“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

JUUL affects high schoolers across the country and in KWHS community

Since the creation of the JUUL in 2017, by two Stanford students working on their thesis, the company has an estimated worth of $15 billion dollars. JUULs are a small electronic cigarette, also known as vape, containing nicotine. Vapor is inhaled by the JUUL user when a JUULpod is attached to the end. JUULpods contain nicotine, glycerol, propylene glycol, benzoic acid, and flavorings. The pods … Continue reading JUUL affects high schoolers across the country and in KWHS community