THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

THE FINAL BID FOR THE 2020 ELECTION: TRUMP VS. BIDEN

As November elections come closer, citizens begin to weigh their options when looking at the Democratic and Republican candidates on the ballot.

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

May 6, 2020

After careful consideration, Bernie Sanders pulled out of the Democratic race earlier this month, essentially securing the democratic nominee as Joe Biden (Tulsi Gabbard is still running a campaign; however, she remains polling at 1 percent). Sanders, with a significantly left-leaning agenda, was favored by the...

THE MUSIC OF QUARANTINE: 2020 ALBUM RELEASES

Photo credits to: https://dailytitan.com/2020/03/review-weeknd-personal-issues-after-hours-album/

Julio Roman, Reporter

April 27, 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, many popular artists have released new songs and albums. After Hours by The Weeknd and Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert are only two of the many albums that have been released this year. Many other artists are scheduled to release during quarantine, keeping many occupied during...

COVID-19 AFFECTING HOLLYWOOD

Photo credits to: https://www.nbc4i.com/news/u-s-world/hollywoods-walk-of-fame-empty-of-tourist-feet/

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 illness has led to school closures, trip cancellations, job losses, among countless others. Another industry took a serious hit: Hollywood. Among the many terrible things going on during this pandemic, the cinemas have been particularly affected.    The COVID-19 pandemic has had an...

APRIL SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

As of 2000, the blue ribbon represents sexual assault awareness in the United States. Photo credit to https://www.efr.org/sexual-assault-awareness-month/ .

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

April 23, 2020

The month of April honors sexual assault awareness, encouraging communities to show support to the millions of unheard voices and survivors of sexual assault. Sexual assault is defined as the violence against another person for power over another, taking the other person’s choice away.  Victims o...

THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDIA

Local news stands offering global and American stories.

Michelle Arshad, Reporter

April 22, 2020

From the Amazonian and Australian wildfires to the Chinese detainment of ethnic Uighur Muslims, the “speedy” distribution of critical media has significantly slowed down. Important news that should be brought to public light as soon as it breaks is being delayed and polluted by bias. As a result, ...

CHEERING ON MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: COVID-19

Signs like this throughout the media are apparent, thanking doctors and nurses.

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

April 21, 2020

As April comes to a close, almost half a million individuals have recovered from the coronavirus. Healthcare workers and medical personnel remain a key component in stopping the virus from escalating further and preventing as many deaths as possible. Around the world, doctors, nurses, and other medi...

UNEMPLOYMENT AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

With the pandemic going on, unemployment levels have spiked.

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

April 16, 2020

Scarce resources resulting from the coronavirus have affected many countries, leading to a global unemployment crisis. From technology industries to textile industries, COVID-19 has restricted the advancements of societal development. The majority of the workers who are affected in this pandemic are ...

Tips on Staying Active, Having Fun, and Being Productive during COVID-19

If you're bored at home, here are a few activities you can do during quarantine.

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

April 15, 2020

Although we are all facing major uncertainty, there are still some things you can do to stay active in your community while helping your neighbors and still having fun.  How to stay active in your community:  A great way to stay active in your community is to help your neighbors while, of co...

FOREIGN EXCHANGE AT SHS

Foreign exchange is an immersive program practiced by countries throughout the world.

Izma Shakil, Photographer

April 14, 2020

Given the opportunity to live in a foreign country, global exchange programs are an exciting experience for students of any background. Every year, Seminole High School “trades” students with foreign schools through Rotary International to embrace a new culture, meet other students and receive a rounded educati...

COVID-19 UPDATE: SCPS IS PROVIDING FREE MEALS TO CHILDREN IN NEED

COVID-19 UPDATE: SCPS IS PROVIDING FREE MEALS TO CHILDREN IN NEED

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

April 13, 2020

Amid the madness of Covid-19, Seminole County has made preparations to help those in need. Food shortages, safety concerns, and production halts have come to a serious concern as more workers in the food industry have tested positive for the virus.  “I am anxious because I have not been grocery shopping in abou...

THE DANGER OF DATING APPS

Anonymous 18-year-old student using Tinder, a modern dating app.

Suhaib Hasan and Jessica Ty

April 10, 2020

In a world where technology is growing more prevalent in our everyday lives, a simple “right swipe” may bring someone closer to love, but it may also lead to danger. With hundreds of dating apps and websites to browse other “fish in the sea,” it is no surprise that online dating has become a...

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-ISOLATION IN THEL U.S.

To help stop the spread if the coronavirus, the CDC is beginning to enforce social-distancing up to 6 feet apart.

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...