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The ongoing staff shortages within the local community have negatively impacted the school district, businesses and students. This classroom, now unused, was once full of students, but has been unfilled for weeks after a major schedule change occurred due to the insufficient resources for students and teachers.

EDITORIAL: Understaffed, overworked

Makayla Martindale, Brooke Holland, and Julia Hubbell October 17, 2021

At risk of sounding like a broken record, COVID-19 has made its fair share of negative contributions (record = broken). Among these contributions, there is a shortage of staff at virtually every workplace....

Taylor Swifts first re-recorded album, Fearless (Taylors Version), released on Apr. 9, 2021.

Not so swift

Julia Moon, News Editor April 9, 2021

There is no doubt that Taylor Swift is a praiseworthy pop and country singer, songwriter and acclaimed artist. To my knowledge, she is rightfully supported by her fans as she releases albums and unveils...

Taylor Swift’s 8th album folklore was released on July 24. Its companion album evermore was released Dec. 11.

Swift’s new era

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

I cannot say I was surprised on Mar. 14 when Taylor Swift won the 2021 Grammys’ album of the year for her 8th project, folklore. I was even sporting my beige hoodie with the album's cover on it in support....

On Jan. 6 Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in protest of the certification of the electoral votes.

Hypocrisy in this Democracy

Shelby Brunson, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2021

At the beginning of 2021, most Americans were cheering for the end of the disastrous year of 2020. Instead, we were greeted by white privilege at its finest. Wednesday, Jan. 6, began with a historic senate...

On Dec. 25th, Wonder Woman: 1984, starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, and Kristen Wiig, was released. It debuted in theaters and became included in an HBO Max subscription.

So let’s talk about WW84

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter January 26, 2021

After a long day of opening presents and eating Christmas dinner with my family, I was excited to watch Wonder Woman:1984 the day of its release, Dec. 25, especially after months of the date being pushed...

Former President Donald Trump gives a speech to workers at a manufacturing plant in Mich. after signing the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement, a replacement for NAFTA. Although most of his speeches do not result in violence, Trump draws people in with his words, and taking advantage of that could lead to violence, like on Jan. 6.
provided by the Trump Administration

The danger of powerful speech

Faith Shimick, Staff Reporter January 15, 2021

The most powerful people in history always have big audiences and most of the time, are also talented speakers. Most celebrities may have the former, and therefore influential power, but it is often political...

In Katherine Turkelsons 4th period Newspaper class, Seminole Connect students  log in to class with cameras on in response to new policies .

New connect policies

Brooke Holland, Features Editor January 12, 2021

The first semester of my junior year consisted of waking up minutes before my classes started, an attire limited to pajamas and random snack breaks while I sat behind my computer screen during school hours....

Loaded words are commonly found in todays media, it can be a dangerous manipulator to the minds of readers.

Loaded language in the media

Julia Hubbell, Staff Reporter January 10, 2021

It is not an understatement to say that the media heavily impacts the ideals and information shared with the general public. To most readers, it seems abundantly clear what articles will share their own...

The 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas features the holidays Christmas and Halloween. Many wonder what time of year is appropriate to watch the Tim Burton classic.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: scary or merry?

Julia Hubbell, Staff Reporter December 3, 2020

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, losing interest in the spookiness of halloween, and trying to recreate Christmas within Halloween Town....

Review: The Happiest Season.

Review: “The Happiest Season”.

Marcela Maya, Staff Reporter December 1, 2020

On  Nov. 25, Hulu released the new Christmas romantic comedy movie, “The Happiest Season,” starring Kristen Stewart and Makenzie Davis. The film captures emotions that relate to wanting acceptance,...

Many holiday shoppers are excited for the upcoming Black Friday. But due to COVID-19 restrictions, some are left wondering if its even worth attending.

Black Friday: lower prices and lower expectations

Julia Hubbell, Staff Reporter November 1, 2020

For many, Black Friday is the transition from Thanksgiving to the winter holidays. For my family, it’s spending Thanksgiving night in a hotel room, and waking up in the early hours of the morning to...

Effects on Mental Health from Twenty-Twenty

Effects on Mental Health from Twenty-Twenty

Ashley Weston, Staff Reporter October 14, 2020

No one was prepared for the events that occurred in twenty-twenty. Everyone had to adjust and adapt as the world was changing before their eyes. Each experience from this year is different and because...

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