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Checking in with the Panther Marching Band

Checking in with the Panther Marching Band

Cece Olszewski, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

This past week, over 400 Haven students voluntarily stood in the hot sun for hours, rhythmically stepping to the beat of Uptown Funk and the sound of a woodblock being struck with a drumstick. These students are part of the massive Panther Marching Band, a group constantly proving that it’s still cool...

Student Council Plans for 2019-2020

Student Council Plans for 2019-2020

Samah Sharmin & Emma Hunter, Haven Happenings Editors

September 18, 2019

Anya Hooper has some big shoes to fill. Last year’s Student Council made profound changes at Strath Haven like the homecoming fair. However, President Anya Hooper and Vice Presidents Corey Harris and Michael Fergus have some ideas of their own for the 2019-2020 school year. Their main goals, according...

New Clubs for 2019-2020

Luke Mandel, Online Editor

September 18, 2019

There are several new clubs to choose from this year: The Philosophy Club, advised by Mr. Adams, provides a space for students to probe philosophical issues. Another club that has taken off since its inception is the Birding Club which meets in room 305 on Fridays to observe and study birds. Members...

Haven Welcomes New Teachers, Assistant Principal

Haven Welcomes New Teachers, Assistant Principal

Evelyn Meeker, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

Mr. Chris Matsanka is the new Strath Haven High School assistant principal. Before moving to the high school, he taught at the middle school for eight years. Mr. Matsanka recalls the amount of support from his fellow faculty members during this transition. “It was evident that they cared about me...

Mary Gay Scanlon Visits Haven for Town Hall

Mary Gay Scanlon Visits Haven for Town Hall

Luke Mandel, Online Editor

September 18, 2019

On Friday, May 31st, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon visited Strath Haven to answer questions and encourage discussion about various political topics within the school environment. This was the first event organized by the Committee for Educational Speakers, a new group at Strath Haven that plans to invite...

Lt. Governor Brings Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour to Strath Haven

Lt. Governor Brings Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour to Strath Haven

Luke Mandel, Online Editor

May 7, 2019

On Monday evening, April 22, 2019, Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, John Fetterman (D), came to Strath Haven High School for a community listening session on the legalization of recreational marijuana. Multiple Pennsylvania State Representatives were in attendance, including Chris Quinn (R) from the 168th...

New History Curriculum Implemented; Students Fight for Advanced French Studies

New History Curriculum Implemented; Students Fight for Advanced French Studies

Eric Hadley, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

"The Western Civ curriculum gave everybody the sense, I think, that the only important things happened in Europe." -Mr. Kahn

Manwaring Takes Haven Heartthrob Crown

Manwaring Takes Haven Heartthrob Crown

Abby Loiselle, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019

As the proud owner of the 2019 Haven Heartthrob title, Andrew Manwaring would say he was the perfect contestant. “Beauty is everything” he asserted in his acclaimed talent presentation, “and by every standard of the word, I am beautiful”. The presentation of his TEDx Strath Haven powerpoint instantly...

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

Positronic Panthers Begin 2019 Robotics Season with Claws Out

Maria Andraos, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

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...

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