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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

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Photograph of John Novick courtesy of Francis W Parker School.

No More Novick

Head of Intermediate and Middle Schools To Leave Parker in July
Tess Wayland
December 18, 2020
Associate Principal Ruth Jurgensen, pictured during her tenure as interim Upper School Head in 2016, is leaving Parker at the end of the school year.

Parker Becomes Ruth-less

Associate Principal Ruth Jurgensen to Leave Parker
Ian Shayne, Editor in Chief
June 4, 2020
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters on Sunday, May 31 after protests took place downtown. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Mayors Office.

#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

Protests, Riots Around America Following Police Brutality in Minneapolis
Emma Manley, Brief Writer
May 31, 2020

Locked Out Of The House

Pritzker Announces Statewide School Closure For Rest Of School Year
Tess Wayland, Copy Editor
April 17, 2020
Visiting poet Natasha Trethewey speaks to the Parker community at Morning Ex.

The Delight In Language

Two-Term U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Northwestern Professor and 2017 Heinz Award Recipient Natasha Trethewey Speaks as Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Poet
Avani Kalra, Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2020
Dean of Student Life Joe Bruno poses for a photo for the Weekly.

Bruno’s In It For The Long Run

Dean of Student Life Secures Permanent Position
Sofia Brown, Staff Writer
April 12, 2020
The Francis Parker School in San Diego overlooks vast greenery.

A Tale of Two Parkers

Ideas Travel Back East from Parker San Diego
Ian Shayne, Editor in Chief
April 12, 2020
The building that formerly housed Cosi, a popular restaurant in Lincoln Park.

Thank You, Next

Former Next Chef Jenner Tomaska Opens Restaurant in Cosi Space
Tess Wayland, Copy Editor
January 31, 2020

(Never) Going Solo

Parker’s Influence on NYU Sociologist Eric Klinenberg ‘89
Ian Shayne, Editor-In-Chief
October 13, 2019

Private But Not Powerless

Parker’s Faculty Association Protects Teachers at Private School
Tess Wayland, Copy Editor
September 5, 2019
Limmer has occupied his post at Chicago Sinai Congregation for nearly five years.

Unorthodox Orthodoxy

Inside the World of An Agnostic Rabbi
Sammy Kagan, Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2019
Juniors Gigi Lopez and Anjali Chandel, heads of Students Affirming Gender Equality (SAGE), speak at Gender Week’s closing ceremony.

Introducing Gender Week

Conversations on Gender & Culture Make Waves
Sammy Kagan, Editor in Chief
April 5, 2019
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