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History of the Salesian Exchange Program

History of the Salesian Exchange Program

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Everyone knows Padua’s Salesian Exchange Program is one of Padua’s most successful traditions. The Exchange Program has been partnered with Salesianum for the past 10 years.  This year, 10 girls will be here at Padua and 2 male students will be placed with Sallies students. Padua has been in exc...

Meg Doyle: A Voice For the Students

Meg Doyle: A Voice For the Students

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under People, Student News

Student Council is a large part of the Padua community, and fresh in the minds of the students with the election being held less than two weeks ago. One of the juniors recently elected as class officer was Meg Doyle, who has been involved in Student Council her entire time at Padua. “It’s just s...

Big Sister Little Sister Beanies and Breakfast

Big Sister Little Sister Beanies and Breakfast

Amanda J. '21

September 25, 2018


Filed under Student News

The Big Sister/Little Sister program offers many activities and programs so that freshman and seniors can bond, one such event is the Big Sister/Little Sister Breakfast. The breakfast took place on September 18. Mrs. Pugliese started off the program, welcoming the freshman and seniors. Freshmen were give...

A Look into the Freshmen Sleepover

A Look into the Freshmen Sleepover

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

On Saturday, September 15th, Padua held its first freshman sleepover. In the past, the school held a Big Sister/Little Sister sleepover, but ended up stopping it. But why was a school sleepover removed in the first place? And why bring it back with only freshman? Mrs. Rossi, Director of Admissions...

A Reflection on My Five Days in D.C.

A Reflection on My Five Days in D.C.

Stella W. '19, Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Student News, Top Stories

“Not sure if you’re thinking of a career in journalism but if you are (because you’d be amazing) then you might want to consider this opportunity.” Those were the words my journalism teacher sent me, altogether taking me by surprise. I suppose I write a good piece once in a while, but to re...

A Seemingly Spontaneous Sparkle Party

A Seemingly Spontaneous Sparkle Party

Stella W. '19, Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Only two days into the official school year, Padua is undeniably getting into the school spirit. On August 30, students gathered in the parking lot for a sparkle party with leis being passed out left and right and water guns splashing the already sweaty students. For freshmen, this party was a first glimpse...

A Look into AP Lang

A Look into AP Lang

Stella W. '19, Reporter

May 28, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Over the month of May, hundreds of thousands of students settled into their desks in testing rooms across the world to take Advanced Placement examinations, or APs for short. One of these tests, AP English Language and Composition (AP Lang), left students with hand cramps and senses of achievement. Take...

Closing Liturgy 2018

Closing Liturgy 2018

Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Photo Gallery, Student News

On Friday, May 18, 2018, Padua Academy had their last mass of the school year. During this time, the Padua Community gathers for "Closing Liturgy" and also says goodbye to the senior class. This is a tradition commonly called "White Dress Day" because all of the seniors wear white dresses on thei...

Extreme Makeover: Padua Bathroom Edition

Extreme Makeover: Padua Bathroom Edition

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Ms. Scapone and Mrs. Alinda’s APS Group came up with the idea to renovate the current school bathrooms to be more appealing and clean for students. Their idea includes painting the walls of the bathrooms, hanging canvas paintings, getting new locks for the stall doors, installing new mirrors, and hav...

Padua Parking App

Padua Parking App

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Mrs. Brown’s APS Group decided that they wanted to do something about the city parking around the block that Padua is on. In their plan, an app would be created where student drivers can mark the spaces that they have parked in on a live update feed so other students will know where there are and a...

Padua Pedometer Challenge

Padua Pedometer Challenge

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Mrs. G’s APS Group wanted to take on the challenge of adding more activity into the daily lives of students at Padua. Partnering with St. Francis Hospital to get the entire Padua community custom-made, free pedometers, the group came up with a contest that students will compete against each other to s...

Bye, Bye Bottle!

Bye, Bye Bottle!

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Mrs. Manelski’s APS Group recognized the lack of recycling that Padua students do within the building and wanted to take action in any way possible. In their plan, a new water fountain would be installed in the cafeteria that would be a water bottle refill station. The water station currently there w...

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