THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

LAUGHING IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

LAUGHING IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...