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Pre-Season Ballers

Paige Shayne, Brief Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News, Sports

For all basketball players in the high school, Monday and Wednesday evenings--at least for an hour and a half--now means shooting hoops instead of doing homework, practicing lay-ups instead of studying. According to an email from Uppe...

Catalonia: A Region in Chaos

Felix Wood, Political Brief Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Briefs

On October 1, 2017, the Spanish region of Catalonia voted to become independent from Spain, with a 90% majority. Catalonia was already quite autonomous - it has its own parliament and flag, and controls most of its own public...

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Getting to Know Mr. Brandon

October 31, 2017

Manafort Indicted in Mueller Investigation

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Briefs

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted on money laundering and tax and foreign lobbying charges as part of the Russian collusion investigation led by special co...

Fall Sports In Review

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features

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In Response to “Patriotism at Parker”

Felix Wood, Political Brief Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Weekly Editors, I would like to respond to the article “Patriotism at Parker.” I feel that part of the issue with how Parker manages the patriotic elements of American society is that it is extremely all or nothing--e...

Editorial, Issue 3 – Volume CVII

The Parker Weekly

October 31, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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, ...

Trump: Agent Orange

Ava Stepan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Everyone remembers it differently. The day after. On November 9, 2016, students filed into Parker as they always do, but something was different. The night before, Donald J. Trump had been elected the 45th President of the Unite...

Good Times, Good Vibes

Molly Weinberg, Culture Critic

October 31, 2017

Filed under Culture

The play “The Good Times are Killing Me,” written in 1988 by Lynda Barry, originally as a comic book, tells the coming-of-age story of Edna Arkins, played by freshman Madeline Leja, growing up in a racially diverse neighb...

New Mascot Swoops In

Zach Joseph, Brief Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Parker has been upgrading parts of the school over the years, from the field to the library, and the latest is the new mascot. As announced at the Homecoming MX, our new mascot is the Eagle. The addition, while it has good int...

Dangerous Silence

Grace Chang, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinions

There is something wrong with the casual way in which we talk about suicide in our school. All too often, I hear, “I’m going to kill myself,” or the almost too vivid, “I’m going to shoot myself.” I catch myself doing...

Bronstein’s Banter, Issue 3

Jett Bronstein, Columnist

October 31, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Whenever I think of Halloween, two things come to mind: candy and costumes. Of course, my take on Halloween is quite westernized and modern. I don’t really think of Halloween as a holiday that originated from a Celtic tradit...

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