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Fresh Meat: The Class of 2023 is Here!

Fresh Meat: The Class of 2023 is Here!

Maddie M. '23, Reporter

October 8, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has officially begun and with that comes the new students, the class of 2023.  The school’s staff and students actively make this school as welcoming as possible for the freshman class, from having freshman fun nights to bonding at camp retreats. Freshmen are, for the...

Military Children

Military Children

Megan D. '21, Reporter

October 3, 2019

Everyone knows about the term ‘military brats’, but there are also children of part-time members of the military. The term ‘military brat’ mainly focuses on the kids of full-time members in the Army that move with their parents when they are stationed somewhere. A large group of military chil...

Caught Between Two Worlds: The Struggles of First Generation Americans

Caught Between Two Worlds: The Struggles of First Generation Americans

Mary M. '21, Reporter

October 2, 2019

“When I was younger, I didn't like my culture at all, and I wanted to be a different person completely,” said student Amanda Jose about her upbringing as a first generation American. Feelings like this among children of immigrants are common. They face unique challenges relating to their peers, findi...

Does Padua Have Cliques?

Does Padua Have Cliques?

Abby C '21, Reporter

October 2, 2019

In high school movies, there are classic cliques- the jocks, cheerleaders, brainiacs, and goth kids. But, in the modern day these groups have shifted. Every year, the University of Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin conducts a study on peer groups in high schools. They interview recent high school graduates from two universities and ask them to di...

Encounter: A Faith-Filled Experience

Encounter: A Faith-Filled Experience

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...

Should Teachers be Given Grades at the End of the Year?

Should Teachers be Given Grades at the End of the Year?

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

June 8, 2019

As the school year comes to a close the question arises should teachers be given grades at the end of the year? Many students and teachers agree that students should give feedback, grades, at the end of the year to help improve teachers' teaching skills. Some disagree though thinking that students would...

As College Looms, Stress Blooms for Juniors

As College Looms, Stress Blooms for Juniors

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

June 8, 2019

As juniors look forward to their senior year, one thing hovers on the forefront of their minds: college. The pressure has been building all throughout junior year, with College 101, seemingly endless college visits, the beginning of the college essay, and more. At a college preparatory school, the stress ...

From China to Delaware: The Chinese Education System, and Why Students Leave It

From China to Delaware: The Chinese Education System, and Why Students Leave It

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2019

Schools in the United States attracts hundreds of thousands of international students every year. The bulk of these students come from China, according to a study conducted on Chinese students in the United States by Chiang-nan Chao for the Journal of International Students. These students must transi...

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 18, 2019

Dancing, photo booths, water ice, and a whole lot of fun—that is the typical Sparkle Party at Padua. Held on Monday, May 13, 2019, the Sparkle Party invited all grades to the cafetorium to celebrate the memories made throughout the school year. It was a way to say goodbye to the seniors during their las...

Juniors Elected for Student Council Executive Officer

Juniors Elected for Student Council Executive Officer

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Five juniors have recently been elected as the new Student Council Executive Officers for the 2019-2020 school year: Tess Lunetta, Emma-Jo Szczerba, Nadia Baker, Gina Rufo, and Caroline Scalora. Many students were fond of this year’s Student Council. Moira Gervay, a junior, said that the Execut...

An Unforgettable Spring Break

An Unforgettable Spring Break

Olive D. '19, Editor

May 15, 2019

“When I heard that there was an England trip I knew that this was my opportunity to travel and learn more about the world. Getting to travel at a young age, I think, is an amazing experience because you learn so many life lessons and tips while getting to be cultured” said senior, Brighid Brennan. ...

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