THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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...

TO KNEEL OR NOT TO KNEEL?

TO KNEEL OR NOT TO KNEEL?

Zyva Sheikh, Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

The following editorial was published in an abridged form in our November 2017 print issue. Print copies can be found in English classrooms or in the media center. Breaking news: people exercising their freedom of speech are, yet again, criticized and labeled as disrespectful. On Aug. 26, 2017, Colin...

POLITICS IN THE CLASSROOM: EDUCATIONAL OR DETRIMENTAL?

POLITICS IN THE CLASSROOM: EDUCATIONAL OR DETRIMENTAL?

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Although free speech is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, there can be limits in public schools, especially when it comes to teachers. This creates a grey area when addressing the issue about teachers expressing their political opinions to their students. As school districts are required to provide ...

TARDY HERO OR TARDY VILLAIN?

TARDY HERO OR TARDY VILLAIN?

Sania Shaukat, Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

This year, Seminole High School is trying to limit lateness by establishing a system called Tardy Hero. This controversial system requires tardy students to go to the closest building office and get their ID scanned. The Tardy Hero then prints a late pass includes their absence record. Despite its goa...