The Parker Weekly

Paul Ryan Announces He Won’t Run Again

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

April 17, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan announced that he will not run for reelection. Ryan—who represents the 1st congressional district of Wisconsin—likely would have competed with the fo...

Head to Head: Why J.B. is Best

Jared Saef, Videographer

April 8, 2018

Editor’s Note: This piece is one-half of a duo debating the merits of the two major-party nominees for the Illinois Governorship. The sister-article which argues in opposition can be found here.   There is a definitive reason why current Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was...

Editorial, Issue 9 – Volume CVII

The Parker Weekly

April 8, 2018

For the majority of the senior class, March 20 was the first time students could vote. Most notable in this primary election was the gubernatorial democratic race between J.B. Pritzker, Daniel Biss, and Chris Kennedy. It comes ...

In Response to “Only 17 Minutes Strong”

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

April 8, 2018

Dear Editors, While I extol Natalie Daskal’s efforts to enact change by serving on an organizational committee for the “March for our Lives Chicago,” I believe that her assessment of Parker’s walkout was unfair for sev...

Write Like A Girl, Issue 9

Felicia Miller, Columnist

April 8, 2018

When I turn on my car radio, I am usually expecting to hear one of three things: an excessively loud advertisement for liposuction, a love song with strangely sad lyrics, or a song objectifying women.   We hear demeaning ...

Emma’s Dilemmas, Issue 9

Emma Butler-VanderLinden, Columnist

April 8, 2018

“She looks like the after-picture in a PSA about meth addiction.” “She is such a -----.” “The only reason they keep her in the White House is because she’s sleeping with the President.” These are all ins...

The Tao of Parker, Issue 9

Alex Ori, Columnist

April 8, 2018

If you ever read any of my columns, or ask any of my friends, you’ll get the idea that I like to take the “other side” of things (my previous articles have included why I love being grounded and how I wish the Cubs never w...

Bronstein’s Banter, Issue 9

Jett Bronstein, Columnist

April 8, 2018

A couple weeks ago, Vladimir Putin made a dangerous and false statement claiming that “the Jews” may have been responsible for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Although the world right now seems compl...

American Utopia

Molly Weinberg, Culture Critic

April 8, 2018

At the end of February Upper School history teacher Dan Greenstone released “American Utopia,” a new podcast that tells the story of the Oneida Community, “a radical 19th century free-love experiment in communal living,...

The Cast of Heathers lines up for a show-stopping number.

As Good As A Slurpee

April 8, 2018

Victory Royale!

Ava Stepan, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018

It’s a Thursday night. I’m in my bedroom, struggling to finish my homework. I try hard to concentrate, but my focus quickly strays from the chemistry problems staring at me from a dimly lit laptop screen. A few rooms down...

Something to Make Finals a Little More Stressful

Jack Laser, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018

Finals is a week of stress. A week in which you take everything you’ve learned from half of a school year, and see it crammed into a test or big project.  During a week that feels like a month. If you’re like me, you walk i...

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