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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

SG Separation Stopped
SG Separation Stopped
Benjamin Kagan, Copy Editor • December 17, 2021

Senior Tess Wayland is a unique member of the Parker student body. Last year, she applied to be Editor-In-Chief of “The Parker Weekly”...

The Girls Basketball Team pauses for a huddle.
Back to McGrath
Mikhail Satchu, Staff Writer • December 17, 2021

On Friday December 10, the Parker community gathered at the DePaul University McGrath-Phillips Arena wearing white to support the Boys and Girls...

Alumni Grace Smith and Jen O’Connor present on their Parker experience.
What Comes Next?
Sophia Rosenkranz, Online Editor • December 17, 2021

Francis W. Parker School seeks to educate students to be citizens of the world. After high school, Parker students are ready to set forth into...

Paving The Way By Picking Up
Ben Rachel, Brief Writer • December 17, 2021

On November 16, 16 students went to Washington Park for a trash pick-up hosted by the Social Justice Committee and Environmental Committee. “In Chicago, Black and Latinx residents are more likely to live close...

A Visit from a State Representative
Ben Rachel, Brief Writer • December 13, 2021

On December 7, the junior class congregated in the library during graderoom to meet Parker parent and state representative, Kelly Cassidy. With the US History department teaching the grade about civil disobedience...

Decorated Delegation
Deven Gupta, Brief Writer • November 29, 2021

On November 6, students from Parker participated in the Saint Ignatius Model United Nations conference. It is the first conference of the year for the club, and it is one of the first to be back in-person. After...

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NFL Playoff Preview
NFL Playoff Preview
Eli Greenwald, Cheif Sports Correspondant • January 14, 2022

The NFL playoffs have arrived. Heading into super wild card weekend, here is a playoff preview into each matchup this weekend, as well as insight into the one-seeded Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans. AFC (7)...

Dan Frank Returns to the Classroom
Dan Frank Returns to the Classroom
Max Keller, Online Editor • December 17, 2021

Dr. Daniel B. Frank ‘74 has been the Principal of the Parker for the entire educational experience at Parker of every current student in the building from JK through twelfth grade. In fact, Frank was...

The Computer Technology Committee Lunchbot replies to a students’ text.
What’s for Lunch Today?
Harry Lowitz, Copy Editor • December 17, 2021

A student exits their last class before lunch and wonders one of the most pressing questions at Parker: what is for lunch? For years, the answer very often eluded them until they reached the cafeteria....

Students pose outside of the Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church after the Social Justice and Envi- ronmental Committee trash pick up in Washington Park.
Paving The Way By Picking Up
Ben Rachel, Brief Writer • December 17, 2021

On November 16, 16 students went to Washington Park for a trash pick-up hosted by the Social Justice Committee and Environmental Committee. “In Chicago, Black and Latinx residents are more likely...

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Music Committee Out of Tune
Music Committee Out of Tune
Music Committee Review
Deven Gupta, Brief Writer
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We Know It All Too Well
We Know It All Too Well
For Teenage Girls, Misogyny is Nothing New
Emma Manley, Editor in Chief
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List item 10 shows off a gorgeous piece of material. Photo courtesy of Eli Moog.
Moogus Bogus
Gratitude
Eli Moog, Columnist
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I Bet You’re Thinking About This Re-Release
Sloane Demetriou, Staff Writer • December 17, 2021

Once again, we have been blessed with a new Taylor’s Version album, which is perfect because now we can all listen to 21 of Taylor Swift’s...

The Inbox
Arjun Kalra , Columnist • December 17, 2021

Traditions across our culture are being questioned because of their often problem- atic history. Parker traditions are no excep- tion....

Library Love
Emma Manley, Editor in Chief • December 17, 2021

During the sophomore town hall on Friday, November 5, one student referred to the library with air quotes, insinuating that Parker’s library...

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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...

Editorial, Issue 5 – Volume CXI – Has @FWP Gone Too @FAR?
The Parker Weekly December 17, 2021

Everyday a new “@fwp___” account seems to be created. It started with the fabulous @fwpfits. At this point, this trend has seemingly gone...

Moogus Bogus
Eli Moog, Columnist • December 17, 2021
The Inbox
Arjun Kalra , Columnist • December 17, 2021
Shop Smart this Black Friday
Naomi Gross, Columnist • November 29, 2021
Tara's Takes
Tara Cochrane, Columnist • November 29, 2021
Holidaysz Mix – Playlist of the Weekly – Issue 5, Volume CXI
December 17, 2021

A Visit from a State Representative
Ben Rachel, Brief Writer • December 13, 2021

On December 7, the junior class congregated in the library during graderoom to meet Parker parent and state representative, Kelly Cassidy. With the US History department teaching the grade about civil...

Parker's Favorite Zoo Changes Leadership
Beckett Nikitas , Brief Writer • November 1, 2021

At the end of the year, Lincoln Park Zoo President, Kevin Bell, will be retiring after 25 years of service. Megan Ross, Ph.D. has been appointed his successor. Ross has worked at the zoo since 2000, and...

An “Improvised” Sophomore Retreat
Deven Gupta, Brief Writer • October 26, 2021

This past Monday and Tuesday, the sophomores took a two-day retreat to ‘The Forge’ outdoor adventure park and ‘The Second City’. The first day was to “The Forge,” and included a mix of...

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Meet the Staff
Noemi Ponce
Noemi Ponce
Photographer

Noemi Ponce is a senior starting her first year on the staff of “The Weekly” as a photographer. Noemi participates in LASO and will be the co-head this year. She also does photography outside of school and hopes to put her skills to use!

Naomi Gross
Naomi Gross
Columnist

Naomi Gross is a columnist serving for her first year on the weekly. Outside of the weekly, Naomi does model UN and field hockey and outside of school loves to hang out with friends. Naomi is so excited to see what the rest of her year in the weekly has in store for her!

Lucy Wrubel
Lucy Wrubel
Culture Critic, Copy Editor

Lucy Wrubel is a junior entering her second year on the staff of “The Weekly” as a culture critic and copy editor. Lucy also enjoys debate club, Parker sports, and spending time with her friends. She looks forward to continuing to write for the weekly this year!

Alya Satchu
Alya Satchu
Opinions Editor

Alya Satchu is a junior in her third year on the staff of "The Weekly". Currently, she is the Opinions Editor and has previously served as a Copy Editor and Staff Writer. Outside of the newspaper, Alya is a student athlete and takes part in several clubs.

“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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