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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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 High School’s Budget: An Overview

Dylan Van Duyne, Editor-in-Chief
January 23, 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 adop...

Salute to All Things Ending: Leaving Sports as a Senior

Ashley Hoyle '14, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
Filed under Haven Happenings

The end of your final season really sneaks up on you. All of a sudden you have this strange thing called “free time” after school, and your muscles mysteriously stop aching. We all fall into a lulling comfort with our athletic teams. We practice so much that it all blurs together, and you follow...

Relay for Life Kicks-Off With A Powerful Speech

Ashley Hoyle '14, Staff Writer
December 20, 2013
Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

Relay for Life officially began this week, with three kickoff assemblies and an art auction. The assembly featured a powerful personal story and sage advice from guest speaker Dr. Ellen Milgrim, who is a community member, cancer survivor, and the former WES principal. She called the student body to action,...

Haven Debut’s The Corner: Student-Run Art Gallery

Haven Debut’s The Corner: Student-Run Art Gallery

Sierra Matika
December 9, 2013
Filed under Haven Happenings

Despite some setbacks and delays earlier in the school year, The Corner is finally up and running. The Corner is a student-run art gallery that was created by Haven alumni Rachel Zuppo at the end of last year. On Saturday, December 7th, artists were hard at work setting the mood for the first art exhibition:...

Early Deadlines: A National Nightmare

Anabel Parker '14, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Haven Happenings

As most high school seniors will admit, anything having to do with applying to college can be pretty stressful. Filling out tedious details of the Common App, taking a five-hour test on a Saturday, and condensing the entirety of your life in 650 words or under is quite the undertaking; I bet you even...

Poll Princesses: Where Does Your Lunch Come From?

Poll Princesses: Where Does Your Lunch Come From?

Sierra Matika '14 and Sara Peeleman '14
November 22, 2013
Filed under Haven Happenings

Where do hamsters even come from? Why is the sky blue? Where’s Waldo? Now we don’t know the answers to all of these but we have managed to figure out where many of students’ lunches come from. As experienced many times, the lunchroom is filled with hungry, aggressive teenagers. Their eyes grow...

French in America

Eleda Fernald '15, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Haven Happenings

There were interlopers among us. More difficult to identify than anticipated, the French slowly infiltrated Strath Haven. A keen observer may pick up on certain subtle distinctions: they can be hesitantly characterized by good looks (must be something in the water half way around the world) and a perpetual,...

Music Department Update

Music Department Update

Rachel Silverstein '14, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Haven Happenings

October has been a very busy month in the Strath Haven music department. The Marching Band has officially moved onto its second show, comprising of Elton John’s “Love Lies Bleeding,” P!nk’s “Raise Your Glass,” and Latin-style “Echano.” Though the show will only be performed at the final...

Social Media and the Modern Student

Andrew Lombard '15, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Haven Happenings

What’s on your mind, Strath Haven? That’s the question many of us face every day after we get home from a long day at school,  so we open our computers and see what our friends are up to on our various social networking sites. From Twitter to Facebook, social media has become an inescapable part...

Relay for Life 2014: Where Dreams Come True

Relay for Life 2014: Where Dreams Come True

Ashley Hoyle, Staff Writer
November 16, 2013
Filed under Haven Happenings

Relay for Life 2014 has been set for Saturday, April 26 from 10am to 10pm. This relay promises to turn out to be pretty magical! With an outpouring of support from the school community, a revamped and enormous planning committee, a fantastic new theme, and some really exciting relay events planned, we...

Teacher Spotlight: Cathy Stambaugh

Teacher Spotlight: Cathy Stambaugh

Dylan Van Duyne, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2013
Filed under Haven Happenings, Showcase

Q: How long have you been teaching?  Where and what have you taught? A: This is my 40th year of teaching.  I have taught in five different school districts - two in the Chicago suburbs, one in the Detroit suburbs, and two in the Philadelphia suburbs.  My husband’s career caused us to change cities...

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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