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

Lindsay Carlin

Lindsay Carlin, Columnist

Lindsay Carlin is a senior in her second year as a Columnist and her fourth on the staff of “The Parker Weekly.” Having spent her underclassman years writing news briefs, she enjoys sharing her opinions on various in- and out-of-school matters in her column, "Carlin's Conventions." Outside of “The Weekly,” Lindsay is involved in Model UN, serves as the Executive Advisor in Student Government, and plays soccer and tennis.

All content by Lindsay Carlin

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 11

Dear Parker Faculty
June 3, 2020

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 10

Physically Distant, Socially Connected
May 13, 2020

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 9

Redefining Productivity
April 12, 2020
Parker’s new and improved cafeteria, complete with two of the most popular restaurants in the upper school, Roti and Sweetgreen.

Parker Cafeteria To Be Replaced By Sweetgreen

Chef Zac, Faced with New Role, Calls Change "Bittersweet"
March 31, 2020

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 7

The Curiosity Killer
February 13, 2020

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 6

Live in the Moment
January 30, 2020

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 5

New Year, Same Me
December 19, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 4

The Thanksgiving Paradox
November 26, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 3

I’ll Cross That Bridge When I Get There
October 31, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 2

R.I.P. Senior Weiner
October 10, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 1

Why I’m Going “Guilt-Free”
September 5, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 11

Cracking the Code of Conduct
June 6, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 10

Where is the Administration? 2.0
May 9, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 9

Changing the Majority Mindset
April 4, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 7

I’m Just Here to Have a Good Time
February 14, 2019

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 6

I was Sad in School. And I Survived.
January 31, 2019
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Twelve Days
December 20, 2018
Upper School Counselors Gary Childrey and Binita Donahue present survey results to parents in the Harris Center.

Decreasing Substance Abuse One Class at a Time

Parker Invites FCD Representative to Speak with Entire Upper School
December 20, 2018

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 4

How Does Parker Balance Tradition with Its Progressive Mission?
November 20, 2018

Parker Alumna to Win Historic Victory

Ayanna Pressley ‘92 To Become First Woman of Color To Represent Massachusetts in Congress
October 30, 2018

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 3

Why We Should Have Conversations Surrounding Healthy Eating Habits
October 30, 2018

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 2

What is Homecoming Really About Here?
October 4, 2018

Carlin’s Conventions, Issue 1

Finding Your Piece of the House
September 5, 2018

Coffee on Clark Street

One Year in, Colectivo Coffee is a Lincoln Park Staple--ML-edited
June 6, 2018

Talking around the Globe

Foreign Language Students Communicate with Others around the World
May 26, 2018
Upper School Head Justin Brandon (center) walks side-by-side with officers of the Chicago Police Department. Police officers were asked to attend the Walkout to ensure the safety of Parker students.

Walkout Supported by New US Head

Justin Brandon Plays Integral Role in Walkout Plans
March 19, 2018

Elective Evolution

Rising Upperclassmen Choose Science Elective Offerings for Next School Year
February 16, 2018
Don’t Hate on the Holidays

Don’t Hate on the Holidays

Administration’s Ban of the Word “Christmas” in Holiday Music is Counterintuitive to Parker’s Mission
January 31, 2018
Junior and Clean Water Club President Bella Evan-Cook and junior Isabel Bouhl sell soap in the front alcove following the Thanksgiving Morning Ex.

7,678 Miles of Change

Parker Club Leader Makes Impact across the World
December 20, 2017

Spreading Warmth and Love for the Winter

Parker Junior Organizes Winter Accessory Drive
November 28, 2017
Data collected by a survey of 119 Upper School students about whether or not college factors into their choice of extracurricular activities.

Applying Yourself or Applying to College?

Why using “for the app” to justify student involvement is dangerous
November 21, 2017

Donald Trump vs. The NFL

President Takes on Country's Most Popular Sport in Latest Feud
September 29, 2017

Trump Administration to Repeal DACA

Parker Students Speak Out
September 6, 2017

Swinging for State

Standout Tennis Player Grace Chang Hopes to Advance to Championships Again this Year
September 4, 2017

Another Day, Another Meal

A Day in the Life of A Quest Cashier at Parker
June 10, 2017
Sophomore Nathan Satterfield shakes Brandon’s hand before heading back to class.

Justin Brandon Meet and Greet

FWP Chats with New Upper School Head in April
June 1, 2017

Vanilla, Chocolate, Or Photography?

Eighth Grade Kicks Off New Upper School Scheduling Process with Ice Cream Social
April 26, 2017

New Faces

Decision Makes Shadowing Unavailable to Some Students During Application Process
March 17, 2017

A Note to The Music Department

Why the Band and Choir Programs Deserve Equal Treatment
February 11, 2017

Underclassmen Vision

Freshmen and Sophomore Speak at Town Hall Meetings
December 20, 2016

Parker’s Next New Face

Search Process Set for Upper School Division Head
December 4, 2016

There’s Always Next Year

Varsity Boys’ Soccer Loses in Super-Sectional, Remains Confident about Fall 2017
November 3, 2016
Entire Ninth Grade Attends Local Shakespeare Performance

Entire Ninth Grade Attends Local Shakespeare Performance

Class watches modern adaptation of famous play “Julius Caesar”
October 2, 2016
Feminist Teacher Visits Parker

“Feminist Teacher” Visits Parker

Ileana Jiménez talks to faculty members about her grapples with intersectionality
September 25, 2016
Boys Varsity Soccer Defeated 2-0

Boys’ Varsity Soccer Defeated 2-0

Colonels’ effort outmatched by Lincoln Park High School
September 25, 2016
Students take a selfie while on the bus.

Upper School Students See Ruth Bader-Ginsburg in Live Interview

Class secures seats for special event just hours before
September 20, 2016

UK Controversy

Brexit's Effects on US to Play Out Over Time
September 15, 2016
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