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Increasing number of school bomb threats lead to desensitization of students

January 31, 2019 4:38am | Taylor Clark

According to the Prince George’s County Public School Code of Student Conduct Memorandum of Understanding, making a bomb threat can result in a level-three offense, mostly handled by extended suspension, although sometimes the students are charged as adults. In January 2019, Parkdale along with two […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prom season breaks students’ pockets

May 8, 2018 1:07pm | Jovial Njinyi, '18

With prom season fast approaching, high school girls are looking to social media, celebrities on the red carpet and Pinterest to see what others girls are wearing. More often than not, the stress can become all too real when trying to find the perfect dress […]

Once Upon A Gown helps save prom for many

May 8, 2018 12:31pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

Prom is popularly known by many high schoolers as one of the most magical moments in their high school career.  However, for some, the numerous and pricey costs of prom could keep them from feeling the magic. That’s where “Once Upon a Gown” steps in. […]