THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

MAKEUP-FREE ALICIA KEYS SPARKS DEBATE

MAKEUP-FREE ALICIA KEYS SPARKS DEBATE

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life, Top Stories

Alicia Keys announced in late May that she planned to go makeup-free. The singer attended events such as the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards in June, the Democratic National Convention in July, and promotions for NBC’s The Voice makeup-free. Despite these no-makeup appearances, Keys did ...

MR. MACK: NOT YOUR AVERAGE LEADERSHIP TEACHER

MR. MACK: NOT YOUR AVERAGE LEADERSHIP TEACHER

Renee Sang, Co-photo manager

September 27, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life, Top Stories

After previous Leadership advisor(?) Mrs. Janill Johnson left Seminole, Leadership had to transition to a new teacher, Mr. Alexander Mack. Seminole’s Leadership is responsible for organizing important school events throughout the year including organizing pep rallies, running homecoming week, creating fu...

AP CAPSTONE PROGRAM PREPARES STUDENTS FOR FUTURE

AP CAPSTONE PROGRAM PREPARES STUDENTS FOR FUTURE

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

September 20, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Students who have benefited from College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) classes have been excited to participate in the new Advanced Placement Capstone Program, designed to prepare students better for rigorous college curriculum. AP Capstone is a program designed by College Board to equip students to b...

WHAT DEFINES PRESENTABLE?

WHAT DEFINES PRESENTABLE?

Alana Baker, Co-Photography Manager

September 20, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Student Life, Top Stories

It is 2016, and women of color are still being told how to “properly” style their hair to conform to conventional beauty standards. An example of this is seen in South African schools where girls are being forced to comply with school codes of conducts that discourage students from wearing their nat...

PULSE SHOOTING: REMEMBERING LUIS VIELMA

PULSE SHOOTING: REMEMBERING LUIS VIELMA

Adrian De Guzman, Junior Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016


Filed under Current Events, Student Life, Top Stories

Last summer, on June 12, 2016, a horrible tragedy occurred during the early hours of the morning: 49 people lost their lives at the hands of the largest mass shooting in the history of the United States, including Seminole alumni Luis Vielma. The nation was shocked to learn that from 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. a ...

SEMINOLE FACES WATER CRISIS

SEMINOLE FACES WATER CRISIS

Adrian De Guzman, Junior Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Wednesday at around 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Seminole High School experienced a water main break, making the school’s water supply unsafe to use. Because of this, the school could not receive any water from the city of Sanford, disabling the use of any water fountains, toilets, or sinks. A water m...

Ms. Chirinos Steps into Role as New IB Counselor

Ms. Chirinos Steps into Role as New IB Counselor

Renee Sang, Co-photography manager

September 7, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

School counselors play a large role in many students' lives, and this year IB students will transition from Mrs. Craft, counselor from 2002 to 2016, to Ms. Erika Chirinos. Although only recently moving to Seminole, Chirinos is both qualified and prepared for her new position, as she has nine years...

POKÉMON GO TAKES ON SEMINOLE

POKÉMON GO TAKES ON SEMINOLE

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

September 1, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Since school started, students all over campus can be found chasing Pikachu through the hallways or during lunch. Pokèmon Go is a mobile-app game based off the popular Pokèmon franchise. It uses players’ GPS location and augmented reality to search and catch roaming Pokèmon. Players are allowed to custo...

CLASSROOM PROBLEMS STEM FROM LARGE AMOUNT OF FRESHMEN

CLASSROOM PROBLEMS STEM FROM LARGE AMOUNT OF FRESHMEN

Adrian De Guzman, Junior Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

With over 1,017 freshman on campus this year, it’s no surprise that the school is more crowded this year than it was last. Freshmen constitute over 30% of the 3,231 students on campus, which has led to problems with scheduling and class sizes. The effect of this inordinate amount of new students...

SENIORS WALK RUNWAY TO GRADUATION

SENIORS WALK RUNWAY TO GRADUATION

Mallika Dave, Reporter

May 26, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Graduation is approaching fast, and there are several requirements that seniors need to fulfill in order to receive their diplomas. Graduation will be taking place on May 26, 2016, at UCF in the CFE Arena at 2:30 p.m. Graduating seniors are to report at 1:15 p.m. and doors will open to the public a...

NICOLE SAPORITO ELECTED STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT

NICOLE SAPORITO ELECTED STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT

Malavika Kannan, Reporter

May 20, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Running on a campaign promise of uniting the school, junior Nicole Saporito was announced as the elected Student Body President. On May 17th, the students of Seminole High School took to the polls to vote on their president for the 2016-2017 year. As president, Saporito’s roles will include leading...

YOLANDA WILLIAMS PUSHES STUDENTS TO NEW HEIGHTS

YOLANDA WILLIAMS PUSHES STUDENTS TO NEW HEIGHTS

Adrian De Guzman, Activities Manager and Maliha Kareem, Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life

Ninth grade English teacher Ms. Yolanda Williams is an exceptional teacher, and has been recognized for this quality by being given the title of one of the “Highest Impact Teachers in the State of Florida.” This is an achievement not handed out lightly, as Williams is among only four teachers ...