THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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...

LAUGHING IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

LAUGHING IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

There’s nothing quite like laughing in the face of doom, and this has never been truer than in the first months of the Trump presidency. Despite the frustration felt by 70 percent of Americans about today’s political situation, many have still managed to find a silver lining in an unlikely place. From wildly popular Saturday Night Live skits and the proliferation of me...

IS COLLEGE ACTUALLY WORTH IT?

IS COLLEGE ACTUALLY WORTH IT?

Kierstin Phillips, Photographer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials

The classic American life: go to college, get married, and have children. Recently, this lifestyle has started to change, mostly among millennials who are questioning traditional ideals. In previous decades, young women everywhere began rejecting the ideas of marriage and kids. Now, because of econom...

STUDENTS’ ACCESS TO MEDIA CENTER LIMITED

STUDENTS’ ACCESS TO MEDIA CENTER LIMITED

Gwyneth Katker, Photographer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Seminole High School’s media center is an area that provides a lot of help for students. Not only does it serve as a safe environment for students who need to stay after school for extended hours, but also it can be used for virtual school, homework, and a place for students to print documents. ...

SHARING HARD TRUTH ON CIGARETTES

SHARING HARD TRUTH ON CIGARETTES

Alexis Wood, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Although smoking is still an issue among American teens, since 2000, smoking rates among teens has declined by 17 percent with the growth of awareness campaigns. One of the top organizations for smoking prevention is called TRUTH, an organization that draws attention to misshapen tobacco companies. The...

VIRTUAL SCHOOL: IS IT WORTH IT?

VIRTUAL SCHOOL: IS IT WORTH IT?

Malavika Kannan and Shafana Mohammad

October 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials

One of the most commonly dreaded graduation requirements for students is the mandatory online class, taken at some point during their four years of high school. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and Seminole County Virtual School (SCVS) offer a variety of courses for students to choose from, ranging from P...