The Seattle Prep Panther

Understanding Prep’s Privilege

Annika Bjornson, Editor-In-Chief

April 27, 2018

At Seattle Preparatory School, our academic platform allows us to experience a wide variety of opportunities. Some would call this “privilege,” which refers to a special right, advantage, or immunity that is available only to a particular group of people. It is important to acknowledge the presence...

Social Media: A Barrier to Actualizing Our Humanity

Annika Bjornson, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018

Total control, perfection, and gratification are fabricated prospects that we as a society vainly attempt to reach, but social media has perpetuated our impression that these ideals can be met. As an eighteen-year-old student growing up in the revolution of the Web, I recognize the ways in which social...

Enough is Enough

Abby Arthur, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018

There have been 26 school shootings this year. Not this school year; 2018 alone. Two months into this year on February 15, 2018, 17 students were killed, and at least 14 others were injured as a result of Nikolas Cruz who used a semi-automatic rifle to end the lives of innocent high school students in...

The LRC Serves the Needs of Many

Sophie Freeman, Photo Editor

January 7, 2018

Over the past few years I have overheard students talk about the LRC as if it were exclusively a place for intellectually challenged students, when in fact there are many reasons for someone to use it. In actuality, the LRC is meant to help and accommodate all kinds of students including but not limited...

Searching for the Christmas Spirit

Emma Cooney, Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2017

I have always regarded December as a time of anticipation. In elementary school, I became excited for Christmas as soon as my teachers brought out their Advent wreaths and the music teacher announced what songs we would be singing at the school concert. Once break had finally started, my sister and I...

Angsty Teens at an All-Time High

Abby Arthur, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017

In the words of Barmore, “chill” and enjoy your life, be expressive, and know it is going to be ok.

DACA: Protecting the American Dream

Gabi Jeakle, Online Editor

October 13, 2017

DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As of mid September, approximately 700,000 people could face deportation with the repeal of DACA. Applicants must be enrolled in high school, have a high school diploma, or be a military veteran to receive protection under DACA. These children and...

Donate to Disaster Relief: High Schoolers Vs. Mother Nature

Annika Bjornson

October 10, 2017

House pets floating on wooden doors, drenched people climbing into rescue boats, whole families living in garages. Hurricane Harvey has torn into our own country and impacted people close to us who now face bitter times. However, any person with a desire to contribute to the relief efforts of recent...

Let Me Explain Senioritis

George Kent, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2017

Imagine this: you are running up a hill. You have been running up this hill for a long time (four years) and it’s a really big hill. You paid thousands of dollars to go on this run, and you’re almost to the top. The whole time, for all those four years of running, your parents, friends, and family...

Style is Being Ripped From Us

Mimi Jurion, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2017

Let’s face it, jeans are a fashion staple. Everyone has a pair of jeans, from flare, skinny, straight leg, boyfriend fit to ripped jeans. We’ve come a long way- jeans are a classic symbol of American fashion. Personally, my jeans are one of the most personal things I own, and I tend to get attached...

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me” How Jesuit leaders are reacting to the refugee ban.

Gabi Jeakle, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

President Donald Trump has proposed building a wall between the borders of Mexico and America. He has placed a ban on refugees from seven middle eastern countries. While these policies have caused controversy for individuals and groups, they have particularly violated the ideals of Jesuit teachings....

The Importance of Another Perspective

Paul Winebrenner, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

As some of you may already know, I am half Belgian and travel to Europe twice a year to visit my family. Of particular interest to me, are European’s thoughts on the American presidential race, something I had a unique opportunity to ask this summer while working abroad. What I found, was that many...

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