THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

TEENAGERS STRIVE FOR PERFECTION

TEENAGERS STRIVE FOR PERFECTION

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

October 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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...

POLICE PROTECT AND SERVE COMMUNITIES

POLICE PROTECT AND SERVE COMMUNITIES

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

September 1, 2016

Recently, the media has covered a wide array of stories pertaining to police brutality, calling into question the police force and their practices as a whole. These headlines have dominated political and social conversations, especially within the last year. The main repercussion that comes from the negative co...

MISDIAGNOSIS OF ADHD NEGATIVELY AFFECTS CHILDREN

MISDIAGNOSIS OF ADHD NEGATIVELY AFFECTS CHILDREN

Sameeha Rashid, Reporter

May 26, 2016

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed childhood behavioral disorder and is easily misdiagnosed. Parents and teachers use ADHD as a label to categorize children who are hyperactive.  Society has created a belief that if a child is hyper, or has trouble pay...

TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Sameeha Rashid, Reporter

May 25, 2016

In today's society many children are growing up with electronic devices at their fingertips, in contrast to previous generations. When used correctly, technology and interactive media improves the quality of children’s education and further develops a young child’s brain.  The National Asso...

IB Diploma: Is it worth it?

IB Diploma: Is it worth it?

Mallika Dave, Reporter

May 23, 2016

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is something very difficult to attain and students put in a great amount of effort into this program to receive one. An IB Diploma comes with many benefits in college, however, many students claim that the diploma is not worth the time. The International ...

PCP: KARL LEAVES HIS MARX

PCP: KARL LEAVES HIS MARX

Micaela Zelk, Copy Editor

May 21, 2016

Socialism, at least in our country, has a bad reputation, mostly in consequence of the Cold War.Due to its zeitgeist, those from this era are unwilling to even entertain the idea of a socialist United States; these narrow-minded ways are inhibiting America in many ways, economically and morally. Th...

PCP: MONEY ALWAYS TALKS

PCP: MONEY ALWAYS TALKS

Adrian De Guzman, Activities Manager

May 21, 2016

From the 1950’s to the 1990’s, America waged a bloodless war against the threat that was communism, originating from Russia. Eventually, America came out victorious and was able to prevent it from spreading further in a domino effect. This victory is strongly attributable to America’s capitalist...

SEMINOLE STARVES ITS STUDENTS OF SEATING

SEMINOLE STARVES ITS STUDENTS OF SEATING

Katelyn Liston, Design Editor

May 16, 2016

The lunchroom: a place that each student of a public high school is entitled to visit daily. However, at Seminole High School, it seems that they are not entitled to sitting. Seminole High School currently has a student population of around 3,400 students. The student lunches are broken into first an...