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Omicron Variant: Here We Go Again?

Rachel Kostyukovsky, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

With the extreme outbreak of yet another sci-fi sounding virus, the SARS-CoV-2 variant, Omicron, has heavily impacted and influenced Florida, Miami-Dade, and specifically Krop since the end of our winter-recess...

Gatekeeping: New addition in student parking lot

Joshua Sadov, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

Due to various safety concerns, including students skipping school and property restrictions, a new gate was installed in the student parking lot this past November. A staff member or security guard...

FSA testing cancelled

Jahyie Petit Pointe, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

On Sept. 14, 2021, Gov. Ron Desantis alongside the Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced the end of FSA standardized testing in Florida.  Desantis plans to create the Florida Assessment...

Your guide to staying safe at concerts

Josh Katz, Managing Editor January 31, 2022

Music blasting at over 100 decibels, shoving, pushing and a lack of personal space are all characteristics of some concerts that, while enjoyable for some, can create a risky environment for others. Events...

There is never too much on Krops plate: MKHS serves as a food distribution center

There is never too much on Krop’s plate: MKHS serves as a food distribution center

Hannah Medow, Business Manager May 12, 2021

Because of Covid-19, the Krop community has suffered a lot of hardships, including a lack of food. In response to the pandemic, Krop has become a food distribution site, distributing meals to Miami-Dade...

All you need to know about SCOIR

All you need to know about SCOIR

Agustin Zelikson, News Editor January 11, 2021

This school year, Jan Spivak, the new CAP advisor, introduced a college admissions system, SCOIR, to students and faculty. Now, Spivak has found herself with a new goal apart from getting to know the community:...

Holocaust Education Week: Remembering the past to transform the future

Holocaust Education Week: Remembering the past to transform the future

Josh Katz, Staff Writer January 7, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year marks the first Holocaust Education Week in Florida, where teachers will review lessons on the history of the Holocaust and honor the memory of all the victims and survivors....

Hurricane Iota and Hurricane Eta devastate Central America: How we can help

Hurricane Iota and Hurricane Eta devastate Central America: How we can help

Elizabeth Froimzon, Sports Editor January 7, 2021

The countries of Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala have been struck by the devastating Category four and five Hurricanes Eta and Iota on Nov. 3 and 17, and the consequences have been fatal. These two...

Rain, shine or pandemic, nothing is stopping the annual Thanksgiving Drive

Rain, shine or pandemic, nothing is stopping the annual Thanksgiving Drive

Melissa Derzavich, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2020

Instead of students rushing to drop off cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie mix and other Thanksgiving donations at Activities Director Michelle Russell’s room, this year they hopped into their cars and participated...

From tabletops to desktops: Club Fair goes online

From tabletops to desktops: Club Fair goes online

Alexis DeAngelis, Feature Editor October 28, 2020

For the first time in 22 years, Krop’s annual club fair was hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams on Sept. 16.   A team of club presidents and Activities Director Michelle Russell worked together...

Good News!

Good News!

Cecilia Edelberg April 13, 2020

Hey you! Yes you! Are you tired of turning on the news and feel like the world is falling apart and we are close to the apocalypse? Well, me too. Here are a couple of good news, along with some cringe...

Letter to the Reader

David Brothers and April 10, 2020

Dear reader,  Like many generations of teens before us, our lives have been taken from our control by unprecedented circumstances. Freshmen, your first year to make friends and get a feel for high...

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