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  • Moving On To Bigger And More Aquatic Things
  • Voices for Choices
  • Justin Brandon Meet and Greet
  • Moving On To Bigger And More Aquatic Things

    Moving On To Bigger And More Aquatic Things

    Maya Sanghvi, Brief Writer

    June 10, 2017

    Principal Dan Frank informed the faculty on May 8 that Gina Rodriguez, Chief Advancement Officer for the past seven years, will be leaving Parker as of June of this year, for the position of Chief Development Officer at the Shedd Aquarium. At Parker Rodriguez works directly with the ...

    Gina Rodriguez, Parker's current John G. Levi Chief Advancement Officer discussing with one of her colleagues.

  • Voices for Choices

    Voices for Choices

    Lauren Hughes, Staff Writer

    June 10, 2017

    As musicians demonstrated their talent through a multicolored, foggy atmosphere, the crowd blended into one. The room was filled with music lovers of all ages. On Friday, May 13, a more-than-expected 850 people packed the Metro, a concert venue on Clark Street in Chicago, f...

  • Justin Brandon Meet and Greet

    Justin Brandon Meet and Greet

    Lindsay Carlin, Brief Writer

    June 1, 2017

    On Tuesday, April 18, Upper School students, faculty, administrators, and staff had the opportunity to meet incoming Upper School Head Justin Brandon during H2 and U-Lunch in the Harris Center. Brandon took this chance to introduce himself, discussing first his background--how he gr...

    Sophomore Nathan Satterfield shakes Brandon’s hand before heading back to class.

News

Inclusion and the Constitution

Avani Kalra, Staff Writer

Five out of the five platforms of presidential candidates this year mentioned the inclusion of a more diverse group of voices in Student Government in their platforms. Over the last few years, the push to...

June 10, 2017

Praiseworthy?

Paige Shayne, Staff Writer

It’s no secret that the freshman class this year had a “bumpy” start to high school. Trashing the cat boxes, blasting loud music, and getting kicked out of class became the ninth graders’ new reputat...

June 10, 2017

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Opinions

Defining the Inclusion Coordinator

Charlie Moog

I’d like to address a few of the points made by our President in his response to the call for him to fulfill his constitutional obligation.  First and foremost: I support the existence of the Inclusion ...

June 10, 2017

  • Tar Heels Land Junior Olympian

    It is not every day that a Parker student commits to a college for a sport, and it is even more rare that a student commits to a Division 1 program. B...

  • Closing Time

    The Athletics Department started off the Spring season by putting on a Students vs. Staff event in the Big Gym, featuring basketball and volleyball ga...

  • Northwestern Basketball Achieves A Milestone

    Northwestern Basketball Achieves A Milestone

  • Parker Kicks It to the PepsiCo Showcase

    On April 8, 13, and 15, Parker’s varsity girls’ soccer team competed in Chicago’s invite-only PepsiCo Showcase, the largest high school varsity ...

  • Winter Sports Wrap-Up

    Under a new Head Coach, Kevin Snider, who brought almost an entirely new staff with him, the boys’ basketball team finished the season with a record...

  • New Season, New Athletics

    A large part of any school’s culture is its athletics. Not only do the student-athletes enjoy being a part of a team in the sport they like, but spe...

  • Colonels Lose on Last Second Shot…Again

    On Friday, January 27, many Parker students ended the first week of the new semester with the second boys’ varsity basketball game at DePaul’s McG...

  • Consistent Coaching

    Athletics have long been an integral part of the Parker tradition. Just a few steps inside the school's entrance on Clark Street, Parker's hallway is ...

  • White Out Game 12/2

    White Out Game 12/2

  • Looking Ahead

    Looking Ahead

Meet the Staff

Sammy Kagan, Columnist
Sammy Kagan

Columnist

Sammy Kagan is a sophomore and this is his first year writing for the Weekly. A columnist, he looks forward a fantastic year of fresh and engaging pieces. In addition to journalism, Sammy plays baseball...

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Elena Holceker, Photographer
Elena Holceker

Photographer

Elena Holceker is a senior and this is her third year as a photographer for The Weekly. For the past two years she has been a photographer and is thrilled to be photographer again this year. Elena is also...

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Cecilia Sheppard

Culture Critic

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Recent Sports Scores

  • Friday, September 30

    Varsity Field Hockey

    Parker 1 - Latin 0

  • Saturday, September 24

    Varsity Soccer

    Parker 0 - Lincoln Park 2

  • Saturday, September 24

    JV Volleyball

    Parker 1 set - St. Benedict 2 sets

  • Saturday, September 24

    Varsity Field Hockey

    Parker 5 - Homewood-Flossmoor 0

  • Saturday, September 24

    JV Field Hockey

    Parker 2 - Homewood-Flossmoor 0

  • Saturday, September 24

    Varsity Volleyball

    Parker 0 sets - St. Benedict 3 sets

  • Saturday, September 24

    JV Soccer

    Parker 1 - Lincoln Park 0

  • Friday, September 23

    Varsity Golf

    Parker Won - Elgin Lost

  • Friday, September 23

    Varsity Tennis

    Parker Won - Lincoln Park Lost

  • Friday, September 23

    JV Tennis

    Parker Won - Lincoln Park Lost

Recent Posts

Defining the Inclusion Coordinator

Charlie Moog

I’d like to address a few of the points made by our President in his response to the call for him to fulfill his constitutional obligation.  First and foremost: I support...

June 10, 2017

Another Day, Another Meal

Lindsay Carlin, Brief Writer

During Conference on a Thursday, the cafeteria bustles with students toting to-go containers filled with homemade grilled cheese and tomato soup. Some grab a Naked smoothi...

June 10, 2017

The Inclusion Imperative

June 10, 2017

In Response to “The Weekly”‘s Coverage of The Kolver Library

June 10, 2017

In Response to “Tapping into A New Year”

June 10, 2017

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