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Padua Students’ Favorite Christmas Movies

Padua Students’ Favorite Christmas Movies

Dani F. '18, Reporter

December 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion/Review, Student News, Top Stories

Christmas is almost here and Padua has been buzzing about the holiday season. Everyone hates rushing around, trying to get their last minute gifts, but can also agree that sitting down to watch Christmas movies is a favorite tradition. Whether the movie is an old classic or a new Hallmark romance, thes...

Black Friday vs Small Business Saturday

Black Friday vs Small Business Saturday

Dani F. '18, Reporter

November 26, 2017


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Each year at Thanksgiving, thousands of people anxiously await the discounts and sales that will be in stores the next day, Black Friday, kicking off the Christmas season. What some people do not know is that for many stores the sales continue into the next day: Small Business Saturday. Small Busine...

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday

Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving and is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. Cyber Monday sales increase annually, and Adobe Digital Insights predicts that online shoppers will spend around 6.6 billion dollars, a 9.4% increase from 2016. If shoppers spend this much, it...

Sibling Rivalry – Emma vs. Olivia Gruskiewicz

Ava R. '19, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Emma and Olivia Gruskiewicz are both currently Juniors at Padua Academy. They are twins sister who are both a friendly face, and always make others laugh. Both of them are part of the Padua Varsity cheer team, and have been since they were freshman. Even though they may be twins, there are many things...

Winter Dress Code

Winter Dress Code

Jennifer C. '21, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under Student News

As the year goes on and the weather gets colder, winter uniforms begin to make an appearance. At Padua, the winter uniform consists of any uniform shirt, the skirt or kilt with tights, and  the “man pants.” Padua Freshman, Maddy Fontana likes the pants and is waiting for the weather to get co...

New Teacher Profile: Ms. Gaynor

New Teacher Profile: Ms. Gaynor

Stella W. '19, Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

This year, Padua has welcomed a number of new teachers into its faculty. Among these teachers is Ms. Gaynor, a new addition to the science department. She currently teaches 9th grade Biology, 10th grade Chemistry, and 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Anatomy and physiology, working with students in every ...

Padua Juniors Participate in History Day

Padua Juniors Participate in History Day

Stella W. '19, Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

For many students, junior year means tackling History Day, a national competition, with more than 500,000 participants across the country. Here at Padua, the participating students have chosen their topics and are starting the research for the major project. For these five students, History Day is o...

Pennhurst 2017

Pennhurst 2017

Nicole O. '20, Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Photo Gallery, Student News

Pennhurst Asylum is a scary attraction with three scary walks and one walk in the Mayflower building where anyone can walk around and take pictures of what Pennhurst used to be before it was an attraction. The original name was Pennhurst State School and Hospital and it opened up in the November of 1908....

Community Homeroom

Community Homeroom

Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Student News, Top Stories

“The purpose of Community Homeroom is to celebrate the accomplishments of our students,” Mrs. Alinda says. “Padua students do many noteworthy things, and it's a great opportunity to recognize those going above and beyond. My favorite part of Community Homeroom is the Sparkle Award, since the no...

Recent Northern California Fires

Recent Northern California Fires

Jennifer C. '21, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Student News

On October 8, 2017, the northern Californian cities of Cloverdale and Santa Rosa were struck with fifteen major wildfires. Despite California’s history of wildfires, the recent ones have been the deadliest in the state’s history. The fires covered over 217,000 acres. Over forty people have died, 1,...

New Teacher Profile: Dr. Bozanic

New Teacher Profile: Dr. Bozanic

Dani F. '18, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

     Now that the first quarter is coming to a close, students and faculty are finally getting the hang of the new school year. One of Padua’s newest additions to the faculty, Dr. Bozanic, is settling into life at Padua, even becoming a co-moderator of Music Ministry.   &...

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