THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

BAD, BAD BLAGO: LEARNING FROM BLAGOJEVICH’S BLUNDERS

BAD, BAD BLAGO: LEARNING FROM BLAGOJEVICH’S BLUNDERS

Sam Brenner, Contextual Editor

January 9, 2012


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

On December 7 of last year, former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years of prison on almost 20 corruption charges related to, among other things, attempting to sell Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat after he left for greener pastures—namely the office of President.  Though ...

APOCALYPSE NOW: WHY WORLD WILL END IN 2012

APOCALYPSE NOW: WHY WORLD WILL END IN 2012

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2012


Filed under Editorials

Many naysayers have proclaimed that nothing will happen on December 21, 2012 with such asinine statements as “This has been predicted before,” and “how would the Mayans know?” What these nonbelievers fail to understand is that the Mayans rely on ancient wisdom that is different from any of...

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HAS NO PLACE IN CHRISTMAS

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HAS NO PLACE IN CHRISTMAS

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2012


Filed under Editorials

How many times has the greeting “Happy Holidays” been given over the past few weeks? Why are traditionally moral and good people subject to the whims and fancies of a few secularists who wish to impose their ethics, or lack thereof, upon Christians? Not a long time ago, the word Christmas was...

LANGUAGE EDUCATION NECESSARY FOR STUDENTS’ CAREERS

Sam Brenner, Contextual Editor

December 5, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

At Seminole High School, the same mission statement hangs in most every classroom: “Students who graduate from Seminole High School shall be prepared to begin a career and continue their education at a post-secondary technical school, community college, or university.” This succinct statement sets...

TEACHING HOW TO COOK: CELEBRITY COOKING SHOWS

Keila Thomas, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2011


Filed under Editorials

Everyone is capable of learning to cook from cooking shows, cookbooks, and online compilations of family recipes. The popularity has grown in shows that aren’t just for cooking, but are for baking as well. Teacher Ms. Bonjione, stated, “Cooking shows are fun to watch if they are not too complica...

FOOD NO LONGER HAS SEASONS

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011


Filed under Editorials

One hundred years ago, the local green grocer would have been stocked with only the freshest seasonal produce. If a product not in season was desired, then the consumer would have to wait until the fruit or vegetable of their choice was available. However, all of this has changed with the advent of globalization...

BATTLE BETWEEN SWEET TREATS!

Nakeisha Lyon, Business Manager

November 21, 2011


Filed under Editorials

With mouthwatering flavors that dance across the taste buds of millions of Americans each year, ice cream, one of the most delicious treats on the planet, has met its match. Froyo, or frozen yogurt, is taking over the world, or at least prominent areas around Seminole High School. In this year alone,...

DISTRACTED DRIVING HITS HOME, REYNOLDS FAMILY SPEAKS OUT

November 16, 2011


Filed under Editorials

Yesterday, November 15, 2011, was the 2-year anniversary of when Assistant Principal Ms. Mickey Reynolds lost her sister after a distracted driving accident. Reynolds pleads: "[...] put away distractions while you are driving. You cannot imagine the heartbreak and pain that can be caused by a few...

CORRUPT WARDROBES

Nakeisha Lyon, Business Manager

August 29, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

As Jane Doe walks through the doors of Tomahawk Hall her presence seems to blow every student away. Their jaws drop, and eyes gaze in her direction as she walks through the corridor, and approaches her locker. The thought of “what is she wearing?” engulfs every mind in the building. Chatter of her...

ADVERTISEMENT APATHY

Keila Thomas, Staff Writer

August 29, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

Ever wanted something really expensive, hoping that it would be beneficial? Most of the time, marketers promise a change, that will never be seen, by using a high statistic. For example, an ad would say something like 79% of people thought using our brand of clothes, made them cooler. Things like this,...

PLEASE: NO MORE SEQUELS!

Sophia Kyle

August 15, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

The summer movie season is in full swing, but it seems that most of the films in theaters are less than original. They are the dreaded sequels. Anytime a movie makes a decent amount of money, filmmakers feel the need to create a continuation that is usually worse than the original. Occasionally,...

TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOMS: WORTH IT?

TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOMS: WORTH IT?

Anisha Nazrul

August 15, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

As the generations are advancing, so is our usage of technology. But is the progression of modern technology a good thing or bad thing? That’s the real question. Technology, in definition is "the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes." A simple translation to this definition would...