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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

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Storms Across Chicago
Beckett Nikitas, Copy Editor • June 14, 2022

On Monday, June 13, 2022, heavy storms hit the Chicago-land area causing extensive damage and lightning. The storm passed directly over North...

Love Looks Like A Poster Board
Love Looks Like A Poster Board
Eden Stranahan June 9, 2022

What does love look like? Well, for many students at Parker, love presents itself in a 22 by 28 inch poster board adorned with a clever pun which...

Helping Chicagos Youth
Helping Chicago's Youth
Samantha Graines June 9, 2022

Against a light blue background, there lives a white dove with a purple olive branch in its mouth. This image of peace is on the homepage of...

Off To Alabama
Alya Satchu June 9, 2022

Atop a hill overlooking Montgomery, Ala., stands a candid depiction of violence and a space to reflect on historical horrors. Eight hundred and five steel monuments are suspended from the ceiling, each one representing...

London Calling
Emma Manley June 9, 2022

Rather than being across the science hallway in her courtyard office, Upper School science teacher Kara Schupp will be across the pond in London next year. Schupp will be a high school biology teacher at the American...

Foreign Language Feats
Emma Manley June 9, 2022

Freshman Annoshae Mirza received a gold medal in the ACTR (American Council of Teachers of Russian) Olympiada of Spoken Russian, a competition which she participated in on May 7. Mirza completed the Olympiada...

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Underclassmen crowd the new Catboxes on a break
Schrödinger's cat(boxes)
Jacob Boxerman & Sofia Brown, Editor in Chief & Managing Editor • May 16, 2022

They were there, then they were not, and now they’re back. The popular student seating on the third floor has returned in a new and improved form. Students returned to school for hybrid learning in...

Election Section 2022: Election Boogaloo
Ben Rachel and The Parker Weekly May 10, 2022

“The Parker Weekly” profiled candidates running for a Cabinet office in this election cycle. Every candidate was granted the opportunity for a feature, and we are so excited to showcase a slate full...

Senior Ashley Golden speaks to the Upper School.
Recover and Recount
Alya Satchu, Opinions Editor • May 10, 2022

On her first day at the Eating Recovery Center, senior Ashley Golden, diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, entered an open room. She found 25 other patients and an adult woman that held herself  “cruelly...

Grape Jam poses in front of the altar at Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Grapes and Grace
Deven Gupta, Brief Writer • May 10, 2022

On Tuesday, April 5, Grape Jam performed in concert at the Fourth Presbyterian Church and showed their talent as well as the hard work they have put in over the last year. Grape Jam, one of the choir groups...

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County Fair Craves
County Fair Craves
I Ate Every Food I Saw at County Fair
Lucy Wrubel
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Neon green spells tragedy at 7/11.
Curious Jake — What Happened to 7-Eleven?
What Happened to 7-Eleven?
Jacob Boxerman, Editor-in-Chief
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Moogus Bogus - Election Season
Moogus Bogus
Election Season
Eli Moog, Columnist
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In My Life
Naomi Gross, Columnist • May 10, 2022

Remember how in Middle and Lower School the day before a break was filled with games, movies, and fun? I do. I remember going into the last week...

Lucy Wrubel's Certified Guide To The Cafeteria Cooler
Lucy Wrubel, Copy Editor • May 10, 2022

DISCLAIMER: The content below has been written by me, Lucy Wrubel, in collaboration with the opinions of junior Kiran Matthews, and English teacher...

20/22 Hindsight
Tess Wayland, Editor in Chief • May 10, 2022

One of my first memories of Parker is Mr. Drury writing “there” on the board three times, in three different places. Somewhere in between...

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COVID-19 & The New Normal
Third Grade Adapts The Tradition To Meet Challenges
Goodbye Thanksgiving MX
Ben Rachel, Brief Writer • November 29, 2021

From County Fair to 12 Days to Class Day, Parker is a school filled with history, stories, and traditions. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions, some of these have been either cancelled or postponed, including the third grade-run Thanksgiving MX. “The third graders aren't doing the Thanksgiving MX this year,” third grade teacher Amy Przygoda said. After having the MX cancelled twice due to the pandemic, the third graders are moving on from the long-standing tradition of Parker. Most high school students at Parker...

A box sits in the front alcove, encouraging donations to the food drive
The Colonel Turkey Drive
Annabel McIntosh , Staff Writer • November 29, 2021

Families are getting into the spirit of the month by returning the favor to our community as the holidays approach. Our Parker community members...

Large plastic caps and locks block access to water fountain spigots.Photo by Emma Manley.
Fountains of Youths
Tess Wayland, Editor in Chief • November 29, 2021

Hydration at Parker ranges from sports-tipped Crystal Lake bottles, Nalgenes, S’wells, Camelbacks, and cloudy blue cafeteria cups, not including...

The Vaccine Clinic for all children 5-11 takes place in Parkers Big Gym
Vaxxed To The Max
Emma Manley, Editor in Chief • November 29, 2021

On Thursday, November 11, the Main Gym was filled not with athletics equipment and sports teams but with chairs, doctors, and kids. November...

Give a Colonel a Cookie - Editorial, Issue 9 - Volume CXI
Give a Colonel a Cookie - Editorial, Issue 9 - Volume CXI
The Parker Weekly May 10, 2022

If you give a Parker student body Cookies, they’re going to ask for ideas. When you give them the idea, they’ll probably ask you for support. The...

Moogus Bogus
Eli Moog, Columnist • May 10, 2022
In My Life
Naomi Gross, Columnist • May 10, 2022
Tara's Takes
Tara Cochrane, Columnist • May 10, 2022
Playlist of "The Weekly": sua
Jonah Siskel, Chief Music Editor • May 10, 2022

Storms Across Chicago
Beckett Nikitas, Copy Editor • June 14, 2022

On Monday, June 13, 2022, heavy storms hit the Chicago-land area causing extensive damage and lightning. The storm passed directly over North Chicago and continued south towards Gary, Indiana. Chicago...

Masks Are Here to Stay
Max Keller, Online Editor • May 16, 2022

The mask policy at the Francis W. Parker school has, once again, changed. In an email on May 16, Principal Dan Frank and all three Divisions Heads advised the entire school community that masks would once...

Parker Reinstates Mask Mandate
Max Keller, Online Editor • April 19, 2022

On April 18, after five weeks of a mask optional environment, the Parker community received an email announcing that Parker would be reinstating mandatory mask wearing for a minimum of two weeks. The email...

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“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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“The Parker Weekly” Leadership

The 2021-22 school year will be ‘The Parker Weekly’s” 111th year of continuous publication.

 

Editors-in-Chief Jacob Boxerman ’22, Emma Manley ’22, and Tess Wayland ’22 currently lead “The Parker Weekly.” Kate Tabor and Eric Rampson serve as “The Weekly’s” faculty advisors.

 

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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