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Black members of LGBTQI+ community battle racism, homophobia, more

August 17, 2020 8:59pm | Amanda Addo, '21

As the rise of Black Lives Matter continues to blaze through American cities, some members of the Black community find themselves fighting not only for rights as Black people, but as members of the LGBTQI+ community, as well.  Black Trans Lives Matter has become a sub-chant […]

Immigration statuses and deportation threats remain relevant

August 17, 2020 8:52pm | Roxana Torres, '21

Immigration in the United States has been a big issue for a long time. It’s a topic that is debated time and time again about how the government should deal with it and whether or not they are dealing with it correctly. Within immigration there […]

Thousands of Americans suffer additional pandemics on top of Coronavirus

August 17, 2020 8:41pm | Sonah Bundu, '21

For months, COVID-19 has taken over the normal lives of people across the country and the globe. This pandemic has shut down businesses, large gatherings, and closed schools in 50 states in the Spring. The world has basically gone on lockdown, where many local and […]

Racism proves to be nowhere near solved in modern-day U.S. society

August 17, 2020 8:32pm | Sonah Bundu, '21

Many may be under the impression that the suffering of Black people had stopped after the Emancipation Proclamation was passed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, after the 13th amendment was passed in 1865, after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, after Martin Luther […]

True crime hidden in plain sight: Alarming human trafficking rates soar worldwide

August 17, 2020 8:14pm | Cecilia Rodriguez, '22

With worldwide sex offenders like Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell all over the headlines, the dangers of child sex trafficking have made their way into homes across the globe. The United Nations defines human trafficking, or the “trafficking in persons”, as the […]

Parkdale Community leads charge in fight for financial literacy

April 7, 2020 8:16pm | Neziah Osayi '20

On March 5, 13 PGCPS students, myself being one of them, went to the Prince George’s County Board of Education to advocate for a very specific issue: making financial literacy a graduation requirement. The effort to make financial literacy a graduation requirement has been ongoing […]

Posse Scholarship provides students with companionship, college-readiness; Parkdale senior awarded

March 2, 2020 7:08pm | Lemoni Conde, '20

Senior Neziah Osayi, editor-in-chief of The Paw Print, financial literacy advocate, lacrosse player, Capital One Banker.  He can now add another thing to that long list: Posse Scholar. On Jan. 8, Osayi was awarded the Posse Scholarship, which will pay for his tuition in full […]

Coronavirus outbreak sparks concern throughout the world

February 28, 2020 3:24pm | Reyna Olivar-Cruz,’20

As the new year started so did a virus that is now infamously known as the Coronavirus. This virus broke out in China but has since been sighted in every continent on the planet except Antartica. At the time of publication, over 2,700 people have […]

NBA legend Kobe Bryant leaves behind legacy of compassion

February 28, 2020 3:10pm | Leonel Guerrero, ‘20

On  Jan. 26, one the best and the most loved NBA All-Stars Kobe Bryant was killed in a horrific helicopter accident, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. In honor of his legacy, we compiled some of his most memorable contributions to the […]

CRI Breakfast Cafe teaches students life skills

February 28, 2020 2:48pm | Brianna Vivar, ‘21

On February 7, students in the CRI department invited Parkdale’s staff to room 104 for a nice breakfast cafe, uniquely titled “The Espresso Yourself Cafe”. At the cafe they served hot coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, juices, water and also warm donuts and muffins. All […]