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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

2022 Mid-Term Election Results In The US
2022 Mid-Term Election Results In The US
Mala Levin December 16, 2022

The mid-term U.S. election on November 8 was watched across Chicago and the globe. Some congressional races took time to conclude. . But for...

The Weekly Editorial Board Sits In a Conference led by Cathy Kuhlmeier.
HAE To NSPA
Graysen Pendry December 16, 2022

Upper School English teachers Alicia Abood and Kate Tabor took both members from both “the Weekly” and “The Record'' editorial boards to...

Basketball captains Anya Landolt, Lucy Wrubel, and Caroline Skok pose together.
Success Against Mather
Alya Satchu, Editor-in-Chief • December 16, 2022

On December 9, Parker’s girls basketball team took victory against Mather High School in the annual White Out Game. With a score of 44-38,...

Take Me Back To Taft
Madeleine Deutsch December 16, 2022

If you were at Parker in 5th grade, you might remember the Lorado Taft trip. The first overnight stay, a few hours away from the city you call home, with fellow Parker classmates for  learning, bonding, and fun...

Young Men of Color Symposium
Annoshae Mirza December 16, 2022

The Cullen J. Davis Young Men of Color Symposium is an annual citywide conference for male students of color hosted by Parker. Each symposium features a keynote speaker who embodies diversity and forward thinking...

Finding and Fostering Community
Samantha Graines December 16, 2022

Jumping in a mosh pit, voguing, smiling ear-to-ear, and engaging in difficult conversations could be seen in affinity group spaces during the 2022 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Student Diversity...

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Independent Study Experience
Julia Peet January 25, 2023

This semester I did an independent study which focused on youth leaders fighting climate change. I was able to travel to Egypt for the United Nations Climate Conference this fall where I conducted interviews,...

Parker security office Sahid Mohamed smiles behind security desk. Photo by Naomi Gross.
High School Security: Parker Perspectives
Alya Satchu, Editor-in-Chief • January 25, 2023

On December 5, 2022, Parker students were provided with an opportunity to make their voices heard and civically engaged. An email was sent out by “the Parker Weekly'' with a subject line that read, “Do...

Newman poses in dress that she designed and created. Photo courtesy of Emma Newman.
Newman's New Wave
Harry Lowitz December 16, 2022

“I think things that make sense are not interesting,” senior Emma Newman said. “So why discuss them?” If you ever walk by art room 121 and you hear the beat of a sewing machine, the scrape of...

A Look Inside the Little Shop
A Look Inside the Little Shop
Uma Morris December 16, 2022

At the start of the year, an assortment of musical logos were cut out and taped onto the wall of the choir room. They represented the possibilities for the 2023 Upper School musical. Every day during choir,...

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Where Is Everyone?
Where Is Everyone?
Girls Sports At Parker Need More Attention
Riya Jain
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Is MX Good?
Is MX Good?
Two Second Year MX Heads Debate MX
Arjun Kalra and Harry Lowitz
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Just Jones
Just Jones
Gracefully Avoiding My Grace Period
Rania Jones
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Embryonic Eats
Lucy Wrubel December 16, 2022

Going to the same school for fourteen years has been a bizarre experience so far. Oftentimes, I find myself waiting at the salad bar in front...

The 14 Year Experience
Ben Rachel December 16, 2022

Unfortunately, I am friends with a few students who will call their alma mater Latin. The last time I spoke with one of them, we started comparing...

A Grateful Ask
Deven Gupta December 2, 2022

Thanksgiving break needs to be extended to last the whole week. Currently, Francis W. Parker takes school off on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday,...

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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...

Healing Our Model Home – Editorial, Issue 5 – Volume CXII
Healing Our Model Home – Editorial, Issue 5 – Volume CXII
The Parker Weekly December 16, 2022

It is 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7 and I am heartbroken. Maybe even more than that, I am angry. The current misuse of language and messaging...

Just Jones
Rania Jones December 16, 2022
Embryonic Eats
Lucy Wrubel December 16, 2022
The 14 Year Experience
Ben Rachel December 16, 2022
Embryonic Eats
Lucy Wrubel December 2, 2022
Playlist of "The Weekly": sua
Jonah Siskel, Chief Music Editor • May 10, 2022

Swishing Up The Competition
Gabrielle Silverman December 6, 2022

Exhilaration for this Friday’s White Out game is through the roof. For day two of White Out spirit week, Upper School students showed up to school decked out in neon colors. From 12:30pm to 1:00pm, during...

Basketball is back!
Mikhail Satchu, Sports Brief Writer • November 15, 2022

The basketball season is back underway. On Monday, November 7th the preseason had officially started for both the boy’s and girl's basketball teams. Payton Pitts, Owen Stepan, and Caleb David lead the...

A Political Mentor
Noah Pendo October 29, 2022

On Friday, October 28, 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King came to speak to the Upper School at Student Government Plenary. Sophia King has been an Alderman since 2016 and is now running in the 2023 Chicago...

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Meet the Staff
Kapil Chaudhari
Kapil Chaudhari
Videographer

Kapil Chaudhari is a Senior and in his first year as “The Weekly’s” videographer. In his position, Kapil is tasked with editing and recording videos to share with the Parker community. Aside from “The Weekly,” Kapil is an avid Model UN delegate, and member of various Parker sports teams.

Nina Ariav
Nina Ariav
Staff Writer

Nina Ariav is a freshman in her first year writing for "The Weekly." Currently, she is a staff writer for the paper. Outside of "The Weekly" she enjoys playing on the field hockey team, and participating in other clubs, including grape jam and doing the spring musical.

Phoebe Josephson
Phoebe Josephson
Brief Writer

Phoebe Josephson is a sophomore entering her first year on the staff of “The Weekly” as a brief writer. Besides being on “The Weekly” staff, Phoebe also participates in The Scout Magazine and is also on the field hockey and basketball teams. She is so excited about her first year writing for the newspaper!

Max Keller
Max Keller
Managing Editor

Max Keller is a senior entering his fourth year of "The Weekly." Previously, Max served as a staff writer, copy editor, and online editor. When not working on the Weekly, Max can be found on the soccer field, creating stock pitches, or at Soldier Field reporting for his publication, NFCNorthReport.com, as a member of the press.

“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 2022-23 school year will be ‘The Parker Weekly’s” 112th year of continuous publication.

 

Editors-in-Chief Harry Lowitz ’24, Alya Satchu ’23, and Eden Stranahan ’23 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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