My name is Parker Wright. I am from the Twin Cities, Minnesota. A suburb southwest of Minneapolis called Chaska. I am currently a student at Drake University double majored in Multimedia Journalism and Writing.
At Drake I’ve been involved with the Times-Delphic newspaper, Drake Political Review magazine, DUiN satire magazine, Violence Intervention Partners, and the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
High School: I graduated from Chaska High School in Chaska, Minnesota in 2021
College: I am currently working towards two Bachelor’s Degrees in Multimedia Journalism and Writing
Times-Delphic: I started as a Staff Writer and now am currently the News Editor for the paper. I have covered stories across a wide spectrum from events around Des Moines to major legislation and protests. As editor I work with a team of writers and guide them in certain directions based on what I want their stories to be. I work closely with them, helping them gather sources and proof read their stories before publishing. I am also in charge of designing the News Section of the paper.
Drake Political Review: Similar to the Times Delphic, as Staff Editor I work closely with a group of writers and help them get their stories into shape for the semester issue of the magazine. I have also written articles as well.
Violence Intervention Partners: Also known as VIP, VIP is a 24/7 anonymous hotline on campus that helps with domestic issues and dating violence. I am both an advocate for them as well as I work 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 thats whole structure is 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.
Band: Throughout high school and my first two years of college I was a member of marching band where I was on the drumline and played bass drum.
I am proficient in AP Style and writing as well as I know how to use Adobe software like Photoshop, InDesign, and Premier Pro. I know my way around Google, Microsoft, Apple, and I have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
I have public speaking experience as well as leadership and experience in tech and broadcast work.