The Parker Weekly

Editorial, Issue 11 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

June 4, 2020

Our mission states: “Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.”  Beyond educ...

Editorial, Issue 10 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

May 13, 2020

Since coronavirus emerged in the United States, it’s disrupted our education, relationships, and for many families, livelihoods. As we quickly became restricted to our homes, the media has assumed a heightened responsibility: in...

Editorial, Issue 9 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

April 12, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, an email went out to the Parker community that detailed a two-week-long school closure (that now extends until April 21), effective on March 16. The modified schedule came in response to the gro...

Editorial, Issue 7 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

February 13, 2020

At the corner of Stetson and Randolph, the Chicago Tribune Tower stands tall, the Chicago Tribune’s namesake splashed in white typeface across the stone exterior. The skyscraper looms over the Chicago river, keeping a watchf...

Editorial, Issue 6 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

January 30, 2020

Over January 9 and 10, psychotherapist and author Lynn Lyons spoke to Parker teachers and families about the roots of adolescent anxiety and methods to address them. One significant cause of pressure for students, Lyons stressed, i...

Editorial, Issue 5 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

December 19, 2019

A looming cloud towers over Parker students, an unrelenting undercurrent influencing inter-student interactions: the near certainty that they won’t be able to send their children to Parker. Every year, tuition increases at a hi...

Editorial, Issue 4 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

November 26, 2019

In the previous issue of “The Weekly,” we published an article written by senior Andy Wessman titled “Why I Quit the Basketball Team.” Wessman describes his experience with Parker’s former Varsity coach, recounting multi...

Editorial, Issue 3 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

October 31, 2019

For years, after each “Twelve Days” Morning Ex, each County Fair, each Halloween, each Thanksgiving, each Class Day, and after countless other Parker traditions, the editorial board has distributed “The Weekly.” Students, ...

Editorial, Issue 2 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

October 10, 2019

How addicted are we to the Internet? In addition to our lives, news also lives and dies on the internet. In fact, the invention of the internet may have been the biggest contributor to investigative journalism.  Website...

Editorial, Issue 1 — Volume CVIV

The Parker Weekly

September 5, 2019

Chicago soldier killed in Afghanistan. Night two of the Democratic presidential debates. Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. On August 1, the distinguished editors of one of the country’s most trusted newspapers deemed none ...

Editorial, Issue 11 — Volume CVIII

The Parker Weekly

June 6, 2019

What is the purpose of “The Weekly?” Why was it founded? Why have students continued to print it for more than a century? How does it serve the greater Parker community? Where does it fit in to our grand tangled web of soc...

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