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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Netflix List

Jacob Szepessy, Staff Writer, '17
December 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Front Page

Yes, it’s the start of the school year.  Yes, you have decided to fulfill your goals, and get off to a good start.  But screw that—Netflix! Oh Netflix, thou most holy of the procrastinator’s tools; that godly apparition that causes essays to be finished at three in the morning, and tests to be...

Review of Mac Demarco’s “Another One”

Connor McGaffin, Staff Writer, '17
December 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Along with a large tooth gap, dirty overalls, and disheveled hair, Mac Demarco brought his trademark sounds with a twist in his latest mini-LP, titled "Another One". After his highly successful 2014 album, "Salad Days", fans have been looking forward to new music from the Canadian artist. Known for ...

Album Review: Surf by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

Ryan Sheehan, Staff Writer, '17
December 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Welcome to my review of Surf, the debut album of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment. This relatively new group has been showing up more and more frequently this past year with their combination of rap, use of major brass, and Baptist choir organ breaks. Formed by Nico Segal (a.k.a. Donnie Tr...

The Greatest Film of the Year So Far

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

The Film Noir genre has been in its death rattle in America for a long time. Classics like The Big Sleep and Chinatown can no longer be found, as well as the gritty and bleak storytelling of this genre. I didn’t know until I saw Phoenix, the best movie of this year so far, that it would take a Germa...

Paper Towns Review

Erica Hodgson, Staff Writer, '17
December 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ever since news of author John Green’s film adaptation of Paper Towns surfaced, devoted fans eagerly awaited the arrival of the 2015 summer teen blockbuster. After seeing his first film, The Fault in Our Stars, and being an avid reader of his work, I was no exception. To summarize, Paper Towns revolves...

Five Fall Flicks

Sofia Sheehan, ‘17
October 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Gone Girl (Oct. 3) David Fincher returns to the big screen after the massive success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, Ben Affleck returns to the front of the camera as Nick Dunne, a man who becomes the prime suspect in the investigation of his...

Let’s Go Back In Time…

Katrina Bernaus , ‘17
October 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Lately, you might be hearing a lot from the older generations about how the age of technology has ruined our society, as we are all too involved with our devices to pay attention to what is really important in life. However, a quick look back to October 1994, exactly twenty years ago, reveals that not...

Nolan’s(P)reviews-British Invasion

Nolan Heihle, '15
October 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Welcome back to Nolan’s album (“P)reviews, where I give Strath Haven the hottest tips for what’s new on the musical market. This month’s offerings examine the musical scene across the pond, ranging from the the Afro-funk jams of Orlando Julius to the raucous rhyme-spitting of trip hop legend...

Mixtape Review: Childish Gambino’s STN MTN/Kauai

Josh Kauffman, ‘15, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Earlier this month, Donald Glover, under the guise of his hip-hop name Childish Gambino, released his much-anticipated mixtape STN MTN/Kauai. This is Gambino’s ninth studio release in six years, and it comes a year removed from the release of his second studio album and as-of-now magnum opus Because...

Album Review: Porter Robinson’s Worlds

Nick Stabinski, ‘16
October 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In an oversaturated “wait for the drop” dance market, Porter Robinson’s latest album, Worlds, breathes new life into the rather stale EDM scene. Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the 22-year old DJ and producer has recently exploded in popularity alongside the growth of the electronic dance...

The Giver: A Review

Ben Harowitz '16, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While I’ve always done reviews that relate to the world of video games, I’ve decided to start out the new year with a new topic. So for the first issue of the Panther Press, I’m going to be reviewing the new dystopian movie The Giver, based on Lois Lowry’s 1993 young adult novel. Without spoiling...

Star Wars for Millenials

Jeffrey Himelstein '15, Editor
September 10, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

People love science-fiction movies because they bend familiar realities, project new realities and teach lessons that can apply to anyone. Many acclaimed science-fiction films including the Star Wars, Star Trek, and Matrix series accomplish this. The classic film of this genre is the first Star Wars...

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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