Bill Placed Against Transgender Athletes from Competing in Scholastic Sports

Being comfortable in your own body is one of the most important factors that should play a role in your life and lifestyle. If you don’t feel comfortable, it’s completely ok to make the change so you are content with your life. Some states are beginning to make this more difficult than it should be. States such as Florida and West Virginia are creating laws … Continue reading Bill Placed Against Transgender Athletes from Competing in Scholastic Sports

The Return of EA Sports’ NCAA Football

By: Gus Wilson Electronic Arts (EA) Sports has not made a college football video game since 2014, when they created NCAA Football 14, a college football video game similar to John Madden’s with all real teams and players. Football and video game fans have been begging for this game to return one day, but with states and the NCAA still not passing the laws to … Continue reading The Return of EA Sports’ NCAA Football

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Nigerian Students Missing

By: Emily Bracher On Friday, December 12th, a group of bandits raided the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Nigeria. Now, hundreds of students are missing, the president reporting that the military is currently in “gunfights” with the bandits as they search for the students. In a statement made by Gambo Isah, a Katsina State police spokesman, the group entered with “AK-47 rifles” and the … Continue reading Nigerian Students Missing

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If Anything Happens I Love You

By: Emily Bracher On November 20th, Netflix released the heart wrenching short-film, If Anything Happens I Love You. Directed by Michael Govier and William McCormack, the 12 minute animated story follows two grieving parents after they cope with the loss of their young daughter, who was killed in a school shooting.  From the beginning of the film, the audience can see the separation built in … Continue reading If Anything Happens I Love You

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Capitol Hill Raid: KWHS Students’ Perspectives

***DISCLAIMER : THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT PORTRAY THE VIEWS OF THE AUTHOR OR ANY MEMBERS OF THE SNAPPER. On January 6th, chaos struck at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. from many Trump Supporters rallying outside, refusing to believe that the “Trump era” is over. Many people believe that this was  incited by our 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  Over Snapchat (a … Continue reading Capitol Hill Raid: KWHS Students’ Perspectives

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Major Sports League’s Response to Social Injustice

By: Gus Wilson The year 2020 is now the definition of chaotic. With the saddening deaths of many celebrities and a new global pandemic, many thought the year couldn’t get worse. However, there has been an increasing number of incidents of racial injustice. With sports leagues starting up or resuming their seasons, many of the major professional leagues are making one or many actions so … Continue reading Major Sports League’s Response to Social Injustice

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The Loss of Chadwick Boseman

By: Emily Bracher Chadwick Boseman, the actor famous for his roles as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up, and many more passed away August 28th at the age of 43. Boseman had been battling stage 3 colon cancer since 2016, keeping it a secret from most of the world as he starred in multiple … Continue reading The Loss of Chadwick Boseman

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The Downside of Fast Fashion

By: Emily Bracher Brands such as Shein and Romwe have recently become very popular due to their low prices for clothing, makeup, and accessories. These are all a part of the fast fashion industry, which is inexpensive clothing produced at rapid rates to keep up with latest trends.  However with these benefits comes a lot of consequences that make it an unethical industry prone to … Continue reading The Downside of Fast Fashion

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The Return of Sports

Throughout this very wild and unforgettable year, many events have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Sports have been one of the most greatly affected areas. As we are slowly trying to fight off the virus and understand how to live life with it, sports are also starting to come back.  For starters, one of the first sports that came back was NASCAR and … Continue reading The Return of Sports

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Florida releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes to fix their mosquito problem

Recently, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) officially approved a new plan to fix the mosquito problem. How exactly does it work? Well, the idea is to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes to lower the numbers of another mosquito species, specifically the Aedes aegypti. Aedes aegypti is such a big problem because this species carries many diseases such as Zika, yellow fever, and … Continue reading Florida releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes to fix their mosquito problem

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Teri Johnston Wins 2020 Election

After a tough couple of months of campaigning, Teri Johnston has come out of this mayoral election with her second win, making her the first woman in Key West re-elected for a second term as mayor. Under the events of COVID-19, her campaigning was unsurprisingly different this time around, but still extremely effective.   “We successfully implemented a fully-online yard sign program that let our team … Continue reading Teri Johnston Wins 2020 Election

