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4 Great Cafes to Visit Throughout the Winter

Carolina Villanueva, Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under Features

Winter may not be loved by all, but one thing that can be enjoyed throughout the upcoming season is the atmosphere in cafes, which can be found all across Chicago. Here are some of the most popular. Intelligentsia Coff...

The end of the road for the Golfin’ Dolphins

Isaiah Holmes

October 18, 2017

Filed under Features, Humans of WY, Sports, Student Life

The boys Golfin’ Dolphins have reached the end of the road for the 2017-2018 season.   On Monday, October 9, 2017, the team played in the State Sectionals in Winnetka, but, unfortunately, did not advance to go down...

WY Boys’ Soccer State Preview

Evan Wimberly

October 18, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Sports

The Whitney Young Boys soccer team finished the regular season with a record of 12-5-4, with two semifinal finishes in the Pepsi Showdown and the City Playoffs. However, as Coach McCarthy calls it, “The new season is here. ...

Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Las Vegas Mass Shooting

October 3, 2017

Safety in the streets

Kennedy Higginbottom

October 2, 2017

Filed under Features

Safety in the Streets

Whitney Young students kneel during pep rally

Brandon Portillo, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Student Life

The Whitney Young pep rally is one of the best events of the year. Students dress up in school colors and everyone marvels at the amazing performances. Guys and Dolls, the Whitney Young cheerleading team, and Poms put on fantastic...

Free-Market healthcare vs Single payer

Angel Silva, Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Features, News

One of the biggest debates in America right now is of healthcare and whether or not it should be treated as a right or a commodity. With the Graham-Cassidy bill failing to pass, the verbal smackdown in Congress will continue allow...

Governor Rauner signs abortion bill

Angel Benitez, Author

September 29, 2017

Filed under Features, Government, Politics

Courtesy of Terrence Antonio James/ Chicago Tribune Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed House Bill 40, a bill that will allow women covered by Medicaid and state employee insurance to qualify for taxpayer-subsidized abortions. ...

Protesting the national anthem

LaCurtis Bunch, Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

“The Star-Spangled Banner” has been the official national anthem for the United States ever since President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order in 1916. Many people believe the song exemplifies all of the qualities that are associated with being a citizen of the United State...

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