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

Jack Laser

Jack Laser, Political Liaison

Jack Laser is a Political Liason, who has worked for four years on the staff of "The Weekly" as a Staff Writer and a Brief Writer. In addition to writing for "The Weekly," he enjoys competing on the Model UN team and running for the Upper School track team.

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Skills That Are Finally Worth Something

Illinois Considers Bill To Allow College Athlete Endorsements
December 20, 2019
The new Assistant Athletic Director, Amber Scott.

Changing the Game

New Assistant Athletic Director Joins Parker
October 10, 2019

The Democrats vs Donald

Houston Hosts 3rd Democratic Primary Debate
September 16, 2019

Facts for the Win

Parker Competes at Scholastic Bowl Event
March 31, 2019

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

The Pub Office Becomes an Actual Pub
March 31, 2019
Father Michael Pfleger Addresses the Junior Class
Photo by Jack Laser

A Parker Sermon

Father Pfleger Speaks to Parker Students
December 12, 2018
Freshman Othel Owen discusses the Illinois gubernatorial election

Parker Reacts to 2018 Midterms

Students and Faculty Share Their Thoughts About the Historic Election Cycle
November 9, 2018
Running to Success

Running to Success

Senior Audrey Shadle Competes in State Cross Country Tournament
November 9, 2018

Chicago Voices Heard

Former Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty of Killing Laquan McDonald
October 16, 2018

A Parker Grad Makes History

Ayanna Pressley to Win Congressional Seat
September 16, 2018
Two boys build sand castles at the beach on a hot day at Parker Summers.

Summer at Parker

Teachers and Students Return for Parker Summers
September 5, 2018
Volunteers work on phone banking and other political duties at a Democratic office on primary election day.

Talk of the Town

Political Activism of a Parker Parent
May 26, 2018

Something to Make Finals a Little More Stressful

Grade Updates Before Finals
April 8, 2018
The Library displays its new Amazon Alexas, used so students no longer have to type to google things.

Books and Gadgets

March 30, 2018
Amaya Contractor 19 and Sydney Garelick 19, two members of the impeached SADD group, at Democrafest last school year.

SADD Start to Second Semester

SADD Committee Heads Removed
February 16, 2018
Special Chorus and New Chorale are introduced.

Music from Parker and the Community

Parker Hosts Annual Independent School Music Festival
January 31, 2018

Blue Out Game

Parker Cheers on Girls Victory and Boys Hard-Fought Loss
December 20, 2017
Senior Jack Cordwell stands with string in hand next to a shelter in progress, as he helps his fifth grade group put it together.

Lorado Taft — Seven Years Later

More Seniors to Join 5th Grade Retreat
November 21, 2017
Upper school English Teacher Theresa Collins stands with PEN Secretary Chris Collaros and another educator.

English Teacher Takes Sabbatical

Parker Progressive Education May be Expanded
October 29, 2017

NetClassroom Reborn

New Portal Replaces Old Site
October 5, 2017

Illinois Pushes For Colorado-like Legislation

Parker Parents Back Marijuana Tax and Regulate
June 10, 2017

Civil Rights, the Grand Canyon, and Cattolica

Students Visit National and International Destinations
May 17, 2017
The Northwestern basketball team was excited about being chosen for the first time as a seed in the March Madness tournament.

Northwestern Basketball Achieves A Milestone

The Wildcats Make the NCAA Men's Tournament
April 26, 2017

The Parker Robotics Journey

Team Wins 'Inspire Award' And Makes State Championship
March 16, 2017
Junior Natalie Braye and other high school students lead a Black Lives Matter protest in the summer.

The Year in Review

People's Thoughts on 2016 And 2017
February 10, 2017
Cosis Temporary Replacement

Cosi’s Temporary Replacement

The Holiday Shop Opens Across from Parker
December 21, 2016

Freshman Entrepreneur and App Creator

Matthew Turk's Drive
November 30, 2016

New Math Teacher

Laury Raff Brings Energy to Parker
November 7, 2016
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