The Parker Weekly

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....

The Joys Of Life, Issue 9

Grayson Schementi, Columnist

April 12, 2020

For this month’s edition of “The Weekly,” I’ve been thinking about what this “Coronacation” has entailed for our lives. We can’t see our friends as much as we’d like to. We can’t learn in the same way s...

Fireside Chats, Issue 9

Matthew Turk, Columnist

April 12, 2020

Election season is almost here, so to those who are running for elected positions, I have a few words of advice. From my experience campaigning as a sophomore and junior, I’ve learned that there generally are two main criteria...

Just To (Claire)ify, Issue 9

Claire Levin, Columnist

April 12, 2020

Molly Taylor changed my mind. We had already spent 47 minutes in the hall after class discussing the matter when I conceded that she was right. There are ex- actly three holes in the usual t-shirt fabric weave, and stitch...

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 7

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

February 13, 2020

This article is three days overdue. Full disclosure: most (read: all) of my columns are. This one is different, though––for once I’ve actually had the time to write it on time and just neglected to do so. Instead, completel...

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