THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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...

RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE INADEQUATELY COVERED GLOBALLY

RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE INADEQUATELY COVERED GLOBALLY

Katherine Lachcik, Copy Editor

January 6, 2016


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In recent months, the terrorist organization named the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been covered on major news outlets virtually every day. They are responsible for thousands of civilian casualties worldwide and follow a meticulously constructed, fundamentalist set of beliefs based on the religion of Islam. However, acts of ...

EQUAL PAY: NECESSITY IN 21ST CENTURY

EQUAL PAY: NECESSITY IN 21ST CENTURY

Katelyn Liston, Design Editor

December 8, 2015


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Since women in America began regularly working outside the home during the Civil War, they have received a lower salary than men. Despite the amount of effort they put into their work compared to the male, when both a woman and a man complete the same task, a female is not compensated as much. This is...

CALENDAR CLASHES WITH BELIEFS

CALENDAR CLASHES WITH BELIEFS

Maliha Kareem, Reporter

November 23, 2015


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Too often religious discrimination can be seen when one religion is given a privilege another group of equal or greater size is not. Seminole County schools have a very diverse student body. Many students from all types of backgrounds are eager to be enrolled at Seminole High. Amidst the student body...

CLASS PARTICIPATION BENEFITS STUDENTS

CLASS PARTICIPATION BENEFITS STUDENTS

Mallika Dave, Reporter

November 20, 2015


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Class participation is a helpful way to engage students in class and teachers often utilize this to enhance a student’s learning process. By including class participation in their lessons, students will benefit in the long term. Pushing kids to verbally speak in class sparks further discussions among stude...

BATHROOM SECURITY NEEDED AT SEMINOLE

BATHROOM SECURITY NEEDED AT SEMINOLE

Brea Jones, Multimedia Manager

November 17, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Incidents are bound to happen all around campus, and a number of those happen in the bathrooms at Seminole. Students on campus use the bathroom when it is unnecessary. This is a problem for Seminole High, along with a number of other schools. Students often ask to go to the bathroom as an excuse to leave c...

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: LEADING TO UNCULTURED GENERATION?

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: LEADING TO UNCULTURED GENERATION?

Mallika Dave, Reporter

November 3, 2015


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Cultural appropriation is defined as the adoption of elements from a different culture, often without consent. Members of society frequently adopt parts of another culture for purely aesthetic reasons, ignoring the cultural significance behind it. The appropriation of cultures arguably devalues them...

Gender Roles Limit Youth

Gender Roles Limit Youth

Zoya Wazir, Copy Editor

October 20, 2015


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Gender roles have been a commonality in society for ages, placing a set precedent for many youths to follow. However, these roles are outdated in today’s world, and limit what a person can achieve purely based on the gender they were born as. Starting at a young age, advertisements push boys towards...

LANA DEL REY RELEASES HONEYMOON

LANA DEL REY RELEASES HONEYMOON

Mallika Dave, Reporter

October 16, 2015


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Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, released her fourth studio album, Honeymoon, on September 18, 2015. The album captures elements similar to her previous albums Born to Die and Paradise, which were released in 2012. Both were critically acclaimed for their vint...

WHITEWASHING THRIVES IN HOLLYWOOD

WHITEWASHING THRIVES IN HOLLYWOOD

Maliha Kareem, Reporter

October 14, 2015


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In the eyes of Hollywood, the lighter a person's skin is correlates directly with their success. 'White washing' can be seen throughout history. This is when Hollywood often casts caucasian actors to play a role of someone of color, such as The Last Airbender, A Beautiful Mind, The Hunger Games, etc.  Th...