The Parker Weekly

Teachers and students from 5th through 12th grades recently gathered for an informative Morning Ex to formally kick off Banned Books Week. Photo courtesy of the Francis W. Parker Twitter.

A Lesson In Censorship

September 27, 2019

Millions of citizens strike in the streets to send a message to governments and corporations around the world. Photo courtesy of CNN News.

Global Climate Strike

September 25, 2019

The Democrats vs Donald

Jack Laser, Brief Writer

September 16, 2019

On September 12 at 8pm, the 3rd Democratic primary debate kicked off, giving the packed audience a glimpse at the 10 highest polling democratic candidates. The debate took place in Houston, Texas at Texas Southern University, a...

Volume CVIV, Issue 1 — “The Parker Weekly”

September 8, 2019

Caroline’s Column, Issue 1

Caroline Conforti, Columnist

September 6, 2019

“I was in jail for about 20 years and served on death row for three.” Attending non-violence training at the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago–– where I would be volunteering for the remainder of the summer–– I met Benni...

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 1

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

September 5, 2019

Sitting in the fluorescently-lit doctor’s office––my third that week––hands folded in my lap, slightly hunched over in the highly-sanitized, wood-framed chair, I waited for my prognosis. I did not expect good news: my ...

The All-School Document

Avani Kalra, Editor-In-Chief

September 5, 2019

What makes a Parker student?  This question was the first of many administrators and other community members asked as they rewrote Parker’s handbook for the 2019-2020 school year. Along with changes that deal with atten...

A New Page

Alex Ori, Editor-In-Chief

September 5, 2019

It’s a Wednesday in mid August and it looks like someone’s running a garage sale. An impressive array of books, trinkets and posters of dead authors line the fourth floor hallway. A stuffed teddy bear sits defeated, upsid...

Abri Berg (left) in Spain as part of the SYA program. Photo courtesy of Abri Berg.

Never Leaving the Classroom

September 5, 2019

Great Platforms, Great Responsibility

Ian Shayne, Editor-In-Chief

September 5, 2019

In the wake of a turbulent summer in national politics, filled with gunshots and empty promises, Parker students have a moral imperative to advance the national conversation not only around gun control but also around social ...

From Indonesia to Chicago

Lilly Satterfield, Political Liaison

September 5, 2019

“I hope that while I’m here, I can be a better person and gain as much experience as I can about being an American,” Eja Hamid said. “Hopefully, I can take some of my experience here and bring it back to my community i...

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