THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

“5 REASONS WHY” YOU SHOULD BINGE-WATCH THESE SHOWS

“5 REASONS WHY” YOU SHOULD BINGE-WATCH THESE SHOWS

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

As the school year nears its end, the beginning of procrastination for summer reading starts, often consisting of catching up on countless hours of lost sleep, hanging out with friends, and, of course, binge watching Netflix. However, to avoid wasting precious relaxation time aimlessly scrolling through...

CAMERAS ROLL ON THE FIRST SEMINOLE FILM FEST

CAMERAS ROLL ON THE FIRST SEMINOLE FILM FEST

Renee Sang, Photography Manager
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Seminole High School will be the host of the first Seminole Film Festival. Although the period has ended for film submissions, films will be shown at the event that takes place on March 31st in the Seminole High auditorium and is open to all. The event was initially created as a fundraiser for the school's...

AWARD SHOWS MAKE STRIDES TOWARD DIVERSITY

AWARD SHOWS MAKE STRIDES TOWARD DIVERSITY

Landon Ludlow, Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Since the dawn of film entertainment in the early twentieth century, there have been several fundamental issues pertaining to the intersection of race and Hollywood. From the inaccurate portrayal of African-Americans in blackface films reminiscent of minstrel shows to the recurring whitewashing of Asian...

SETTING THE STAGE FOR AWARD SHOW SEASON

SETTING THE STAGE FOR AWARD SHOW SEASON

Renee Sang, Photography Manager
January 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

This year's Golden Globes aired on Sunday, January 8th and was hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon. It kicked off the 2017 award show season for upcoming events, most notably the 89th annual Oscars that will air on February 26th.  These shows preempt excitement among avid moviegoers while also commemorating artists and out...

FAKE NEWS IMPACTS VIEWS OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA

FAKE NEWS IMPACTS VIEWS OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Taylor Harris, Section Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

During the mid-twentieth century, the news media was one of the most trusted ways to gain information about current events. However, the view of the media has changed in recent years. According to a study conducted by a global performance-management consulting company, 32 percent of Americans trust and have confidence in mass media, an 8 percent drop from 2015. This is prim...

TRENDING IN 2016

TRENDING IN 2016

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Trends have always run society. Back in the 70’s, peace signs and flared jeans took over the fashion world. Neon colors would come in the 80’s, followed by a grunge look of the 90’s; however, 2016 has been dominated by dancing, makeup, and unexpected crazes. Social media has a way of spreading a trend ...

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter
December 16, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

With the winter holidays approaching, many children are writing their wish lists and baking cookies to put out with milk in anticipation for Santa Claus to arrive with their presents. However, there has been a steady decline in the age that children stop believing in Santa Claus. The idea of Santa Claus is a popular legendary tale; the modern version was constructed by Clement C...

NETFLIX ON THE RISE

NETFLIX ON THE RISE

Landon Ludlow, Reporter
December 13, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

It is hard to imagine the world without television. It has become an integral part of American culture in the last few decades; about 94% of Americans now have access to a TV. However, in recent years, a trend has been occurring in the entertainment world: the rise of “Internet TV.”  In early 2013, the ...

DEDICATED DUO DIRECTS “ALMOST, MAINE”

DEDICATED DUO DIRECTS “ALMOST, MAINE”

Renee Sang, Co-photo manager
October 27, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Spotlight, Top Stories

Each Seminole High School Theatre Company (SHSTC) play consists of many students who put their immense effort into making a successful production, especially the directors. This year's play "Almost, Maine" is no exception with hard-working and dedicated student directors Lauryn Reid and Joseph Salom...

NURSERY RHYMES CONTAIN DARK ORIGINS

NURSERY RHYMES CONTAIN DARK ORIGINS

Taylor Harris, Section Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

When discussing horror novels, one might think of the likes of Stephen King and R. L. Stine. However, nursery rhymes and fairy tales also fit on the list of horror novels due to their actual content. Despite their dark origins, these stories are introduced to children. Most nursery rhymes, such ...

MAKEUP-FREE ALICIA KEYS SPARKS DEBATE

MAKEUP-FREE ALICIA KEYS SPARKS DEBATE

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life, Top Stories

Alicia Keys announced in late May that she planned to go makeup-free. The singer attended events such as the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards in June, the Democratic National Convention in July, and promotions for NBC’s The Voice makeup-free. Despite these no-makeup appearances, Keys did ...

ZAYN’S MIND OF MINE MAKES FANS GO INZAYN

ZAYN’S MIND OF MINE MAKES FANS GO INZAYN

Mallika Dave, Reporter
May 25, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Zayn Malik released his first album, Mind of Mine on March 25, 2016, since leaving One Direction. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart, which made him the first British male to reach this point with their first album since 1988. Students at Seminole had a similar positive rea...