Panther Press

Positronic Panthers Begin 2019 Robotics Season with Claws Out

Maria Andraos, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Haven Happenings

The Strath Haven Robotics Team, the Positronic Panthers, kicked off their season this January with the challenge for this year, announced by the First Robotics Competition (FRC). The theme for this year’s competition is Deep Space, which was revealed through a video published on the FRC website. T...

Haven Discusses Student Safety One Year Later

Haven Discusses Student Safety One Year Later

Abby Loiselle, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Front Page, Haven Happenings

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 ...

Students Plan to Host Mini-THON at Haven

Students Plan to Host Mini-THON at Haven

Samah Sharmin, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

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


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

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...

First Semester with Chromebooks Proves Successful

First Semester with Chromebooks Proves Successful

Samah Sharmin, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

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 ...

Faculty Member of the Month Mrs. Ford Discusses Role in Strath Haven Community

Emma Hunter and Ava Szepessy, Staff Writers

December 10, 2018


Filed under Haven Happenings

The dedication she puts into her job as well as her caring and optimistic attitude makes her an incredibly important and prominent member of our school district.

Scholars Meet Service

Lindsay Kernen & Kate McAndrews, Staff Writers

December 10, 2018


Filed under Haven Happenings

Strath Haven prides itself for its diverse student body. Senior, Ben Wainfan, decided that he wanted to bring these diverse interests together- and help others while doing it. Last year, Ben created the Scholar Service Corps, a club that travels to Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern. Thorncroft...

Dr. Brown Moonlights as a Juror

Dr. Brown Moonlights as a Juror

Luke Mandel, Online Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Haven Happenings

Dr. Brown’s first year as principal of Strath Haven High School did not begin as he expected -- he was selected for federal jury duty that was estimated to last six weeks.  I was curious to know more about it, and Dr. Brown kindly agreed to an interview. The following is a synopsis of that interview...

Haven Welcomes New Assistant Principal, Mr. Conti

Alaina McConnell, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Haven Happenings

It’s the start of a new school year, but this time the freshmen aren’t the only ones getting to know the school. Mr. Conti, Strath Haven’s new assistant principal, is also learning his way around. He will be taking the place of Dr. Brown, who was promoted to principal after the resignation of Dr....

Celebration of the Arts Honors Legacy of Jack Hontz

Celebration of the Arts Honors Legacy of Jack Hontz

Megan Lowry and Andrew Spangler, '19, Staff Writers

October 14, 2018


Filed under Haven Happenings

“Ready. Set. GO!” And they were off! It was quite a sight watching all the participants of the Celebration of the Arts 5K run, as they jogged, decked out in costumes ranging from rainbow tutus to sequined vests. In addition to band leadership, the Strath Haven Women’s Field Hockey Team also came out...

Experience French Culture on the Québec Trip

Maggie Corson, '19, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Haven Happenings

Students enrolled in a French course during the 2018-19 school year will now have the opportunity to travel to Québec over President’s day weekend. This trip is open to all grades, and everyone with an interest in visiting this unique city is encouraged to attend. It is a great way to experience a ...

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