Category archives for: Columns

Guest column: Trailblazing effort needed on climate action plans

With the recent release of a new United Nations report on the global impact of climate change, we are given still another chilling warning that we are facing catastrophe unless we accelerate efforts to confront this crisis.

Cronin: An American Greek tragedy

Barry Cronin

Ferguson was an avoidable, modern day American Greek tragedy.

My Town: It’s not your grandpa’s Halloween!

Bob Emery

When did Halloween turn into an excuse for adults to drink, carouse, debauch and otherwise make a fool of one’s self while dressed in ghoulish tresses, a la Michael Jackson?

When did civics take a back seat?

According to the Constitution, the presiding officer of the U.S. Senate is: a) The president pro tempore, b) the speaker of the House of Representatives, c) the vice president, d) the majority leader.

Choosing the Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

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By Dr. Brouha, Poway Dermatology If you are looking for a quality product, it’s easy these days to just pop onto a website like Amazon and find the product with the best reviews. However, while that system might work for a computer or TV set, it won’t work for skincare products like moisturizers. The moisturizer [...]

Parker Invites Community Builders to Leadercast

Graduation Education Path LEARN to LEAD

By Kevin Yaley, Head of School At Francis Parker School we seek to inspire and develop tomorrow’s leaders. Leadership doesn’t simply mean to be in charge. Leadership is inspiring others to take on challenges and reach beyond their expectations. That is why Parker is inviting San Diegans to attend Leadercast, a daylong leadership-building event on [...]

Parker’s Summer Program Offers Enriching Adventures

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By Kevin Yaley Imagine a summer immersed in learning and discovery: Students preparing fine cuisine with farm fresh ingredients; Others honing their athletic skills under the sponsorship of Nike or learning jazz music skills from recognized local artists. Imagine all this and more. At Francis Parker School, it is our goal to inspire excellence. Students [...]

Don’t Be Misled Skincare Labels

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By Dr. Brouha, Poway Dermatology Now, more than ever, people are concerned about what they put into and onto their bodies. We are eating fewer preservatives and more organic foods and choosing skincare products that are also natural and healing. Skincare companies are aware of this trend, and while some companies do make skincare products [...]

Skincare Myths Busted


By Dr. Brouha, Poway Dermatology We’ve all heard the saying “beauty is only skin deep,” but just because it is more important to be beautiful on the inside than on the outside, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t adopt a beauty regimen to maximize our outer beauty—especially our skin. We expose our skin to the [...]

Unleashing Excellence through Creativity


By Kevin Yaley Nurturing our students’ creativity is an important part of the Francis Parker School mission. At Parker, instruction in the arts helps students develop qualities essential for success in college and beyond. By practicing performing and visual arts, our students learn the essential skills of flexible thinking, risk-taking and persistence. That’s why we [...]