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Track and Zoom
Track and Zoom
Ana Franco February 12, 2021

Getting in shape for indoor track season, student-athletes ordinarily start running through the third-floor hallways, jumping over backpacks...

With the new administration comes conversations in the Parker community. Photo courtesy of Kathy Fang, NSPA.
A Glance Into the US Political Climate
Max Keller February 12, 2021

The lead up to the quadriannual American ritual of a Presidential Inauguration was anything but typical. It took until November 7, 2020, five...

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To Zoom Or Not To Zoom?
Jacob Boxerman February 12, 2021

In the tradition of William Shakespeare, who wrote his play "King Lear" during a plague, Parker’s Shakespeare Slam team joined in a city-wide...

The Inauguration of Joe Biden
The Inauguration of Joe Biden
Owen Stepan February 12, 2021

The current President of The United States, Joe Biden, had his Presidential inauguration on Wednesday, January 20. In preparation for the inauguration,...

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Students Staying Home
Students Staying Home
Alya Satchu February 12, 2021

Throughout the past seven months, Upper School students have had no choice but to cope through school days that require the completion of profuse amounts of work in a virtual setting. Now students that...

Teachers’ Thoughts?
Teachers’ Thoughts?
Sofia Brown February 12, 2021

There are mixed feelings circulating the Upper School as students and faculty experience their first taste of in-person learning since the beginning of the school year. Parker teachers are required...

Middle School Model UN meeting over Zoom.
What’s Up With Middle School?
Emma Manley February 12, 2021

After coming home from school, Middle Schoolers open Google Classroom and access Zoom links. They see their friends and teachers once again, but this time, it is for club meetings. While classes are in...

Photo of Ms. Cristie teaching her freshman class. Photo by Gray Joseph.
An Aca-Welcome
Samantha Graines February 12, 2021

A blue and yellow checkered kite fills the sky. At the end of the string, flying the rope is Christie Chiles Twillie. On the weekends, Twillie likes to fly kites, but on the weekdays she is leading Parker’s...

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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
Time, Patience, and a Vaccine
Time, Patience, and a Vaccine
Suhani Aggarwal and Sadie Gallagher January 29, 2021

While everyday Americans were moving into lockdown and attempting to stay safe, scientists were testing and beginning to develop vaccines for...

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Smiling Through it All
Smiling Through it All
Sofia Brown January 29, 2021
Payton Pitts looks for an opening at a varsity basketball practice. Photo courtesy of Payton Pitts.
Mask-etball
Julia Marks December 18, 2020
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Lilly Satterfield
Lilly Satterfield
Culture Critic

Lilly Satterfield is a senior in her fourth year on "The Weekly." She is currently serving as a Culture Critic and has previously served as a Political Liason, a Brief Writer, and Staff Writer. Outside...

Rosey Limmer
Rosey Limmer
Columnist

Rosey Limmer is a senior in her third year on the staff of “The Weekly.” Currently, she is a Columnist and she has previously been a Staff Writer in both her sophomore and freshman year.

Eli Greenwald
Eli Greenwald
Sports Brief Writer

Eli Greenwald is a sophomore in his second year on the staff of "The Weekly”. He is currently the sports brief writer, and he was previously a staff writer in his freshman year. Eli is a two sport athlete,...

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