A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Outside the window looking in: The Paw Print review

April 10, 2018 8:23pm | Kai Charron, '19

Parkdale has not had a school newspaper in years, so having an online school newspaper is an especially new concept. Some students and teachers may be hesitant at first to utilize the school newspaper, but others took initiative to take advantage of this opportunity. However, […]

Girl Power Mentoring Program creates truly powerful girls

April 8, 2018 5:26pm | Isabella Muehlinghaus, '20

Not many may know of Parkdale’s marvelous Women Warriors, but they’re still making great strides regardless. The Girl Power Mentoring program was created by Ms. Dana Brown in 2015 as a source to empower young women concerning their wellness and health and personal safety, and […]

The U.S. must fix the school shooting epidemic

March 6, 2018 2:02pm | Jonathan Martinez, '18

On February 14, a 19-year-old expelled student named Nikolas Cruz walked into Parkland, Fl.’s Stoneman Douglas High School and shot and killed 17 people and sent 14 people to the hospital. This has become the deadliest school shooting massacres in U.S. history. While it is […]

Parkdale celebrates Black History Month

March 6, 2018 1:55pm | Tyrese Fields '18

Throughout the month of February, Parkdale’s Student Government Association, with the help of English and SGA teacher Mr. Adams, organized events in celebration and recognition of African American culture and history for Black History Month. For each week of the month, there were designated themes […]

Restorative discipline could help better schools

March 6, 2018 1:34pm | Lola Fatinikun '18

The word discipline means the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.  The punishment that many students seem to be facing? Suspension. Based on this punishment and the fact that all it does is push […]

Afro-Latinx Week introduces students to an unknown culture mix

March 1, 2018 2:05pm | Andre Honore, 18'

Throughout the month of February, Parkdale boasted the accomplishments of black Americans for Black History Month, through performances, assemblies, competitions and dress-up days.   During the week of February 12, Parkdale’s black history celebrations focused primarily on the contributions of the Afro-Latinx community, a community […]

Is McDonald’s becoming healthy now?

March 1, 2018 1:53pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

On February 15, McDonald’s announced some major changes to its iconic Happy Meal. The fast food chain has decided to scale back on cheeseburgers and chocolate milk being included in the Happy Meal. While not completely banning it, cheeseburgers will only be added to Happy […]

#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 […]