THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

MONEY OVERLY INFLUENCES AMERICAN MEDIA

MONEY OVERLY INFLUENCES AMERICAN MEDIA

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorials

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


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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...

TEENAGERS STRIVE FOR PERFECTION

TEENAGERS STRIVE FOR PERFECTION

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

October 3, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Society has create the idea of perfection, which has been promoted especially on social media and in schools. It is seen as a goal by nearly everyone, yet regardless of how hard one tries, it can never be attained. The pressure to be as perfect as possible has profound effects on teenagers, especially...

SELF-DEFENSE EDUCATION BENEFITS STUDENTS

SELF-DEFENSE EDUCATION BENEFITS STUDENTS

Ghesseh Afshari

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Self-defense education is important to prevent situations in which the lives of students and others around them are in danger. Statistics pertaining to child abductions, rapes, and sexual assault may seem staggering, but self-defense education may be a permanent solution. High schools everywhere need t...

WHAT DEFINES PRESENTABLE?

WHAT DEFINES PRESENTABLE?

Alana Baker, Co-Photography Manager

September 20, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Student Life, Top Stories

It is 2016, and women of color are still being told how to “properly” style their hair to conform to conventional beauty standards. An example of this is seen in South African schools where girls are being forced to comply with school codes of conducts that discourage students from wearing their nat...

LACK OF VACCINATION ENDANGERS STUDENTS

LACK OF VACCINATION ENDANGERS STUDENTS

Sameeha Rashid, Section Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Recently, many parents have refused to vaccinate their children due to religious reasons or the fear of receiving autism. However, science suggests that vaccines should be mandatory to counter the increase of sick, contagious students, who may go to school and spread diseases to healthy students. Re...

Mainstream Media’s Critical Eye on the Obamas

Mainstream Media’s Critical Eye on the Obamas

Megana Vonguru, Reporter

September 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Since President Barack Obama first took office in 2008, the mainstream media has been bombarding him and his family with negative attention. As the Obamas get ready to leave the office, it is important for Americans to be aware that the mainstream media is often unfairly critical of the Obamas in ways...