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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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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Pop Culture Analysis: Taylor Swift

Lynnea Zhang, '19, Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The world today is divided. Not in the context of foreign policy, or what the next new internet sensation will be, or even whatever on earth is happening with political factions in America, but about Pennsylvania native Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift has undoubtedly caused the end of summer social phenom...

To the Bone: Netflix Targets Mental Illness

MaryBeth Monaco-Vavrik, '19, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Netflix can be counted on to produce a wide array of documentaries, feel-good movies, horror films, and binge-worthy shows. Out of this selection on July 14th came the Netflix Original, To the Bone, a movie that follows a young woman, Ellen, portrayed by Lily Collins, as she battles anorexia nervosa and b...

The Future of Whitewashing

Chloe Gong, '19, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Whitewashing: I’m sure this isn’t an unfamiliar concept in the context of Hollywood and other film productions. If you search the phrase “whitewashing in film” on Wikipedia, there is literally an entire (but definitely not complete) list of films dedicated to pointing out this obvious yet prevalent...

Why We Need More Foreign Films in Our Lives

Maddie Marks, co-Editor in Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Considering that the United States has the biggest film market in the world, with a box office revenue of around 10.31 billion dollars in 2016, it is no surprise that the majority of films we are exposed to are produced in the United States. And it can’t be denied that some of those films are really sk...

The Most Anticipated Films of the Summer

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Summer time is just around the corner, and for students that means a time of relaxation, poolside naps, and – you guessed it – Netflix galore. For those that wish to venture beyond the offerings of Netflix, even more movies and options will become available. If one is feeling particularly adventurous,...

Who Doesn’t Love Reading Subtitles?

Olivia Spring, '17, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you’re like me then you LOVE to binge watch television shows on Netflix. here is nothing better than procrastinating on homework during the last few weeks of school, so Netflix is the cure all of end of the year school feels. But if you’re also like me then you have a hard time staying interested...

The Films that Inspired Master of None

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For Master of None fans, season two looks to be Aziz’s most daring attempt with many more risks, much more romance, and a limitless amount of drama compared to the already amazing first sea- son. This is in large part due to the influence of Italian cinema on Aziz as his character *SPOILER ALERT*...

The Best of the Worst Movies to Watch

Claire Van Duyne, '17, Editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Everyone enjoys a guilty movie every once in a while in order to relax. Sometimes the cure to a stressful day or the key to an entertaining night with friends isn’t the blockbuster and award winning movie everyone has been raving about. In fact, sometimes when it comes down to it, what you really need...

Elle Leaves an Impression

Sofia Sheehan, '17, Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s been a very long time since I saw a movie as violent and disturbing as Elle without losing its true purpose in the midst of it all. Elle tells the story of a French video game company head who is sexually assulted in her home. Due to a past childhood trauma, she refuses to go to the police and...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Discontinued

Chris Schmucki, '18, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"It is for me, sister. Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money ” Are the words spoken by Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and until recently, Disney. The mass media company known as Disney just...

Camerata Spring Program

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, '18, Online Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After much deliberation and taking the students’ advice into consideration, our school’s choral director Mr. Shankweiler has finally decided to compose the 2017 Spring Choral Concert program of recent pop music. Time and effort has been put into making the selections for this year not only a reflection...

The Superbowl: For Us Non-Athletes

Claire Van Duyne, '17, Editor-In-Chief

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

One of the often-overlooked aspects of our school’s Music and Arts program is Jazz. Unknown to many, jazz has taken root at Strath Haven in many forms. Rehearsing after school and at night, the high school has many jazz ensembles that emphasize different aspects of the genre. With Jazz Night just around...

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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