Panther Press

What To Do If You Got Rejected From a College

What To Do If You Got Rejected From a College

Lauren Smallwood, Reporter

May 24, 2018

Throughout a student’s life they are required to go to school until they reach the age of 18, and then they are presented with a choice of going to college for additional education. However an application process is required and the college you apply to can decide whether or not that student can attend....

Strength Training Program Coming to Van Alstyne

Sam Mosby, Reporter

May 24, 2018

Making playoffs in the Fall starts with hard work in the Summer. Athletes who participate in Fall sports, such as football, volleyball, or cross country, have a great opportunity through the Athletics Department this Summer: That opportunity is called Performance Course. Performance Course is a company...

Importance of Athletic Training

Importance of Athletic Training

Kirsten Duncan, Reporter

May 17, 2018

Athletic training requires knowledge of almost everything in your body that can break, tear, bleed, and also strain. In athletic training, the trainers have to work with athletes from all different sports and ability levels providing them with stretches, treatment plans, diagnostics, and so much more. ...

KTEN Teacher of the Year: Ella Burkhalter

KTEN Teacher of the Year: Ella Burkhalter

Olivia White, Reporter

May 17, 2018

Teaching students takes an exceptional type of person. One of those people, specifically Van Alstyne teacher Ella Burkhalter, has gone above and beyond. With the three years that she has been at the high school, she has shown passion for learning that has left a legacy. Burkhalter recently was the co-recipient of ...

Upcoming AP Reception

Upcoming AP Reception

Elias Mosby and Sam Mosby

May 16, 2018

On Thursday, May 24th, "The Road Less Traveled" will be presented in the cafeteria at VAHS, 6:30-8:00. The work of students enrolled in Karen Endicott’s Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Literature classes will be presented during the upcoming AP Reception. “The AP Reception is a tradition ...

The Most Appreciated Week of the Year

The Most Appreciated Week of the Year

Hallie Storment and Millicent Sawyers

May 15, 2018

A recap of Teacher Appreciation Week.

The Fears of Graduation

The Fears of Graduation

Kirstie Connors, Reporter

May 15, 2018

Imagine spending 13 years of your life working towards graduation. The moment has finally come and your feet have just crossed the stage. Diploma in hand, you are now a high school graduate. But reality sets in... what now? Each student has a different plan to carry out their future careers. Some a...

Senior(less) Trip

Senior(less) Trip

Rachel Bellamy, Reporter

May 15, 2018

The Senior Field Trip is coming up, May 29. This is only two weeks away. The Seniors who will be attending the Six Flags Field Trip need to bring essentials like a backpack to carry their belongings, a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a friend to tag along with. Unfortunately, most students only have the...

What the Heck is a Finstagram

What the Heck is a Finstagram

Kindall Green, Reporter

May 15, 2018

Take a closer look at the Finstagrams people are raving over..

Community Colleges vs. Universities

Community Colleges vs. Universities

Dylan Pruitt, Reporter

May 8, 2018

Seniors right now are either committed to a big, four year university where they will live on campus and move away from home, or they are staying close to home to attend a local community college. Minus those who are going straight to work or are joining the armed forces. “I really didn’t want t...

5K Race Helps Local Teachers and Students

5K Race Helps Local Teachers and Students

Rachel Bellamy, Reporter

May 8, 2018

The Van Alstyne Education Foundation is a non-profit organization which benefits teachers and seniors financially through grants and scholarships. The program most recently hosted a 5K to raise money for the foundation. “This year, over $50,000 in scholarships will be awarded to VAHS seniors bec...

Fine Arts Night

Fine Arts Night

Jessica Webb and Estefany Jaramillo

May 8, 2018

Van Alstyne held the first Fine Arts Night last week, here is what you missed.

The Student News Site of Van Alstyne High School
Features