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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

Senior and Varsity Girls Basketball Captain Anna Swanson takes a shot.
Back in Blue
Sascha Keller, Staff Writer • February 9, 2024

On January 26, Parker and Latin students filled the stands of the UIC Credit Union 1 Arena to watch the annual Blue Out games. While the Blue...

Students, faculty and community members gather in the Parker courtyard to bury the time capsule.
The Past, the Present, and the Future
Saroya Ornelas Pagnucci, Online Editor • February 9, 2024

What do you imagine Parker will look like 25 years from now? And if you had to show the students and faculty of the future what Parker is like...

The first snowfall of winter hits Clark Street on November 2nd, 2023.
Colonel Closing
Chloe Deutsch, Brief Writer • January 11, 2024

At 9:47 pm tonight, Thursday, January 11th Principal Dan Frank ‘74, and Assistant Principal Priyanka Rupani emailed a notification to students,...

White Out Games
Mikhail Satchu, Sports Editor • December 15, 2023

The 2023-2024 White Out games have concluded as both teams fell short in their competitions. On Friday, December 8 Parker’s girls and boys varsity basketball teams played at a new location, the  McGrath Philips...

Representative Nickel
Saroya Ornelas Pagnucci, Online Editor • December 15, 2023

Wake up. Go to the gym at 6:30 a.m. for a bipartisan crossfit class. Attend meetings, committee hearings, and votes on the floor. Participate in press conferences and receptions. This is an average day in the life...

White Out Venue
Sejal Ahuja, Online Editor • December 15, 2023

The annual White Out game--an event when Parker, Latin, and Mather students watch their respective basketball teams give it their all on the court. Last year, our girls and boys teams faced Mather and Latin at DePaul...

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The results of part of the recent poll sent to the student body.
To Read or Not To Read
Christina Merikas and Ellery Singer February 9, 2024

After Student Government, Upper School students walk out of the auditorium and, on occasion, they go straight to a member of the Parker Weekly’s Board. No matter the member, they all have something in...

Two freshmens response when asked to give their opinions on Student Government.
A Disengaged Ninth Grade
Graysen Pendry, Copy Editor • February 9, 2024

“I really appreciate how thoughtful the counselors are about the health curriculum,” Upper School Head Cory Zeller said. “They take student feedback and use it to make changes to better serve students....

Assistant Principal Priyanka Rupani speaks at the Corinthians Morning Exercise in 2021.
Diving Deeper
Chloe Deutsch, Brief Writer • February 9, 2024

Meetings, drills, students, admissions, class, and more meetings. This is Priyanka Rupani’s day-to-day life.  In the summer of 2021, Priyanka Rupani joined the Parker community as the new Assistant...

New and Improved
New and Improved
Graysen Pendry, Copy Editor • February 9, 2024

“I really appreciate how thoughtful the counselors are about the health curriculum,” Upper School Head Cory Zeller said. “They take student feedback and use it to make changes to better serve students....

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In Critique and Defense of DEI
In Critique and Defense of DEI
Arjun Kalra February 9, 2024

DEI has been nationally under fire recently, for both good and bad reasons. Many have recognized the overreach of some DEI programs. With overreliance...

Senior and Varsity Girls Basketball Captain Anna Swanson takes a shot.
Back in Blue
Sascha Keller, Staff Writer • February 9, 2024

On January 26, Parker and Latin students filled the stands of the UIC Credit Union 1 Arena to watch the annual Blue Out games. While the Blue...

Decentralizing US Student Leadership
Decentralizing US Student Leadership
The Parker Weekly February 9, 2024

Starting freshman year, students are inundated with information surrounding leadership opportunities at Parker. Many students spring at the opportunity...

Letter from the Editors- Issue 6, Volume CXIII
The Parker Weekly February 9, 2024

Dear Readers, Thank you so much for picking up and hopefully reading our first issue of 2024! We hope you enjoy the tremendous reporting that our writers and staff put into this issue while somehow also surviving...

