THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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...

ATHLETES SPEAK OUT FROM BENCH

ATHLETES SPEAK OUT FROM BENCH

Leyton Dudley and Malavika Kannan

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It lies beyond the dazzling gleam of the football pitch. It's tucked away from the screaming crowds, forgotten by the hysterical harbingers of fame and glory. Known as "the bench," it's the place where athletes languish in obscurity, and big dreams go to die. Since many of Seminole High School's sports...

FIRST TAKE AIMS FOR FIRST PLACE

FIRST TAKE AIMS FOR FIRST PLACE

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

First Take, Seminole High School’s renowned a capella group, placed first at the Varsity Vocal quarterfinals of the International Championships of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) on Feb. 17. This is their first time competing in ICHSA and the musicians will be going to Douglasville, Ga. on March 24 f...

NOLL PROMOTED TO IB COORDINATOR

NOLL PROMOTED TO IB COORDINATOR

Jennifer Schmid, Photographer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Spotlight, Top Stories

Already one of the International Baccalaureate program’s most beloved math teachers, IB Mathematics teacher Ms. Donna Noll was recently promoted to IB Coordinator, having expressed interest in the position after teaching math for over 20 years. This new position will allow her to impact the IB community ...

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...