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The Leditor: Saying Goodbye to the Class of 2014 in the Midst of Tomfoolery

Josh Kauffman '15, Editor

May 28, 2014


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Louis C.K. once discussed in his stand-up comedy how humans are the only species that are afforded the chance to pass away in their bed, surrounded by loved ones, and do not instead end their lives being chased by a predator before being eaten. This same benefit of drawn-out departure is provided to...

Letter to the Editor: Prevalance of Drugs in Local Area

Andrew Lombard '15, Staff Writer

May 28, 2014


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Just weeks after the release of the last issue of the Panther Press, which highlighted the risks of drunk driving in an article about the mock car crash, a major drug bust occurred, and several alumni of the Haverford School were arrested. The seemingly unrelated issues of drunk driving and illict drug...

AP Statistics

David Silverstein '16, Staff Writer

May 28, 2014


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One of the biggest complaints of any class is that the course material is inapplicable to life, both now and later on. But, with AP Statistics, this is not a problem. AP Statistics is an elective math class that is a one semester long. This course includes topics ranging from experimentation to probability...

Photography 2

Andrew Lombard '15, Editor

May 28, 2014


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Photography 2 is not so much of a class as it is an experience. The moment you enter the classroom (if you can get through the frequently locked doors) you feel like you’ve gone back in time. VHS and Cassette tapes line the bookshelves, and the carpet is unlike any other room in the building. The daily...

AP World History

Greg Kotchick, '15, Editor

May 28, 2014


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AP World History with Mr. Kahn was by far the best class I’ve taken in high school. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about eunuchs, castration, and Mongolian conquest, and was lucky enough to watch John Green crash course videos weekly. Mr. Kahn prepared us extremely well for the AP exam (if...

AP French

Josh Kauffman '15, Editor

May 28, 2014


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Going into AP French Language and Culture, I must honestly say that I was a bit lost. I hadn’t taken a French course since spring of 2013, and I was little rusty on areas like “verb tenses” and “basic vocabulary.” Thankfully, this did not become too much of an issue in the long run. The AP...

AP Spanish Literature

Dylan Van Duyne '14, Editor

May 28, 2014


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X’CUSE ME! If you are currently enrolled in the Spanish Department of Strath Haven High School, AP Spanish Literature should be a must-take senior class. While its prerequisite of AP Spanish Language focuses primarily on the technical mechanisms behind speaking, writing, and listening to the Spanish...

Introduction to Philosophy

Noah Arnold '16, Editor

May 28, 2014


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I’ve taken a lot of classes in my ten or so years of formal education, but I can’t say that any of them had more of a positive effect on me than Mr. Adams’s very own Intro to Philosophy. I didn’t know many people who had taken it in the past few years, but it was vigorously recommended to me...

AP United States History

Sam Snyder '14, Editor

May 28, 2014


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Advanced Placement United States History – affectionately referred to as “APUSH” – is the bane of many a high school sophomores’ existence. However, at the end of a whole year of learning about wars and taxes and tea parties, the class is a rewarding experience. Everyone should know the history...

Introduction to Cognitive Science: A Swarthmore College Course

Jenna Harowitz '14, Editor

May 28, 2014


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This past spring, I took Introduction to Cognitive Science at Swarthmore College. I highly recommend this course to rising seniors for several reasons. First, the content of the course is fascinating. I learned about a wide variety of topics, including the philosophical roots of cognitive science, artificial...

The Leditor: Strath Haven’s Curriculum Changes

Dylan Van Duyne '14, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2014


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Welcome to the April Fools’ edition of the Panther Press.  Before you instinctively shriek in your first block classroom at some of the articles, please note that all “April Fools” articles have the title highlighted in gray.  Any article not highlighted in gray has normal journalistic content. ...

Editorial: Why We Need to Know About Flight 370

Anna Jaoudi '15, Online Editor and Detours Editor

April 9, 2014


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Why have so many tragedies in our generation occurred with airplanes? On the night of March 8th, just before midnight, 239 people departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport aboard Malaysia Fight 370. In less than two hours, there were no distress signals, no phone calls. The plane had completely...

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