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The Incredible Collaboration Behind Haven’s Little Women

Maddie Marks, '19, co-Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018


Filed under Haven Happenings

This past November, Strath Haven prepared and performed the classic tale Little Women for the WSSD community. This play, which follows the story of young sisters Jo, Amy, Meg, and Beth as they grow up, was executed skillfully by all of those involved. However, when we as an audience sit down for a couple...

Bonjour to the French Exchange

Abby Loiselle, '19, Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Haven Happenings

On Monday October 16th, 30+ Strath Haven students waited anxiously at the international arrivals gate at the Philadelphia International Airport for their french exchange student to arrive. Standing with signs and buzzing with the excitement of the next two weeks, all of the students talked about all...

Marching Band Soars at Halftime

Emma Henry, '20, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

Crowds cheered as the Strath Haven Marching Band quickly cadenced into Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, November 26. With Patrick Murray taking over as band director after the  devastating loss of music director Jack Hontz in June, and the Haven varsity football team making playoffs...

Clancy’s 300th Win

Abby Loiselle, '19, Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

With seven seconds left in the game, Emmett Young’s field goal brought the entire football team onto the field as they celebrated not only winning a playoff game, but helping Coach Clancy to achieve his 300th win as a high school football coach. “The way we won meant a lot of me”, Coach Clancy sa...

Honoring Mr. Hontz in the New Band Season

Abby Loiselle, '19, Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

At the end of August every summer at Strath Haven, four hundred students pile onto the football field and begin to play loud enough so that the all too familiar drum beat can be heard from miles away, marking the start of another band season. While week long band camp is typically filled with reunio...

New Vaccination Requirements for Seniors

Maddie Marks, '17, co-Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has made revisions to the immunization requirements for schoolchildren for the 2017-2018 school year in an attempt to lower the amount of students affected by preventable diseases. The largest impact is on current seniors, who must now receive a second dose of MCV, ...

À Dieu to Madame Schrader

Leah Dunbar, '18, Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

Unfortunately, early this summer we were informed of a sad departure. Madame Schrader will be leaving Strath Haven after teaching French for six years alongside Madame Stadnicki. She will be relocating to Lower Merion High School. The claimed unplanned matching black and white striped shirts, painfully col...

Updates on School Health Regulations

Abby Loiselle, '19, Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

By the second day back at school, news had spread that bake sales will be forever changed at Strath Haven. Starting at the end of last year, a new health initiative mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service made massive changes to all school’s regulations o...

Freshman Orientation Serves as a Warm Welcome

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, '18, co-Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

This year, like all others, the majority of the school was blessed with a two hour delay on the first day of school. However, a group of senior mentors spent those two hours introducing the freshman class to the ins-and-outs of the school. As a senior, it was a bit of a hesitant choice for me to cho...

Popularity of Gap Years on The Rise

Abby Loiselle, '19, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

While gap years have been very popular worldwide including in Turkey, Norway, and Denmark for a long time, the United States is only just beginning to catch up. The United Kingdom is accredited with the start of this idea beginning in the 1970s. While it is possible that a gap year is more naturally...

Commemoration Centers Senior Experience

Martine Leech and Julia Gyourko, '17, Staff Writers

October 12, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

As the 2016-2017 school year draws to a close, Strath Haven must brace itself for the loss of its senior class. Every year, students graduate and move on to a new chapter of their lives, leaving high school in the past in order to forge ahead. Accompanying this transition is the ceremonial graduation,...

Why the Chinese are Beating Us, and Why It’s Okay

Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

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...

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