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Field hockey team at practice. Photo courtesy of Emily Simon.
Fall Sports Return in Time For Spring
Ana Franco April 2, 2021

Student-athletes line up at 4:30 p.m. each day to get their temperatures taken and to check-in. Some athletes are holding a field hockey stick,...

Theresa Collins has accepted a new job as Upper School Principal at St. Paul Academy. Photo courtesy of St. Paul Academy.
TC to SPA
Emma Manley April 2, 2021

After a decade and a half of teaching at Parker, Upper School English teacher Theresa Collins will be leaving after this year to become the next...

Postcards Galore
Sophia Rosenkranz April 2, 2021

Lower School Grandparents and Special Friends Day creates the opportunity for students to collaborate, have conversations, and display the projects...

Wilkerson Enlightens
Harry Lowitz April 2, 2021

“Essentially, a caste system is an artificial, arbitrary, graded ranking of human value in a society,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author and...

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Students in the MS Musical, photo courtesy of Ms. O
The Sun Will Come Out, Tomorrow
Sofia Brown April 2, 2021

Forty-three green rectangles and black Annie t-shirts fill the Zoom screen as middle school student performers join rehearsal in costume with their greenscreens hanging up behind them. The production of...

A Community Celebration of Poetry
Alya Satchu April 2, 2021

Poetry plays an emphatic role in the Parker community -- integrated into clubs, Morning Ex’s, and community-wide celebrations. On March 8, Parker community members gathered virtually to recognize and...

A Fresh Perspective
Zach Joseph April 2, 2021

On January 27, right after first semester finals were done and Upper School students were easing into the pace of their second semester courses, senior and Student Government President Carter Wagner made...

Are Snow Days Over?
Are Snow Days Over?
Sophia Rosenkranz March 1, 2021

The infamous Chicago winter can consist of cold, slippery, and icy snow. When snow starts to build up on the sidewalk, and nights begin to approach faster, students patiently wait for an email that says...

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Illinois Lifting COVID Restrictions
Illinois Lifting COVID Restrictions
Harry Lowitz January 12, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, Governor J.B. Pritzker, announced that some of Illinois’s 11 regions could have the “toughest restrictions” relating...

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New PE Format
New PE Format
Eli Greenwald December 17, 2020

According to surveys conducted by the Student Senate, a large portion of the student body had an issue with PE during remote learning this semester....

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Parker Goes All Remote
Parker Goes All Remote
Tess Wayland November 23, 2020

On November 17, Principal Dan Frank and the division heads announced via an email to parents and guardians that it would be shifting the Lower,...

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COVID-19
Teachers’ Thoughts?
Teachers’ Thoughts?
Sofia Brown February 12, 2021

There are mixed feelings circulating the Upper School as students and faculty experience their first taste of in-person learning since the beginning...

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Kapil Chaudhari
Kapil Chaudhari
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Sofia Brown
Sofia Brown
Features Editor

Sofia Brown is a junior in her third year on “The Weekly.” Currently she is serving as the Features Editor, and has previously been a staff writer and a photographer. Outside of “The Weekly,” Sofia...

Harry Lowitz
Harry Lowitz
Brief Writer

Harry Lowitz is a freshman in his first year on the staff of "The Weekly," and is delighted to be working as a brief writer. Outside of "The Weekly," Harry participates in Second City and in Student Government...

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