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Letter to the Editors: “New Board President”

October 9, 2015

Filed under Uncategorized

I was reading the most recent issue of the weekly and was intrigued by the articles on the board. I think it's necessary for the students at Parker to be aware of what the board does and what it's planning to accomplish. A lot o...

SLICE Workshops Begin

Evan Hughes, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

Filed under News, Showcase

On the morning of Wednesday, September 30, the freshman class was split into groups and sent to six different rooms throughout the school for an 80 minute workshop focused on identity, community, and equity. This workshop was...

Pilot Science Tracking Program

Alexandra Brainerd, Managing Editor

October 9, 2015

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

24 freshmen were placed in sophomore-level Chemistry-Plus classes over the summer as a result of a decision made by the science department to implement a pilot program for freshmen science tracking. This change allows freshmen wit...

Intolerance at Parker

Emma Swislow, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Two summers ago I attended a program at Georgetown, and for one of the first times in my life I was surrounded by both conservatives and liberals. I’ve been at Parker since fourth grade. One night I shared my political views with a...

This is Our Year

Jon Stone and Eric Ingall

October 9, 2015

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

On Monday, October 5th, we sat down with Chicago Cubs experts Danny Andrews, Mike Mahany, and David Cerda to discuss this past baseball season. Through reflecting on the past, looking ahead to the playoffs, and discussing the fu...

Homecoming Soccer

Homecoming Soccer

October 9, 2015

Gym After Gym:

Samantha Sacks, News Editor

October 9, 2015

Filed under Opinions

When I was a young and simple freshman, I accepted the fact that P.E would consist of my stepping on and off of rectangular blocks to the beat of music, or aimlessly hitting volleyballs that barely crossed the net. Now, an old an...

Leveling the Playing Field 2

Eric Ingall, Columnist

October 9, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sports

DeflateGate: the controversy has gripped us all. But now that it is over (or maybe not, as the NFL can’t seem to accept defeat), we need to reflect. DeflateGate has been the topic of debate amongst my friends and me since the news ...

Summer Renovations

Summer Renovations

October 9, 2015

Parker’s New Neighbor

Yasmine Shafaie, Features Editor

October 9, 2015

Filed under Features, Showcase

370, 260 square feet of dining, shopping, entertainment, and living space. $265 million in investments. And after eight years of construction, it’s complete: among much more, the first movie theater, sports goods store, and bow...

Ins and Outs 2

Ins and Outs 2

October 9, 2015

Editorial 1

October 9, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The Upper School Spanish program has seen complete turnover over the past two years.  Two of the Spanish teachers, Corali Sabir and Mark Hernandez, began teaching at Parker literally five weeks ago.  And the third and most s...

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