The Top 10 Students of the Class of 2019

The following list is in alphabetical order to not reveal the valedictorian and the salutatorian. Francesca Carbone Francesca Carbone excels in her academics, earning her a spot in the Top 10. While being both the swim and band captains she balanced her time nicely. Carbone said she was able to manage her heavy course load by filling her time with activities, “I was involved in … Continue reading The Top 10 Students of the Class of 2019

Most Courteous: Candace Matthews & Joseph Barroso

Merriam-Webster define “courteous” as marked by respect for and consideration of others. Someone who is courteous is friendly, warm, and kind to all people they meet. It’s no surprise that Candace Matthews and Joseph Barroso were voted “Most Courteous” as they’re kind action are seen throughout campus. During her four years at KWHS, Candace Matthews has always been a friendly face on campus earning her … Continue reading Most Courteous: Candace Matthews & Joseph Barroso

Hardest Worker: Becca Maun & Jean Nafrere

A hard worker is someone who dedicates their time across all areas of school: athletics, academics, and clubs. A hard worker also strives to better themselves and community through the work they do. Becca Maun and Jean Nafrere are the two students who the senior class voted for the “Hardest Worker” superlative. From her hard work on the soccer and lacrosse fields to the classroom, … Continue reading Hardest Worker: Becca Maun & Jean Nafrere

Best All Around: Francesca Carbone & Ryan Keane

The Superlative “Best All Around” is one of the highest honors a Key West High School student can receive. A student who is “Best All Around” excels in sports, clubs, and academics. This year these well-rounded students are Francesca Carbone and Ryan Keane. Swim captain, band captain, and Homecoming Queen Francesca Carbone embodies the superlative “Best All Around”. Carbone said, “I was extremely surprised and … Continue reading Best All Around: Francesca Carbone & Ryan Keane

“Us” terrifies audiences across the world

Jordan Peele’s latest movie “Us” is slamming the box office, raking in over $200 million in ticket sales worldwide. “Us” is a horror film that follows a family staying at their vacation home in Santa Cruz, California where the mother, Adelaide, grew up. As the family settles in, trauma from Adelaide’s childhood resurfaces causing her to feel uneasy about being back in Santa Cruz. As … Continue reading “Us” terrifies audiences across the world

National Honor Society presents: “Grease is the Word!”

On Saturday April 20th, The National Honor Society is hosting a 1950s themed carnival and a “Grease” movie night at the Key West High School Backyard. The event benefits the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, an organization that helps local cancer patients and their families. The carnival is from 5 to 7 pm. There will be games and activities for all ages from an … Continue reading National Honor Society presents: “Grease is the Word!”

A look into Shakespearian Insult Day at KWHS

On Friday March 8, students were seen shouting colorful language throughout the hallways at Key West High School. But, this wasn’t a fight or argument. Mr. Erhard’s English 1 Honors classes were participating in the school’s annual Shakespearean Insult Day. Every year Mr. Erhard’s English class partake in this activity while they read “Romeo and Juliet”. In preparation for Insult Day students decorated slips of … Continue reading A look into Shakespearian Insult Day at KWHS

The truth behind the fast fashion industry

Look through any American teenager’s closet and it’s filled with the same few brands: Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, American Eagle, and Hollister. What all those stores have in common is that they are all considered “fast fashion”. Merriam-Webster defines fast fashion as, “an approach to the design, creation, and marketing of clothing fashions that emphasizes making fashion trends quickly and cheaply available to consumers” Although … Continue reading The truth behind the fast fashion industry

Key West bans chemicals found in sunscreen

On February 5 the Key West City Commission voted 6 – 1 to ban the sale of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. This will go into effect in 2021. Key West isn’t the first city to ban these chemicals. Hawaii banned sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate early last year. Oxybenzone and octinoxate are the active ingredients in most name-brand sunscreens, for example some … Continue reading Key West bans chemicals found in sunscreen