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Teen parenthood presents many challenges

March 4, 2019 4:57pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

Although parenthood at Parkdale may not appear to be very common, PGCPS has a program called the Adolescent Single Parent Program that provides resources to young parents to help them stay in school.      “The services are available for students [but] I feel like one […]

Lack of technology poses problem in classrooms

March 1, 2019 6:14pm | Divine Okon, '20

With the ever-growing dependence on technology in everyday life, it is no surprise that devices have become a huge part of academics, as well.  But what happens when a course is technology-centered but doesn’t have the materials needed for students to succeed? According to the […]

Students and teachers differ over importance of homework

March 1, 2019 6:05pm | Treasure Nesbitt, ‘20

Students today are facing large amounts of stress, deriving from depression, anxiety, and family and/or relationship issues. As if these weren’t enough things to stress out students, the overbearing weight of academic performance is forcing some of them to crack under the pressure. In “By […]

Abortion missing from PGCPS health curriculum

March 1, 2019 5:53pm | Calista Dugan, ‘19

On January 29th,  New York passed a new law called the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which will allow women to get an abortion up to 24 weeks, or six months, into their pregnancy. In 26 states in the country, including Maryland, abortion is prohibited beyond […]

Financial literacy class hopes to decrease risk of debt in students

February 21, 2019 5:53pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

Around this time of year, Parkdale students are deciding on what classes they might want to take next year. Whether that would be Psychology or Team Sports, students are just looking for a class that best fits what they’re looking for. However students often overlook […]

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 […]