THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

GENDER ROLES RUN RAMPANT ON LACROSSE FIELD

GENDER ROLES RUN RAMPANT ON LACROSSE FIELD

Sameeha Rashid and Micaela Zelk

April 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials

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


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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


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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


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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


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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


Filed under Editorials

 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


Filed under Editorials

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...

KNOWING WORKERS’ RIGHTS IS IMPORTANT

KNOWING WORKERS’ RIGHTS IS IMPORTANT

Maliha Kareem, Reporter

March 10, 2016


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High school students often take up part time jobs; this is why it is crucial that teens are informed of their rights as worker. Too often these rights are not reviewed by teens before picking up a part time job, causing future predicaments. In the United States there is a list of laws regarding treatment...

COLLEGE APPLICATION FEES LIMIT STUDENT POTENTIAL

COLLEGE APPLICATION FEES LIMIT STUDENT POTENTIAL

Mallika Dave, Reporter

March 9, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Incoming college students, along with having to pay for textbooks, tuition and housing, often spend hundreds of dollars on college applications alone. By having students pay for these applications, it restricts them from reaching their full academic potential. On average, one application to a university ...

NOT RAISING MINIMUM WAGE IS CONSEQUENTIAL

NOT RAISING MINIMUM WAGE IS CONSEQUENTIAL

Katelyn Liston, Design Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Raising minimum wage: a widely debated topic that saw little positive action in 2015. In Florida, the minimum wage is currently $8.05 per hour ($5.03 for occupations that earn tips). Working a 40 hour week and surviving on this salary is practically impossible without additional help. Based on these facts, th...

PINK TAX CASHES IN ON GENDER NORMS

PINK TAX CASHES IN ON GENDER NORMS

Maliha Kareem, Reporter

March 1, 2016


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On average, women pay more annually for products such as clothing, self care products, and toiletries. Some blame this significant difference in price on women buying a higher quantity of products or the marketing influence increasing the cost. However, this difference can be accounted for via the “pink tax”; the ...

EUROCENTRIC EDUCATION BIASES STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES

EUROCENTRIC EDUCATION BIASES STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES

Malavika Kannan, Reporter

January 25, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

The names Galileo, Shakespeare, and Van Gogh are familiar to almost every student at Seminole High School. However, few students recognize the names of Aryabhatta, Achebe, or Tagire— all illustrious international men or women from history. This is due to a trend in the education system called Eurocen...