The Parker Weekly

Letter From The Editors, Issue 6- Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

January 31, 2020

Hello Parker! Congrats on making it to second semester! To all of our seniors... YOU’RE DONE! For everyone else, we hope you’re all proud of yourself! As always, we have some great content in this issue. Make su...

Paschen’s Passion For Poetry

Alex Ori, Editor In Chief

January 31, 2020

Elise Paschen ‘77 wrote her first poem in second grade. The poem, which was about a horse, was to be published in the school’s literary magazine and cemented her love of the craft. Over fifty years later, and Pasc...

The building that formerly housed Cosi, a popular restaurant in Lincoln Park.

Thank You, Next

January 31, 2020

Volume CVIV, Issue 6 — “The Parker Weekly

January 31, 2020

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The Handbook, Again

Avani Kalra, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

While students around the school sat down for tests and in-class essays last week, Upper School English teacher Cory Zeller’s Literature and Censorship class were greeted by a panel of guests. Upper School Dean Joe Bruno, He...

A Freshman’s First Finals

Eden Stranahan, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Finals. An image of students sitting at desks flipping through packets filled with the concepts from the year comes to mind.  Parker finals is a completely new experience for the freshmen class. A week filled with snaps and po...

Fireside Chats, Issue 6

Matthew Turk, Columnist

January 30, 2020

  In New York City, the government is putting millions of taxpayer dollars into an experiment in four council districts. In 2018, they adopted a process called “participatory budgeting,” just as we call it, in which re...

“Lodestar” and “Lake Aster”

Celia Rattner, Features Editor

January 30, 2020

According to Sam Mock’s early 2010s Twitter, “laundry was invented to keep mankind from getting too far ahead of itself” and his “spirit animal is that one remote control that only works the volume.” Mock’s profile...

Free Speech & Anti-Semitism

Paige Shayne, Managing Editor

January 30, 2020

President Donald Trump issued the Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism on December 11 to fight anti-Semitism on college campuses. According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents rose 48% from 2016 to 2018. Thir...

Head to Head: ACT’s New System

Nick Skok, Online Editor

January 30, 2020

ACT officials announced that starting September 2020, students will be able to take individual sections of the test in order to improve their single section scores. The scores from these single sections will not be replaced w...

From A to B and (I’ll Be) Back Again!

Abri Berg, Culture Critic

January 30, 2020

When I told my friends that I was headed to the Art Institute to see the “Andy Warhol–From A to B and Back Again” exhibition, the name “Andy Warhol” was not one that provoked confused glances and questions. Even for...

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