THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Malavika Kannan and Serra Sowers

January 16, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

The following article was featured in our fall print issue. Print copies can be accessed in the media center or your English classroom. If you head north from the Seminole High office, cross the bus loop, and look to your left, you’ll see a little green house. Knock on the door, and you might...

MAKYLA DANIELS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MAKYLA DANIELS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Shafana Mohammad, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Top Stories

Many people dream of having the attention of cameras. For senior Makyla Daniels, that dream became a reality, because she was chosen to star in a Canadian documentary called Girls on the Bus. Canadian media company TVO is working with director and producer Maureen Judge to create this documentary. Gir...

#THROWBACK: THE “OG” TEACHERS OF IB

#THROWBACK: THE “OG” TEACHERS OF IB

Mahek Shaikh, Activities Manager

December 20, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program was introduced at Seminole High School in the fall of 1998. Since then, many teachers have come and gone, helping the IB Program evolve to what it is today. Although almost twenty years have passed since its establishment, two teachers have been an integral ...

NEW ID POLICY STRUGGLES FOR ACCEPTANCE

NEW ID POLICY STRUGGLES FOR ACCEPTANCE

Gwyneth Katker, Photographer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Editorials, Top Stories

The new Tardy Hero system that SHS implemented has met opposition from several students. Although the administration intends to improve school security and streamline the processing of student tardies, the challenge so far has been to get students to comply to the new policy by wearing their student...

GABRIEL TORO STRIVES FOR GOALS

GABRIEL TORO STRIVES FOR GOALS

Leyton Dudley, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight, Top Stories

From the moment freshman Gabriel Toro stepped onto the field, he knew that soccer would play an essential role in his life. His career began at the age of three in Brazil, and he continued pursuing his dreams when he moved to the United States two years later. Now, as one of two freshmen on the Semi...

STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS TAKE THE CAKE

STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS TAKE THE CAKE

Serra Sowers, Writer/Photographer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Top Stories

Nobody ever said that being a high school senior was a piece of cake, but seniors Katelynn Phipps and Nick Jambe are determined to make it as sweet as possible. The duo of entrepreneurs recently founded the Hidden Bunny Cupcake bakery, based off of their website, hbcupcakes.com. There, customers c...

PIA VOLLMANN TAKES ON AMERICA

PIA VOLLMANN TAKES ON AMERICA

Malavika Kannan and Serra Sowers

December 12, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Top Stories

Starting at Seminole High School can be an experience full of firsts for everyone, from the first class to first pep rally to first dance. But for sophomore Pia Vollmann, an exchange student from Germany, her bucket list included her first Universal visit, first time surfing, first Black Friday shopping tr...

COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, AND COMING OUT

COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, AND COMING OUT

Zyva Sheikh, Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

SHS’s student body is a melting pot of races, religions, and viewpoints. It’s also home to a thriving LGBTQ+ community.   Although the LGBTQ+ students whom we interviewed said that they are treated well on campus, claiming that they face discrimination in society is an understatement. Many Am...

MR. STUMP PICKS UP JUNK

MR. STUMP PICKS UP JUNK

Kierstin Phillips, Photographer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Top Stories

On an average school day, the lovely sights of Seminole High School include, but are not limited to, plates of uneaten breakfast on the Renegade stairs, straw wrappers littering the grass, and empty snack packets scattered around the foliage for that extra touch. While many students have accepted thi...

PARKING PROBLEMS AT SEMINOLE

PARKING PROBLEMS AT SEMINOLE

Mansoor Esfandieyar, Photographer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Finding parking at Seminole High School can be a struggle. Just ask senior Nicholas Marasigan, who nearly missed his first period trying to find a place to park. "Once, I arrived at school five minutes late and had to wait about 30 minutes to find an empty parking space," Marasigan said. As enro...

TO KNEEL OR NOT TO KNEEL?

TO KNEEL OR NOT TO KNEEL?

Zyva Sheikh, Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

The following editorial was published in an abridged form in our November 2017 print issue. Print copies can be found in English classrooms or in the media center. Breaking news: people exercising their freedom of speech are, yet again, criticized and labeled as disrespectful. On Aug. 26, 2017, Colin...

WHIMSICAL WINTER WEEK

WHIMSICAL WINTER WEEK

Alexis Wood, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

It is that magical time of the year when 'Noles dress up for Winter Week! Organized by Leadership, the five days of dress-up and festivities are centered around community and charity. Since the season of giving is approaching, Leadership encourages students to bring in their canned foods and particip...