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Are Nicki Minaj and Nas Dating?

Destiny Mallory, Editor

September 19, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, Uncategorized

Rumors have been stirring that famous rappers Nas and Nicki Minaj are in a relationship after Nas’s 44th birthday party on Tuesday night. He was seen giving her affectionate embraces throughout the night, and they were a litt...

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September 19, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Why AP Tests Will Forever Be the Bane of Students’ Existences

Shayla Isada

June 9, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Student Life

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve done it again. We’ve survived another year of AP testing. Possibly one of the most stressful things during the school year, right up there with finals and having to get on your teach...

“I AM T-PAIN” App Review

Je'Quan Sailes-Irving

June 6, 2017

Filed under Audio, Entertainment

Have you ever heard T-Pain’s voice and just think, “wow, what an amazing voice.” And yearn to have a voice similar to his. Well, I have a solution to offer; it’s cheaper and more attainable than you may think. The “I Am...

Dance Marathon does it AGAIN!

Imani Arnett

June 5, 2017

Filed under Clubs, Entertainment, Health, Humans of WY

Little did you know, momentous things are taking over Ms. McEvoy’s yoga room on Thursday’s after school. A group of selfless students have dedicated themselves to raising money for a cause like no other. After attending L...

WY Alumni Soar: The UpNext

Imani Arnett

June 5, 2017

Filed under Audio, Entertainment, News, Social Networking

          How many of you are interested in bumping some new beats while basking under Chicago’s summer sun? How about while you have one hand on your steering wheel and the other gripping your favorite cold beverage?...

Club Highlight: Boys Soccer

Credo Duarte, Luminary

June 5, 2017

Filed under Clubs, Entertainment, Features, Sports, Student Life

The Whitney Young Boys Soccer team is a supportive and exciting community for soccer fanatics. There are three levels in the program: FroshSoph, JV, and Varsity. Whether you’ve been playing soccer for 10 years or you are just ba...

Top 5 Songs in Logic’s New Album “Everybody”

Alex Rodea, Musical Genius

June 5, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinions

On May 5th, 2017 Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known as Logic, released his album “Everybody.” Logic has produced 7 projects in 7 years, making him one of the most consistent artists to date. Being born to a white mother and an A...

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...

Reading, You Should Try It!

Je'Quan Sailes-Irving

May 30, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

     Before there were phones, game consoles, or even board games,  there was reading, a fundamental leisure activity all of our predecessors engaged in and practiced. From the individual scriptures written in the Bible, philosoph...

Urban Outfitters App Review

Cameron Cox

May 30, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

Urban Outfitters is one of this generation’s trendiest stores. It may not be the most cost efficient place but it is definitely the place to go when looking for attire that’ll make you stand out. This store carries brands ...

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