THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

STUDENTS WRITE HUNDREDS OF LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT

STUDENTS WRITE HUNDREDS OF LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

On Friday, close to 400 Seminole students walked out of class to express solidarity with the victims of gun violence nationwide. As part of the demonstration, students signed over 250 letters to state representative Jason Brodeur and senator Marco Rubio to demand increased gun reform. "To stand in [su...

SEMINOLE WALKS OUT FOR CHANGE

SEMINOLE WALKS OUT FOR CHANGE

Serra Sowers, Zyva Sheikh, Malavika Kannan, and Leyton Dudley

March 2, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

The students of Seminole High School have had enough. Today at 12:30 p.m., they staged a walkout protest to demand gun reform from their legislators. “This walkout at SHS is being done to stand in solidarity with those lost and those survivors at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) shooting and all...

SEMINOLE CROWNS NEW MISS SHS

SEMINOLE CROWNS NEW MISS SHS

Jillian Kindy, Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Grace, poise, and beauty are generally the focus of pageants, but Seminole High School’s annual Miss SHS scholarship competition focuses on academic merit, skills, and talent. After weeks of preparation, the new 2018-19 Miss SHS was crowned last night: IB junior and our very own junior editor-in-c...

PROM: WORTH THE COST, OR JUST A LOSS?

PROM: WORTH THE COST, OR JUST A LOSS?

Sania Shaukat, Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Depending on one's viewpoint, prom can be seen as a once-in-a-lifetime experience or an unnecessary American rite of passage. But is it really worth all the stir and the uproar — the angst about who to go with, planning promposals, what to wear and how much to spend? “My darkest secret from high school: I did...

FROM THE HALLWAYS TO THE WEDDING AISLE

FROM THE HALLWAYS TO THE WEDDING AISLE

Malavika Kannan, Junior Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Zoey Rosenblatt is not your average Health Academy senior. She wears a ring on her finger and counts down the days until Sept. 22. While most of her classmates worry about finding a prom dress, she worries about finding a wedding dress. That’s because Rosenblatt is among the small but growing populat...

WINTER OLYMPICS ENCOURAGE KOREAN HARMONY

WINTER OLYMPICS ENCOURAGE KOREAN HARMONY

Serra Sowers, Photographer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Olympic fever has taken Seminole by storm, with the symbolic Olympic torch becoming reignited after two years in the dark. Located in PyeongChang, South Korea, 91 countries are represented in over 15 events. Since the opening ceremony on Feb. 9, these Games have been making history. For example,...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: FROZEN NITROGEN ICE CREAM

RESTAURANT REVIEW: FROZEN NITROGEN ICE CREAM

Alexis Wood, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

When heading down Alafaya towards UCF, there are several whimsical eateries to explore. The newest ice cream parlor, Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream, has caused quite a stir among Seminole students with incredible dishes like frozen cereal. I visited to get the latest scoop on this popular ice cream joint. Walki...

HEALTH ACADEMY STUDENTS PREPARE FOR MEDICAL CAREERS

HEALTH ACADEMY STUDENTS PREPARE FOR MEDICAL CAREERS

Alexis Wood, Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life, Top Stories

Seminole High School is home to a variety of programs: the traditional program, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and the Health Academy. The students in Health Academy are given the opportunity to focus on the medical career route, taking specialized classes in these courses to become bett...

ACING THE SAT: TIPS FROM THE PROS

ACING THE SAT: TIPS FROM THE PROS

Sania Shaukat and Jennifer Schmid

February 16, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, most commonly referred to as the SAT, is a standardized test that students take to increase their chances of earning college admissions. The SAT assesses a student's math, writing, and reading levels. There are two sections to the test, each scored on a 200 to 800 point sc...

GROWING UP IN THE AGE OF MASS SHOOTINGS

GROWING UP IN THE AGE OF MASS SHOOTINGS

Leyton Dudley, Zyva Sheikh, and Malavika Kannan

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Today, principal Dr. Connie Collins made a solemn announcement over the intercom. She was informing students of yesterday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which claimed 17 lives. It should have been shocking. But here’s the thing— it wasn’t. Because ...

ELLE TAYLOR DAZZLES THE DANCE FLOOR

ELLE TAYLOR DAZZLES THE DANCE FLOOR

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

The Dazzlers have a stellar reputation at SHS, known for their hard work and graceful dancing. One Varsity Dazzler, however, is a freshman. Elle Taylor, a Health Academy student, has had her sights set on being a Dazzler for years. Now, that dream has become a reality.    Taylor has been atte...

IB STUDENTS HOLD ANNUAL ART SHOW

IB STUDENTS HOLD ANNUAL ART SHOW

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

The International Baccalaureate (IB) art students at SHS are not only academically skilled, but artistically talented as well. Yesterday evening, these  students presented their treasured works of art at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center during the annual IB art show. IB Visual Arts teacher Kath...