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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

Varsity Soccer players participate in a Coca-Cola spray down after winning the championship of the Body Armor Series.
Soccer Success
Mikhail Satchu, Sports Brief Writer • September 23, 2022

The Parker Boy's Varsity soccer team has won the championship in the Body Armor sports Series. This year the series took place on Sunday, September...

Joe Bruno welcomes new high schoolers with presentation outlining expectations for the Bridge program.
Bridging The Gap
Hanna Bilgin September 7, 2022

Every student faces big transitions, whether it’s switching advisories, classes, or even schools. The Bridge program works specifically to...

A Chicago police barricade stands at the Lincoln Park Zoo parking lot.
Chicago Crime
Mikhail Satchu September 7, 2022

Robbery, burglary, AGG battery, sexual assault, theft, carjacking, and pickpocketings have added up to a total of 34,049 total crime incidents...

Don’t Rain on Parker’s Parade
Gabrielle Silverman September 7, 2022

After COVID-19 crashed the usual fall County Fair, the well-loved Parker event returned this past spring. As the first County Fair since the start of the pandemic, expectations were high. In the fall of 2021,...

A Permanent Addition
Hanna Bilgin September 7, 2022

As students prepare for their third year of school during COVID-19, the demand for and importance of access to counseling have intensified. Winnie Kearns is a new counselor at Parker who's noticed a dramatic shift...

Storms Across Chicago
Beckett Nikitas, Copy Editor • June 14, 2022

On Monday, June 13, 2022, heavy storms hit the Chicago-land area causing extensive damage and lightning. The storm passed directly over North Chicago and continued south towards Gary, Indiana. Chicago and Chicago-land...

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Parkers entrance.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Lula Notz September 7, 2022

People stay, leave, and come to Parker Upper School for many reasons. Whether people decide to go to public school, boarding school, art school, or really want to be a part of the fourteen-year gang, high...

The bulletin board outside of Cassie Slaters room.
Act I
Nina Ariav September 7, 2022

New Upper School drama teacher Cassie Slater grew up with theater and has carried it with her all her life. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Theater from Depaul University, and in addition to acting,...

The stressful dilemma of choosing a language.
Hola, Nǐ hǎo, Or Bonjour?
Annoshae Mirza September 7, 2022

Parker, a school where diversity is engrained in the core values, offers many different language classes for students to broaden their cultural horizons and focus on a language of their choosing. For many,...

Raising Bars and Dropping Beats
Raising Bars and Dropping Beats
Madeleine Deutsch September 7, 2022

On July 28, Grant Park welcomed thousands to the highly anticipated Lollapalooza music festival. The event, bustling with fans, contained hydrating stations, rows of food stands, and music blasting in...

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Deliberate Debates
Deliberate Debates
Does Pineapple Belong on Pizza?
Jack Hughes and Sadie Gallagher
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Just Jones
Just Jones
To Sink Or To Survive: Junior Year
Rania Jones
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Where Have All the Traditions Gone?
Where Have All the Traditions Gone?
Max Keller
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Fockey Fuel
Lucy Wrubel September 7, 2022

On August 1, I got a notification from my GroupMe app. This app exclusively activates during sports seasons at Parker. So I know this means one...

The 14 Year Experience
Ben Rachel September 7, 2022

‘Twas the night before September 8, 2009 when a little boy named Ben Rachel went to sleep for the last time as a non-Parker student. The very...

News News
Sophia Rosenkranz September 7, 2022

It is essential to keep yourself informed about the state of our changing world. However, because our digital world is expanding, people get...

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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...

DEALING WITH BAD NEWS TOGETHER – Editorial, Issue 1 – Volume CXII
DEALING WITH BAD NEWS TOGETHER – Editorial, Issue 1 – Volume CXII
The Parker Weekly September 7, 2022

On May 14, Parker students in Reproductive Justice Club took to the streets with posters reading “I dissent,” “We need to talk about the...

Just Jones
Rania Jones September 7, 2022
Fockey Fuel
Lucy Wrubel September 7, 2022
The 14 Year Experience
Ben Rachel September 7, 2022
Playlist of "The Weekly": sua
Jonah Siskel, Chief Music Editor • May 10, 2022

Soccer Success
Mikhail Satchu, Sports Brief Writer • September 23, 2022

The Parker Boy's Varsity soccer team has won the championship in the Body Armor sports Series. This year the series took place on Sunday, September 18 at the Lyons Soccer Complex. Parker and George Westinghouse...

Storms Across Chicago
Beckett Nikitas, Copy Editor • June 14, 2022

On Monday, June 13, 2022, heavy storms hit the Chicago-land area causing extensive damage and lightning. The storm passed directly over North Chicago and continued south towards Gary, Indiana. Chicago...

Masks Are Here to Stay
Max Keller, Online Editor • May 16, 2022

The mask policy at the Francis W. Parker school has, once again, changed. In an email on May 16, Principal Dan Frank and all three Divisions Heads advised the entire school community that masks would once...

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Meet the Staff
Graysen Pendry
Graysen Pendry
Photographer

Graysen Pendry is a freshman in her first year on staff for the newspaper. Graysen is one of the photographers. Outside of "The Weekly" Graysen enjoys playing tennis and hanging out with her friends.

Delilah Davis
Delilah Davis
Cartoonist

Delilah Davis is a freshman in her first year of "The Weekly" as a cartoonist.

Naia Trukenbrod
Staff Writer

Naia Trukenbrod is a freshman going into her first year of writing as a staff writer for "The Weekly." She looks forward to writing pieces for "The Weekly" this year.

Mikhail Satchu
Mikhail Satchu
Sports Brief Writer

Mikhail is serving his second year on the weekly as sports brief writer. He loves the premier league and writing about sports.

“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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