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2040: The Future of Parker

February 20, 2017

In 1992 Parker students were watching "Aladdin," "Wayne’s World," and "The Mighty Ducks"--in theaters and later on VCR cassettes, which they could rent at the closest Blockbuster. Twenty-four years later in 2017, Upper School stude...

In Response to “Parker Is Able”

Christos Takoudis

February 11, 2017

In response to “Parker is Able” Our son attends Parker in the 12th grade. As soon as he came to know about Griffen Saul’s initiative “We Are Able,” he jumped at the opportunity to initiate and help spread its spirit in...

In Response to “Hayes Is the New Thoreau”

Shanti Elliott

February 11, 2017

Dear Weekly Editors, It is great to see Parker writers paying such close attention to the world around them, engaging with powerful movements for democracy -- and bearing witness to escalating threats to democratic life.  Jos...

In Response to “Consistent Coaching”

Bianca Delbusto

February 11, 2017

How a changing team can affect the players. I’ve been on the tennis team since freshman year, and each year has been a vastly different experience for me and my teammates. Aside from the obvious aspect of having new teamm...

New Upper School Head Announced

Owen Marks and Alexandra Brainerd

February 11, 2017

Following a nationwide search and extensive selection processes, on Tuesday Principal Dan Frank sent out an email to the community announcing the hiring of Justin Brandon as Parker’s next Head of the Upper School. Brandon wi...

Marching for Equality?

Maya Sanghvi, Brief Writer

February 11, 2017

On October 25, 1997, more than 750,000 black women marched through the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, coming together for a Million Woman March. The point of the demonstration, organized by Phile Chionesu and Asia Coney, was ...

Fall in Love with “La La Land”

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

February 11, 2017

“La La Land” is a film that suspends reality, immersing viewers in a world in which ordinary people easily drift into song, time stops for a girl to make a breathtaking solo at a pool party, and a blossoming love story unf...

Editorial, Issue 6 – Volume CVI

The Parker Weekly

February 11, 2017

The current Civic Engagement program at Parker needs to model itself after the 11th grade program. While there are expectations in place for 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students to be as civically active as possible, there are f...

Please Hurt My Humanity

Grace Buono, Features Editor

February 11, 2017

As I sit in various meetings throughout the year for the junior Civic Lab program, I force myself to keep my hand down and try not to engage in “controversial” discussion. Rather than facing the debate that a topic like im...

Colonels Lose on Last Second Shot…Again

Eric Ingall, Sports Editor

February 11, 2017

On Friday, January 27, many Parker students ended the first week of the new semester with the second boys’ varsity basketball game at DePaul’s McGrath-Phillips Arena. For the seniors in the stands and on the court, it was sentiment...

Emma’s Dilemmas, Issue 6

Emma Butler-VanderLinden, Columnist

February 11, 2017

On January 20, 2009, a young politician from Hawaii by the name of Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States. Attendees from all corners of the United States flooded the National Mall. Federal officials responsible for coordinating security estimated that 1.8 million people had traveled to the capital for the inauguration, a statistic that was not contested by the National Park Service. On Janua...

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