The Parker Weekly

Romancing The Jade

Paige Shayne, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

As schools across Chicago shut their doors to protect against the coronavirus, students swapped their textbooks for MacBooks and homework all-nighters for T.V. binges. Juniors traded their Meetings of the Minds time for hour-lo...

Parker Crosses Belden

Avani Kalra, Editor In Chief

February 13, 2020

John Weiss, a “Belden by the Park” tenant, has lived at 327-335 W. Belden for just over a year. Now, he fears he will not be able to sell his home. Weiss’s trepidation comes after Parker bought six out of the 15 units in his b...

Parker Parent Buys Fire

Max Keller, Sports Brief Writer

December 19, 2019

Nearly a year after buying 49 percent in the Chicago Fire, Parker parent Joe Mansueto has decided to go all-in on the Men in Red.  In July 2018, Mansueto purchased 49 percent of the Chicago Fire. With this purchase, Mansueto...

Never a Lone Wolf

Nick Skok and Jacob Boxerman

October 31, 2019

Hillary Wolf ‘95 was just 13-years-old when she appeared in Chris Columbus’s “Home Alone” as one of Kevin’s sisters, Megan McCallister. Starring in “Big Girls Don’t Cry…They Get Even” as Laura Chartoff just ...

Eric Klinenberg (furthest left) on Real Time with Bill Maher joined by Katie Porter, Heidi Heitkamp, Michael Smerconish and Kevin Williamson on August 24, 2019.

(Never) Going Solo

October 13, 2019

The Lunch Bot

Paige Shayne, Managing Editor

October 10, 2019

Junior Emily Simon stands in Starbucks, sipping a Chai Latte. She unlocks her phone and opens her texts, where she writes ‘Thursday’ and sends it to the number +1 (773) 692-4110. Within a second, she receives one back with the ...

Fifty One Things To Do After School

Alex Carlin, Podcaster

October 10, 2019

Visit Park No. 535 Walk to South Pond Take photos at the Nature Boardwalk Go to the Lincoln Monument Watch a softball or soccer game at DePaul’s Wish Field Hang out at Next Door Chicago Visit North Pond Visit...

Daniel Mansueto and Alex Fietler discussing their Fantasy Football teams.

Fantasy Football, Again

October 10, 2019

(Don’t) Juul at Schuul

Avani Kalra, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2019

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 16.2% of twelfth graders currently use e-cigarettes. Upper School Counselor Binita Donohue estimates that usage among Parker seniors is about equal to national usage. “Probab...

Adderall, a drug used to treat ADHD.

Adderall Adds Up

December 21, 2018

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