Panther Press

New Teachers, New Year

Meghan Braddy, Reporter

September 11, 2019

Every new school year is always bound to bring change, whether it’s new classes, new teachers, or even new technology. This year, Griffith High School and Griffith Middle School acquired an influx of fifteen new teachers aft...

Teen Nicotine Abuse Becoming A Normalized Issue

Samantha Ruiz, Reporter

May 2, 2019

  Nicotine abuse in teenagers has become a major issue lately, with more and more middle and high school students trying out nicotine products each day. Products such as Juuls, Stigs, and vapes are easy for students to access...

Middle Class Families and the Struggle for Financial Aid

Madalyn Nolan, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019

  As the end of the school year approaches, many seniors are starting to concentrate on college decisions and scholarships. Many students are in need of financial aid for college, as tuition alone can cost up to $30,000 at...

What Is Global Warming, How Can It Be Prevented?

Zoe Boswinkle, Reporter

March 22, 2019

Global warming is when the average temperature around the world increases. Although many things can contribute to global warming, the main causes are air pollution and greenhouse gases trapped in the atmosphere, warming up the...

Watch Out: New Teen Drivers Hit The Roads

Skye Isenblatter, Reporter

March 20, 2019

  Teen driving is every parent’s fear when their child reaches the age to start driving. Many parents worry about things such as texting and driving, drunk driving, and accidents that can seriously injure or kill their ch...

Things To Know During Disability Awareness Month

Samantha Ruiz, Reporter

March 14, 2019

   March is Disability Awareness Month. Disability Awareness Month has been celebrated in history for 28 years, ever since starting in 1987 when Ronald Reagan declared March National Disability Awareness Month.  The Intens...

Top 5 Best and Worst Required Reading

Liana Boulles, Copy Editor

March 14, 2019

In March, the Panther Press launched two polls: one asking students to choose their favorite books that they were assigned to read in school, and another with their least favorite books. Students could vote for the required rea...

Shamrock Shakes Back For A Limited Time

Connor Crafton, Reporter

March 13, 2019

    Spring is just around the corner, and while some may look forward to the turn of weather, others are enjoying the sweet, sweet taste of a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. The shake has made people from around America swoon over t...

Why Do We Need A Debate Club?

Zoe Boswinkle, Reporter

March 4, 2019

According to, “Debate is an essential opportunity that should be provided to all students. Students develop skills in research, critical thinking, organization, persuasion and communication.” Debating is a way for student...

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