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The Tao of Parker, Issue 2

Alex Ori, Columnist

October 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Originally, I was going to write about the new direction of our long-awaited library, and whether getting all tech-savvy was in Parker’s best interest. But if you know me, you know I get distracted easily. So when I was research...

Bronstein’s Banter, Issue 2

Jett Bronstein, Columnist

October 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

“The Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic society and global community.” Since the beginning of middle school, I’ve...

Write Like a Girl, Issue 2

Felicia Miller, Columnist

October 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Gym at Parker has a gender problem. Classes tend to be separated by gender and grade, with underclassmen girls enrolling in one set of classes, while upperclassmen boys enroll in another. The cycle of gender segregation in gym star...

The Tao of Parker, Issue 1

The Tao of Parker, Issue 1

September 4, 2017

Write Like a Girl, Issue 1

Write Like a Girl, Issue 1

September 4, 2017

My Piece of the House, Issue 11

Sammy Kagan, Columnist

June 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I was younger I used to spend my summers on the UIC Campus, attending Apachi Jewish Day Camp for weeks at a time while holding lemonade stands on my off-days. From time to time my mother, at my begging, would take out side...

Parker and Recreation, Issue 11

Jessi Lieb, Columnist

June 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I’m sorry in advance because I know that if you’re not political, health care legislation sounds like about the most boring thing on the planet next to tax reform. Regardless, I feel that this issue is too personal and impor...

Emma’s Dilemmas, Issue 11

Emma Butler-VanderLinden, Columnist

June 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

There are very few words in the English speaking language that rhyme–even nearly so–with Butler-VanderLinden. Several of them could make for a catchy title while coupled with my 18 letter long surname, but none of them ...

Existential Generalizations, Issue 11

Josh Kaufman, Columnist

June 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

This article, in a sentence, is designed to answer one, relatively simple question: Why should “The Weekly” exist? I am drawn to this question nearly 12-months to the day after I first applied to be a columnist. A year l...

My Piece of the House, Issue 10

Sammy Kagan, Columnist

May 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

My grandfather went to Parker for 14 years. My mother went to Parker for 14 years. My uncle went to Parker for 14 years, my other uncle for 14 years and I’ve got two brothers both on track for 14 years. As you can probably g...

Emma’s Dilemmas, Issue 10

Emma Butler-VanderLinden, Columnist

May 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dirt muddying the otherwise pristine alabaster fur of a polar bear as it ambles down a snowless plateau. A once vibrant swath of orange and red coral bleached to a ghastly white.  The prone body of a seal slick with salt water...

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