The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School

The Parker Weekly

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Locked Out Of The House

Pritzker Announces Statewide School Closure For Rest Of School Year
Tess Wayland, Copy Editor
April 17, 2020
Visiting poet Natasha Trethewey speaks to the Parker community at Morning Ex.

The Delight In Language

Two-Term U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Northwestern Professor and 2017 Heinz Award Recipient Natasha Trethewey Speaks as Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Poet
Avani Kalra, Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2020

(Never) Going Solo

Parker’s Influence on NYU Sociologist Eric Klinenberg ‘89
Ian Shayne, Editor-In-Chief
October 13, 2019
Juniors Gigi Lopez and Anjali Chandel, heads of Students Affirming Gender Equality (SAGE), speak at Gender Week’s closing ceremony.

Introducing Gender Week

Conversations on Gender & Culture Make Waves
Sammy Kagan, Editor in Chief
April 5, 2019
New York Times Columnist Charles Blow speaks at Parker.

The Light Must Be Bent

Charles Blow Speaks as D’Rita and Robbie Robinson Diversity Equity and Inclusion Speaker
Avani Kalra, Editor in Chief
December 22, 2018
Father Michael Pfleger Addresses the Junior Class
Photo by Jack Laser

A Parker Sermon

Father Pfleger Speaks to Parker Students
Jack Laser, Brief Writer
December 12, 2018

Parker Parent Elected Governor of Illinois

J.B. Pritzker Wins Illinois Governor Race
Julia Marks, Copy Editor
November 20, 2018

Parker Alumna to Win Historic Victory

Ayanna Pressley ‘92 To Become First Woman of Color To Represent Massachusetts in Congress
Sammy Kagan, Avani Kalra, and Lindsay Carlin
October 30, 2018

Parker Alumna Shines on National Television

Rocah ‘88 Becomes MSNBC Legal Analyst
Ian Shayne, Online Editor
October 30, 2018
Parkers Boys Varsity Soccer Team celebrates victory with a Pepsi spray.

Have a Pepsi

Parker Takes Home PepsiCo Victory
Ava Stepan, News Editor
October 4, 2018
Freshman Nathalie San Fratello holds Black Lives Matter sign while protesting at the Chicago Student Walkout on April 20.

Students to the Streets

Parker Students Participate in City-Wide Walkout for Gun Control
Avani Kalra, Copy Editor
May 26, 2018
Delegates in the UN Human Rights Council raise their placards in the new library.


Parker Holds Second Model UN Conference
Ava Ori, Staff Writer
January 31, 2018
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