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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

Former Trump Advisor Pleads Guilty to Lying to F.B.I.

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

December 7, 2017

On Friday, December 1, former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. concerning conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, which were allegedly...

Halloween Parade Photo Gallery

Nick Skok, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

Students from JK through 5th grade marched with their Senior Big Siblings as Parker hosted its annual Halloween Parade.  Take a look!

One Up, One Down

Paige Shayne, Brief Writer

December 7, 2017

Students decked out in orange, blue, and white waved signs and posters, chanting and cheering on their school’s basketball team on Friday, December 2, at the DePaul Athletic Center. Fans crowded together...

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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
Jett Bronstein, Columnist
Jett Bronstein

Columnist

Jett is a senior and this is his first year on staff for The Weekly. As a columnist, Jett wishes to critically engage with Parker community. In addition to The Weekly, Jett is a member of the Upper School...

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Matthew Turk, Staff Writer
Matthew Turk

Staff Writer

Matthew Turk is a sophomore and this is his first year writing for “The Weekly“. He is thrilled to write and be on the team as a Staff Writer. Outside of the newspaper, Matthew is the CTO of the Junior...

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Molly Taylor, Brief Writer
Molly Taylor

Brief Writer

Molly Taylor, a sophomore, is looking forward to her second year with "The Weekly." Having previously served as a staff writer, she is eager to take on the role of brief writer. Molly enjoys ...

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Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

December 7, 2017

On Friday, December 1, former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. concerning conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey I....

Nick Skok, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

Students from JK through 5th grade marched with their Senior Big Siblings as Parker hosted its annual Halloween Parade.  Take a look!

One Up, One Down

December 7, 2017

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December 1, 2017

Juniors Organize Parker Blood Drive

December 1, 2017

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