The Parker Weekly

A Parker Grad Makes History

Jack Laser, Brief Writer

September 16, 2018

On September 4th, 2018, Boston City Council Member and ‘92 Parker grad Ayanna Pressley was elected Democratic nominee for the U.S House of Representatives. Pressley won by a margin of 59% - 41%, becoming the Democratic nominee...

Just Do It?

Zach Joseph, Brief Writer

September 16, 2018

On August 14th, 2016, Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem at a 49ers’ game to protest, “a country that oppresses black people and people of color," against African Americans and other minorities in the Unite...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Will Not Run For a Third Term

Lilly Satterfield, Brief Writer

September 16, 2018

On Tuesday, September 4, Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel announced that he will not run for a third term in as mayor. This decision has left citizens of Chicago wondering who will replace him in office. Emanuel has been the Mayor of C...

Two boys build sand castles at the beach on a hot day at Parker Summers.

Summer at Parker

September 6, 2018

Who Gets to Live in America

Avani Kalra, Editor in Chief

September 6, 2018

Sitting in the corner of a drafty courtroom, beads of sweat dripping down his forehead, Flavio Teodoro Cabrera listened to a translator through big, black earphones and waited for the two words that would change his life. ...

The Second British Invasion

Sophia Saker, Editor in Chief

September 6, 2018

The online streaming universe is expanding, stretching its fingertips across the Atlantic ocean and beyond. People no longer wait for 10- or 15-year-old British sitcoms to be played on U.S. cable networks. It’s a tap away. “We’re ...

Wisdom’s Folly, Issue 1

Matthew Turk, Columnst

September 6, 2018

So it begins. After 12 weeks of recreation, varying amounts of ambition, and fleeting life experiences, school is in session once again. For centuries of American history, summer breaks have been celebrated as a time for rest, ...

The Secret to a Stress Free School Year

Julia Marks, Copy Editor

September 6, 2018

Like most high school students, by the end of the school year, I am completely addicted to my phone. I find myself constantly checking various social media apps, texting my friends, and being unable to peel my eyes away from the l...

Dress to Impress

Celia Rattner, Copy Editor

September 6, 2018

Like many other Chicago teenagers who are in the city during the dog days of August, I went to Lollapalooza, a four day-long music festival in Grant Park. Like other girls who attended Lollapalooza, I frantically shopped for outfi...

Head to Head: Parker Should Release Student Government Vote Totals

Sammy Kagan, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2018

Editor’s Note: This piece is one-half of a duo debating whether Student Government election polls should be made public. The sister-article which argues in opposition can be found here. At Parker, we pride ourselves on the robust strength of our Student Government. Through participation in plenary, placement on a committee, and an...


Emma Manley, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

Chef Zac Maness, the Executive Chef and Food Service Director for the Parker cafeteria, walks through the kitchen, phone in hand, ready to take a photo of the cafeteria’s food during preparation for Parker’s cafeteria instag...

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