THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

FOOD PSYCHOLOGY: COLORS, CHOCOLATE, AND CONTROL

Keila Thomas, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2011


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Food is essential for the survival of the human race. Everyone needs to eat, but there are some who eat excessively. For obese people, their stomach does not register when they are full; thus they eat without portion control. The brain gets happy when people eat because it gives a comforting feeling...

COUPONS COUNT WHEN SAVING MONEY

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

The recession has caused many individuals to lose their jobs, and others have seen their wages decrease with hours cut from shifts. A result of this loss in income is the rise of coupons, with many families turning to these handy cut-outs to save a quick buck on readily used household products. Freshman...

LOST IN TRANSLATION: ONLINE TRANSLATION SERVICES HELP, HINDER STUDENTS

Sam Brenner, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2011


Filed under Student Life

Machine translation software, like the popular Google Translate and Yahoo Babel Fish, offer an enticing trade-off for students of foreign languages: type in an English version of whatever was assigned, and generate a translation into whichever language is required.  With the rise of free, online translators,...

SEMINOLE SCHOOLS STRANDED AS SALES TAX SLIPS AWAY?

Sam Brenner, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2011


Filed under Student Life

A referendum to continue the half-cent sales tax levied by the county for education was defeated in a general election on November 2, 2010.  The current one-cent sales tax, approved a decade ago, is poised to expire at the end of this calendar year.  The resulting lack of funding will cut off nearly...

TECHNOLOGY BRINGS FAR-FLUNG FAMILIES TOGETHER

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2011


Filed under Student Life

With texting and updating statues become compulsive behavior, families often find it difficult to communicate even at the dinner table. Although technology can be disruptive to familial communication, it can also be conducive to families that live far apart. Prior to the arrival of such services as...

DON’T DRIVE DUMB: TEENAGE DRIVING

Keila Thomas, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2011


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Driving is a privilege that most teens look forward to; some because of the freedom, others because they feel more responsible, and the few that want to drive to feel cool. Sophomore Iris Johnson shared that, “I think sophomores who are 15-16 feel they have to drive because we want to prove we are ...

DROOPY DRAWERS BILL BECOMES LAW AMIDST CONFLICTING OPINIONS

Krishnan Sethumadhavan, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2011


Filed under Student Life

Although Seminole High School’s dress code has long prohibited students from displaying their underpants to all and sundry on school campus, it is now officially against the law. State Senator Gary Siplin (D-19) has finally passed his long fought for bill that makes it illegal to “sag.” The...

GOOD JOBS LAST A LIFETIMES: TOP FIVE FUTURE JOB FIELDS

Keila Thomas, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2011


Filed under Student Life

A career that is chosen is supposed to last a lifetime, so it might as well be likable. Not only that, but it should be lucrative, stable, and stress free. With so many fields to go into, the following five jobs bellow have good salaries, require a degree, and are expected to increase in demand for the...

SEMINOLE SAYS GOODBYE TO BIOMETRIC SCANNERS AT LUNCH

Sam Brenner, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2011


Filed under Student Life

Biometric scanners, implemented at the beginning of last year for use in Seminole’s lunch lines, have been phased out after one year of service, and are no longer in use at SHS.  The scanners, which allowed students to quickly access their lunch-money accounts and pay for meals—with a literal touch...

SUMMER CHECKLIST: WHAT DID YOU GET DONE THIS SUMMER?

Travis Tanner

August 15, 2011


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

• Take a drive...I mean, get your license...well, turn 16 • Go to the beach • Get a gym membership (using it is optional) • Get a tan (Note: Tan via computer screen glare is completely acceptable) • Learn to live without Facebook?? • Go to a concert • Hang out with friends • Change...

QUICK GUIDE: BEST-SELLERS FOR SHS BOOKWORMS!

Theresa Joseph

August 15, 2011


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling: Thought the movies were good? SHS will definitely be on Felix Felicis (Luck Potion) while reading these. Harry adventures Hogwarts with his friends, Ron and Hermione, while he ensues the battle against Lord Voldemort. Join the nationwide Post-Potter-Depression epidemic and dis...

DESTINATION, COLLEGE: TIPS FOR VISITS AND PLANS

Safeena Kassoo

August 15, 2011


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

For rising juniors, college is closer than expected. For rising seniors, it’s practically waiting to jump out from behind the corner, either waiting to frighten or excite its future minions. Regardless, it is always helpful to get a head start on planning for college. There’s more to this winding...