KWHS Project Unified Bocce team successfully makes its debut

Starting January of 2019, the first ever in the history of Key West High School, Project Unified Bocce team was launched. It was arranged by Ruth Holland, Unified Champion Schools Director, and David Erhard the head of the English department, who also happens to be the coach for the team. For someone who is not familiar with “bocce”, it is a game that dates back … Continue reading KWHS Project Unified Bocce team successfully makes its debut

KWHS wins literacy video contest

From January 28th through February 1st, 2019, Key West High School (KWHS) celebrated its annual literacy week. The goal of this annual event was to promote literacy and good reading habits in Florida’s children. The theme of this year’s literacy week was “Spreading Literacy, One View At A Time.”  Many schools in Florida were encouraged to compete in a YouTube video contest, and KWHS was … Continue reading KWHS wins literacy video contest

Feel empowered after watching “On the Basis of Sex”

“On the Basis of Sex” is a biopic film on the notorious Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film follows twenty years of RBG’s (played by Felicity Jones) life as she enters her first year at Harvard Law School as one of the nine women in her class, raises a family alongside her husband Marty Ginsburg (played by Armie Hammer) and … Continue reading Feel empowered after watching “On the Basis of Sex”

Freshman, Gabrielle Pariag wins fourth place at state Poetry Out Loud competition

Key West High School (KWHS) is proud of the students who participated in the first Poetry Out Loud competition on January 31st. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry competition for high school students that provides an opportunity to read and recite poems while enhancing public speaking and presentation skills. Several English and History Classes partook in memorizing poems in class and 23 students were … Continue reading Freshman, Gabrielle Pariag wins fourth place at state Poetry Out Loud competition

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

Athlete spotlight: Internationally ranked pickleball champion, William Sobek

William Sobek first discovered pickleball when he was just four and a half years old. A beach day with his parents, introduced him to the sport and now at 14 years old, Sobek has traveled around the world to compete in numerous pickleball tournaments. Pickleball is a paddle sport that contains elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. Two to four players use paddles to hit … Continue reading Athlete spotlight: Internationally ranked pickleball champion, William Sobek

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

Marie Kondo can change your life

A new Netflix show has gained popularity for something different than most original Netflix series. “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” is not a regular TV show, with specific characters and plot line set every episode. However boring it sounds, it is about the art of cleaning, and Marie Kondo is the host that will teach you a lot about the importance of organized space. “It’s … Continue reading Marie Kondo can change your life

Schools in the Keys host their annual health fairs

Many new and unique issues are facing teens today. Wellness Fairs hosted at many schools in Monroe County were successful in helping students find solutions to these issues and understand them better. The Key West High School Wellness Fair will took place on March 5th and entry was free to all KWHS students. These wellness fairs were created by a collaborative community partnership that includes … Continue reading Schools in the Keys host their annual health fairs