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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Water Contamination at Strath Haven?

Eleda Fernald '15, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

Occupants of Strath Haven: if you have consumed, washed with, smelt, or otherwise handled water from Strath Haven High School between the years 2006 and 2014, you may be contaminated. It has recently been discovered that E. coli may be present in the Haven water supply. We ask that you remain calm in...

Teachers’ Required Moodle Use Expanded, Posting of Personal Finances Now Mandatory

Josh Kauffman '15, Editor
April 9, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

In an unprecedented move, the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District has implemented a new measure that mandates every teacher within the district utilize the web tool known as Moodle for a host of new personal uses, including the keeping track of personal finances. The decision, revealed at last month’s...

Mayo Bandits’ Identities Revealed: the Kotchick Report

Greg Kotchick, '15, Staff Writer
April 7, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

After months of careful investigation, the true identities of the elusive mayonnaise bandits have been uncovered. Since my last article in which I pledged to devote my existence to discovering the identities of these heinous criminals, I have stalked these young men, searched for their motives, set up...

Mock Crash Leaves Big Impact

Ashley Hoyle '14, Staff Writer
April 3, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

Students may have been surprised to hear tires screeching, glass shattering, and sirens wailing, interrupt class on Tuesday. Juniors gathered on the hill outside the library during second block to watch the annual mock crash drill, put on by the Nether Providence Police Department and State F...

What is Strath Haven?

Lev Boonin, '14, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

This article is the first of three that will attempt to answer a question, “What is Strath Haven?”  This first article will look at empirical measurements. It is not intended to criticize or unduly praise the school. It is not intended to insult or injure anyone. However, it will not hesitate to...

Mother Nature vs. PMEA

Rachel Silverstein '14, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

If you thought the audition process for District 12 Band, Orchestra, and Chorus was already difficult enough, try throwing this year’s weather into the mix. The choral auditions featured Strath Haven successes,as Annie Byers, Josh Eng*, Sophie Everbach*, Dan Grossman*, Zach Liga, Talia Liu, Liam...

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

Brad Morbeck '14, Special Contributor
March 7, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

The amount of work in an AP course is far, far less than the workload in a college course. I’ve taken my fair share of AP courses at Strath Haven, but the one college class I’m currently enrolled in blows all of my high school courses out of the water. It’s an intro level ethics course at Swarthmore,...

LIbrary Limit Ended

Beth Feindt-Scott '15 and Claire Wolters '15, Staff Writers
March 7, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

The library mission statement is as follows: “We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming working environment for the school community.” School is stressful. Now that the temporary high from burning first semester notebooks has worn off, second semester is wasting no time in stocking backpacks...

Under Pressure: Factors That Lead to College Suicide

Greg Kotchick, '15, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

“How many AP classes should I be taking?” “I need to get my GPA up if I want a shot at the Ivies.” “What clubs look good for colleges?” “Is my ACT score high enough?” As a junior, these thoughts constantly race through one’s mind. A Strath Haven student yearns for self-gratification...

Strath Haven High School’s Budget: An Overview

Strath Haven High School’s Budget: An Overview

Dylan Van Duyne '14, Editor-in-Chief
January 26, 2014
Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

Across the region, state, and nation, the amount of budget cuts in education systems has increased, and the effects are starting to become apparent here in Delaware County.  The Upper Darby School District, which made national news over the past couple of years for budgetary reasons, was forced to adopt...

Ms. Schmucker’s Cake

Ms. Schmucker’s Cake

January 26, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

Athletic Secretary Ms. Schmucker has many talents, and one of them is cake making! She recently made this cake for Strath Haven senior Natasha Clifford for her birthday!

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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