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The Future of Calling in a Text Message World

The Future of Calling in a Text Message World

Emily M. '22, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Ring ring! Here we go again. A seemingly eternal phone call commences, and you just want to put an end to the constant questions. Your thumbs are eager to type out the responses, but your voice has to do the talking instead. You think about how much time was wasted when you could have texted instead. ...

The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

“Not a lot of people get to be as lucky as me, who get adopted into such a wonderful family,” said Linda Walsh, a junior. It has never been an easy road, though. “It was really, really hard for me, it still kind of is.” According to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, 745 children were...

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Caitie B. '19, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Students grabbed their fathers and brought them back to high school for the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance. On the evening of Friday, Dec. 7, blue, white, and silver decorations transformed the café into a Winter Wonderland. The evening consisted of dinner, dancing, photo booths, karaoke, but most...

Why the College Board Owns My Soul

Why the College Board Owns My Soul

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

It’s not uncommon for one friend (or several) to fall into a seat at the lunch table proclaiming that taking AP classes was the worst decision of their young lives. Dramatic teen angst aside, I have to wonder: If taking Advanced Placement classes makes everyone so miserable, why do we keep subjecting ourse...

Are vacations worth it during the school year?

Are vacations worth it during the school year?

Olive D. '19, Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Sometimes a vacation is all we need to relax and get right back on track, but during the school year, vacations can bring students even more stress. For some students the mention of going on vacation fills them with excitement, whether they go to Florida, Punta Cana, Spain, South Africa, or the Poconos. B...

College Mail: Irritating or Important?

College Mail: Irritating or Important?

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Bridget Bellew, a senior, estimates she receives over 20 college-related emails a day, many of which come from schools she has no interest in applying to. Her inbox is too cluttered to clean out anymore, she said. “It makes me feel very overwhelmed, it puts more pressure to do this, get into this...

Eva Kor Visits Padua, Shares Story of Forgiveness and Hope

Eva Kor Visits Padua, Shares Story of Forgiveness and Hope

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under People, Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Eva Kor, Auschwitz survivor and advocate, visited Padua on Nov. 19, 2018. Kor and her sister Miriam were among the infamous Mengele twins: young children subjected to the dehumanizing and often deadly experiments conducted by Nazi Dr. Mengele. She had one objective: to walk out of the camp with her s...

Sacrifice and Service: The Importance of Veterans Day

Sacrifice and Service: The Importance of Veterans Day

Emily M. '22, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under People, Top Stories

Veterans Day is a time to honor and remember members of the military who have served the United States throughout history. Numerous ceremonies and celebrations took place this past weekend, including one at the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base. This year’s ceremony involved a pe...

Midterms in November?

Midterms in November?

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

November 24, 2018


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Student News, Top Stories

As Thanksgiving break approaches, so do midterms - wait, this early? For freshmen, Sacred Scripture midterms are extremely early, being held the week before Thanksgiving break. Why are these midterms so early? What are some opinions on this? Mr. Stopyra has been a Sacred Scripture teacher for 29 years at ...

Do Students Get Enough Sleep?

Do Students Get Enough Sleep?

Stella W. '19 and Brynna B. '20

November 10, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Madalyn Lambe, a junior, blearily recounts how exhausted she felt after getting two and a half hours of sleep the night before. “I couldn't concentrate after that, I dissociated a few times… I was just miserable all day,” she said. Noticeable dark circles under her eyes weigh down her face. Av...

APS Puzzle Board – Individual pieces make the puzzle complete

APS Puzzle Board – Individual pieces make the puzzle complete

Caitlin B. '19, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

A new addition has recently been made to the second floor of Padua Academy: a puzzle piece board. The board is part of an APS project for this school year. The 2018-2019 APS theme is "Many Pieces at Peace." Both the theme and idea of a puzzle board arose over the summer. The APS team including Mr. Sh...

Freshmen Review of Halloweek

Freshmen Review of Halloweek

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Padua’s very first “Halloweek” has concluded as well as freshmen’s first Halloween experience at Padua. Halloweek included Spooky Sock day on Monday, Candy Corn add-on on Tuesday, and the annual Halloween Parade on Wednesday. Two freshmen, Courtney LeNoir and Grace Looney, were asked their opinio...

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