The Parker Weekly

Let’s Get Real, Issue 1 – An Extrovert in Quarantine

Denise Román, Columnist

September 7, 2020

As I sit in front of my laptop watching countless Netflix shows, I think about the days lost in my calendar. My Spotify playlist plays songs about loneliness non-stop. It’s been five months since I've had any in-person social i...

A Microscope of the Model Home, Issue 1 – Holding Hands

Rosey Limmer, Columnist

September 7, 2020

The annoying yet familiar sound of the bagpipes glares as the senior class walks around the gym. Lower Schoolers anxiously await the seniors that will soon become their friends, while in the bleachers Upper Schoolers and parents che...

I’m Pretending You Asked, Issue 1 – To SAT, or not to SAT

Spencer O'Brien, Columnist

September 7, 2020

When you think about highlights from your high school career, you probably imagine Prom, the Blue Out Game, taking the ACT… What? Personally, the whole SAT/ACT part of my high school career has been my least favorite. Especia...

Joys of Life, Issue 1 – Lamps.

Grayson Schementi, Columnist

September 7, 2020

Welcome back! This is a continuation of my column from last year. If you haven’t read those and don’t know what we do here (most of the time, it’s a beautiful mess (comments in parentheses are what we call “tangents”...

Fireside Chats, Issue 11

Matthew Turk, Columnist

June 4, 2020

Rocks appear to be permanent, but only on the scale of a human life. Rocks are permanent for thousands of years, and that might be what makes them important to us. We use various kinds of rocks to build statues, monuments, bu...

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 11

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

June 4, 2020

In the past two-and-a-half months of distance learning, a fair number of my online classes and meetings have begun with some form of emotional check-in. One such check-in is called “Rose and Thorn,” wherein each person shares the ...

The Joys Of Life, Issue 11

Grayson Schementi, Columnist

June 4, 2020

Before we dive into my final column, I just wanted to say how incredible it has been that I’ve had a place to place my voice for the last year. The honorary Joy this week is “The Weekly” itself. Parker students are so lucky th...

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 10

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

May 13, 2020

When I logged onto my telehealth doctors’ appointment last week, I didn’t know what to expect. A physical checkup clearly wasn’t going to be possible, given that each party to my “visit” was in their respective living ...

Fireside Chats, Issue 10

Matthew Turk, Columnist

May 13, 2020

With the ever-changing circumstances in the week of March 9, we regrettably canceled our proceedings originally planned for Student Government. Because the Parker community will no longer be congregating in the auditorium for the time ...

The Joys Of Life, Issue 10

Grayson Schementi, Columnist

May 13, 2020

For this month of quarantine, I thought I should talk about something that is very personal to my life. It’s a big part of many people’s quarantines, and it connects people who haven’t seen each other for 2 MONTHS! This w...

Just To Claire(Ify), Issue 10

Claire Levin, Columnist

May 13, 2020

I live an unbelievably privileged life. My immediate family comprises a loving father and in quarantine, my sister, and I reside in a safe, supportive household. I have never had to worry about the source of my next meal. My ...

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 9

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

April 12, 2020

I’ve never done well with idle time. I’m someone who likes to be constantly busy, from taking a full course load to attending two meetings in one lunch period to having multiple after-school activities most weekdays....

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