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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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

Greg Kotchick, '15, Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

AP World History with Mr. Kahn was by far the best class I’ve taken in high school. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about eunuchs, castration, and Mongolian conquest, and was lucky enough to watch John Green crash course videos weekly. Mr. Kahn prepared us extremely well for the AP exam (if...

AP French

Josh Kauffman '15, Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

Going into AP French Language and Culture, I must honestly say that I was a bit lost. I hadn’t taken a French course since spring of 2013, and I was little rusty on areas like “verb tenses” and “basic vocabulary.” Thankfully, this did not become too much of an issue in the long run. The AP...

AP Spanish Literature

Dylan Van Duyne '14, Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

X’CUSE ME! If you are currently enrolled in the Spanish Department of Strath Haven High School, AP Spanish Literature should be a must-take senior class. While its prerequisite of AP Spanish Language focuses primarily on the technical mechanisms behind speaking, writing, and listening to the Spanish...

Introduction to Philosophy

Noah Arnold '16, Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

I’ve taken a lot of classes in my ten or so years of formal education, but I can’t say that any of them had more of a positive effect on me than Mr. Adams’s very own Intro to Philosophy. I didn’t know many people who had taken it in the past few years, but it was vigorously recommended to me...

AP United States History

Sam Snyder '14, Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

Advanced Placement United States History – affectionately referred to as “APUSH” – is the bane of many a high school sophomores’ existence. However, at the end of a whole year of learning about wars and taxes and tea parties, the class is a rewarding experience. Everyone should know the history...

Introduction to Cognitive Science: A Swarthmore College Course

Jenna Harowitz '14, Editor
May 28, 2014
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This past spring, I took Introduction to Cognitive Science at Swarthmore College. I highly recommend this course to rising seniors for several reasons. First, the content of the course is fascinating. I learned about a wide variety of topics, including the philosophical roots of cognitive science, artificial...

The Leditor: Strath Haven’s Curriculum Changes

Dylan Van Duyne '14, Editor-in-Chief
April 9, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

Welcome to the April Fools’ edition of the Panther Press.  Before you instinctively shriek in your first block classroom at some of the articles, please note that all “April Fools” articles have the title highlighted in gray.  Any article not highlighted in gray has normal journalistic content. ...

Editorial: Why We Need to Know About Flight 370

Anna Jaoudi '15, Online Editor and Detours Editor
April 9, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

Why have so many tragedies in our generation occurred with airplanes? On the night of March 8th, just before midnight, 239 people departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport aboard Malaysia Fight 370. In less than two hours, there were no distress signals, no phone calls. The plane had completely...

Editorial: Nostalgic for What?

Josh Kauffman '15, Editor
April 9, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

Since the ball dropped and 2013 became 2014, the annual wave of nostalgia for what was popular ten years in the past has made its presence known. From “Buzzfeed” to conversations between high-schoolers, countless time has been spent waxing nostalgic for 2004. It’s been ten years since Kanye West...

Letter to the Editor: Raising Awareness About Suicide

Daniel Grossman '14, Special Contributor
April 9, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board

I was glad to read Greg Kotchick’s article last month regarding the stress present in high school and college that can lead to suicide. This is an issue that does not get enough public attention, until it is too late. Many of us at Strath Haven can relate to the pressure that students in our community...

Letter to the Editor: A Teacher’s View on the AP Controversy

Letter to the Editor: A Teacher’s View on the AP Controversy

Mr. Wood and Special Contributor
January 23, 2014
Filed under Editorial Board, Front Page, Uncategorized

Thank you for challenging me to reconsider, “What do I do and why do I do it?” with your recent article, “Mandatory AP Testing Policy Backfires in 2013.” While I will not advocate for the policy of mandatory testing itself, I take exception to the broadsides that devalue the benefits of taking...

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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