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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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

Traditions of the Strath Haven Seniors

Claire Van Duyne, 17, Editor-In-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

In an effort to immortalize the legacy of one’s respective graduating class, seniors at Strath Haven High School take the time to participate in many traditions or rituals for the sake of enjoyment. Much to the confusion, dismay, and at times disgust of the underclassmen in the building, Haven seniors...

Rather Than Being Breathalyzed, Students Must Recite “The Raven” Before All School Functions

Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

As a time-honored tradition, the breathalyzer has become a staple of the school dance. We all know the drill. You roll up to the gym. You’re lookin’ fresh. You can hear the Black Eyed Peas emanating from inside and you can sense that everything is falling perfectly into place. Tonight’s gonna be...

Bye Bye Bathrooms

Leah Dunbar, '18, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

To those students who use the bathroom as an excuse to look up an answer to a test or simply take a break from class: find another option. According to recent studies by psychologists John Spelling and Kelly Weisner, over 50% of the times students ask to use the restroom, that is not actually what they...

Questions Raised Over New Dress Code Changes

Ryan Sheehan, '17, Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Haven Happenings

Coming off the heels of a bungled dress code change earlier this year, the administration has since been working on a compromise that has the potential to encourage school-appropriate clothing while still managing to keep up with the times. In recent years, the dress code changes proposed and enforced...

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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