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Is “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” truly scary?

Is “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” truly scary?

Anya B. '23, Reporter

November 9, 2019

The well-known children's book “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” by Alvin Schwartz, gave children nightmarish fears to haunt them during their childhood. The book was turned into a motion picture, directed by André Øvredal, and it brought those nightmares to life in a different way that the...

Are College Visits Worth It?

Are College Visits Worth It?

November 5, 2019

It’s a routine commonly found in the fall semester for junior and senior Padua students: they visit colleges they’re interested in, listen to the half-hour talk given by the representative, and begin to form an opinion about several of their college options. But how helpful are these thirty-minute...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Hannah B. '23, Reporter

October 30, 2019

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" recently came out in theaters and already has  people liking it. This movie is a sequel and has lots of action, but also can be pretty sentimental.  The director of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is Joachim Ronning, and the movie is an American dark fantasy ...

Looking Through the Ivy: Are Elite Colleges Worth It?

Looking Through the Ivy: Are Elite Colleges Worth It?

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

June 8, 2019

If you’re trying to get into the Ivies, you better not pull any punches. The path to your Ivy of choice, be it Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, or UPenn, is cutthroat and paved with piles of rejection letters. Of the eight Ivy League colleges, Cornell is the least selective...

Five Feet Apart: An Unoriginal Concept

Five Feet Apart: An Unoriginal Concept

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 7, 2019

“Five Feet Apart” is a classic romance between two teenagers with cystic fibrosis that premiered on March 15, 2019. Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson star in the so-called love story of the year, directed by Justin Baldoni. While you may shed tears, you might be brought back to an all-too-fami...

The Best British Entertainment Americans Are Missing out On

The Best British Entertainment Americans Are Missing out On

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019

I feel some responsibility as one of the few representatives for Britain in this school. As a card-holding, British citizenship-carrying, senior about to go to university in London, I would not be able to sleep at night without alerting my peers to some of my favorite (or favourite?) bits of British...

What is so Perfect about Perfect Attendance?

What is so Perfect about Perfect Attendance?

Olive D. '19, Editor

March 13, 2019

Do you ever just have those days when can’t get out of bed, need a personal day, fighting a bad cold and just don’t have the energy to get up for school? I know have. Senior skip day, one of the senior rituals that most look forward to, was not even a thought for these students. They stayed dev...

Are You Facebook Friends With Malia Obama?

Are You Facebook Friends With Malia Obama?

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2019

If not, you shouldn't know what she posts. The Daily Mail and many other news sources released a story about posts on Malia Obama’s private Facebook account in which she criticized Trump. That is not journalism. The Society of Professional Journalists, or SPJ, has a Code of Ethics by which ev...

Looking on the Bright Side of Divorce

Looking on the Bright Side of Divorce

Emily M. '22, Reporter

February 10, 2019

My parents are divorced, but my family is not broken. I’m not living the Disney Channel teenage dream, either, but I consider my family life to be pretty stable. Having divorced parents has been difficult over the past nine years, but it has brought surprisingly positive effects and ultimately made me ...

Did The “Unbreakable” Series Remain Unbreakable Or Did It Shatter With “Glass?”

Did The “Unbreakable” Series Remain Unbreakable Or Did It Shatter With “Glass?”

Caitlin B. '19

January 25, 2019

In the words of Elijah Prince, "This is not a cartoon. This is the real world. And yet some of us still don't die with bullets. Some of us can still bend steel. I've been waiting for the world to see that we exist." Who is "us?" “Glass” is the third movie of a series, following “Unbreakable”...

Having a Concussion During Midterms

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

January 22, 2019

Imagine everyone at school is getting ready for midterms and waiting for winter break, just trying to get through the week, but not you. You have a concussion. You must wait to take midterms and make up work you missed from the last few weeks. As your friends excitedly prepare to go on break, you’re dreading ...

“Bandersnatch”: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure That May Leave You Wanting More

“Bandersnatch”: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure That May Leave You Wanting More

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2019

Black Mirror fans are a particularly eager bunch. So when “Bandersnatch,” the newest installment of Charlie Brooker’s series was released on Dec. 28, 2018, theories and comprehensive flowcharts quickly filled the Internet, opinions varying wildly. The premise of the standalone film is simple: a...

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