THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

NOT ALL ASIANS LOVE MATH: REDEFINING POSITIVE STEREOTYPES

NOT ALL ASIANS LOVE MATH: REDEFINING POSITIVE STEREOTYPES

Malavika Kannan, Reporter

May 13, 2016

From the karate master to the evil scientist or nerd, Asians have always held a cherished place in American culture. After all, it’s supposedly not a bad thing to stereotype Asian Americans as genius and perseverant — it’s better than being stereotyped as poor and uneducated. Society thinks it...

BEES BUZZ TOWARD EXTINCTION

BEES BUZZ TOWARD EXTINCTION

Zoya Wazir, Copy Editor

May 12, 2016

Recently, the honey bee population has been decreasing at record-breaking rates, due to several factors such as climate change, pesticides and habitat loss. Bee populations are at an all-time low and are now relying on humans to intervene and prevent them from ultimate extinction. A major factor in the dec...

HIGH-END PRODUCTS NOT FOR LOW-END BUDGETS

HIGH-END PRODUCTS NOT FOR LOW-END BUDGETS

Mallika Dave, Reporter

May 11, 2016

Brand name products are often sought after by many and seen as luxuries, but is the over-marking of prices becoming a negative social norm? The brand Michael Kors recently released a fur pom key chain retailing for 48 dollars. This, along with many products from high-end retailers, are sought after...

LANGUAGES NEED TO BE TAUGHT EARLIER

LANGUAGES NEED TO BE TAUGHT EARLIER

Sameeha Rashid, Reporter

May 3, 2016

Society influences students to learn a commonly spoken language and be content with that. Foreign languages are usually taught to students during their high school years, which is too late for them to fully grasp it and many don’t feel like learning another language will benefit them in the future...

LOVE AT FIRST FOLLOW

LOVE AT FIRST FOLLOW

Maliha Kareem

April 29, 2016

Each morning, an average 80% of Americans check their phone within the first 15 minutes of waking up, and then continue to spend around one hour and 40 minutes on social media daily. Social media is a great way to stay connected and share the moments of one's life, but it also has a very large psycho...

GENDER ROLES RUN RAMPANT ON LACROSSE FIELD

GENDER ROLES RUN RAMPANT ON LACROSSE FIELD

Sameeha Rashid and Micaela Zelk

April 28, 2016

Although they may be under the same name, women’s and men’s lacrosse are two entirely different sports, to the extent that some find it hard to even compare the two. Men’s lacrosse is much more physical and has different equipment to compensate while women’s lacrosse instead prohibit contact. The di...

SEMINOLE COUNTY FORCES TEACHERS INTO RETIREMENT

SEMINOLE COUNTY FORCES TEACHERS INTO RETIREMENT

Katelyn Liston, Design Editor

April 21, 2016

It’s often assumed that teachers have the ‘easy’ job when it comes to school, but that’s not the case. Especially when teachers are being forced out of their ‘easy’ jobs legally. This is becoming a problem in Seminole County, even in SHS, where teachers with decades of experience teaching ...

ANIMALS SHOULD NOT SUFFER FOR HUMAN BENEFIT

ANIMALS SHOULD NOT SUFFER FOR HUMAN BENEFIT

Sameeha Rashid, Reporter

April 15, 2016

Animals are often  popular experimental subjects for new cosmetics, such as makeup supplies and vanity products. The practice of animal testing is completely unethical and inhumane, and is often ineffective. One solution to this problem is to consider safer methods for trialing their products. C...

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN CONTROL

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN CONTROL

Brea Jones and Aida Lashinsky

April 1, 2016

The following article was published as a part of The Seminole’s 2016 April Fool’s issue! The information, quotations, and other content is completely fictitious and should not be considered a true representation of the school, the administration, or other governing entities.   Unruly s...

WOULD YOU TELL: WEAPONS ON SCHOOL CAMPUS

WOULD YOU TELL: WEAPONS ON SCHOOL CAMPUS

Brea Jones, Multimedia Manager

March 30, 2016

Violence: a phenomenon in American high schools that is becoming as commonplace as physical education and chemistry. As of 2013, there have been at least 162 school shootings in America. Shootings on a school campus are devastating tragedies that could possibly be avoided if someone who had knowledge of the event b...

SELF-DIAGNOSIS: DANGERS IT CAN LEAD TO

SELF-DIAGNOSIS: DANGERS IT CAN LEAD TO

Brea Jones, Multimedia Manager

March 15, 2016

 In society it has become common for students to self-diagnose themselves or their friends with different mental disorders or diseases. Self-diagnosing is when someone identifies or claims that they have a medical condition without a doctor’s official declaration. It is okay to be self-aware an...

UNEQUAL RECOGNITION OF SPORTS PERSISTS AT SHS

UNEQUAL RECOGNITION OF SPORTS PERSISTS AT SHS

Malavika Kannan, Reporter

March 14, 2016

For years, SHS has boasted a proud tradition of athletic excellence in its 50 individual sports teams. In the past year alone, its basketball teams dominated district playoffs, the track and field team competed at the state level, and the water polo team represented SHS well at the districts compet...