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The Future of Calling in a Text Message World

The Future of Calling in a Text Message World

Emily M. '22, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Ring ring! Here we go again. A seemingly eternal phone call commences, and you just want to put an end to the constant questions. Your thumbs are eager to type out the responses, but your voice has to do the talking instead. You think about how much time was wasted when you could have texted instead. ...

The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

“Not a lot of people get to be as lucky as me, who get adopted into such a wonderful family,” said Linda Walsh, a junior. It has never been an easy road, though. “It was really, really hard for me, it still kind of is.” According to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, 745 children were...

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Caitie B. '19, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Students grabbed their fathers and brought them back to high school for the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance. On the evening of Friday, Dec. 7, blue, white, and silver decorations transformed the café into a Winter Wonderland. The evening consisted of dinner, dancing, photo booths, karaoke, but most...

Photos from the Gift Auction

Photos from the Gift Auction

Amanda J. '21, Photographer

December 6, 2018


Filed under People, Photo Gallery, Student News

College Mail: Irritating or Important?

College Mail: Irritating or Important?

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Bridget Bellew, a senior, estimates she receives over 20 college-related emails a day, many of which come from schools she has no interest in applying to. Her inbox is too cluttered to clean out anymore, she said. “It makes me feel very overwhelmed, it puts more pressure to do this, get into this...

Blue Gold’s Annual Pie Auction

Blue Gold’s Annual Pie Auction

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Padua Academy A-Z, People, Student News

Each year, students and staff have the opportunity to bring home a pie in time for Thanksgiving. On Nov. 20, the day before Thanksgiving break, Blue-Gold held a pie auction to support their organization. “Blue Gold supports those with cognitive challenges and disabilities. We support organizations s...

Midterms in November?

Midterms in November?

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

November 24, 2018


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Student News, Top Stories

As Thanksgiving break approaches, so do midterms - wait, this early? For freshmen, Sacred Scripture midterms are extremely early, being held the week before Thanksgiving break. Why are these midterms so early? What are some opinions on this? Mr. Stopyra has been a Sacred Scripture teacher for 29 years at ...

Shannon McCormac: The Goalie That Made School History

Shannon McCormac: The Goalie That Made School History

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student News

Shannon McCormac, junior, is the goalie on the varsity field hockey team. McCormac and her team made history when they made the championship for the first time. On Nov. 16, 2018, Padua’s field hockey team played against Cape Henlopen for the state championship. McCormac was “extremely nervous” for the...

The Change from Quarters to Semesters: Was It Worth It?

The Change from Quarters to Semesters: Was It Worth It?

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Student News

This year marked a significant change in the school schedule: the switch from a four quarter system to two semesters. This altered the way grades are entered and organized. So the question is: was the change worth it? When the change was originally announced last spring, many students were a bit ...

Do Students Get Enough Sleep?

Do Students Get Enough Sleep?

Stella W. '19 and Brynna B. '20

November 10, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Madalyn Lambe, a junior, blearily recounts how exhausted she felt after getting two and a half hours of sleep the night before. “I couldn't concentrate after that, I dissociated a few times… I was just miserable all day,” she said. Noticeable dark circles under her eyes weigh down her face. Av...

Focusing on Freshmen in Marching Band

Focusing on Freshmen in Marching Band

Emily M. '22, Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under People, Student News

Freshman year is an opportunity to join a wide variety of clubs, extra-curriculars, and sports. Each new member of the sisterhood has a chance to participate in any type of activity that allows them to express their individuality and talents. Two freshman, Abby McLaughlin and Erinn McCloskey, have found...

Padua Students Celebrate the Spooky Season

Padua Students Celebrate the Spooky Season

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Padua Academy A-Z, People, Student News

Many Padua students are excited about the Halloween season. To celebrate, students were allowed to dress up in Halloween costumes. “My favorite part of the Halloween Parade was seeing all the incredible group costumes that people had come up with,” said Molly Shapiro, sophomore.   I...

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