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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...

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...

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