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Junior Ring Mass

The rings from Jostens came in different sizes, colors, and embellishments. This particular ring is gold, but like the other class rings it include a yellow gemstone.

Mary M. '21, Reporter

January 27, 2020

62 years later, the time-honored tradition continues. The Junior Ring Mass was held on Wednesday, January 22 at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, with deep spiritual, symbolic, and poignant connections for those involved. To prepare for the important event, the Junior class practiced songs for the Mass...

A Calling to God

Padua is a Franciscan School and was built on Franciscan values

Maria S. '20, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Sister Linda Marie Sariego is a part of the Franciscan sisterhood, and currently is a department head and teacher at Neumann. Learn more about her story here.

Sisterhood For Service

Sisterhood For Service

Maddie M. '23, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Big Sister Little Sister program has already started and bonds have already been made. These bonds have strengthened as a result of the latest BSLS event. On November 5th, freshman and seniors met in the cafe for a service project that was aimed to promote service and sisterhood. Pandas were ...

Encounter: A Faith-Filled Experience

Small group from last fall's Encounter

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...

Ronald’s Rescue Hosts Second Annual Cornhole Tournament

Players pause their games to watch the corn on the cob eating contest at the Ronald's Rescue Cornhole Tournament.

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 17, 2019

The Ronald’s Rescue club is dedicated to spreading awareness about the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that helps children who are very ill. To raise funds for the charity, the club held their second annual Ronald’s Rescue Cornhole Tournament in support of their work. On Sunday, April 14, team...

Teens for Life Club Visits Mom’s House, Shares Pro-Life Message

Freshman Caitlin Suter reads a book to her new friend at Mom’s House.

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 3, 2019

The Teens for Life club was started at least 15 years ago by a pro-life teacher before the current moderator, Mrs. Lammert, began teaching at Padua. The objective of the club was to “make people aware of what it means to be pro-life through service and education. On Fri., Mar. 15, a group of nine ...

BSLS “Trivia and Treats” Event

The girls snacking on spring themed treats that the kitchen staff put together.

Ava R. '19, Editor

April 1, 2019

To kick off the start of spring, big and little sisters gathered together in the cafeteria on March 28 to play trivia. This event, "Trivia and Treats," brought the girls together to compete in a trivia Kahoot with the supply of delicious treats. Thanks to the help of Mrs. Pugliese, Mrs. Grugan and the BSLS bo...

Padua Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

The senior class celebrated their final spirit assembly and won a dress down day.

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

February 5, 2019

Monday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Feb. 1 was Catholic Schools Week, a week of fun and festivities for all Catholic schools across the nation to celebrate the tradition of Catholic education. Padua started Catholic Schools Week out cheering with its Winter Marquee Matchup at the Padua vs. Ursuline basketball g...

Interfaith Panel Speaks to Students

Senior Zehra Mahmud listens to the speakers. The panel was conducted over a video call.

Stella W. '19 and Devon C. '22

January 31, 2019

Four women of different faiths spoke to Padua students on Jan. 24, 2019. Hosted by the religion department, women representing Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism participated in an hour-long video call session with students from each grade to discuss the intersection of womanhood and faith. Mah...

Voices for the Voiceless

A student holds up her sign during the March for Life. The event attracted hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters.

Emily M. '22, Reporter

January 28, 2019

Abortion has been called the greatest abuse of human rights in our time by pro-life organizations. Current legislation allows a woman to terminate her pregnancy. Thousands of people have taken a stand against abortion at the biggest pro-life event in the world: The March for Life. On Friday, Jan. 18, 2...

Missing Native Americans Show the Inequalities in the Justice System

Member of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women’s group at the Seattle Women's March, Jan. 20, 2018.

Devon C. '22, Reporter

January 15, 2019

This era is one of the most productive in terms of women speaking out against abuse and violence, but the stories of minorities are still being hidden. Native American tribes carry the weight of an abundance of these stories. Ashley Loring-Heavy Runner is one victim. Her sister, Kimberly, has been sear...

Eva Kor Visits Padua, Shares Story of Forgiveness and Hope

Eva Kor takes a picture with seniors Lauren Mottel and Sarah Jane Mee. Kor visited Padua on Nov. 19, 2018.

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018

Eva Kor, Auschwitz survivor and advocate, visited Padua on Nov. 19, 2018. Kor and her sister Miriam were among the infamous Mengele twins: young children subjected to the dehumanizing and often deadly experiments conducted by Nazi Dr. Mengele. She had one objective: to walk out of the camp with her s...

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