Best of SNO

Stories from Francis W. Parker Junior/High School
Nourishing NYC
Features

Emma Manley | October 2, 2020

On May 29, Tania Maree Giordani ‘16 started NourishNYC, an organization which provides supplies and financial support to activists in New York City. The organization supports protestors at demonstrations…

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Pandemic Policy
Coronavirus

Tess Wayland | May 13, 2020

Inboxes are piled full of updates on schedules, grading, and extended closures. Students bounce between Google Meets and Zoom. Teachers sift through binders of curriculum and fill up their notebooks with…

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Coronavirus At Parker
Coronavirus

Nick Skok | April 15, 2020

As we approach spring break, the lives of Parker students won’t seem to be much different than they have been in the last three weeks. Parker families will, for the most part, be sheltering in place…

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Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
Coronavirus

Tess Wayland | March 25, 2020

At a press conference this Sunday, Parker parent and Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all restaurants in Illinois close to dine-in service. Restaurants will be allowed to continue with drive-through, pick-up,…

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A City of Censorship
Features

Sammy Kagan | March 7, 2019

According to the U.S. Department of Education, as of 2014, there are 37,100 secondary schools across the country, and of those, 10,693 are private institutions. In other words, students attending over…

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One Year Later
Features

Celia Rattner | February 21, 2019

“We call B.S.”

Emma González, a then-junior high school student, stands on stage in front of a cheering crowd, repeatedly directing this phrase to the National Rifle Association and President Trump….

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