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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Skyrim is Lacking

James McCarthy, '17, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
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Have you ever played the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? If you have, you’re probably one of those people who still go around telling anecdotes about how their past behaviors were augmented by receiving an arrow in the knee. But I’m going to go ahead and steal your sweetroll, here, because I have to say...

Ukraine: The Current Situation

Sarah Myers '17, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
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Ukraine has gone from a country in Eastern Europe that most Americans couldn’t find on a map to the subject of hundreds of articles, panel discussions, blogs, and forums (although it should be noted that many Americans still can’t locate it). The country’s claim to fame is its threatened annexation...

Strath Haven and Internet Comedy

Josh Kauffman '15, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
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Thanks to the Internet, the student body of Strath Haven is exposed to a limitless volume of humor. “Key & Peele,” “Workaholics,” and “SNL” are just three comedic TV shows that have situated themselves inside the collective cultural zeitgeist of our fair school because of their availability...

Assessing the State of the Union

Sarah Myers '17, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
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President Barack Obama delivered his fifth annual State of the Union speech on January 28th. Although the speech was delivered well, and was very optimistic, it was not a perfect speech. Leading up to the speech, the “mainstream media” and other people who care to predict this sort of thing predicted...

Forget the Future and Live in the Present

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
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If you’re a junior or a senior, you probably are neck deep in post-secondary planning. If you’re an underclassman,  teachers, parents, friends, and guidance counselors alike are most likely beginning to murmur the “college” word, but it might be best to just focus on what is right in front of...

Flappy Bird Falls From the Sky

Zach Liga '16, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
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You are probably not the only one playing “Flappy Bird,” an addictive and mindless game. If you do not know already, the game consists of a tiny bird journeying through a difficult obstacle of metal pipes. That’s it. There are no power-ups or levels. Success in this game is measured by how often...

The Annual St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Andrew Lombard '15, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
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I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s just a cruel reminder to all of us single people that we’re going to be alone forever. This Hallmark holiday was named for Saint Valentine, a Christian priest from ancient Rome who was sentenced to death for performing weddings for soldiers. Before his execution, he...

Salvador Dali: the Man Behind the Mustache

Sunny Chen , '15, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
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It’s a well-known stereotype that artists are weird, but Salvador Dali takes it to a whole other level. While his meticulous manipulations of subconscious and reality create mind-boggling, psychedelic works, they are generally lauded as innovative and laden with symbolism and Freudian-based theories....

Do You Still “Belieb?”

James McCarthy, '17, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
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When one reads the title of this article, rage is acceptable. No, it is not meant to imply that you ever were such a thing as a “belieber,” but in the event of his recent D.U.I. charge, some people who already loathed the guts and the rest of the G.I. tract of Justin Bieber are shaking their heads...

2014 Grammys: Grammy Would Not Approve

Ashley Hoyle '14, Staff Writer
January 27, 2014
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The Grammys in the past few years have had the same staples: scantily clad women performing physical feats galore, rampant lip synching, an incredible, heartwarming performance by Taylor Swift, and for some reason, what I feel is an underwhelming public reaction. For some reason, people refuse to believe...

The Leditor: How Old is Old Enough?

Dylan Van Duyne, Editor-in-Chief
January 23, 2014
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You’re sitting in your senior English class, and sitting across from you is your seventeen year old best friend.  Over the weekend, suppose you and your friend are both caught committing a crime, but your friend, who is seventeen, is charged under a juvenile sentence, whereas you, being the eighteen...

Scratching the Surface of Nationalism and Antinationalism

Noah Arnold '16, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
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I was talking to a friend of mine a few weeks ago about what he wants to do with his life and where he wants to go after his education, when he said something that made my blood positively boil. “Why is America so much worse than Europe? I just want to get out of here as soon as possible.” It’s...

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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