The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Francis W. Parker School
Driving Through a Legacy
News

Harry Lowitz | November 3, 2021

Every morning, hundreds of cars make a right turn off of Clark Street into a driveway and release students into the Parker atmosphere. This right turn into “Circle Drive” has been made for many years….

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Vaccine Freshm-angel
Features

Jacob Boxerman | April 2, 2021

Like most Parker freshmen, Benjamin Kagan juggles a crowded Assignment Center, busy new schedule, and online club life. But before he can study for his biology test, he has to manage an over 50-person…

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Circling Back on History
Features

Tess Wayland | February 1, 2021

A familiar piece of pavement will now acknowledge and honor a key part of Parker’s history. In an email to the school community on November 24, Principal Dan Frank announced the renaming of Parker’s…

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Gears of Racism
Features

Jacob Boxerman | December 22, 2020

From a book-lined office on Monday, December 7, Dr. Tricia Rose, this year’s D’Rita and Robbie Robinson Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Speaker, addressed topics of systemic racism in her talk titled…

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Administrators of Color Conference Enters Third Year
Features

Arjun Kalra | December 2, 2020

In the past, the Administrators of Color Conference has been held at Parker. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference has moved online. 

Administrators of Color make up around eight…

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You Never Forget Your First Time…Voting
Features

Zach Joseph | December 1, 2020

Lines stretched around the block, sometimes wrapping around twice or three times to accommodate the mass of those wishing to cast their ballots on Election Day. Masks adorned the faces of every line attendee,…

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Books for Change
Features

Samantha Graines | November 3, 2020

 A hard-cover picture book has a bright orange background and five smiling faces. On the front cover in big block letters are the words “The Class That Can: Food Allergies.” This title belongs to…

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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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