Nautilus Space Telescope

Exploration is a big part of human nature and life. Early human life traveled and explored much of the Earth’s land masses. Humans today are still exploring the deepest unknown parts of the ocean. However, humans always look for the next big thing, and space is full of infinite discoveries.  With exploration comes the need for innovation. The most complicated telescope ever built used a … Continue reading Nautilus Space Telescope

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

Stay on track!

There are only twenty-four hours in a day. On average, Americans spend seven of those hours sleeping, which leaves seventeen left. Learning to manage those seventeen hours seems to be pretty difficult for the average person, especially in this age of social media and entertainment.  According to the American Psychological, 80 to 90 percent of college-age students procrastinate. Scientists attribute anxiety or a fear of … Continue reading Stay on track!

Magic of Music

Music is the arrangement of sounds that create and combine form, harmony, melody, and rhythm. Creating music allows creativity and self-expression to prosper, but listening to music also has benefits. The sweet sounds of Mozart, Beethoven, or even Lil Uzi Vert could help preserve brain function in people one day.  A recent study by Harvard Medical School proposed the question: does music improve mental health … Continue reading Magic of Music

Pros & Cons of Video Games

Debates about video games have been common and have only grown as more game innovations have been introduced. Many people, especially older generations, worry about the detrimental effects video games have on today’s youth. Despite the cons of video games, there are benefits of playing them that many people overlook. It is important to know the determinants of gaming, even if the benefits outweigh them. … Continue reading Pros & Cons of Video Games

Editorial: Housing Prices, designed to drive out the Local and give the Tourist a parking space

Key West, Florida, is one of the most expensive places to live in Florida, with the average price of a house in Key West being $706,601, according to news channel 8 and Tourism is the city’s main industry and is a huge income source for the local residents. However, many locals today are being driven out by high property prices and the lack of … Continue reading Editorial: Housing Prices, designed to drive out the Local and give the Tourist a parking space

Spring Break Springing Up Soon

With just three weeks until Key West High School’s (KWHS) spring break, balancing work, school, life, and extracurricular activities has left many teachers and students overwhelmed and ready for the week-long break. However, there still are a few more critical things to be completed before then. Between March 1st to March 16th, the last day before break, there is always something happening. Whether it’s the … Continue reading Spring Break Springing Up Soon

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