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Could tensions between the US and Iran spark World War III? The internet and media seem to think so.

Could tensions between the US and Iran spark World War III? The internet and media seem to think so.

Mary M. '21, Reporter

January 21, 2020

On January 3, 2020, General Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, was killed by an airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump. Soleimani was seen as the second most powerful person in Iran, second only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He was in charge of Iran’s military. Although...

Reeling in “Ragtime”: What Goes Behind the Making of a Musical

Reeling in “Ragtime”: What Goes Behind the Making of a Musical

Maddie M. '23, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Reeling in “Ragtime”: What Goes Behind the Making of a Musical The annual Salesianum musical is setting the stage. Starting from February 28th to March 8th, the Salesianum production of Ragtime is going to knock your socks off! Ragtime tells the story of the underdog, showing the perspective...

Juggling a Part-Time Job With School

Juggling a Part-Time Job With School

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

December 16, 2019

Many students juggle their schoolwork and activities with part-time jobs. But, is entering the workforce helpful or harmful for a student? As a high schooler, there are many companies looking to hire part-time employees. Many students work as waiters, busers, hostesses, assistants, receptionists,...

High School Stressor: The SAT Test

High School Stressor: The SAT Test

Mary M. '21

December 16, 2019

It’s a test taken by 1.7 million students across America. Not even the smartest or most well-prepared students can escape the stress of the formidable SAT. As many a high school student is all too aware, the SAT or ACT is one of the most important aspects that colleges consider during admissions...

Older vs. Younger Siblings

Older vs. Younger Siblings

Maria S. '20, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The Life of Siblings: Conflicts and Rewards People who have siblings know that it’s not always a walk in the park. Older, middle, and younger siblings all face their own struggles and rewards. Kamryn Hopewell, a senior at Padua, is the oldest of 5 siblings. Hopewell shares the tough parts of being...

Midterm Preparation

Maddie M. '23, Reporter

December 9, 2019

The holidays are coming up, but before winter break comes around students have to take midterms. Students are expected to learn study methods to prepare for regular assessments, quizzes, and tests in their classes, but what makes midterms different? Midterms are formal tests that make up all of the i...

Backbreaking Backpacks

Backbreaking Backpacks

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

December 6, 2019

It’s a problem many students have, but very few talk about - their backs hurt. This isn’t surprising because of the weight of the backpacks they carry between every class. Many students have experienced back pain during their four years walking the halls of Padua. Junior Meghan Freeze likes to c...

Inside Blue Gold

Inside Blue Gold

Mary M. '21

December 5, 2019

An organization completely dedicated to the welfare of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities, one that raises money for their cause and ensures that all profits go directly to the beneficiaries? Although it almost sounds too good to be true, such describes the exact mission of Blue Gold Club. ...

Dear Evan Hansen, Breaking Barriers

Dear Evan Hansen, Breaking Barriers

Megan D. '21, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Rating: 4.5 Stars   The Broadway hit musical Dear Evan Hansen has been on the stage since July 10, 2015. The current cast consists of Roman Banks, Alex Boniello, and Jared Goldsmith. The original cast of the musical consisted of Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, and Emmy Award-winning star Ben ...

Paint A Wish

Paint A Wish

Patty L. 23', Reporter

November 18, 2019

Make-A-Wish Foundation is an organization that gives kids, who are diagnosed with a critical illness from the ages of two and half years old to eighteen years old, a chance to live out their wish. Padua has a Make-A-Wish club and one of their fundraisers was a Paint Party.  At the painting party, all students who want...

Sisterhood For Service

Sisterhood For Service

Maddie M. '23, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Big Sister Little Sister program has already started and bonds have already been made. These bonds have strengthened as a result of the latest BSLS event. On November 5th, freshman and seniors met in the cafe for a service project that was aimed to promote service and sisterhood. Pandas were ...

Essay Tips From Your English Teachers

Essay Tips From Your English Teachers

Abigail C. '21

November 13, 2019

Throughout high school, students write countless essays. But, what can you do to improve them? Padua English teachers share their tips on how to make your essay better. Padua works hard to make sure their students learn to write well-developed essays. “The whole program hopes to take a student wh...

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