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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Hydroxyl Acid: Toxic and Dangerous

Nick Li, '17, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
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Odorless, colorless, tasteless and deadly. This substance can be found just about anywhere and everywhere on Earth. Every year, people die from this chemical. According to NASA, it is also a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and it is the major component of acid rain. The chemical in question...

The Best Way to Find Your College Roommate Before You Get To College

Grace Haase, '17, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
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Everyone knows that their college roommate will likely become their partner in crime, best friend for eternity, and essentially their whole world. The only problem, however, is the difficult process that leads you to find such a roommate with the potential to become your forever lifemate. As a high school...

Out With the Old and In With the Old?

Amy Vella, '18, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
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The 80’s are in. With off the shoulder tops, high waisted boyfriend jeans and even shoulder pads, the 80’s have made yet another appearance. Kendall Jenner, an American fashion model, has flaunted her old fashion taste. But is it really old fashion, or are these the new old trends? It seems that...

Everything is Going Great: April News Bulletin

Sarah Myers, '17, Editor
April 15, 2017
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President Donald J. Trump has been called many things-the great orange dictator, real estate mogul, fake Republican, spray-tanned troll doll, billionaire, cheeto benito- so many, in fact, that it feels strange to see a simple “President Trump.” The President that launched a thousand think pieces...

Rejection: Putting Yourself First

Helen Qi & Madison Snyder, ‘17, Staff Writers
April 15, 2017
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We all know rejection is inevitable-- it’s bound to happen to each and every one of us in our lifetime. With final college decisions fast approaching for the majority of seniors at the end of March, rejection in all forms is an issue on people’s minds. The feeling of hurt and potential embarrassment...

Trump Appointees: Read, Remember, and Take Action

Sarah Myers, '18, Editor
April 14, 2017
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President Donald Trump is assembling an administration, and the individuals he chooses will have important and enormous power over the federal government. Individual political views aside, American citizens tend to be uninformed about and uninterested in these nominees, despite their importance. The...

President Trump Is Violating the Constitution

Leah Dunbar, '18, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
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A current point of controversy in Trump’s new presidency is his apparent frequent violation of the constitution. On almost a daily basis, President Trump has violated clauses from the constitution and many American citizens are left hoping for accountability. Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the US...

Nine Year Olds Tried As Adults

Leah Dunbar, '18, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
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Yes, you read the title correctly: in just the past few years, hundreds of kids under the age of 18 have been tried as adults on the grounds that their crimes merit punishments beyond the scope of those available for juvenile defendants. Until the twentieth century, the United States accepted age 7 as...

The Saftey Pin Phenomenon

Leah Dunbar, '18, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
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Whether you agree or disagree with the recent outcome of the 2016 presidential election, it is impossible to deny the intense emotions and fear that the election generated. Many Americans are afraid not only for the United States itself, but also for specific groups of people. With the incoming administration...

Stuck on the Web: How Internet Activism is Killing Progress

Brendan Lordan, '17, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
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If you’ve done absolutely nothing to contribute to any cause in the past several years--congratulations: you might not be doing as much damage as you possibly could. With no lack of problems in the world, it is every single individual on the Earth’s responsibility to contribute to an issue or movement...

Student Views and Participation This Election Season

Martine Leech, '17, Staff Writer
November 25, 2016
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At last. With only one day left before the historic presidential election of 2016, it is time to pause to consider the last eighteen months and some of the issues that have arisen during the campaign: Donald Trump’s hair. Hillary Clinton’s emails. The wall. The fall. Obamacare. The Supreme Court....

Vermin Supreme?

Martine Leech, '17, Staff Writer
November 13, 2016
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Who is Vermin Supreme? He is a man, a politician. Perhaps a wizard, but most definitely a legend. He is the political performer; a satirical activist that draws attention to points that no one has ever brought attention to before. If elected president he hopes to create a law requiring people to brush...

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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