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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Summer Break or Year-round School?

Summer Break or Year-round School?

Ryan Sheehan, Staff Writer '17
December 7, 2015
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Never will one see a surlier group of adolescents than when Strath Haven opens its doors to welcome back the student body each school year. Save the 5% of Havenites that have been longing to return since June, almost everyone would rather be at the beach than staring at their new syllabi. Even if there...

Overthrowing Gender Double Standards

Jamie Funk '15
December 23, 2014
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No-Shave November: the infamous month of (typically) facial-hair growth for the sake of prostate cancer awareness. Since my sophomore year, I have participated in this event through not shaving my armpit or leg hairs. However, I altered my decision from abstaining from shaving for a month to abstaining...

America Should Be Held to a Higher Standard

Sarah Myers '17
October 28, 2014
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The United States likes to see itself as the world’s policeman, maintaining order and championing human rights. Unfortunately, that image is built upon our general ignorance of the misdeeds perpetrated by American Armed Forces. America’s military has fought with and supported a plethora of organizations...

Is Gym Class Detrimental to our Education?

Grace Haase, ‘17 & Gabby McGillin, ‘17
October 28, 2014
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As much as our school desperately claims that half of a semester of gym class is beneficial to the entire student body, it may not be as helpful as they want it to be. Though the amount of days set aside for gym class is not enough to make an impact for those who really need it, student athletes who...

Your Education Cannot Be Quantized

Noah Arnold '16
October 28, 2014
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Do you remember how grades worked in elementary school? If you’ve been in the Wallingford Swarthmore School District for your whole life, you probably recall getting a manila envelope twice a year to take to your parents. It had lots of different categories, most of them behavioral rather than academic,...

Challenges to Worldwide Gender Equality

Sarah Myers '17, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
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The fact that women are a minority in the sciences is not news, but it was thrust into the limelight when a new study called SAFE (Survey of Academic Field Experiences) was released on July 16th , 2014. The survey was designed to “generate information about respondents’ fieldwork [expeditions such...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sabir Ahmed, '16, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
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The ongoing conflict in the Middle East between Palestine and Israel over the Gaza Strip has stirred plenty of controversy globally. Despite an ongoing battle over reaching a final peace settlement, military tension has plagued both nations for decades. It is apparent there is brutal warfare tearing...

Four Reasons Why Lifeguarding is the Best Job Ever

Andrew Lombard '15, Editor
September 10, 2014
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1. You get Unexpected Days Off. Unlike most jobs, which are indoors, air conditioned, and artificially lighted, lifeguards are exposed to the harsh, unforgiving elements of the pool. While this sounds intimidating, there is a bright side to this. It’s called precipitation. Don’t get me wrong, lifeguarding...

The Wrongful Call for a Simpler Time

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
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I’d like you to think about the last time you listened to a song on the radio. Chances are that unless you’re a dork like me and only listen to classical music on 90.1 FM you’ve heard some of the pop-rap that has become symbolic of our day. Some Katy Perry, maybe a little bit of Kanye or Drake,...

How to Stop a Sword with Sexism

Lev Boonin, '14, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
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Two armored warriors locked in a battle to the death. A sword swings. It slices the exposed, slender toned stomach of the other warrior and somehow doesn’t draw blood. Exposed stomach!? As incredible as that sounds, bikini mail armor is all the protection afforded to many female characters in video...

7 Undeniable Reasons Why BuzzFeed is Absolutely Terrible

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
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BuzzFeed is disgusting. It’s a horrific waste of bandwidth and time for everyone, and I can prove it. So sit back, grab some free-range popcorn, vegan bacon or too cute wedding cake pops, and prepare to hear 7 undeniable reasons why BuzzFeed is absolutely terrible. Because it really, really is. 1....

Mythbusters: Voting Edition

Lev Boonin, '14, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
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“All that is required for bad men to succeed is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke). How many people do you think vote for the President of the United States, which has a population of around 330 million? Three hundred million? Two hundred million? Try a hundred and fifty to a hundred and...

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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