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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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 Marching Band: All Bottled Up

The Marching Band: All Bottled Up

Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Detours

  If you’re part of the marching band (and you probably are), there is a good chance you have experienced the mirage-inducing heat that is synonymous with the first football game of the season. Well, perhaps that is a little dramatic, but surviving the night in a thick, black-and-silver getup...

Must Have Apps For This School Year

Maddie Marks, '18, Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Detours

Move over agendas, because the 2016-2017 school year is to be the techsavviest yet. Gone are the days of keeping everything we have to do in our heads, whether it be homework, exercise, or band practices. With the world of technology spiraling around us, it is only fit that we use the iOS App Store to...

Finstas: Fake or Real?

Chris Schmucki, '18, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016
Filed under Detours

Fake Instagram accounts, abbreviated as “finstas” have taken a popular turn over the past year. Their recurring purpose has been for adolescents to share what they do on a day-to-day basis, on a less-serious level than real Instagram accounts. Both “finstas” as well as real Instagram accounts...

The Art of the Graduation Party

Kate DiRienzi '16, Editor
May 24, 2016
Filed under Detours, Showcase

  That time of year is upon us, as the number of facebook's status’ which read; “soooo excited to be announce that I will be joining the ________ class of 2020!!!!” increase as do the number of invitations to grad parties in your inbox. It’s as natural to spring as dread of AP tests ...

The Bachelor Haven Edition: Introducing Aidan Cole

Kate DiRienzi '16, Editor
May 24, 2016
Filed under Detours, Showcase

After the intensely dramatic conclusion to this season of ABC’s The Bachelor, a season in which bachelor Ben Higgins stole the hearts of fans across the nation, Haven students were left distraught and wanting more. After days of deliberation with the Activities Council, the administration is extremely...

Floating Photographer

Karoline Storjohann, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Detours

Question: “How big of an issue do you think fat-shaming is at Strath Haven?”   Katrina Herrera Grade 9 "I don't think anyone addresses it as a big problem as much as we do LGBT+ issues and race issues, but I think we've all contributed to judging people that are overweight sense...

Things You Can Buy With the Price of a Bachelor’s Degree

Emma Goodwin, Staff Writer, '16
April 18, 2016
Filed under Detours

We all know college is expensive, but exactly how much of a disappointing use of fund$ is it? When I should have been weighing colleges, sketching pro-con lists and making important decisions, I decided to find out. I started off simple. How many beach balls could I buy with the average cost of a fo...

The Beginning

Liam Shaffer, Noah Pallmeyer, and Henry Shankweiler, Staff Writers, '16
April 18, 2016
Filed under Detours

Hidden in the undergrowth of the Wallingford-Swarthmore community lies the beginning of a new era: The Republic of Knox Woods. For those unfamiliar with this new chapter in the history of democracy, your ignorance will only last so long until you are at the feet of our influential prowess. The NextDo...

Zika

Ryan Sheehan, Staff Writer, '17
April 18, 2016
Filed under Detours

The ebola scare has long since past, but unfortunately a new terrifying disease has taken its place. Even if you aren’t entirely sure about its origins or effects you’ve almost certainly heard of the mosquito-borne Zika virus due to its seemingly constant media presence. First discovered in Brazil, pat...

Stay Hydrated in High School

Inez Jacobs-Hinton, Staff Writer
February 9, 2016
Filed under Detours

  Ever wondered about something you could do to improve your overall high school day experience? Studies show that students who drink water in class obtain higher test scores, are able to focus better, and improve your mood.   High school can be stressful, especially when it comes to testin...

Life: Is Jaden Smith The Only One Who Gets It?

Liza Babin, Staff Writer, '16
December 14, 2015
Filed under Detours

Since the creation of writing, humans have been working to express their innermost thoughts and ideas through the art of the written word. Philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, and  Spinoza have all taken to pen and paper in an attempt to put the themes of life into words. Although many of these revelations...

Local Paleontologist has an Amazing Find

David Silverstein '16
October 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

Certain people, at certain times, are just plain lucky. Paleontologist Ken Lacovara is one such person. After spending a single day in Patagonia, Argentina in 2005, he and his team from Drexel University uncovered the fossilized remains of the largest animal to ever walk the earth. Although the team...

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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