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New era of Robotics breaks stereotypes

May 2, 2019 4:24am | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

The Robotics Club at Parkdale has been breaking the “nerd” stereotype since 2013. Robotics is more than what people make it out to be, and the club is working hard to help change the real world. Coordinator and technology teacher Ms. Bogoski started the robotics […]

Cars ruined on Good Luck Road by potholes

May 1, 2019 4:20pm | Carlos Reyes ’19

According to american automobile association, American drivers pay approximately three billion dollars , or an average cost of $300 each, annually to fix car damage caused by potholes.  Because of the potholes up and down Good Luck Road, Parkdale students and staff may be spending […]

Lack of paid maternity leave opens doors to financial and mental health issues

May 1, 2019 3:33pm | Taylor Clark '19

In 1993, Former President Bill Clinton signed The Family and Medical Leave Act into law. The United States labor law required covered employers to provide employees with job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons, such as pregnancy, adoption, foster care placement of […]

New art teacher exposes students to more than ‘just art’

April 2, 2019 4:37pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

For most students, Art 1 is a class that is expected to be a breeze-through that students expect to pass by just drawing stick figures. However, with Mr. Tremaine Wilkes, a new art teacher at Parkdale, students aren’t just going through the motions but are […]

Allergies, the ingredients for disaster

March 31, 2019 6:18pm | Victor Valdez, ‘20

Allergies may not be the most significant thing in the world, but it can be quite a mood killer for those suffering, a number that is about as high as the amount of pollen in their eyes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

A 2.0 is just too low: Student athletes’ GPA requirement sells students short

March 30, 2019 10:29pm | Taylor Clark, '19

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, there are nearly 8 million students currently participating in high school athletics in the United States, but only 495,000 of them will compete at NCAA schools. According to PGCPS, “the Office of Interscholastic Athletics of Prince George’s County […]

MD nonprofits offer service learning hour opportunities

March 29, 2019 3:36pm | Ana Reynosa, '20

As everyone may know, service hours are one of the most important  graduation requirement. This time around they have lowered the amount of service hours students have to complete  which is nothing compared to how it used to be which was 75 hours according to […]

Austrian exchange student gets taste of American life at Parkdale

March 28, 2019 7:39pm | Carlos Reyes Rivera, '19

Parkdale’s student population is made up of people from El Salvador, Nigeria, and the Philippines, just to name a few. Add to that: Austria. Sophomore Josef Dirlinger is one foreign exchange student from Austria who has been in America for seven months and Parkdale for […]

Benefits of foreign language acquisition go beyond classroom

March 27, 2019 4:49pm | Jailyn Munoz 20'

Many students take foreign language classes to satisfy their requirements to graduate, but that isn’t the only benefit. Being fluent in more than one language can substantially put students ahead of others in a variety of circumstances. Currently sophomore Kultumi Conteh is taking Spanish 4. […]

Effectiveness of Alternative Learning Center questioned

March 27, 2019 4:43pm | Treasure Nesbitt '20

In the eyes of many, disciplinary actions taken by schools aren’t actually helping. Many scholars argue the problematic effects punitive repercussions have within schools. In an article by Lori Desautels “Aiming for Discipline Instead of Punishment”, it is explained just how inefficient punitive action is, […]