THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

#HELPHENRY

#HELPHENRY

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

April 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

VEGAN MEAT: NO LONGER OXYMORON

VEGAN MEAT: NO LONGER OXYMORON

Mallika Dave, Section Editor

February 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...