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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Rather Than Being Breathalyzed, Students Must Recite “The Raven” Before All School Functions

Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

As a time-honored tradition, the breathalyzer has become a staple of the school dance. We all know the drill. You roll up to the gym. You’re lookin’ fresh. You can hear the Black Eyed Peas emanating from inside and you can sense that everything is falling perfectly into place. Tonight’s gonna be...

Bye Bye Bathrooms

Leah Dunbar, '18, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

To those students who use the bathroom as an excuse to look up an answer to a test or simply take a break from class: find another option. According to recent studies by psychologists John Spelling and Kelly Weisner, over 50% of the times students ask to use the restroom, that is not actually what they...

Questions Raised Over New Dress Code Changes

Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

Coming off the heels of a bungled dress code change earlier this year, the administration has since been working on a compromise that has the potential to encourage school-appropriate clothing while still managing to keep up with the times. In recent years, the dress code changes proposed and enforced...

Plans for a Second Bridge Soon to be Unveiled

Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

Whether you traverse it every day, or hardly ever venture across it to the northeastern part of Strath Haven’s campus, the bridge uniting the high school and middle school campuses is an undeniable landmark. This monument to mobility has been a constant in the changing tides of road rage that one is...

Swarthmore Rotary Club Gives Back

Brendan Lordan, '17, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

The Swarthmore Rotary Club is offering a unique award to two senior students in the Strath Haven Class of 2017, and the chance to participate is fast upon us. Recently raised to 5,000 dollars for each recipient, the scholarship money will be given to college-bound seniors who have an exceptional history...

The Future of UPOC

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, '18, Online Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

With the end of Black History Month, the Panther Press wanted to take a closer look at our resident United People of Color (UPOC) club. This club lead the effort on honoring black history this month, and we took this chance to dive deeper into the message and goal of our school’s UPOC club. Panther...

Why You Can’t Be Friends With Everyone

Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

“To live alone, one must either be an animal, a god or still be listening to music by Taio Cruz.” - Aristotle. On this, we should all agree. There is a reason that one of the worst punishments known to man is solitary confinement. We need one another. In fact, loneliness itself can even shave...

Women to Remember This Women’s History Month

Maddie Marks, '19, Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

As Maya Angelou once said, “How important is it for us to recognize our heroes and she-roes!” Since the dawn of the fight for women’s rights up until the present day, women leaders from all backgrounds have risen above the discrimination to make their voices heard. And all of these women, especially...

Student Profile: Tim Reeves

April 12, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

Panther Press: For those who may not know you, what are two words you would use to describe yourself? Timothy Reeves: Timothy and Reeves. PP: Who is your favorite artist? TR: Modest Mouse. I admire humility in artistry. PP: What has your all-time favorite class been? TR: The bourgeoisie. PP:...

AP Seminar: What’s It About?

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, Online Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

Panther Press: What differentiates AP Seminar from the other AP classes offered at here at Strath Haven? Ms. Drew: AP Seminar is focused on teaching students advanced research skills so that they can be prepared extensive research on the humanities in college and beyond. PP: What applicable life-skills...

Why Did Haven March?

Claire Van Duyne, '17 & Martine Leech, '17, Editor-In-Chief & Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Haven Happenings

Laura Ritter Wiseman, ‘17: I felt like it was a rare opportunity to really be a part of history and it also gave me a comforting feeling being around so many people who were not okay with what Trump stands for. Serafina Thomas, ‘17: As a seventeen year old girl I have been fortunate to not have...

Sleep Loss at Haven

Sleep Loss at Haven

Grace Haase, '17, Staff Writer
November 25, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

Too often, high school students are awake late into the night finishing papers, studying for tests, or checking social media. School mornings are greeted with bleary eyes and yawns, causing trouble with concentration and comprehension throughout the day of supposed learning. Walking through the hallways,...

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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