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Students Celebrate Chinese Culture

Students Celebrate Chinese Culture

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Padua Academy A-Z, People, Student News, Top Stories

Padua’s hallways were decorated with red lanterns and signs last week to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Fun events were planned throughout the week to encourage the appreciation of Chinese culture and tradition. The Asian Culture Club helped Ms. Liang come up with ideas for the week. On Monday, stud...

Katie Collier: Archery Champion

Katie Collier: Archery Champion

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under People, Sports, Top Stories

Katie Collier, a sophomore, is one of the few people at Padua that competes in archery. A player since she was eight years old, Collier is not new to the sport. She was inspired to start playing when she watched “Brave”. “I liked how Merida went out there and shot, and it looked like she was having...

Padua Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Padua Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Student News, Top Stories

Monday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Feb. 1 was Catholic Schools Week, a week of fun and festivities for all Catholic schools across the nation to celebrate the tradition of Catholic education. Padua started Catholic Schools Week out cheering with its Winter Marquee Matchup at the Padua vs. Ursuline basketball g...

Hungry Panda’s Cake Decorating Contest

Hungry Panda’s Cake Decorating Contest

Kylie M. '22, Photographer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Photo Gallery, Student News, Top Stories

Students and teachers gathered in the Cafe during Flex on January 31st for the annual Hungry Panda's Cake Decorating Competition....

Interfaith Panel Speaks to Students

Interfaith Panel Speaks to Students

Stella W. '19 and Devon C. '22

January 31, 2019


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Four women of different faiths spoke to Padua students on Jan. 24, 2019. Hosted by the religion department, women representing Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism participated in an hour-long video call session with students from each grade to discuss the intersection of womanhood and faith. Mah...

Having a Concussion During Midterms

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Imagine everyone at school is getting ready for midterms and waiting for winter break, just trying to get through the week, but not you. You have a concussion. You must wait to take midterms and make up work you missed from the last few weeks. As your friends excitedly prepare to go on break, you’re dreading ...

Brandywine Zoo Goats: The Greatest Of All Time

Caitie B '19, Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Top Stories

In the midst of the industrialized city of Wilmington, Delaware lies a hidden gem along the Brandywine River: the Brandywine Zoo. The 4.7-acre zoo has been established for over a hundred years since its opening in 1905. Of all their exhibits, only a handful are allowed to stay outside year round. Among...

Alexandra Mavridis: Polyglot at Sixteen

Alexandra Mavridis: Polyglot at Sixteen

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Learning one different language at school can be hard for many people. Alexandra Mavridis, however, is not your ordinary language student. A sophomore, she knows four languages: English, Greek, Portuguese, and Spanish. She considers herself fluent in Greek and English. Mavridis believes she picked up...

Mrs. Mann Announces Retirement

Mrs. Mann Announces Retirement

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Mrs. Mann announced her departure as principal at a community homeroom on Jan. 16, 2019. She will remain in her role until June. "After prayerful consideration, I submitted my letter of retirement as Head of School for Padua Academy to Reverend Mark Wrightson, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish and ...

Missing Native Americans Show the Inequalities in the Justice System

Missing Native Americans Show the Inequalities in the Justice System

Devon C. '22, Reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

This era is one of the most productive in terms of women speaking out against abuse and violence, but the stories of minorities are still being hidden. Native American tribes carry the weight of an abundance of these stories. Ashley Loring-Heavy Runner is one victim. Her sister, Kimberly, has been sear...

Freshmen Take a Pause Before Pressing Play on the Rest of the Year

Freshmen Take a Pause Before Pressing Play on the Rest of the Year

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Dealing with stress, midterms, and the adjustment to Padua, freshmen have had a long first half of the year. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, the class of 2022 had their second “Freshmen Pause Point” at flex in the cafe, planned by Mrs. Alinda and Ms. Keefe. The pause point gave freshmen a chance to re...

21-Year-Old Student Runs for Mayor of Newark

21-Year-Old Student Runs for Mayor of Newark

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2019


Filed under People, Top Stories

Kasai Guthrie grew up on government assistance and food stamps. He watched his mother work tirelessly to send all of her children to private school, and has experienced racial discrimination in Delaware firsthand. Today, at 21, he is running for mayor of Newark. “What made me actually think about running...

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