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Love is in the air… but not for everyone

February 13, 2020 4:24pm | Brianna Vivar, '21

February 14th is a date that single people hate for one reason: it’s Valentines Day. However, this day isn’t just about having a significant other and buying them big teddy bears, flowers, chocolates and going on cute dates. Valentine’s Day is more about remembering all […]

Hoodies continue to create friction between students, admin

February 11, 2020 2:59pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

Hoodies: the sweatshirts that admin despises and students desire. What is it about hoodies that made this piece of clothing viewed as dangerous or sketchy? Many schools throughout the U.S. have banned hoodies for safety issues since the hood itself can be used to cover […]

CRI Holiday Gift Shop provides real-life shopping experience to students

January 6, 2020 3:24pm | Information provided by Ms. Cannon, CRI Paraprofessional

Santa may be coming to town soon, but students in Parkdale’s CRI program are doing some in-school shopping of their own to secure some gifts for the holiday season! On December 17, the Holiday Gift Shop was held in Room 104 to expose students to […]

A College Major Series Pt. 1: Business majors vary in skills, careers, salary

December 19, 2019 3:50pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

Growing up is hard.  Choosing a major to focus on in college which will ultimately help determine the direction in which your entire future will be headed is harder.  Here at The Paw Print, we understand the struggle, so sit down and buckle up for a […]

Ms. Castle leaves behind legacy of ‘putting students first’

November 20, 2019 3:57pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

Ms.Castle, 71, taught culinary arts at Parkdale for over 20 years and was one of those teachers who went the extra mile for her students, both in and beyond the classroom, including helping them win culinary scholarships and even balance a checkbook. While Ms. Castle […]

Yearly increased enrollment causes overcrowding at Parkdale

November 1, 2019 3:59am | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

This school year Parkdale feels like it’s been way more packed than usual. The lunches and the hallway that connects with the annex breezeway and the main building show how crowded it is. Roughly 2,353 students attend Parkdale and over 800 are freshmen, but for […]

Parkdale mourns loss of alumni Manuel Luis Jr.

October 1, 2019 12:51pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

Parkdale alumni Manuel Luis was best known for his optimistic attitude, his active participation in school activities and his desire for his peers to do their very best. Manny was an avid member of Parkdale SGA, varsity baseball team and The Paw Print, the school’s […]

Parkdale ‘bans’ students from wearing Crocs

October 1, 2019 2:20am | Treasure Nesbitt, '20 - Contributing Writer

Authority figures in the school setting often say that everything they do is in the students best interest. However, this came into question after a new ban on Crocs was made at Parkdale.  Rumors spread the halls about a new rule that would soon affect […]

New attendance policy aims to decrease truancy

September 30, 2019 2:25pm | Victor Valdez, '20

Students attend school in order to receive the education needed to push them forward in life. Because of this, PGCPS has decided to change their rules on absences to make sure students don’t fall behind. Here is what you need to know about the old […]

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 […]