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Eden Stranahan October 30, 2020

On September 25, Parker parents opened their email to a notification from Nurse Anne Nelson explaining that a student in the Upper School has...

Student Government President Carter Wagner introducing the Senior Month Resolution during Plenary. Photo courtesy of Carter Wagner.
The Students Speak Out
Zach Joseph October 30, 2020

“I have briefly spoken with Mr. Brandon and surveyed students about a new program I want to start called Senior Month, where for four weeks...

2020 Strikes Again
2020 Strikes Again
Sofia Brown October 30, 2020

Editor’s note: Mayor Lightfoot announced the City’s proposed budget on October 21, after this article went to press. Walking down the...

Pre-Testing During the Pandemic
Pre-Testing During the Pandemic
Alya Satchu October 30, 2020

For one of the first times since March, juniors have headed back to campus with masks on, spaced at least six feet apart, and focused on the...

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Teaching Masked
Teaching Masked
Tess Wayland October 30, 2020

Learning through a screen is difficult for many in the Upper School, but teaching through a mask presents its own set of challenges. Though the Upper School remains remote, teachers in the Lower, Intermediate,...

The Scariest Halloween Yet
The Scariest Halloween Yet
Scarlett Pencak October 30, 2020

Once the leaves start to change from green to auburns and yellows, the drop in temperature paired with a crisp breeze, and the sudden craving for pumpkin everything… fall is upon us. Arguably the best...

Grads on Gap Years
Grads on Gap Years
Harry Lowitz October 30, 2020

In the face of COVID-19, colleges have been forced to make an important decision about how they can resume higher education while keeping everyone safe. Some colleges have decided to bring everyone back...

TikToker and parker student, Anika Gehani. Photo courtesy of Anika and @itsreallyani on TikTok.
TikTok at Parker
Riya Jain October 30, 2020

TikTok, the app where people can post videos varying from dancing, to advocating, to making others laugh, has made its way into Parker. Freshman Anika Gehani recently gained 31.7 thousand followers and...

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"COVID-19 Case in the 8th Grade. A switch to Remote Learning for Two Weeks."
COVID-19 Case in the 8th Grade
Julia Marks October 6, 2020

On October 4 at 9:32 p.m., while students finished up their homework or got ready for bed, Parker parents received an email that a student in...

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The Kovler Family Library. Photograph courtesy of the Francis W. Parker School.
Curbside Kovler
Sophia Rosenkranz October 5, 2020

“Hello from the Kovler Family Library!” read an email from Annette Lesak, Middle and Upper School Library and Formation Services Specialist,...

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"Parker PM Resumes Fun — Parker PM After School Activities Begin." Graphic by Jacob Boxerman.
Parker PM Resumes Fun
Harry Lowitz September 25, 2020

Parker PM, the Parker after school program, had its first day of programming for the 2020-21 school year on September 9. “We’re happy that...

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COVID-19
Exposed
Exposed
Eden Stranahan October 30, 2020

On September 25, Parker parents opened their email to a notification from Nurse Anne Nelson explaining that a student in the Upper School has...

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Benjamin Kagan
Benjamin Kagan
Brief Writer

Benjamin Kagan is a freshman in his first year on the staff of "The Weekly," and is excited to be serving as a Brief Writer. When he isn’t writing for “The Weekly” or competing in Model UN, he enjoys...

Nick Skok
Nick Skok
Editor-in-Chief

Nick Skok is a senior in his fourth year on "The Weekly." He is currently serving as an Editor-in-Chief and has previously served as an Online Editor, a Copy Editor, and Staff Writer. Other than "The Weekly",...

Lydia Blasko
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