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 For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion.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

Lynnea Zhang, '19, Editor

October 16, 2017


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Strath Haven is known for its copious amount of extracurricular activities, and its student body doing every single one of those copious number of activities. Many, many of these extracurricular activities, most likely to sheer volume and number, are critically underfunded. Which is why it’s hard t...

Transgender People Banned from the Military

Leah Dunbar, '18, Editor

October 16, 2017


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While looking back at the summer would be easiest through the lens of our beach camera, only acknowledging our vacations and family outings, we truly must also recognize the summer’s many political events—good and bad. Looking back to July 26th, when president Donald Trump announced that transgende...

Born A Crime: Book Review

Maggie Corson, '19, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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If you didn’t already read it this summer, comedian Trevor Noah’s new autobiography Born a Crime is a must read. Now a globally known comedic sensation, Noah tells the story of his life before both fame and indoor plumbing. Set in a small African village called Soledo, he explains to the reader wh...

The Arms Race of College Admissions

Daniel Larson, '18, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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“Where will you be going to college?” When your aunt Carol asks this simple question, you internally cringe because of the major decisions ahead. Every senior I know agrees that with applications comes a sense of competition and stress. You may want to attend Prestigious College because of the respec...

Is It Time to Exhale?

Leah Dunbar, '18, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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Let’s not lie to ourselves, the past six months to a year has caused all of us more than a few sleepless nights. Whether you are one of the people that have decided to just avoid the news in hope of ridding yourself of this stress, or you spend your days refreshing the New York Times just hoping for...

Trump: The World’s Oldest Sixth Grader

Leah Dunbar, '18, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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If one were to look at the recent 2016 election in the United States, given the information that one candidate speaks with a tenth grade speaking level, one with an eighth grade speaking level, and one with a sixth grade speaking level, a reasonable person would assume the candidate with the highest...

Hydroxyl Acid: Toxic and Dangerous

Nick Li, '17, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


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Odorless, colorless, tasteless and deadly. This substance can be found just about anywhere and everywhere on Earth. Every year, people die from this chemical. According to NASA, it is also a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and it is the major component of acid rain. The chemical in question...

The Best Way to Find Your College Roommate Before You Get To College

Grace Haase, '17, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


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Everyone knows that their college roommate will likely become their partner in crime, best friend for eternity, and essentially their whole world. The only problem, however, is the difficult process that leads you to find such a roommate with the potential to become your forever lifemate. As a high school...

Out With the Old and In With the Old?

Amy Vella, '18, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


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The 80’s are in. With off the shoulder tops, high waisted boyfriend jeans and even shoulder pads, the 80’s have made yet another appearance. Kendall Jenner, an American fashion model, has flaunted her old fashion taste. But is it really old fashion, or are these the new old trends? It seems that...

Everything is Going Great: April News Bulletin

Sarah Myers, '17, Editor

April 15, 2017


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President Donald J. Trump has been called many things-the great orange dictator, real estate mogul, fake Republican, spray-tanned troll doll, billionaire, cheeto benito- so many, in fact, that it feels strange to see a simple “President Trump.” The President that launched a thousand think pieces...

Rejection: Putting Yourself First

Helen Qi & Madison Snyder, ‘17, Staff Writers

April 15, 2017


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We all know rejection is inevitable-- it’s bound to happen to each and every one of us in our lifetime. With final college decisions fast approaching for the majority of seniors at the end of March, rejection in all forms is an issue on people’s minds. The feeling of hurt and potential embarrassment...

Trump Appointees: Read, Remember, and Take Action

Sarah Myers, '18, Editor

April 14, 2017


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President Donald Trump is assembling an administration, and the individuals he chooses will have important and enormous power over the federal government. Individual political views aside, American citizens tend to be uninformed about and uninterested in these nominees, despite their importance. The...

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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