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Members of the Padua Dance Team Share Their Experiences

Members of the Padua Dance Team Share Their Experiences

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under People, Sports, Student News

Every Padua student who’s seen a pep rally knows that the dance team performs fantastically coordinated numbers—but do we know how much work and dedication goes behind the scenes? What motivated them to start dancing? “I was a really shy child and hated sports, so my mom threw me in ballet,...

First Community Homeroom of the Year

First Community Homeroom of the Year

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Student News

The first Community Homeroom occurred on October 3rd. Ms. Keefe began the program with a prayer, thanking God for bringing the students together. Mr. Sheehan then introduced a new school spirit initiative called “Marquee Matchups” with the help of the senior spirit council. Every season, one...

Suicide Prevention at Padua: Starting the Conversation

Suicide Prevention at Padua: Starting the Conversation

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Student News, Top Stories

Mental health is one of the most pressing issues amongst students in America today. On October 2nd in Roberto Hall, Padua began a series of discussions on mental illness and suicide with a talk given by the Mental Health Association in Delaware. “Suicide awareness and prevention go hand-in-hand,” said sen...

Flashback to the Friday Dance

Flashback to the Friday Dance

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

The Flashback Dance took place on Friday, September 28th from 7 to 10 pm at Padua. The dance was decade themed, and students were invited to dress from any decade they please. After school, student council set up the gym and cafe to prepare. Alexis Rabinovitch, a freshman homeroom representative, sa...

Why Is Convocation Important

Why Is Convocation Important

Devon C. '22

October 2, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

The freshman convocation, initiating the class of 2022 into Padua, took place at St. Anthony of Padua Church on September 26th. According to Ms. Keefe, “Freshman convocation is an opportunity for all of the freshmen to mark the beginning of their time here at Padua.” Since Padua is a Catholic schoo...

History of the Salesian Exchange Program

History of the Salesian Exchange Program

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Everyone knows Padua’s Salesian Exchange Program is one of Padua’s most successful traditions. The Exchange Program has been partnered with Salesianum for the past 10 years.  This year, 10 girls will be here at Padua and 2 male students will be placed with Sallies students. Padua has been in exc...

Meg Doyle: A Voice For the Students

Meg Doyle: A Voice For the Students

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under People, Student News

Student Council is a large part of the Padua community, and fresh in the minds of the students with the election being held less than two weeks ago. One of the juniors recently elected as class officer was Meg Doyle, who has been involved in Student Council her entire time at Padua. “It’s just s...

Big Sister Little Sister Beanies and Breakfast

Big Sister Little Sister Beanies and Breakfast

Amanda J. '21

September 25, 2018


Filed under Student News

The Big Sister/Little Sister program offers many activities and programs so that freshman and seniors can bond, one such event is the Big Sister/Little Sister Breakfast. The breakfast took place on September 18. Mrs. Pugliese started off the program, welcoming the freshman and seniors. Freshmen were give...

A Look into the Freshmen Sleepover

A Look into the Freshmen Sleepover

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

On Saturday, September 15th, Padua held its first freshman sleepover. In the past, the school held a Big Sister/Little Sister sleepover, but ended up stopping it. But why was a school sleepover removed in the first place? And why bring it back with only freshman? Mrs. Rossi, Director of Admissions...

A Reflection on My Five Days in D.C.

A Reflection on My Five Days in D.C.

Stella W. '19, Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Student News, Top Stories

“Not sure if you’re thinking of a career in journalism but if you are (because you’d be amazing) then you might want to consider this opportunity.” Those were the words my journalism teacher sent me, altogether taking me by surprise. I suppose I write a good piece once in a while, but to re...

A Seemingly Spontaneous Sparkle Party

A Seemingly Spontaneous Sparkle Party

Stella W. '19, Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Only two days into the official school year, Padua is undeniably getting into the school spirit. On August 30, students gathered in the parking lot for a sparkle party with leis being passed out left and right and water guns splashing the already sweaty students. For freshmen, this party was a first glimpse...

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