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We’re Not As Open As We Think

Jessi Lieb, Editor In Chief

November 21, 2017

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It was when I noticed the sign in the window reading “We don’t call 911” laid over four double barrelled pistols that it really hit me that I was in Texas. I am fascinated by the paradox of cities in Texas. The last thing...

We’re Not The Only Ones

Grace Buono, Editor In Chief

November 21, 2017

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From November 16-19 members of “The Weekly” traveled to Dallas, Texas to attend the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) 2017 conference. Each day we were able to select four to six different 50 minute sessions to...

Editorial, Issue 4 – Volume CVII

The Parker Weekly

November 21, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It would appear we have a substance abuse problem in the upper school. After recent results from a survey taken by the upper school last year was released (analysis forthcoming in Issue 5), freshmen and senior health classes ...

FALLFEST/17 Belief

Nicole Feitler, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

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On the nights of Wednesday, November 8 and Friday, November 10, Parker was swarming with lines of people eagerly waiting for the next lecture. People were picking up tickets and checking in at the entrance to the auditorium. Greeters led ...

Anti-Social Media

Celia Rattner, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

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It’s that time of the year again. Families all across the country gather around dinner tables to feast over trays of mashed potatoes and stuffing, while yelling animatedly at football games being displayed on their televisions....

“If You Don’t Know the Answer, Pick C”

Sophia Saker, Features Editor

November 21, 2017

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Just recently I took a test in physics, and as with any other test, a few days later I received a marked up copy of my test, and a grade. There were few problems I had done perfectly, but much of my test consisted of partial cre...

I Used to be an NFL Fan but Now I’m a Fantasy Team Owner

Oliver Marks, Copy Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Sports

I spend the majority of every Sunday in the fall watching football on TV. More specifically, I watch NFL Redzone, which is a channel that broadcasts games where either team is close to the end zone or is likely to score points on the ne...

Nine Days, Two Languages

Nine Days, Two Languages

November 21, 2017

One Hour Short

Natalie Daskal, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

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Slowly walking down the front steps to circle drive, I tentatively look for the gray SUV with my mom and soccer bag inside. I get in the car, and don’t smell fresh air for 50 minutes at best, as I travel to Northbrook. It c...

Emma’s Dilemma, Issue 4

Emma Butler-Vanderlinden, Columnist

November 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last June, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a landmark 2015 document that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent global temperature from rising above 2...

The Tao of Parker, Issue 4

Alex Ori, Columnist

November 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Every year as my relatives sit around a too-small table waiting to dig into their overcrowded Thanksgiving plates, we go around and say what we are thankful for. The typical answers include family, friends, and our education. ...

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