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Flex Time Pros and Cons

Flex Time Pros and Cons

Alexis F., Reporter

February 8, 2012


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Alexis F Flex: Good or Bad? How do you use your flex time? Padua has a period between homeroom and the 80 minute period called flex.  During this time, a student can catch up on work, study, get extra help from teachers, or get some breakfast in the cafeteria.  While there are many different choices...

Stress Free School Year

Stress Free School Year

Morgan S., Reporter

February 8, 2012


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Stress free school year? Is that even possible? Everyday there are many different situations that cause stress and worry throughout the students, such as not being able to find a piece of paper that was shoved inside of a book, not doing well on a test, trouble with schedules, etc. Organization is one...

Stuff That Defines Us

Stuff That Defines Us

Devon B., Managing Editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under Top Stories

Over a year ago, an article on the New York Times appeared entitled “Stuff That Defines Us.”  The purpose of the article was to show how 100 objects shaped world’s history.  These objects, culled from the British Museum’s collections, were further narrated on BBC Radi04 program in 2010 by ...

Padua Safety, Changed for the Better

Padua Safety, Changed for the Better

Marissa B., Reporter

February 2, 2012


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

A few weeks ago, a violent assault occurred in the Padua neighborhood, changing how safe Padua girls feel around their school.   Because a young woman was the target of this assault, shock waves were sent through the Padua community. “It’s not necessarily that I feel more in danger now, [the a...

Winter Ball Consumer Guide

Winter Ball Consumer Guide

Sarah T., Reporter

January 30, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Winter Ball 2012

Now that Winter Ball is rapidly approaching, it is time to worry about things like dresses, shoes, accessories, and hair styles! Your power to make a notable impression at Winter Ball lies mainly in your dress. Little do many know, though, that you can grab a great deal along with a great dress. Store...

Winter Ball Has a Past

Winter Ball Has a Past

Emily T., Reporter

January 30, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Winter Ball 2012

As always, Winter Ball is greeted by many anxious girls who have just finished their mid-terms and are possibly getting tired of the winter and cold.  Winter Ball serves as an event to make the dull month of January a little more excited and anticipated.  Girls are buying dresses, shoes, accessories,...

Freshmen Bonding

Freshmen Bonding

Abby S., Reporter

January 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, the freshmen class of 2015, dressed comfortably in sweatpants, t-shirts, and sneakers, gathered in the gymnasium and waited for their class groups to be announced for retreat. After being assigned groups, the students walked to Westminister Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The...

Mixed Reactions to Mid-Term Schedule

Mixed Reactions to Mid-Term Schedule

Abby S.

January 23, 2012


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

This year, Padua Academy changed the midterm schedule. In past years, the schedule was four consecutive days of testing with a long weekend afterwards. This year, there were two testing days, followed by a three day weekend, then another two days of testing with classes resuming the following day. This...

Padua Girls Visit Mom’s House

Padua Girls Visit Mom’s House

Bridget F., Reporter

January 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The students of Padua Academy's Youth for Life group recently paid a visit to Mom’s House.  This is an organization that acts as a day care for the children of moms who are finishing high school or college. This gives the young mothers an opportunity to create a better life for themselves and thei...

New Career, New Opportunity

New Career, New Opportunity

January 12, 2012


Filed under People, Top Stories

Over the 2011-2012 school year, Padua Academy welcomes many new additions to our teaching staff. Mrs. Wise is one of the many new teachers Padua Academy was so lucky to acquire. Mrs. Wise was born in Delaware and attended Saint Mary Magdalene for grade school and Archmere Academy for High School. After...

Midterms: How To

Midterms: How To

Emily B., Reporter

January 11, 2012


Filed under Top Stories

Are you stressing about how to study for midterms? Don’t know where to start? Here are a few tips that can help you study for midterms; Freshman: Take advantage of the midterm review that the National Honor Society is holding on Monday, January 9th. Keep your information organized. Try writing note cards or...

Young Alums Return

Young Alums Return

Kaitlin M., Reporter

January 10, 2012


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Padua’s Young Alum Social took place in the Café last Thursday afternoon. The social was a fun get-together for the recent Padua graduates, where they could reconnect with teachers and fellow alumnae. Before the social, Padua’s dance team performed a routine with the current team members and the...

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