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Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Tells Story of Faith and Forgiveness

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Tells Story of Faith and Forgiveness

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Immaculée Ilibagiza spent 91 days of her life in a tiny bathroom with seven other women, hiding from the genocide taking place outside the door. The perpetrators had once been her neighbors, her friends, her classmates—but now they wanted her dead. The Rwandan genocide that took place in 1994 killed approximatel...

As Mrs. Mann Parts Ways With Padua, Hopes and Questions Emerge

As Mrs. Mann Parts Ways With Padua, Hopes and Questions Emerge

Stella W. '19, Maddy H. '21, and Emily M. '22

April 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Deciding to retire was the hardest decision Mrs. Mann has ever made. Padua, as she put it, has been her life for the past eleven years. “I just need to get a little more rest than I can get with this job,” she said. The decision, she explained, was made with the guidance of God. “I continuousl...

Rebecca Gao: Astounding Artist

Rebecca Gao: Astounding Artist

Olive D. '19, Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Student News

“ [Art is] something that encourages and celebrates people’s differences and personalities” said senior, Rebecca Gao. Art has always been something she's been interested in since she was young and Gao says her grandfather is very good at art; she believes a lot of her inspiration to continue to ...

Blue Gold Week

Blue Gold Week

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Student News

Blue Gold Week has been a tradition at Padua for more than twenty-five years. Every year, students participating in Blue Gold help to set up events that raise money for the DFRC (Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities). “Blue Gold week is such a fun-filled week with so many opportu...

Does Padua Have a Parking Problem?

Does Padua Have a Parking Problem?

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Laura Cluff, a junior, parks on the streets near school every day. She never expected to come out of school one afternoon and find an empty spot where she had parked that morning. “On Halloween, I had parked my car on the right side of 9th St. towards the middle,” she said. “It was so scary wh...

Laser Physicist Initiates Science Lecture Series

Laser Physicist Initiates Science Lecture Series

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 10, 2019


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The Science Department has started a new series of lectures in which scientists speak about their careers with interested students. The first speaker was Dr. Brian Pryor, a physical chemist, laser physicist, and the CEO of LiteCure. He visited students on Monday, April 8 to share more information abo...

Junior Conducts Research Study on “White Coat Effect”

Junior Conducts Research Study on “White Coat Effect”

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

April 7, 2019


Filed under People, Student News

Marina Pilger recently spent several afternoons at Saint Francis Hospital, but not because she was ill. She was studying something called the “white coat effect,” intent on adding new data to the medical community—an impressive feat, considering she’s a 17-year-old high school junior. Pilger ...

Padua Lacrosse Dominates their First Game

Padua Lacrosse Dominates their First Game

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Sports, Student News, Top Stories

“When I scored my first goal I felt excited and it pushed me to work even harder throughout the game,” said Erin Sentman, a freshman. For the first game of the season, Padua lacrosse beat Conrad 20-4. Players were excited for the big win at the beginning of the season. In total there were fif...

IT Classes Seen Through the Students’ Eyes

IT Classes Seen Through the Students’ Eyes

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Student News

With the new school year coming up the IT department announced they have two new classes, Advanced Web Page and Cybersecurity for Competition. In total, the IT department is offering 17 classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Students explain their experiences with the class they took. ...

CyberPatriot Team Commemorates Winning Season

CyberPatriot Team Commemorates Winning Season

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 1, 2019


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CyberPatriot is a nationwide cybersecurity competition that challenges teams to find and correct vulnerabilities in virtual machines, or computer emulations. Three of Padua’s teams recently swept the state championship round and earned their sixth state title. All five teams celebrated at the Cheesec...

Jess Molen: Avid Astrologer

Jess Molen: Avid Astrologer

Emily M. '22, Reporter

March 30, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Astrology is the study of how celestial bodies affect humans and the natural world, and it has been met with much criticism from scientists over the years. However, junior and astrology aficionado Jess Molen thinks differently. She has a great interest in the subject, keeping in mind the difference ...

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