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The cast of “All Together Now” sings “Human Heart” together. Ursuline senior Maggie Lober sang the lead while the other singers provided backing vocals.

SUP Theater Program Performs “All Together Now”

Madison M. '25, Reporter November 26, 2021

For the first time since COVID shut down schools, Padua, Ursuline, and Salesianum joined together for a musical performance. The past year has been challenging for theatrical organizations, but “All...

Mrs. Townsend helps Katie Dorsey with math work during AST. I try to go to teachers if I need any help, Dorsey said.

From Flex to AST: How Study Time Has Changed

Sophia M. '25, Reporter November 23, 2021

Juniors and seniors knew the designated open period as Flex, but that time has now become Academic Support Time, or AST. The change in the schedule first took place during the second semester last year...

Dr. Crystle installs Rachel Smookler 23 into the National Honor Society. Smookler received a certificate and pin in honor of her achievement.

NHS Installation Returns to In-person

Claire M. '23, Reporter November 22, 2021

National Honor Society inductees lined the hallways as families awaited their entrance into the café for installation. The ceremony recognizes students who have excelled academically and show leadership...

The sun sets over Deptford, New Jersey, on November 7th at 5:04 pm. The temperature was 50 degrees at the time, but it was 71 degrees earlier in the day.

Strange Fall Weather Affects Daily Routines

Luciana T. '25, Reporter November 17, 2021

Fall is in the air… well, kind of. The fluctuating weather patterns have affected the Padua community for the last couple weeks. In particular the week of October 24 to 31 has involved some of the most...

Christine R. Sauers, president of the Delaware Better Business Bureau, meets with Dr. Wallen and Mrs. Alinda in the Campus Ministry office. She visited in October as Padua’s Principal for a Day, part of a Chamber of Commerce program that fosters relationships between educators and business officials.

Delaware BBB President Visits as Principal for a Day

Emily M. '22, Editor-in-chief November 16, 2021

Interacting with business owners, helping consumers, and networking are all part of a day’s work for the president of Delaware’s Better Business Bureau. Christine R. Sauers has held her position in...

COVID, flu, and cold symptoms can appear to be very similar; however there are key differences that can help differentiate the three. McCarthy said to follow health and safety guidelines in order to prevent disease.

Padua Plague Strikes Again

Maggie P. '22, Reporter November 15, 2021

Cold and flu season, nicknamed the “Padua Plague” by many students, has returned once again this fall. With the school returning to full capacity for the first time since March 13, 2020, another respiratory...

Julia Querey 22 attends a Google Meet with Melissa Miller, Director of Patient Experience at Saint Francis Hospital. Together they coordinated the Wednesday Service Speaker event.

Students Return to In-person Service Events

Jane M. '23, Reporter November 14, 2021

Service events at Padua experienced many new changes within the past two years. Before the pandemic, service consisted of all in-person face to face events, but over the pandemic students shifted the way...

The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary School is an organization that accredits colleges and high schools throughout the Mid Atlantic Region of the United States.

Middle States Visitors Return After Seven Years

Madison M. '25, Reporter November 12, 2021

The Middle States are voluntary members that visit schools and observe the learning environments. Recently, a Middle States team came back for a visit after seven years for Padua's re-accredidation. They...

Mary Mancini 23 gets her ankle taped during Academic Support Time by Ms. Stauffer. Many athletes go to Stauffer prior to their practice to get help with an injury.

Ms. Stauffer: More Than Just an Athletic Trainer

Claire M. '23, Reporter November 11, 2021

Among the many new faces in the halls is the athletic trainer, Ms. Grace Stauffer.  Students can find Stauffer in the back of the lift room helping athletes or in the classroom teaching sports medicine.  Stauffer...

A full candy collection bin is located in Mrs. Duppels room. Students in Action collected items from November 1 through November 5.

SIA Organizes First Halloween Candy Collection

Sophia M. '25, Reporter November 10, 2021

Even though Halloween is over, candy is still everywhere. Around $400 million worth of candy is thrown out after Halloween. This year, Students in Action decided to collect leftover candy from Halloween...

Winners of the Halloweek costume contest pose for a group picture.

Student Council Hosts Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Paisley D. '25, Reporter November 9, 2021

With a chill in the air, leaves on the ground, and the crisp smell of fall approaching, students prepared for “Halloweek.” Student council planned the themed days leading up to Halloween, one of the...

Students from all three schools pose for a picture at SUP fest, on the football field. Mrs. Rossi said that one the coolest things was seeing Ursuline and Paduas students coming together as friends rather than rivals.

First-ever SUP Festival Hosted at Abessinio Stadium

Bridget M. '25, Reporter November 9, 2021

Bouncy houses, tug-off war, and activities filled Abessinio Stadium. Students from Salesianum, Ursuline, and Padua gathered on the football field to host sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders, inviting...

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