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Teachers Step up as Class Deans

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Abigail C. '21, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2020

After thirty years at Padua, Mrs. Manelski decided to retire. Instead of hiring one faculty member to replace her role, Padua’s administration decided to assign two teachers to be the Under Class Dean of Students and the Upper Class Dean of Students. Mrs. Giaquinto is the new Under Class Dean for...

Athlete’s lives changed forever

Athlete's lives changed forever

Anna D. '24, Reporter

October 27, 2020

For most, fall is a season to relax and enjoy the spooky season. But for athletes, it’s what they’ve been looking forward to all year- the start of fall sports. Everything changed due to the outbreak of Covid-19.  Ava Ridinger, a freshman at Gloucester Catholic in New Jersey, explained, “Coaches...

Salesianum vs Padua handling Covid 19

Salesianum vs Padua handling Covid 19

Caitlyn F. '24

October 26, 2020

Padua and Salesianum handled things like Coronavirus quite differently. Padua girls and Salesianum boys shared their experiences on how their school is handling this pandemic. What is the new pace of your school? Dylan French, a Junior at Salesianum, said “school feels a lot more different than before,...

Getting to Know Mrs. Closson

Getting to Know Mrs. Closson

Sarah W. '22

October 26, 2020

Stop by Mrs. Manelski’s old office and say hi to one of Padua’s newest editions, Mrs. Closson. She graduated from Hampton University with a degree in English arts and is so excited to be walking the halls of her alma mater. She has been a coach at Padua for 11 years. Now, she is embarking on a new...

How Covid Has Affected the Food Production Business

Michael Zacco (far right) works for Canopy Food Group.

Gia Z. '24

October 24, 2020

During the new pandemic outbreak, several small businesses and companies experienced a huge loss in revenue and interactions between consumers. Michael Zacco, who works for Canopy Food Group, endured the hardships of running a food company during this hard time. Canopy Food Group is a food manufacturer...

Coronavirus Cruise

Paul and the crew having some fun while on the ship!

Ally L. '24, Reporter

October 23, 2020

A six month vacation sounds like a dream to most adults. Not for Paul Baya. When a global pandemic gave workers a chance to work from home, what did the cruise industry do? Well, they got a vacation from their vacation. Paul Baya has been working in the cruise industry for over 25 years. He started...

Padua Takes on Virtual Clubs

Mrs. Pugliese running the bingo at Blue Gold Bingo Night.

Sienna D. '21, Reporter

October 22, 2020

Many students love to participate in Padua’s clubs during flex and after school. This year, however, clubs will look a little different than they have in past years. Almost all clubs have had to move virtual due to COVID-19. Student leaders and teachers have been working hard to develop plans so that...

Guidance Office Welcomes New Counselors

Mrs. Reams (left) and Ms. Snider look forward to working with students in their new counselor positions. They are excited to bring their experience and skills into the guidance office.

Emily M. '22

October 21, 2020

With the new school year came great changes to the school building in many different areas. The guidance office recently welcomed two new counselors, Mrs. Reams and Ms. Snider. After years of developing their counseling and college guidance skills, both counselors are ready to join the Big Box of Love. Ms....

Mackenzie Sobczyk: Her Journey to Success

Mackenzie Sobczyk, number 13, exhibits her skills in a game against St. Marks's.

Mame N. '24

October 21, 2020

Mackenzie Sobczyk, a current senior at Padua, is one of the state’s top offensive threats in volleyball. This is her journey to success. Sobczyk is a well known and respected player on the PAVB team and has been playing the sport since the third grade. Noted for her constant sportsmanship and uplifting...

Twins At Padua Adjust To New Normal

Nadia and Nadine Akumiah, twins, bonding with each other during the pandemic.

Tiara N. '23

October 20, 2020

In March of 2020, the world spontaneously changed with a new challenge: the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus has made many people adjust to a new strategy of living. Twins Nadia and Nadine did not allow this change to stop them from achieving their goals for this school year. Nadia and Nadine...

Ms. Grugan: Lawyer to Teacher

Ms. Grugan teaches math but is also an attorney.

Maddie T. '21

October 20, 2020

Choosing between two different careers can be challenging, but Ms. Grugan believes it was a gift that she found two vocations that made her happy. Before teaching math at Padua, Ms. Grugan was following her dream to become a lawyer. Grugan said that she always wanted to advocate for those who could...

How Covid-19 Has Affected Dance Schools

Dancers practice in the Newark studio. This is the first practice back after a seven month break.

Erin R. '21

October 18, 2020

Businesses, schools, shops and other centers have been on a strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, just recently many institutions are trying to reopen safely to establish a sense of normalcy again. One such type of institution is dance schools. Ever since March the MacAleer-Paulson...

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