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Jafar Hussein: The rise of a 4.8 GPA cross country champion

December 6, 2018 4:38am | Neziah Osayi, '20

In middle school, Jafar Hussein wasn’t the best student. He failed math in the eighth grade and was almost kicked out of his honors math class. But currently, in eleventh grade, Jafar has never received anything less than an A in math since starting high […]

Parkdale’s Marching band comes back with a BANG!

December 3, 2018 5:31pm | Zenaida Vasquez,'20

The Marching band is marching it’s way to Parkdale high school with school spirit. It isn’t just the marching band, but also the dance team as well. These dynamic duos were both seen in action during the spirit train making it their first performance and […]

New water bottle filling station comes to Parkdale after suspected lead contamination

December 3, 2018 4:00am | Victor Valdez, '20

For students at Parkdale looking to drink some refreshing water, some may have found that finding a working water fountain the hallways is a challenge. Many students argue that the majority of the water fountains in Parkdale are in bad condition, and some even have […]

How many ways do you celebrate Thanksgiving ?

December 3, 2018 3:52am | Victor Valdez, '20

Each year Thanksgiving is celebrated to come together as a family to give thanks for what has happened throughout the year. , but not everyone’s Thanksgiving is the same.  No one comes from the same heritage since everyone is different, but the traditional dishes in […]

Think pink for October; raising awareness one step at a time

November 2, 2018 4:34pm | Taylor Clark, ‘19

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, people all around the world use this time to raise awareness for the life taking illness. Although the month of October is mostly known for Halloween, it is also, it’s much more than that. According to Cancer.org, the average […]

Sexual assault rates rise to concerning high

November 1, 2018 5:24pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

According to research by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately one in six boys and one in four girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. This means that schools are potentially a place where sexual assaults happen because, before the age of […]

Parkdale SGA provides students with spirit week options; changes last minute

November 1, 2018 5:16pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

Last week on October 3rd all Parkdale student received a email listing all the activities that are upcoming on homecoming week. The most exciting part of homecoming week is the actually week leading up where the school participates in wacky tacky day, twin day, class […]

Seniors apply to college; left in the dark

November 1, 2018 4:35pm | Taylor Clark '19

November 1st is the deadline for early action for most colleges. This is one of the various deadlines a senior might encounter. Senior year is one of the most anticipated times of high school, but the sad reality is many seniors don’t even know how […]

Teenagers hurt by constant bullying

November 1, 2018 2:18pm | Finn Sheerin, '19

Bullying is a very big problem. Students suffer from bullying very often, and even though people try and pass it off as nothing but ‘children playing’ or ‘a phase’, it can have negative effects on lifelong development. Teenagers are often hit the worst by bullying, […]

Teachers navigate the ins and outs of being a ‘favorite’

May 8, 2018 1:20pm | Fuanyi Nzeffe, 18'

Being a favorite teacher comes with a lot of responsibility. Teachers have a lot on their plate just by teaching, and for some,  they feel they have to go an extra mile just to be liked by their students. However, there is no one singular […]