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

Jacob Boxerman

Jacob Boxerman, Editor-in-Chief

Jake Boxerman is a senior and has been doing this Weekly thing for a long four years, first as a Staff Writer, then Copy Editor, then Online Editor, and now, finally, Editor-in-Chief (a position he is very excited to have). Outside of organizing the Weekly Google Drive, Jake enjoys working on the robotics team, reading a good book, and spending his time in his garden, among many other activities.
All content by Jacob Boxerman
Neon green spells tragedy at 7/11.

Curious Jake — What Happened to 7-Eleven?

What Happened to 7-Eleven?
May 10, 2022


Parker Students Host Sixth Annual Model UN Conference
April 1, 2022
Members of the Black Student Union pose during a lunch meeting on February 4.

Black Student Union

BSU Returns to Parker
February 12, 2022
The Vaccine Clinic for all children 5-11 takes place in Parkers Big Gym

[Photo] Vaxxed To The Max

November 29, 2021
2021 DRita and Robbie Robinson Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Dr. Jelani Cobb gives his talk via Zoom.

Frailty of Democracy

Columbia Professor Jelani Cobb Speaks as 2021 Robinson DEI Speaker
November 29, 2021
Former Photo Day Chair Elliot Holceker

Stepping Out of Frame

Elliot Holceker Steps Down As Photo Day Chair
October 29, 2021
Five players from the Varsity Girls Fieldhockey team defend the goal during their Homecoming game versus Latin.

Competition in the Cosmos

Homecoming Returns
October 12, 2021
Registrar Goes Retro

Registrar Goes Retro

Add-Drop, Registrar Meetings Back In Person
September 27, 2021
Parker welcomes a new member in the Physical Education Department, Madeline Maldonado. Photo courtesy of Madeline Maldonado.

A New PE Teacher at Bat

Madeline Maldonado Joins Athletics Department
September 8, 2021
The Westerlies performed virtually in the fourth year of the Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholars in Residence program. Photo from Vimeo.

A Semester With the Westerlies

4th Annual Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholars in Residence
June 10, 2021
All Together Now!

All Together Now!

Band and Choir Back In-Person
May 14, 2021
Benjamin Kagan has helped hundreds of people receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Photo courtesy of Benjamin Kagan.

Vaccine Freshm-angel

Parker Freshman Benjamin Kagan Goes Viral for Vaccine Help
April 2, 2021
Parkers Shakespeare Slam team recorded their rendition of a scene from Hamlet, where it was then mixed together with 20 other schools performances to form a full-length production.

To Zoom Or Not To Zoom?

Shakespeare Slam Team Performs Virtually
February 12, 2021
Snowfall Showcase collage.

Snowfall Showcase 2021

February 6, 2021
Dr. Farah Fahim in her visit with the Science Fiction class. Photo courtesy of Nick Saracino.

Quantum Qualifications

Visiting Engineer Dr. Farah Fahim Speaks to Science Classes Virtually
January 29, 2021
Photo from the Speaker Series with Dr. Trisha Rose, taken by Ava Robinson, daughter of DRita and Robbie Robinson.

Gears of Racism

Dr. Tricia Rose Speaks as 2020 D’Rita and Robbie Robinson Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Speaker
December 18, 2020
Parker Flu Vaccine Clinic, 2020 Edition

Parker Flu Vaccine Clinic, 2020 Edition

Parker Holds Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic During Pandemic
October 30, 2020
Faraway Freshmen — Freshmen Adjust to Remote High School. How are freshmen dealing with their first year of high school through the screen of a computer?

Faraway Freshmen

Freshmen Adjust to Remote High School
October 7, 2020
Teachers Pets collage.

“Teacher’s Pets”

The teacher's pets of Francis W. Parker School
September 28, 2020

Quiz: Teacher’s Pets

Which pet belongs to which teacher? Try your best in this fun quiz!
September 28, 2020
Screenshot of Ruvnas daily text notification messages. Users can click the link to complete survey.

COVID Questionnaire

Parker Introduces New Software for COVID Accountability
September 15, 2020

Quiz: What type of “Zoomer” are you?

Take this quiz to find out!
September 7, 2020
Parkers new computer programming teacher, Brianna Ifft. Photo from LinkedIn.


New Computer Science Teacher Comes to Parker
September 7, 2020
Equity persons graphic from the Education Equity Research Institute.

[Photo] Education Equity

September 7, 2020

Virtual Visit Provides Advice on Anxiety

Psychotherapist Lynn Lyons Zooms with Community
June 3, 2020

On The Front Lines

Parker Parents Fight COVID-19
May 13, 2020

The Benjamins

Community Relations Coordinator at Rosecrance Matt Quinn Speaks About Dangers of Vaping
April 12, 2020

Moment of Silence

What Parker is Missing Out On
January 30, 2020
Assistant Principal Ruth Jurgensen speaking with attendees of this year’s Administrators of Color in Independent Schools Conference.

Administrators of Color in Independent Schools Conference

ACIS Conference in its Second Year at Parker
November 26, 2019

Never a Lone Wolf

Parker’s Influence on Former Child Actress and Olympian Hillary Wolf ‘95
October 31, 2019

New Printing System Perplexes Parker

Upper School Students Adjusting to New Printing System
October 10, 2019

Rocketry Cookie Blasts Off

Cookie Launches Successful Rocket
June 5, 2019

Physics Unleashed

Advanced Topics in Physics Students Pursue Independent Studies
May 13, 2019
Sophomore Bella Charfoos singing a song in the Upper School musical Chicago.

The Shine of Chicago

A Look Behind The Upper School Spring Musical
April 4, 2019
A number of students felt personally attacked after group emails were disabled. Photo courtesy of Peter Evans.

Group Email Shutdown In Near Future

Community Torn Over Communication Conundrum
March 31, 2019

Small Office, Big Job

Profile on Val Garcia, Athletic Trainer
February 14, 2019
Seventh graders Grant Koh (left) and Noah Pendo (right) were among those to advance. Photo courtesy of Francis W. Parker School.

MS Robotics Teams Rally To A Win

Sixth And Seventh Grade Teams Head To State
January 31, 2019
Freshman Katherine Holtz and Ava Utigard painting their windows in the second-floor hallway.

Parker Becomes Winter Wonderland

Freshman Class Decorates School, Continues Tradition
December 20, 2018
The Sct Maræ Skoles Big Band, from Aalborg, Denmark, performing at the Morning Ex on October 15th.

Danish Student Band Dazzles MX

Jazz Band from Denmark Performs at Parker
October 30, 2018

New Lineup In Lower School

Teacher shuffle brings experience to SK & 1st
October 4, 2018
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