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

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

Rowan Ricardo Phillips talks poetry and the importance of knowing your roots

On Friday, January 11th, Key West High School (KWHS) English classes were lucky enough to hear from an esteemed poet,  Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Phillips took time away from the Key West Literary Seminar to speak to over 100 students. All week students had read and familiarized themselves with his works and were excited to finally meet the man behind the poetry. Phillips took the stage … Continue reading Rowan Ricardo Phillips talks poetry and the importance of knowing your roots

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