THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

STUDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST BACK TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

STUDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST BACK TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

Michelle Arshad, Reporter

September 4, 2018

As students shop for pens, pencils, and paper, a new item has been added to their list: bullet proof vests in case of school shootings. In the recent years, school shootings have become a tragic phenomenon in our country. This makes it easy to forget the real problem--that the students of America are b...

HONOR GRAD SEASON SWEEPS SEMINOLE

Senior Kirsten Stoller chose to honor her leadership teacher, Mr. Mack, with a decorated poster.

Kayla DeLotte, Business/Social Media Manager

April 2, 2018

The season for awarding honor graduates has arrived, filling Seminole High School with sentimentality and excitement. Honor Grad, as it is colloquially known, is a coveted title that relates to a student’s GPA. There are three different levels to graduating with honors: Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and...

GOLDEN NOLES CREATE CONTROVERSY

When vying for seniors superlatives, the balance always seems to tip in the favor of IB students.

March 30, 2018

In the past years, the tradition of the "Golden Noles” has evolved into a rivalry among the senior class. This annual superlative contest involves students voting for seniors to win a variety of characterized awards, such as “Best Smile,” “Best Dressed,” “Class Clown,” or “Most Likely to ...

SEMINOLE FOCUSES ON CAMPUS SECURITY

Security personnel stay vigilant in order to protect Seminole from threats.

Serra Sowers, Photographer

March 15, 2018

In 2018 alone, there have been 18 incidents in which a gun was discharged on a school campus. However, it was the shooting  at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 17 students lost their lives to an active shooter, that raised the overall concern of the safety of public schools around the...

SEMINOLE FACES LAKE MARY IN STUDENT DEBATE

Student Body President Iffat Nawsheen delivers an argument in favor of SHS.

Zoya Wazir and Mansoor Esfandieyar

March 12, 2018

Seminole High School’s Young Politicians club hosted a Seminole vs. Lake Mary debate on Friday, March 9. The debate was open to both SHS and LMHS students, bringing the two rival schools together in hopes of finally answering the age-old question: which school is better? This debate teams were comprised of prominen...

SEMINOLE WALKS OUT FOR CHANGE

Student activist Rebecca Mathewson performs a spoken word poem about gun violence, surrounded by fellow organizers.

Serra Sowers, Zyva Sheikh, Malavika Kannan, and Leyton Dudley

March 2, 2018

The students of Seminole High School have had enough. Today at 12:30 p.m., they staged a walkout protest to demand gun reform from their legislators. “This walkout at SHS is being done to stand in solidarity with those lost and those survivors at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) shooting and all...

SEMINOLE CROWNS NEW MISS SHS

Eleven juniors competed in the talent portion of Miss SHS, which was held last night.

Jillian Kindy, Editor

March 1, 2018

Grace, poise, and beauty are generally the focus of pageants, but Seminole High School’s annual Miss SHS scholarship competition focuses on academic merit, skills, and talent. After weeks of preparation, the new 2018-19 Miss SHS was crowned last night: IB junior and our very own junior editor-in-c...

WINTER OLYMPICS ENCOURAGE KOREAN HARMONY

The 2018 Winter Olympics has been full of firsts, including a historic union between North and South Korean teams.

Serra Sowers, Photographer

February 22, 2018

Olympic fever has taken Seminole by storm, with the symbolic Olympic torch becoming reignited after two years in the dark. Located in PyeongChang, South Korea, 91 countries are represented in over 15 events. Since the opening ceremony on Feb. 9, these Games have been making history. For example,...

BPA TAKES ON STATES

Seminole High School was well-represented at the BPA competition, with more than 20 regional finalists competing.

Gwyneth Katker, Photographer

February 13, 2018

Seminole High School’s Business Professionals of America club has been hard at work preparing for their upcoming State competition, which was held from Feb. 10-11. Every year, SHS sends BPA competitors to Regionals, some of whom earn the chance to compete at States. This year 68 percent of Seminol...

TIME’S UP: AWARENESS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT BEGINS NEW MOVEMENT

The Time's Up movement, dedicated to combating sexual assault in the workplace, resonates among many women.

Serra Sowers, Photographer

February 12, 2018

Reports of sexual harassment and abuse cases have become more prevalent in 2018, with more women sharing their stories and demanding justice.  Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual behavior or remarks in the workplace. In 2017 alone, over 50 cases of sexual harassment and abuse cases have...

NINTH GRADE CENTER: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ms. Jaime Washington, the 9th Grade Center director, reviews her plans for the coming months.

Malavika Kannan and Shafana Mohammad

February 6, 2018

The long-awaited Ninth Grade Center (NGC) will finally be ready for incoming freshmen in the 2018–19 school year. This center will be located at Millenium Middle School’s current campus and will house around 1,200 freshmen, including the International Baccalaureate, Health Academy, and Traditional...

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: RENEGADE EDITION

Although every school has its oddities, Seminole High School's strange occurrences all seem to be concentrated in one place: Renegade Hall.

Zoya Wazir and Mahek Shaikh

January 31, 2018

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...