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Avani Kalra, Editor In Chief

June 4, 2020

The Latin School of Chicago. The University of Chicago Laboratory School. The Francis Parker School in San Diego. All of these independent schools that you’ve heard of––some progressive and others not––enjoy a free...

Looking at the Bigger Picture

Rosey Limmer, Staff Writer

June 4, 2020

Until March 13, most days looked similar. Most mornings I would wake up, brush my teeth, and get ready for school. Mornings often consisted of doing my hair, picking out “the perfect outfit,” adding accessories, choosing a ...

Fireside Chats, Issue 11

Matthew Turk, Columnist

June 4, 2020

Rocks appear to be permanent, but only on the scale of a human life. Rocks are permanent for thousands of years, and that might be what makes them important to us. We use various kinds of rocks to build statues, monuments, bu...

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 11

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

June 4, 2020

In the past two-and-a-half months of distance learning, a fair number of my online classes and meetings have begun with some form of emotional check-in. One such check-in is called “Rose and Thorn,” wherein each person shares the ...

The Joys Of Life, Issue 11

Grayson Schementi, Columnist

June 4, 2020

Before we dive into my final column, I just wanted to say how incredible it has been that I’ve had a place to place my voice for the last year. The honorary Joy this week is “The Weekly” itself. Parker students are so lucky th...

Editorial, Issue 11 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

June 4, 2020

Our mission states: “Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.”  Beyond educ...

Learning and Doing

Molly Taylor, Associate Editor

June 4, 2020

Driven by nostalgia and boredom, I spent this afternoon reading through Parker’s website, reflecting on the pages—detailing academics, student life, the mission—that compelled me to enroll five years ago. Quickly, I noti...

Head-to-Head: Quarantine Perspectives

May 13, 2020

During the stay-at-home order put in place by the Chicago governor, members of The Weekly decided to write a head-to-head about how their experience at home has been from both an extrovert's perspective and that of an introver...

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 10

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

May 13, 2020

When I logged onto my telehealth doctors’ appointment last week, I didn’t know what to expect. A physical checkup clearly wasn’t going to be possible, given that each party to my “visit” was in their respective living ...

Antisocial Distancing

Emma Manley, Brief Writer

May 13, 2020

Social distancing has almost made me more social. Usually, I find that hanging out with people is time-consuming and energy-consuming, but doing it from the comfort of my own home means I can hang up and take a break whenever I ...

Dear Seniors…

Alex Ori and Scottie Ingall

May 13, 2020

There’s something special about Parker in the spring. Around this time of year, Parker’s air conditioning is turned on. Students start to forgo the normal cafeteria tables and eat their lunches on balconies. People spend thei...

Ain’t No Cure for the Extrovert Blues

Celia Rattner, Features Editor

May 13, 2020

Beading, Netflix-binging, paint by numbers, at-home workouts. I’ve tried everything to stay occupied during this quarantine. If you had asked me what I do in my free time before March 14, I would’ve given you a half-true answer I ...

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