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Illinois Lifting COVID Restrictions
Illinois Lifting COVID Restrictions
Harry Lowitz January 12, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, Governor J.B. Pritzker, announced that some of Illinois’s 11 regions could have the “toughest restrictions” relating...

Advisory Day For Upper School Cancelled
Advisory Day For Upper School Cancelled
Sophia Jones December 18, 2020

On November 10, Head of Upper School Justin Brandon sent an email to the Upper School informing them of an in-person Advisory Day meeting on...

Rocah Wins DA Position
Rocah Wins DA Position
Harry Lowitz December 18, 2020

On November 4, the Mimi Rocah for District Attorney Campaign released a Press Release, announcing Rocah’s election as Westchester District...

Parker families took part in the annual Thanksgiving food drive. Photo courtesy of Kevin Conlon.
Twenty Years of Turkey
Samantha Graines December 18, 2020

Turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and various forms of vegetables are the meal that many people sit down to every Thanksgiving. The delicious...

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The 2019-2020 Pride Committee Heads at Committee Fest. Photo courtesy of Will Ehrlich.
Parker’s Virtual Pride
Alya Satchu December 18, 2020

As the Parker community entered the building during Parker’s Pride Week in 2019, they were handed colorful beaded necklaces that they wore throughout the day in celebration. Over the course of the week,...

Zoomiversity?
Zoomiversity?
Eden Stranahan December 18, 2020

With the tap of a Zoom link and after spending a couple minutes in the waiting room one is greeted with up close faces within the perimeter of rectangle boxes. This is the process all students go through...

Irrelevant or Imperative?
Irrelevant or Imperative?
Sofia Brown December 18, 2020

As a lively debate in Student Government plenary came to a close, a majority of participant’s Zoom voting dots turned green as 85% of the student body voted in favor of passing the newly proposed Academic...

Covid-19 Thanksgiving Experience
Lucy Wrubel December 18, 2020

As a virus began to circulate months ago, no one suspected the effects it would have on parts of the year such as Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season. Suggestions were made to quarantine, remain...

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Illinois Lifting COVID Restrictions
Illinois Lifting COVID Restrictions
Harry Lowitz January 12, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, Governor J.B. Pritzker, announced that some of Illinois’s 11 regions could have the “toughest restrictions” relating...

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New PE Format
New PE Format
Eli Greenwald December 17, 2020

According to surveys conducted by the Student Senate, a large portion of the student body had an issue with PE during remote learning this semester....

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Parker Goes All Remote
Parker Goes All Remote
Tess Wayland November 23, 2020

On November 17, Principal Dan Frank and the division heads announced via an email to parents and guardians that it would be shifting the Lower,...

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COVID-19
Payton Pitts looks for an opening at a varsity basketball practice. Photo courtesy of Payton Pitts.
Mask-etball
Julia Marks December 18, 2020

On Friday, December 13, 2019, students, parents, alumni, and fans all entered the DePaul McGrath-Phillips Arena for the annual “White Out Game,”...

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Off, On and Off
Off, On and Off
Sadie Gallagher December 18, 2020
Teaching Masked
Teaching Masked
Tess Wayland October 30, 2020
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Sophia Rosenkranz
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Sophia Rosenkranz is a sophomore entering her first year on the staff of “The Weekly” as a brief writer. Sophia also participates in Model U.N. and is one of the leaders of Parker’s Tampon Tuesday...

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Grace Conrad
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