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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 […]

Daily spirit wear could increase compliance

March 29, 2019 3:25pm | Justice John '19

“Good morning Parkdale, today is Friday and you know what that means, we have three uniform options…” I know we’re all tired of hearing the same message every Friday, otherwise known as spirit day, as if we don’t already know we finally get the chance […]

Dress down day every Friday in exchange for strict enforcement through week

March 28, 2019 4:36pm | Yesenia Viveros-Saavedra, '20

At Parkdale, a uniform school, students are required to wear khaki pants and a black, white or green polo shirt. Along with the dress code, students are not allowed to wear open-toed shoes and must wear their student ID’s. As expected, many students have issues […]

Students focus too much on grades, not learning

March 8, 2019 6:09pm | Catherine Reyes-Sosa, '20

Complaints about student, grades, whether they are good or bad, can be heard rippling through the hallways on any given day. Some students say that they need to get extra credit just to pass the quarter while teachers are calling in a parent-teacher conference to […]

Wanted: More Clubs at Parkdale

March 4, 2019 8:28pm | Raymar Jones, '19

While some clubs at Parkdale are not as popular as others and don’t last very long, the clubs with the most members typically have the most longevity and encourage students to stay after school to participate. However, some could argue that there just aren’t enough […]