THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

The Importance of Self-Isolation in the U.S.

The Importance of Self-Isolation in the U.S.

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Amidst the spread of the coronavirus, many have taken part in self-quarantine to prevent its spread. Entire populations are practicing social distancing in an attempt to be good samaritans and promote safety in this time of global crisis. Self-isolation also allows for those who are more susceptible...

MODIFIED SCHEDULES FOR SENIORS

MODIFIED SCHEDULES FOR SENIORS

Julio Roman, Reporter

March 10, 2020

For many years, Seminole has offered the opportunity for students to dual enroll, take virtual school courses, or do on job the training as opportunities to leave campus early. For the 2020-2021 school year, rising seniors now have the opportunity to apply for a modified schedule. With this new schedul...

YOUTH VOTER TURNOUT IS STILL LOW DESPITE OUTREACH

YOUTH VOTER TURNOUT IS STILL LOW DESPITE OUTREACH

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

March 10, 2020

The increase of youth voter turnout plays a pivotal role in shaping the impact of America’s election cycle. However, the older vote continues to far outnumber the youth vote, despite youth activism and avid political participation. The recent outcome of Super Tuesday’s results showcase just how small...

THE RISE OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

THE RISE OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

Ritika Vonguru and Anusha Sikand

March 2, 2020

Terrorism, Defined   As terrorism surges worldwide, so does the rise of fear and racism. The term “international terrorism” has many definitions, however, the Global Terrorism Database defines it as “the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a polit...

Bye-Bye Common Core

Bye-Bye Common Core

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 24, 2020

This year, a new major change is happening in the K-12 school systems: the removal of Common Core to Benchmarks to Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). While some are excited for a revision in public schools’ academic approach, many teachers and parents are concerned about the effects of this chang...

OVERPOPULATION AT SEMINOLE

OVERPOPULATION AT SEMINOLE

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The average size of a high school in America is around 800 students. Seminole High has a population over 4000. With the school expanding due to the institution of the freshman center, it is only certain that Seminole’s population will grow. Seminole High has great ratings, with many AP classes availa...

THE WAR FOR THE TRUTH

THE WAR FOR THE TRUTH

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Social media serves as a means of connecting people around the world, but can also be the cause of many social disputes. Globally, people have been using social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to express political beliefs, support candidates, and campaign for elections. However...

THE 92ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

THE 92ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

February 8, 2020

For nearly 92 years, the Academy Awards, or “Oscars”  has been a decorated platform, celebrating film. The Oscars are the most prestigious awards in film, highlighting acclaimed performances, screenplays, directing, soundtrack, costume design, special effects, etc.  From best-adapted screenplay, c...

CORONA CRISIS

CORONA CRISIS

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 7, 2020

A global outbreak of the coronavirus is killing hundreds around the world and inciting fear amongst nations unexposed to the virus. With the high death toll and the increasing number of affected people, countries all over the world are left in fear as to how to protect their citizens. The 2019 Nov...

IN MEMORY OF KOBE BRYANT

IN MEMORY OF KOBE BRYANT

Omar Syed and Suhaib Hasan

February 7, 2020

On Jan. 26, the entire world was struck with shock after the passing of the legendary NBA (National Basketball Association) icon Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna Bryant; both were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. With an Oscar, five NBA championships, two fi...

UBER SAFETY

UBER SAFETY

Julio Roman, Reporter

February 4, 2020

Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly referred to as Uber, is a company known for safe transportation services. However, as of recently, issues have arisen with safety of both drivers and passengers. Because of this, Uber has implemented new safety measures to ensure a safe ride for everyone. Uber has ...

MEGXIT

MEGXIT

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

January 30, 2020

In 2017, Meghan Markle became a national British icon when she married the Duke of Sussex, more commonly known as Prince Harry. Megan Markle, a former actress, is the second American member of the British royal family. Markle was raised in Los Angeles, California and has a mixed ethnic heritage being ...