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Don’t overlook the option of community college

May 24, 2019 4:43pm | Rebeca Flores '20

Many people are doubtful of the effectiveness of community college and say it’s more like “13th grade”, but what a lot of people may not know is that there are a number of benefits in attending community college after graduation. According to Community College Review, […]

Get Ready for Summer!

May 24, 2019 4:42pm | Ana Reynosa, '20

Many students are counting down the days until summer break (it’s 13 school days, by the way!), but do they know what they’re doing after school ends? Many students during summer break spend their time at home doing nothing but being bored, and the only […]

Parkdale experiences biggest drop in graduation rate in over a decade

May 24, 2019 4:14pm | Treasure Nesbitt, 20'

For the past years, Parkdale has kept their graduation rate at a steady 79 percent. However, this year it has to be believed that the rate shot down, due to an appalling amount of seniors who won’t be walking across the stage. Many students of […]

Planet Fitness’ Free Summer Membership for Teenagers

May 24, 2019 3:44pm | Jailyn Munoz 20'

Beginning on May 15 through September, Planet Fitness is having a free membership program for teenagers from the age of 15 up to 18. Their goal is to motivate teenagers to go to the gym during the summer instead of not engaging in any physical […]

Juniors, you’re up! Here are six tips on surviving senior year

May 23, 2019 4:42pm | Victor Valdez '20

Senior year can be the best year of high school… as long as you you try. It is better to start planning at the end of junior year so you can have a stress-free last year of high school before you take on the real […]

Parkdale tackles mental health together

May 23, 2019 4:41pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

On May 3rd, Parkdale held a Mental Health Awareness program where students gathered ainthe gymnasium to talk about how they feel and think in a safe environment without judgement.   According to World Health Organization Globally, depression is one of the leading causes of illness […]

What to do for mother’s day

May 11, 2019 4:07pm | Yesenia Viveros-Saavedra, '20

Mother’s Day is around the corner and many of us don’t have ideas on what to get our mom’s. Don’t be basic and don’t get them flowers and some cards. I know finding the right gift is going to be a little hard, but i’m […]

Teen usage of e-cigarettes elevates higher than ever

May 6, 2019 4:16pm | Calista Dugan, '19

The usage of e-cigarettes among teens has risen within the last few years. Many teens believe most forms of e-cigarettes are harmless although they still have cancer causing chemicals and nicotine in them. Teens who use a form of e-cigarette are very likely to start […]

Art teacher provides humor and hope to Parkdale

May 6, 2019 1:09am | Victor Valdez, '20

Parkdale art teacher Dalisto Chinkhota, a well-known student favorite, has faced an unthinkable challenge in the past few years, despite his forever happy-go-lucky nature Mr. Chinkota is a fighter. Mr. Chinkhota was diagnosed with cancer, which was detected by his doctor after a colonoscopy, at […]

College fair informs students on future options

May 3, 2019 4:14pm | Zenaida Vasquez

Attention all juniors! The time to graduate is drawing near, and it’s time to start planning for the future. On April 5th, Parkdale juniors headed to the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex for a college fair. Over 30 Colleges and universities, all ranging from […]