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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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  • Varsity Arts Ceremony on 4/21

Preview: SHHS Speech and Debate

Alexander Belanger, '16, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

Last year’s Speech and Debate team had great success, with 7 members qualifying for a national competition in Chicago, Illinois, and 4 members qualifying for a very competitive national tournament in Overland Park, Kansas. Additionally, the team won 2nd place in Debate Sweepstakes at the National Forensic...

GoPro Summer

Kelly Huang, '16, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

If you’ve looked at any social media sites lately, chances are you’ve seen wide-angle pictures of teenage girls at the Jersey Shore, or some other seemingly exciting adventure. GoPros are hotter than ever across the world, and Wallingford-Swarthmore is no exception. So what makes these little cameras...

Cross Country Preseason

Zach Liga '16, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings, Sports

It is that time of year again: pre-season. That time of year when that out of shape feeling is ever-present. For me and many other fellow Cross Country runners (XC), the first week of pre-season is by far the hardest and most challenging. The early 8 AM practices do not help with desire to sleep in,...

Decision 2014: Meet the Presidential Candidates

Cam Ricciardi, ‘15 and Adam Tashman, ‘15
May 28, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

The end of the school year is approaching, and with that comes the most anticipated assembly on Strath Haven’s yearly calendar: the Student Council elections. In years past, the election process has been revolutionized by campaign videos; the election essentially turned into a contest to see who could...

Elementary School Foreign Language

Dylan Van Duyne '14, Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

In the summer of 2009, the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District made the decision to cut its elementary school foreign language program, illustrating a regional trend. The program impacted many students in a positive way; many current Strath Haven High School students remember the “lunes, martes”...

Haven Heroes: In Memory of Mrs. McCormick

Shivani Gaur, '15, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

In this issue, we interviewed Rachel McCormick, daughter of the beloved Mrs. McCormick. Mrs. McCormick was a nurse at Strath Haven High School, who unfortunately, passed away due to a form a brain cancer a couple of years ago. She was kind, loving, fun, and the list just goes on and on from there. I...

Haven Robotics Dominates at Districts: Noah Arnold

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

Strath Haven robotics had a remarkably good competition season this year. Participating in the FIRST Mid-Atlantic Competition (shortened to MAR,) the team placed 2nd and 7th in qualifying matches at both events the team attended respectively, making the cut for the elimination rounds at the end of the...

Haven Robotics Dominates at Districts: Juliette Foley

Juliette Foley '15, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

It was a dreary Sunday, just past 2 o’clock in the afternoon.  A hush fell over the crowd as the spectators anxiously awaited the sound of the bell. A plethora of empty soda cans littered the floor, surrounded by black and silver pieces of abused pom-poms. Suddenly, a buzzer pierced the air and...

Strath Haven to Take on 250 Episcopal Academy Students

Brad Morbeck '14, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

Shocking news was announced this March as it came out that Episcopal Academy, the private K-through-12 school located in Newtown Square, would be shutting down due to budget issues. The school, which enrolls 504 students from grades 9-12, has faced falling revenues for several consecutive years now...

Diversity Trainers

Ashley Hoyle '14, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

What in the world is that? Is probably the response a statement about the Diversity Trainers will warrant from anyone outside of the Wallingford-Swarthmore community. Sometimes it is easy to forget about all of the ways that the Strath Haven students foster such an accepting, diverse environment, but...

Haven Against Hunger

Maya Kapur '15, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

Can you recall when you were a child and refused to eat your vegetables? Remember your parents’ response? They told you that there were African kids your age who would do anything to eat what was on your plate. However, hunger is much closer than 7,115 miles away. There are people in need right in...

Bold Move in Combating School Cricket Infestation

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

In a statement released in an email blast in late February, a completely new method of insect extermination will be implemented in our own trailers. Instead of hiring private contractors or using poison to control the growing cricket population, the administration, in partnership with environmental science...

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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