A Project for Better Journalism chapter


“Sharenting”: protect your child’s identity

December 4, 2020 3:26pm | Jasmine Davis ‘22

In the age of social media, it is tempting to share every moment on social media. When you have kids, it’s tempting to share their every adorable moment on social media. After all, they are really cute.  But, now some parents are hesitant. Thanks to […]

The appeal of boy bands transcends decades

November 10, 2020 8:44pm | Jasmine Davis, '22

Picture this – 11 year old Jasmine in the stands of a One Direction concert. Looking like a hot mess, but feeling alive for the first time. The lights, the songs, the screaming girls accompanied by their dads. Little did young Jasmine know she would […]

White Supremacy continues to thrive across towns, cities in U.S.

November 10, 2020 8:16pm | Nathaniel Timoll, '22

When someone thinks of a racist group, what’s the first group that comes to mind? If someone says the KKK, they are under the impression that the KKK is the only racist group to exist. This leads to people believing that white supremacy is only […]

Pros and cons of piracy

November 10, 2020 5:02pm | Anthony Amaya ‘21

In this day and age it’s as easy to illegally download something off of the internet as it is to actually buy the real thing. Movies, music, games, software, piracy can be seen as being both detrimental and beneficial to the world.  People might pirate […]

Older siblings are tired !!

November 10, 2020 1:31pm | Guadalupe Vidal, ‘22

Parentification refers to the process through which children are assigned the role of an adult, taking on both emotional and functional responsibilities that typically are performed by the parent, said Columbia university. This role is often taken up by older siblings who act as a […]

‘Fox eye’ makeup trend causes controversy in beauty world

October 20, 2020 1:00pm | Kimberly Ortega, ’22

The “Fox Eye” makeup trend began to go viral at the beginning of 2020 when Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner were seen showcasing. This look took off with the hashtag, #foxeye. From that point, there have been many celebrities showing off this trend and makeup […]

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. […]

Sanitary product dispensers could lessen embarrassment, burden to female students

March 2, 2020 5:44pm | Olashile Jaiyesimi, '20

$1,773.33 is the cost women will have spent on a $7 tampon box over the course of  456 menstrual cycles or more.   Could this cost be prevented or limited in anyway? For instance girls who attend high school—Parkdale include–could have sanitary products provided.  But […]

Should there be a change in required standardized testing? Short answer: yes.

March 2, 2020 3:24pm | Joel Simpson, '20

Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800s. Their use skyrocketed after 2002’s No Child Left Behind Act, which mandated annual testing in all 50 states. Students in the U.S slipped from being ranked 18th in the world in math in […]

Backpacks serve as essentials for student comfort, preparedness

February 28, 2020 3:42pm | Aseneth Izaguirre, '22

At Parkdale, students are not allowed to carry their book bags around school, a policy that has proven to be unfair to the students who have many textbooks and journals for all their classes.  One of the main reasons why students should be able to […]