The Stigma of Athletes and Mental Health

James Madison University (JMU) has canceled the rest of its softball season after its catcher, Lauren Bennett, sadly took her own life. The sophomore was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week the Monday before and was a major factor in the team’s success last year in the Women’s College World Series. She was only 20. The more saddening news is that since March, … Continue reading The Stigma of Athletes and Mental Health

Top five quick Valentine’s Day gifts (not ranked)

Did you forget to buy your significant other a gift for Valentine’s Day? No worries, The Snapper has you covered. Here are our top five quick gifts that your partner will love (not in ranking order).  Box of Chocolates Love comes in all shapes and sizes, and so does chocolate. Expensive chocolate brands such as Godiva and Ferrero Rocher taste magnificent, but that doesn’t mean … Continue reading Top five quick Valentine’s Day gifts (not ranked)

The Fourteenth of February

One of the most controversial months, February, is upon us. As Valentine’s Day steadily approaches, conflict also begins to appear. People either love this holiday or hate it. Those who dislike the fourteenth of February argue that this day is simply a capitalist scheme to compel consumers to purchase candies and cards in an effort to prove their undying love. However,  this is not the … Continue reading The Fourteenth of February

Valentine’s Day: Is this the definition of love?

Valentine’s Day, a commercialized holiday every February 14th is used to show your love to someone (usually your significant other, but family or friends work too) through cold-hard cash. Superficial gifts such as over-priced chocolate and “kiss begins with KAY” jewelry are considered a “proclamation of love” on this one day. What happened to dates once a weekend? Or the kind of “fairytale-love” that every … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Is this the definition of love?

KWHS Students’ Perspectives: Are masks still a thing?

**DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT EXPRESS THE VIEWS OF THE AUTHOR AND STAFF MEMBERS OF “THE SNAPPER”** Throughout 2021, the mask policy at Key West High School (KWHS) has changed drastically over the COVID-19 year. Starting as wearing them full time, then students wavering the facial guards with parent consent, and now a choice for students and teachers.  In an anonymous survey run by Google … Continue reading KWHS Students’ Perspectives: Are masks still a thing?

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

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