THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

Sam Brenner

in which Sam becomes an old, curmudgeonly veteran of the editing world


It’s open; come in. Yes, you! Do you see anyone else here? Hrmph. Please, do come in; I don’t often get visitors in this imaginary office of mine. A reporter for Seminole’s newspaper, you say? What? You changed the name? Bah! In my day, we were just The Seminole, plain and simple. Hrmph. Oh, don’t just stand there! Have a seat—it’s no extra charge.

So, you want to talk about how the newspaper used to—hey! Put down that auto-transcriber for once! Learn to use a pen! There’s one big difference: back when we took down a quote, we’d be racing so fast to write it all that our handwriting would be so bad that we’d make it up in the end! Tsk tsk. Kids these days—all so lazy. In my day, we did our slacking off on Facebook. Boy, how that train wreck crashed.


Anyway, you want to know about how it was to be editor in chief? Well, boy, was I excited to start! We had so many great changes planned for that year, with a staff bigger than ever before. Yes, there were so many new features we were excited about: starting A Day in the Life, bringing back ‘Nole Nose, and doing more reviews than ever before. There was so much we thought we’d be able to bring the rest of the school.

How’d we have time for all that? Good question, especially because we still had to do all our own typing and layouts by hand. Facebook was only for looking at other people’s faces, not for reading your facial gestures to determine your every thought! Still, just like you all do, we stayed busy! Kept us off the streets, unlike you hooligans nowadays. Hrmph! Yessir, I spent my time tinkering with old electronics in my room—well, they were new back then—and preparing for academic competition, of course! Those were the days, when we didn’t have no inter-webs stuck in our heads. Still had to remember things, we did! Hrmph.

Well, best of luck with whatever you’re calling the old rag nowadays!

Sam Brenner, Editor-in-Chief

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SPOTLIGHT: SUBSTITUTE TEACHER MR. SHANNON SETTLES IN AT SEMINOLE (Story)
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ARAB SPRING: STILL MORE TO BE SPRUNG (Story)
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Oct 30, 2012
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Sep 24, 2012
SHS PARENT WINS SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION, BEGINS TERM IN NOVEMBER (Story)
Aug 27, 2012
PATENT TROLLS, LAWSUITS STRIKE AT CORE OF AMERICAN VALUES (Story)
Jun 09, 2012
THE AWAKENING (Story)
Jun 09, 2012
THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET (Story)
Jun 09, 2012
BRAVE NEW WORLD (Story)
May 22, 2012
BRING BOOKS, LIBRARY MATERIALS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE (Story/Media)
Apr 16, 2012
Point – CURSIVE EDUCATION: CURSIVE CAN EASE EDUCATION’S ILLS (Story/Media)
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STRIPPING STREAMING FROM SYSTEMS: SCPS BANS USE OF NETFLIX, SPOTIFY, OTHERS ON SCHOOL COMPUTERS (Story)
Apr 16, 2012
SCHOOL LUNCHES LAUNCH FORWARD: NEW MENUS, NEW DEALS (Story)
Mar 26, 2012
SEMINOLE SENDS SERVER TO NATIONAL CULINARY COMPETITION (Story)
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KISS KISSING GOODBYE: ALL P.D.A. BANNED (Story)
Feb 20, 2012
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IS DJ KHALED CONCERT COMING? MANY QUESTIONS, FEW ANSWERS (Story/Media)
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SAFE TO SAMPLE? ETHICS OF COPY-CATS IN MUSIC INDUSTRY (Story)
Feb 03, 2012
SEMINOLE’S INTEGRATION: INTERVIEW WITH MS. INGRID NATHAN (Story)
Feb 03, 2012
SEMINOLE’S INTEGRATION: CAPTURING HISTORIES BEHIND CHANGING TIMES (Story)
Feb 03, 2012
SEMINOLE’S INTEGRATION: INTERVIEW WITH MS. LYNN CULLUM (Story)
Feb 03, 2012
SEMINOLE’S INTEGRATION: INTERVIEW WITH MR. RICARDO GILMORE (Story)
Jan 09, 2012
BAD, BAD BLAGO: LEARNING FROM BLAGOJEVICH’S BLUNDERS (Story/Media)
Dec 05, 2011
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DECEMBER SPOTLIGHT: AMANDA CARROLL (Story)
Nov 07, 2011
SEMINOLE SCHOOLS STRANDED AS SALES TAX SLIPS AWAY? (Story)
Nov 07, 2011
LOST IN TRANSLATION: ONLINE TRANSLATION SERVICES HELP, HINDER STUDENTS (Story/Media)
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ADDING UP BENEFITS OF NEW SCHOOL CALCULATORS: IS TI-NSPIRE CX WORTH IT? (Story/Media)
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ARR! STUDENTS PIRATE DIGITAL MEDIA, REACT TO PIRACY (Story)
Nov 07, 2011
SEMINOLE SOARS SKYWARD WITH NEW RECORD-KEEPING SOFTWARE (Story)
Oct 10, 2011
GOOGLE GOES AT IT AGAIN: SOCIAL NETWORK RIVALS FACEBOOK? (Story/Media)
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OLD SERIES KEEPS IT CURRENT: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE RETURNS FOR SEASON 37 (Story)
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10 YEARS LATER, SEMINOLE REMEMBERS 9/11 (Story)
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SEMINOLE’S SWIMMERS, DIVERS, SCORE BIG AT MEET (Story/Media)
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SEMINOLE SAYS GOODBYE TO BIOMETRIC SCANNERS AT LUNCH (Story/Media)
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LINE UP, SIGN UP: NEW ATHLETIC SEASON BEGINS (Story)
Aug 15, 2011
TIPS TO FIND JOBS (Story)