THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE CLASSROOM: WEAPONS ON CAMPUS

THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE CLASSROOM: WEAPONS ON CAMPUS

Zyva Sheikh, Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Welcome to the United States of America: the country that previously banned the sale of Kinder Surprise Eggs out of fear that they would be a choking hazard for children, but remains adamant on enabling its civilians to own an AK-47, a weapon that is far more capable of claiming a life than a plastic ...

OPINION: A WALK IN MY HIJAB

OPINION: A WALK IN MY HIJAB

Mahek Shaikh, Activities Manager

March 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

My freshman year of high school was full of firsts. I went to my first pep rally, saw my first school fight, and was called a terrorist for the first time. It’s safe to say that freshman year was quite the experience for me. As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman in the west, I have grown accustomed to t...

CHILDREN RECEIVE SMARTPHONES TOO SOON

CHILDREN RECEIVE SMARTPHONES TOO SOON

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials

The last few years have seen an increase in the number of smartphones owned by teens and young children. With new smart phones coming out each year, young adults and children can feel influenced to purchase these new devices. It seems as though every year, the age at which students get their first ...

GROWING UP IN THE AGE OF MASS SHOOTINGS

GROWING UP IN THE AGE OF MASS SHOOTINGS

Leyton Dudley, Zyva Sheikh, and Malavika Kannan

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Today, principal Dr. Connie Collins made a solemn announcement over the intercom. She was informing students of yesterday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which claimed 17 lives. It should have been shocking. But here’s the thing— it wasn’t. Because ...

INADEQUATE PROVISIONS FOR INJURED STUDENTS AT SEMINOLE

INADEQUATE PROVISIONS FOR INJURED STUDENTS AT SEMINOLE

Mansoor Esfandieyar, Photographer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Injuries alone are already a strain on students, but they are even more arduous when students are slogging across Seminole High School’s enormous campus or being denied accessibility to use the elevator. Teenagers are injury-prone, and these bruises and sprains lead to struggles far beyond the inj...

CONTINUED LIMITATION OF COLOR IN MEDIA

CONTINUED LIMITATION OF COLOR IN MEDIA

Zyva Sheikh, Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Editorials

The United States is a melting pot of diverse people, but all it takes is one glance at our modern media to realize how underrepresented some minorities are. Being a person of color in this country has its undeniable struggles, evident in its history. Adding the lack of representation in the media to ...

POLITICAL ACTIVISM 101: HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITHOUT VOTING

POLITICAL ACTIVISM 101: HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITHOUT VOTING

Zoya Wazir, Content Manager

February 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Leading up to the 2016 elections, many politically-charged young people were disheartened to realize that they could not effectively voice their political opinions due to  the voting age restriction. But rest assured, young activists, there are no shortage of ways minors can inflict change in politics ...

SHOULDERING THE BURDEN OF DRESS CODE

SHOULDERING THE BURDEN OF DRESS CODE

Kierstin Phillips, Photographer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials

From kindergarten to senior year, the dress code is always one of the more controversial aspects of public education; while some teachers are not as strict about enforcing it, others religiously follow it. However, the biggest burden of dress code falls on female students -- ironically, on their shoulde...

SEMINOLE NEEDS CLASSES FOR TAXES

SEMINOLE NEEDS CLASSES FOR TAXES

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

The following article was featured in our fall print issue. Print copies can be accessed in the media center or your English classroom. Over the years, students, especially upperclassmen, have requested a class geared toward filing and completing taxes. Students think this class would not only allow ...

NEW ID POLICY STRUGGLES FOR ACCEPTANCE

NEW ID POLICY STRUGGLES FOR ACCEPTANCE

Gwyneth Katker, Photographer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Editorials, Top Stories

The new Tardy Hero system that SHS implemented has met opposition from several students. Although the administration intends to improve school security and streamline the processing of student tardies, the challenge so far has been to get students to comply to the new policy by wearing their student...

TOO MANY TESTS STRESS STUDENTS

TOO MANY TESTS STRESS STUDENTS

Bhavani Selva, Reporter/ Designer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Examinations are a tool to test the progress of students throughout the year, but they can induce major stress when they are not spaced out. For instance, having three tests in different subjects back-to-back requires extensive preparation, which takes a toll on students' health. “I think that the ...

PARKING PROBLEMS AT SEMINOLE

PARKING PROBLEMS AT SEMINOLE

Mansoor Esfandieyar, Photographer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Finding parking at Seminole High School can be a struggle. Just ask senior Nicholas Marasigan, who nearly missed his first period trying to find a place to park. "Once, I arrived at school five minutes late and had to wait about 30 minutes to find an empty parking space," Marasigan said. As enro...