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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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XBox One vs. Play Station 4

Zach Liga '16, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In November of last year, two of the hottest video game consoles on the market hit store shelves- the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. While the Wii U is also a part of the eighth generation of video game consoles, Microsoft and Sony are the main competitors in this day and age. I will be comparing the...

Billboard Top 100

Noah Mendell '16, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Trends in music change very frequently. Not many songs are statistically popular for very long. For those who don’t know, the Billboard Hot 100 is a website that keeps track of trending songs and artists, and creates a list of the most popular songs that updates weekly. According to the website, songs...

New Fall Albums

Henry Wolgast '17 and Justin Snyder '17
November 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Modern Vampires Of The City- Vampire Weekend: 9/10 Vampire Weekend is an alternative band from New York City.  Their first two albums, Vampire Weekend and Contra, received lots of positive attention from critics and have made Vampire Weekend a well-known band.  Their third album stays similar in sty...

Captain Phillips

Sofia Sheehan '17, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It was all over the news in 2009: Somali pirates had boarded an American ship. The pirates held the entire crew hostage. The US Military was forced to interfere. The story of the Somali pirates was featured on every major news channel, and it captivated everyone who learned about it over the next few...

Fast Forward: Music

Graham Kerrigan '14, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A monthly list of upcoming albums that I’m looking forward to, or looking to fast forward.   Looking Forward to: Mechanical Bull by Kings of Leon (September 24). Three years since their last studio album, the band looks to return to the alternative airwaves with force. The southern rock g...

In Defense of Metal

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When you think about metal music, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Burly men with black-and-white painted faces, screaming into a microphone? Angry, shouting, head-banging, black clothing, and disgusting use of the guitar? These are just a few of the stereotypes that people have of...

The Unrecognized Art of Video Game Music

Ben Harowitz '16, Columnist
November 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I’ll admit it; as I sat down to write this article, I was struck by a sudden case of writer’s block. I wouldn’t get a new game to review until the beginning of the holiday season, and I haven’t had much time to sit down to play through a game lately. To try to gain inspiration, I picked up the...

Tina and Amy

Jessica Cherayil '14, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

America’s favorite duo is set to host the next two Golden Globes. That’s right-- Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to indulge us in ruthless jokes and drunken commentary for TWO MORE YEARS. What more could you ask for in life? The 2013 Golden Globes brought in almost 20 million viewers, and ratings...

Big Fish

Zach Liga '16, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Cantata, a select choir from Strath Haven High School, recently visited New York City to sing at St. John the Divine. While in the Big Apple, the members of Cantata went to the Neil Simon Theater to see the adventures and exhilarating musical, Big Fish. Big Fish opened on October 6th on Broadway. The br...

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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