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Parkdale Community leads charge in fight for financial literacy

April 7, 2020 8:16pm | Neziah Osayi '20

On March 5, 13 PGCPS students, myself being one of them, went to the Prince George’s County Board of Education to advocate for a very specific issue: making financial literacy a graduation requirement. The effort to make financial literacy a graduation requirement has been ongoing […]

Posse Scholarship provides students with companionship, college-readiness; Parkdale senior awarded

March 2, 2020 7:08pm | Lemoni Conde, '20

Senior Neziah Osayi, editor-in-chief of The Paw Print, financial literacy advocate, lacrosse player, Capital One Banker.  He can now add another thing to that long list: Posse Scholar. On Jan. 8, Osayi was awarded the Posse Scholarship, which will pay for his tuition in full […]

CRI Breakfast Cafe teaches students life skills

February 28, 2020 2:48pm | Brianna Vivar, ‘21

On February 7, students in the CRI department invited Parkdale’s staff to room 104 for a nice breakfast cafe, uniquely titled “The Espresso Yourself Cafe”. At the cafe they served hot coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, juices, water and also warm donuts and muffins. All […]

Mock Trial defends undefeated title for second year in a row

February 28, 2020 7:37am | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

The Parkdale Mock Trial team remains undefeated for the second year in a row, but this year they have new members and a new case.  The team has successfully done it again with the help of Mr. Blake, the Mock Trial sponsor who has directed […]

A College Major Series Pt. 2: Science degrees offer more opportunities than just lab work

February 27, 2020 1:26pm | Neziah Osayi '20

Believe it or not getting a science degree doesn’t mean that you’re destined to become a scientist. Majoring in science is all scientific method or doing all that “boring” paperwork you had to do to get your grade, it’s more diversely interesting than that. Science […]

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 […]