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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Notable Music Artists of October

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, '18, Online Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Christine and The Queens - As a French student, I can safely say that the mass majority of the French-learning population at Haven as at one point encountered the wondrous language that we can only call as “Franglais.” “Franglais,” used by French students everywhere who have forgotten to brush up on t...

Podcast Review: The Black Tapes

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, '18, Online Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It would be absolutely no surprise to me to discover that people look at me weirdly after I say “yes, I listen to podcasts.” As a high school student, one would not expect me to have the time, energy, nor patience to sit and listen to faceless people talking for forty-five minutes. However, I scoured the...

Don’t Think Twice: A Review

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Tina Fey used to do it. Bill Hader used to do it. Will Ferrell used to do it. Kristen Wiig used to do it. Basically anyone who is of any importance used to do improv. But they don’t do it anymore. Whenever we hear about improv, we only hear about it as a sort of stepping stone to whatever a comedian...

Fall Movies Preview

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Queen of Katwe (September 23rd) It’s been awhile since we actually saw Academy Award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o since her last appearance in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was virtually all CGI, but now she’s back in one of the fall’s most inspirational films. It tells the sto...

Review of Broods’s Conscious

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, '18, Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Front Page

New Zealand brother-sister pop duo Broods kicked off the summer by releasing their sophomore album Conscious on June 24th. Conscious combines the airy and sweet voice of lead singer Georgia Nott and the pop-oriented sounds of the first album, with influences from R&B and dance genres, as well as enhanc...

A Tribute to a Legend

David Shelton, Staff Writer, '17
April 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Front Page

David Bowie entered the music world as David Jones in the 1960s, and began his musical career trying to imitate jazz masters on his plastic saxophone. When he left the world, two days after his 69th birthday, he had created a legacy with his string of albums, musical styles, personas and transformative...

STAR WARS DISCONTINUED

Chris Schmucki, Staff Writer, '18
April 18, 2016
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 latterly announced th...

The Life of Pablo: Irrefutably Ye

Marcel Gallard, Staff Writer, '17
April 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Coming back from the monument that was Yeezus would be hard for any artist, with its distinct style and intensity you knew what you were listening to no matter the song. The Life of Pablo is different, it feels like a mess, an album trying to be a high production mixtape, but, if I didn't know any bette...

Hail, Caesar!: The Review

Chris Schmucki, Staff Writer, '18
April 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Many films aspire to fully engage the public in their pieces. An excellent film will have the audience’s emotions mirror the protagonists, and will leave them with something to take away from the piece. It’s fair enough to say that pulling off a good film is like pulling off a magic trick, in that any ...

Sia’s Not-So-Great Acting

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, Staff Writer, '18
April 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 29th of January saw the release of Sia Furler’s seventh album, This is Acting. Frankly, it left an immense amount to be desired from its renowned successful predecessor, 1000 Forms of Fear, and fell short. Sia’s seventh album is a byproduct of Sia’s career as a songwriter for other artists. Eve...

Top Five High School Movies

Claire Van Duyne, Online Editor, '17
February 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In a life filled with teenage stress as high school bares down on us every day, nothing is better than watching other, fictional characters suffer as they struggle through the mess of high school. Whether it’s realistic, humorous, or full of juicy teenage angst, a quality high school film on the weekend...

Ten Fall Flicks

Sofia Sheehan, Editor, '17
December 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Legend (October 2nd) For almost two decades, the English mobsters, Ronald and Reginald Kray, ruled the East End of London. Reginald was an organized Mafia leader the likes of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in The Godfather, while his brother, Ronald, was an unpredictable and violent schizophrenic wh...

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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