A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Former UMD coach returns home, attracts talent

March 29, 2019 3:26pm | Andy Moreno, 19'

Former Alabama University Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley has brought his talents back home and is now the head football coach for the University of Maryland Terps. Locksley is a Maryland native who played for Towson University. He began his coaching career at the University of […]

No Beach? No Problem!: Parkdale freshman balances school, surfing career

March 28, 2019 9:29pm | Yesenia Viveros-Saavedra, '20

Freshman Brenda Alvarez doesn’t only surf her way through Parkdale’s hallways to get to class, but also through breaking ocean waves. Alvarez, a 17-year-old Parkdale student who came to the U.S. from El Salvador in August, has basically lived in the ocean for the past […]

Diamond Dancers bring home multiple titles and trophies

March 27, 2019 4:30pm | Elizabeth Castillo, '20

Beginning this school year the Parkdale’s dance team has rocked their way through competitions, bringing home trophy after trophy! The Diamond Dancers have competed against teams across the DMV area, including schools from PG and Howard County, at the Mid-Atlantic Pom & Dance Association. At […]

Sidwell Friends shocks The District, defeats Wilson in DCSAA Championship

March 18, 2019 3:25pm | Alvin Chapman, '19

The District of Columbia State Athletic Association(DCSAA) Championship ended with one for the ages as Sidwell Friends upset Woodrow Wilson. The overtime thriller came down to the final shot, which allotted Sidwell its first ever State Championship in school history. The third seed Sidwell Friends […]

Lady Panthers get off to fast start entering 2019; take losses in playoffs

March 11, 2019 2:23pm | Alvin Chapman, '19

For the past four years, Coach Watson and the Lady Panthers Basketball team made four consecutive trips to the 4A South Region Final, winning once in the 2015-16 season. In those four seasons, Parkdale won 17-plus games in which they were ranked either second or […]

Parkdale premieres new baseball season

March 8, 2019 5:25pm | Victor Valdez, '20

The sky is clearing up and soon spring will be replacing winter, meaning baseball season is quickly approaching. Parkdale’s baseball team will have their heads in the game with the new season coming up. With the first game just weeks away, former team members are […]

Panther boys basketball introduces new head coach; starts slow

February 1, 2019 5:44pm | Alvin Chapman, '19

The 2017-18 basketball season for Parkdale High was a rather rough one under previous head Coach, Seth Coffing.  Coach Coffing led his team to a disappointing 2-20 regular season record along with early first round exits by the later 4A South Regional Champion Bladensburg Mustangs. […]

Lacrosse team suffers as field stays unkempt

May 4, 2018 1:18pm | Skylar Eury, ‘18

Lacrosse is a new sport to [most of] PG County, and at Parkdale in particular the boys’ and girls’ teams are on the rise. Last year, the season was pretty smooth sailing, and the athletes were learning to challenge themselves with a completely new sport. […]

Parkdale baseball hopes to win it all

May 4, 2018 1:05pm | Michael Blocker, 18’

The Parkdale Panthers baseball team has been a tough team to beat in the division 4A for the past two years, and this year is no different. The Panthers went to the 4A championship two years ago and lost to Bowie High School in a […]

Who will make it to the 2018 NBA championships?

May 4, 2018 12:49pm | Christopher Wright, '18

The NBA playoffs is underway and the question everyone is asking is: are there any teams that can prevent yet another Cavs-Warriors matchup in the finals? The Houston Rockets look to be the best team in the West with a record of (65-17) heading into […]