THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

MODIFIED SCHEDULES FOR SENIORS

Seminole is offering an option for students to have a modified schedule.

Julio Roman, Reporter

March 10, 2020

For many years, Seminole has offered the opportunity for students to dual enroll, take virtual school courses, or do on job the training as opportunities to leave campus early. For the 2020-2021 school year, rising seniors now have the opportunity to apply for a modified schedule. With this new schedul...

YOUTH VOTER TURNOUT IS STILL LOW DESPITE OUTREACH

Youth voters play an important role in the upcoming presidential election.

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

March 10, 2020

The increase of youth voter turnout plays a pivotal role in shaping the impact of America’s election cycle. However, the older vote continues to far outnumber the youth vote, despite youth activism and avid political participation. The recent outcome of Super Tuesday’s results showcase just how small...

THE RISE OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

With the increasing amount of terrorist attacks in the United States, people of the community display the need for action against it.

Ritika Vonguru and Anusha Sikand

March 2, 2020

Terrorism, Defined   As terrorism surges worldwide, so does the rise of fear and racism. The term “international terrorism” has many definitions, however, the Global Terrorism Database defines it as “the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a polit...

Bye-Bye Common Core

The Common Core Standards, an educational initiative since 2010, are recently being eliminated.

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 24, 2020

This year, a new major change is happening in the K-12 school systems: the removal of Common Core to Benchmarks to Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). While some are excited for a revision in public schools’ academic approach, many teachers and parents are concerned about the effects of this chang...

OVERPOPULATION AT SEMINOLE

OVERPOPULATION AT SEMINOLE

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The average size of a high school in America is around 800 students. Seminole High has a population over 4000. With the school expanding due to the institution of the freshman center, it is only certain that Seminole’s population will grow. Seminole High has great ratings, with many AP classes availa...

THE WAR FOR THE TRUTH

THE WAR FOR THE TRUTH

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Social media serves as a means of connecting people around the world, but can also be the cause of many social disputes. Globally, people have been using social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to express political beliefs, support candidates, and campaign for elections. However...

THE 92ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

Katherine Hepburn's four Oscars.

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

February 8, 2020

For nearly 92 years, the Academy Awards, or “Oscars”  has been a decorated platform, celebrating film. The Oscars are the most prestigious awards in film, highlighting acclaimed performances, screenplays, directing, soundtrack, costume design, special effects, etc.  From best-adapted screenplay, c...

CORONA CRISIS

CORONA CRISIS

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 7, 2020

A global outbreak of the coronavirus is killing hundreds around the world and inciting fear amongst nations unexposed to the virus. With the high death toll and the increasing number of affected people, countries all over the world are left in fear as to how to protect their citizens. The 2019 Nov...

IN MEMORY OF KOBE BRYANT

Impacting millions, Kobe Bryant has left an impression bigger than basketball.

Omar Syed and Suhaib Hasan

February 7, 2020

On Jan. 26, the entire world was struck with shock after the passing of the legendary NBA (National Basketball Association) icon Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna Bryant; both were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. With an Oscar, five NBA championships, two fi...

UBER SAFETY

Uber has become one of the top modes of transportation, but safety of people has become a big concern.

Julio Roman, Reporter

February 4, 2020

Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly referred to as Uber, is a company known for safe transportation services. However, as of recently, issues have arisen with safety of both drivers and passengers. Because of this, Uber has implemented new safety measures to ensure a safe ride for everyone. Uber has ...

MEGXIT

Duchess Meghan Markle makes history with her and Prince Harry retiring from the Royal family

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

January 30, 2020

In 2017, Meghan Markle became a national British icon when she married the Duke of Sussex, more commonly known as Prince Harry. Megan Markle, a former actress, is the second American member of the British royal family. Markle was raised in Los Angeles, California and has a mixed ethnic heritage being ...

THE STAGGERING RATES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

More men, women, and children everyday are becoming victims of human trafficking her in Florida.

Ritika Vonguru, Reporter

January 30, 2020

The Staggering Rates of Human Trafficking: Often called slavery in the modern age, thousands of men, women, and children fall as victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking is the forceful coercion of an individual that includes, but is not limited to, prostitution/sexual exploitation, forced labo...