THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

CONTEMPORARY APOCALYPTICISM IN TODAY’S WORLD

Theresa Joseph, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2012


Filed under Current Events

Apocalypticism is the religious belief that there will be an apocalypse soon. This belief is usually conjoined with the idea that civilization will come to a tumultuous end by means of a catastrophic event. Apocalypses can be viewed as good, evil, ambiguous or neutral, depending on the particular religion...

FOOD-BORNE ILLNESSES RUN RAMPANT IN U.S.

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

From news reports, it may seem that the grocery store has become a zone of biological warfare. Listeria has infected cantaloupe, salmonella has gotten into meats, and E.coli has occupied spinach. Indeed, these food-borne illnesses have caused, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated...

ARR! STUDENTS PIRATE DIGITAL MEDIA, REACT TO PIRACY

Sam Brenner, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2011


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Internet piracy, the online distribution of copyrighted materials without consent of the creators, has become increasingly common as the internet grows, according to studies like this one performed by a prominent media think-tank that show the scope of piracy, and how it is changing the way content is created and distributed in this Internet Age.  Though the ability to summon any work at will is difficult to resist, pirating copyrighted material remains illegal under current US law, and many who illegally download media suffer moral qualms a...

WALL STREETS PROTESTERS OCCUPY NEW YORK CITY

WALL STREETS PROTESTERS OCCUPY NEW YORK CITY

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2011


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

On July 13, 2011, the anti-consumerist group Adbusters called for for a group of people to move into Wall Street in order to protest the growing inequality of the American economy and corporate greed. The protest was slated to begin on September 17 and during the first week, approximately 1,000 protestors...

AMANDA KNOX RETURNS HOME AFTER MURDER CHARGES DROPPED

AMANDA KNOX RETURNS HOME AFTER MURDER CHARGES DROPPED

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2011


Filed under Current Events

Amanda Knox, an American exchange student from Seattle, returned to the United States on October 4 after spending four years in Italian prison. Knox, 24, was charged and convicted of killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, and was charged with 26 years in prison by an Italian jury. Knox and...

LEGACY OF STEVE JOBS: REMEMBER THE VISIONARY

LEGACY OF STEVE JOBS: REMEMBER THE VISIONARY

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2011


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Steve Jobs masterminded devices including the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. He made Apple the most valuable company on Earth and brought it back from the brink of irrelevancy. This is the Steve Jobs that most people know: the man that was always presented at the surface in his trade-mark black turtleneck and...

DEVASTATION IN NATION: 10 WORST HURRICANES TO HIT US

Keila Thomas, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2011


Filed under Current Events

The following named storms are the top ten hurricanes that have hit the United States and Caribbean area. These hurricanes are categorized by the amount of monetary damages inflicted upon the area and are ordered from most severe to least. 1. Katrina caused damages of over $100 billion in 2005. At...

OBAMA ANNOUNCES $447 BILLION JOBS PLAN TO CONGRESS

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2011


Filed under Current Events

President Barack Obama unveiled his so-called “American Jobs Act” to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, September 8. The bill is designed to put Americans back to work during a period when many Americans believe that the country is headed for a double dip recession. The president’s speech...

10 YEARS LATER, SEMINOLE REMEMBERS 9/11

Sam Brenner, Staff Writer

September 12, 2011


Filed under Current Events

Many Seminoles share an intimate connection with the attacks of Semptember 11, 2001 and their effects.  Now, ten years later, Seminole remembers the valor and the sacrifice made on that unforgettable day.  Plans to salute the bravery of the heroes and the memories of the victims of the attacks at Seminole...

RIOTS IN LONDON: BRITAIN ABLAZE

RIOTS IN LONDON: BRITAIN ABLAZE

Theresa Joseph, Staff Writer

August 29, 2011


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Windows smashed with baseball bats, burglarized stores everywhere, and vehicles ablaze were just some of the devastating results after the latest riots in London. The young looters behind this rebellion acted in protest after a man from London’s northern Tottenham district was killed in a police shootout....

COUNTRIES IN CRISIS: UPDATE ON WORLD’S TRAGEDIES

Keila Thomas, Staff Writer

August 29, 2011


Filed under Current Events, Uncategorized

In the world there are many natural disasters that occur such as earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados, hurricanes, and twisters. Sometimes, the natural disaster is weak enough to leave people undamaged and unharmed. Those tropical storms that never get the chance to turn into hurricanes can sometimes be a...

8/23–BREAKING NEWS: GADDAFI’S REGIME CRUMBLES

8/23–BREAKING NEWS: GADDAFI’S REGIME CRUMBLES

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2011


Filed under Current Events

After a fast-paced and lightning-quick assault on cities near Tripoli, the Libyan rebels’ latest offensive culminated in an offensive on Tripoli, Colonel Gaddafi’s seat of power. The rebels, led by the National Transitional Council (NTC) coordinated with “sleeper cells” within Tripoli to begin...