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The Role of Parents

The Role of Parents

Kaitlyn M., Reporter

March 5, 2012

Our parent's role in our schoolwork can sometimes be overwhelming. With homework assignments, tests, and projects, our parent's influence can sometimes be stressful. Whether our parents are laid-back about schoolwork or the type that likes to pressure us to complete assignments and meet expectations,...

Padua Talent Show was a Winter Hit

Padua Talent Show was a Winter Hit

Silinda C., Reporter

March 3, 2012

On Friday, February 24, Padua hosted its first talent show in 15 years. The show started at 7pm in Padua's cafeteria. Many girls came out to show off their talent. The show included a variety of performances such as singing, dancing, and various instrumental performances by: The Padua Academy Dance Team Ni...

Spread the Word

Spread the Word

Shannon H., Reporter

March 2, 2012

Last Thursday, February 23, the Blue Gold Club held an assembly about their support of the Special Olympics program and its upcoming Blue Gold Week. The presentation opened with a clip from the popular television series, “Glee.”  The clip was introduced and explained by Maggie Kane (’12).  She...

Padua360 Reporter Featured

Padua360 Reporter Featured

Morgan S., Reporter

March 1, 2012

A Padua senior, Devon Bartholf, is featured in the most recent Padua Academy magazine. In the magazine, Devon contributes a two-page spread about her experience at CBS-3 studio and the interview she conducted with Pat Ciarrocchi ‘70. Devon says, “...Ms. Ciarrocchi’s journey -- from Padua student...

Origins of Leap Year

Origins of Leap Year

Emily B., Reporter

February 29, 2012

Leap year happens every four years. Leap years have 366 days instead of 365 days in a year and was created by Julius Caesar in 45 BC.  The Romans originally had a year that consisted of 355 days in a year but to make sure that certain festivities happened around the same season, Julius Caesar created...

New Courses Offered in 2012-2013

New Courses Offered in 2012-2013

Morgan S., Reporter

February 29, 2012

With the 2012-2013 school year fastly approaching, there are new courses that are going to be offered next year at Padua. These courses are an addition to the courses added at the beginning of this school year. In the upcoming year, some new courses will include the following: Influential Thinker...

A Time to Remember: The History of Black History Month

A Time to Remember: The History of Black History Month

Brandi B., Opinions Editor

February 21, 2012

In 1926, Americans began to recognize black history with “Negro History Week,” which would later become “Black History Month.” What some may not realize is that when the tradition originated, very little history was known due to the lack of documents and that supported the happenings of years...

Shakespeare Shines Outside Padua

February 20, 2012

Over the years, Padua’s Shakespeare class has grown tremendously and earned itself a prominent reputation in the community as well as amongst the Padua student body. One of the classes meets daily as an exchange class with the Salesianum boys; the other meets in accordance with our ever-changing schedule....

Technology: Helpful or Hurtful?

Technology: Helpful or Hurtful?

Morgan S., with Emily B. and Erin S.

February 16, 2012

Computers were first present in classrooms around the 1960’s. Twenty years later, only a few teachers really knew how to use a computer, but now, nearly every teacher in the U.S. knows how to use a computer and has one in his or her classroom. When looking around, it is becoming more evident that technol...

Padua’s Future Building Changes

Padua’s Future Building Changes

Lawren D., Reporter

February 14, 2012

Padua Academy students should be expecting many changes to the school within the next two years.  Mrs. Mann loves Padua Academy, and wants the best for the girls.  She has plans for security, athletics, and academics; and she has been working with architects for the past year to make her ideas come...

High School Stresses Us Out

High School Stresses Us Out

Sammi D., with Alaina T and Kaitlin M.

February 10, 2012

As teenagers today, stress is part of our lives whether we like it or not. It seems as though we can never escape it, and it is always finding new ways to reach us. Stress can bring out the best or the worst in people. It consumes our lives and drives us crazy. In high school, stress is not just part...

Flex Time Pros and Cons

Flex Time Pros and Cons

Alexis F., Reporter

February 8, 2012

Alexis F Flex: Good or Bad? How do you use your flex time? Padua has a period between homeroom and the 80 minute period called flex.  During this time, a student can catch up on work, study, get extra help from teachers, or get some breakfast in the cafeteria.  While there are many different choices...

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