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Beyoncé to donate proceeds from new remix of “Mi Gente” to Puerto Rico, Mexico

Eric Catania

September 29, 2017

As all of us have heard, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other islands are struggling to handle the damage from recent hurricanes. I'm sure we've all also heard of Donald Trump struggling to help these countries and places in need. S...

Can we separate performers/celebrities’ talents from their personal actions?

Moriah Johnson

September 20, 2017

We have all had that gut wrenching feeling of witnessing a celebrity that we like do something that opposes our personal morals. Whether that be committing a crime, spewing something negative and inappropriate, or supporting somet...

Bow Down… Beyonce: Satire Edition

Maggie Rivas, Mia Bonds, Katie Eppley, Alejandro Garcia

June 6, 2017

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 ...

Economics Club

Alex Rodea, Economics Expert

June 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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