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The Panther Press

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SD swimmer.

Making Waves: An outstanding season!

Angelo Neto May 25, 2023

The San Domenico women’s varsity swimming team is celebrating a great season, marking another milestone in the program’s history. These gifted young athletes have driven their team towards success,...

The journalism program students at the National High School Journalism Convention

The National High School Journalism Convention surprises San Domenico journalists.

Maja Cykowska, news section editor May 18, 2023

At the end of April, members of the San Domenico newspaper, The Panther Press, took part in the NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. This year, the conference took place at Hilton Hotel Union...

San Domenico juniors Summer Jenkins and Charlee Dorhan show their appreciation for Maxon. Photo by Caroline Pirsch

Holly Maxon: The smile to greet you at San Domenico

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2023

At the front office, the area is a hurricane of bustling activity. Students jostle for space to pick up tardy slips and supplies, and maybe swipe some candy. In the eye of the storm is Holly Maxon. As...

Students work on practicing digital assignments for online exams in AP English classes and AP U.S. History.

San Domenico implements three digital AP exams for 2022-2023 school year

Caroline Pirsch, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2023

San Domenico is piloting three digital AP exams for the 2022-2023 school year, a decision that was made after several rounds of testing from the College Board.  San Domenico did not participate in earlier...

A black Tesla drives away at San Domenico. Photo taken by Monica Sanford.

Switching lanes to electric

Monica Sanford February 7, 2023

An alien-like humming sound zooms past you. What is it? Not a spaceship, not a UFO. It’s a Tesla. And they’re everywhere. Marin has more than 25 car dealerships, so the county has convenient access...

Laila Rezai’s art piece created in support of people of Iran

Iranian courage, commitment and sacrifice in the face of brutal repression

Maja Cykowska, News Editor February 6, 2023

Brutal. Violent. Abusive. These three words perfectly describe the actions of the Iranian government, and the actions they have been taking against the demonstrators in an attempt to stop protests on the...

Xavier Thorpe played by Percy Hynes White holds umbrella over Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams.

“Wednesday” fans are outraged by sexual misconduct allegations of actor Percy White

Isabelle Jolson, Arts and Ideas Editor and Copy Editor February 2, 2023

LATE NOVEMBER —The air became increasingly colder. Bundled up inside your home with a warm blanket, you waited for Netflix to load as you listened to the heater hum softly. As the stressful semester...

Photo taken by Hannah Silber at the most recent chamber concert.

Senior Illarion Gershkovich Musical Talents Shine Bright In the Virtuoso Program

Hannah Silber, Reporter November 29, 2022

Illarion, a senior at San Domenico, has been playing the cello for four years with the virtuoso program. He has written a few different songs which the VP program has performed at several different concerts....

Presidents of the San Domenico mental health club!(Left to Right: Dylan Youman, Paola Flores-Fuentes and Oliver Yan)
Photography by Bella Riella

How the San Domenico Mental Health Club is changing the ways of student life

Bella Riella November 16, 2022

Thousands of young adults and teenagers across the nation have been struggling with the overwhelming burden of mental health in both school and at home. Whether it is the stress of submitting those final...

Rosie works at his desk after helping students with academic support.

Meet Rosie, the driving force behind student support

Caroline Pirsch, Reporter November 8, 2022

**content warning- mention of suicide** Adam von Sternenfels Rosenthal, more known as “Rosie” by the San Domenico community, has become a supportive pillar of the community in the year he has worked...

Students explore and identify rocks in the hills of San Domenico. Photo taken by Monica Sanford.

Mr. Casias’s new geology course rocks!

Monica Sanford November 7, 2022

The vast hills of San Domenico hold an alluring cornucopia of geological evidence from the past. Adam Casias, a science teacher at San Domenico, leads a small group of students on a hike to practice...

Isabelle Jolson holds up two banned books: The Color Purple by Alice Walker and Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender.

How San Domenico has responded to the worldwide plague of book banning

Bella Riella, Reporter October 7, 2022

While the world of book banning has undoubtedly taken the U.S. by storm, the small, yet distinctive community of San Domenico has been able to fight back in a multitude of ways. Recently, there has...

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