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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Strath Haven Alum Creating Food Security in Ecuador

Maddie Marks, '19, Editor
November 25, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

Growing up, Paul Rule, a Strath Haven alum who graduated in 2009, strived to join the Peace Corps. He enjoyed the idea of helping people less fortunate, and crossing cultural barriers in the name of kindness and prosperity. Now, at 25 years old, Paul is conducting his first project in Ecuador in an effort...

Homecoming at Haven

Kacy Hafertepe, '17, Staff Writer
November 25, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

The season of October brings homecoming games, pep rallies, and school dances. This year, Strath Haven’s homecoming was filled with good memories and school spirit that has been lacking in previous years. The week leading up to the dance was filled with the traditional spirit dress-up days, where students...

Band Camp Strikes Again

Band Camp Strikes Again

Claire Van Duyne & Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editors
September 16, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

Band fans rejoice because once again the marching band is back and this year’s theme is rock and roll… well, also Coldplay, but mostly rock and roll. The second largest marching band in Pennsylvania has been perfecting every single song for a rigorous week now to make sure that the show goes of...

Advice for Incoming Freshmen

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

As a new school year starts, a new group of freshmen goes across the street to the high school. It is without a doubt that upperclassmen can look at their freshman year and point out numerous things that they could have done better. Here is a list of just a few of the millions of things that I wish ...

Speech and Debate

Julia Gyourko, '17, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

While September might signal the start to post-summer wistfulness for lost beach days and Netflix binges, September most importantly brings us to the start of the Speech and Debate Season! This past June, we rounded out our most successful year ever—collectively receiving a National Award of Exce...

Wanted: A Builder

Zack Dinardo, '17, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

Last year at states, Strath Haven Science Olympiad left Conestoga with a bit of a bad taste in their mouth. After several consecutive fifth-place states finishes, we moved up the pecking order, finishing fourth, above Stoga. They’re used to a third-place trophy, so fifth place shut them up a bit and ro...

Plans for a Second Bridge Soon to be Unveiled

Ryan Sheehan '17, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
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 ...

Bonjour Perry: The Story of Obnoxious American Teenagers in France

Bonjour Perry: The Story of Obnoxious American Teenagers in France

Sofia Sheehan, Editor, '17
April 18, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

After a really long and surprisingly empty plane ride, we arrived in Paris, completely unprepared in terms of clothing (it was much windier than they had warned) and language, as I had to practice saying “Bonjour” and “Merci” on the plane. We sleepwalked through Paris for six hours catching...

What’s new with Relay for Life?

Maia Mesyngier, Staff Writer, '16
April 18, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

With Relay for Life just two months away, the committee is kicking into full gear preparing this year’s event. On April 23rd we will gather on the track from 10am-10pm to support those battling cancer, honor those who have passed away, and celebrate those who are now cancer-free. The day will be jam-packed wit...

Re-Caffeinating Coffee House

Noah Mendell, Staff Writer, '16
February 9, 2016
Filed under Haven Happenings

Recently, Strath Haven High School experienced the first Coffee House of the school year, and the first Coffee House since February of last school year. This time we ran on a modified set-up. This included the lack of a full drum kit and PA system, as well as having students eat lunch in the cafeteria befo...

Maintenance Outsourcing: Fact or Fiction?

David Silverstein, Editor in Chief, '16
December 14, 2015
Filed under Haven Happenings

With budget crises plaguing nearly every school district, financial cutbacks are overtaking all areas of education. Even Strath Haven is facing monetary dilemmas; do not expect your activities to receive the same funding as in previous years. In harder hit districts, however, where financial burdens...

Haven Trip to España: ¿Que son estos?

Haven Trip to España: ¿Que son estos?

Kate DiRienzi, Editor, '16
December 8, 2015
Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings, Showcase

In late June, students within the Spanish department exercised the Haven-wide phenomenon of worldly endeavors and headed across the Atlantic to the homeland: España. I was one of the students lucky enough to take part in this special educational immersion experience. We were led and supervised by none...

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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