THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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...

EARTH DAY IMPLEMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

EARTH DAY IMPLEMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Sameeha Rashid, Section Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated on April 22 and brings awareness to environmental issues such as climate change. Each year, various events take place to validate the importance of environmental conservation. This year’s Earth Day was the same day as the March for Science. Earth Day...

ROBOTS STEALING JOBS FROM MILLENNIALS

ROBOTS STEALING JOBS FROM MILLENNIALS

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

April 25, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Technology has reached a point in society in which it has taken over duties that had been previously completed by humans. This generation of millennials will be affected the most because of the current advances in technology in the workforce. According to an Oxford University study, the future wave of tech...

HUMAN TRAFFICKING INCIDENTS RISE IN AMERICA

HUMAN TRAFFICKING INCIDENTS RISE IN AMERICA

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

In recent times, adolescents of color across the nation have been disappearing. The most recent spike in disappearances occurred in Washington D.C. with 14 African American girls missing. These disappearances have been theorized to be linked to human trafficking and even possible police involvement in these ...

#HELPHENRY

#HELPHENRY

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

April 18, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Henry Dorvil is a young man who was born in Haiti and immigrated with his family to the United States. He has lived in Central Florida since he was five months old and has attended schools here. Despite his immigration at a young age and his life in Central Florida, he is currently stuck in Haiti and ...

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SPARKS ENCOURAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SPARKS ENCOURAGEMENT

Megana Vonguru, Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

On March 8th, 2017 Millions of women around the world banded together to show their support for women's rights and celebrate the influential women who have helped progress the social stance of women throughout history. However, International Women's Day should not be seen as a benchmark for progress...

SPRING BREAKERS GET TRASHY ON FLORIDA BEACHES

SPRING BREAKERS GET TRASHY ON FLORIDA BEACHES

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

The state of Florida is known nationally for its white sandy beaches and clear waters. It is one of the many reasons college students travel to Florida to party during spring break. Eventually, the excitement and adrenaline caused by partying ends and the mass of tourists and students will vanish as stu...

LGBTQ SUICIDE RATES PLUMMET

LGBTQ SUICIDE RATES PLUMMET

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers, according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, a study recently came out that yielded more positive results: suicides are on the decline. The legalization of same-sex marriage is thought to have had a direct e...

ZOOS ARE DETRIMENTAL FOR ANIMALS’ HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

ZOOS ARE DETRIMENTAL FOR ANIMALS’ HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

Sameeha Rashid, Section Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Zoos portray an image of positivity and sincere concern for the well-being of animals. However, they actually they collect different species for the purpose of entertainment and deprive them of their natural environment.  One common misconception is that zoos serve to educate visitors; however, ...

DAY 1000: FLINT WITHOUT CLEAN WATER

DAY 1000: FLINT WITHOUT CLEAN WATER

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Since April of 2014, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan dominated headlines and news stations after the main water supply was contaminated with lead. Protests broke out over the issue after the state's government neglected to address the issue or take an active role in improving these conditions; howeve...