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

Eden Stranahan

Eden Stranahan, Editor-in-Chief

Eden Stranahan is so honored to serve as Editor-in-Chief for her last year on "The Weekly" that it might come off as a little concerning. After humble beginnings as a staff writer who gave up on her first article about how Parker students spend their summers (specific, right?) because she couldn't muster up the courage to call an upperclassman, she has worked her way up through serving as a Copy Editor and Features Editor--and found the courage to talk to and somehow become an upperclassman herself. When stripped away from The Parker Weekly finals doc you can find her on both the field hockey and softball bench, engaging in riveting discussion about her weekend plans in the math wing, or alternatively walking out of Calculus with a look of extreme confusion on her face.

All content by Eden Stranahan
Valerie Jarrett speaks to the Parker community in the Heller Auditorium.

A Visit From Valerie

Accomplished civics leader visits Parker
November 4, 2022


The Rise and Reason Behind The 2022-23 School Year’s New Mantra
November 4, 2022
Peace, Love, and County Fair

Peace, Love, and County Fair

Parker's iconic fall event returns
October 7, 2022
Love Looks Like A Poster Board

Love Looks Like A Poster Board

Parker Recounts The Overlap Between Dating And Prom
June 9, 2022
On the 4th Floor, Students can view the infamous Wall Of Rejection.

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Parker reacts to the “Wall of Rejection”
May 10, 2022
Typical ACT materials used by a high school student — book, pencils, and watch.

Test Not So Optional

Juniors Take Standardized Tests in New Landscape
April 1, 2022
Model Home Turned Full House - A Look into Parker Poker Playing

Model Home Turned Full House

A Look Into Parker Poker Playing
February 11, 2022
Symposium attendees stand in the courtyard

Young Men of Color Symposium

Parker Students Attended Symposium With Keynote Speaker Rodney Glasgow
November 29, 2021
Actors and Stagecrew pose in front of the set for Duck Variations

The Show Must Go On

Four Students Perform in the Fall Play, Duck Variations
October 29, 2021
Our very own “Weekly” editors at Prom! Photo taken by class of 2021.

An Uncom(prom)ised Night

Seniors Celebrated Their Prom Night May 27
June 10, 2021
Students return for class 5 days a week.

All Day, Everyday

Parker Upper School Returns to Campus Five Days A Week
May 14, 2021
FWPMUN V took place on Saturday, March 20th. Photo courtesy of FWPMUN.


Students Hosted Parker Model Un Conference on March 20
April 2, 2021
Alright, lets take a math final! Comic by cartoonist Maddy Leja.

Is This Really Finals?

A Comparison of Last Year's Finals to This Year’s
January 29, 2021


Applying to College Online
December 18, 2020
The in-person events committee is looking to plan more in-person events similar to the class gatherings in the beginning of the year. Here, the junior class is gathered in the courtyard. Photo courtesy of Marcy Zoller.

In-Person Interactions

Student Programming Board Plans Upper School In-Person Events
November 24, 2020


Upper School Quarantining and Second Hand Exposure This Fall
October 30, 2020
Five Safe, Super Fun, Solid Fall Activities

Five Safe, Super Fun, Solid Fall Activities

Activities to Enjoy Outside of the Comfort of Your Home During the Pandemic
October 7, 2020
Equity persons graphic from the Education Equity Research Institute.

Education Equity

Parker’s Newest Club Focusing on the Digital Divide
September 7, 2020

A for Effort

Completion vs. Grading: The Age Old Question
April 12, 2020
Junior Ellie Buono (right) during her year abroad in Spain.

Junior Year Journey

Ellie Buono's Year Abroad in Spain
February 13, 2020

A Freshman’s First Finals

Navigating the Infamous Week for the First Time
January 30, 2020

Studying Abroad Success

AFS Students’ Life After Parker
November 26, 2019
Mr. Heidtke talks with two of his players, Daniel Mansueto and Bodie Florsheim.

PE with a Passion

Tyler Heidtke’s New Impact on Parker’s Athletics
October 10, 2019
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