THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: AIDA LASHINSKY
I log out of the computer, swing my bag across my shoulder, and stride out of the room. The school day’s over now, but there’s still work to do. Walk through the flowing currents of people, out to the busses. Wait in line as the heat exhaust encases me.

“How was your day?” My friend asks me, the same lines we’ve repeated since seventh grade. “Alright,” I say. I look up and smile, waiting. “Just alright?” She asks. “No, it was good,” I say. The bus driver comes then, sporting her usual stone-cold, don’t-even-try-me face. Swaying in step, each foot after the other. She reaches the doors, and prys them open with her long, gold-painted fingernails. We pour on through.

Our seats have been taken this year, and we slide into R9. I always take the window seat in the afternoon. We sit there in silence, and I look out through the glass.

I come home to be greeted by a wailing cat, and the music of my dad’s guitar. Set down my bag only to swing it back upon my shoulder, haul my rusting cruiser down brick steps, and ride on into town.

Just four years ago I stepped into my first journalism class, to find my all-consuming passion. I love it all: the hours of editing videos, meeting new people, photographing events, sitting in on town meetings, reading and writing…

I arrive, and park my bike by the street curb. Walk into the Sanford Herald. “Hey, Aida!” My editor calls out. “Hi!” I reply. “Come on back”.

I walk past people and piles of paper to sit down on the same broken rolly chair as I have for months. It squeaks as I scoot towards the desk. We discuss my recent article on the “Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival,” and the events that I’ll be covering for future issues.

Journalism is my passion. It’s all about the stories, the people. I don’t know where I’ll be a year from now, but I do know that all I want to do is film more videos, write more articles, and photograph more events. Who knows? Maybe someday I will be a National Geographic journalist.

 



 

Aida Lashinsky, Editor-in-Chief

May 02, 2016
SEMINOLE REMINISCES ON PAST AS 2016’s SENIORS LEAVE (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN CONTROL (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: ANIMALS GAIN PRESENCE ON CAMPUS (Story/Media)
Feb 26, 2016
PHOTO GALLERY: BLACK HISTORY SHOW (Media)
Jan 29, 2016
DAY IN THE LIFE: Girls Varsity Soccer Edition (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
SHS HOSTS DINNER WITH LANGSTON (Story)
Jan 21, 2016
FIRST WINTER WEEK OCCURS AT SEMINOLE (Media)
Dec 11, 2015
SHS TAKES ACTION AGAINST EXCESSIVE PRINTING (Story/Media)
Dec 08, 2015
LEADERSHIP HOLDS ANTI-BULLYING PEP RALLY (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
DAY IN THE LIFE: Step Team Edition (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2015
ART SUBCONSCIOUSLY MOLDS MINDS (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
DAY IN THE LIFE: Leadership Edition (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
DAY IN THE LIFE: Football Edition (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
DAY IN THE LIFE: Dazzler Edition (Story)
Jan 26, 2015
DAY IN THE LIFE: CHEERLEADER EDITION (Story)
Jan 07, 2015
SHS MASCOT DESERVES MORE RESPECT (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
SEMINOLE PERFORMS IN ARTS ALIVE (Story)
Nov 01, 2014
NOVEMBER BRINGS NOVEL WRITING (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
INTERACT CLUB STANDS AGAINST SCHOOL BULLYING (Story)
Sep 27, 2014
IPADS ENTER CLASSROOMS (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
ALS CHALLENGE GOES VIRAL (Story)
May 05, 2014
CHUNKABLE: ACE THOSE AP EXAMS (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
SHS TO TEACH NEW LANGUAGES (Story)
Feb 27, 2014
BEAR-HUMAN INTERACTIONS IMPERIL ALL PARTICIPANTS: HOW TO PREVENT THEM (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
SHS DEFENDS TITLE IN ANNUAL ENVIROTHON (Story)
Feb 24, 2014
SHS SHOWCASES TALENT IN ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY SHOW (Story)
Dec 11, 2013
SHS’S CHORUS PERFORMS IN DISNEY’S CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL (Story)
Dec 07, 2013
CHUNKABLE: SEMINOLE COUNTY’S DECEMBER HOLIDAY EVENTS (Story)
Dec 06, 2013
SANFORD PRESENTS ALIVE AFTER 5 (Media)
Dec 05, 2013
BULL RUNNING COMES TO U.S. (Story)
Nov 23, 2013
CHARLIE CRIST RETURNS (Story)
Oct 21, 2013
WORLD OF GERMS: EVERYDAY ITEMS HOUSE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL GERMS (Story)
Oct 16, 2013
U.S. STOPS VACCINATIONS: COULD POLIO RETURN? (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
LITTER LEFT ON CAMPUS: WHEN WILL STUDENTS TAKE RESPONSIBILITY? (Story)
Sep 25, 2013
WOMAN DIES ON SIX FLAGS ROLLER COASTER: HOW SAFE ARE AMUSEMENT RIDES? (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
3D PRINTING WORKS ITS WAY INTO MORE PEOPLE’S LIVES (Story)
Sep 23, 2013
INVASIVE BURMESE PYTHONS MIGRATE NORTH (Story)