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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

Juniors Gannon Holt-Hall, Gabe Vilus and Davin Rowe trade caramel candies for a paperclip in the Underground Grown-ish cookie.
Cookies!
Jayden Patel, Brief Writer • June 6, 2024

Cookies can be described in two ways. Chewy and sweet, or educational and entertaining. While the first description describes some of the desserts...

Freshman throws no-hitter
Freshman throws no-hitter
Ari Deutsch, Sports Writer • June 6, 2024

The Parker Colonels baseball team beat Noble Academy on Sunday, May 14, with a score of 15-0. Contributing to that success was freshman Joseph...

Fifty Years of FWP
Fifty Years of FWP
Sejal Ahuja, Online Editor • June 6, 2024

As I sat down in Dr. Frank’s office to conduct an interview, I couldn’t help but notice the various items that decorated his walls and shelves....

Carlsson Changing
Christina Merikas, Staff Writer • June 6, 2024

The Middle and Upper School Director of Studies: for the past seven years, Sven Carlsson had that title. Until recently, that is. This upcoming year, Carlsson is leaving his post in the administration to take over...

Spring Sports Showcase Returns
Ava Lin, Sports Writer • June 6, 2024

On Saturday, April 27, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) hosted Parker’s Spring Athletics Showcase for the first time in three years. “Four out of our five spring sports were able to compete,” said Athletic...

Celebrating the Life of Pat McHale
Malik Crowder, Staff Writer • June 6, 2024

There was a clear blue sky and the sun was shining on the day of Pat McHale’s memorial service. The day’s vibrance was a preview to a light-hearted celebration.  Pat McHale was a renaissance man who had...

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Ed Garza outside the Middle School office.
Acting in Absence
Annabel McIntosh June 6, 2024

Do you know the answer to the test? A stunned sixth grader could tell you in a second. If you walk by the fourth floor halls to the arts wing, you will find Mr. Garza’s classroom: show lights, camera,...

Ethan Levine draws diagram of precalculus concept on a
white board in his room.
Levine Leaves
Graysen Pendry June 6, 2024

In the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, the math department will be missing one key figure, Upper School math teacher and Department Co-Chair, Ethan Levine. Levine typically teaches two sections of advanced...

Seniors Benjamin Kagan and Sam Forst present their May Term project to 4th Grade students.
May Term Inspires
Ben Israel, Copy Editor • June 6, 2024

For its third year back, Parker seniors are participating in “May Term,” an end-of-year program that takes inspiration from programs that debuted in the 1970s. Designed to provide seniors with the...

Serving Up Success
Serving Up Success
Sascha Keller June 6, 2024

On February 26, the Parker boys tennis team began practices, meeting early in the mornings and practicing to prepare for their matches. As of May 19, the tennis team had a record of nine wins and three...

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Screenshot of the Student Government ballot.
Election Allegations
Sascha Keller June 6, 2024

Election season has officially come to a close. Colorful posters have been taken down, speeches have been given, and a new cabinet has begun...

Karyn Kupcient
Karyn Kupcient
Ellery Singer June 6, 2024

In the second floor hallway, across from the auditorium, hangs a stone and metal plaque. In glinting silver lettering it reads “Karyn Kupcinet...

Alex Chaouki. Photo courtesy of Parker portal.
Who is “The Chaouk Man?”
Sejal Ahuja, Online Editor • June 6, 2024

Parker students all know Alex Chaouki. He’s a multifaceted man: DoorDasher, student, reselling entrepreneur, and active Parker community member....

The Parker Admissions Process
Christina Merikas, Staff Writer • May 10, 2024

Students pass by the doors of the Parker admissions office to go to the library, the cafeteria, to their classes, every single day. But what goes on behind those blue doors? The Parker admissions process is “tedious,”...

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 community. He would always ask me countless reminders of my baseball...

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 schedule has a five day rotation.he schedule is dependent on the day of...

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Senior Letter
Senior Letter
Naomi Gross
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Interweb Intel
Interweb Intel
Away all day
Jack Adee
Read Story
Goodbye to a Vapid Place
Goodbye to a Vapid Place
Arjun Kalra
Read Story
Congratulations
Riya Jain June 6, 2024

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to Francis W. Parker! A transformative high school experience awaits you. I’ll never forget opening...

Parker Needs to Connect its Divisions
Arjun Kalra June 6, 2024

Parker is really three schools each divorced from the other. Next year the schedule might help to bridge this gap, but by and large I don’t...

Senior Letter
Harry Lowitz, Editor in Chief • June 6, 2024

Dear Parker, Oh how to start this letter. I am sitting in my room, stressed about finishing the newspaper, and relatively unaware that after...

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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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Interweb Intel
Jack Adee June 6, 2024
Cate’s Call
Cate O'Connor June 6, 2024
Pau Ponders
Pau Maset Josa June 6, 2024
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
Beatrix Hirsch
Beatrix Hirsch
Staff Writer

Beatrix Hirsch is a freshman who has a love for writing that she is very excited to use to contribute to “The Weekly." When she is not writing, she can be found either reading or (more likely) playing volleyball.

Pau Maset Josa is super excited to spend his first year on "The Weekly" as a Columnist. After his ponderings, Pau oversees the Yearbook, rants to Ms. Zeller, vocalizes in Grape Jam and makes sure that all trash is thrown in its designated bin.

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.

Emily Evans
Emily Evans
Photo Editor

Emily Evans cannot wait to be a part of "The Weekly" for the second year as the Photo Editor! This year, she'll both capture photos for various issues and assign photographers photos to take. Aside from "The Weekly", she takes part in Grape Jam, holds leadership in "The Parker Record" and spends hours dancing outside of school.

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