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Fluent yet?

February 9, 2018 4:57pm | Skylar Eury, '18

Come high school, every student has to take this class. No, not Algebra, Government, or Biology. A foreign language. Depending on the high school a student attends, the available choices may vary. As for Parkdale, languages ranging from Spanish to Japanese, French to Arabic are […]

A wrap-up of President Trump’s first year

February 7, 2018 7:46pm | Tyler Carlson, '20

If you haven’t noticed, recently we’ve had a pretty controversial presidency in the United States of America. This controversy came from the newest president Donald Trump. After the 2016 election, it felt like choosing between being stabbed in the arm or being shot in the […]

Should social media star Logan Paul be forgiven?

February 6, 2018 4:45pm | Leprence Kitt, '19

For the past few weeks, social media “superstar” Logan Paul has been the center of the attention all over the internet. Paul flew to Japan to record videos for his YouTube channel that he thought his audience would really enjoy, but no this idea back […]

Opioid addictions on the rise in Md.

February 6, 2018 4:42pm | Kelly Guerrero-Portillo, '18

The population of Prince George’s County is suffering from an opioid epidemic, or better yet an influx in Narcan administration. According to Cameron Luttrel, of the Patch, the Maryland Department of Health released data for fatal overdoses for the first quarter of 2017, and the […]

Why I have a problem with Congress extending the NSA’s powers to 2023

February 5, 2018 10:11pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

It was on January 18th, the day before the government shutdown, that Senate passed the reauthorization of the the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act(FISA) into law, thus continuing or government’s belief that the Fourth amendment is optional.  This bill basically allows the National Security Agency(NSA) to […]

Chinese scientists clone monkeys: what next?

February 2, 2018 1:55pm | Tyrese Fields, '18

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institution of Neuroscience have successfully cloned macaque monkeys for the first time! Following the success of cloning the first mammal, Dolly the sheep, scientists have made a breakthrough in cloning identical non-human primates through a process called somatic […]

Requirement: LGBT inclusiveness in schools

January 20, 2018 5:06pm | Jonathan Martinez, '18

Beginning in this fall, California will be the first state to teach students from kindergarten through eighth grade about the contributions to society from the LGBTQ+ community.  The key component in including the LGBTQ+ community in school curriculum is by accepting books that are inclusive […]

A broken foundation

January 20, 2018 5:02pm | Kelly Guerrero-Portillo, '18

The population of Prince George’s County is now suffering from gentrification. In Hyattsville, Maryland there has been an increase in home values, with a differentiating racial demographics and higher incomes. For one student, senior Samuel Obasi, gentrification is a circumstance that has come to change […]

Trouble in “Bus Paradise”

January 19, 2018 1:58pm | Karen Nwaogbe, '18

Close your eyes and picture this: you and your younger sibling are running just a bit behind to catch your bus to school.  It’s 6:38am and the bus regularly comes at 6:37am, but you both make a quick dash to the corner of the neighborhood […]

Parkdale Instrumental Program is underrated and needs more students

January 19, 2018 2:42am | Ashia Moore, '18

In this year’s homecoming week, did anyone notice something off about the Spirit Train? If you didn’t, you may not have been paying enough attention. While most people think the SGA is in charge of the train, it is really Parkdale’s Instrumental Music Program (IMP).The […]