THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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...

WHERE IS ALL THE PEP?

WHERE IS ALL THE PEP?

Kierstin Phillips, Photographer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Student Life, Top Stories

Since the start of the 2017-18 year, many have noticed that school spirit seems to be missing in the student body; the cancelling of several pep rallies has had a decidedly negative on the overall spirit of student body. However, students should know that Leadership is doing everything they can to re...

DRIVER’S ED CAUSES CONFLICT

DRIVER’S ED CAUSES CONFLICT

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Teenagers are eager to start driving, but before they can begin, they are strongly advised to take a Driver’s Ed course. Throughout this course, there are times when a student is driving and their peers are in the car with them. This method has sparked controversy among students; therefore, because of...

FROM HIGH KICKS TO HELMETS

FROM HIGH KICKS TO HELMETS

Mansoor Esfandieyar

October 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Sports, Top Stories

As gender roles evolve in society, there has been a significant increase in women’s participation in sports that were once associated with only one gender: males. Therefore, an increasingly important factor for social change has been marked by men and women participating in non-traditional roles for th...

TEACHERS TAKE TECH

TEACHERS TAKE TECH

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Student Life, Top Stories

Last year, a student installed a projector app on their phone and slipped it into their bag instead of placing it in their teacher's designated cell phone tray. Throughout class, the student kept messing with the teacher's projector by turning it on and off. This resulted in a strong crackdown on cell ...

NO CHAIRS, NO FAIR PROTEST STUDENTS

NO CHAIRS, NO FAIR PROTEST STUDENTS

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Imagine walking into a cafeteria overflowing with hungry students and no available seats. There has been a great influx of freshmen this 2017 to 2018 school year and it is causing students to have trouble finding space to sit and eat during lunch. As a result, students have to share seats or stand, le...

DANGERS PRESENTED BY PRESERVATIVES

DANGERS PRESENTED BY PRESERVATIVES

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

May 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

The history of preservatives dates back to centuries ago when people used to freeze, smoke, and salt foods to allow the food to stay fresh longer. In recent times, advanced methods have been utilized using chemical and artificial means to preserve foods longer. Artificial preservatives benefit third wor...

AMERICA’S FLAWED EDUCATION SYSTEM

AMERICA’S FLAWED EDUCATION SYSTEM

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Schooling is a vital method in progressing the future to come, but the American education system has a multitude of deficiencies that prohibit the flourishing of many students. Rather than allowing students to discover their strengths, the structure of the system often accentuates their weaknesses, r...

BETTER DRUG EDUCATION NEEDED IN SCHOOLS

BETTER DRUG EDUCATION NEEDED IN SCHOOLS

Malavika Kannan, Content Manager

March 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

For many teenagers, drugs are a devastating part of life. Statistics show that 75 percent of high school students have tried an addictive substance, such as marijuana, alcohol, or cocaine. For some, initial abuse can spiral into a much larger problem for which they cannot seek help, trapping them into a v...

MORE APPRECIATION FOR TEACHERS IS NEEDED

MORE APPRECIATION FOR TEACHERS IS NEEDED

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Day-to-day, many teachers have to simultaneously deal with the unnecessary disrespect from their students and to educate them. Some of these students do not realize that their hardworking teachers come to school for their benefit and therefore show no appreciation for them. Being impolite towards teachers...