THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: RENEGADE EDITION

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: RENEGADE EDITION

Zoya Wazir and Mahek Shaikh

January 31, 2018


Filed under Current Events

While the Seminole High School campus has always been a place of outlandish events, many of the school’s eccentric - and often unfortunate - occurrences seem to be concentrated in one location: Renegade Hall. From the bathroom fires and firecrackers to the mysterious phone thieves, Renegade has s...

NEW ID POLICY STRUGGLES FOR ACCEPTANCE

NEW ID POLICY STRUGGLES FOR ACCEPTANCE

Gwyneth Katker, Photographer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Editorials, Top Stories

The new Tardy Hero system that SHS implemented has met opposition from several students. Although the administration intends to improve school security and streamline the processing of student tardies, the challenge so far has been to get students to comply to the new policy by wearing their student...

WHIMSICAL WINTER WEEK

WHIMSICAL WINTER WEEK

Alexis Wood, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

It is that magical time of the year when 'Noles dress up for Winter Week! Organized by Leadership, the five days of dress-up and festivities are centered around community and charity. Since the season of giving is approaching, Leadership encourages students to bring in their canned foods and particip...

RAVE PANIC BUTTON EXPLAINED

RAVE PANIC BUTTON EXPLAINED

Malavika Kannan and Thu-Minh Nguyen

November 16, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Last Wednesday, teachers and students were taken aback by a notification that went off on some teachers’ phones campus-wide, warning of an active shooter on campus. A period later, Dr. Connie Collins came on the intercom to announce that the shocking notification was only a drill meant to test out...

BORDNER NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR

BORDNER NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Serra Sowers, Photographer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Mrs. Kiersten Bordner has been named the 2017-18 Seminole High School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Bordner was recognized today alongside her fellow Teacher of the Year nominees, Maureen Maguire and Andrea Newhouse. Mrs. Bordner has been teaching for several years and is proud to call Seminole home. She ...

FREAKY FEARS AT SHS

FREAKY FEARS AT SHS

Serra Sowers, Photographer and Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Student Life, Top Stories

It's Halloween and everyone is in the mood for a scare — or at least, a laugh from it. Almost everyone has an irrational fear, or a phobia, which is an intense fear that has been developed due to a bad experience. Irrational fears are quite common in teenagers and adults, especially when it com...

IRMA UPDATE: FREE LUNCHES STILL AVAILABLE

IRMA UPDATE: FREE LUNCHES STILL AVAILABLE

Jennifer Schmid, Photographer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Weeks later, Hurricane Irma continues to leave many Seminole students financially devastated. Although the power lines have since been fixed and running water returned to homes, local families continue to struggle with the consequences of low food supplies and the monetary toll of restocking their fridge...

DON’T WAIT, OR YOU’LL BE LATE

DON’T WAIT, OR YOU’LL BE LATE

Gwyneth Katker, Photographer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Student Life, Top Stories

Seminole High School is about to launch a new student identification and tardy pass policy, creating a buzz among both students and staff. While most students are reluctant to accept these changes, these new policies will hopefully increase the security and efficiency of our campus.  Whenever on...

MULTICULTURAL MONDAY MISSING?

MULTICULTURAL MONDAY MISSING?

Mahek Shaikh and Sania Shaukat

September 29, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Despite the overall positive reaction that Multicultural Monday received last year, it unfortunately will not be making a reappearance in the homecoming themes. Last year, its debut sparked much delight and enthusiasm among many students who were excited to showcase their cultures to the rest of the stu...

IRMAGEDDON: THE AFTERMATH

IRMAGEDDON: THE AFTERMATH

Malavika Kannan and Zoya Wazir

September 22, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Student Life, Top Stories

When they first heard about the upcoming hurricane, many students didn’t expect much more than a flurry of memes and a day off of school. While Irma was indeed occasion for a social media explosion, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) students also ended up getting more than they asked for with t...

PRIDE OF THE TRIBE GETS JAZZY

PRIDE OF THE TRIBE GETS JAZZY

Jennifer Schmid, Photographer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Student Life, Top Stories

After much tribulation, the Seminole High School band has decided on their band theme for this year: Latin jazz. This means that all of the songs played at the halftime show emulate this genre of music. Band director Cheyne Labonte chose this theme in the hopes that its energetic sound will be able to...

WILDFIRES RAGE ACROSS FLORIDA

WILDFIRES RAGE ACROSS FLORIDA

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

As a result of dry conditions due to lack of rainfall and strong winds, wildfires have ignited across Central Florida, affecting nearby communities and the environment. In 2017 alone, 126 thousand acres of Florida land were consumed by more than 100 wildfires that have raged across Florida, with fla...