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How Teachers Prepared for a Hybrid School Year

Teachers and administrators at Padua who gave their perspectives for this article. Their roles include Principal, Vice Principal, and chair of the Building Community, Logistics, and Orientation Subcommittees.
November 27, 2020

Since May of last year, Padua teachers and administrators have worked countless hours to prepare for this hybrid school year. These preparations began when two Social Studies teachers, Dr. Hall...

Self-Improvement in Quarantine

Amy Smith in an open field posing with pristine confidence.
November 20, 2020

According to freshman Amy Smith, self-confidence is very important to obtain as you begin to shape yourself as a person. This past year’s quarantine has encouraged Smith to focus and work on herself...

Halloween 2020: Spooky and Sanitary

Oriana Carrizales and her friend out trick or treating on halloween. Carrizales dressed as D.W from the show Arthur.
November 15, 2020

Along with Halloween comes the familiar fear of horror movies and stories of vampires, wolves, and ghosts. This year’s Halloween brought something much scarier: Covid-19. With the usual festivities...

Delaware’s Veterans

Delaware has a long history of serving in the military. Read more here.
November 12, 2020

Sophomores Learn to Drive While in a Pandemic

Kacey Dove driving to her house with a mask on.
November 10, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there is a new generation of teenagers starting to experience the challenges of learning to drive. This year, sophomores across the state are learning to drive...

Spending a Birthday in Quarantine

Heinlein on her 15th birthday.
November 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. However, some have had to spend one of the most important days of their lives, their birthday, isolated from their extended family and...

Applying to College during COVID

Tatiana Mendez on her Common App applying to her list of schools.
November 5, 2020

Many seniors are anxiously applying to and awaiting answers from colleges. Although the college process is always a busy time for students, COVID-19 has added an extra layer of stress to high school students...

Public School vs. Private School Pandemic Plans

Rhegan Henry  a student at Kingsway Regional Highschool in her Kingsway Field Hockey jacket.
November 5, 2020

The crowd roared, and cheered as the football team led their school to victory. Kids dressed in red and black, black and yellow. Two different schools, two different states; but yet connected by their...

Seniors, Alumnae Ready to Vote in 2020 Election

Gina Rufo '20 loves history and is excited to vote for the first time. “We need voters who are educating themselves and are voting for who they think has the country’s best interests at heart,” Rufo said.
November 2, 2020

With the 2020 election a day away, millions of Americans will vote—or have already voted—for officials on the local, state, and national levels. Whether they vote early in-person, via mail-in ballot,...

Teachers Step up as Class Deans

Mrs. Giaquinto has been looking forward to this position for years. “This [role] was something that I had been thinking about for a number of years and had even talked to Mrs Manelski about… many many years ago,” she said.
October 31, 2020

After thirty years at Padua, Mrs. Manelski decided to retire. Instead of hiring one faculty member to replace her role, Padua’s administration decided to assign two teachers to be the Under Class Dean...

Salesianum vs Padua handling Covid 19

Salesianum vs Padua handling Covid 19
October 26, 2020

Padua and Salesianum handled things like Coronavirus quite differently. Padua girls and Salesianum boys shared their experiences on how their school is handling this pandemic. What is the new pace of...

Coronavirus Cruise

Paul and the crew having some fun while on the ship!
October 23, 2020

A six month vacation sounds like a dream to most adults. Not for Paul Baya. When a global pandemic gave workers a chance to work from home, what did the cruise industry do? Well, they got a vacation from...

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