THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

PANDEMIC CHANGES: VOTING SEASON

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, voting in the state of Florida was limited. Many citizens could not take part because of concern for their safety. (source of picture Washington Post)

Christina Davenport, Reporter

September 29, 2020

COVID-19 also widely known as Coronavirus has sparked extra precautions as everyone frantically tries to stay healthy during this global pandemic. As of August 22nd, it had been the fifth consecutive day in a row where the number of daily COVID-19 cases has lowered to under 5,000 cases, yet the fluc...

A TRIBUTE TO CHADWICK BOSEMAN

Chadwick Boseman’s death leaves the world in shock. Popularly known as portraying Marvel’s Black Panther, he remains an inspiration to audiences worldwide. 
Source: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Samhitha Katuru, Reporter

September 18, 2020

On Aug. 28, 2020, renowned actor Chadwick Boseman passed away. Battling against colon cancer, Boseman died at the height of his career at age 43. Fans were both heartbroken and surprised. His family disclosed information the following day that Boseman was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2016. T...

HURRICANE LAURA RESPONSE AND HOW TO HELP

Hurricane Laura takes a devastating toll on Louisiana and surrounding states. Stay updated to find out about recovery efforts and how you can help.

Mahalla Hynes, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Record-breaking hurricane Laura devastated Louisiana. The category four  storm's winds, rain, and storm surges flattened towns, flooded neighborhoods, and destroyed mobile homes leaving thousands without shelter and 16 dead (ABC). It is has caused millions of dollars in damages.  The storm itself was extremely dangerous, but the oil refineries burst into flames c...

Precautions taken at Seminole High School

Seminole High School has been taking many precautions to ensure that students on campus are safe. One is students must be seated 6-feet apart during class time  with plexiglass screens surrounding the desks and tables must be sanitized after every class. Photo credit: New York TImes

Manya Garg, Reporter

September 8, 2020

To open schools in the midst of a global pandemic required the tireless effort of many teachers. At the start of the school year, guidance counselors were thrown into a frenzy sorting out the schedules of numerous students at Seminole High School (SHS). However, despite this, students are grateful tha...

A PUSH FOR PARTY UNITY: 2020 DNC

Biden and Harris are the democratic nominees. They are seeking to unite the democratic party and gain bipartisan support going into the 2020 election.

Mahalla Hynes, Reporter

September 3, 2020

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) aired Aug. 17 through Aug. 20, a little over half-way through an extremely tumultuous year and was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite COVID-19, the protests outside did not stop. The protests centered on criminal justice reform, racial equity, ...

TEEN ACTIVISM IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

The year 2020 has involved some life changing events, an important one being the Black Lives Matter Movement. In this picture you see seniors Payton Whitney and Maddie Cannon with posters they made as they hang them over the city of Lake Mary. They did this to show their support and spread awareness to the movement as many other people are doing, whether through protests, donating, and or making signs like shown.

Shea Brandau, Design Manager

August 31, 2020

During the confusing and ever-changing global pandemic, students have grown more and more involved in activism; Young adults are increasingly concerned with human rights issues, politics, and world conflicts. The world has seen our generation take charge and make a difference in many areas, including the Bl...

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...