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Stress Free School Year

Stress Free School Year

Morgan S., Reporter

February 8, 2012

Stress free school year? Is that even possible? Everyday there are many different situations that cause stress and worry throughout the students, such as not being able to find a piece of paper that was shoved inside of a book, not doing well on a test, trouble with schedules, etc. Organization is one...

Padua Safety, Changed for the Better

Padua Safety, Changed for the Better

Marissa B., Reporter

February 2, 2012

A few weeks ago, a violent assault occurred in the Padua neighborhood, changing how safe Padua girls feel around their school.   Because a young woman was the target of this assault, shock waves were sent through the Padua community. “It’s not necessarily that I feel more in danger now, [the a...

TV & Video Production Room: Where Superstars Are Made

TV & Video Production Room: Where Superstars Are Made

Megan D.

January 30, 2012

The Television and Video production class began at Padua for the 2011-2012 school year. Students in this class are producing a weekly television news program that consists of news about the school, information about the world around us, and stories about girls just like us. As the months of school...

Mixed Reactions to Mid-Term Schedule

Mixed Reactions to Mid-Term Schedule

Abby S.

January 23, 2012

This year, Padua Academy changed the midterm schedule. In past years, the schedule was four consecutive days of testing with a long weekend afterwards. This year, there were two testing days, followed by a three day weekend, then another two days of testing with classes resuming the following day. This...

Coping with MidTerms

Erin S.

January 22, 2012

It's that time of year again: midterms. Frustration and confusion seem to be a girl's best friend and stress lies around every corner. For most of us, midterms can be the biggest pain in the middle of the school year, but to others, like Alana Whitmarsh ('12), midterms are not pointless or useless. ...

Young Alums Return

Young Alums Return

Kaitlin M., Reporter

January 10, 2012

Padua’s Young Alum Social took place in the Café last Thursday afternoon. The social was a fun get-together for the recent Padua graduates, where they could reconnect with teachers and fellow alumnae. Before the social, Padua’s dance team performed a routine with the current team members and the...

Padua Dads & Daughters in NYC

Padua Dads & Daughters in NYC

Nicole B., Reporter

January 9, 2012

Prior to the Christmas break, the Men of Padua hosted a father-daughter trip to New York City.  Three buses, filled with 72 girls and their fathers, left for New York at 8:00 a.m.  Though the bus rides were long, Mr. Cross, Mr. Fassano, and Mr. Brindle had fun activities at the ready to make the ...

Best You’ve Ever Seen, Class of ’14

Best You’ve Ever Seen, Class of ’14

Marissa B., Reporter

December 29, 2011

On December 13, 2011, all of the Sophomores came together to spend the entire day celebrating the union and spirit of the Class of 2014. Throughout the day, the Sophomores participated in many fun games and activities planned by the four class officers, along with the Sophomore class moderators. The...

Texting and Teens

Texting and Teens

Silinda C., Reporter

December 21, 2011

Let’s face it; texting teenagers are everywhere. Most teens view their cell phones as the key to their social lives.Teenagers aged thirteen to seventeen text the most, receiving an average of 1,800 texts per month. A new study defines teens who text over 120 messages a day as “hyper-texters." Some...

Looking A Lot Like Christmas

Looking A Lot Like Christmas

Marissa B., Reporter

December 20, 2011

With the passing of Thanksgiving and the start of December, it’s starting to look a lot more like Christmas. The frenzy began on Black Friday, as the mall parking lots began to fill and the shopping traffic became unavoidable. Take a ride through any neighborhood to see the decorations being put up...

Christmas At Macy’s

Christmas At Macy’s

Alexis F., Reporter

December 16, 2011

Do you want to go to a fun Christmas attraction for FREE?  From November through December, Macy’s in downtown Philadelphia is sponsoring a Holiday Light Show and Dickens Christmas Village.  The Holiday Light Show includes Julie Andrews narrating different holiday stories.  The Dickens Christmas...

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Alaina T., Reporter

December 14, 2011

On December 12, 2011, Padua Academy hosted the annual Tree Trimming assembly. All the students and staff gathered in the cafeteria to trim the tree with homemade ornaments, made by homeroom representatives, and to join in on the Christmas spirit. Student Council began the assembly by leading the school...

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