The Parker Weekly

Leveling the Playing Field 7

Eric Ingall, Columnist

April 22, 2016

As soon as the offseason kicked off, the Chicago Cubs baseball team went out and signed free agents off the market. Right off the bat, the Cubs became big spenders, afraid of nobody. First the team signed reigning World Series...

Bring It On

Margot Hahn, Culture Critic

April 22, 2016

Families, students, teachers, and alumni file into the warmly lit auditorium.  Some are holding flowers, others wearing smiles, in anticipation of the performance. Playbills donning an outline of a dancer with the words “B...

How to Make Morning Ex Better

"The Parker Weekly"

April 22, 2016

It’s 10:40 a.m. Students leave class and fill the hallways, stopping at lockers or water fountains or bathrooms. After stalling for as long as they can and finally taking a seat in the cold auditorium, a quick introduction finishes, ...

Taylor’s Truths 7

Taylor Thompson, Columnist

April 22, 2016

Have you never felt around the base of your skull, rooted through your baby hairs, your kitchen-- the living room of your release-- split open your skin and just crawled from beneath it? Have you  never hung up your loose corpse. L...

Coyle’s Corner 7

Bill Coyle, Columnist

April 22, 2016

Ok, I’m going to level with you.  At some point in high school (if you haven’t already), you will have a teacher, parent, or other authority figure who bothers you to your core. One who makes your skin bubble and evokes tha...

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Movement

Shulie Weinberg, Online Editor

April 22, 2016

Student activism on college campuses is nothing new. Protests, sit-ins, and handing out pamphlets have been going on for decades. Today, though, it is more important than ever to have a true understanding of what you stand for, as expos...

Dropping the F-Bomb

Emma Butler-Vanderlin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

When I was a young girl, I–like many other girls my age–grew up under the impression that in order to be a powerful, independent woman, you had to be a Disney princess. At the time, I simply didn’t realize that you could...

Protesting Trump

Gj Pryor, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

As soon as I heard the Chicago Donald Trump rally tickets were free, I knew I was going--there was no way I would help fund Trump, and I was very curious. I’ve attended Parker since I was four, and have lived in Chicago all m...

China’s Internet Block

Josh Marks, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2016

“Sorry, the server has stopped responding” is the message I get after typing The little blue loading bar at the top of the screen has failed to make its way across. I turn on my VPN (Virtual Private Network...

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