THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

EXCHANGE STUDENTS CHASE THE AMERICAN DREAM

From left to right: Marwin Wongjarupun, Maria Motatilla, Kiia Toikka and Zoe Busche are the freshest kids on campus, as they are here from foreign countries.

Jessica Ty, Photographer

September 27, 2018

For many people across the world, living in America and learning English is an absolute dream. Kiia Toikka, Marvin Wongjarupun, Zoe Busche, and Maria Moratilla have done just that. Hailing from Finland, Thailand, Germany, and Spain, respectively, these four exchange students seek adventure, challeng...

NEW SHS AIRPLANE SOARS OFF THE RUNWAY

The new auto body building has now opened, and the students have been working on the Seminole High school plane, along with many other mechanics.

Kruthi Munugeti, Reporter

September 25, 2018

It’s a bird, it’s a plane--no need to go any further, it's a plane! Seminole High School has just acquired its own aircraft in the Career Center, which has been the talk of the campus since its arrival. The Cessna 150 is 52 years old and has the potential to be flown. For the students in the Aviatio...

0.7 MILES AWAY, TRANSPORTATION TROUBLES ARISE IN NGC

The bus ride to the NGC is part of the daily transportation hassle.

Zyva Sheikh, Malavika Kannan, and Kruthi Munugeti

September 21, 2018

The Edward Blacksheare Campus, commonly referred to as the Ninth Grade Center (NGC), has proven to be a blessing for some and a headache for others. Although it was built for the purpose of accommodating the yearly surge of freshmen, transportation has been one of its greatest challenges.  To connec...

CLASS OF 2019 DOMINATES NATIONAL MERIT QUALIFIER TEST

CLASS OF 2019 DOMINATES NATIONAL MERIT QUALIFIER TEST

Suhaib Hasan and Leyton Dudley

September 20, 2018

Each October, every high school junior in the nation sits down to take one of the most challenging tests of their lives: the PSAT, also known as the practice SAT. This rigorous test is used to determine which students will qualify as semifinalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship (NMSC), award...

NOT TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL: TIPS FOR HAVING A GREAT YEAR

Staying organized and joining clubs are a few ways to improve your school year.

Jennifer Schmid, Photographer

September 17, 2018

High school can be a frightening place. With the increase in school work, more responsibility, and ever present loom of college, students can crack under the pressure. However, there are actually many things to look forward to and enjoy out of this tough time. These 10 tips have been compiled to help...

PTSA OPENS COLLEGE CENTER FOR STUDENTS

SAT preparation books are among the resources that the new college center hopes to offer to students.

Samantha Flaute, Reporter

September 6, 2018

The Parent Teacher Student Association is a vital organization at Seminole High School, since it is in charge of overseeing budgets and planning events for students and faculty. This year, the PTSA has raised enough money to bring a college center to SHS. The new center will open on Nov. 1 in the Medi...

THE HIDDEN COST OF SUSPENSION: PART 1

Students in In-School Suspension (ISS) are expected to work independently on their assignments.

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018

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

Virtual school provides students with the opportunity to take classes outside of school.

Hannah Bensel, Designer

April 20, 2018

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?

A classroom in Warrior is brightly decorated as a space of language learning-- but should it be required?

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

April 17, 2018

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

Though both the Class Councils and Leadership help out the school in many ways, they are unique from each other and entail different responsibilities.

Alexis Wood, Reporter

April 10, 2018

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

The lack of toilet paper in Health Academy bathrooms makes under-the-stall transactions like this increasingly common.

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

April 6, 2018

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

Whether a picnic takes place on a grassy meadow near a river or at the beach, it's the company that makes the difference.

Sania Shaukat, Editor

April 4, 2018

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...