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Should Teachers be Given Grades at the End of the Year?

Should Teachers be Given Grades at the End of the Year?

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

June 8, 2019

As the school year comes to a close the question arises should teachers be given grades at the end of the year? Many students and teachers agree that students should give feedback, grades, at the end of the year to help improve teachers' teaching skills. Some disagree though thinking that students would...

As College Looms, Stress Blooms for Juniors

As College Looms, Stress Blooms for Juniors

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

June 8, 2019

As juniors look forward to their senior year, one thing hovers on the forefront of their minds: college. The pressure has been building all throughout junior year, with College 101, seemingly endless college visits, the beginning of the college essay, and more. At a college preparatory school, the stress ...

From China to Delaware: The Chinese Education System, and Why Students Leave It

From China to Delaware: The Chinese Education System, and Why Students Leave It

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2019

Schools in the United States attracts hundreds of thousands of international students every year. The bulk of these students come from China, according to a study conducted on Chinese students in the United States by Chiang-nan Chao for the Journal of International Students. These students must transi...

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 18, 2019

Dancing, photo booths, water ice, and a whole lot of fun—that is the typical Sparkle Party at Padua. Held on Monday, May 13, 2019, the Sparkle Party invited all grades to the cafetorium to celebrate the memories made throughout the school year. It was a way to say goodbye to the seniors during their las...

Juniors Elected for Student Council Executive Officer

Juniors Elected for Student Council Executive Officer

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Five juniors have recently been elected as the new Student Council Executive Officers for the 2019-2020 school year: Tess Lunetta, Emma-Jo Szczerba, Nadia Baker, Gina Rufo, and Caroline Scalora. Many students were fond of this year’s Student Council. Moira Gervay, a junior, said that the Execut...

An Unforgettable Spring Break

An Unforgettable Spring Break

Olive D. '19, Editor

May 15, 2019

“When I heard that there was an England trip I knew that this was my opportunity to travel and learn more about the world. Getting to travel at a young age, I think, is an amazing experience because you learn so many life lessons and tips while getting to be cultured” said senior, Brighid Brennan. ...

Fourth Year of Sophomore Service

Fourth Year of Sophomore Service

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Sophomores have been traveling to Camden, New Jersey for four years to experience a day of service with DeSales Service Works. “We are hoping students get a chance to really have a service retreat: a time when they can get out of their normal routine and encounter God in others as they serve,” s...

105 Years of Marches on Washington

105 Years of Marches on Washington

Emily M. '22, Reporter

May 6, 2019

Since the Bill of Rights was ratified in the late eighteenth century, United States citizens have exercised their First Amendment right to assemble in order to take a stand against the government peacefully. The amendment gives people the opportunity to protest laws or actions of the government or fight...

Editor-in-Chief Stella White Named Journalist of the Year

Editor-in-Chief Stella White Named Journalist of the Year

Emily M. '22, Reporter

May 5, 2019

It was a seemingly normal afternoon in the Multimedia Journalism class on May 2 until Jackie Majerus walked into the room, along with Dr. McClory and Mr. Beno. Majerus soon introduced herself to the student reporters as the co-founder of Youth Journalism International, an organization that allows young...

Padua Students Showcase Their Talents at Evening of the Arts

Padua Students Showcase Their Talents at Evening of the Arts

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

April 29, 2019

Public speaking (and more specifically, performing) is reported to be the most common fear in America. Yet on Friday, April 12, a large group of students went and did just that. The evening opened with the Women’s Chorus, a class students can take every morning. Fallon Grace, a junior in the choru...

Dr. McClory Named as New Principal

Dr. McClory Named as New Principal

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

Father Mark Wrightson announced in a letter sent to the school community on April 29 that Vice Principal Dr. McClory would follow Mrs. Mann as principal, effective on July 1, 2019. The announcement was also shared on Instagram and Facebook. “This appointment has been recommended by the Padua Academy Pr...

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