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

Paige Shayne

Paige Shayne, Managing Editor

Paige Shayne is a senior in her fourth year on "The Weekly." She is Editor of the “Student Voice”, Head of SIRB, and Managing Editor for “The Weekly." Paige also plays Varsity Soccer and the trombone and is head of Tampon Tuesdays. In her free time, she loves to do Soul Cycle, read, and go running.

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Parker Reacts to Little Richard’s Death
June 3, 2020
Ava Ori

Ava Ori

May 13, 2020
Rohan Dhingra

Rohan Dhingra

May 13, 2020
Carter Wagner

Carter Wagner

May 13, 2020
Bodie Florsheim

Bodie Florsheim

May 13, 2020
Grayson Schementi

Grayson Schementi

May 13, 2020

Romancing The Jade

Senior Jade Nguyen Continues Writing a Romance Novel
April 12, 2020
Senior Senna Gardner’s independent study on gun violence.

Chemistry, Computers, and Cooking, Oh My

Second Semester Independent Studies
February 13, 2020

Free Speech & Anti-Semitism

Trump’s Anti-Semitism Executive Order
January 30, 2020

Head To Head: Should Voting Be Required In America?

Voting Should Be Mandatory in America
November 26, 2019
Congressional candidate Robert Emmons Jr. speaking at a Parker Democrats meeting.

Parker Democrats

New Upper School Club
October 30, 2019

The Lunch Bot

Benji Gourdji’s Programming 2 Final
October 10, 2019

A Cook and A Colonel

Chase Wayland Competes on Chopped Junior
September 5, 2019

“Cooke and the Colonel” Revamped

Changes Made to Scholarship Auction and Dinner
June 6, 2019
Drag Queen Story Hour is a national organization which 
strives to give “kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”

Fit For a Queen

Drag Queen Story Hour at Parker
June 6, 2019
Members of the trip gear up at a glacial outlet.

Ice Breakers

Upper School Spring Break Trip to Iceland
May 9, 2019

Supermodel Home

Model Home Overplans Events, Students Come in Over Weekend
March 31, 2019

Face the Music

Music Committee’s Impeachment Fails
March 6, 2019
Goldman organizes his space at the Art Institute, where he often designs his garments. Photo courtesy of Simon Goldman

Passion for Fashion

Simon Goldman’s Future in the Fashion Industry
February 14, 2019

Not So Model Home

Committee Failed by White, Removed by SG
February 1, 2019
Junior Raven Rothkopf poses with the clothing she  is trying to sell on Depop.

That’s So Raven

Raven Rothkopf Makes Thousands on Depop
January 31, 2019
Junior Raven Rothkopf poses with the clothing she  is trying to sell on Depop.

That’s So Raven

Raven Rothkopf Makes Thousands on Depop
January 31, 2019
Parker high school history teacher Susan Elliott has reshaped the Meeting of the Minds for her classes.

American Time Travel

Susan Elliott Finds Variety in U.S. History
December 20, 2018
Senior Olivia Garg distributes PRIDE bead necklaces at Student Government.

Too Little Pride?

Pride Committee Controversy over Restrictions
November 20, 2018

Use Your Voice

Should Celebrities Use Their Platform for Politics?
October 30, 2018

A Year in a Month

Students Take Math Class Over the Summer
October 4, 2018

Walk Parker’s Way

Steve Tyler to Teach Math at Parker
September 5, 2018

Poll-ing Strings in Our Election

Student Government Elections Should Not Be Polled
June 6, 2018

Board-erline Violations

A Day With the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board
May 26, 2018

Slam Poets Society

Students Compete in Louder Than a Bomb
April 8, 2018

Islam 101

Muslim Morning Ex
February 25, 2018

Bend and Stretch

Parker’s Faculty Yoga Class
February 16, 2018

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Parker’s Inaugural Visiting Artist
January 31, 2018
Students in the Beginner group take on the Hour of Code.

Introduction of Hour of Code at Parker

Parker Upper Schoolers Participate in National Hour of Code
December 18, 2017

One Up, One Down

Parker Basketball Blue Out Games
December 7, 2017
The Shayne Twins and their mother pose with one of the foreign exchange students they hosted.

Nine Days, Two Languages

My Experience With a Belgian Student
November 21, 2017

Forging Thais

American Field Service Welcoming Lunch
November 9, 2017

Pre-Season Ballers

Open Gym for Basketball Players
October 31, 2017
ophomore Claire Levin playing for her club ice hockey team.

Join the Club

Pros and Cons of Club Athletes at Parker
October 29, 2017
Non Gluten cookies are one of the many inclusive food options that the cafeteria now offers.

No Nuts Allowed

October 5, 2017

Hurricane Irma Hits Florida

Disastrous Hurricane Affects Millions in the American South
September 12, 2017
Barr poses for a selife on safari in South Africa.

Staff and Faculty Fun

How Our Teachers Spent Their Summer Vacation
September 4, 2017


Ninth Grade "Notes of Praise"
June 10, 2017

Another Day, Another Meal

Cafeteria Immersion
May 17, 2017

Hate Trumps Love?

Anti-Semitic Crimes Increase Across the Country
April 26, 2017

Morning X-Clusion

Morning X Changes Name to Morning X and Y
April 2, 2017

Teenage Wasteland

Composting in the School & What the Students Can Do
March 17, 2017

Get Your Move On, Parker!

The Benefits of Exercise on Academic Performance
February 11, 2017
Parker Thanksgiving Revision

Parker Thanksgiving Revision

Should Parker Continue to Celebrate the Holiday?
December 5, 2016

Inclusion, Not Confusion

Parker's Halloween: Group Costume Restrictions and More
November 7, 2016


From Mormonism to Parkerism
October 12, 2016

$10 Founding Father

‘Hamilton’ travels to the Chicago Humanities Festival
October 3, 2016
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