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The Parker Weekly

From Building Bricks to Hatching Chicks

Stephen Brainerd, Copy Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Features, Immersions

It’s 7:59 in the morning-- a small group of first, second, and third graders cluster around the door of room 250, also known as the Lower School science room. As they patiently wait to enter, their attention is locked in onto two ...

Living History

Jessi Lieb, Editor in Chief

September 4, 2017

Filed under Features, Immersions

Just down the street south of Parker is a plain-looking, red brick building with a small yard on either side. These are the Margaret Day Blake apartments-- an eight story public housing facility serving low-income elderly resi...

Mon Ami Gabi

Lauren Hughes, Brief Writer

September 4, 2017

Filed under Features, Immersions

Snuggled into the corner of the iconic Beldon Stratford Building on Lincoln Park West is a gem in the world of cuisine. Behind rusty mirrored doors lies a French bistro that has become a Lincoln Park classic and a Parker favorite...

Another Day, Another Meal

Lindsay Carlin, Brief Writer

June 10, 2017

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During Conference on a Thursday, the cafeteria bustles with students toting to-go containers filled with homemade grilled cheese and tomato soup. Some grab a Naked smoothie from the cooler and a bagel from the bin by the salad...

Prep Beyond the Test

Sophia Saker, Copy Editor

June 10, 2017

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Off a narrow white hallway lies an array of rooms, none larger than a mud room, and inside each one finds a table, two chairs, a whiteboard, and quotes on the wall from famous educators. Sitting adjacent from each other are a ...

Living History

Jessi Lieb, Columnist

June 10, 2017

Filed under Immersions

Just down the street from Parker is a plain-looking red brick building with a small yard on either side. These are the Margaret Day Blake apartments. An eight story public housing facility serving low-income elderly residents while allowing ...

Another Day, Another Meal

Paige Shayne, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

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Every school cafeteria is different. Some serve cold, microwavable pizzas, others give out juice boxes and a side of string beans, while a few prepare fresh-made sushi rolls and roasted chicken breasts. Our cafeteria is one of the ra...

A Woman of the People

Sammy Kagan, Columnist

May 17, 2017

Filed under Immersions

In a South Edgewater office with sloping 30-foot ceilings, a faded, oversized American flag hangs in the rafters, finding its place amid exposed brick and unashamed insulation. After years of direct sunlight, the flag has changed s...

Spicing It Up

Nicole Feitler, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

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On a Friday night at 5:30, the smell of fresh baked bread and pungent spices will hit you. This is a small restaurant on Clark Street two blocks north of Parker. Authentic music plays in the background, adding to the tranquil f...

Kryptonian Substitute

Ian Shayne, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

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The delicate melodies of Ludwig van Beethoven permeates the four walls of a condo’s loft. One 25 foot wall contains numerous books, five shelves high. Another is full of personal papers, another copies of scripts. Also in the...

Behind the Doors of Parker PM

Avani Kalra, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

Filed under Immersions

A white sheet lies blank and inviting on the floor. At 2:00 pm, kids start to crowd excitedly around it, armed with paintbrushes and buckets. By 2:15 pm, it is glistening with reds, oranges, yellows, indigoes, blues, and viol...

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