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The Parker Weekly

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

Tennis Spring Showcase
Spring Showcase Photos
The Parker Weekly May 10, 2024

Kai Uemura competes at the Mixed Cup in Stuttgart.
Success in Stuttgart
Sascha Keller May 1, 2024

On Monday, March 11, senior Kai Uemura boarded a plane to Stuttgart, Germany, where he would compete in the 2024 Mixed Cup. The Mixed Cup is...

Free Throws to Furniture
Free Throws to Furniture
Ava Lin May 1, 2024

On Saturday, February 3, the Parker boys and girls basketball teams volunteered at Chicago Furniture Bank, a nonprofit organization that provides...

Student Government Election Season
Saroya Ornelas Pagnucci, Online Editor • April 29, 2024

Bright posters decorating the hallways. Students engaging in debates in the Harris Center. Food-filled tables lining the courtyard during Democrafest. These are all indications that the Upper School Student Government...

FWPMUN VIII
Jayden Patel and Ben Israel March 15, 2024

On February 10, the eighth Francis W. Parker Model United Nations (FWPMUN) kicked off at 7:30 AM, welcoming over 360 delegates from 20 schools around the Chicagoland area and Wisconsin. Helmed by a secretariat team...

Greek Colonels
Chloe Deutsch, Brief Writer • March 15, 2024

The Upper School Model UN team traveled to Athens, Greece for a week of learning, touring, and debate from February 27 through March 5. Traveling with the 17 participating delegates from Parker were Dean of Student...

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College Talk
College Talk
Ava Lin, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The moment you enter high school, the main topic of conversation goes from summer plans to college dreams. You walk into freshman year wondering where it will take you after four years.  With each...

Members of the Upper School Slam Poetry team competing at a bout.
A Celebration of Joy
Saroya Ornelas Pagnucci, Online Editor • May 1, 2024

“While silence is my mother tongue, / It’s not my mother’s tongue,” junior and member of Francis W. Parker’s Slam Poetry team, Uma Morris, said, as she took to the stage of the Rooted & Radical...

Ava Lin plays squash at the University Club Cathedral Hall.
Ava Lin: Squash Superstar
Helen Aklilu May 1, 2024

Ava Lin is a squash phenom. She’s a member of the United States Junior National Team, won the Sportsmanship Award at the US Squash Junior Awards Night, participates in tournaments all around the world,...

From Public Housing to Quantum Mechanics
From Public Housing to Quantum Mechanics
Lula Notz May 1, 2024

Parker students have an incredible array of interests. From learning about real analysis and quantum mechanics to trying to dismantle stereotypes around public housing, independent studies are a way for...

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Parker mourns the passing of Pat McHale,  beloved Physical Education teacher & coach
Parker mourns the passing of Pat McHale, beloved Physical Education teacher & coach
The Parker Weekly May 1, 2024

"Mr. McHale was my first Parker PE teacher and taught me what’s it’s like to be a Parker student and how to be a better member for the Parker...

New Schedule
New Schedule
Jayden Patel, Brief Writer • May 1, 2024

While many schools have schedules that consist of six to eight day rotations, with each day assigned a respective letter, Parker’s current...

Should advanced English be offered at Parker?
Should advanced English be offered at Parker?
Zoe Polsky, Staff Writer • March 15, 2024

Although the difference between an A, A- and B+ are inconsequential for some, for many, these simple letters are everything. Stress may be a...

To Read or Not To Read
Christina Merikas and Ellery Singer February 9, 2024

After Student Government, Upper School students walk out of the auditorium and, on occasion, they go straight to a member of the Parker Weekly’s Board. No matter the member, they all have something in common,...

The Need to Remember
Sejal Ahuja February 9, 2024

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the United States commemorates those who fought for us in World War I, celebrating the end of the war in 1918. Finally, some acknowledgement of these...

Incident Report Ideations
Lula Notz February 9, 2024

The 2023-2024 school year at Parker has been a year of new policies, systems, and ideas for change. The cell phone policy was introduced, the schedule may be changing, and the Upper School Incident Report system...

