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Is Empathy Expressed in the Upper School?

Yasmine Shafaie, Features Editor

May 20, 2016

Filed under Opinions

On April 19, Dr. Bruce Perry visited Parker to give a presentation about the way technology affects empathy and how people can combat negative influences in their lives to bring social change. His presentation provoked me to thi...

Useless Fire Hazards

Jessi Lieb, Humor Editor

May 20, 2016

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Posters with catchy slogans plaster the school walls in preparation for the main event: Democrafest. As election season is upon us, there’s been a lot of discussion over what truly decides who wins what positions.  Do those po...

Ins and Outs 10

Ins and Outs 10

May 20, 2016

Editorial

"The Parker Weekly"

May 20, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Here's the path to a high-level position in student government: hold appointed cabinet positions as a freshman and a sophomore, become Senate Head as a junior, and then rise to President, Director of Committee Affairs, or Treas...

From the Outside Looking In

Casey Barr, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Opinions

On February 25, students from upper school history teacher Jeanne Barr’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a group designed to educate students about sensible drug policy and the War on Drugs, visited Cook County Jail in Chi...

Coyle’s Corner 10

Coyle’s Corner 10

May 20, 2016

Monotony of Thought

Evan Hughes, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Almost all children fall victim to their parents’ philosophies. I rarely encounter people my age who fail to mostly, if not entirely, accept their parents’ political, economic, and moral beliefs. For the few who do decide to take a differen...

SSDP Students Visit Cook County Jail Culture for the Last Time

Yasmine Shafaie, Features Editor

May 20, 2016

Filed under Uncategorized

As a member of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Civic Engagement group, I toured Division XI of Cook County Jail on February 25. Division XI is a medium-security facility that houses 1,536 male detainees, according to cookcountys...

Fall Admissions Brochure Featured Student Stock Photos

Alexandra Brainderd, Managing Editor

May 20, 2016

Filed under News

In September the Parker Admissions department released a 13-page brochure targeted towards prospective families, much like those one would find on a college tour.  On the cover nine words are stacked vertically, describing Parker s...

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