THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

SAYING GOODBYE TO OBAMA’S LEGACY

SAYING GOODBYE TO OBAMA’S LEGACY

Megana Vonguru, Reporter

January 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

ANGELS JOY PROVIDES HOPE FOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

ANGELS JOY PROVIDES HOPE FOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

Kimia Badakhshan, Multimedia/Business Manager

September 19, 2016

Angels Joy is a registered 501(c)(3) charity organization that was established in 2011 in Orange County, California. Angels Joy’s focus is to help victims and survivors of violence, domestic or emotional abuse, rape, and specifically human trafficking. This organization is one hundred percent  voluntee...

PULSE SHOOTING: REMEMBERING LUIS VIELMA

PULSE SHOOTING: REMEMBERING LUIS VIELMA

Adrian De Guzman, Junior Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016

Last summer, on June 12, 2016, a horrible tragedy occurred during the early hours of the morning: 49 people lost their lives at the hands of the largest mass shooting in the history of the United States, including Seminole alumni Luis Vielma. The nation was shocked to learn that from 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. a ...

IS FLORIDA ACTUALLY WEIRD?

IS FLORIDA ACTUALLY WEIRD?

Micaela Zelk, Co-Content Manager

August 31, 2016

On August 16, 2016, Austin Harouff was found “grunting and growling” over the body of John Stevens, ripping chunks of flesh off of Stevens’ face with his bare teeth. The story has gotten national attention for its outlandishly macabre nature, but for many, the initial astonishment faded once Ha...

FLORIDA SEEKS JUSTICE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS

FLORIDA SEEKS JUSTICE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS

Malavika Kannan, Reporter

May 20, 2016

Going to college is a nerve wracking experience for many, but it is even worse for young women; 21% of them will be raped during their time on campus. Rape is not so much a problem as an epidemic in America, and many survivors must contend with laws that make it difficult for them to seek justice af...

SHS TAKES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

SHS TAKES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Taylor Harris, Reporter

May 19, 2016

Today approximately 20.9 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide. Every aspect of an ordinary life vanishes and lives are disrupted while relatives wait and search for those lost to handlers. Victims are subjected to cruelty and inhumane treatment and few manage to escape from their traf...

UNIQLO LAUNCHES HIJABI-FRIENDLY CLOTHING LINE

UNIQLO LAUNCHES HIJABI-FRIENDLY CLOTHING LINE

Zoya Wazir, Copy Editor

April 13, 2016

Many Muslim girls, specifically ones that wear the hijab, or traditional Islamic headscarf, across America and other non-Islamic countries often struggle with finding clothes that adhere to their modest style of dress. Luckily for them, the popular Japanese brand Uniqlo has launched a clothing line gear...