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Top 5 BTS (Bangtansonyandan) Songs

Dayana Moreno

May 19, 2017

Bangtansonyandan, or commonly known as BTS, will attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. You are probably asking yourself, where do these beautiful boys come from? BTS was formed in 2013, under BigHit Entertainment as a boy group....

Mr. Tavolacci’s Laugh

Credo Duarte

May 16, 2017

Mr. Tavolacci has a strange method of getting his students’ attention. He is currently an AP Language and Composition and English III teacher at Whitney Young. “Mr. T is a funny, entertaining teacher who lightens up my firs...

‘Chicago Fire’ Taking Over WY???

April Gonzales, Dayana Moreno, and Vince Miller

March 9, 2017

“You guys don’t have a yacht? What kind of school is this?” said Monica Raymund, when she visited Whitney Young to film a scene for the well-known show, Chicago Fire. The cast and crew visited to film two scenes taken on the...

Physics Pioneer, Mildred Dresselhaus, Passes Away at 86

Camille Argentar

February 28, 2017

When asked to think of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), one may picture Sally Ride, the first woman in space, Marie Curie, master chemist, or maybe even one’s elementary school science teacher...

Charles Drew: Father of the Modern Blood Bank

Mia Bonds, Katie Eppley, and Alejandro Garcia

February 26, 2017

Black History Month Profile Charles Drew: Charles R. Drew was the physician who fathered the modern blood bank, pioneering the way that blood is stored making it possible to save countless lives during the Second World War....

Jimi Hendrix: Inspiration for WY Students

Myles Difilippo, Lucas Conrad, Jonathan Webb, Keegan Bowman, and Marty Pawelko

February 24, 2017

Jimi Hendrix was possibly the greatest guitar player of all time, who has absolutely no ties to Whitney Young, but he could be quite the inspiration to all Whitney Young students who are very active in the performing arts, espec...

Barack Obama: The Icon

Evan Wimberly, Isaiah Holmes, Ian Meimaris, Credo Duarte, and Alex Rodea

February 24, 2017

Barack Hussein Obama II is a politician who became the first black president of the United States of America. He has become an influential part of the the world specifically, many discriminated minorities of the United States...

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