The Parker Weekly

Volume CVIV, Issue 3 — “The Parker Weekly”

October 31, 2019

Editorial, Issue 3 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

October 31, 2019

For years, after each “Twelve Days” Morning Ex, each County Fair, each Halloween, each Thanksgiving, each Class Day, and after countless other Parker traditions, the editorial board has distributed “The Weekly.” Students, ...

Fireside Chats, Issue 3

Matthew Turk, Columnist

October 31, 2019

During May in the 1970s, high school students at Parker would spend their days on “passion projects” facilitated in Evanston. According to Upper School History Teacher Jeanne Barr, this program for seniors took place in the s...

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 3

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

October 31, 2019

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is possibly an adult’s favorite question to ask people my age. It’s also possibly my least favorite question to answer. I have a goal: to advance equitability and ethicality in ...

The Joys Of Life, Issue 3

Grayson Schementi, Columnist

October 31, 2019

Now that Halloween is upon us, I want to talk about something sPoOkY: War. Specifically, the wars in Liechtenstein. And kinda just the entire concept of Liechtenstein. It’s pretty great, 10/10, five stars, the whole sha-bang. But,...

Parker’s Liberal Agenda

Emma Manley, Brief Writer

October 31, 2019

This year at the club fair I signed up for a new club: Parker Democrats Club. I was running a table so I didn’t get to sign up for other clubs until the end when most people had left the courtyard or were talking to friends in t...


Celia Rattner, Features Editor

October 31, 2019

Most Sunday mornings I wake up, resenting the thought of homework. To procrastinate, I usually resort to my phone. While slouched on my bed, scrolling through Instagram and swiping through Snapchat, my screen becomes illuminated w...

Hit The Road, Maddon

Eli Greenwald, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Joe Maddon era has ended on the North Side of Chicago, and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein is looking for a new man to take the reigns for the Cubbies. Maddon had great success in Chicago, making it to the NL...

Why I Quit the Basketball Team

Andy Wessman, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

I quit the basketball team at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the 25th of September. After three years of fully committing myself to the sport, I felt like there was no other option but to quit. I was forced to give up my passion in order ...

Why We Should Go Meatless on Mondays

Avani Kalra, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2019

Parker has implemented several efforts this year to create a more sustainable school. So far, the school has created a “Green Team,” re-implemented recycling bins, hosted an MX, and supported students participating in this ...

A look at some of the drinks available from Philz Coffee. Photo by Spencer O'Brien.

Philz Coffee Review

October 31, 2019

Why PB Money Should Not Go to Charity

Ian Shayne and Paige Shayne

October 31, 2019

About five times a year in Student Government, students request the allocation of the school’s money to purchase objects and create initiatives designed to enrich the community in a program called Participatory Budgeting (PB). T...

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