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The U.S. must fix the school shooting epidemic

March 6, 2018 2:02pm | Jonathan Martinez, '18

On February 14, a 19-year-old expelled student named Nikolas Cruz walked into Parkland, Fl.’s Stoneman Douglas High School and shot and killed 17 people and sent 14 people to the hospital. This has become the deadliest school shooting massacres in U.S. history. While it is […]

Influenza makes a deadly comeback

March 6, 2018 1:39pm | Kelly Guerrero '18

  The population of Prince George’s County is suffering from what has been deadly in other states: influenza. According to DCW50, the first flu-related child death this season occurred in Baltimore, MD. Despite the fatality so close to home, flu like symptoms don’t seem very […]

Backpacks vs. Lockers: The choice isn’t yours

March 1, 2018 9:47pm | Kai Charron, '18

Having ten textbooks is a common problem for students and they normally choose to either keep the books in their locker or in their backpacks. However, we do not really get that choice at Parkdale due to its policy. Although people may have their personal […]

Lady Doritos create a socially cheesy mess

March 1, 2018 9:29pm | Taylor Clark, ‘19

Snap. Crunch. Chomp.  No matter the eater, the various sounds heard when eating Doritos are pretty much all the same.  Or are they? According to Indra Nooyi the CEO of PepsiCo, men and women eat Doritos differently. “Men lick their fingers with great glee, and […]

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 […]