THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

TREE PEOPLE: GOING BEYOND THE NAME

The students who sit under the trees near the media center, aptly named the

Jillian Kindy, Editor

January 17, 2018

The following article was featured in our fall print issue. Print copies can be accessed in the media center or your English classroom. “Tree people” is a well-known nickname at Seminole High School given to those who sit at the benches nearest to the library. Their name comes from the ...

#THROWBACK: THE “OG” TEACHERS OF IB

Sra. Sweigert has been at Seminole High School since the start of the IB program in 1998.

Mahek Shaikh, Activities Manager

December 20, 2017

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program was introduced at Seminole High School in the fall of 1998. Since then, many teachers have come and gone, helping the IB Program evolve to what it is today. Although almost twenty years have passed since its establishment, two teachers have been an integral ...

COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, AND COMING OUT

Despite the challenges they face, LGBTQ+ students of SHS have refused to be anything but unapologetically and unequivocally themselves. From exploring their identities to coming out to finding acceptance, it has been a life-changing journey for many. We talked to five LGBTQ+ students about their experiences.

Zyva Sheikh, Editor

December 12, 2017

SHS’s student body is a melting pot of races, religions, and viewpoints. It’s also home to a thriving LGBTQ+ community.   Although the LGBTQ+ students whom we interviewed said that they are treated well on campus, claiming that they face discrimination in society is an understatement. Many Am...

TALES FROM THANKSGIVING BREAK

Students share their wildest, weirdest, and wackiest stories from Thanksgiving break.

The Seminole Staff

November 29, 2017

From family dinners to Friendsgivings to Black Friday shopping, students at Seminole High School enjoy a variety of Thanksgiving traditions. However, during a week full of food comas and free time, things can quickly get out of hand. We asked Noles for their funniest, scariest, and craziest Thanksgiving...

CHEWY THE SAMOYED CHARMS SEMINOLE

Isabel Adamus created the popular Instagram account @chewythesamoyed to celebrate her dog, Chewy.

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

November 17, 2017

It's often said that dog is man’s best friend and man is dog's best friend. In the case of senior Isabel Adamus and her dog Chewy, this saying has never been truer. Wanting to share her lovable dog with the rest of the world, she created the popular "dogstagram" account @chewythesamoyed on Instagra...

FREAKY FEARS AT SHS

Seminole Students are freaking out over their irrational fears.

Serra Sowers, Photographer and Writer

October 31, 2017

It's Halloween and everyone is in the mood for a scare — or at least, a laugh from it. Almost everyone has an irrational fear, or a phobia, which is an intense fear that has been developed due to a bad experience. Irrational fears are quite common in teenagers and adults, especially when it com...

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH LEADERSHIP

A leadership member works on a banner for the Pink-Out pep rally.

Alexis Wood, Reporter

October 27, 2017

Almost every student at Seminole High School has heard of Leadership, the mastermind organization behind our school’s most popular events. From organizing our pep rallies to carrying out homecoming, Leadership is a vital part of our school. With a multitude of applicants for Leadership each year, many ...

#THROWBACK: CATCHING UP WITH HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN

The 2017-2018's Homecoming Queen and King nomination did not come as a shock to those who know the sweet couple.

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

October 25, 2017

For many students, becoming homecoming king or queen is at the top of their high school bucket list. However, this was not the case for this year’s homecoming winners, senior Mansoor Esfandieyar and senior Zoya Wazir. Two weeks after the homecoming hubbub has died down, they revisit one of the most exci...

WHERE IS ALL THE PEP?

Pep rallies are meant to excite the student population; however, the lack of pep rallies this year has taken a toll on school spirit.

Kierstin Phillips, Photographer

October 20, 2017

Since the start of the 2017-18 year, many have noticed that school spirit seems to be missing in the student body; the cancelling of several pep rallies has had a decidedly negative on the overall spirit of student body. However, students should know that Leadership is doing everything they can to re...

LARGER CLASS SIZES: THE LOWDOWN

Students and staff are both impacted by the increase in students on campus this year.

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017

As students entered their classrooms on the first day of school, anxiously searching for seat with their friends beyond the extent of the teacher’s gaze, they noticed an interesting phenomenon: there didn’t seem to be nearly enough chairs. In some classrooms at Seminole High School (SHS), teachers exper...

DON’T WAIT, OR YOU’LL BE LATE

Students head to the front office with their IDs to sign in.

Gwyneth Katker, Photographer

October 5, 2017

Seminole High School is about to launch a new student identification and tardy pass policy, creating a buzz among both students and staff. While most students are reluctant to accept these changes, these new policies will hopefully increase the security and efficiency of our campus.  Whenever on...

THE NAME GAME CONTINUES

Seminole High School has implemented names that revolve around the Seminole Indians.

Alexis Wood, Reporter

September 27, 2017

Seminole has had its fair share of problems in the past, but coming up with quirky building names has not been one - at least, not until 2015. Many students have realized that a few of our buildings are not named in the Seminole-themed fashion like the rest. These include the buildings commonly referred t...