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Sophomore Retreat Discussions

Sophomore Retreat Discussions

Emily B., Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Sophomore retreat is a time to reflect on friendships, interactions on social media, and the situations that teenagers are put in. Friendships have changed from grade school to high school. As freshmen, the class was thrown into a whole different world called high school. Friendships have changed because...

Is Yoga too Spiritual?

Is Yoga too Spiritual?

Angelina M., Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

For the past 9 years in the populous city of Bristol in South West England, St. Michael and All Angels Church has been 39 year old Naomia Hayma’s home for teaching twice-weekly group yoga classes, one to one lessons, and yoga workshops. Recently though, she has been put in a pickle of not being welcome...

March For Life 2015

Abby S., Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Every year on January 22, pro-life supporters gather at the Mall in Washington D.C. to attend the March for Life. Since 1974, the National Right to Life Committee has been behind the march, which was established to remind politicians and America that a right to life is important and the issue will never...

A Day of Reflection for Freshman

A Day of Reflection for Freshman

Bridget F.('18), Reporter

January 14, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

On Friday, December 19, 2014, the Padua Academy Freshman class walked two blocks from Padua to the Westminster Presbyterian Church for their inaugural Padua retreat day. Junior leaders joined the students to help lead them throughout the very special day. Once everyone arrived at the church hall, directions...

St. Francis Hospital’s Annual Reindeer Ball

St. Francis Hospital’s Annual Reindeer Ball

Julianna C., Reporter

January 5, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Sunday, December 14th, the employees of St. Francis Hospital and their families came together to celebrate the holiday season with their annual Reindeer Ball at DuPont Country Club. Seventeen Padua Academy students, including, Elizabeth Hennessy, Melissa Strab, Mackenzie Hill, Danielle Friedman, Alexandra...

How to Help the Community during the Holidays

How to Help the Community during the Holidays

Julianna C., Reporter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

With the holidays finally here it is important to remember what they really are for: giving. Although we love receiving presents from our friends and families, that can often lead us to forget that there are many families out there who struggle during this, and every other, holiday season. There are...

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hailea S., Reporter

September 9, 2014


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

All over the world people are pouring  ice cold water over their heads for a very important cause, but  some of those people don’t understand what they are dumping water over their heads for.  However, this fad that has everyone talking has raised more than anyone could imagine.  This summer phenomenon...

The Science Fair

Aoife M., Reporter

May 29, 2014


Filed under Spirituality & Service

On May 8th from 7:00-8:30  the Padua Academy hosted a science fair for grades 1-5 from Urban Promise. There were about 100 people attending the event.  The most popular experiments made by the kids were water erosion, melting candy, volcano’s, lava lamps, and bouncing eggs. The kids were able to wi...

Partners in Science

Partners in Science

Meghan Subach

May 19, 2014


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

From the week of March 24th until April 14th, Padua students of all ages signed up for a volunteer opportunity called Partners in Science.  Run by Mrs. Alinda and Ms. Lammert, Padua girls meet after school and head over to UrbanPromise to work with elementary school students.  A group of girls each...

Supporting the PQF

Supporting the PQF

Madelyn J., Reporter

May 8, 2014


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On April 26, many Padua students supported the Pearce Quesenberry Foundation by walking the 4 Miles of Hope. This year marked the foundation’s sixth anniversary. The weather turned out beautifully and there was a great turnout of supporters, including students and teachers. It was Pearce’s first...

Shakira: The Musician & Philanthropist

Shakira: The Musician & Philanthropist

Nikki R., Editor

May 8, 2014


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Well-known Columbian recording artist Shakira has a surprising past. Not only does she sing, but she gives back to various communities. Her past has lead her to live a life of heartfelt philanthropy. Shakira grew up in a life of poverty. Her family went bankrupt when she was eight years old. At the...

Mother-Daughter Brunch

Mother-Daughter Brunch

Katie M., Reporter

April 29, 2014


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On March 30th, 2014, Mrs. Shaw-Giaquinto and Mrs. Buchanan hosted a mother daughter brunch in the Padua Cafe. Before the students and their guests ate, Mrs. Mann led prayer, asking to watch over the students and their families. As tables were called to get breakfast, those waiting could use the opportunity...

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