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Combating stress could be easier than you think

February 26, 2020 5:47pm | Kaisey Olivar-Cruz, ‘20

A day in the life of a student or teacher typically consists of this: Waking up around five o’clock or even earlier to get ready to start the day, then walking out of the house, thinking about how their day is going to be and […]

Investigating Parkdale’s IB program reveals high demand in multiple classes

February 26, 2020 3:29pm | Amanda Addo, 21'

IB (The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme), the Yale of high school. A program that precedes a strong connotation, especially with high school students. During Sophomore and Junior year, students are allowed to enroll in rigorous and challenging programs that provide elite and competitive opportunities for […]

“No ID? No lunch!”: New lunch line policy creates mixed feelings at Parkdale

February 26, 2020 3:29pm | Roy Ortiz, 22'

Beginning in 2020, students at Parkdale must now have ID’s at lunch in order to get food. This new operation is causing mixed feelings within the Panther community.  Some students who might have forgoten their ID’s in class can now no longer get lunch, unless […]

First year of ASL class introduced at Parkdale

February 26, 2020 3:29pm | Roxana Torres, '21

Taking a language class in high school is very important to receive the credits students need to graduate. Although most resort to Spanish, French, or maybe even Chinese, Parkdale has given the opportunity for students to learn American Sign Language (ASL). In the beginning of […]

New Barbie with unique body types promotes more diversity

February 26, 2020 3:29pm | Amie Kargbo, ‘20

Mattel,  the company that owns and creates Barbie dolls, has decided to upgrade the look of the typical American girl which the doll represents. Over the years, many parents have complained about how Barbie dolls are not diverse enough to represent all children. At the […]

Love is in the air… but not for everyone

February 13, 2020 4:24pm | Brianna Vivar, '21

February 14th is a date that single people hate for one reason: it’s Valentines Day. However, this day isn’t just about having a significant other and buying them big teddy bears, flowers, chocolates and going on cute dates. Valentine’s Day is more about remembering all […]

Hoodies continue to create friction between students, admin

February 11, 2020 2:59pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

Hoodies: the sweatshirts that admin despises and students desire. What is it about hoodies that made this piece of clothing viewed as dangerous or sketchy? Many schools throughout the U.S. have banned hoodies for safety issues since the hood itself can be used to cover […]

Prince George’s bus transportation issue affecting students attendance

January 30, 2020 3:38pm | Zenaida Vasquqez, '20

Imagine standing in 30-degree weather for about 30 minutes to an hour waiting for the school bus to arrive. Many students all around Prince George’s County have experienced this due to a shortage of at least 100 bus drivers, causing some buses to never arrive […]

Human trafficking awareness month aimed at minimizing epidemic

January 29, 2020 2:21pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, ‘20

January is human trafficking awareness month and a reminder that many people go missing everyday.  The International Labor Organization estimates that “there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally, with hundreds of thousands in the United States.  Humans get abducted to be used for […]

CRI Holiday Gift Shop provides real-life shopping experience to students

January 6, 2020 3:24pm | Information provided by Ms. Cannon, CRI Paraprofessional

Santa may be coming to town soon, but students in Parkdale’s CRI program are doing some in-school shopping of their own to secure some gifts for the holiday season! On December 17, the Holiday Gift Shop was held in Room 104 to expose students to […]