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BSU Activities That Celebrated Black History Month

BSU Activities That Celebrated Black History Month

Esosa E. '22

March 7, 2019

February was not only acknowledged as the month of love with Valentine’s Day, but was also Black History Month. Black History Month honors African Americans and their contributions throughout the United States history. The newly reformed club, the Black Student Union, planned activities within and o...

Living with Type 1 Diabetes: What Diagnosed Students Want You to Know

Living with Type 1 Diabetes: What Diagnosed Students Want You to Know

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2019

She knew something was wrong when she began to rapidly lose weight. Around final exams in her junior year, she began drinking large amounts of water and eating excessively. Then she was no longer able to eat and felt sick constantly. And then her world changed. Lauren Gempp, a senior, was diagnosed with T...

The Fourth Annual French Film Fest

The Fourth Annual French Film Fest

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

March 5, 2019

Students in French 3 and 4 had the opportunity to make films and show them off to friends and relatives during the French Film Fest on Feb. 28. This was the fourth year that they were assigned French poems to illustrate and narrate as a film. “The Film Fest actually stemmed from an experiment I tried dur...

The ACT and SAT: Do They Matter?

The ACT and SAT: Do They Matter?

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

February 25, 2019

It’s that time of year again: millions of juniors across the country are buckling down to take the ACT and the SAT, wondering why on earth they are willingly subjecting themselves to the horror of these tests that are over three hours long. A large number of Padua students choose to take both the ACT and...

A Look Into the American Math Contest

A Look Into the American Math Contest

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

February 24, 2019

Students gathered in Roberto Hall to crunch out numbers for the American Math Contest on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The American Math Contest, or the AMC 10, is a 75-minute math contest of 25 difficult math questions answered on a Scantron. Moo Galbus, a freshman, took the test to “build a good resume...

Seniors Play Their Last Season Game on Senior Night

Seniors Play Their Last Season Game on Senior Night

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

February 24, 2019

Senior Night is the seniors’ last time to play together with their teammates at their last season game. An emotional night for many, the event gives seniors a chance to spend special hours with their team before the season ends. On Feb. 19, Padua’s basketball and dance teams held their 2019 Senior Ni...

Cheer Team Makes History

Cheer Team Makes History

Caitie B. '19, Reporter

February 21, 2019

The cheer team made school history as the first team to compete in nationals. The team packed their bags, hopped on a plane, and headed to Disney World on Thursday, Feb. 7 and returned home late Monday night. The girls received their invitation to nationals after doing exceptionally well in the Pocon...

Students Celebrate Chinese Culture

Students Celebrate Chinese Culture

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Padua’s hallways were decorated with red lanterns and signs last week to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Fun events were planned throughout the week to encourage the appreciation of Chinese culture and tradition. The Asian Culture Club helped Ms. Liang come up with ideas for the week. On Monday, stud...

Cells and Studying

Cells and Studying

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

February 9, 2019

A common complaint against high school students is that they’re addicted to their phones. A common complaint made by high school students is that they have entirely too much homework. But does either grievance affect the other? The average amount of time students at Padua spend on their homework ...

Padua Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Padua Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

February 5, 2019

Monday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Feb. 1 was Catholic Schools Week, a week of fun and festivities for all Catholic schools across the nation to celebrate the tradition of Catholic education. Padua started Catholic Schools Week out cheering with its Winter Marquee Matchup at the Padua vs. Ursuline basketball g...

Padua and Salesianum Theater: A Balancing Act

Padua and Salesianum Theater: A Balancing Act

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

February 4, 2019

Caroline Achenbach, a junior, heads to Salesianum School as soon as the 2:35 bell rings for a two hour rehearsal in The Who’s “Tommy.” After that, she drives back to Padua for a several hour dance rehearsal for Padua’s musical, “Anything Goes.” Only after that does she go home to grab dinner...

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