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?

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

Key West Boat Races

By: Summer Livengood In Florida, once a year, speed boat racers come to Key West and race through an obstacle course. This year’s race was the 39th annual boat race; over 10-speed boat racers came down. Key West did have some discussion about covid restrictions, but their decisions were made and said they wouldn’t be forcing masks. There were some difficulties, however.  On Friday night, … Continue reading Key West Boat Races

Comparing Causes Harm

From fruit snacks to apples to chips, elementary school lunchtime shenanigans often have kids comparing what they have to eat that day. This idea of comparing each other stays with these children as they grow. Far too many high school students compare their grades to other students, which is detrimental to their self-esteem and confidence.  Mia Cavwey, a junior at Key West High School (KWHS), … Continue reading Comparing Causes Harm

A time to tell others thank you

November, the month Thanksgiving takes place in America, is widely considered a time to take a step back and show gratitude. Many take the people in their lives for granted; however, this month allows the students of Key West High School (KWHS) to take the time to truly appreciate those in their lives.  Ella Baxter, a sophomore at KWHS, voiced her gratitude for her family. … Continue reading A time to tell others thank you

Rosa Nafrere takes the crown

On November 5th at the Key West High School (KWHS) Backyard, the wait was finally over to announce KWHS’s 2021 Homecoming Queen: Rosa Nafrere. The crowd was cheering louder for the crown on her head than the football game itself. “I was overwhelmed with so many kinds of emotions,” said Nafrere. “I was both shocked and excited when I heard Dr. Schmiegel, [the principal at … Continue reading Rosa Nafrere takes the crown

The Big Reveal of the KWHS 2021 Homecoming Queen

As the reveal of Key West High School’s (KWHS) 2021 Homecoming Queen gets closer, the students have anticipated the Friday night football game more than usual. Besides seeing if the football team will make it to the play-offs, during half-time, our queen will be announced by the principal of KWHS, Dr. Larry Schmiegel.  On Monday, November 1st, the traditional Homecoming Parade kick-started Homecoming Spirit Week. … Continue reading The Big Reveal of the KWHS 2021 Homecoming Queen

KWHS Students helping out the athletic department

The Key West High School (KWHS) Athletic Department has a shortage of professional athletic trainers, but that doesn’t stop the students from providing the athletes with what they need. Consisting of Alexandra Mucci, Isabella Montejano, Katie Graft, and Grace Opalsky, these students have stepped up and taken on the role of student athletic trainers.  For not having a professional degree, each of the student trainers … Continue reading KWHS Students helping out the athletic department

Transforming What Everyday Life Looks Like

In this age of technological advancements, people from all generations can be seen with a phone glued to their hands. However, growing up in the age of technology, the younger generations have absolutely no clue what life looks like without technology in their lives.  Annie Scepkova, a sophomore at Key West High School (KWHS), explained how much time she spends each day on her phone. … Continue reading Transforming What Everyday Life Looks Like