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  • June 1Eighth Grade Finals on Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th

  • June 1NHS Induction on Tuesday, June 6th

  • June 1Senior Prom on Friday, June 2nd at 7:00pm

  • June 1Senior Finals on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th

  • May 22Choir Concert on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 pm

Bow Down… Beyonce: Satire Edition

Maggie Rivas, Mia Bonds, Katie Eppley, Alejandro Garcia

June 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Celebrities, Features

How To Worship A Queen When you think of God on Earth, who comes to mind? There is only one answer to this question: Queen B. If she didn’t come to mind then you need to see the light... When Beyonce performed at ...

Jazz Band is the Jazzy Club

Jadah Keith

June 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Features, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Jazz Band is a long standing club that recently became a class starting in the 2017-2018 school year. The club meets in the band room at 7am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings for rehearsals. One can audition for a chair in...

Economics Club

Alex Rodea, Economics Expert

June 5, 2017

Filed under Celebrities, Clubs, Features, Humans of WY, Showcase

One of the greatest figures of Whitney Young, Kevin Edward Waller, known as Mr. Waller and King Kevin Waller, runs a club by the name of the Economics Club. Mr. Waller is the teacher for all six of the AP Economics classes, an...

Meet Rodrigo Vazquez, a True Whitney Young Prodigy

Credo Duarte

June 5, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Audio, Calendar, Celebrities, Clubs, College, Entertainment, Fab Five, Fashion Icon, Features, Financial Aid, Food, Gallery, Hallways of Our Lives, Health, Hot Spot, Humans of WY, Movie Reviews, News, Novel, Opinions, Satire, Satire, Showcase, Social Networking, Sports, Student Life, Trivia, Uncategorized

Rodrigo Vazquez ‘17, is the single most important link that keeps this school functioning. Those who know Rodrigo know of the positive things he brings to this the Whitney Young environment. Although he may be taken for granted, Ro...

Assata Shakur

Cameron Cox

June 1, 2017

Filed under Celebrities

The name ‘Assata’ means “she who struggles.” Assata Shakur lived through the struggles of the black liberation movement, the students rights movement, and the movement to end the war in Vietnam. Even though she struggl...

Kendrick Lamar: G.O.A.T. or Overrated

Cameron Cox

May 30, 2017

Filed under Celebrities

This is a debate that has outgrown twitter arguments. It first sprung into place when Kendrick Lamar released his much anticipated Good Kid M.A.A.D. City on October 1, 2012. This album was nominated as Album of the Year in the ...

Student Profile: Quincy Hirt

Lucas Conrad

May 23, 2017

Filed under Celebrities, Features, Humans of WY, Social Networking, Student Life, Uncategorized

Quincy Hirt is a senior from the West DePaul neighborhood, and has cemented himself as an influential figure within the class of 2017.  Hirt is both the class president, and president of National Honor Society. He is also inves...

Top Six Reasons You Should Go Natural

Jordan Williams

May 23, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Celebrities, Clubs, Opinions, Social Networking

Recently, the African-American community was shifted towards an increase in appreciation for natural hair. The newly founded natural hair movement features thousands of icons, dozens of hairstyles, and its own dialect. After y...

Queen B

Queen B

May 23, 2017

Student Profile: Jack Meyer

Claire Fridkin, Writer, Third Rail fan

May 22, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Features, Student Life, Uncategorized

On a dark and stormy night in Chicago--October 1st, 1998--with the wind howling and the waves crashing onto the frigid pavement of Lake Shore Drive, one Jack Burnside Meyer Jr. made his debut in the universe. From that moment forth, the world...

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