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Coffee House

Coffee House

Lauren M. '19, Writer

November 28, 2015

The faint, distinct aroma of coffee and tea filled the air. Parents, students, and faculty members perused the Café, looking at the artwork and textile creations on display. Children waited in line anxiously awaiting to purchase cupcakes, madeleines, and other pastries to eat. Fairy lights adorned th...

“Eat Bread to Raise Dough”

“Eat Bread to Raise Dough”

Sarah T. '17, Writer

November 28, 2015

On Thursday, November 19, Padua’s theatre program held their first Panera night fundraiser. The fundraiser was held at the Fairfax Panera Bread on Concord Pike. By handing in receipts to get a percentage back, Padua students were able to support the theatre program. The proceeds from this fundrais...

Black Friday Memories

Black Friday Memories

Bailey T. '17, Writer

November 28, 2015

The week leading up to Thanksgiving is the week of the 22nd and on Friday the 27th it’s Black Friday, which is the biggest shopping day of the year. Whether you like go to shopping or not, Black Friday is a huge day to get started on early Christmas shopping or to just get a good deal. The malls are ...

Can You Dig It? The Varsity Volleyball Team Loses in the Semi-Finals

Can You Dig It? The Varsity Volleyball Team Loses in the Semi-Finals

Cassidy M. '19, Reporter

November 22, 2015

For several years, Padua has consistently been one of the top teams in DIAA Volleyball. They have advanced to either the quarter or semi-final games in past years, and have even won state championships. After becoming back-to-back state champs in 2012 and 2013, the team had their eyes set on being nam...

Student Stress at Padua

Student Stress at Padua

Summer B. '19, Writer

November 22, 2015

Stress: a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from very demanding circumstances. Whether it be a freshman’s first month or a senior’s last year, every student has faced stress here at Padua. Preparing for the SAT’s or finalizing a college application are just some of the many examples ...

Upcoming Season Festivities: Thanksgiving!

Upcoming Season Festivities: Thanksgiving!

Bailey T. '17, Writer

November 13, 2015

With just a few weeks left before Thanksgiving, everyone seems to be getting more into the fall spirit and are already counting down the days left until break. During this festive time, we get to spend time bonding with our families, take a small break from school, and eat the delicious food we have ...

High School Students with Jobs

High School Students with Jobs

Grace C. '18, Writer

November 5, 2015

Tackling high school is not only incredibly demanding but a daunting task that many students struggle with. Students who pursue their academics and a job feel intense pressure. From jobs at the mall, to late night positions at the ice cream shop, jobs take up a significant portion of time. A job, for som...

Harry Potter Trivia: 10 Points for Gryffindor!

Harry Potter Trivia: 10 Points for Gryffindor!

Lauren M. '19, Writer

November 1, 2015

Expelliarmus! On Monday, October 26th, Padua students teamed up together to compete in a Harry Potter trivia game in the library to go along with the theme for this school year. Teams like That’s So Ravenclaw, Neville Gonna Give You Up Neville Gonna Let You Down, and the Norwegian Ridgebacks worke...

The Freshmen’s First 1st Quarter

The Freshmen’s First 1st Quarter

Cassidy M. '19, Writer

October 28, 2015

With Halloween only days away and the first quarter complete,  Padua Academy freshmen can now reflect on their first quarter of high school.  A new and bigger school can be a difficult adjustment for freshmen. The confusion begins as the Class of 2019 try to figure out the schedule. "It definitely...

Halloween at Padua

Halloween at Padua

Ashley C. '17, Writer

October 27, 2015

     In anticipation for Halloween, Padua students are deciding what they’re going to dress up as this year. With school festivities such as the costume contest during flex, the stakes are going to be high here at Padua on the 30th. Students will meet in the gym during flex, and compete for best cost...

Student Ambassadors: Shadows

Rachel B. '18, Reporter

October 27, 2015

   Padua Academy offers a program that focuses on leadership through service called the Student Ambassadors Program. They not only give tours at open house, but they also have 'shadows' during school. 'Shadows' are eighth grade girls who come to Padua for a day and are paired up usually with a so...

Homecoming Survival Guide

Bailey T. '17, Writer

October 24, 2015

As the school year begins, that means homecoming is right around the corner. With finding a date, to getting the perfect dress, and even what plans to do on the “big night”, all of these are things need to be considered. Homecoming is the welcome back dance, towards the beginning of the school year at...

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