Reaching The Next Peak

In not even 250 years, America has passed every test that has come its way with flying colors. From the surprising victory in the Revolutionary War against Britain to the Civil War that pitted brother versus brother on the battlefield to the tensions the Cold War brought, America has overcome. Dominating in the global economy, leading in technological advancements, and being the cultural epicenter of … Continue reading Reaching The Next Peak

New Covid Variant: Omicron

(Featured Image provided by Thomas Faull/Alamy Live News/Alamy Live News) Just when we thought that the Alpha and Delta variants were already bad enough, a new covid variant, labeled the Omicron variant has just recently been identified in South Africa. The variant has different symptoms than normal and is rumored to be able to be spread faster, especially among younger people. Around November 18th, Dr. … Continue reading New Covid Variant: Omicron

Iranian nuclear talks resume in Vienna

Nuclear talks from the international community with Iran have recently resumed in the Austrian capital of Vienna with all present parties drawing their deals between each other. Iranian representatives opened the talks with the hard suggestion that everything negotiated in the previous Nuclear deal could be re-negotiated between nations. When speaking to Iranian national television, Ali Bagheri, Iran’s top negotiator at the talks, said to … Continue reading Iranian nuclear talks resume in Vienna

Alzheimer’s Disease

By: Vivienne Wellet   Alzheimer’s or also known as Dementia, is a disease that involves memory loss and interrupts other important daily things. It is caused by “the abnormal build-up of proteins in and around the brain cell.” More than 54 million people”worldwide” have Alzheimer’s. The longer Alzheimer’s disease is present in the body the worse and worse it will get, first they can’t remember … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease

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?

Liverpool Hospital explosion declared terrorist attack

On Sunday, November 14th, an explosion from a taxi that arrived in front of the Liverpool women’s hospital exploded, causing no casualties, but significant damage to the front of the hospital complex. The explosion was caused by a passenger inside of the taxi setting off a homemade IED. Miraculously, taxi driver David Perry was able to escape the car before it caught on fire and … Continue reading Liverpool Hospital explosion declared terrorist attack

Flood Watch in Florida

   By: Vivienne Wellet Storms and flood warnings have been posted all around Florida. There are flood watches in most parts of the state including Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Gainesville. According to weather forecasters, the biggest concern is regarding the gusty winds that will occur during the storms. The winds will be able to push the ocean and flood some parts of the beaches and roads … Continue reading Flood Watch in Florida

Where are they now?: Divya Nivani

From Key West High School’s (KWHS) Class of 2020, Divya Nivani has branched herself out from the little rock and into the big waters of Cambridge, Massachusetts. “…I try to come back to Key West as often as I can,” explained Nivani. “There’s no place like it, [so] I do miss [the town] a lot.”   Currently attending one of the top universities in the nation, … Continue reading Where are they now?: Divya Nivani

Biden and Xi meeting concludes with no major breakthroughs

Amidst the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Beijing, on November 15th, President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping had a virtual summit to discuss critical topics. The meeting was held virtually, with Biden joining from the White House’s Roosevelt room and Xi being in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The meeting not only included the two leaders but also members of Biden’s … Continue reading Biden and Xi meeting concludes with no major breakthroughs