THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

VEGAN MEAT: NO LONGER OXYMORON

VEGAN MEAT: NO LONGER OXYMORON

Mallika Dave, Section Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Scientists have come up with a synthetic meat, grown and cultured in a lab, with the same taste as meat taken from an animal. The technology for this comes in response to a continuation of animal agriculture being the leading cause of most environmental problems faced globally, including ocean dead zones, species extinction, and deforestation. Synthetic meat is meat grown in a laboratory setting from a cellular sample of...

MARCHES AND PROTESTS MARK TURNING POINT IN HISTORY

MARCHES AND PROTESTS MARK TURNING POINT IN HISTORY

Megana Vonguru, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Uncategorized

On Jan. 21, more than four million women and men participated in the Women's March, the largest recorded protest in U.S. history. The inception of the women's march was a Facebook event authored by Theresa Shook in Hawaii who was upset with the outcome of the election. The event began to spread not just all over t...

CONTENTIOUS TRUMP CABINET PICKS UNDER SCRUTINY

CONTENTIOUS TRUMP CABINET PICKS UNDER SCRUTINY

Micaela Zelk, Co-Content Manager

February 10, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Although most seats in our government are democratically elected, a select few are appointed advisers for the many complex and difficult decisions a standing president must make. The character and motive of the presidency to come is affected greatly by the ambitions of the new Presidential cabinet. As ...

‘SPLITTING’ STIGMAS OF MENTAL ILLNESSES

‘SPLITTING’ STIGMAS OF MENTAL ILLNESSES

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

To this day, medicine cannot truly understand the connection between trauma and the inner workings of the brain. There are many psychological conditions caused by trauma, of which the most controversial is dissociative identity disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a severe form of dissociation that was previously known as multiple personality disorder until 1994 when the...

REMEMBERING FALLEN OFFICERS

REMEMBERING FALLEN OFFICERS

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Local law enforcement has suffered a significant loss. Over the past year, Florida has seen several tragedies, most notably the Pulse nightclub shooting and Hurricane Matthew. As a result of this, Governor Rick Scott wanted to recognize First Responders by dedicating a week to them. First Responder...

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Across the United States, many incidents of Americans discriminating against other Americans for conversing in their mother tongue have been gaining attention on social media. However, the videos and stories shared on the Internet are not the only occasions where this has happened. Discrimination a...

SAYING GOODBYE TO OBAMA’S LEGACY

SAYING GOODBYE TO OBAMA’S LEGACY

Megana Vonguru, Reporter

January 24, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

In 2008, the nation was exhilarated when the first black president, Barack Obama, was elected. Eight years later, it is time to say goodbye to the Obama presidency and prepare for Trump's.  As the world gets ready for a new presidency, the country has been split by the political parties. Democrats d...

FLORIDA ELECTS FIRST VIETNAMESE CONGRESSWOMAN

FLORIDA ELECTS FIRST VIETNAMESE CONGRESSWOMAN

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

After the results of the presidential election were announced, many deemed the American ideal of diversity obsolete. However, many minorities were elected into public office as well, including Florida’s very own Stephanie Murphy - the United States’ first Vietnamese congresswoman. Murphy is a local busines...

DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROTESTS FIND A SOLUTION

DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROTESTS FIND A SOLUTION

Micaela Zelk, Co-Content Manager

December 6, 2016


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

On the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, thousands are fighting for clean water, a seemingly easy right to sustain. Many have congregated at the construction site of a crude oil pipeline to protest its existence, with fears of contaminating the Missouri River, a major water supply for the 8...

NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER GROWS CANCER AWARENESS

NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER GROWS CANCER AWARENESS

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Since 2004, people around the world have been growing out their hair to support a trend called No-Shave November. The movement was started as a way to spread awareness for various cancers, such as prostate cancer and colon cancer, and to raise money for research. The goal is that every dollar not spe...

DOES BIAS IN THE MEDIA AFFECT THE ELECTION?

DOES BIAS IN THE MEDIA AFFECT THE ELECTION?

Landon Ludlow, Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

As the 2016 presidential election comes to a close and America moves closer and closer to a new leader, the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are nearing their end. But they are by no means slowing down. In recent weeks, several accusations of bias in the media have been introduced by Donal...

WHY DON’T WE CARE?

WHY DON’T WE CARE?

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

During and in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, many - specifically millenials - flooded social media with jokes about its insignificant effect on Florida. Meanwhile, Haiti has not been devastated to this same magnitude since the earthquake that struck the nation in 2010. This difference of viewpoints leads many to ask the question, “Do A...