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Editorial, Issue 4 – Volume CVII

The Parker Weekly

November 21, 2017

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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 ...

Editorial, Issue 3 – Volume CVII

The Parker Weekly

October 31, 2017

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Arriving at Circle Drive each morning, attentive students might realize a new mustard-yellow sign atop a post outside of the front gate. The new sign, which joins a “tow zone” indicator and a ‘ParkChicago’ zone code, ...

Editorial, Issue 2 – Volume CVII

The Parker Weekly

October 6, 2017

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On any given Wednesday H Period, two Senior Seminar classes are in session. Twelve students sit around a table, the quote "a man without a purpose is like a boat without a rudder" looming over the class at the front of the ro...

Editorial, Issue 11 – Volume CVI

The Parker Weekly

June 10, 2017

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In the beginning, five candidates were in the running to become the next Student Government President. By the time students took to the ballot, only three remained. Though junior Martha Wedner dropped out of the race because of othe...

Editorial, Issue 10 – Volume CVI

The Parker Weekly

May 17, 2017

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Three weeks ago, Parker held its first all-Upper School discussion on an issue of race, class, or gender in over a year.  While the two-day “Gender Dialogues” planned activities and discussions went well, we hope that the Upp...

Editorial, Issue 9 – Volume CVI

"The Parker Weekly"

April 26, 2017

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This year, Parker announced that a one-semester course on coding will be added to the graduation requirements.  While this increases the number of required classes a student must take, we see the future impact of this mandatory...

Editorial, Issue 7 – Volume CVI

The Parker Weekly

March 17, 2017

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In the 2015-2016 school year we both welcomed and said goodbye to a new Head of the Upper School. We lost our Upper School Dean of Students of only two years. And following perhaps the most awkward and mishandled MX in recent Par...

Editorial, Issue 6 – Volume CVI

The Parker Weekly

February 11, 2017

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The current Civic Engagement program at Parker needs to model itself after the 11th grade program. While there are expectations in place for 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students to be as civically active as possible, there are f...

Editorial, Issue 5 – Volume CVI

"The Parker Weekly"

December 21, 2016

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In the weeks after presidential candidate Donald Trump was elected president, social media has become an outlet for the expression of feelings. Every time Facebook we open Facebook, it seems there are dozens of new posts, shared...

The Hidden Parker Tuition

The Parker Weekly

November 7, 2016

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As Parker moves into the future, the fee of $90 has been removed from the application process. Families that may have once been turned away from applying due to the cost of simply applying to the school, now can apply--for both...

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