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

Full Time Schedule Affecting KWHS Students

After Spring Break, the Monroe County School Board decided to allow students to come back full time, fearing that Florida’s governor would cut off their school budget. As well as the teachers, students have been heavily affected by the joining of A and B days in both positive and negative ways.  Daniella Barroso, the Key West High School (KWHS) Class President of 2024, expressed her … Continue reading Full Time Schedule Affecting KWHS Students

Johnson and Johnson Vaccines Blood Clots

 One of the main worries of people who are wary of getting  the COVID vaccine is the risks that may come with it such as numerous side effects, the Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine reigniting those fears for some.         It was announced just a few days ago Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine has a slim chance of causing blood clots, which is a major health risk. Although … Continue reading Johnson and Johnson Vaccines Blood Clots

Alabamian Amazon Workers call for unionization over claims of terrible work conditions

(Featured Image provided by theguardian.com) Almost 6,000 Amazon workers working at a warehouse in Alabama are on the fence about whether or not they should form a union. Following reports of terrible unsettled working conditions, these workers are deciding if it would be better to make one of the biggest unionizations in the company’s history. The voting started on Tuesday and could take up to … Continue reading Alabamian Amazon Workers call for unionization over claims of terrible work conditions

KWHS Students’ Perspectives: Body Image Stories

Body image: insecurity relating to how you portray your body that is widespread among individuals of all genders. It is challenging to love your body image when you continuously compare what the “ideal” body looks like, whether it is through social media, such as following Instagram models or comparing yourself to your peers. “Seeing all the Instagram models online affects me and how I see … Continue reading KWHS Students’ Perspectives: Body Image Stories

Daft Punk Retires After 28 Years

 Daft Punk, one of the most iconic music groups of all time especially for dance and electronic, after 28 years has split up and retired from music. Whether you know them from their iconic Silver and Gold masks which keep their identity hidden from the public or for their fantastic music, it can be agreed that it is a sad day for the music industry. … Continue reading Daft Punk Retires After 28 Years

Women Making Their Mark in Major Sports Leagues

Recently in the sports world, women have been making headlines like it’s nothing. ESPN and other large sports networks have been reporting on these historical events and how important they are. College football, the National Football League, and Major League Baseball Association have all been evolving to give women opportunities that they never had before. The Vanderbilt Commodores’ shocked the sports world when they brought … Continue reading Women Making Their Mark in Major Sports Leagues

“The Wilds” Amazon Prime Review

By Sadie Dodds The Wilds, released on Amazon Prime on December 11, 2020, has been a breath of fresh air in a medium usually dominated by stories of men and their struggles. This show tells the story of a group of teen girls as they uncover secrets about themselves, each other, and the island on which they find themselves stranded. This feminist breakdown of the … Continue reading “The Wilds” Amazon Prime Review