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Is Black Friday shopping worth it?

Is Black Friday shopping worth it?

Hannah B. '23, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Is Black Friday shopping worth it? With the holiday season upon us, many shoppers are looking to find deals on products and goods, whether it be online or in stores. Black Friday, which is the busiest shopping day of the year, can fulfill the holiday shopping sprees, while Cyber Monday is very similar....

10 Christmas Movie to Watch with your Friends

10 Christmas Movie to Watch with your Friends

Anya B. '23, Reporter

November 20, 2019

The holidays are right around the corner, which means cookies, Christmas movies, and fighting tooth and nail to buy presents. This also means iconic, fun, and entertaining Christmas movies. Here are ten Christmas movies that you can watch with your friends to get you in the holiday spirit! 10. Krampus For ...

“Countdown” Review

“Countdown” Review

Hannah B. '23, Reporter

November 20, 2019

“Countdown” is one of the newest thriller movies that just came out in theaters on October 25th, 2019. The movie has 82% rating of people liking this movie. The director of “Countdown” is Justin Dec. The movie is a thriller produced by Sean Anders, John Rickard, Warren Zide, and John Morris. T...

Dear Evan Hansen, Breaking Barriers

Dear Evan Hansen, Breaking Barriers

Megan D. '21, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Rating: 4.5 Stars   The Broadway hit musical Dear Evan Hansen has been on the stage since July 10, 2015. The current cast consists of Roman Banks, Alex Boniello, and Jared Goldsmith. The original cast of the musical consisted of Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, and Emmy Award-winning star Ben ...

Put Your Halloween Decorations Away, It’s Time for Christmas

Put Your Halloween Decorations Away, It’s Time for Christmas

Jordyn C. '20, Writer

November 18, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, preparing for Christmas festivities and anticipating that nice long break off of school. Students of Padua Academy can hardly wait for the stress of midterms and the end of the first semester to be out of the way to be able to take a deep breath and enjoy th...

Is “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” truly scary?

Is “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” truly scary?

Anya B. '23, Reporter

November 9, 2019

The well-known children's book “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” by Alvin Schwartz, gave children nightmarish fears to haunt them during their childhood. The book was turned into a motion picture, directed by André Øvredal, and it brought those nightmares to life in a different way that the...

Are College Visits Worth It?

Are College Visits Worth It?

November 5, 2019

It’s a routine commonly found in the fall semester for junior and senior Padua students: they visit colleges they’re interested in, listen to the half-hour talk given by the representative, and begin to form an opinion about several of their college options. But how helpful are these thirty-minute...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Hannah B. '23, Reporter

October 30, 2019

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" recently came out in theaters and already has  people liking it. This movie is a sequel and has lots of action, but also can be pretty sentimental.  The director of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is Joachim Ronning, and the movie is an American dark fantasy ...

Looking Through the Ivy: Are Elite Colleges Worth It?

Looking Through the Ivy: Are Elite Colleges Worth It?

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

June 8, 2019

If you’re trying to get into the Ivies, you better not pull any punches. The path to your Ivy of choice, be it Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, or UPenn, is cutthroat and paved with piles of rejection letters. Of the eight Ivy League colleges, Cornell is the least selective...

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...

The Best British Entertainment Americans Are Missing out On

The Best British Entertainment Americans Are Missing out On

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019

I feel some responsibility as one of the few representatives for Britain in this school. As a card-holding, British citizenship-carrying, senior about to go to university in London, I would not be able to sleep at night without alerting my peers to some of my favorite (or favourite?) bits of British...

What is so Perfect about Perfect Attendance?

What is so Perfect about Perfect Attendance?

Olive D. '19, Editor

March 13, 2019

Do you ever just have those days when can’t get out of bed, need a personal day, fighting a bad cold and just don’t have the energy to get up for school? I know have. Senior skip day, one of the senior rituals that most look forward to, was not even a thought for these students. They stayed dev...

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