THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

STRESS IMPACTS STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

STRESS IMPACTS STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

Sameeha Rashid, Section Editor

February 1, 2017

Although stress can be both positive and negative, it has the ability to hinder students’ effectiveness in school. Stress may vary between individuals, but all stress can result in insufficient grades, as well as changes in the behaviors and attitudes of students. By using methods such as yoga and ...

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN SCHOOLS

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN SCHOOLS

Sameeha Rashid, Section Editor

January 11, 2017

Students should be encouraged to share their ideas. Students are afraid of failure link a study to prove this, and teachers should boost their confidence levels by conducting discussions and prompting them to explain their opinions. This allows for the student to feel safe expressing themselves and ...

COSTS OF BEING A SENIOR

COSTS OF BEING A SENIOR

Landon Ludlow, Reporter

January 9, 2017

For most underclassmen, senior year is seen as an accomplishment: proof of surviving three years of high school. Seniors, however, are noticing some unforeseen aspects of their final year of high school. "I didn't expect it to be so expensive," senior James Nguyen commented. "And thinking about the fut...

HEALTH ACADEMY AMBASSADORS REPRESENT PROGRAM

HEALTH ACADEMY AMBASSADORS REPRESENT PROGRAM

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

December 12, 2016

As the season approaches for seniors to submit their college applications, 8th graders are also deciding on where to attend high school. Parents and students alike have many questions to ask about the different magnet programs offered and want to see a more personal perspective from students who are already i...

STUDENTS JUGGLE SCHOOL AND EXTRACURRICULARS

STUDENTS JUGGLE SCHOOL AND EXTRACURRICULARS

Taylor Harris, Section Editor

November 30, 2016

“I'm sorry have you tried working 30 hours a week with school and homework?” tweets Silda Romero. At Lake Mary High School, a student posted a tweet that said, “If you're not a student-athlete you have no idea what being ‘tired’ really is.” This led to uproar from working students and students en...

ACCOMMODATING DISABLED STUDENTS

ACCOMMODATING DISABLED STUDENTS

Kayla DeLotte, Reporter

November 18, 2016

Seminole is an extremely diverse campus that is full of tolerance and positivity. Administrators, teachers, and the school are willing to do whatever is necessary to assure that all students are properly accommodated. This mindset is especially applied to students who have disabilities, whether they...

GIRLS WHO CODE COMES TO SEMINOLE

GIRLS WHO CODE COMES TO SEMINOLE

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

November 11, 2016

Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization aimed at encouraging girls to enter the field of computer science, is coming to SHS in December. Student ambassadors and juniors Isabel Adamus and Cristalle Choi want the club to serve as a safe and supportive community for girls interested in learning how to...

SEMINOLE OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

SEMINOLE OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Malavika Kannan, Content Manager

November 2, 2016

Young people are not as enthused with politics as their older counterparts, notorious for their low voter turnout. A poll conducted by the Seminole Newspaper shows that over half of the student body is unsatisfied with either of the major candidates running for president this year. A random survey...

EMBRY-RIDDLE UNIVERSITY FLIES INTO SEMINOLE

EMBRY-RIDDLE UNIVERSITY FLIES INTO SEMINOLE

Ghesseh Afshari, Reporter

November 1, 2016

While Seminole State College offers a wide variety of courses, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a distinctive dual enrollment program unlike any other: a rigorous aeronautics curriculum. The dual enrollment program originated in 2013. It allows students from all across Seminole County to earn...

BLOCK DAYS PROMOTE PRODUCTIVITY

BLOCK DAYS PROMOTE PRODUCTIVITY

Landon Ludlow, Reporter

October 25, 2016

Block scheduling at Seminole is only a year old, but it has already provided countless benefits for students and staff. he new schedule was implemented at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year after some experimentation with new scheduling the year before. For underclassmen, block is the norm, but juniors ...

YOUNG POLITICIANS: TEACHERS MEET TO DISCUSS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

YOUNG POLITICIANS: TEACHERS MEET TO DISCUSS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Adrian De Guzman, Junior Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2016

Although the 2016 presidential election has been aberrantly engrossing, Seminole High School students became even more interested when the Young Politicians held a teacher debate between two highly regarded teachers: Mr. Jay Scofield and Ms. Dianne Newton. The debate focused on the two presidential cand...

LITTERING AND VANDALISM CONTINUE TO OCCUR

LITTERING AND VANDALISM CONTINUE TO OCCUR

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

October 14, 2016

Littering and vandalism are two substantial issues that have persisted through the years at SHS. Littering has been a continuing problem in many places because it causes potential environmental complications, such as killing plants and attracting harmful bacteria to an area, while being costly to clean ...