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Angered Trump supports storm U.S. Capitol in attempts to ‘Stop the Steal’ of 2020 election

January 18, 2021 11:28pm | Kimberly Ortega, ’22

January 6th was an eventful day for the country’s Capitol. “Stop the Steal,” a protest that was largely planned through social media, was held at the nation’s Capitol in attempts to stop the official count of the Electoral College for the winner of the 2020 […]

Help prevent or restore skin from ‘maskne’ with these helpful tips

January 12, 2021 3:44pm | Kimberly Ortega, ’22

In these Covidian times, wearing a mask is a must, but what shouldn’t be is maskne. The term ‘maskne’ sounds cute and creative, but the issue itself isn’t. There are number of ways that masks can cause a breakout (think about it: your face is […]

Ninah Jackson becomes new Student Member of the Board

December 4, 2020 3:06pm | Roxana Torres, ‘21

For the first time in quite a few years, the new Student Member of the Board (SMOB) isn’t a Parkdale student. Oxon High School senior, Ninah Jackson, was elected by Prince George’s Regional Association of Student Government to be the new board member.  The PGCPS […]

Hybrid learning makes its way into school districts

December 4, 2020 2:47pm | Cecilia Rodriguez, ‘22

As the second semester is approaching us, it’s time to start thinking about whether or not we will be returning back to school. Although it’s very unlikely, it’s still important to know what we would be getting ourselves into.  With the pandemic still going on, […]

SGA holds virtual events to satisfy students

December 4, 2020 1:19pm | Aseneth Izaguirre, ‘22

Parkdale’s Student Government Association (SGA)  has been holding virtual events for staff and students throughout the school year. SGA has held open mics, game nights, karaoke nights, spirit week and much more this school year via Zoom due to COVID-19. These events are a result […]

Infographic: A breakdown of what you need to know going into the last day of Elections 2020

November 2, 2020 5:59pm | Joy Orimogunje, '22

In one of the most anticipated, heated–and concerning, depending on what side of the political spectrum you fall–election seasons our country has ever seen, current president Donald J. Trump and former vice president Joe Biden have debated, argued, (and name-called) their way through campaigns and […]

Amid polarized politics, voting proves to be more important than ever

October 7, 2020 12:58am | Amanda Addo, '21

As liberals and conservatives, Democrats, Republicans and “undecided” voters are early voting and heading to the polls, the polarized and at times hostile dynamic of this voting season has proven that casting ballots could be more important now than ever before. Although  the country has […]

AP students worried about preparedness for exams

October 7, 2020 12:27am | Aseneth Izaguirre, '22

As many of us know, AP classes are probably the most stressful classes you’ll ever take in high school, said by pretty much every student who has taken AP classes. Advance Placement (AP) is a program in the U.S. and Canada established by College Board. […]

Freshmen and seniors experience online schooling much differently

October 5, 2020 7:44pm | Roxana Torres, ‘21

For the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, PGCPS has decided to continue distance learning. The county has said that this plan “is designed to provide a safe learning and working environment for prekindergarten through Grade 12 students and staff members amid the regional spread […]

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 […]