The Prowler

“The Alchemist” offers an inspirational story for people of all ages to enjoy.

Panther Reads

September 19, 2020

Assistant principal Brandi Meeks recently finished reading “The Alchemist.” “I liked the message, but I also liked it because it takes place i...

“The Fifth Risk” by Micheal Lewis examines governmental agencies and their transitions to Donald Trump’s presidency. Specifically, the author highlights the Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Energy.

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September 5, 2020

Economics teacher Mark DeCourcy recently read “The Fifth Risk” after receiving the book as a Father’s Day gift.  “What captured my attention initially...

“The Last Lecture” is an autobiography about the life of author Randy Pausch, a computer science and human-computer interaction and design professor at Carnegie Mellon University. When Pausch learns he only has months left to live, he takes to lecturing one last time, educating his students on how to make the most out of life with limited time.

Panther Reads

March 7, 2020

In this segment of “Panther Reads,” we feature math teacher Heather McNally, who shares her experience with her favorite book, “The Last Lecture,” b...

“The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath is a semi-autobiographical novel that explains the hardships young women face in the real world. The novel draws parallels between the main character, Esther Greenwood, and the author, reflecting the mental lapse Plath experienced while writing the novel.

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February 23, 2020

In this segment of Panther Reads, we feature science teacher Christie Jarret who recently read “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath. “The Bell Jar” is a fictional novel with feminist i...

Economics and current issues teacher Walt Ellison talked about the first book he had ever fully read, “Hollywood Hulk Hogan.” With this autobiography of the famous wrestler Hulk Hogan, Ellison shows students and teachers alike that a person does not need a lengthy novel to become interested in reading.

Panther Reads

February 12, 2020

If a social studies teacher only read historical fiction novels or stayed in the history genre that would be rather stereotypical. Thankfully, economic and curren...

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Rachel Laposka, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

In this segment of “Panther Reads,” we feature Starr’s Mill’s economic teacher Mark DeCourcy, who recently read “The Greatest Short Stories o...

History teacher Susan King discussed the book “Where the Crawdads Sing.” This murder mystery follows a girl named Kya as lives in the south in the 1950s when celebrity Chase Andrews is murdered.

Panther Reads

January 12, 2020

With holiday break ending and school starting again, some teachers are able to share with their students wonderful books they read while out. Social stu...

This segment of “Panther Reads” features Chad Phillips, head coach of Starr’s Mill’s football team. Phillips describes “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard as a novel focusing on uncovering the conspiracies surrounding World War II General George S. Patton Jr.’s death.

Panther Reads

December 7, 2019

The head coach of Starr’s Mill High School’s football team, Chad Phillips, talks about “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, a...

Guidance counselor Colleen Petty shares the novel “Hope Heals,” a true story about a woman who suffers from an unexpected stroke and has to rebuild her life all over again. This novel shows that with a little bit of faith, you can overcome anything.

Panther Reads

November 15, 2019

Starr’s Mill guidance counselor Colleen Petty shares “Hope Heals,” an inspiring true story by Jay and Katherine Wolf. “Hope Heals” is the life-story of Kather...