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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

NFL Super Wild Card Weekend

The first NFL Super Wild Card Weekend happened on Saturday and Sunday and to say the least it was quite the success with 12 teams in 6 action packed games with many great moments and stories.             The first game was the  Buffalo Bills versus the Indianapolis Colts and it was a close game that came down to the wire with the Philip Rivers led Colts … Continue reading NFL Super Wild Card Weekend

Water filter used for astronauts to come to the Earth market

(Featured image provided by cnn.com) For 20 continuous years, humans have been on the ISS (International Space Station). Many of the technologies to help make astronauts’ life easier has also made ours better. For example, LED lights were originally used to help astronauts with sleep deprivation, and now they’re used most of the time for decoration. Specific weight lifting systems for astronauts in zero gravity … Continue reading Water filter used for astronauts to come to the Earth market

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

As COVID-19’s second wave seems to be picking up, vaccines also seem to be becoming more of a possibility then ever before. This comes as many businesses are trying their hardest to get an effective vaccine to bring in the most income. This company turns out to be Pfizer,  as their vaccine is already being given out to people         The first vaccines were given out … Continue reading COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

Students’ Perspectives on taking the EOCs 8 Months Later

Through December 1st to December 9th, student’s who took an End Of Course (EOC) exam based class last year had to take the exam this year due to COVID-19. These exams took place 8 months after the test was supposed to have been completed, creating a negative reaction for the students taking the test. Madison Fernandez, a sophomore at Key West High School (KWHS), provided … Continue reading Students’ Perspectives on taking the EOCs 8 Months Later

Mysterious Monolith that disappeared in Utah reappears in Romania

By: Alan Domagala A mysterious monolith has just appeared in Romania as of this week. It’s a shiny triangular pillar measuring about 13 feet high, and was found in the city of Piatra Neamt on Batca Doamnei Hill. It was only a few metres away from the famous landmark known as the Petrodava Dacian Fortress.  Nobody has a clue who put it there or how … Continue reading Mysterious Monolith that disappeared in Utah reappears in Romania

Florida Teen Reads (FTR)

Florida Teen Reads (FTR) is a student-choice reading award program. Student’s across the state of Florida vote for their favorite book to win teen-favorite of Florida. This program is put in place to encourage teens to read more. “I love being chair of the FTR committee because I think it’s so important to help teenagers find the best new Young Adult books. FTR highlights books … Continue reading Florida Teen Reads (FTR)

NASCAR Championship Weekend

The NASCAR championship weekend in Phoenix, Arizona was a thriller did not disappoint. It was full of great stories and exciting moments which will be reviewed in this article.       It started out with many news announcements and team changes for the next season being said the most notable being 21 year old Riley Herbst moving from Joe Gibbs Racing after a fairly disappointing season to … Continue reading NASCAR Championship Weekend