THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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...

NOT ALL REPUBLICANS ARE FOR TRUMP

NOT ALL REPUBLICANS ARE FOR TRUMP

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

As the world began the new year, Americans entered a new era of government with a president unlike any other. Donald Trump had managed to get under the skin of both liberals and conservatives, but he ended up with the presidency. Due to his controversial cabinet picks and antics, boycotts and protes...

COLORISM RUNS RAMPANT IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

COLORISM RUNS RAMPANT IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Taylor Harris, Section Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

With Black History Month celebrating the accomplishments of black people, it is important to recognize the adversity African Americans face to reach their goals, among which is colorism. As more light is shown on the negative effects of colorism, people recognize the need to appreciate and provide representation...

MILLENNIALS TRUMP POLITICAL APATHY

MILLENNIALS TRUMP POLITICAL APATHY

Malavika Kannan, Co-Content Manager

February 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Everyone has their own opinion on the millennial generation: they're lazy or self-involved, and in general not meeting up to the caliber of citizenship set to them by elder generations. Such arguments point to the trend of political apathy among youth, bolstered by evidence that millennials make up only 1...