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The BSU works hard during a meeting in the Learning Commons. The club formed in 2018 as a safe space for African American students.

New Clubs Offer Opportunities for Student Input

Maggie P. '22, Reporter January 3, 2022

Padua’s mission of sisterhood takes on a new meaning this year with the creation of three new student input clubs: the Alliance, Big Sister Little Sister Board, and PANDAmonium. While each club focuses...

Photos of veterans submitted by students and faculty adorn the cafetoriums bulletin board. Two students started a new project to commemorate Veterans Day within the school community.

Students Initiate New Veterans Day Traditions

Emily M. '22, Editor-in-chief December 5, 2021

Veterans Day marks a time to remember those who have served in the United States military. While many institutions and organizations recognize veterans in their own ways annually, two students noted that...

Junior Ava Iannucci, in yellow, fights hard for her grade in the Hungry Hippos game. The Color Wars activities brought the annual Spirit Week to a close.

Colorful Assembly Concludes Spirit Week

Luciana T. '25, Reporter December 2, 2021

Spirit Week comes to an end with Color Wars on Friday, November 12. Junior Ava Iannucci, in yellow, participated in the Hungry Hippos game, and her grade placed second.During the week of November 8-12,...

Business leaders Annie McTaggart and Courtney LeNoir work together to organize the school store products. McTaggart said she enjoys the behind-the-scenes aspect of managing the school store.

New Challenges Bring Friendship to Business Leaders

Maggie P. '22, Reporter November 28, 2021

Despite the return to in-person shopping, the business leaders continued to face new challenges, but nothing makes the school store work like teamwork. Mrs. Higley, the school store advisor, has taught...

Mrs. Townsend helps Katie Dorsey with math work during AST. I try to go to teachers if I need any help, Dorsey said.

From Flex to AST: How Study Time Has Changed

Sophia M. '25, Reporter November 23, 2021

Juniors and seniors knew the designated open period as Flex, but that time has now become Academic Support Time, or AST. The change in the schedule first took place during the second semester last year...

The sun sets over Deptford, New Jersey, on November 7th at 5:04 pm. The temperature was 50 degrees at the time, but it was 71 degrees earlier in the day.

Strange Fall Weather Affects Daily Routines

Luciana T. '25, Reporter November 17, 2021

Fall is in the air… well, kind of. The fluctuating weather patterns have affected the Padua community for the last couple weeks. In particular the week of October 24 to 31 has involved some of the most...

COVID, flu, and cold symptoms can appear to be very similar; however there are key differences that can help differentiate the three. McCarthy said to follow health and safety guidelines in order to prevent disease.

Padua Plague Strikes Again

Maggie P. '22, Reporter November 15, 2021

Cold and flu season, nicknamed the “Padua Plague” by many students, has returned once again this fall. With the school returning to full capacity for the first time since March 13, 2020, another respiratory...

Winners of the Halloweek costume contest pose for a group picture.

Student Council Hosts Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Paisley D. '25, Reporter November 9, 2021

With a chill in the air, leaves on the ground, and the crisp smell of fall approaching, students prepared for “Halloweek.” Student council planned the themed days leading up to Halloween, one of the...

Students from all three schools pose for a picture at SUP fest, on the football field. Mrs. Rossi said that one the coolest things was seeing Ursuline and Paduas students coming together as friends rather than rivals.

First-ever SUP Festival Hosted at Abessinio Stadium

Bridget M. '25, Reporter November 9, 2021

Bouncy houses, tug-off war, and activities filled Abessinio Stadium. Students from Salesianum, Ursuline, and Padua gathered on the football field to host sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders, inviting...

The PSAT Student Guide walks test-taker through the exam process. PSAT prep books and other testing resources can be found in the Guidance Office.

Test Optional Policies Question Future of Standardized Testing

Maggie P. '22, Reporter October 31, 2021

Following the unpredictable outbreak, quarantine, and closures caused by COVID in 2020, many universities changed their testing policies. College test optional policies formed during the COVID era leave...

Sophia Mattei 25 tries on her dress from Claires Fashions. Some students said they had a difficult time finding a dress this year.

Students Scramble to Find Homecoming Dresses

Bridget M. '25, Reporter October 28, 2021

Weather, dress code, sizes, and colors all are factors in finding the right dress for a homecoming dance. But this year specifically, students had to contend with an apparent shortage of dresses at retail...

The LLS club prepares for a Zoom call with Sophie Murrays dad, Mr. Murray. The LLS club met during the Activity A period to plan fundraising activities for their teams.

Junior Starts New LLS Club

Jane M. '23, Reporter October 27, 2021

Students often hear the saying in school, “If you can’t find a club you like, start one yourself.” Junior Sophie Murray did just that when she decided to start the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS)...

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