THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

0.7 MILES AWAY, TRANSPORTATION TROUBLES ARISE IN NGC

0.7 MILES AWAY, TRANSPORTATION TROUBLES ARISE IN NGC

Zyva Sheikh, Malavika Kannan, and Kruthi Munugeti

September 21, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

The Edward Blacksheare Campus, commonly referred to as the Ninth Grade Center (NGC), has proven to be a blessing for some and a headache for others. Although it was built for the purpose of accommodating the yearly surge of freshmen, transportation has been one of its greatest challenges.  To connec...

CLASS OF 2019 DOMINATES NATIONAL MERIT QUALIFIER TEST

CLASS OF 2019 DOMINATES NATIONAL MERIT QUALIFIER TEST

Suhaib Hasan and Leyton Dudley

September 20, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Each October, every high school junior in the nation sits down to take one of the most challenging tests of their lives: the PSAT, also known as the practice SAT. This rigorous test is used to determine which students will qualify as semifinalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship (NMSC), award...

FIERTÉ DE LA TRIBU SAYS “BONJOUR” TO FRANCE

FIERTÉ DE LA TRIBU SAYS “BONJOUR” TO FRANCE

Kenedy Musante, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

The new school year has brought a new band theme for the Pride of the Tribe: Cirque Du Soleil. The theme was inspired by the band’s invitation to perform with the Marching Chiefs of Florida State University in the 75th Annual D-Day parade, which will take place next June in Normandy, France. The b...

DEAR FRESHMAN ME (Volume II)

DEAR FRESHMAN ME (Volume II)

Malavika Kannan, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Editor’s Note: This is the latest installment in The Seminole’s annual tradition of obligatorily cheesy senior self-reflection. To read last year’s Dear Freshman Me by Kayla DeLotte, click here. Dear Freshman Me (and all the other freshmen out there), Right now, you’re scared. It’s the secon...

FOOTBALL STARS RISE TO SUCCESS

FOOTBALL STARS RISE TO SUCCESS

Kenedy Musante and Leyton Dudley

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spotlight, Top Stories

For many high school athletes entering junior year, being recruited and committing to a college is a dream come true. The new school year has brought along a new football season, and with it, a new year of competition for athletes who strive to make it to the top. Juniors Zion Jackson, Jordan Davis and ...

ASIAN AUGUST SHIFTS SPOTLIGHT

ASIAN AUGUST SHIFTS SPOTLIGHT

Zayna Sheikh, Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

The exclusion of Asians in Hollywood has been a persistent problem since the dawn of the movie industry. Diversifying American media has been a painstakingly slow process, but finally, it seems that progress is being made. Within one month, two wildly successful blockbuster Asian-led movies were released:...

GET BIG OR GO HOME: FORGOTTEN SPORTS AT SEMINOLE

GET BIG OR GO HOME: FORGOTTEN SPORTS AT SEMINOLE

Suhaib Hasan, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Although Seminole High School competes in 15 different sports, only two are widely known across campus. In the midst of all the praise over football and basketball, many sports seem to be forgotten. Without recognition, teams and players suffer a loss in morale caused by an absence of student suppor...

PTSA OPENS COLLEGE CENTER FOR STUDENTS

PTSA OPENS COLLEGE CENTER FOR STUDENTS

Samantha Flaute, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

The Parent Teacher Student Association is a vital organization at Seminole High School, since it is in charge of overseeing budgets and planning events for students and faculty. This year, the PTSA has raised enough money to bring a college center to SHS. The new center will open on Nov. 1 in the Medi...

STUDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST BACK TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

STUDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST BACK TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

Michelle Arshad, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Editorials, Top Stories

As students shop for pens, pencils, and paper, a new item has been added to their list: bullet proof vests in case of school shootings. In the recent years, school shootings have become a tragic phenomenon in our country. This makes it easy to forget the real problem--that the students of America are b...

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...