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Students walk through Unionville High School as they return to a five-day schedule. Directional hallways are one way the school is reducing the potential of spreading the virus.

Unionville High School Goes Back to Almost-Normal Schedule

Sarah W. '22 June 3, 2021

When the Chester County Health Department’s social distance regulation went down to three feet, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) jumped at the chance to get their students learning...

This stock market chart shows the changes in values of multiple stocks. Investors use various technological advancements to buy and sell.

What is the Stock Market?

Gia Z. '24 May 28, 2021

The stock market is essential to the economy and crucial to people whose jobs are based on how the stock market fluctuates. A recent survey shows that Numerous students are unaware of the significance...

KP's employees pose for a picture. They are, from left, Melissa Gioaa, Brianna Parnes, Kimberly Costalas, Jackie Mraz, and Alicia Leonardo.

How a Local Medspa Operates During COVID-19

Gia Z. '24 May 6, 2021

KP Aesthetics, a popular spa located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, was shut down for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic and lost much revenue. However, KP has overcome that hurdle and reopened...

School looks different this year but it seems that each school is working towards getting everyone back in the building and rebuilding the school experience.

2020 School Experience: 3 Different Perspectives

Ruth O. '24 January 22, 2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic every school has a slightly different way of opening, or lack thereof. In a state such as Delaware where there is no absolute ruling, schedules vary from completely open...

This is an image of a display inside of the Padua School Store.

The Acceleration of the School Store

Tiara N. '23 January 6, 2021

While the school year is in session, the Padua School Store is still flourishing through the pandemic. This year, the school store has adapted to the school’s hybrid model. People in the community continue...

Mrs. McAndrew, current students, and fellow faculty members run a Zoom session for prospective Pandas and their families. They answered questions and shared their perspectives on the Padua community.

Admissions Team Connects with Students from a Distance

Emily M. '22 December 16, 2020

For Admissions Coordinator Mrs. McAndrew, a typical work schedule involves recruiting new students, organizing placement tests, coordinating shadow visits, and guiding parents through the high school admissions...

The Black Student Union gathers for a hybrid meeting. This year, members and moderators have made many improvements to the club's structure and organization.

New Beginnings for BSU

Mame N. '24 December 4, 2020

The Black Student Union is just beginning to kick off a new year and is a venerated piece of Padua.  Although Black Student Union has only been at Padua for a few years now it has had a huge impact on...

Welcome Mr. Okocha to Padua's Science and Math department! His first week of many.

Getting to Know Mr. Okocha

Maddie T. '21 November 11, 2020

Starting a job at a new place can be challenging, but Mr. Okocha was able to easily adapt to Padua Academy with help from the faculty, staff, and students. He has many interests and is honored to share...

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...

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

How Covid Has Affected the Food Production Business

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...

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.

Guidance Office Welcomes New Counselors

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...

Ms. Grugan teaches math but is also an attorney.

Ms. Grugan: Lawyer to Teacher

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...

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