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  • New Sports Mascot
  • Bringing the Outside In
  • Our Technological Playground
  • New Sports Mascot

    New Sports Mascot

    Josh Marks, Editor In Chief

    October 6, 2017

    Since 2002, Parker’s athletic teams have been represented by an old, bald man, or at least a costume signifying one--Colonel Parker. But starting this year, the Colonel has been joined by a younger, furrier, and more gender-neutral mascot--the Eagle. The Eagle made its off...

    The new Eagle mascot waves in the Homecoming Rally next to upper school math teacher Vicki Lee.

    Photo by Jenna Mansueto

  • Bringing the Outside In

    Bringing the Outside In

    Molly Taylor, Brief Writer

    October 5, 2017

    “How can we predict the future?” computer science professor Rick Stevens asked a group of nineteen fifth-graders seated around a few tables pushed together in the Lower School/Intermediate School science classroom. In front of the students were three printed models of the...

    Dr. Stevens explains to the fifth graders how computers generate models of climate change.

    Photo by Molly Taylor

  • Our Technological Playground

    Our Technological Playground

    Sophia Saker, Features Editor

    October 5, 2017

    The smell of paint and dust lingers although students have already found their favorite nook or cranny, whether it be a spot in one of the mini-tunnels created in bookshelves or a seat in an ‘S’ shaped chair. Wires poke out of the wall like ivy while blue tiles shimmer in...

    Juniors Audrey Shadle and Simon Goldman complete their history homework in the new library.

    Photo by Jenna Mansueto

News

Las Vegas Massacre

Molly Taylor, Brief Writer

A little after 10 p.m. on October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire from the window of his 32nd floor hotel room, shooting at the 22,200 audience members at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert in the Las Veg...

October 11, 2017

New Sports Mascot

New Sports Mascot

Josh Marks, Editor In Chief

October 6, 2017

Emanuel Says Chicago Is a Trump-Free Zone

Maya Plotnick, Alderman Liason

“Chicago -- our schools, our neighborhoods, our city, as it relates to what President Trump said -- will be a Trump-free zone. You have nothing to worry about.” This is what Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Sep...

October 5, 2017

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Opinions

Editorial, Issue 2 – Volume CVII

The Parker Weekly

On any given Wednesday H Period, two Senior Seminar classes are in session. Twelve students sit around a table, the quote "a man without a purpose is like a boat without a rudder" looming over the cla...

October 6, 2017

Recent Opinions Stories

Head to Head: Food in the Library?

Head to Head: Food in the Library?

October 6, 2017

Head to Head: Food In the Library?

Head to Head: Food In the Library?

October 6, 2017

One Website For All

One Website For All

October 6, 2017

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Meet the Staff

Ava Sato, Staff Writer
Ava Sato

Staff Writer

Ava Sato is thrilled to be starting her first year on the Weekly staff. She is a sophomore and is one of the staff writers for the Weekly. Besides writing, Ava loves to dance and enjoys playing field hocke...

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Jett Bronstein, Columnist
Jett Bronstein

Columnist

Jett is a senior and this is his first year on staff for The Weekly. As a columnist, Jett wishes to critically engage with Parker community. In addition to The Weekly, Jett is a member of the Upper School...

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Rob Currie, Staff Writer
Rob Currie

Staff Writer

Rob Currie is a sophomore at Francis Parker, and is entering his first year writing for the Weekly. Currently a staff writer, he looks forward to being a part of the Weekly by helping report news. Rob is ...

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Recent Posts

Las Vegas Massacre

Molly Taylor, Brief Writer

A little after 10 p.m. on October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire from the window of his 32nd floor hotel room, shooting at the 22,200 audience members at the Route 91 Harvest...

October 11, 2017

In Response to “Robotics Team Needs to Do More to Include Girls”

Adam Colestock

Dear “Weekly” Editors, We would like to take a moment to respond to Felicia Miller’s editorial piece, “Write Like A Girl.” We deeply appreciate her bringing attent...

October 6, 2017

Editorial, Issue 2 – Volume CVII

October 6, 2017

New Sports Mascot

New Sports Mascot

October 6, 2017

Parker Teachers in the Spotlight

October 6, 2017

The student news site of Francis W. Parker School
The student news site of Francis W. Parker School