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  • TEDxParkerSchool Returns
  • The Guardian of the Playground
  • New Season, New Coaches
  • TEDxParkerSchool Returns

    TEDxParkerSchool Returns

    Sammy Kagan, Online Editor

    November 21, 2017

    On November 11, over one hundred people, from the Parker community and beyond, gathered in the Diane and David B. Heller Auditorium at 1:00pm to enjoy the 4th TEDxParkerSchool, an independently organized speaking engagement licensed by the TED brand and lead by seniors Talia...

    Parker alum Avery Bedows, who is the founder and CEO of Altar Virtual Reality, presents on how three dimensional note taking can help the world become more creative and effective.

    Photo by Sarah Jayne Austin

  • The Guardian of the Playground

    The Guardian of the Playground

    Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

    November 21, 2017

    The brisk November air bites the small ears of a junior kindergartener in an aqua jacket as she mounts the frigid metallic body of a Ravitz goat sculpture situated a few feet away from the cold, desolate bleachers. Looking south with a slightly open mouth, the goat guards the...

    The goat statue nearest the school covers a plaque bearing Ravitz’s name.

    Photo by Jenna Mansueto

  • New Season, New Coaches

    New Season, New Coaches

    Ava Ori

    November 21, 2017

    Girls’ basketball is looking forward to the new season, and they plan on raising the bar with their three new coaches. While just three years ago, the team didn't have enough players to form a single roster, they started this season with almost 20 girls at the first practice. The ...

    Sophomore Jenna Erhart prepares to shoot a freethrow.

    Photo by Jenna Mansueto

News

TEDxParkerSchool Returns

TEDxParkerSchool Returns

Sammy Kagan, Online Editor

November 21, 2017

Parker to PACMUN

Grace Chang, Opinions Editor

November 21, 2017

On November 16 at 5:59 p.m., three seniors, three juniors, four sophomores, and five freshmen Model United delegates with upper school history teachers Kevin Conlon and Susan Elliot departed O’Hare Inter...

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Opinions

We’re Not As Open As We Think

Jessi Lieb, Editor In Chief

November 21, 2017

It was when I noticed the sign in the window reading “We don’t call 911” laid over four double barrelled pistols that it really hit me that I was in Texas. I am fascinated by the paradox of cities in Tex...

Meet the Staff

Grace Chang, Opinions Editor
Grace Chang

Opinions Editor

Grace Chang is a junior in her third year on staff for the Weekly. Currently the Opinions Editor, she looks forward to helping people get their voices out there and expanding peoples' perspectives. A de...

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Julia Marks, Staff Writer
Julia Marks

Staff Writer

Julia Marks is a Freshman, and a Staff writer for the Parker Weekly. It is only her first year on the Weekly staff, but she is excited for what is to come in future years! She also plays field hockey for...

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Georgia Weed, Staff Writer
Georgia Weed

Staff Writer

Georgia Weed is a sophomore in her second year as a staff writer for The Weekly. She is looking forward to being a DOCC in the upcoming school year and enjoys playing field hockey for Parker during the...

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Recent Posts

TEDxParkerSchool Returns

TEDxParkerSchool Returns

Sammy Kagan, Online Editor

November 21, 2017

On November 11, over one hundred people, from the Parker community and beyond, gathered in the Diane and David B. Heller Auditorium at 1:00pm to enjoy the 4th TEDxParkerScho...

We’re Not As Open As We Think

Jessi Lieb, Editor In Chief

November 21, 2017

It was when I noticed the sign in the window reading “We don’t call 911” laid over four double barrelled pistols that it really hit me that I was in Texas. I am fasci...

In Further Response to “Beneath Heaps of Essays, Quizzes, and Tests”

November 21, 2017

In Response to “Beneath Heaps of Essays, Quizzes, and Tests”

November 21, 2017

In Response to “Weight-ing for a Solution”

November 21, 2017

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School
The student news site of Francis W. Parker School