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From left, Padua freshman Lauren Perry, Salesianum senior Carmen Rafalli, and Ursuline seniors Amina Hsi and Briarra Barnes rehearse a scene before opening night. They performed outside and masked to follow pandemic restrictions.

Salesianum Revives In-person Theater for Spring Musical

Emily M. '22 June 9, 2021

Masked and mic’d, actors at Salesianum School Theater (SST) recently stepped onto the stage in front of a live audience for the first time since the pandemic began. Although in a new setting outdoors,...

Liz Rolph '23 poses with the different ice cream flavors at Sweet Lucy's Ice Cream Shop.

Working 5 to 9: The Part-time Jobs of Padua Students

Erin R. '21 June 6, 2021

Getting a first job is an important step in many students’ high school careers. As COVID restrictions are beginning to lessen, many businesses are now hiring and some Padua students are taking advantage...

An overview of the AP Environmental Science course's material hangs in Room 412. Due to this year's unusual schedule, AP teachers had to alter the suggested timeline.

AP Classes During a Pandemic

Maddie T. '21 June 4, 2021

For years, teachers at Padua have taught their Advanced Placement (AP) courses with a set schedule, but this year’s uncertainty brought difficulties and change to the classes. COVID challenged both teachers...

Mrs. Hudson works at her desk in the Learning Commons. As the Library Media Specialist, she said she enjoys reading and understands its importance.

Reflecting on the Benefits of Reading

Mame N. '24 June 4, 2021

Reading can be a powerful tool to expand one's mind and journey into the world of the unknown. Ten freshmen were asked how  many books they read a year at Padua. Five said five to 10, three said 11 to...

Students walk through Unionville High School as they return to a five-day schedule. Directional hallways are one way the school is reducing the potential of spreading the virus.

Unionville High School Goes Back to Almost-Normal Schedule

Sarah W. '22 June 3, 2021

When the Chester County Health Department’s social distance regulation went down to three feet, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) jumped at the chance to get their students learning...

Jen taking the other half of the group to the Acme to get shots

Getting Elderly Vaccines

Hailey Carbone, Reporter June 2, 2021

COVID has affected people all around the world. However, COVID reacts all differently based on age, fitness, and health histories. The risks get higher as age goes up, therefore elderly people are at the...

Alex, Meri, and Tory are triplets and current freshmen. They shared their unique stories and experiences of growing up together.

Three Times the Fun: Triplets Take on Freshman Year

Ruth O. '24, Reporter June 1, 2021

Your eyes are not deceiving you; there are three Hilfertys on the freshman roster. Triplets Alex, Meri, and Tory are currently navigating the halls of high school together, often in the same classes. Each...

A Kelsey Wolff necklace. Glittery iridescent bases with yellow flowers and a silver chain.

Kelsey Wolff Profile

Samantha K. '24, Reporter May 30, 2021

Kelsey Wolff is a freshman. She is a twin. An author. An all state 4x800 relay track star. And she is a young entrepreneur. Even when she was younger, Wolff was never one for arts and crafts, but last...

Padua Theater Banquet

Emily H. '23, Reporter May 28, 2021

On May 1, 2021, Padua Theater held a banquet filled with singing, surprises, and socialization. The event was held in lieu of the traditional winter musical, which couldn’t be performed due to COVID...

This stock market chart shows the changes in values of multiple stocks. Investors use various technological advancements to buy and sell.

What is the Stock Market?

Gia Z. '24 May 28, 2021

The stock market is essential to the economy and crucial to people whose jobs are based on how the stock market fluctuates. A recent survey shows that Numerous students are unaware of the significance...

Julianna Bowen flies over the clouds on a recent flight. It was her first plane ride since 2019 due to COVID-19.

Traveling During a Pandemic

Julia T. '24 May 27, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling by plane had not been a big part of people's lives because of the fear spreading the virus. However, people are slowly beginning to go back to airports and start...

Fajinmi is pictured with the college she will be attending next year. She will be pursuing pre-medical studies.

Seniors Prepare to Graduate and Move Away to College

Tiara N. '23 May 25, 2021

The years of waiting to graduate have finally come to an end. Graduation for seniors at Padua Academy and high school seniors across the country is only a few weeks away. Preparing to move to different...

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