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What Do Soldiers Do Everyday?

What Do Soldiers Do Everyday?

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

May 26, 2019

When you think of a soldier, you probably think about strong men and women fighting on the battlefield defending our country, but most soldiers don’t spend their days on the battlefield. So what do soldiers do on a day-to-day basis? There are five branches in the military: Army, Navy, Marine Corp...

From China to Delaware: The Chinese Education System, and Why Students Leave It

From China to Delaware: The Chinese Education System, and Why Students Leave It

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2019

Schools in the United States attracts hundreds of thousands of international students every year. The bulk of these students come from China, according to a study conducted on Chinese students in the United States by Chiang-nan Chao for the Journal of International Students. These students must transi...

Fake News And the 2020 Presidential Election

Fake News And the 2020 Presidential Election

Devon C. '22, Reporter

May 20, 2019

With a rise in the use of social engineering on social media, politics and entire governments can be swayed to believe fake news. Social engineering is the act of using deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes. F...

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 18, 2019

Dancing, photo booths, water ice, and a whole lot of fun—that is the typical Sparkle Party at Padua. Held on Monday, May 13, 2019, the Sparkle Party invited all grades to the cafetorium to celebrate the memories made throughout the school year. It was a way to say goodbye to the seniors during their las...

Five Feet Apart: An Unoriginal Concept

Five Feet Apart: An Unoriginal Concept

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 7, 2019

“Five Feet Apart” is a classic romance between two teenagers with cystic fibrosis that premiered on March 15, 2019. Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson star in the so-called love story of the year, directed by Justin Baldoni. While you may shed tears, you might be brought back to an all-too-fami...

105 Years of Marches on Washington

105 Years of Marches on Washington

Emily M. '22, Reporter

May 6, 2019

Since the Bill of Rights was ratified in the late eighteenth century, United States citizens have exercised their First Amendment right to assemble in order to take a stand against the government peacefully. The amendment gives people the opportunity to protest laws or actions of the government or fight...

Editor-in-Chief Stella White Named Journalist of the Year

Editor-in-Chief Stella White Named Journalist of the Year

Emily M. '22, Reporter

May 5, 2019

It was a seemingly normal afternoon in the Multimedia Journalism class on May 2 until Jackie Majerus walked into the room, along with Dr. McClory and Mr. Beno. Majerus soon introduced herself to the student reporters as the co-founder of Youth Journalism International, an organization that allows young...

Dr. McClory Named as New Principal

Dr. McClory Named as New Principal

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

Father Mark Wrightson announced in a letter sent to the school community on April 29 that Vice Principal Dr. McClory would follow Mrs. Mann as principal, effective on July 1, 2019. The announcement was also shared on Instagram and Facebook. “This appointment has been recommended by the Padua Academy Pr...

Ronald’s Rescue Hosts Second Annual Cornhole Tournament

Ronald’s Rescue Hosts Second Annual Cornhole Tournament

Emily M. '22, Reporter

April 17, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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