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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 […]

Beware: Pasts known to come back and haunt

March 4, 2019 8:26pm | Finn Sheerin, '19

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has recently been accused of appearing in a racist photo during his collegiate years. While he has denied he appeared in the photograph, the whole controversy has people calling for his resignation as governor of Virginia. Although social media did not […]

Life through eyes of immigrants

January 5, 2019 9:27pm | Victor Valdez, '20

Immigrants all over the world have faced problems in their lives at least once because of their drawbacks. The common problems are that immigrants face are (Language barriers, employment, housing, access to services, transportation issues, cultural differences, prejudice and racism, isolation, and children). Language barriers […]

How serious is testing anxiety?

January 3, 2019 5:48pm | Victor Valdez, ‘20

Everyone has at least gone through the fear of failure on a test that they don’t feel confident about. Test anxiety, is the condition where people experiences extreme distress and anxiety in a test. According to ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), students around […]

Weather Conditions affecting students

December 31, 2018 5:58am | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

It’s officially winter season and that means waking up to see if weather conditions are affecting schools daily routines or not. According to the PGCPS website, “the decision to delay or close schools is not taken lightly,” but does this mean the county would rather […]

Abstinence Only vs. Comprehensive Sex Education. Which is the best?

December 2, 2018 11:36pm | Taylor Clark ‘19

Sex Education is something that should be taught to everyone. States require that students take Health and Physical Education as requirements to graduate. With that being said, it’s obvious the Sex education experience each student has will be different because it’s taught by different teachers. […]

Women Empowerment

May 8, 2018 1:10pm | Jada Weathers, '20

Who run the world? GIRLS! or shall I say women? It’s 2018 and we’re still going against one another? If women worked together we would be a force to be reckoned with, but social media may be the cause of this. We tend to look […]

Voting age reconsidered after school shootings put teens in politics

May 4, 2018 12:54pm | Kai Charron, '19

Voting is significant in any working democracy, the US included. People have to vote in order to elect politicians to represent their ideals and values. As a result of this, the voting age has been a debate issue for decades. This issue has resurfaced recently […]

Morning hall sweeps hurt innocently late students

April 25, 2018 12:27pm | Leprence Kitt, '19

Every student has their own means of transportation to get to school. Some walk, some ride the bus, some drive, and some get dropped off by their parents. It’s on the students and parents to make sure that the students get to school on time. […]