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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Could Trump’s Education Policy Help Students?

Andrew Hagelthorn, '19, Staff Writer
November 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s education policy could lighten college costs for a lot of Haven students. It’s difficult to imagine a world where college only costs a few thousand dollars, but some basic economic principles say it may not be far from the near future. If his policy of cutting...

Who Do You Dislike Less?

Leah Dunbar, '18, Staff Writer
November 13, 2016
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This election season is clearly not a normal one. The question being asked at dinner tables is no longer “who do you think would make the best president?” but “who do you think would make less of a horrible president?” The election system was created in order to avoid this predicament. We choose...

Third Party Candidates

Martine Leech, '17, Staff Writer
November 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

This election is filled with funny moments and not just from the two main presidential candidates. We love “Trumped up trickle down economics” and that “nasty woman”, but we also remember Aleppo moments, as third party candidate Gary Johnson calls it. But Gary Johnson, the third party libertarian...

Donald Trump Habitually Violates Strath Haven’s Student Code of Conduct

Sarah Myers, '18, Editor
November 13, 2016
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For anyone who hasn’t memorized Strath Haven High School’s Expectations for Student Conduct, here’s an excerpt: “All members of the school community are expected to be respectful of each other. Negative comments about anyone’s race, nationality, religion, physical appearance or ability, intellectual...

College Essays: Why Are We Doing This, Again?

Sarah Myers, '18, Editor
September 16, 2016
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Writing college essays is not fun for most high school seniors. In 650 words or less, students must convince admissions officers that they are an amazing potential college student, while keeping them entertained and creating genuine empathy. It’s a lot to ask. Which begs the question- why do colleges...

Stress and Extracurriculars at Strath Haven

Madison Snyder & Helen Qi, '17, Staff Writers
September 16, 2016
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Extracurriculars are a major part of most high schoolers’ lives. From the sports and clubs offered at school, to club teams and other outside endeavors, extra activities tend to fill up most of any student’s free time. With free time already limited due to school and homework, the decision to add m...

The Access Index and College Accessibility

Martine Leech, '17, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016
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There is a typical student who goes to Strath Haven High School. They are deciding what college they want to go to, something that many people as high school senior go through. But they want to make a difference at college in the world of education. What should they look up? How could they become more...

Should High School Students Have Shorter Summers?

Kacy Hafertepe, '17, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016
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As summer reaches a close, many students spend their final days wishing that summer would never end. However, as students may find themselves struggling to reacquaint themselves with school subjects, individuals are wondering if students would benefit from shorter summer breaks provided by year-round...

Does it Really Matter What College You Go To?

Josh Luo, Staff Writer, '17
February 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

The obsession with getting into either one of the Ivy League universities or other world-renowned institution has long existed in our society. Somehow, the name of the school where four or more of those precious years after receiving a high school diploma is the ultimate decider of our fate. Now comes ...

The Morals of Summer Service Trips

Sarah Myers, Editor, '17
December 14, 2015
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At High Schools across America, students are returning from their summer break. A growing portion of those students are returning from programs like Habitat for Humanity, Rustic Pathways, and Lifeworks International, where they have participated in summer “community service” programs around the world....

Gender Neutral Clothing On the Rise

Gender Neutral Clothing On the Rise

Jacob Szepessy, Staff Writer, '17
December 14, 2015
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If you’ve flipped through a fashion magazine in the last year or so, you will likely have noticed a new, particularly timely trend: androgyny and gender neutral clothing, also referred to as “agender” clothing.  Perhaps deciding to cash in on society’s interest and acceptance of transgendered,...

A Hispanic Immigrant’s Daughter on the Rise of Anti-Immigrant Hate Speech

Sofia Sheehan, Editor, '17
December 8, 2015
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  “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” The first time I heard...

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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