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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 […]

Parkdale welcomes new coach

January 18, 2018 5:47pm | Skylar Eury, '18

Towards the end of the 2016-17 school year, Parkdale’s Boys’ Basketball team was hit with bad news from their coach. Coach Tremaine Price, who served as the PHS Boys’ Basketball coach for five years,  decided to leave and transfer to Bowie High School. Some players […]

PHS students strive to end hunger

January 18, 2018 5:02pm | Jovial Njinyi, '18

Beginning in January 2016, Parkdale IB Diploma and AP art students worked with Crossland High School and Frederick Douglass High School art students to paint and decorate ceramic bowls in support of Homelessness Hunger and Poverty (HHP). The HHP campaign started five years ago when […]