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Spring Activities

Spring Activities

Frankie K., Reporter

April 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinion/Review

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


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinion/Review

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


Filed under Opinion/Review

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


Filed under Opinion/Review

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


Filed under Opinion/Review

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


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

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)...

Opinions on Class Scheduling for Next Year

Opinions on Class Scheduling for Next Year

Heather L., Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

During the third quarter at Padua, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are going through the process of selecting their courses for the upcoming school year.  Throughout the scheduling process, students are planning ahead to make sure that they will have enough credits to graduate. They also make sure...

Say Good-bye to Snow Days

Say Good-bye to Snow Days

Maria D., Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Who doesn't love a good snow day? There are so many great ways to spend it: out in the snow, sipping hot chocolate, hanging out with friends, or watching a season of a favorite TV show on Netflix. This perfect day, however, is changing due to the new Padua Cyber Day policy. On days when school is cancelled...

Do Women Find Confidence through the Color Black?

Do Women Find Confidence through the Color Black?

Angelina M., Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Whether it may be on celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Selena Gomez, or on ordinary day to day teenagers, the color black has recently taken over the fashion choices of women everywhere. Yes, wearing an all black outfit from head to toe does have the impact of making one feel chic, powerful, and most...

Valentine’s Day: Friend or Foe?

Valentine’s Day: Friend or Foe?

Emily R., Reporter

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review

There are many opinions regarding Valentine’s Day. Frankie Knoll (‘18) happens to be very neutral in her opinion on Valentines day; however, Maura Bellew (‘17) thinks strongly about the holiday, and thinks it’s a bit overdone. In Frankie’s opinion, Valentine’s Day is actually just a normal...

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