THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

Senioritis: The Mythical Disease 

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

December 6, 2019

November 2019--As college application deadline dates are approaching, many high school seniors have begun to feel unmotivated towards school. This lack of motivation, dubbed senioritis, is commonly referred to as the feeling most seniors experience as they finish up their high school experience .  &...

Opioids

Opioids

Anusha Sikand and Michelle Arshad

December 5, 2019

In today’s day and age, drugs have become a prevalent mainstream activity among many of America’s youth. From common culture drugs such as tobacco and alcohol to those with heavier consequences, drugs have stormed the United States with a booming impact. Whether it be ourselves or someone we know...

Danger With New Airpods

Danger With New Airpods

Julio Roman, Reporter

December 3, 2019

With Apple’s influx of new products, come the new AirPods Pro. This new bluetooth device  is quite pricey, selling at $250 USD. With the hefty price tag also comes new features and a remodeled design, including noise cancelation, transparency, a touch sensor, and better battery life. On the other hand...

Minimum Wage Increases In Florida Affecting Citizens

Minimum Wage Increases In Florida Affecting Citizens

Julio Roman, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Minimum wage is a crucial topic in our daily lives,dictating how much people are paid when they begin working. In the state of Florida, there have been debates on raising the minimum wage to $15.00, as it may help younger kids or people who are looking for jobs in the future. These changes may affec...

DYING FOR DEMOCRACY: HONG KONG IN CHAOS

DYING FOR DEMOCRACY: HONG KONG IN CHAOS

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

November 22, 2019

The Price of Freedom: In April of 2019, President Xi Jinping of the Chinese government passed an extradition bill, indicating that mainland China now has the right to reclaim any suspected criminals from Hong Kong. Hong Kong differs from mainland China, in that it essentially receives a high degree of ...

SEXUAL ASSAULT AT ALARMING RATES IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES:

SEXUAL ASSAULT AT ALARMING RATES IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES:

Anusha Sikand and Ritika Vonguru

November 21, 2019

“I once saw a girl getting kidnapped near the University of Tampa and that traumatized me a lot. You hear about these dangerous instances but it is different when we witness [them] first hand.” said senior Aya Hassan. This is only one of many campus sexual assault stories.    Defining Se...

30 MINUTE LUNCH CRUNCH

30 MINUTE LUNCH CRUNCH

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Lunchtime for many students is an important part of their day, serving as a time to catch up with friends, take a mental break from studying, or complete homework for the next period. While insignificant to many, school lunches have evolved over the years to adhere to the nutrition requirements of s...

Thousands Affected by the Recent California Wildfires

Thousands Affected by the Recent California Wildfires

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

November 7, 2019

At approximately 9:27 a.m. on Oct. 23, the Kincade fire burned 115 acres of land and destroyed nearly sixty homes. Kincade is just the most recent out of five California forest fires in the past weeks. This has not been the first time news broke about flaming fires across the bay. In fact, the Californi...

7 SPOOKY TIPS FOR THIS HALLOWEEN

7 SPOOKY TIPS FOR THIS HALLOWEEN

Kruthi Munugeti, Reporter

October 31, 2019

The spookiest time of the year has arrived, and the Seminole is here to give you 7 Fun and Safe Tips to help make this Halloween the best!   #1: Do not go anywhere by yourself.  Halloween is a fun time to spend with friends, whether it’s going to a Halloween party or going Trick or Trea...

Safety at Seminole

Safety at Seminole

Kruthi Munugeti, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Whether it’s going to a party or running errands at Walmart, safety has become a leading issue for all Americans. Students, specifically, have a great risk of facing danger in their everyday lives. Learning how to protect yourself or possibly a friend, could be the difference between life and death when a d...

Breast Cancer October

Breast Cancer October

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness month is a time for people to come together to increase awareness for breast cancer. It serves as a means of bringing the community together to raise funds, provide support, recognize those who have lost their battle with cancer, and hear the inspiring stories of those who survived. ...

One Small Step for Women, One Giant Leap for Womankind.

One Small Step for Women, One Giant Leap for Womankind.

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

October 31, 2019

On Oct. 18, 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made history by executing the first all-woman space walk. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have spent several years training with the NASA academy to prepare for this remarkable mission. With an increase of women in tec...