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Parkdale’s Bryce Awono named State Student Member of the Board

April 10, 2018 7:57pm | Lola Fatinikun, '18

After applications, interviews, nominations and elections, Parkdale sophomore Bryce Awono has been named the State Student Member of the Board (SSMOB) of the 2018-2019 school year.   “I chose to run because I saw two sides to the experience of students in Maryland school system,” […]

Prince George’s teachers protest for fair wages and better leadership

April 10, 2018 1:18am | Precious Adetayo-Oguntade, '18

Beginning in mid-March, the Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA), or the teachers’ union, encouraged teachers to begin a protest using the “Work to Rule” method,  where teachers would only perform duties that are within their contract and nothing else. To many, this protest was […]

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 […]

PHS students stand up to gun violence in National Walkout Day

April 3, 2018 4:35pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

Video courtesy of Education Week. On March 14, Parkdale students walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence and mass shootings going on in this country. At approximately 9:50 AM, students from classes of all subjects got up from their desks and headed out […]

PHS assembly tackles teen dating abuse

March 1, 2018 2:04pm | Jada Weathers , '20

On February 6, 2018 Parkdale hosted an assembly featuring 93.9 WKSY’s “Little Bacon Bear” to tackle the growing issue of teen dating abuse. According to the Love is respect organization, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in […]

One more snow day means less Spring Break

February 23, 2018 1:48pm | Victor Valdez, '20

Word on the PGCPS streets is that if the county gets more snow days, schools with have to exchange the last days of spring break. Who really wants their vacation being taken away? Obviously no one. The real question is, though, why do schools have […]

Paw Print Study: Many students are not getting proper sleep

February 7, 2018 4:12pm | Ernesto Villa, '18

Nowadays, sleep seems to be a thing of the past for many students in the U.S.  Lack of sleep can be caused by insomnia, but many other factors can leave someone with sleep deprivation, whether chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, […]

Effects of recent PGCPS scandals on students

February 4, 2018 9:32pm | Manuel Luis, '18

In Mid-January, five staff members were fired from DuVal High School for intended violation of grading and graduation procedures in effort to boost the school’s graduation rates. The violations were discovered by a state-ordered investigation from whistleblower complaints. These findings leave Prince George’s County Public […]

Are 2018 seniors ready to graduate?

January 20, 2018 5:10pm | Tyrese Fields, '18

Parkdale administration has set a graduating goal, based on last year’s graduation rate, of about 80 percent. According to last year’s graduation statistics, 450 out of 512 seniors graduated, which equates to  roughly 77.5 percent of the senior class. Administration, with influence from the county, […]

Students risk failing classes due to attendance issues

January 20, 2018 2:08am | Leprence Kitt, '19

According to the Prince George’s County policy, students must go to school regularly to receive full credit from their classes to graduate. The PGCPS attendance policy specifies this further by stating that students are allowed to bring in notes with lawful excuses to ensure their […]