THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

BETTER DRUG EDUCATION NEEDED IN SCHOOLS

BETTER DRUG EDUCATION NEEDED IN SCHOOLS

Malavika Kannan, Content Manager

March 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...

MONEY OVERLY INFLUENCES AMERICAN MEDIA

MONEY OVERLY INFLUENCES AMERICAN MEDIA

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor

January 25, 2017

In America, especially during the course of the most recent election, people often hear of the menacing “mainstream media” and the corruption and bias they interject into their daily narratives. However, though it is fairly well known that money has a direct influence in the media, many Americans do...

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES OFFENSIVE?

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES OFFENSIVE?

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

December 21, 2016

Christmas is such a widely celebrated holiday within the United States that people become accustomed to seeing houses and buildings adorned in Christmas lights and decorations. Thus, those who do not celebrate Christmas tend to be forgotten and are therefore subjected to seeing everyone else in the...

HATE CRIMES EXPLODE ACROSS AMERICA

HATE CRIMES EXPLODE ACROSS AMERICA

Megana Vonguru, Reporter

December 14, 2016

2016 has been the year when fear of racism has turned into reality for many Americans following a rise of hate crimes. Within 10 days of the election of President-elect Donald Trump, 867 cases of “hateful harassment or intimidation” have been reported. With Trump being sworn into office in Janu...

REJOICING IN DIFFERENCES

REJOICING IN DIFFERENCES

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

December 5, 2016

In the wake of one of the most controversial presidential elections, tensions are higher than ever. Protests have taken place all over the country. Some of these “peaceful demonstrations” have transitioned into hate-filled riots, which have no place in a democratic society. Not only is hate being dire...

GRADUATION CORDS CORRUPT

GRADUATION CORDS CORRUPT

Kimia Badakhshan, Multimedia/Business Manager

November 29, 2016

While seniors are finishing their college applications and their courses as they are deciding what they want to accomplish in their future, many additionally stress about a trivial detail: cords. Graduation cords are awarded through participation in various clubs, given to seniors to wear as they walk...

FEMALE SPORTS NOT GIVEN ENOUGH COVERAGE

FEMALE SPORTS NOT GIVEN ENOUGH COVERAGE

Megana Vonguru, Reporter

October 20, 2016

Sports have played a central role in American culture for hundreds of years; however, half of all athletes has not been included in the thrill and excitement surrounding the world of sports. The under-representation of women needs to be improved, starting here at Seminole High School. Professional fe...

STUDENTS LOOK FOR MORE SEMINOLE GEAR

STUDENTS LOOK FOR MORE SEMINOLE GEAR

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

October 18, 2016

As the year continues, many students are looking for the latest Seminole gear to show their school pride, from shirts to scarves to water bottles. However, despite requests from students for more Seminole High paraphernalia, the school store is only able to sell a limited amount of products. More representation...