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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...

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...

Senate Nominee Accused of Sexual Assault

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News

In the midst of an American cultural moment surrounding sexual harassment and abuse of power, a woman named Leigh Corfman accused Roy Moore, a Republican running for one of Alabama’s two senate seats, of sexual assault in Eto...

Forging Thais

Paige Shayne, Brief Writer

November 9, 2017

Filed under Briefs

Instead of the food that usually clutters the back table of the Humanities Center, a buffet of Thai delicacies held attention, noodles replacing pizza, stir fry replacing empanadas. A few tables away sat Parker’s foreign exc...

New FWP Website

Molly Taylor, Brief Writer

November 3, 2017

Filed under Briefs

On Monday, October 30, Parker launched a new website for the school. The old one, which featured photos of middle schoolers who are now in high school on its homepage, was replaced with a redesigned site that had been in the w...

Pre-Season Ballers

Paige Shayne, Brief Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News, Sports

For all basketball players in the high school, Monday and Wednesday evenings--at least for an hour and a half--now means shooting hoops instead of doing homework, practicing lay-ups instead of studying. According to an email from Uppe...

Catalonia: A Region in Chaos

Felix Wood, Political Brief Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Briefs

On October 1, 2017, the Spanish region of Catalonia voted to become independent from Spain, with a 90% majority. Catalonia was already quite autonomous - it has its own parliament and flag, and controls most of its own public...

Manafort Indicted in Mueller Investigation

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Briefs

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted on money laundering and tax and foreign lobbying charges as part of the Russian collusion investigation led by special co...

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