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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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 Oscars: By the Numbers

Anna Meaney, '14, Staff Writer
April 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year, 2014, marked the 86th Academy Awards.  The awards featured a plethora of new winners and further analysis of the numbers yields the following results:   Winners and Nominees:   Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, 2010) is the only female to win Best Director 12 Years...

The Monuments Men Review

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Staff Writer
April 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In 1943, World War II was raging on. Everyone knows that the Americans, Russians, and English were fighting the world’s most infamous dictator, Hitler, who was trying to wipe out an entire race of people. Most people, however, do not know about Hitler’s hatred of culture and art. Destroying people’s...

Do You Feel Old Yet?

Sara Peeleman, '14, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With another year in the past and a new one well underway, it is time to remind ourselves of pop culture from the past decade.  Let’s take some time to appreciate the good old days of 2004, when our ages ranged from five to nine years old.   Music: “1985” by Bowling for Soup –...

Philomena Review

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On July 5, 1952 in Sean Cross Abbey, Roscrea, Ireland, a child was born. His name was Anthony, and he was born to a mother, Philomena, who loved him very much. However, Philomena was a naïve and kind teenager who was cared for by nuns from the age of six to eighteen. They shamed her into thinking motherhood...

24: Live Another Day

Connor Coan, '15, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As many of you have noticed from several commercials during Super Bowl XLVIII, FOX’s critically acclaimed series, 24, will return for its ninth season in early May.  The series has been receiving a great deal of attention from the media after it launched such a brilliant advertising campaign.  During...

Chance the Rapper

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

One of the newest up-and-coming Hip Hop artists out there today is Chance The Rapper, a twenty-year-old hailing from Chicago. After making a few small-scale raps as a freshman in high school in the group Instrumentality, Chance had his big break when he created a free mixtape, aptly named 10 Day, during...

The Fault in Our Stars

Sierra Matika '14, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

John Green fans and avid readers alike are gathering up their tissues since The Fault in Our Stars movie trailer was released last month. The second that the trailer leaked, in the form of a short excerpt played on a Mac computer, Tumblr and Pinterest users were making gifs, changing screen shots to...

Top Eight iPhone Games

Ben Harowitz '16, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

All of my previous reviews have been on games released on gaming consoles. However, the Apple App Store is home to some great undiscovered gems. These top eight games all deliver fantastic gameplay and are more than just simple games that take no effort to make- I’m looking at you, Flappy Bird.   8....

Pompeii Exhibit

Jeffrey Himelstein '16, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It is safe to say that we are all sick of the cold and cabin fever has set in. Imagine instead you are living on the west coast of Italy by the Mediterranean Sea near modern-day Naples. The temperature is 60-80 degrees for most of the year. Beautiful Mount Vesuvius is nearby and you can eat dinner...

Pokémon X for Nintendo 3DS

Ben Harowitz '16, Columnist
January 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As promised, I’ll be starting off the new year with a review of the recently released role-playing games Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Hitting shelves on October 12, 2013, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have managed to freshen up a series that has been getting monotonous. I decided to buy Pokémon X, but rest...

Sherlock Lives: “The Reichenbach Fall”

Jessica Cherayil '14, Staff Writers
January 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

January 1st brought with it a new year, millions of surely short-lived resolutions, and the entire breakdown of a fandom. At least in the UK. However, the highly-anticipated episode only premieres in the US on the 19th...so to avoid ruining it for anyone who hasn’t already streamed it online, let’s...

Catching Fire

Beth Feindt-Scott '15 and Claire Wolters '15, Staff Writers
January 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On November 22, 2013, crowds of people flooded the AMC Marple Theater at midnight to watch the premiere of Catching Fire, based on the second book of the Hunger Games triology written by Suzanne Collins. The movie, which picks up right where the first film left off, focuses on the life of Katniss Everdeen...

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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