THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

FORMER SHS PRINCIPAL NAMED NEXT SUPERINTENDENT

April 18, 2012

Mr. Walt Griffin, Seminole County's Executive Director of Secondary Education and former Seminole High School principal, has been named the next SCPS superintendent. The decision was made by the School Board of Seminole County on Wednesday, April 18. Read about Griffin's qualifications here. We wish...

PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: AFTERMATH

Safeena Kassoo, Reporter

April 16, 2012

February 1996: 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class, killing two students and one teacher. May 1998: Two students were killed, and 22 others wounded in the cafeteria at Thurston High School by 15-year-old Kip Kinkel. April 1999: Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12...

CANADIAN HEALTH CARE: COMING SOON

Keila Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2012

This year, the Canadian and American governments have been working together to create a new healthcare reform program for all American citizens, effective late summer of this year. The Canadian healthcare program accounts for 93% of the population’s healthcare for average sized families of five; acc...

SOPA, PIPA: SHELVED FOR NOW

SOPA, PIPA: SHELVED FOR NOW

Sam Brenner, Contextual Editor

February 20, 2012

A much-feared duo of legislative acts meant to combat piracy, the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) in the House, have yielded to massive public criticism and been buried for the time being.  The bills, which many considered misguided and unable to effect any...

IRAQ WAR ENDS AS FUTURE LOOKS UNCERTAIN

IRAQ WAR ENDS AS FUTURE LOOKS UNCERTAIN

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2012

At sunrise on December 18, 2011, the very last American convoy made its way down the main highway that connects Iraq and Kuwait. A series of heavily armored trucks and protected vehicles carrying about 500 soldiers steadily moved out of the combat zone. At about 8 a.m, the metal gate behind the last...

CONTEMPORARY APOCALYPTICISM IN TODAY’S WORLD

Theresa Joseph, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...