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Ronald’s Rescue Hosts Second Annual Cornhole Tournament

Ronald’s Rescue Hosts Second Annual Cornhole Tournament

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The Ronald’s Rescue club is dedicated to spreading awareness about the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that helps children who are very ill. To raise funds for the charity, the club held their second annual Ronald’s Rescue Cornhole Tournament in support of their work. On Sunday, April 14, team...

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Tells Story of Faith and Forgiveness

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Tells Story of Faith and Forgiveness

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Immaculée Ilibagiza spent 91 days of her life in a tiny bathroom with seven other women, hiding from the genocide taking place outside the door. The perpetrators had once been her neighbors, her friends, her classmates—but now they wanted her dead. The Rwandan genocide that took place in 1994 killed approximatel...

As Mrs. Mann Parts Ways With Padua, Hopes and Questions Emerge

As Mrs. Mann Parts Ways With Padua, Hopes and Questions Emerge

Stella W. '19, Maddy H. '21, and Emily M. '22

April 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Deciding to retire was the hardest decision Mrs. Mann has ever made. Padua, as she put it, has been her life for the past eleven years. “I just need to get a little more rest than I can get with this job,” she said. The decision, she explained, was made with the guidance of God. “I continuousl...

Does Padua Have a Parking Problem?

Does Padua Have a Parking Problem?

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Laura Cluff, a junior, parks on the streets near school every day. She never expected to come out of school one afternoon and find an empty spot where she had parked that morning. “On Halloween, I had parked my car on the right side of 9th St. towards the middle,” she said. “It was so scary wh...

Laser Physicist Initiates Science Lecture Series

Laser Physicist Initiates Science Lecture Series

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

The Science Department has started a new series of lectures in which scientists speak about their careers with interested students. The first speaker was Dr. Brian Pryor, a physical chemist, laser physicist, and the CEO of LiteCure. He visited students on Monday, April 8 to share more information abo...

Padua Lacrosse Dominates their First Game

Padua Lacrosse Dominates their First Game

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Sports, Student News, Top Stories

“When I scored my first goal I felt excited and it pushed me to work even harder throughout the game,” said Erin Sentman, a freshman. For the first game of the season, Padua lacrosse beat Conrad 20-4. Players were excited for the big win at the beginning of the season. In total there were fif...

Teens for Life Club Visits Mom’s House, Shares Pro-Life Message

Teens for Life Club Visits Mom’s House, Shares Pro-Life Message

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The Teens for Life club was started at least 15 years ago by a pro-life teacher before the current moderator, Mrs. Lammert, began teaching at Padua. The objective of the club was to “make people aware of what it means to be pro-life through service and education. On Fri., Mar. 15, a group of nine ...

CyberPatriot Team Commemorates Winning Season

CyberPatriot Team Commemorates Winning Season

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

CyberPatriot is a nationwide cybersecurity competition that challenges teams to find and correct vulnerabilities in virtual machines, or computer emulations. Three of Padua’s teams recently swept the state championship round and earned their sixth state title. All five teams celebrated at the Cheesec...

Former White Supremacist Speaks About Hate, Inclusion

Former White Supremacist Speaks About Hate, Inclusion

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2019


Filed under People, Top Stories

Christian Picciolini grew up in an “Italian bubble” on Chicago’s south side. He had a loving childhood surrounded by aunts, uncles, and grandparents. At 14 he joined a white supremacist movement. He was the leader by 16. Jenny Lambe, a professor in the University of Delaware’s Communication Dep...

Jess Molen: Avid Astrologer

Jess Molen: Avid Astrologer

Emily M. '22, Reporter

March 30, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Astrology is the study of how celestial bodies affect humans and the natural world, and it has been met with much criticism from scientists over the years. However, junior and astrology aficionado Jess Molen thinks differently. She has a great interest in the subject, keeping in mind the difference ...

Padua Pandas Participate in the Annual Blood Drive

Padua Pandas Participate in the Annual Blood Drive

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

“Eat a good dinner and breakfast and make sure you get a good night’s rest!” This piece of advice was given over afternoon announcements to the blood donors of Padua’s annual blood drive, held on Tuesday, March 26. Organized by the National Honor Society, Mrs. Fundakowski, and Mrs. Duppel, the blo...

Socks for a Cause

Socks for a Cause

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under Photo Gallery, Student News, Top Stories

Rock Your Socks day is a nation-wide opportunity for students to wear crazy, mis-matched socks in support of Down syndrome awareness. Starting Monday, March 18, Padua's Blue-Gold Club began selling the pairs of socks for only a dollar each. Each dollar raised is donated to down syndrome awareness. Rock...

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