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Collecting Constructive Criticism
Collecting Constructive Criticism
Samantha Graines, Copy Editor • September 7, 2020

Ballots! Voting! Campaigns! These things are among the many items that every election has in common. Promises are also another important and fundamental aspect of all elections. During every election season,...

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Education Equity
Eden Stranahan, Staff Writer • September 7, 2020

Life during COVID-19 has highlighted an already present issue: the homework gap, school-age children lacking the connectivity they need to complete schoolwork at home. Parker's new Education Equity club...

Camp Modin’s beautiful waterfront was full of campers this summer. Photograph by Camp Modin.
The Masked Summer
Mia Bronstein, Videographer • September 7, 2020

Summer camp is an essential part of American life for millions of kids throughout the country. Sadly, due to COVID-19, thousands of camps around the country were canceled. However, a few camps stayed open...

The new Latin teacher, Sean Miranda. Photo from LinkedIn.
A New Face in the Language Department
Max Keller, Copy Editor • September 7, 2020

At the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, Mark Aymar, long time Latin teacher, announced his plans to retire from teaching.  Aymar began teaching at Parker in the late 1980s when he joined as a 6th...

The 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Bracket, courtesy of NHL on Twitter.
Hockey. Is. Back!
Eli Greenwald, Sports Brief Writer • August 17, 2020

Hockey is back! Which means it’s time to talk about everything to know for the 2020 NHL playoffs.  The playoffs are very different this...

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Empty seats at President Trump
Trump Trolled by TikTok
Benjamin Kagan, Brief Writer • July 2, 2020

President Donald J. Trump’s re-election campaign didn’t start off as smoothly as he had hoped.  The President had been touting on Twitter...

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Illinois state government branding for its five-phase reopening plan. Image from Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
80 Percent There
Sophia Rosenkranz, Brief Writer • June 29, 2020
The state of Illinois moved into Phase Four of its COVID-19 reopening plan on Friday, June 26, previously scheduled for July 1, after nearly a month of Phase Three.
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COVID-19
The Return to Campus Coordinating Committee
Benjamin Kagan, Brief Writer • September 7, 2020

It’s been 179 days since Parker last held in-person classes. The Return to Campus Coordinating Committee (RCCC) is a new sub-committee of the...

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How is Chicago Doing?
Sadie Gallagher, Staff Writer • September 7, 2020
Cooking and Cleaning, A New Normal
Cooking and Cleaning, A New Normal
Sofia Brown, Features Editor • September 7, 2020
COVID-19 Takes a Bite out of Restaurants
COVID-19 Takes a Bite out of Restaurants
Arjun Kalra, Staff Writer • September 7, 2020
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Samantha Graines
Samantha Graines
Copy Editor

Samantha Graines is a sophomore in her second year on the staff of "The Weekly." She is thrilled to be serving as a copy editor and a staff writer for the 2020-21 school year. Outside of "The Weekly,"...

Tess Wayland
Tess Wayland
Managing Editor

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