THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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


Filed under Student Life

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


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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 ...

COLLEGES NOT AS IMPRESSED WITH CLUBS AS BELIEVED

COLLEGES NOT AS IMPRESSED WITH CLUBS AS BELIEVED

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

As college application season approaches, many seniors find themselves in a scramble to put more clubs on their resumes in an attempt to be the perfectly “well-rounded” applicant. However, some suggest that being in a multitude of clubs is not necessarily the key to college acceptance. For example,...

CULTURAL CLUBS ALLOW STUDENTS TO BE REPRESENTED

CULTURAL CLUBS ALLOW STUDENTS TO BE REPRESENTED

Thu-Minh Nguyen, Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Clubs such as Asian Student Association and Muslim Student Association each spotlight the features of a certain culture, incorporating traditional aspects such as foods, activities, and informative characteristics in the meetings. By accommodating a number of clubs that showcase the array of cultures...

PAREENA SHARMA ELEVATES KEY CLUB

PAREENA SHARMA ELEVATES KEY CLUB

MEGANA VONGURU, REPORTER

October 4, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life, Top Stories

From a young age, senior Pareena Sharma made it her duty to be as involved in the community as possible. She has always been a leader, so when she entered high school her first step was to join Key club. Key Club is an international organization that provides students with community service opportun...

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...