The student newspaper of Strath Haven High School. The Panther Press is first and foremost a reflection of the opinions and interests of the student body. For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion. While we are bound by school policy (and funding), we will not render any article neutral, although individual points may be edited for obscene or inflammatory content. Finally, the articles published in the Panther Press do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or advisors.

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The Best of the Worst Movies to Watch

Claire Van Duyne, '17, Editor-In-Chief
April 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Everyone enjoys a guilty movie every once in a while in order to relax. Sometimes the cure to a stressful day or the key to an entertaining night with friends isn’t the blockbuster and award winning movie everyone has been raving about. In fact, sometimes when it comes down to it, what you really need...

Elle Leaves an Impression

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s been a very long time since I saw a movie as violent and disturbing as Elle without losing its true purpose in the midst of it all. Elle tells the story of a French video game company head who is sexually assulted in her home. Due to a past childhood trauma, she refuses to go to the police and...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Discontinued

Chris Schmucki, '18, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"It is for me, sister. Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money ” Are the words spoken by Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and until recently, Disney. The mass media company known as Disney just...

Camerata Spring Program

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, '18, Online Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After much deliberation and taking the students’ advice into consideration, our school’s choral director Mr. Shankweiler has finally decided to compose the 2017 Spring Choral Concert program of recent pop music. Time and effort has been put into making the selections for this year not only a reflection...

The Superbowl: For Us Non-Athletes

Claire Van Duyne, '17, Editor-In-Chief
April 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

One of the often-overlooked aspects of our school’s Music and Arts program is Jazz. Unknown to many, jazz has taken root at Strath Haven in many forms. Rehearsing after school and at night, the high school has many jazz ensembles that emphasize different aspects of the genre. With Jazz Night just around...

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

1. Moonlight By far the best film of the year was this one. While La La Land has been more popular, no film deserves critical praise more than Moonlight. It tells the story of a young, gay black boy growing up in inner city Miami with a crack addict mother told over three decades. It might sound like...

Foreign Films to See

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year has been great for foreign films between the releases of the films Neruda, Toni Erdmann, Julieta, Salesman, and Elle. However, there are many people who will still refuse to watch a film with subtitles. This is most definitely a huge mistake. Watching foreign films can put people in touch with...

A Tribute to Music in 2016

Brendan Lordan, '17, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

2016 has taken a toll on all of us in a variety of ways, but the music community may have been hit the hardest. This year, the world has lost some of the most influential and inspiring musicians, performers, singers, and pop icons to ever take the stage, drop a beat, or otherwise shape the world around...

Movies to See Before La La Land

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When I saw La La Land, I began to recognize that this film was not just made by a master film director, but rather by a huge fan of movies himself. It quickly became evident that throughout his modern musical masterpiece are influences from the great films of the past. So, before you see La La Land in...

The Dancers of Haven

Kerry Sheehan, '18, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Although Dance Haven may be small, they sure are mighty. They go all out, putting on two full length and free shows in a single school year full and practicing almost daily in order to prepare. This often-overlooked Strath Haven club is a force to be reckoned with and has talent in bucket loads. “Dance...

Blubird Spreads Its Wings

Blubird Spreads Its Wings

Brendan Lordan, '17, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    Local group, Blubird, is releasing their debut album this November. The Delaware County and Montgomery County-based band began as a collaboration between childhood friends, Strath Haven’s Henry Wolgast and Friends Central’s Alex Bessen. In 2014, Bessen and Wolgast were joined by Erez Pot...

Awards Season Check-In

November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

October and November are strange months in award seasons. The critics have already reviewed the major contenders at the major festivals (Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Telluride, TIFF, Locarno) and award shows have yet to nominate anybody. We are left here to speculate over what will get recognition....

The student newspaper of Strath Haven High School. The Panther Press is first and foremost a reflection of the opinions and interests of the student body. For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion. While we are bound by school policy (and funding), we will not render any article neutral, although individual points may be edited for obscene or inflammatory content. Finally, the articles published in the Panther Press do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or advisors.
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