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Mrs. Mann Announces Retirement

Mrs. Mann Announces Retirement

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Mrs. Mann announced her departure as principal at a community homeroom on Jan. 16, 2019. She will remain in her role until June. "After prayerful consideration, I submitted my letter of retirement as Head of School for Padua Academy to Reverend Mark Wrightson, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish and ...

Freshmen Take a Pause Before Pressing Play on the Rest of the Year

Freshmen Take a Pause Before Pressing Play on the Rest of the Year

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Dealing with stress, midterms, and the adjustment to Padua, freshmen have had a long first half of the year. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, the class of 2022 had their second “Freshmen Pause Point” at flex in the cafe, planned by Mrs. Alinda and Ms. Keefe. The pause point gave freshmen a chance to re...

Freshmen Preparing for Midterms

Freshmen Preparing for Midterms

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

As the first high school midterms for freshmen round the corner next week, preparation has begun. With all the different ways to study and review material, students were asked what methods suit them best. Freshman Julia Querey has decided to study “a little at a time instead of cramming.” She...

Seniors Commit to College for Lacrosse, Cross Country and Track

Seniors Commit to College for Lacrosse, Cross Country and Track

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student News

Out of the busy seniors stressing over college essays, research papers, applications, interviews, and the many more responsibilities, only a handful have already locked down their college choice for their incredible athletic ability. Seniors Jordan Bramble and Elizabeth Bader have been recruited to co...

The Future of Calling in a Text Message World

The Future of Calling in a Text Message World

Emily M. '22, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Ring ring! Here we go again. A seemingly eternal phone call commences, and you just want to put an end to the constant questions. Your thumbs are eager to type out the responses, but your voice has to do the talking instead. You think about how much time was wasted when you could have texted instead. ...

The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

“Not a lot of people get to be as lucky as me, who get adopted into such a wonderful family,” said Linda Walsh, a junior. It has never been an easy road, though. “It was really, really hard for me, it still kind of is.” According to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, 745 children were...

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Caitie B. '19, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Students grabbed their fathers and brought them back to high school for the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance. On the evening of Friday, Dec. 7, blue, white, and silver decorations transformed the café into a Winter Wonderland. The evening consisted of dinner, dancing, photo booths, karaoke, but most...

Photos from the Gift Auction

Photos from the Gift Auction

Amanda J. '21, Photographer

December 6, 2018


Filed under People, Photo Gallery, Student News

College Mail: Irritating or Important?

College Mail: Irritating or Important?

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Bridget Bellew, a senior, estimates she receives over 20 college-related emails a day, many of which come from schools she has no interest in applying to. Her inbox is too cluttered to clean out anymore, she said. “It makes me feel very overwhelmed, it puts more pressure to do this, get into this...

Blue Gold’s Annual Pie Auction

Blue Gold’s Annual Pie Auction

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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

Each year, students and staff have the opportunity to bring home a pie in time for Thanksgiving. On Nov. 20, the day before Thanksgiving break, Blue-Gold held a pie auction to support their organization. “Blue Gold supports those with cognitive challenges and disabilities. We support organizations s...

Midterms in November?

Midterms in November?

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

November 24, 2018


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Student News, Top Stories

As Thanksgiving break approaches, so do midterms - wait, this early? For freshmen, Sacred Scripture midterms are extremely early, being held the week before Thanksgiving break. Why are these midterms so early? What are some opinions on this? Mr. Stopyra has been a Sacred Scripture teacher for 29 years at ...

Shannon McCormac: The Goalie That Made School History

Shannon McCormac: The Goalie That Made School History

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student News

Shannon McCormac, junior, is the goalie on the varsity field hockey team. McCormac and her team made history when they made the championship for the first time. On Nov. 16, 2018, Padua’s field hockey team played against Cape Henlopen for the state championship. McCormac was “extremely nervous” for the...

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