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

Sofia Brown

Sofia Brown, Features Editor

Sofia Brown is a junior in her third year on “The Weekly.” Currently she is serving as the Features Editor, and has previously been a staff writer and a photographer. Outside of “The Weekly,” Sofia participates in many sports and clubs.

All content by Sofia Brown
An initial Belden rendering bursts with trees. Provided by Francis Parker via Block City Chicago.

Expanding Footprint, Lowering Impact

Parker Plans Sustainable Designs for 317-325 Belden Building
April 1, 2022
Painted windows shine with winter light.

Deck the Halls With Window Paintings

Freshman Families Gather For an Annual Parker Tradition
December 17, 2021
Collin’ in From St. Paul

Collin’ in From St. Paul

Former English Teacher Theresa Collins Settles into to New Role as Upper School Principal of SPA
October 29, 2021
¡Bienvenidos Sra. Correa!

¡Bienvenidos Sra. Correa!

Valentina Correa Joins the Language Department
October 12, 2021
Crowds gather at T-Mobile stage during Lollapalooza. Photo courtesy of Sofia Brown.


Annual Chicago Music Festival Takes Place Despite Concerns
September 8, 2021
Ava Utigard, Phoebe Friedman, Sofia Brown, and Leilani Kulkarni, Parker’s 2021-2020 Environmental Committee heads.

The Student Body Has Chosen

Results of the 2021 Student Government Election
June 10, 2021
Community Connections Through Social Infrastructure

Community Connections Through Social Infrastructure

Sociologist Professor Eric Klinenberg ‘89 Speaks on “Palaces for the People”
May 14, 2021
Students in the MS Musical, photo courtesy of Ms. OBrien.

The Sun Will Come Out, Tomorrow

Middle School Musical Proceeds With Online Production
April 2, 2021
Teachers’ Thoughts?

Teachers’ Thoughts?

Faculty Shares Opinions on Required to Return to Campus
February 12, 2021
Smiling Through it All

Smiling Through it All

Junior Kindergarten Learns Remotely and in-Person Amidst Pandemic
January 29, 2021
Irrelevant or Imperative?

Irrelevant or Imperative?

Academic Consistency Resolution Passes With 85% Student Support
December 18, 2020
Survey Says…

Survey Says…

What Changes Have Come From the Bi-Weekly Feedback Surveys?
November 24, 2020

Quiz: Which writing utensil are you?

Take this quiz to find out!
November 6, 2020
2020 Strikes Again

2020 Strikes Again

Chicago Faces $1.2 Billion Budget Shortfall in 2021
October 30, 2020

Once in a Quadrennial

Elections Elective is Back in Session
October 7, 2020
Cooking and Cleaning, A New Normal

Cooking and Cleaning, A New Normal

Quest and Citywide Cleaning Staff Continue to Work
September 7, 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
April 12, 2020

Parker Robotics State-Bound

Team Wins League Championship Finals
February 13, 2020
An advertisement for Urinetown, the Upper School musical, adorns a Parker wall.

Extra(curricular) Arts Credit

Should the Musical Provide a Credit?
January 30, 2020
WOCA club heads Leila Griffin, Olivia Hanley, Asha Wright, and Aziza Mabrey-Wakefield.

Students Found Women of Color Affinity

High Schoolers Create Parker’s First Official WOCA
December 20, 2019

Nighttime Poetry Cafe

Poetry Night at Parker
November 26, 2019
Seniors Isabella Gomez-Barrientos and Tandi Weeks performing in this year’s fall play, The Water Engine.

Hard Work Pays Off

A Student’s Life During the Fall Play
October 30, 2019

Studying Independently

Independent Studies at Parker
October 10, 2019
Last years’ boys’ Varsity Homecoming game on the field, on which there are currently no lights. Photo by Jared Saef.

Where Are We Now?

Absence Of Lights On The Field
September 5, 2019
Senior Alex Loma, a new and successful YouTube vlogger.

[Photo] A Video A Day

February 14, 2019
Sophomore Benji Gourdji recently released his EP, The Sad Boy Tape.

[Photo] The Sad Boy Tape

February 14, 2019
One of the DEI faculty leaders, Mr. Davis.

[Photo] Parents Too

November 20, 2018
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