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Arming teachers could be problematic

April 5, 2018 9:31pm | Kelly Guerrero, '18

In the hopes of securing the lives of students, Maryland lawmakers are considering a bill to arm teachers, but legislation is raising eyebrows in Annapolis and getting pushback from the governor. Despite the school shootings being so close to home, senior Tavia Cox feels as […]

The ‘n-word’ is a big no-no

April 4, 2018 7:10pm | Karen Nwaogbe, '18

The N-word. It has become a term that kids of this generation use on a day-to-day basis. People say it at home, at school, sometimes even at work. When most–and I use that term lightly–people say the n-word, they’re meaning it with the “a” ending, […]

Books! Do I even remember what I read?

March 7, 2018 2:20pm | Wendy Pheth, '18

Depending on the person’s love for literacy, book assignments in school can be one of the most exciting or daunting news to hear for a student.  Many ask through moans and groans, “why do we even have to read these boring-looking books with long pages? […]

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 […]