poles

The majority of the world uses electric poles. Although most electric poles are on land, a few are in the ocean. The Florida Keys is a prime example of this. The islands need power, and in order for that power to make its way throughout the keys, electric poles must be placed in the ocean. Electric poles placed in the water experience spalling at a … Continue reading Spalling Prevention on Electric Poles

Importance of Exploration

Much of what we know today would have never been found without exploration. Many countries, ecosystems, and animals surfaced because of investigation. People have explored the land, the deep sea, and have even started exploring space. Even animals have used exploration. Land exploration revealed different cultures and religions to people, along with helping to spread them. It also opened up better trading routes for people … Continue reading Importance of Exploration

Driving in Key West

One of the biggest accomplishments in almost anyone’s life is getting their driver’s license. Despite feeling great, there are also some feelings of maturity and nervousness. When I first started driving, all of those feelings bubbled up to the surface, along with excitement. The nervousness aspect, however, tends to vary depending on where I am, especially if it’s busy.  Having had my license for just … Continue reading Driving in Key West

Tracking Snakes in Florida

Burmese Pythons are an invasive species that likely found their way to Florida during exotic pet trades in the 1990s. The pythons have thrived since joining the ecosystems of Florida, even establishing breeding colonies from Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in western Palm Beach County to Key Largo. The species is so invasive that python hunts have been hosted to try and limit the population.  A … Continue reading Tracking Snakes in Florida

Military plans to put more housing for troops at TWF due to Migrant Crisis

Recently, inside sources with the Key West city council have reported that the United States military has begun planning to place temporary barracks at the Truman Waterfront Park (TWF) for a 3-month period. This is due to the current state of emergency for Monroe county, which was placed in effect by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, due to a burgeoning migrant crisis that has strained the … Continue reading Military plans to put more housing for troops at TWF due to Migrant Crisis

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

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