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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 ...

Daniella Rafaeli ’17 Beacon Profile

Maggie Rivas

June 6, 2017

Filed under Features

I am here today with Daniella Rafaeli ‘17. She is a fantastic dancer, sister to her fraternal twin, Josh, and an amazing friend, too. Please enjoy this exclusive interview I was able to get with the highly coveted and popular,...

Student Profile: Quincy Hirt

Lucas Conrad

June 6, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

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...

Learn About Leo Daley

Je'Quan Sailes-Irving

June 6, 2017

Filed under Features

Leo Daley(2018) is a student at Whitney M. Young high school and resides in the Uptown community. He states, "The best part about attending Whitney Young is the diversity, the people, and the freedom he is given." However, he s...

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...

Senior Spotlight: Jadah Keith

Jadah Keith

June 6, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Student Life

Jadah Keith is a senior at Whitney M Young Magnet High School who is consistently referred to as “Jah-dah” or “Ja-duh” by her principal and later by her colleagues. She has often thought that it might be better to add ...

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...

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...

Student Profile: Limariz Rebolledo

Alex Rodea, Legend

June 5, 2017

Filed under Features

Ever wonder who will be saving your life in a dire situation? Look no further. Limariz Rebolledo is a senior at Whitney Young. She resides in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the North-West side of Chicago. She has lived in th...

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team

Maggie Rivas

May 30, 2017

Filed under Features, Sports

For as long as most Whitney Young students can remember, football and basketball have been the powerhouse sports that dominate Whitney Young athletics. Despite this fact, boys varsity lacrosse has managed to take Whitney Young...

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