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Life With Pets

Life With Pets

Hannah W., Reporter

May 1, 2015

Each family has its own unique dynamic, yet nearly 50% of American households own pets. However, there are many people who are hesitant to add an animal to their family. Due to the fear of expenses, allergies, the pet's personality, and more, millions of dogs and cats are left without a home. Although...

What to Eat to Relieve Stress!

What to Eat to Relieve Stress!

Angelina M., Reporter

May 1, 2015

Whether you may be a freshman or sophomore trying to finish off the first years of high school strong...a junior beginning to think about college and writing a college essay...a senior trying to stick out the last month of school before graduation...or a teacher having to deal with any of these students......

Students’ Opinions on the 2016 Presidential Election

Students’ Opinions on the 2016 Presidential Election

Heather L., Reporter

April 30, 2015

Although the primary election will not take place for about a year, the campaigns for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election are already being organized. The first female U.S. President could be on the horizon, as former Secretary of State and First Lady, Hillary Clinton, declared herself a Democratic candidate....

How Long Should We Be in School?

How Long Should We Be in School?

Maria D., Reporter

April 22, 2015

The Padua school day runs from 8:05 AM to 2:35 PM. This creates a fairly standard 6 1/2 hour school day. But should the school day be longer? Some argue that lengthening school days would provide more time for English, Math, and other core classes. A longer school day would ideally lead to better...

Spring Activities

Spring Activities

Frankie K., Reporter

April 22, 2015

As the weather gets warmer, spring activities are popping up like flowers! This past week has been filled with high temperatures, reaching as high as 78 degrees! Here are some ideas as to what you can do to get out and have some fun. Many Padua students are going to the beach, to either swim in the...

Music on Spotify

Music on Spotify

Heather L., Reporter

March 31, 2015

Spotify is an application that allows people to listen to music without purchasing songs or albums. Since the app was released in 2008, it has become extremely popular around the world, especially among teens. Listeners can browse through new releases and the top songs, but they also can search for specific...

Hallway Inspiration

Hallway Inspiration

Maria D., Reporter

March 31, 2015

Lately, the Padua hallways have been very colorful. Post-It notes of various colors have been appearing on lockers in the last month. They were first seen in the fourth floor alley, but quickly spread to the third floor and other areas around the school. Handwritten notes on these post-its are motivational...

Giving Blood: Is it Effective?

Giving Blood: Is it Effective?

Kathleen M., Reporter

March 31, 2015

On Friday, March 27, students and faculty of Padua Academy took part in the blood drive led by Padua’s National Honors Society. Students above the age of 17 and who weighed at least 110 pounds were eligible to participate in the event, and many of those people chose to do so and make a difference in...

Not Only About the Razzle-Dazzle: Advantages of International Travel

Not Only About the Razzle-Dazzle: Advantages of International Travel

Abby S., Editor

March 31, 2015

Many teenagers plan to travel the world when they are older. But, why wait? Padua offers international travel excursions that go hand-in-hand with the language department. In previous years, Padua students have traveled to Ireland, Spain, and Peru. Just last year, Italian teacher, Signor Pellegrini,...

Spring: Bright, Colorful, New Trends

Spring: Bright, Colorful, New Trends

Maddie M., Reporter

March 31, 2015

With the spring season upon us, it is time to clean out closets and make room for this season’s trends. One trend hitting fashion runways right now are trench coats. Trench coats are a staple for windy and rainy spring weather. Varieties of brands, hues, and cuts are cropping up everywhere. While...

Sleep Deprivation: More Harmful Than You Think!

Hannah W., Reporter

March 24, 2015

Every Padua student knows firsthand what it is like to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and sleep deprived. With rigorous homework, sports, and other activities, it can feel impossible to balance grades, sports, and mental wellness. Many high schoolers routinely stay up until the early morning studying and...

Choosing a College with YaYa Traylor

Choosing a College with YaYa Traylor

Kennedy C., Reporter

March 24, 2015

As Padua students, all of us know the importance of a good education. Whether you’re senior who’s found their dream school or a freshman who’s unsure of what they want to do when they grow up, we all know that we want to attend college when our high school education is done. YaYa Traylor (‘15)...

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