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Umbrella Academy Season 2

By: Emily Bracher On July 31st, Netflix dropped the second season of Umbrella Academy. Based on the Dark Horse comic book series, the show focuses on the seven Hargreeves siblings, who each have unusual abilities. On October 1st, 1989, they were born and quickly gathered by their adoptive father to fight crime. Season 1 focuses on them finally coming together after years apart, now in … Continue reading Umbrella Academy Season 2

Climeworks to upgrade Icelandic Carbon Capture Facility to help combat Global Warming

(Featured Image provided by climeworks.com) In January, Elon Musk said that whoever could build the best technology for capturing carbon, would receive a prize of $100 million dollars. If you don’t know, carbon capture, as the name suggests, is the process of extracting carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere, and storing it to reduce the effect of global warming on our planet. Companies like Microsoft … Continue reading Climeworks to upgrade Icelandic Carbon Capture Facility to help combat Global Warming

2021 Conchette Capers Review

On May 1st, the Conchettes, a dance group at Key West High School (KWHS) led by Stacy Saunders, hosted their annual show “Conchette Capers.” The event showcased sub-dance groups that individuals in the Conchettes have formed, choreographing their own routines to this year’s theme: early 2000s. Walking through the Glynn Archer auditorium doors, the entryway to the seating area was nicely decorated, as well as … Continue reading 2021 Conchette Capers Review

DeSantis Lifts Mask Mandates

          In the wake of COVID vaccines being given out to the public some states have lifted almost all mandates. Florida has now added itself to that list being one of the largest states to make this decision.            This decision for any state is very difficult and controversial with their still being many different views on the COVID situation. However DeSantis believes the time of mandates … Continue reading DeSantis Lifts Mask Mandates

Florida Governor signs new law to reduce violent protesting

(Featured Image provided by wlfa.com) Florida’s republican governor Ron Desantis just signed a new law to crack down on violent protests. Although the real name of it is the “Combating Public Disorder Act,” he prefers to call it the “strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement measure in the country.” The law was originally written as a way to combat the death of George Floyd due to Minneapolis … Continue reading Florida Governor signs new law to reduce violent protesting

NFL Draft Round One Recap

The National Football League (NFL) draft is one of the most beloved events by sports fans all around the world. With hundreds of players’ dreams being fulfilled each year during the 3 days of drafting, fans end up either very happy or extremely disappointed from the selection made by their favorite team.           Round 1 of the draft is the most watched and anticipated day as … Continue reading NFL Draft Round One Recap

KWHS Backyard Grand Opening

On April 27th, the conclusion of the infamous Key West High School (KWHS) backyard, an array of sports facilities in the back of the school, was finally recognized for its monumental upgrade from the original facility made in 2004. Christina McPherson, the principal of KWHS, hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new backyard along with Nicolas Gonzalez, the KWHS Student Council president.  Although the … Continue reading KWHS Backyard Grand Opening

Bright Futures Scholarship to be Altered

By Sadie Dodds On May 8, Florida Senate Bill, SB-86, was passed through the Senate and into the House. The Bill includes changes to the Florida scholarship program, Bright Futures. Among other things, the passing of this bill will require several educational boards to approve a list of acceptable majors for students using the scholarship. The basic requirement of acceptable majors will be whether or … Continue reading Bright Futures Scholarship to be Altered

Slime Language 2 Review

After Young Thug’s very successful album “So Much Fun” which came out in the summer of 2019, Thug released Slime Language 2 which has a stacked lineup of artists across the whole album.           The twenty three song album started out with the track “Slatty” and is a solid intro to the album. With features from Yak Gotti and Lil Duke and a fun hook the … Continue reading Slime Language 2 Review

2021 Junior/Senior Luau

On April 16th, Key West High School (KWHS) hosted their annual event, the Junior/Senior Luau at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. However, this year the event came with a twist, COVID-19 style. Teachers and parents were present to supervise and ensure that the students were socially distant and keeping their masks on. Those limitations made it difficult to reach the fun of past years’ luaus. Still, … Continue reading 2021 Junior/Senior Luau