Padua 360

Lara Spencer Receives Backlash for Negative Comment Against Male Dancers

Lara Spencer Receives Backlash for Negative Comment Against Male Dancers

Anya B. '23, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Lara Spencer, a host for Good Morning America, reported about Prince George and his school curriculum. She said how Prince George wanted to study ballet. Spencer then made a comment implying that Prince George was going to get bullied for doing ballet, considering the stereotype that male dancers ar...

Caught Between Two Worlds: The Struggles of First Generation Americans

Caught Between Two Worlds: The Struggles of First Generation Americans

Mary M. '21, Reporter

October 2, 2019

“When I was younger, I didn't like my culture at all, and I wanted to be a different person completely,” said student Amanda Jose about her upbringing as a first generation American. Feelings like this among children of immigrants are common. They face unique challenges relating to their peers, findi...

Does Padua Have Cliques?

Does Padua Have Cliques?

Abby C '21, Reporter

October 2, 2019

In high school movies, there are classic cliques- the jocks, cheerleaders, brainiacs, and goth kids. But, in the modern day these groups have shifted. Every year, the University of Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin conducts a study on peer groups in high schools. They interview recent high school graduates from two universities and ask them to di...

Encounter: A Faith-Filled Experience

Encounter: A Faith-Filled Experience

Maria S. '20, Reporter

September 30, 2019

You may have seen the posters around the school lately advertising Padua’s faith-filled experience, Encounter. Encounter, open to all Juniors and Seniors at Padua, is an overnight retreat for 4 days. This fall it will be located at the St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA. Students leave school Thu...

What Do Soldiers Do Everyday?

What Do Soldiers Do Everyday?

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

May 26, 2019

When you think of a soldier, you probably think about strong men and women fighting on the battlefield defending our country, but most soldiers don’t spend their days on the battlefield. So what do soldiers do on a day-to-day basis? There are five branches in the military: Army, Navy, Marine Corp...

From China to Delaware: The Chinese Education System, and Why Students Leave It

From China to Delaware: The Chinese Education System, and Why Students Leave It

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2019

Schools in the United States attracts hundreds of thousands of international students every year. The bulk of these students come from China, according to a study conducted on Chinese students in the United States by Chiang-nan Chao for the Journal of International Students. These students must transi...

Fake News And the 2020 Presidential Election

Fake News And the 2020 Presidential Election

Devon C. '22, Reporter

May 20, 2019

With a rise in the use of social engineering on social media, politics and entire governments can be swayed to believe fake news. Social engineering is the act of using deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes. F...

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 18, 2019

Dancing, photo booths, water ice, and a whole lot of fun—that is the typical Sparkle Party at Padua. Held on Monday, May 13, 2019, the Sparkle Party invited all grades to the cafetorium to celebrate the memories made throughout the school year. It was a way to say goodbye to the seniors during their las...

Five Feet Apart: An Unoriginal Concept

Five Feet Apart: An Unoriginal Concept

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 7, 2019

“Five Feet Apart” is a classic romance between two teenagers with cystic fibrosis that premiered on March 15, 2019. Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson star in the so-called love story of the year, directed by Justin Baldoni. While you may shed tears, you might be brought back to an all-too-fami...

105 Years of Marches on Washington

105 Years of Marches on Washington

Emily M. '22, Reporter

May 6, 2019

Since the Bill of Rights was ratified in the late eighteenth century, United States citizens have exercised their First Amendment right to assemble in order to take a stand against the government peacefully. The amendment gives people the opportunity to protest laws or actions of the government or fight...

Editor-in-Chief Stella White Named Journalist of the Year

Editor-in-Chief Stella White Named Journalist of the Year

Emily M. '22, Reporter

May 5, 2019

It was a seemingly normal afternoon in the Multimedia Journalism class on May 2 until Jackie Majerus walked into the room, along with Dr. McClory and Mr. Beno. Majerus soon introduced herself to the student reporters as the co-founder of Youth Journalism International, an organization that allows young...

Dr. McClory Named as New Principal

Dr. McClory Named as New Principal

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

Father Mark Wrightson announced in a letter sent to the school community on April 29 that Vice Principal Dr. McClory would follow Mrs. Mann as principal, effective on July 1, 2019. The announcement was also shared on Instagram and Facebook. “This appointment has been recommended by the Padua Academy Pr...

Your Source For All Things Padua
Top Stories