THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

APRIL SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

As of 2000, the blue ribbon represents sexual assault awareness in the United States. Photo credit to https://www.efr.org/sexual-assault-awareness-month/ .

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

April 23, 2020

The month of April honors sexual assault awareness, encouraging communities to show support to the millions of unheard voices and survivors of sexual assault. Sexual assault is defined as the violence against another person for power over another, taking the other person’s choice away.  Victims o...

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-ISOLATION IN THEL U.S.

To help stop the spread if the coronavirus, the CDC is beginning to enforce social-distancing up to 6 feet apart.

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Amidst the spread of the coronavirus, many have taken part in self-quarantine to prevent its spread. Entire populations are practicing social distancing in an attempt to be good samaritans and promote safety in this time of global crisis. Self-isolation also allows for those who are more susceptible...

HEALTH ACADEMY OVERVIEW

Senior Health Academy students have many opportunities that can bring them further in their desired health field.

Julio Roman, Reporter

March 3, 2020

At Seminole High, a variety of programs are offered to students interested in exploring more knowledge. These include the International Baccalaureate program, PSI High, and the Academy of Health Careers. Commonly referred to Health Academy, students learn several different skills in this program that wil...

NETFLIX VS. DISNEY+ VS. HULU

Netflix, Disney plus, and Hulu are each different streaming platforms that appeal to varying audiences.

Julio Roman, Reporter

February 28, 2020

On Nov. 12, Disney released their take on video streaming with their own mobile app, Disney+. This newly created application is a strong competitor for already established streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. Disney+ includes various movies from different franchises, including Marvel movies such as...

Bye-Bye Common Core

The Common Core Standards, an educational initiative since 2010, are recently being eliminated.

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 24, 2020

This year, a new major change is happening in the K-12 school systems: the removal of Common Core to Benchmarks to Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). While some are excited for a revision in public schools’ academic approach, many teachers and parents are concerned about the effects of this chang...

THE WAR FOR THE TRUTH

THE WAR FOR THE TRUTH

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Social media serves as a means of connecting people around the world, but can also be the cause of many social disputes. Globally, people have been using social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to express political beliefs, support candidates, and campaign for elections. However...

CORONA CRISIS

CORONA CRISIS

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

February 7, 2020

A global outbreak of the coronavirus is killing hundreds around the world and inciting fear amongst nations unexposed to the virus. With the high death toll and the increasing number of affected people, countries all over the world are left in fear as to how to protect their citizens. The 2019 Nov...

MEGXIT

Duchess Meghan Markle makes history with her and Prince Harry retiring from the Royal family

Anusha Sikand, Reporter

January 30, 2020

In 2017, Meghan Markle became a national British icon when she married the Duke of Sussex, more commonly known as Prince Harry. Megan Markle, a former actress, is the second American member of the British royal family. Markle was raised in Los Angeles, California and has a mixed ethnic heritage being ...

CHINA KEEPING MUSLIMS IN CAMPS

Everyday, more and more Chinese Muslims are harassed and taken away to camps.

Anusha Sikand and Michelle Arshad

January 7, 2020

Religious persecution is not a new concept to be covered in Earth’s history. Time and time again, religious groups have been tried, punished, and sentenced for their opinions and ways of life. Most of the population treat such events as archaic, despite the close proximity religious persecution has to th...

SEIZURES: MORE COMMON THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

The risk of seizures should be known by all and local ERs provide tips on how to help those suffering.

Anusha Sikand, Report

December 9, 2019

In an instant, a seizure can be deadly. About 1 in 1,000 people die a year due to uncontrollable seizures. A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain that can cause changes in your behavior, movements, feelings, and levels of consciousness. Seizures have levels of intensity that are exp...

OPIOID EPIDEMIC HARMS LIVES

Our generations opiod crisis grows more everyday, leaving an increasing damage to our society.

Anusha Sikand and Michelle Arshad

December 5, 2019

In today’s day and age, drugs have become a prevalent mainstream activity among many of America’s youth. From common culture drugs such as tobacco and alcohol to those with heavier consequences, drugs have stormed the United States with a booming impact. Whether it be ourselves or someone we know...

SEXUAL ASSAULT AT ALARMING RATES IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES:

SEXUAL ASSAULT AT ALARMING RATES IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES:

Anusha Sikand and Ritika Vonguru

November 21, 2019

“I once saw a girl getting kidnapped near the University of Tampa and that traumatized me a lot. You hear about these dangerous instances but it is different when we witness [them] first hand.” said senior Aya Hassan. This is only one of many campus sexual assault stories.    Defining Se...