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Parkdale experiences biggest drop in graduation rate in over a decade

May 24, 2019 4:14pm | Treasure Nesbitt, 20'

For the past years, Parkdale has kept their graduation rate at a steady 79 percent. However, this year it has to be believed that the rate shot down, due to an appalling amount of seniors who won’t be walking across the stage. Many students of […]

Bryce Awono wins 2019 MASC Presidency, earns title of 70th president

May 7, 2019 3:19pm | Alvin Chapman, '19

Roughly for the past decade, Parkdale’s very own Student Government Association has been one that’s created a substantial resume for itself. It has created pathways for students to succeed in various student leadership position on the county, state and even legislative level. To name a […]

Parkdale welcomes new Capital One bankers

May 2, 2019 8:07pm | Yesenia Viveros-Saavedra, '20

For a little less than a decade, Parkdale has housed one of only four student-run Capital One banks, along with schools in Harlem, NY; Bronx, NY; and Newark, NJ Towards the end of every school year, the Capital One team begins recruiting for the following […]

Honors classes see lag in male student enrollment

April 1, 2019 7:01pm | Taylor Clark, '19

Some say “girls go to college, to get more knowledge; boys go to Jupiter, to get more stupider” and and others recall that “girls mature faster than boys.” Whether it’s a schoolyard taunt or a commonly-used excuse about puberty, both can now be attributed to […]

Parkdale Mock Trial boasts undefeated record

March 28, 2019 7:12pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

The verdict is in: Parkdale’s mock trial team is number one out of 30 schools and remains undefeated. A mock trial is when a group, particularly in school, argues cases in a “mock”, or fake, court. Maryland Youth & The Law, an organization that teaches […]

Maryland educators, students, allies come together for school funding

March 18, 2019 6:21pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

On March 11th in Annapolis, approximately 8,500 teachers, students, staff and parents all dressed in “Red for Ed,” united as one for the March for Our Schools for school funding. The protesters marched to the State House to show that multiple counties in the state […]

Parkdale reintroduces AVP projects

March 4, 2019 5:22pm | Carlos Reyes Rivera, '19

Starting again during the 2018-2019 school year after suspicions of inflated graduation rates, PGCPS high schools, including Parkdale, reintroduced the AVP projects as a way to help seniors graduate accurately. According to the Maryland State Department of Education, “the bridge plan for academic validation provides […]

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 […]

Panther boys basketball introduces new head coach; starts slow

February 1, 2019 5:44pm | Alvin Chapman, '19

The 2017-18 basketball season for Parkdale High was a rather rough one under previous head Coach, Seth Coffing.  Coach Coffing led his team to a disappointing 2-20 regular season record along with early first round exits by the later 4A South Regional Champion Bladensburg Mustangs. […]

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 […]