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Former Trump Advisor Pleads Guilty to Lying to F.B.I.

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

December 7, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News

On Friday, December 1, former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. concerning conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, which were allegedly part of a movement by the...

Halloween Parade Photo Gallery

Nick Skok, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

Filed under News

Students from JK through 5th grade marched with their Senior Big Siblings as Parker hosted its annual Halloween Parade.  Take a look!

One Up, One Down

Paige Shayne, Brief Writer

December 7, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Sports

Students decked out in orange, blue, and white waved signs and posters, chanting and cheering on their school’s basketball team on Friday, December 2, at the DePaul Athletic Center. Fans crowded together to watch Parker take...

Juniors Organize Parker Blood Drive

Molly Taylor, Brief Writer

December 1, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News

On Tuesday, November 21, Parker parents, faculty, and students donated blood at a drive held in the small gym. Organized by juniors Audrey May and Chloe Mackmore Gonzalez and facilitated by LifeSource, Chicago’s largest non-profit ...

Hectic Week in Congress

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

December 1, 2017

Filed under Briefs

A number of U.S. Senate Republicans left lunch with President Trump optimistic about the future of their tax legislation, on which they hope to vote this week. The Senate Budget Committee voted to approve the legislation, but...

Spreading Warmth and Love for the Winter

Lindsay Carlin, Brief Writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Features, News

Resting against the black pillar in the lobby, facing away from the front doors, is an off-white rectangular box. A sign, which reads “Maddy’s Mittens for Love” in a gray font with a pair of mittens connected by a heart...

Zimbabwe Undergoes Military Coup

Felix Wood, Political Brief Writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News

One of the United Nations’ major post-World War II goals was to help the developing world recover from the consequences of colonization. In some parts of Africa, though, that goal is not going well.  A key example of this f...

TEDxParkerSchool Returns

TEDxParkerSchool Returns

November 21, 2017

Parker to PACMUN

Grace Chang, Opinions Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under News

On November 16 at 5:59 p.m., three seniors, three juniors, four sophomores, and five freshmen Model United delegates with upper school history teachers Kevin Conlon and Susan Elliot departed O’Hare International Airport to Sea...

New Season, New Coaches

New Season, New Coaches

November 21, 2017

Dealing With the Loss of Star Players

Leila Sheridan, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

Filed under News, Sports

“We will just have to play team basketball this season,” boys varsity basketball captain Zach Lansburgh said. This season, the boys, lead by captains Landsburgh, Senior Ryan Skok, Senior Alex Chapman, and Senior Jack Mcnabo...

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