THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

THE HIDDEN COST OF SUSPENSION: PART 1

THE HIDDEN COST OF SUSPENSION: PART 1

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Note: Student names have been changed for privacy. Ashley was the kind of teen who normally didn’t crack under pressure. After all, the freshman had grown up with five siblings— three brothers and two sisters, to be exact— in a single-parent household headed by her mom, a former fitness trainer. Sh...

SUMMER SCHOOL OFFERED VIA SCVS AND PLATO

SUMMER SCHOOL OFFERED VIA SCVS AND PLATO

Hannah Bensel, Designer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Student Life

In the event of failing a class, there are multiple actions that a student can take. Seminole County Schools offers both Seminole County Virtual School (SCVS) and PLATO as opportunities for credit recovery. “Summer school is for students who have already failed a course, and are planning on rem...

SHOULD STUDENTS BE REQUIRED TO TAKE FOREIGN LANGUAGES?

SHOULD STUDENTS BE REQUIRED TO TAKE FOREIGN LANGUAGES?

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

NO: STUDENTS NOT FOR-EIGN LANGUAGES By Leyton Dudley, Reporter Foreign language classes are known to be challenging but rewarding if the right amount of work and effort is put in. However, students at SHS-- especially those in the Health Academy Program-- hold a strong belief that foreign language classe...

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CLASS COUNCILS AND LEADERSHIP EXPLAINED

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CLASS COUNCILS AND LEADERSHIP EXPLAINED

Alexis Wood, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Students often confuse Leadership and Student Class Council; while both clubs are responsible for planning school-related events, there are many differences between them. "Leadership is the student government of the school — we are a group of kids who run school spirit. We’re like the connect...

UNHEALTHY PRACTICES DISCOVERED IN HEALTH ACADEMY BATHROOMS

UNHEALTHY PRACTICES DISCOVERED IN HEALTH ACADEMY BATHROOMS

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Recently, students have observed unhygienic habits being practiced every day in the Seminole High School bathrooms. Ironically, the most unhealthy practices have been occurring in Health Academy, whose restrooms frequently lack critical supplies like toilet paper, soap, and towels. Health Academy f...

SEMINOLE’S GUIDE TO PLANNING PERFECT PICNICS

SEMINOLE’S GUIDE TO PLANNING PERFECT PICNICS

Sania Shaukat, Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Picnicking is the pinnacle of social activities in the Sunshine State. From casual lunches and barbecues with close friends to long days out for family reunions, picnics provide an easygoing environment to catch up and entertain all kinds of company. When it comes to planning the perfect picnic, there’s n...

PROM 101: HOW TO BE A BALLER ON A BUDGET

PROM 101: HOW TO BE A BALLER ON A BUDGET

Mansoor Esfandieyar, Photographer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Prom is around the corner, and while students figure out what to wear and who to go with, they find that getting ready can be an overwhelming experience. Girls, in particular, seem to have multiple tasks that contribute to their readiness for this special day. This lengthy list includes taking care of th...

HONOR GRAD SEASON SWEEPS SEMINOLE

HONOR GRAD SEASON SWEEPS SEMINOLE

Kayla DeLotte, Business/Social Media Manager

April 2, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Student Life

The season for awarding honor graduates has arrived, filling Seminole High School with sentimentality and excitement. Honor Grad, as it is colloquially known, is a coveted title that relates to a student’s GPA. There are three different levels to graduating with honors: Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and...

SEMINOLE FOCUSES ON CAMPUS SECURITY

SEMINOLE FOCUSES ON CAMPUS SECURITY

Serra Sowers, Photographer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Student Life

In 2018 alone, there have been 18 incidents in which a gun was discharged on a school campus. However, it was the shooting  at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 17 students lost their lives to an active shooter, that raised the overall concern of the safety of public schools around the...

STUDENTS WRITE HUNDREDS OF LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT

STUDENTS WRITE HUNDREDS OF LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

On Friday, close to 400 Seminole students walked out of class to express solidarity with the victims of gun violence nationwide. As part of the demonstration, students signed over 250 letters to state representative Jason Brodeur and senator Marco Rubio to demand increased gun reform. "To stand in [su...

PROM: WORTH THE COST, OR JUST A LOSS?

PROM: WORTH THE COST, OR JUST A LOSS?

Sania Shaukat, Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Depending on one's viewpoint, prom can be seen as a once-in-a-lifetime experience or an unnecessary American rite of passage. But is it really worth all the stir and the uproar — the angst about who to go with, planning promposals, what to wear and how much to spend? “My darkest secret from high school: I did...

FROM THE HALLWAYS TO THE WEDDING AISLE

FROM THE HALLWAYS TO THE WEDDING AISLE

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Zoey Rosenblatt is not your average Health Academy senior. She wears a ring on her finger and counts down the days until Sept. 22. While most of her classmates worry about finding a prom dress, she worries about finding a wedding dress. That’s because Rosenblatt is among the small but growing populat...