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PRIDE in Ghana — A Day From Our Perspective

Zuri Mabrey-Wakefield

May 17, 2017

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” These words, spoken by Frederick Douglass, perfectly contextualize our fourth day in Ghana–a day that was most emblematic of our journey. A day filled with sweat, tears, laugh...

Editorial, Issue 10 – Volume CVI

The Parker Weekly

May 17, 2017

Three weeks ago, Parker held its first all-Upper School discussion on an issue of race, class, or gender in over a year.  While the two-day “Gender Dialogues” planned activities and discussions went well, we hope that the Upp...

Cinco de Mayo

Yasmine Shafaie, Managing Editor

May 17, 2017

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the 1862 victory of the Mexican army against French forces. This victory took place at the Battle of Puebla, a small town in east-central Mexico, during the Franco-Mexican War. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo i...

My Piece of the House, Issue 10

Sammy Kagan, Columnist

May 17, 2017

My grandfather went to Parker for 14 years. My mother went to Parker for 14 years. My uncle went to Parker for 14 years, my other uncle for 14 years and I’ve got two brothers both on track for 14 years. As you can probably g...

Emma’s Dilemmas, Issue 10

Emma Butler-VanderLinden, Columnist

May 17, 2017

Dirt muddying the otherwise pristine alabaster fur of a polar bear as it ambles down a snowless plateau. A once vibrant swath of orange and red coral bleached to a ghastly white.  The prone body of a seal slick with salt water...

Parker and Recreation, Issue 10

Jessi Lieb, Columnist

May 17, 2017

From a young age we are told that it’s what’s on the inside that matters. I’m calling BS on that. No one’s giving out awards for “best personality.” In middle school they tell you that hard work is the key to success, ...

“Whistler’s Mother” Returns to Chicago

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

May 17, 2017

After 60 years, Whistler’s “Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1” (1871), lovingly referred to as “Whistler’s Mother,” has returned to the Art Institute of Chicago. “Whistler’s Mother” is perhaps the single most famous Amer...

Another Day, Another Meal

Paige Shayne, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

Every school cafeteria is different. Some serve cold, microwavable pizzas, others give out juice boxes and a side of string beans, while a few prepare fresh-made sushi rolls and roasted chicken breasts. Our cafeteria is one of the ra...

Existential Generalizations, Issue 10

Josh Kaufman, Columnist

May 17, 2017

I walk in, somewhat abruptly, to the auditorium. The stage is filled with small human beings, namely fifth graders, singing the song I sang seven years ago, the song that I’m sure fifth graders will be singing seven years fro...

Closing Time

Eric Ingall, Sports Editor

May 17, 2017

The Athletics Department started off the Spring season by putting on a Students vs. Staff event in the Big Gym, featuring basketball and volleyball games, on March 30. Students were coached by Leigh Logan and me, while the Staff c...

What’s Parker Type?

Maya Sanghvi, Brief Writer

May 17, 2017

As the college application process starts to invade the consciousness of Parker juniors, competitiveness grows in the community. “I think students, as they move on in the grades, feel an increasing sense of ‘How am I go...

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