The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

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

Alya Satchu

Alya Satchu, Editor-in-Chief

For her senior year, Alya is beyond excited to serve as Editor-in-Chief of "The Weekly."  Previously, she served as Opinions Editor in her junior year, as a Copy Editor in her sophomore year, and as a Staff Writer in her freshman year. Outside of "The Weekly," Alya plays for Parker's tennis team and partakes in various clubs.

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Valerie Jarrett speaks to the Parker community in the Heller Auditorium.

A Visit From Valerie

Accomplished civics leader visits Parker
November 4, 2022
Assistant Principal Priyanka Rupani presents to the Upper School in the Main Gym.

DEIB Discussions

Upper School attends the inaugural DEIB workshop for this year
November 4, 2022
Students in the Civil Liberties class pose for a photo at Northwestern University.

Parker Students for Peace

Civil Liberties class attends Northwestern symposium on Chicago gun violence
October 7, 2022
Parker summer campers enjoy themselves in a pool on the playground.

Parker Fun In the Parker Sun

Parker Summers offers another year of camp
September 7, 2022
Off To Alabama

Off To Alabama

Upperclassmen Embark On Civil Rights Tour Of Alabama
June 9, 2022
Senior Ashley Golden speaks to the Upper School.

Recover and Recount

Senior Ashley Golden Speaks on Experience With Eating Disorder
May 10, 2022
Parker and Loyola Academy Host The Second Annual Young Women Of Color Symposium

Young Women Of Color Symposium

Parker and Loyola Academy Host The Second Annual Young Women Of Color Symposium
April 1, 2022
Food In and Out of Parker - New Food Council

New Food Council

Proposal passes to instate a student-led food council
February 11, 2022
Elise Paschen 77 reads from from her collection “The Nightlife.

Paschen’s Passion

Elise Paschen ‘77 Reads as Parker’s 8th Annual Hansell Poet
December 17, 2021
Juniors Luca Lennon, Jaritzi Lopez, and Jack Kahan stand with kits for Afghan families.

Allies to Afghans

Juniors raise money to support Afghan immigrants in Chicago
November 29, 2021
Fall Alumni Association Town Hall

Fall Alumni Association Town Hall

Alumni gives feedback on Parker’s current mission
October 29, 2021
County Fair Makes No Comeback

County Fair Makes No Comeback

Parker Tradition Postponed until Spring
October 12, 2021

Chicago COVID-19 Protocol Update

New Delta variant endangers the safety of Chicago citizens
September 8, 2021

(Final)ly Done

Students Prepare for Their Newly In-Person Second Semester Finals
June 10, 2021

A Community Celebration of Poetry

Parker Writers Gather to Acclaim Poetry in the Parker Community
April 2, 2021
Students Staying Home

Students Staying Home

Students Who Decided Against Going Back to School Share Their Opinions
February 12, 2021
First and Second Semester Finals

First and Second Semester Finals

Parker Faculty and the Student Body Share Their Opinions on Finals
January 29, 2021
The 2019-2020 Pride Committee Heads at Committee Fest. Photo courtesy of Will Ehrlich.

Parker’s Virtual Pride

Pride Committee Introduces the First Virtual Pride Week
December 18, 2020
COVID-19 Curriculum Changes

COVID-19 Curriculum Changes

How Remote Learning Has Shaped Parker Teachers’ Curricula
November 24, 2020
Pre-Testing During the Pandemic

Pre-Testing During the Pandemic

How the PSAT and PACT have Operated Amidst the Pandemic
October 30, 2020
Francis W. Parker’s cafeteria, devoid of the bustle of student activity. Photo courtesy of Berglund Construction.

The Cafeteria During COVID-19

What the Cafeteria Looks Like During the Pandemic
October 7, 2020
College Counseling During COVID-19

College Counseling During COVID-19

How college counseling is developing concerning the 2020-21 school year
October 7, 2020

Embarrassing Zoom Moments

Awkward Moments Arise During Remote Learning
June 3, 2020

The Younger Side Of Distance Learning

How the Lower School is Handling Distance Learning
May 13, 2020
Brother of Upper School math teacher Ethan Levine and baseball and casino statistics expert Zachary Levine presenting at the second March Mathness MX in March of 2019.

The End of March Mathness

The Month of Math Filled Galore Comes to a Screeching Stop
April 12, 2020
Junior Matthew Garchik serving at tennis practice.

Spring Sports Start

This Spring, Parker Offers Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys Tennis, Boys Baseball, and Coed Track and Field.
February 13, 2020

What’s Up With The Weather?

How the Heating System Works at Parker
December 19, 2019

Potluck of Power

Asian Alliance Hosts Potluck Fundraiser
November 26, 2019

Goodbye, Egyptian Museum

A Fourth-Grade Tradition Comes to an End
October 30, 2019

2019 Homecoming Games

October 10, 2019

The People Behind the Players

The Coaches Running the Field This Fall
September 5, 2019
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