Parker Wright is from a Twin Cities suburb called Chaska, Minnesota. He grew up in Chaska before moving to Des Moines, Iowa to attend Drake University. He is currently a junior at Drake double majored in Multimedia Journalism and Writing.
At Drake, Parker is involved in the Times-Delphic newspaper where he the News Editor; the Drake Political Review magazine where he is a Staff Editor; he’s done writing for the DUiN satire magazine; an advocate with the Violence Prevention Partners; and he’s also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity.
Writer & Journalist
Parker graduated from Chaska High School in Chaska, Minnesota.
Currently, Parker is attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa working towards two Bachelors Degrees in Multimedia Journalism and Writing.
Times-Delphic: The Times-Delphic is Drake University’s entirely run student newspaper published weekly on Wednesdays throughout the normal academic year. It consists of four main sections: News, Features, Sports, and Commentary. Parker started out writing for the paper mainly writing for News or Features but also putting out a few commentary’s here and there. He has covered a wide specturum of stoires including events around Drake’s campus, events around Des Moines, and major legislation at the state level.
He became the News Editor in the spring of 2023. As News Editor, Parker is in charge of a team of writers and guides them in specific directions depending on the angle of the stories assigned. He works closely with them, helping them gather sources and information as well as proof read their stories before publishing. He is also in charge of designing the layout/spread of the News Section each week before print.
Drake Political Review: Drake Political Review is the on-campus politics magazine published once a semester. Parker is a Staff Editor, similar to the Times-Delphic, he works closely with a group of writers to help shape their stories while also writing stories for the magazine too.
Violence Intervention Partners: Also known as “VIP”, VIP is a 24/7 anonymous hotline on campus that helps with domestic issues and dating violence. Parker is both an advocate for them as well as he works with the marketing and social committee and to help advertise and spread word on events.
Sigma Phi Epsilon: Also known as SigEp, SigEp is a social fraternity on campus built around building balanced men. They are very community orientated; doing lots of outreach and philanthropy; and focused on making its members more well balanced academically, professionally, physically, emotionally, and mentally.