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The Panther Press

The Panther Press

Senior Hank Figueroa Lindelli reads a poem

Cheese, pepperoni, and poetry: an unforgettable night at San Domenico

Coda Swaim and Delaney Whaley March 29, 2024

Picture yourself in a lively setting on a Tuesday evening with the delightful smell of a freshly baked pizza wafting through the air. As you take a bite of the warm, cheesy slice, you eagerly wait to immerse...

Rumt Al-Qahtani; the queen pageant of Saudi Arabia

Why do Afghans have such strong thoughts about a Saudi Arabian beauty pageant?

Sharifa Hunarwar, Copy Editor March 25, 2024

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, they have banned women from going to schools beyond the sixth grade and from working in governmental and non-governmental organizations. Furthermore,...

Illustration depicting one of the hotspots for gang violence, Guayaquil, in Ecuador. Illustration by Aarya Chowdhry.

Behind the curtains of San Domenico’s spring discovery trip amidst Ecuador’s political crisis

Aarya Chowdhry, Head Copy-Editor March 25, 2024

When upper school students first received the news that they had the opportunity to go to Ecuador during spring break, there was an immediate air of excitement that was shared by everybody. However, events...

The layout plans for the Aquatic Center

Making waves

Kylie Hellyer, News editor March 15, 2024

Whether you are a spectator at a swim meet wishing refuge from the heat, a coach who needs an open place to have a team meeting, or a student who wants extra space to lift weights, the Aquatics Center...

A young girl’s birthday list

The effect of social media on adolescents

Kylie Hellyer, News Editor March 14, 2024

Today, young girls are invading Sephora, strutting in with their mother’s credit card clutched in their manicured palm, and walking out with hundreds of dollars worth of viral Drunk Elephant skincare....

Woman with donation box. Image via Freepik.

From dorm rooms to thrift stores: Are donations truly the solution to the environmental impact of the textile industry?

Aarya Chowdhry, Head Copy-Editor March 12, 2024

Do me a favor as you’re reading this article and open your closet. I want you to find every piece of clothing that you have not worn in at least the past three months. If you found none, great. This...

Vesta Juodonyte and Cesar Marin on their way to the U.S.

ASSIST makes a positive impact on international students

Sharifa Hunarwar, Copy Editor February 28, 2024

ASSIST (American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers) is a U.S. based nonprofit international students exchange organization that seeks to match “academically talented, multilingual...

Golden Globe and Barbie

Playing the blame game in the entertainment industry: Who’s really at fault?

Sarah Robinson-Williams, Opinion Editor February 15, 2024

Jo Koy recently made history by being the first Filipino comedian to host the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, 2024. Unfortunately, that historical and game-changing moment was soured due to Koy’s distasteful...

Historic image of the Hotaling Mansion, the ruins today at San Domenico

The legend of 1500 Butterfield Road

Merritt Sellers, Head Illustrator/Social Media Manager/Reporter February 12, 2024

San Domenico is an old school. 1850 was a long long time ago. You can see the age when you walk around the lobby of the Hall of the Arts and take in the black and white images of former campuses. But what...

Alan Morris introducing a theory that suggests higher minimum wage would result in higher unemployment rate

How does 50 cents impact a Californian?

Alice Wang, Copy Editor February 1, 2024

Entering the new year, California has announced a raise for the state’s minimum wage. As of Jan. 1, 2024, California’s minimum wage has increased from $15.50 per hour to $16.00 per hour.  Specifically,...

Lunchtime and long lines, San Domenico students are done. 

Lunchtime and long lines, San Domenico students are done. 

Coda Swaim and Larkin Bowie December 12, 2023

If there is one thing that the students love about SD’s lunch, it’s the food. We love our cooks at San Domenico! They always make our lunch periods better by sharing their bright smiles. We are grateful...

Closing remarks after successfully loading all the food into the truck

Helping hands: San Domenico’s food drive makes a positive impact

Merritt Sellers, Contributor December 2, 2023

On a fall morning, in the crisp morning air, people gathered in front of Dominican Hall on the Friday before the break for the annual Thanksgiving food drive. From kindergarteners to grandparents, members...

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