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Junior Year…How Will I Survive!?

January 9, 2012


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I can't tell you how many times I'm told the words, “junior year is the most important year, you better study hard!" and frankly, I'm quite tired of hearing them. The pressure to maintain high marks, excel in history day, and complete a research paper on a book over 400 pages long is rather overwhelming....

Mystery of the 5th Floor

Mystery of the 5th Floor

Chaney G., Managing Editor

January 5, 2012


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For years, rumors have swirled throughout the halls of Padua concerning the contents of Padua's 5th Floor. Freshmen see the extra flight of steps in one stairwell and wonder what lies upstairs. They wonder if it's merely an extra classroom or a secret club for upperclassmen only. Meanwhile, those who...

PSATs: Helpful SAT Prep or Unnecessary Stressor?

PSATs: Helpful SAT Prep or Unnecessary Stressor?

Shannon H., Reporter

January 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Each fall the Padua freshman, sophomores, and juniors are required to take the PSATs.  Taking the PSATs is declared mandatory, but yet students are required to pay for them. The PSATs are given to freshman and sophomores to supposedly help prepare students and improve scores on the actual SATs. For...

A Special Message from the Resolution Police

A Special Message from the Resolution Police

Brandi B., Opinions Editor

December 28, 2011


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Due to the upcoming holidays,things could not be more disorganized. Along with putting up decorations, and buying family and friends Christmas presents and watching my parents do all of that, I am a busy girl. Despite my beliefs on celebrating one holiday at a time, I could not help but think of what...

Christmas: A Time of Joy or a Time of Stress?

Christmas: A Time of Joy or a Time of Stress?

Erin S., Reporter

December 26, 2011


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Christmas: is it a time of joy or a time of stress? Each Christmas, the U.S. creates a commercialized Christmas that focuses only on the material  presents and the worst part is, each year it gets worse. If you turn on the TV during a commercial break, odds are that every single commercial is somehow...

Students and Work

Students and Work

Lawren D., Reporter

December 20, 2011


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

The subject of high school students seeking out jobs is very controversial.    According to Child Trends Data Bank, 46% of students are employed. Some find having a job as a teenager necessary.  As we all know, being a teenager can be pricey.  In my interview with students, all answered my ques...

Is Decorating Becoming A Competition?

Is Decorating Becoming A Competition?

Morgan S., Reporter

December 14, 2011


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Decorations, decorations, and yes, more decorations. Is getting ready for Christmas beginning to get out of hand? As the Christmas season is suddenly approaching, more and more stores are beginning to get into the Christmas spirit. I drove down the road the other night and these people already had their tr...

Sink or Swim: The Trouble With Today’s Notorious Celebrities

Sink or Swim:  The Trouble With Today’s Notorious Celebrities

Kristin L., with Brandi B.

December 12, 2011


Filed under Opinion/Review

Growing up in the spotlight in front of millions of watchful fans can cause childhood celebrities stress, psychological disorders, as well as brief encounters with the law. In the industry of both music and movies, it’s simple; you either sink or swim. In our opinion, some celebrities are still on...

Fight for Writes?

Fight for Writes?

Kristin L., Reporter

November 30, 2011


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The use of cursive writing has gradually become unfamiliar to a sizable number of students over time. There are many components that have factored into the decline of its use. One element that has impacted society’s writing greatly is technology. Advancements of technology and a greater and greater...

Hurt People Hurt People

Hurt People Hurt People

Bridget F., Reporter

November 28, 2011


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Picture this: It’s middle school again. You are focused on getting good grades, starting to think about high school, and trying to fit in with your peers. This is the time when you are trying to figure out who you are, what you believe in, and who your real friends are. For some, it was a good experience,...

Thanksgiving: Then and Now

Thanksgiving:  Then and Now

Bridget F., Reporter

November 24, 2011


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The first Thanksgiving took place in 1621 in Massachusetts.  Those who attended were the Plymouth colonists, also known as the Pilgrims, and the Wampanoag Indians.  The holiday actually started as an autumn harvest feast, but for decades colonies and states began making their own traditions and days...

Cyber Stalkers Uncovered

Cyber Stalkers Uncovered

Brandi B., Opinions Editor

November 21, 2011


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I completely understand  when workshop facilitators and teachers discuss the dangers of social networking. From the scenarios they paint about the predator that could be messaging you on Facebook to the person that is copying your pics on Myspace  in order to use them for their creeper Tumblr page,...

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