The Parker Weekly

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 9

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

April 12, 2020

I’ve never done well with idle time. I’m someone who likes to be constantly busy, from taking a full course load to attending two meetings in one lunch period to having multiple after-school activities most weekdays....

The Joys Of Life, Issue 9

Grayson Schementi, Columnist

April 12, 2020

For this month’s edition of “The Weekly,” I’ve been thinking about what this “Coronacation” has entailed for our lives. We can’t see our friends as much as we’d like to. We can’t learn in the same way s...

Freedom Ride At The Chicago Opera Theatre

Emma Manley, Brief Writer

April 12, 2020

Upper School Concert Choir students sang alongside members of the Chicago Opera Theater during MX on Monday, February 24, and an evening talk on Tuesday, February 25. Chicago Opera Theater is the Joan W. Harris Visitin...

The State Of Our Mission

Tess Wayland, Copy Editor

April 12, 2020

The school’s mission pops-up in MX speeches, school-wide emails, and framed posters, in classroom conversations or jokes about empathy, clarity, and courage. From February 9 to 12, a group of 15 educators from the Independ...

The Benjamins

Jacob Boxerman, Copy Editor

April 12, 2020

“Vaping: It’s All About The Benjamins.” This is how Matt Quinn, Community Relations Coordinator at Rosecrance, an addiction and mental health treatment center in Rockford, Ill., began his Morning Ex on Wednesday...

Head-To-Head: Should We Implement Senior Month?

Leila Sheridan, Culture Critic

April 12, 2020

Parker’s mission states that the school educates students to be “responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.” Senior Month, an opportunity for students to spend the last three week...

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