A Project for Better Journalism chapter


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 […]

Didn’t think it’d be “You” huh?: Netflix show reveals society’s normalization of white serial killers

February 27, 2020 2:06pm | Sonah Bundu, '21

People can’t seem get enough of “You”– not you, but the Netflix TV show. The buzz has dialed down now but the messages that the show revealed for some people are still lingering. It leaves people wondering what they really got from watching “You,” making […]

Cookies to munch on this season

December 19, 2019 1:48pm | Yesenia Viveros-Saavedra, 20'

Christmas is just around the corner and there’s nothing better than starting off your holiday by eating some delicious cookies. Many people love baking cookies, others prefer buying them, it all depends on the person’s preference. So, as the sweet angel, I am, went ahead […]

Homework grading improves students learning

December 6, 2019 1:58am | Yesenia Viveros Saavedra '20

With over 200 teachers in Parkdale, many have different strategies on grading. Because it is written in PGCPS policy, most Parkdale teachers’ grade their students’ homework on completion rather than grading on accuracy.  Others don’t grade homework at all.  According to ProCon.org, students typically retain […]

Cultural ‘appreciation’ should be replacing ‘appropriation’: Here’s how

December 5, 2019 12:56pm | Catherine Reyes-Sosa, '20

Culture is defined as a pattern of behavior shared by a society, or a group of people. Many different factors make up a society’s culture, including food, language, clothing, tools, music, arts, customs, beliefs, and religion. Culture is shared with everyone, but that doesn’t mean you […]

PGCPS adopts gender neutral cap and gown policy

May 28, 2019 4:10pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

In recent years, PGCPS has changed its policy on graduation attire to keep cap and gown colors gender neutral for transgender and other LGBTQ+ students to have a safe, welcoming space. The Parkdale graduating class of 2016 doned all black caps and gowns and since […]

Student disrespect should be addressed more effectively

May 3, 2019 4:58pm | Divine Okon, '20

In some classrooms more than others, both teachers and students alike have witnessed student-to-teacher abuse, whether it be verbal, emotional or even physical.  However, it seems that everyone refuses to address this issue. Teachers receive mediocre treatment, starting from their salary, and added to that, […]

Stoodints suffer wen Techars leaf mid-yeer: Students in academic hole due to mid-year teacher departures

March 29, 2019 3:33pm | Raymar Jones, ‘19

It suk when techar leaf mid year it feel bad for studant. U geh a substoote, substoote work, u miss u techar. It suk mang. U noe wud im saying holmes? Alotta keids at deh skool are unhappie wit dis current sitchuashin. If this situation […]