The Seattle Prep Panther

Homecoming: It’s not all fun and board games

Jeffrey Pelayo, Online Editor

October 13, 2016

Cards were scattered all over the floor and candy was smudged into the carpet. Finally, we had the gym to ourselves, and that wasn't a good thing. My ears were still ringing from the loud music and as I stood under the blinding lights, I imagined the people who were currently enjoying themselves without...


George Kent, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016

A blurry image. Someone is holding the nuclear launch codes, but we can’t quite see them. The CIA operative gives the order: “Zoom! Enhance!” And suddenly the image is in full detail - mission accomplished. This is a movie fallacy that any photographer will tell you is impossible - you can’t...

Let’s Ditch the SAT

Alex Martin, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2015

I've never been a fan of standardized tests, frankly I dislike them. Maybe it's because I’ve had to drive all the way up to Shoreline to a testing center at 7:00am on a Saturday morning when I could have driven over the hill to Seattle Pacific University. Maybe it is the small cramped desks, the ones...

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: High School Sports Injuries

Meghan McLaughlin, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2015

Although it may seem hard to believe, some humans actually enjoy the sport of running. Yes, really. I was not always one of those humans. If someone had asked me a handful of years ago to go for a run just for the heck of it, I would have most likely questioned their motives and inquired about what food...

Adelphia is Prep

David Ellinger

September 28, 2015

To the editor: Thank you, as always, for introducing us to the new faculty. I always appreciate this service, particularly this year when you were so complete with the kitchen staff. One editorial objection: contrary to the headline, Adelphia wasn't removed "to make room for a new practice field."...

Bridging the Gap: Technology and Autism

May 11, 2015

JULIA PIACENTINI '15 Owen Suskind was three years old when he was diagnosed with autism. As many autistic kids, Owen had an affinity for a very specific thing. For Owen, this was Disney movies. He would watch Disney movies day in and day out and play, rewind and replay certain scenes over and over...

Give Lent a Chance

March 24, 2015

SIENA JEAKLE  '15 It's that time of year again — the season of new life, Spring cleaning, and, for Christians, our forty days of dieting. Despite criticisms of Lent from both the religious and the non-religious, I hold that Lent is nothing but beneficial when practiced thoughtfully, and it really...

The Responsibility of Speech

January 16, 2015

SIENA JEAKLE '15 I was about to write this editorial about how annoying I find the Twelfth Man culture, but recent events have led me to change my focus. With the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, I’ve been thinking a lot about freedom of speech and the responsibilities of journalists, and I find myself caught...

The Beauty of Boredom

December 19, 2014

SIENA JEAKLE '15 The holiday season is upon us, and that means we’re soon going to have a few luxurious moments of free time. Two weeks of relaxation to spend talking to our family and making memories. Two weeks of wonderful nothing. However, there is a war on nothing. Our phones are designed to...

Sun, Sun Go Away

November 1, 2014

SIENA JEAKLE '15 The days have been growing colder, darker and rainier. A constant fog is overtaking our city, each day sinks deeper into a perpetual grayness that will cling to our world until spring. I love it. There’s something about these gray days that boosts my spirits. This seems strange, sin...

The Evolution of “Nerd”

November 1, 2013

By: Maggie Delaney '14 I call my sister, my friends, and myself a nerd. I use it sarcastically and as a term of endearment. For me it has lost almost all of its derogatory connotation. What I’m really saying, in the words of vlogger John Green, "You liked stuff". Which is not a good insult at all. I...

Lesson Learned at Bumbershoot #1

September 30, 2013

By: Maggie Delaney  ‘14 At the beginning of June, my sister and I bought our three day Bumbershoot tickets. We like to go to concerts and music festivals together; it’s kind of our thing. We were really looking forward to it and we planned out which groups we would see each day. After the first...

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