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The Parker Weekly

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

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Storms Across Chicago

Tornado Warnings and Weather Damage Experienced Across The City
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 Area residents experienced extreme...

Love Looks Like A Poster Board

Love Looks Like A Poster Board

Parker Recounts The Overlap Between Dating And Prom
Eden Stranahan June 9, 2022

What does love look like? Well, for many students at Parker, love presents itself in a 22 by 28 inch poster board adorned with a clever pun which ends in “Prom?” It’s sometimes embellished with neon markers and photos, most likely in a precisely...

Helping Chicagos Youth

Helping Chicago’s Youth

Chicago Survivors Receives $10,000 Susan F. Berkowitz Grant
Samantha Graines June 9, 2022

Against a light blue background, there lives a white dove with a purple olive branch in its mouth. This image of peace is on the homepage of the Chicago Survivors website. Chicago Survivors joined the Parker community this school year when they received...

Off To Alabama

Off To Alabama

Upperclassmen Embark On Civil Rights Tour Of Alabama
Alya Satchu June 9, 2022

Atop a hill overlooking Montgomery, Ala., stands a candid depiction of violence and a space to reflect on historical horrors. Eight hundred and five steel monuments are suspended from the ceiling, each one representing a U.S. county where a lynching was...

President Sam Graines delivers her inaugural address.

Embryonic Democracy At Work

Student Body Elects New Officials
Riya Jain June 9, 2022

In a flurry of QR code campaign posters, Panda-Express-tinged debates, and Tootsie Roll peltings during speeches — the student body elected its Student Government officials for the 2022-23 school year. The 2022 election season marked the first in-person...

London Calling

London Calling

Kara Schupp to Teach at The American School of London
Emma Manley June 9, 2022

Rather than being across the science hallway in her courtyard office, Upper School science teacher Kara Schupp will be across the pond in London next year. Schupp will be a high school biology teacher at the American School of London (ASL) for the next...

Annoshae Mirza with her ACTR Russian Olympiada gold medal.

Foreign Language Feats

Freshman Wins Gold In Russian Olympiad
Emma Manley June 9, 2022

Freshman Annoshae Mirza received a gold medal in the ACTR (American Council of Teachers of Russian) Olympiada of Spoken Russian, a competition which she participated in on May 7. Mirza completed the Olympiada in Dean of Student Life Joe Bruno’s office,...

A Singing Sabbatical

A Singing Sabbatical

Emma Castaldi To Take Leave of Absence
Annabel McIntosh June 9, 2022

After four school years of non-stop notes, Upper School choir teacher Emma Castaldi is taking a rest, set to return after a 2022-23 sabbatical. Castaldi said she made the decision for her family because she doesn’t want to miss out on any important...

Sabir Sets Out

Sabir Sets Out

Seven Year Upper School Spanish Teacher Leaves Parker
Harry Lowitz June 9, 2022

“Those are some big shoes to fill,” Upper School Spanish teacher Julia Garner said. The zapatos grandes in question belong to departing Upper School Spanish teacher, Yadiner Sabir, who has spent the past seven years at Parker. In addition to being...

2022 Softball Season A Hit

2022 Softball Season A Hit

A Look Into The Growing Athletic Program
Mikhail Satchu June 9, 2022

On May 16, the Francis W. Parker girls softball team reached the semi-finals of the IHSA playoffs after winning against Noble Street Charter in the quarterfinals. Less than a week earlier, the team won against Latin. These wins marked a historic moment...

Parker Announces Masking will Return for the Remainder of the 2022 School Year

Masks Are Here to Stay

Mask Mandate Set for End of the 2022 School Year
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 again be mandatory in all indoor school spaces....

Underclassmen crowd the new Catboxes on a break

Schrödinger’s cat(boxes)

Beloved Third Floor Seating Returns
Jacob Boxerman & Sofia Brown, Editor in Chief & Managing Editor May 16, 2022

They were there, then they were not, and now they’re back. The popular student seating on the third floor has returned in a new and improved form. Students returned to school for hybrid learning in April of 2021 where they found an empty space where...

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