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Pau Ponders
Pau Ponders
Ponderings from an almost-May senior
Pau Maset Josa, Columnist
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The Exponential Graph of Anxiety
The Exponential Graph of Anxiety
My Junior year documented as an exponential function
Annabel McIntosh
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Two Perspectives - One Family
Two Perspectives - One Family
Ninth grade Zeller and Upper School Head Zeller discuss new schedule
Owen Zeller, Staff Writer
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Interweb Intel
Jack Adee, Columnist • May 1, 2024

When I walked in to take the first ever Digital SAT, I thought I had beat the system. When I walked out I felt as if the system had beaten me.  I...

College is an Accomplishment
Sejal Ahuja, Online Editor • May 1, 2024

When you’re a junior in high school, college is the most important thing in the world. I don’t mean to generalize, but I feel confident in...

Senioritis Explained
Arjun Kalra, DEIB Coverage • May 1, 2024

At the beginning of second semester, I found myself slowly lacking more and more motivation. And then, all at once, when I started hearing college...

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There is No Way Around it
There is No Way Around it
The Parker Weekly May 10, 2024

There is no way around it. “The Weekly” needs to be a class. If it continues to not be a class, it will die. No one on staff can really...

“The Parker Weekly” Leadership

The 2023-24 school year will be ‘The Parker Weekly’s” 113th year of continuous publication.

 

Editors-in-Chief Harry Lowitz ’24, Benjamin Kagan ’24, and Hanna Bilgin ’24 currently lead “The Parker Weekly.” Kate Tabor and Eric Rampson serve as “The Weekly’s” faculty advisors.

 

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

“The Parker Weekly” Online Policy

Articles and editorials published on this website do not reflect the views of the Francis W. Parker School. Our opinions do not represent those of the school. All articles undergo a thorough publication process and are edited and reviewed by the editors-in-chief of The Parker Weekly and our faculty advisors.

 

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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Cate’s Call
Cate O'Connor February 9, 2024
Interweb Intel
Jack Adee February 9, 2024
The 14 Year Experience
Ben Rachel December 15, 2023
Playlist of "The Weekly" - Volume CXIII, Issue 10
Lucas Werneck Fraga May 10, 2024

Mean Girls Debut
Phoebe Josephson March 13, 2024

On Wednesday, March 13 at 5:00 pm, Parker will debut Mean Girls The Musical in the auditorium. The musical will also be performed on March 14 at 7:00 pm, March 15 at 7:00 pm, and March 16 at 1:00 pm for...

Colonel Closing
Chloe Deutsch, Brief Writer • January 12, 2024

At 9:47 pm tonight, Thursday, January 11th Principal Dan Frank ‘74, and Assistant Principal Priyanka Rupani emailed a notification to students, faculty, staff, and parents and guardians, letting them...

To Learn and to Practice
Chloe Deutsch, Brief Writer • December 6, 2023

From November 29 through December 2, students were given the opportunity to participate in the Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This year was the 25th anniversary of the Student Diversity Leadership...

Meet the Staff
Deven Gupta
Deven Gupta
Staff Director

Deven is an incoming senior and will be serving as the Staff Director this year. Deven has been on "The Weekly" for all four years and also enjoys playing golf.

Mala Levin
Mala Levin
Political Liaison

Mala Levin is so excited to be the Political Liaison of "The Parker Weekly" for the 2023-2024 year! She enjoys writing for both "The Weekly" and Scout as well as playing tennis.

Cam is a freshman, excited for his first year on “The Weekly” as a photographer. This also happens to be his first year at Parker. He has 5 years of experience in taking photos and 3 years of taking videos. Cam is so excited to work as a photographer and when he’s not taking photos around the school, you can find him sitting on hours of editing in the library.

Shalen Chawla
Shalen Chawla
Cartoonist

Shalen Chawla is very excited to be a cartoonist for "The Weekly." He likes to play chess and listen to music.

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