THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

THE HIDDEN COST OF SUSPENSION: PART 1

THE HIDDEN COST OF SUSPENSION: PART 1

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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...

TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE

TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE

Kierstin Phillips, Photographer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Silky red curtains revealed the scene in the KWC this Sunday when the Seminole High School Theatre Company (SHSTC) performed their last show of the year. The play, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," was a musical comedy about a group of tweens who participate in the famous Putnam County Sp...

SHOULD STUDENTS BE REQUIRED TO TAKE FOREIGN LANGUAGES?

SHOULD STUDENTS BE REQUIRED TO TAKE FOREIGN LANGUAGES?

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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...

CHERRY LIMEADE: COMING SOON TO THEATERS NEAR YOU

CHERRY LIMEADE: COMING SOON TO THEATERS NEAR YOU

Serra Sowers, Photographer and Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Two Seminole High School seniors, Joseph Salamone and Devin Ramey, have established their own film company: Aggressively Okay Production Company (AOK). Salamone and Ramey write, film, and produce short films under the AOK label. With over 500 views on YouTube, their debut film, Cherry Limeade, has be...

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CLASS COUNCILS AND LEADERSHIP EXPLAINED

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CLASS COUNCILS AND LEADERSHIP EXPLAINED

Alexis Wood, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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...

THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE CLASSROOM: WEAPONS ON CAMPUS

THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE CLASSROOM: WEAPONS ON CAMPUS

Zyva Sheikh, Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Welcome to the United States of America: the country that previously banned the sale of Kinder Surprise Eggs out of fear that they would be a choking hazard for children, but remains adamant on enabling its civilians to own an AK-47, a weapon that is far more capable of claiming a life than a plastic ...

EDWARD BLACKSHEARE CAMPUS HONORS LOCAL EDUCATOR

EDWARD BLACKSHEARE CAMPUS HONORS LOCAL EDUCATOR

Adrian De Guzman, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018


Filed under Spotlight, Top Stories

This Tuesday, the school board for Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) voted to name Seminole High School’s Ninth Grade Center. It will now be called the Edward Blacksheare Campus in honor of longtime Sanford educator Edward Blacksheare. Blacksheare, 92, received the award in honor of the work he has d...

SEMINOLE’S GUIDE TO PLANNING PERFECT PICNICS

SEMINOLE’S GUIDE TO PLANNING PERFECT PICNICS

Sania Shaukat, Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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...

PROM 101: HOW TO BE A BALLER ON A BUDGET

PROM 101: HOW TO BE A BALLER ON A BUDGET

Mansoor Esfandieyar, Photographer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Prom is around the corner, and while students figure out what to wear and who to go with, they find that getting ready can be an overwhelming experience. Girls, in particular, seem to have multiple tasks that contribute to their readiness for this special day. This lengthy list includes taking care of th...

GOLDEN NOLES CREATE CONTROVERSY

GOLDEN NOLES CREATE CONTROVERSY

March 30, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

In the past years, the tradition of the "Golden Noles” has evolved into a rivalry among the senior class. This annual superlative contest involves students voting for seniors to win a variety of characterized awards, such as “Best Smile,” “Best Dressed,” “Class Clown,” or “Most Likely to ...

MEXICO TO FLORIDA: XIMENA SALAZAR’S JOURNEY

MEXICO TO FLORIDA: XIMENA SALAZAR’S JOURNEY

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under Spotlight, Top Stories

To many immigrants like Ximena Salazar, the United States is a land of many opportunities. Salazar, currently a sophomore in the IB program, is one of many who moved to the United States to take advantage of these opportunities. She moved to Florida two years ago from Mexico when her father’s job transf...

OPINION: A WALK IN MY HIJAB

OPINION: A WALK IN MY HIJAB

Mahek Shaikh, Activities Manager

March 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

My freshman year of high school was full of firsts. I went to my first pep rally, saw my first school fight, and was called a terrorist for the first time. It’s safe to say that freshman year was quite the experience for me. As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman in the west, I have grown accustomed to t...