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Relay for Life Finishes Run at Haven with Successful 2019 Event

Relay for Life Finishes Run at Haven with Successful 2019 Event

Editorial Board

May 7, 2019

The Wallingford-Swarthmore community gathered on King Field on Saturday, April 27, 2019, to celebrate Strath Haven’s last annual Relay for Life event. Over $30,000 dollars was raised before and during the event, with 65 teams registered. Teams came from all over the area -- among the participants...

Haven Works With Diversity Consultant

Haven Works With Diversity Consultant

Maddie Marks, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019

March 6, 2019’s three-hour early dismissal was not just for the fun of it. After the majority of students left on that Wednesday, diversity expert Dr. Philip McAdoo spoke with students and teachers about diversity and acceptance in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. Dr. McAdoo is an educator...

Safe Driving was Every Junior’s Prom Date This Year

Safe Driving was Every Junior’s Prom Date This Year

Lily Marks & Maria Andraos, Staff Writers

May 7, 2019

"If this program were to lead to one person making a better decision, then it was worthwhile." -Dr. Brown

Senior John Crawford Leading Haven Wrestling to Success

Senior John Crawford Leading Haven Wrestling to Success

Ryan Krouse, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

As we move towards the end of the winter sports season, this edition’s athlete spotlight focuses on John Crawford. John was voted a captain for his senior season and has been living up to the expectations. With a personal record of 16-2, Crawford has helped the Panthers to a 11-8 team record with five...

Haven Discusses Student Safety One Year Later

Haven Discusses Student Safety One Year Later

Abby Loiselle, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2019

800 marches, 115 school shootings, 98 deaths, 69 gun control measures, one year. February 14th, 2019 marks one year since the infamous Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting. As Emma Gonzalez expressed during her speech at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C, “In a little over six minutes, 17 of our frie...

Legally Blonde Cast and Crew Prep Enthusiastically for Upcoming Shows

Legally Blonde Cast and Crew Prep Enthusiastically for Upcoming Shows

Will Garrett, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

After the emotionally-charging performance of the fall drama The Laramie Project, the Strath Haven Theatre Department plan to begin March with a bang: Legally Blonde has been chosen as this year’s spring musical. A Tony nominated Broadway show and 2000s classic that sits up with Mean Girls and Bring ...

Haven Coach Inducted into Villanova Athletic Hall of Fame

Haven Coach Inducted into Villanova Athletic Hall of Fame

Ryan Krouse, Sports Editor

March 3, 2019

This past December, Strath Haven eighth grade math teacher Mr. Fili was announced as a member of the Villanova Athletic Hall of Fame class for 2018. It is surely a well deserved honor, as he finished his collegiate career as a .300 hitter, with career totals including 181 hits, 190 runs scored, 86 r...

Students Plan to Host Mini-THON at Haven

Students Plan to Host Mini-THON at Haven

Samah Sharmin, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

With the help of teachers and peers, juniors Hope Graham and Lilian Liu have founded what they call “Mini-Thon,” a smaller version of the nationwide “THON” fundraiser. THON is a dance marathon designed to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer with the hopes of one day finding a cure....

Wallingford-Swarthmore, Post-Letter

Wallingford-Swarthmore, Post-Letter

Maddie Marks, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2019

Shock, anger, and sadness. These are three of the many emotions that settled upon the Wallingford- Swarthmore School District and surrounding community the week of December 17, 2018. Surfacing from the social media landscape of the area came two appalling displays of racism and hatred: the first being a p...

Gender-Sexuality Alliance Faces Backlash in Health Classes

Gender-Sexuality Alliance Faces Backlash in Health Classes

Eric Hadley & Madison Lin, Staff Writers

March 3, 2019

In December of 2018, the Strath Haven High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club came into tenth grade health classes to talk about the LGBTQ+ community. GSA is a club that promotes equality and inclusivity for everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender identity. For over 10 years, GSA has prov...

First Semester with Chromebooks Proves Successful

First Semester with Chromebooks Proves Successful

Samah Sharmin, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

Freshmen and Chromebooks? The idea could be the plot of a sci-fi horror film. However, aside from occasional misuse in class, teachers report few if any problems with Chromebooks. In fact, when interviewed about them, both teacher and student responses were overwhelmingly positive. Among the highlights ...

Students Expect More During Black History Month

Students Expect More During Black History Month

Ava Szepessy & Emma Hunter, Staff Writers

March 3, 2019

Everyone who has gone through the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District has spent February learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, giving presentations on Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad, watching Martin and Me, and hearing teachers talk about Rosa Parks and Ruby ...

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