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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Thunder Road: Understanding Teenagers and the Car

Noah Arnold '16
October 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

One of my favorite songs of all time is Bruce Springsteen’s Thunder Road. I’m not entirely sure what it’s about, other than fast cars and some sort of middle-aged romance, but for years I’ve felt like it is my anthem. My All American playlist that I listen to religiously begins with Springsteen...

Literal Detours

Nolan Heihle, '15
October 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

As PennDot readies for another winter of freezes and potholes, there are already a few road work sites local residents should be aware of. The largest and perhaps the most important of these is, of course, the site of the future roundabout in the Swarthmore town center. Located on the notorious south...

Throwing Some Light on ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge

David Silverstein '16, Editor
September 10, 2014
Filed under Detours

The ice bucket challenge: you’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it, and you may have even tried it along with thousands of others who have participated in the new ALS fundraiser. Clearly, the ice bucket challenge is working wonders for the ALS Association in terms of raising money. After all, the Association...

The Pacific Garbage Patch

David Silverstein '16, Editor
September 10, 2014
Filed under Detours

The state of Texas has an area of about 275,000 square miles and is bigger than nearly every country in Europe. However, despite its colossal size, Texas is still smaller than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is exactly what it sounds like: a jumble of waste in the middle...

Orange Cheese is Not Cheese

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
Filed under Detours

Think of the last time you ate cheese. Considering the ubiquity of the food in our culture, it was probably an hour or two ago. Cheese on your omelet, cheese in your hoagie, maybe even cheese on your order of deluxe raw oysters on the half shell last night. Can you remember the color? Perhaps eggshell...

Controversial Cows

Sarah Myers '17, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

Recently, one farmer’s failure to pay his bills resulted in an armed standoff between American citizens and the federal government. Things got weirder from there. The farmer’s name is Cliven Bundy. He started grazing his cattle on the government’s land in 1993. The land Mr. Bundy’s cattle were...

Stressed Out Rats

David Silverstein '16, Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

Last month, a team of research scientists at McGill University in Montreal discovered something that could change the field of science, both past and future, forever. It wasn’t a discovery of a new chemical or even a cure for a deadly disease. No, these scientists discovered a variable in the experimental...

Delicate Desserts

Zoe H Fischer '15, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

Half way between a pastry and a cookie, macarons have taken over as one of the most popular treats around. They are a ganache or buttercream filling sandwiched between two light and fluffy meringue-based cookies. Made with simple ingredients like eggs, sugar, and almonds but quite complicated to make,...

Net Neutrality

Andrew Lombard '15, Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

Imagine you get home after a long day at school. You decide to wind down by watching your favorite show on Netflix. But as you try to load the episode, it plays extremely slowly. This scenario will be made possible without Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is the principle that all websites must be treated...

How to Eat an Oreo

Ellen Armour '14, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

For those of you who have never experienced the chocolaty cookie with white cream in the inside, shame on you. Oreo cookies were created before the wheel. In fact, the wheel was based on the round, three-dimensional shape of the Oreo. I encourage each and every one of you to read the below suggestions...

Hot or Not

Sierra Matika '14, and Sara Peeleman '14, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

HOT Grad Party Season. Want to be able to eat all day but don’t have the capability of that kind of dedicated cooking? Well, with all the grad parties happening each weekend you can finally have that opportunity! Take the time to celebrate with your friends about the end of this year. You’ve earned...

Graduating Senior: An Ode to Strath Haven

Graduating Senior: An Ode to Strath Haven

Ashley Hoyle '14, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
Filed under Detours

For many students, this is the final issue of the Panther Press they will ever be a part of. For many students, this issue contains the documentation of their future plans in the centerfold. For many students, seniors, clearly, this moment in time is overflowing with sentiment and nostalgia and heartbreaking...

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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