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Social Splits and Sixth Grade Spit
Deven Gupta, Brief Writer • October 12, 2021

Parker has four grade divisions – Lower, Intermediate, Middle, and Upper –  but with the age requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine comes...

A Step Backwards in Texas
A Step Backwards in Texas
Ben Rachel, Brief Writer • October 12, 2021

A federal judge temporarily blocked the Texas Heartbeat Act, suspending enforcement of the the law while the case goes through a series...

Two For One
Two For One
Samantha Graines, News Editor • October 12, 2021

Lake Michigan's blue water with a strong breeze is a landmark for the city of Chicago, but it can also be studied to understand the effects of...

Registrar Goes Retro
Registrar Goes Retro
Jake Boxerman, Editor in Chief • September 27, 2021

Building the perfect schedule, or even a sufficient one, is a challenge all Upper School students are sure to encounter each year. Paperwork,...

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Land Acknowledgement

Your Summer Activity Consultant Has Arrived

June 10, 2021

Signs of Normalness

June 10, 2021

Weekly Summer Jams – Playlist of the Weekly – Issue 10, Volume CX

June 10, 2021

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Del Seoul Korean Street BBQ, a Parker favorite. 2568 N Clark Street. Photo by Sadie Gallagher.
Eating Out and About
Sadie Gallagher, Culture Critic • October 12, 2021

With most students vaccinated and back in school for the 2021-2022 school year, students regained many of their old pre-COVID privileges and routines. The much loved activity of getting lunch outside of...

Big Siblings, Little Siblings 2021-2022
Big Siblings, Little Siblings 2021-2022
Sophia Rosenkranz, Online Editor • October 12, 2021

In a year where the schedule was changed, MX meeting times have been reduced, and G’s and H’s have been switched to Clarks and Websters, the Big Siblings, Little Siblings program is back, this time,...

Outflow of Parker Faculty and Staff Raises Concerns
Outflow of Parker Faculty and Staff Raises Concerns
Max Keller, Online Editor • October 12, 2021

It is not remarkable for the Parker community to receive emails from Principal Dan Frank throughout the school year announcing planned faculty and staff departures from Parker. During the 2020-21 school...

¡Bienvenidos Sra. Correa!
¡Bienvenidos Sra. Correa!
Sofia Brown, Managing Editor • October 12, 2021

Joining Parker’s staff of world languages teachers is Valentina Correa, taking over Lower School Spanish classes from Dan Baltierra. Correa grew up speaking Spanish in Manizales, Colombia. After attending...

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Parker Athletics Needs Our Support
Parker Athletics Needs Our Support
The Parker Weekly October 12, 2021
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Let’s Really Be A Safe Space
Let’s Really Be A Safe Space
Emma Manley, Editor in Chief • October 12, 2021
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Cilantro Vs. Chipotle: Let’s Taco Bout it
Cilantro Vs. Chipotle: Let’s Taco Bout it
Lucy Wrubel, Copy Editor • October 12, 2021
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The Inbox
October 12, 2021
Tara’s Takes
October 12, 2021
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Registrar Goes Retro
Registrar Goes Retro
Jake Boxerman, Editor in Chief • September 27, 2021

Building the perfect schedule, or even a sufficient one, is a challenge all Upper School students are sure to encounter each year. Paperwork,...

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Homecoming is Happening
Ben Rachel, Brief Writer • September 16, 2021

Homecoming is a treasured Parker event full of sports, food, friends, and dancing. With missing it last year, Parker looks to have a “pretty...

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Masks are Back, Vaccinations are Required
Masks are Back, Vaccinations are Required
Beckett Nikitas , Brief Writer • September 1, 2021

On Friday, August 20, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the return of the indoor mask mandate as a means to fight the spread of the Delta...

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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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Arjun Kalra
Arjun Kalra
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Arjun Kalra is a sophomore in his second year on The Weekly and his first as a columnist. His column is centered around the changes he feels Parker should enact. Outside of The Weekly, Arjun is a Model...

Harry Lowitz
Harry Lowitz
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Harry Lowitz is a sophomore in his second year on the staff of "The Weekly" as a Copy Editor. Harry looks forward to writing informative articles and copy editing thoroughly. Outside of "The Weekly" Harry...

Samantha Graines
Samantha Graines
News Editor

Samantha Graines is a junior on her third year on the staff of "The Weekly." She is thrilled to be serving as the news editor and a staff writer for the 2021-22 school year. When she is not writing or...

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