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How We Performed a Play in Quarantine

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Abigail C. '21, Reporter

June 4, 2020

Two-and-a-half months ago, I became the Stage Manager for Salesianum Theatre’s spring play, Shakespeare In Love. I had no clue that the coronavirus would hit, making this production the most interesting play I have ever done. Shakespeare In Love is the story of how William Shakespeare wrote the...

The effect of COVID-19 on the Homeless

Maria S. '20, Reporter

May 23, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus has had major inpact on many people. Some of the people in the most need during this time are the homeless, especially those in cities like Philadelphia.  According to the Office of Homeless Services for the City of Philadelphia, “around 5,700 are considered ...

The Effects of COVID-19 on Children and Their Families

A family photo of Krysten Gentile (far right) and John Gentile (far left) with their three boys, Bradley (middle left), Christian (middle), and Dean (middle right).
Photographer: Stacey Zarro Photography

Nicole O. '20, Reporter

May 21, 2020

School closures have been a huge effect of COVID-19. Usually, only older students are thought of during this time. High school and middle school students have the advantage of being able to easily meet with their teachers, do class work, and still hang out with their friends on a virtual level. However,...

On the Frontlines: What It’s Like Being a Nurse During COVID-19

Elizabeth Musa wearing the protective gear required at her hospital. She wears this gear and mask her entire twelve hour shift to protect herself from exposure to COVID-19.

Mary M. '21, Reporter

May 19, 2020

“I wear the [suit] the entirety of my 12 hour shift, and it makes it very hard to breathe,” said Elizabeth Musa of her experience as a nurse during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 first arrived in the United States in February of this year, and by March, all fifty states and four U.S. territorie...

How the Future Class of 2024 Copes with Quarantine

Class of 2024 in quarantine

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

May 17, 2020

Throughout the world, sympathy was poured out for seniors who have to miss the end of their last year in high school. However, the public has forgotten another population going through the same struggles: eighth graders. Padua’s future class of 2024 is coping with the same feelings of sadness, anxie...

How My Family Keeps Sane in Quarantine

My family organized an elaborate tea party. In this photo, you can see our fancy table setting, outfits, and treats.

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

April 23, 2020

During quarantine, my family has come together in unexpected ways. One way we keep sane is planning elaborate events to put on at home. Below are some of the things we have done. Feel free to try them yourself! Movie Theatre. During quarantine, the famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber created a Youtube c...

Understanding Coronavirus Vocabulary

Understanding Coronavirus Vocabulary

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 scares me. As someone who strives to understand my surroundings, I have found it helpful to research the terminology around this virus. I feel like, if I can understand this pandemic, I won't be so afraid of it. Also, knowing what scientists and doctors on television are saying as about the...

The Importance of Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama are all important figures in American history. However, in teaching Black History Month, other successful African-Americans are often ignored, like Pauli Murray and Bayard Rustin.

Mary M. '21, Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Importance of Black History Month Growing up, I rarely saw people on TV that looked like me. I loved watching Disney Channel, but every family on their TV shows was white and cookie-cutter perfect. I wanted to look like this and be what I considered “perfect.” I wanted to have a nice white family...

Please Stop Making Cinderella Remakes

On IMDB, over 200 movies, TV series, and shorts have the name “Cinderella” in their title. This doesn’t even count the large number of Cinderella-inspired stories that don’t have “Cinderella” in their title.

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

February 27, 2020

The story of Cinderella is a childhood classic: A poor maid abused by her stepfamily meets her prince at a ball, she runs away from him, he finds her, and they live together happily ever after. This story spread far and wide to almost every country and culture. However, the plot line is so common that...

Student Driving: Get to Know Mrs. Krapf

Mrs. Krapf is Padua's Driver's Education teacher. She believes Drivers Education is important because, “...It is teaching you a lifelong skill and how to keep you and other drivers safe.”

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

February 22, 2020

For many high schoolers, learning to drive is a right of passage. Mrs. Krapf has guided Padua students through Driver’s Education since 2012. Krapf didn’t originally plan on teaching Driver’s Education. She went to college for Health and Physical Education then worked as a substitute teacher at...

UnLocking the Light

The UnLocke the Light foundation's logo consists of this yellow and blue image. The foundation is dedicated to helping students recognize and fight depression, and raise awareness of mental health.

Mary M. '21, Reporter

February 22, 2020

On Thursday, February 6, the UnLocke the Light Foundation visited Padua and delivered an emotional, poignant, and powerful presentation on mental health. Not only did the presentation resurface important discussions about depression, suicide, and self-harm, but it emphasized something that many struggling...

Six Month Check-In With Dr. McClory

Dr. McClory poses in front of the prayer wall in the lobby. McClory said that her favorite part of her job is working with the staff. “It's really a pleasure to work with other people in our building- other adults that care about passionately about our school and our students,” she said.

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

February 13, 2020

It’s been six months since Dr. Mary McClory stepped up to fill the big pink shoes Mrs. Mann left behind. She took time out of her busy schedule to look back at where those six months have brought her. Experience Before McClory was principal, she held many jobs around the school. She started as a sub...

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