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Larry Hogan re-elected; officials skeptical of his support for education

January 3, 2019 6:35pm | Finn Sheerin, '19

In November, Larry Hogan was re-elected as Governor of Maryland. While there are many people satisfied with this, surprisingly including Democrats, there is one question that has not been asked:. What does Larry Hogan’s reelection mean for the educational system in Maryland? Gov. Hogan spent […]

Maryland Governor passes new legislation allowing for free community college for certain students

December 31, 2018 5:39pm | By Taylor Clark ‘19

In the final minutes of a 2018 legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan approved that scholarships will be provided up to $5,000 to students from families earning less than $125,000 a year. Additionally, single adults earning less than $90,000 also would be eligible for the money. […]

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 […]

Parkdale administration introduces new drop off system; receives mixed reviews

December 4, 2018 5:18pm | Neziah Osayi '20

Since the final months of last school year, Parkdale adopted a new morning drop-off system. This system, which was headed by principal Dr. Graves Henderson and Sgt. Ruff, had resulted in gridlock traffic within the schools parking lot and the surrounding Good Luck Road. Many […]

Parkdale updates policies to increase safety for students

November 2, 2018 9:09pm | Victor Valdez, 20’

Starting in the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, Parkdale has undergone several changes for safety issues. Many would call it an improvement, but others may call it a waste of time. According to Dr. Graves-Henderson’s reminders during the morning announcements, safety is Parkdale’s “number […]

Controversial student protests lead to new policy

November 2, 2018 4:47pm | Victor Valdez, ‘20

On September 16, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) voted for students’ right to protest during school hours and be excused from class. According to Washington’s Top News, “if the proposed policy changes get final approval, public school students in the county would get up to […]

Parkdale offers many opportunities at college and career fair

October 31, 2018 4:47pm | By Neziah Osayi ‘20

On October 10th, Parkdale hosted its annual College and Career Fair, giving students a look into different post-graduation options. Sponsored by Council Chair Dannielle Glaros and Board of Education Member Lupi Grady, the fair was open for all students to explore not only state and […]

Foundations of Technology leads to new Foundation of Life

May 3, 2018 1:16pm | Isabella Muehlinghaus, '20

On Tuesday, senior Carla Rivera was gifted a mechanical hand created for her by her own classmates and technology teacher.  Rivera was born with a birth defect that stopped her arm right below the left elbow, but with this new addition comes new opportunities. As […]

Joshua Omoloa elected MASC president; Mr. Adams wins Advisor of the Year

May 3, 2018 1:04pm | Manuel Luis, '18; contributions by Darious Brown, '18

In early April, Parkdale students traveled to Ocean City to attend a Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) conference. In the conference, students from around the state of Maryland attended workshops, speeches and voting sessions for next year’s MASC Executive Board officers. One year ago, […]

Senator Ben Cardin visits Parkdale; talks gun violence in schools

May 3, 2018 12:57pm | Tyrese Fields, '18

On April 13th, Senator Ben Cardin made a visit to Parkdale for the School Violence Summit held in the school library. Students and teachers had the opportunity to raise questions and concerns pertaining to gun violence directly to the senator. The library was filled with […]