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Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Tells Story of Faith and Forgiveness

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Tells Story of Faith and Forgiveness

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Immaculée Ilibagiza spent 91 days of her life in a tiny bathroom with seven other women, hiding from the genocide taking place outside the door. The perpetrators had once been her neighbors, her friends, her classmates—but now they wanted her dead. The Rwandan genocide that took place in 1994 killed approximatel...

As Mrs. Mann Parts Ways With Padua, Hopes and Questions Emerge

As Mrs. Mann Parts Ways With Padua, Hopes and Questions Emerge

Stella W. '19, Maddy H. '21, and Emily M. '22

April 16, 2019


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Deciding to retire was the hardest decision Mrs. Mann has ever made. Padua, as she put it, has been her life for the past eleven years. “I just need to get a little more rest than I can get with this job,” she said. The decision, she explained, was made with the guidance of God. “I continuousl...

Junior Conducts Research Study on “White Coat Effect”

Junior Conducts Research Study on “White Coat Effect”

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

April 7, 2019


Filed under People, Student News

Marina Pilger recently spent several afternoons at Saint Francis Hospital, but not because she was ill. She was studying something called the “white coat effect,” intent on adding new data to the medical community—an impressive feat, considering she’s a 17-year-old high school junior. Pilger ...

Former White Supremacist Speaks About Hate, Inclusion

Former White Supremacist Speaks About Hate, Inclusion

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2019


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Christian Picciolini grew up in an “Italian bubble” on Chicago’s south side. He had a loving childhood surrounded by aunts, uncles, and grandparents. At 14 he joined a white supremacist movement. He was the leader by 16. Jenny Lambe, a professor in the University of Delaware’s Communication Dep...

Students Celebrate French Culture

Students Celebrate French Culture

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

March 10, 2019


Filed under People, Student News

An entire week was dedicated to spreading French culture around Padua, allowing students to join in on fun French-themed activities. “We wanted Padua to have something special to encourage students to love the languages they study,” Mrs. Burris, a French teacher, said. “It is one of our dep...

The 2019 Band Assembly

The 2019 Band Assembly

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under People, Photo Gallery, Student News, Top Stories

On Thursday, March 8th, 2019, students gathered to watch the Salesianum/Padua/Ursuline Band perform some of the material they learned throughout the year.

Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year

Mackenzie S. '22, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under People, Sports

Marnie Giunta is the cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field coach at Padua. She has been coaching at Padua for 14 years and enjoys her job and watching her girls succeed. Giunta received the Tubby Raymond Award for excellence in coaching on Monday, Feb. 18 at the 2019 Del...

The Fourth Annual French Film Fest

The Fourth Annual French Film Fest

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under People, Student News

Students in French 3 and 4 had the opportunity to make films and show them off to friends and relatives during the French Film Fest on Feb. 28. This was the fourth year that they were assigned French poems to illustrate and narrate as a film. “The Film Fest actually stemmed from an experiment I tried dur...

Alumnae Panel Discuss Engineering Careers with Students

Alumnae Panel Discuss Engineering Careers with Students

Emily M. '22, Reporter

February 26, 2019


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Padua welcomed seven graduates who pursued careers in engineering to speak to students as part of Engineer Week. The engineers talked about their daily jobs and experiences, as well as their accomplishments and how they became successful in their individual fields. The alumnae work in a wide variety ...

A Look Into the American Math Contest

A Look Into the American Math Contest

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

February 24, 2019


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Students gathered in Roberto Hall to crunch out numbers for the American Math Contest on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The American Math Contest, or the AMC 10, is a 75-minute math contest of 25 difficult math questions answered on a Scantron. Moo Galbus, a freshman, took the test to “build a good resume...

Students Celebrate Chinese Culture

Students Celebrate Chinese Culture

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Padua Academy A-Z, People, Student News, Top Stories

Padua’s hallways were decorated with red lanterns and signs last week to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Fun events were planned throughout the week to encourage the appreciation of Chinese culture and tradition. The Asian Culture Club helped Ms. Liang come up with ideas for the week. On Monday, stud...

Katie Collier: Archery Champion

Katie Collier: Archery Champion

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under People, Sports, Top Stories

Katie Collier, a sophomore, is one of the few people at Padua that competes in archery. A player since she was eight years old, Collier is not new to the sport. She was inspired to start playing when she watched “Brave”. “I liked how Merida went out there and shot, and it looked like she was having...

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