A Project for Better Journalism chapter


#MeToo gives a voice to sexual assault victims

February 12, 2018 1:42pm | Gabriela Sanchez, '20

In October 2017, the hashtag “#MeToo” took over the social media site, Twitter. The hashtag trended virally after the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light. The American film producer had reportedly been sexually harassing and assaulting women for more than three decades, […]

Black History Month: An unknown leader

February 12, 2018 1:36pm | Fuanyi Nzeffe, '18

Her father may be the famous one, but Yolanda Denise King followed closely in his footsteps towards freedom for all. King, was the first child of Martin Luther King Jr.  and Coretta Scott King, with three siblings, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott king, and […]

Class officers reach out to students for activity input

February 8, 2018 1:46pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

Two weeks ago, after tickets were bought and expectations were high, the class of 2020’s anticipated “Old school vs. New school” roller skating activity was cancelled. Why? According to the official PHS class of 2020 Snapchat, the day before the event was supposed to be […]

Opioid addictions on the rise in Md.

February 6, 2018 4:42pm | Kelly Guerrero-Portillo, '18

The population of Prince George’s County is suffering from an opioid epidemic, or better yet an influx in Narcan administration. According to Cameron Luttrel, of the Patch, the Maryland Department of Health released data for fatal overdoses for the first quarter of 2017, and the […]

Standardized testing affects students’ stress levels

February 6, 2018 12:57pm | Finnian Sheerin, '19

Standardized testing has been overwhelming schools recently, and in my opinion, it should be removed from all the schools and be made sure to never be instituted again. Standardized testing is testing that every single student has to take during the school year.  According to […]

JROTC: Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps or Just Rated On The Cowplop list?

February 6, 2018 12:50am | Darious Brown, ‘18

Have you ever seen teenagers with rifles wearing fancy uniforms wondering why on Earth are they at your school? Or have you ever thought that the people in JROTC are going to be shipped to Iraq once they graduate? That… may be true, but not […]

Military programs provide post-high school options for students

February 2, 2018 7:55pm | Vivian Del Prado, '18

After high school, there’s always the burning question most seniors are asked: what are your plans after high school? Some go to straight college, whether it’s a four-year or a two-year college, or a trade school. Others may plan to take a year gap to […]

The harsh effects of the bee massacre

February 2, 2018 2:19pm | Isabella Muehlinghaus, '20

Earlier this month, two adolescent boys, age 12 and 13, were charged with criminal mischief, offenses to an agricultural animal facility, burglary, and a misdemeanor for possessing burglary tools, after destroying 50 beehives on a bee farm in Sioux City, Iowa. This act left 500,000 […]

Student skippers sell themselves short

January 31, 2018 1:30pm | Michael Kalu, '18

Do you ever wonder how you see the same students in the hallway and wonder how it is that they get away with all that skipping? Yeah, me too. Over the years skipping has been an epidemic, especially in high school. Although it is unlikely […]

Parkdale celebrates 50 years

January 20, 2018 3:26am | Manuel Luis, '18

Becoming a landmark in the College Park/Riverdale area in 1968, Parkdale High School is celebrating its mid-centennial this year. Embedding the “Greatness and Nothing Less” mentality in the minds of all who step inside the school, Parkdale comes second to none in expecting and creating […]