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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. […]

We’ve got spirit! Wait, do we?

April 11, 2018 12:32pm | Skylar Eury, ‘18

Throughout a students’ school career, school spirit doesn’t really promote itself until high school. Here at Parkdale, many complain about the lack of school spirit without taking in account their surroundings. Everyone wonders why the school doesn’t partake in more activities or why our activities […]

94 dollars for a test seems 94 percent crazy

April 10, 2018 1:25am | Taylor Clark, ‘19

In previous years, Prince George’s County Public Schools have paid for the Advanced Placement (AP)  exams for all students. Although this relieved AP students of the financial burden of $94 per exam, the decision to stop funding the exams came after the county stripped $6.5 […]

Lunch at Parkdale equivalent to Beltway Rush Hour

April 8, 2018 4:50am | By Wendy Pheth, ‘18

Parkdale High School, s school full of both bright and dark students–talking about their personalities, of course, where some students are studying hard and others are… well, not. . Learning all day can be pretty stressful without a break, but in the Parkdale lunch room, […]