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In Response to “Beauty Is the Best Protest at Fashion Month”

April 26, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Before even boarding my flight to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March, I found myself surrounded by women in bright pink “pussy hats” at my gate. I sat there waiting for my flight, watching President-elect Trump’s inaug...

Editorial, Issue 9 – Volume CVI

"The Parker Weekly"

April 26, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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...

The Wiz

Cecilia Sheppard, Culture Critic

April 26, 2017

Filed under Culture

“The Wizard of Oz” is about dreams: of hope, home, friendship, love, artificiality, and authenticity. The story of Dorothy and her companions, the witch and the wizard, is also classic with the capacity to be adapted, so ...

iPad Proposal

Lauren Hughes, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

Filed under Opinions

When iPads were first implemented into the curriculum at Parker, I was ecstatic. At the time I was in seventh grade, and my phone was not allowed to leave my locker under any circumstance throughout the day. Though I was happy ...

My Piece of the House, Issue 9

Sammy Kagan, Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Opinions

A little over two months ago, a group of 8th grade students came before the Upper School Student Government to present a proposal which would alter the method by which current Parker Middle Schoolers shadow their Upper School count...

Existential Generalizations, Issue 9

Josh Kaufman, Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last year I encountered something that seemed strange and foreign: the second semester senior. While I was waiting for two of my other co-captains to come to a Model UN meeting, I realized they were probably not going to show...

Parker and Recreation, Issue 9

Jessi Lieb, Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Just a couple weeks ago, a freshman read a poem about sexual harassment at the talent show. Before she even started to perform, I listened to the boys behind me make comments about her body in the dress she was wearing. They con...

Head to Head: Should Parker Expand?

Grace Buono and Sophia Saker

April 26, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Expanding the School Means More than Just Numbers by Grace Buono It seems that almost every single school day, whether in the lunch line, in a Morning Ex, or in a class, there are discussions on the lack of diversity, economic di...

“The Math Lady”

Evan Hughes, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Throughout the month of March, Parker was visited for the second year in a row by internationally renowned mathematician Dr. Eugenia Cheng.  Her peg was “Math is Everywhere,” a mantra I appreciate fully, as a math fanatic and fu...

Parker Kicks It to the PepsiCo Showcase

Nicole Feitler, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

Filed under Sports

On April 8, 13, and 15, Parker’s varsity girls’ soccer team competed in Chicago’s invite-only PepsiCo Showcase, the largest high school varsity soccer tournament in the United States.  In the first game of the tournament...

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