Cate’s Call
Cate O'Connor February 9, 2024

Yes, you heard it right: it’s second semester. To say the least, I am grateful to have the dreaded months of October, November, and December behind me.  At 6:00 pm on the night of December 14, along with two...

The Past, the Present, and the Future
Saroya Ornelas Pagnucci, Online Editor • February 9, 2024

What do you imagine Parker will look like 25 years from now? And if you had to show the students and faculty of the future what Parker is like now, what would you bring? This is what the Parker community had to...

In Critique and Defense of DEI
In Critique and Defense of DEI
The Ways in Which DEI has benefited Parker but needs to change
Arjun Kalra
Read Story
Cate’s Call
Cate’s Call
Second Semester Seniorhood: Senioritis… um, what?
Cate O'Connor
Read Story
Fourth floor hallway TV displays the schedule and other announcements.
Interweb Intel
Hallway TVs and Miscellany
Jack Adee
Read Story
Cereal Bars or Barr’s Cereal?
Julia Josephson February 9, 2024

The first time I walked into Ms. Barr’s room was in my freshman year for a Model UN meeting. Instead of paying attention to the presentation...

Classic vs. Contemporary Literature
Uma Morris and Sejal Ahuja December 15, 2023

Uma- Contemporary My hands were shaking, speechless syllables forming on my tongue as I closed the book and tried to wrap my mind around this...

The 14 Year Experience
Ben Rachel December 15, 2023

Well, well, well. Wow, wow, wow. Dilly, Dilly.  Look who's back. My super senior arc has come to fruition. I would assume there was a visceral,...

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Decentralizing US Student Leadership
Decentralizing US Student Leadership
The Parker Weekly February 9, 2024

Starting freshman year, students are inundated with information surrounding leadership opportunities at Parker. Many students spring at the opportunity...

Raise the Bar
October 6, 2023
“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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Cate’s Call
Cate O'Connor February 9, 2024
Interweb Intel
Jack Adee February 9, 2024
The 14 Year Experience
Ben Rachel December 15, 2023
Interweb Intel
Jack Adee December 15, 2023
Playlist of The Weekly- CXIV
Playlist of "The Weekly"- CXIV
October 6, 2023

Colonel Closing
Chloe Deutsch, Brief Writer • January 11, 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...

National Red Cup Day
Chloe Deutsch, Brief Writer • November 17, 2023

Every year on November 16, Starbucks stores from around the country give away a free red cup with a purchase of a hand-crafted holiday drink. Services at some Starbucks locations could get impacted, though,...

Meet the Staff
Benjamin Kagan
Benjamin Kagan
Editor-in-Chief

Benjamin Kagan is a senior who is absolutely elated to be on the staff of "The Weekly" for his fourth year and to serve as Editor-in-Chief. He has previously served as Online Editor, Copy Editor, Political Liaison, and Brief Writer. Although Benjamin is no longer Online Editor, he will continue to incessantly check the backend of this website for software updates, analytics, new features and remain...

Teddy McGuire
Teddy McGuire
Enterprise Editor

Teddy McGuire is a junior and the inaugural enterprise editor on “The Weekly.” Teddy loves to write but outside of the newspaper, Teddy is a member of the varsity soccer and tennis teams. He is also one of the heads of the Ping Pong Club. As a sophomore, Teddy was a brief writer but now he is excited to have an editing role on the newspaper!

Chloe Deutsch
Chloe Deutsch
Culture Critic & Brief Writer

Chloe Deutsch is a sophomore who is so excited to be this year's culture critic and one of your brief writers! This is her second year working with "The Weekly" after being a staff writer. When she isn't writing, you can find her scrolling on Pinterest, reading a book, or hanging out with friends.

Saroya Ornelas Pagnucci is a senior and one of the Online Editors for “The Weekly.” When she is not managing the Weekly's website or writing informative articles for the Parker community, she is likely practicing cello, reading, playing volleyball, or at dance practice. Outside of "The Weekly," she is one of the heads of the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), the Director of Cross-Grade...

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